Author: Hayley Jones

Geneva-based reporter telling stories around the Finger Lakes. Hayley joined the team in early-2022. Have a tip? Send it to [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at @FLXHayley.
New York’s employee monitoring law now in effect
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Posted in Business New York State News Syracuse Area

New York’s employee monitoring law now in effect

A new employee monitoring law went into effect in New York on Saturday requiring all private employers to notify employees if their internet, email or phone use is being monitored. FingerLakes1.com recently…

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Why U.S. consumers are hesitant to buy
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Posted in Business Environment News Rochester Area Syracuse Area

Why U.S. consumers are reluctant to buy refurbished phones

The U.S. refurbished mobile phone market lags behind compared to the UK and Europe. Consumers often assume buying brand-new is the best choice, but buying refurbished can help save you money and…

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Before you plan your college visit, read this
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Posted in Education News Seneca County Seneca Falls Tourism

Before you plan your college visit, read this

The spring semester at most colleges ends around mid-May. Between now and August, you’re going to find a lot of prospective students and their parents visiting those campuses. If you’re under the…

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National Foster Care Month: Additional foster parents
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Posted in Canandaigua Education Health News Ontario County Service/non-profit

National Foster Care Month: More foster parents needed in Ontario County

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the crucial role that child welfare services play in supporting local children and their families. It’s also a time to consider how…

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The liberal arts college experience: Is it the right fit for you?
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Posted in Education Geneva News Ontario County

The liberal arts experience: Is it the right fit for you?

Ivy-covered brick buildings. Bright-eyed youths with books in hand. Picnic blankets dotting the quad. These are common images used to represent the ‘liberal arts experience.’ While those features can be a bonus,…

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UPDATE: Organizers react to Geneva City Council’s vote not to appeal judge’s decision that invalidated Police Review Board
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Posted in Courts Geneva Municipal News Ontario County Police Beat

Organizers react to Geneva City Council’s vote not to appeal judge’s decision that invalidated Police Review Board

On Wednesday, April 20, the Geneva City Council voted 5-4 not to appeal a judge’s decision that struck down the city’s Police Review Board (PRB). This decision is much to the dismay-…

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BREAKING: Geneva City Council votes not to appeal judge’s decision to strike down on Police Review Board
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Posted in Courts Geneva Municipal News Ontario County Police Beat Politics

Geneva City Council votes not to appeal judge’s decision to strike down Police Review Board

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article stated that 118 Ward 6 residents were surveyed ahead of City Council’s April 20 vote. The actual number is 139 residents surveyed, 118 in…

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American Rescue Plan Act: How does it affect local governments?
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Posted in Municipal News Rochester Area

American Rescue Plan Act: What does it mean for local governments?

Most local governments have received their first deposit of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The second payment, set to be disbursed this spring, will round out your community’s total…

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Lost medical records impacting patients, providers in New York
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Posted in Business Health News Rochester Area Syracuse Area

Lost medical records impacting New York patients, providers

Physicians and hospitals in New York are required to maintain adult patient records for at least six years. Still, accessing those medical records can be more difficult than one might expect, especially…

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College Planning: The
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Posted in Education News Seneca County Seneca Falls

What role should parents play in the college planning process?

Parents typically have a lot of questions about the college planning process. They want to help their child navigate it successfully but often don’t know where- or when- to start. Some in…

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Three Starbucks in Ithaca vote to unionize
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Posted in Business Ithaca New York State News Politics Rochester Area Tompkins County

Three Starbucks in Ithaca vote to unionize

Three Starbucks coffee shops in Ithaca, N.Y voted to unionize on Friday, announced the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Stores at Meadow Street, College Avenue, and The Commons in Ithaca won their…

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High job turnover affects local government: What leaders need to know
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Posted in Business Municipal News Rochester Area

High turnover impacting local governments across New York

Almost 50 million Americans left their jobs in 2021. The “Great Resignation” isn’t just affecting private employers: Local governments are experiencing high turnover rates as they struggle to fill vacancies and retain…

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Mushroom company first to set up lab at Cornell AgriTech’s new
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Posted in Business Environment Farm Geneva Health News Ontario County Rochester Area

Mushroom company first to set up lab at Cornell AgriTech’s new coworking space

The average consumer may not be familiar with the benefits of mushrooms, but that could soon change. A company specializing in mushrooms is the first business to set up shop at Cornell…

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When attending your dream college means massive student loan debt
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Posted in Business Education New York State News Seneca County Seneca Falls

When attending your dream college means massive student loan debt

Does attending my dream school mean taking out substantial student loans? This is an essential question high school seniors must ask themselves ahead of ‘Decision Day,’ the colloquial term for the May…

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Yates County: Impact of New York’s proposed state budget
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Posted in Penn Yan Yates County

Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn calls for end to local sales tax diversion

The New York State Budget for the 2022-23 state fiscal year is set to be approved by Friday, April 1. Leaders across the state’s 62 counties have advocated for what they’d like…

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Moondog’s Lounge: Local music scene, groovy vibes, and Finger Lakes flare in downtown Auburn
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Posted in Art Auburn Beer, Wine & Spirits Cayuga County Entertainment Events Food Life Music Service/non-profit Stage Travel

Moondog’s Lounge: The groovy venue for Auburn’s downtown music scene

Moondog’s Lounge in Auburn celebrates seven years in business this July. Since the downtown music venue opened in 2015, owner Lynn Varley has been committed to serving up the best local beers,…

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