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OUT OF BOUNDS: Scottie Scheffler wins 4th of 2024 + Nelly Korda dominates at LPGA major (podcast)

OUT OF BOUNDS: Scottie Scheffler wins 4th of 2024 + Nelly Korda dominates at LPGA major (podcast)
Can anyone stop Scottie Scheffler? Coming off his second Masters victory in a span of three years many expected a lull. He’s expecting his first child in a matter of days, had little time to ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Rare visitor to the Montezuma Audubon Center (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: Annual benefit, species spotlight, and late-spring opportunities at Montezuma Audubon Center (podcast)
What's happening at the Montezuma Audubon Center this month? On episode #489 of Inside the FLX we're talking with Center Director Chris Lajewski. The spring migration is continuing, so we're getting the latest update on ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Schenck talks officers killed in Syracuse, eclipse traffic assessment, and upcoming campaign on slow-moving vehicles (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Schenck talks officers killed in Syracuse, eclipse traffic assessment, and upcoming campaign on slow-moving vehicles (podcast)
On episode #488 of Inside the FLX we're joined by Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck who discusses the recent death of two police officers in Onondaga County over the weekend. He spoke about the grief ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Is there a mental health crisis in the Finger Lakes? (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Is there a mental health crisis in the Finger Lakes? (podcast)
How serious is the mental health crisis here in the Finger Lakes? The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year; and the U.S. has seen its ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Housing leaders talk upcoming event and housing crisis (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Housing leaders talk upcoming event and housing crisis (podcast)
Coming up in just a few day the Seneca Housing Coalition will partner with dozens of agencies across the county and region for the third edition of its annual Housing Fair. The event, held during ... more
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Canandaigua’s strategic plan: Housing, poverty, and stormwater management ID’d as biggest issues for city (video)

Canandaigua's strategic plan: Housing, poverty, and stormwater management ID'd as biggest issues for city (video)
Strategic planning is essential for any community. The City of Canandaigua is viewed as one of the most-vibrant communities in the Finger Lakes. But, officials there say they have issues that need resolving. Among them ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua mayor talks strategic plan for 2024 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua mayor talks strategic plan for 2024 (podcast)
What are the biggest issues facing the City of Canandaigua as Council looks ahead to forging a new path for residents? The City's draft strategic plan for 2024 outlines the most-crucial items - including housing, ... more
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EXCLUSIVE: Valentino says search for Geneva’s next police chief will be expedited, led by city manager

In Rambling Divided Work Session The Geneva City Council Leans Towards  Joint Policy Accountability Board-Geneva Police Department Investigations
The City of Geneva is looking for a new police chief. According to a press release from the city, as of March 29, Matthew Colton, who had been on leave for most of 2024 while ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Mayor talks police chief resignation, short-term rentals, and 5&20 construction (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Mayor talks police chief resignation, short-term rentals, and 5&20 construction (podcast)
On this episode of Inside the FLX we're joined by Geneva Mayor Steve Valentino to discuss the last month's action. We kicked off with the breaking news about Chief Matthew Colton's resignation, and get the ... more
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Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy

Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy
The Finger Lakes region is known for its picturesque landscapes and tourism, but a silent crisis is unfolding. A recent report by Common Ground Health, supported by data from the New York State Department of ... more
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Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend

Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend
Due to last weekend's unfavorable weather leading to the cancellation of numerous cookie booths, the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council has announced an extension of the cookie sale season through April 21. Initially set ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing workforce development efforts in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing workforce development efforts in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
What's being done to address the workforce shortage in the Finger Lakes? Unemployment rates are historically low. Most counties in the region reporting 3.5-4.25% jobless rates. That means employers are competing for a smaller pool ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: How is Cayuga Co. preparing for the solar eclipse? (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: How is Cayuga Co. preparing for the solar eclipse? (podcast)
How is the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse in less than two weeks? In our monthly chat with Sheriff Brian Schenck, we dive into the work his team is taking ... more
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Geneva City Council debates work sessions vs. sub-committees: What’s the best way to govern?

Geneva City Council will interview Ward 6 candidates on Tuesday
What's the most-effective way to legislate at the city-level? That question is central in a debate around streamlining the process for adding items to Geneva City Council agendas. Mayor Steve Valentino said he'd like to ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Mayor Palumbo talks red light cameras, city housing, and AIM funding (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Mayor Palumbo talks red light cameras, city housing, and AIM funding (podcast)
Today on Inside the FLX we’re talking with Canandaigua Mayor Bob Palumbo after their March 7, 2024 meeting. While a resolution to move forward with a red light camera proposal won headlines — Mayor Palumbo ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Mayor Valentino talks paddlecraft pilot, reassessments, and changeover in city clerk’s office (podcast)

Winners and losers in new Geneva city budget
On Wednesday Geneva City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting for the month of March. And as part of our continued series connecting residents to local, elected leaders - Mayor Steve Valentino joined us via ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Mayor Giannettino talks homeless shelter, state funding, and protecting Owasco Lake (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Mayor Giannettino talks homeless shelter, state funding, and protecting Owasco Lake (podcast)
On Episode #477 of Inside the FLX we get an update from Auburn Mayor Jimmy Giannettino on the first two months of his administration. He's taking part in a new series where we talk monthly ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing proposed Geneva ReUse Center (podcast)

Public meeting set to talk proposed Geneva ReUse Center: How would it work?
Geneva is set to discuss the creation of a ReUse Center aimed at reducing landfill waste during a public meeting on February 26 at the Geneva Community Center. The initiative, a collaboration between the City ... more
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‘DEVASTATING’: Massive state aid reductions force districts to weigh program cuts, bigger classes, and possible mergers 

School Hallways
Hammondsport Superintendent Kyle Bower says under normal circumstances — if state education aid were going to be reduced — district leaders across New York would’ve found out in October or November. That time would’ve allowed ... more
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