CNY contractor who swindled $100,000 can only work in future under judge’s watchful eye

Kirkville, NY — A Central New York contractor who pocketed down payments, left major projects unfinished, bounced checks and eventually filed for bankruptcy has promised to pay eight of his victims back.

But for Daniel Mace, of Kirkville, to keep doing home improvements, he’ll need to abide by the letter of state law — and a judge will be keeping watch.

Mace pleaded guilty to two felonies in Madison County for swindling victims of cash by disappearing before work was completed. In one case, he promised to build a $55,000 garage, but never did any work, state police said.

His victims included residents of Madison, Lewis, Jefferson and Onondaga counties.

RELATED: CNY contractor accused of taking close to $100K from at least 6 customers in 4 counties

Mace will face five years on criminal probation, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. But the AG took it another step, going

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Buyers Eye Boutique Office For Sale In City-fringe Growth Zone


A boutique office in a
high-profile mixed-use building in one of Auckland’s most
sought after city fringe locations has been placed on the
market for sale.

The office unit at 258B Parnell Road
occupies a prominent corner site in the heart of Parnell’s
commercial town centre, a location targeted by Auckland
Council for future growth. The ground-floor unit is part of
a character six-storey building at the corner of Parnell
Road and Scarborough Lane.

The Parnell Road office
premises are now being marketed for sale with vacant
possession, by way of a tender closing on 1 December (if not
sold prior), through Bayleys Auckland Central.

Senior
Commercial Brokers Phil Haydock and James Were said the
property consists of a commercial unit with an approximate
floor area of 86 square metres with Stratum in Freehold
title. The property includes two on-site car

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UK house prices dip as sellers eye end of tax break – Rightmove

LONDON (Reuters) – Asking prices for British houses edged down in November as sellers sought to offload their properties ahead of the expiry in March of a tax break, according to a survey published on Monday by property website Rightmove.

FILE PHOTO: Rows of houses are seen in High Wycombe, Britain, February 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Prices fell by 0.5% in November from October when they jumped by the most in more than four years, Rightmove said.

“Given the ongoing mini-boom, prices might have been expected to rise again this month,” Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s director of property data, said.

“But instead we have a slight dip which could be a result of some new sellers pricing more realistically to have a better chance of agreeing a sale in time to benefit from the stamp duty savings on their onward purchase.”

In July, finance minister Rishi Sunak suspended purchase taxes for

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Casting a Critical Eye, From the Slaughterhouse to the White House

This article is part of our latest Fine Arts & Exhibits special report, which focuses on how art endures and inspires, even in the darkest of times.

Months before the 2016 presidential election, Sue Coe used her printmaking tools to create “It Can Happen Here,” a linocut caricature of Donald J. Trump as a howling tornado tearing the United States Constitution in two. “I watched Brexit,” said the 69-year-old artist, who was born in Britain and who has been based in New York for almost 50 years. “I knew he was going to get elected.”

Ms. Coe has been prescient about a lot of things in her searing social-political art. Her work can feel like a punch in the face or a call to action — or both.

“Sue Coe: It Can Happen Here,” a four-decade retrospective on view at Galerie St. Etienne in New York through Dec. 30,

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NAI THOR Launches With Eye on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Two former executives with NAI KLNB have launched NAI THOR Commercial Group, a full-service brokerage firm serving Florida’s Gulf Coast. The firm’s principals are Brad Berzins, a 20-year industrial and investment sales broker who was formerly with NAI KLNB in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C.-Northern Virginia markets, and Andy Georgelakos, a former president of NAI KLNB. Their office will target Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers and Naples, among other markets. 

NAI THOR Commercial Group is the 12th NAI affiliate in Florida joining other major market offices in Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale. There are other offices currently opening in Tampa and Fort Myers, with Sarasoa and Naples coming online shortly.

NAI THOR Commercial Group has formed a strategic alliance with NAI Miami, led by Jeremy Larkin, allowing the firms to connect and serve Florida’s two largest markets in Tampa and Miami consisting of approximately 10 million people, along with the secondary

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