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It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls (photo gallery)

It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls (photos)
Gallery from a rainy, snowy day in Seneca Falls Despite the rain turnout was strong for the It's A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls. As the rain fell, festival goers of all ages crowded ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Debating criminal justice reform, land sale in Geneva, and tax breaks for schools (podcast)

WATCH LIVE NOW: Debating the state of Upstate economy, ending the pledge, and more (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast it was a packed studio. Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine, Ted Baker, and Gabriel Pietrorazio debate the latest headlines and stories impacting the Finger Lakes as 2019 draws to a ... more
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Seneca White Deer, Inc. forced to shut down tour operation at depot

Martin says tours on former Seneca Army Depot likely again in the future, under new management
"In what could be viewed as a blow for tourism in the Finger Lakes region, the Board of Directors of Seneca White Deer, Inc. reluctantly voted last week to end the White Deer Tour program ... more
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Newark CSD getting a new playground at Perkins

Newark CSD getting a new playground at Perkins
Officials announced the start of a complete renovation and rebuild of the playground at the Perkins School in Newark. The project is the result of the Newark Central School District receiving state approval, and lower-than-expected ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing health outcomes through Swing Bed Program at Finger Lakes Health (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing health outcomes through Swing Bed Program at Finger Lakes Health (podcast)
This week on Inside the FLX Maureen Loyal and Katie DeMitry sit down to discuss the Swing Bed Program at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan. The program built by Finger Lakes Health is ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Salvation Army begins tradition of bell ringing to help fund 2020 projects (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Salvation Army begins tradition of bell ringing to help fund 2020 projects (podcast)
It's the holiday season, and that means the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign is underway. Bell ringers have been out in force over the last two weeks gearing up for the holiday rush, which begins ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Mike Cutillo talks new book about life, experiences (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Mike Cutillo talks new book about life, experiences (podcast)
Writing a book is no easy task. It takes time, organization, and the right mindset. When people think of authors - they likely imagine the kind that works for months, possibly years, on that single-project ... more
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Inside the search for Geneva’s next superintendent of schools

Inside the search for Geneva's next superintendent of schools
Board of Education President Dr. José Canario says the community will have an opportunity to engage officials, and that the process has gone well so far. He says finding a person who aligns with the ... more
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Supervisor will introduce resolution to strip SFPD leadership of titles at December meeting

Public hearing scheduled in Seneca Falls to drop full-time lawyer position
Outgoing Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro dropped a bombshell resolution on Town Board members and the press on Thursday, which is intended to strip leadership of the Seneca Falls Police Department of their rank ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Giving the community hope through education (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Giving the community hope through education (podcast)
This week on Episode #199 of Inside the FLX: A discussion with Doreen Teed, of the Family Hope Center located in Geneva, New York. The Center gives hope to families by providing pregnancy and parenting ... more
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UPDATE: Geneva pair arrested on felony charges as investigation into overdoses moves forward

Police investigating 7 non-fatal overdoses reported in matter of hours in Geneva, Canandaigua
Pair of arrests made as investigation into overdoses continues - Staff Report In an update on Wednesday Chief Michael Passalacqua provided an update from the Geneva Police Department on the active investigation into a rash ... more
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Officials, law enforcement review bomb threat evacuation at South Seneca HS

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'An Unfortunate Reality' - By Josh Durso South Seneca Central School District Superintendent Steve Zielinski has provided additional insight about the response to Wednesday's bomb threat, which prompted a full-campus evacuation in Ovid. The evacuation ... more
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Officials blast ‘misguided’ criminal justice reforms coming Jan. 1, 2020

Battle over criminal justice reform continues as start date nears for big changes
'Extreme, Disgusting, And Disturbing': Officials Use Strong Language As Criminal Justice Reforms Loom - By Josh Durso Officials gathered in Canandaigua to publicly push back against criminal justice reforms set to take hold on January ... more
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Attorney for Sheppard says they were never notified of court date

Attorney for Sheppard says they were never notified of court date
Arrest Warrant Lifted As New Court Date Approaches - By Josh Durso Rochester-based Attorney James Doyle, who is representing former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard told the Finger Lakes Times that neither he, nor his ... more
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Seneca Falls launches new Downtown Revitalization website to help guide residents through FAQs, grant process

Here are the projects up for consideration as Seneca Falls’ moves forward in DRI process
More Than A Resource For Seneca Falls - By Josh Durso Officials say that creating a website will help keep residents informed as the Town of Seneca Falls moves forward through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative ... more
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Newark, NR-Wolcott, Clyde-Savannah schools win transformative $3.75M grant

Newark, NR-Wolcott, Clyde-Savannah schools win transformative $3.75M grant
Money Will Have Big Impact On Students - By Josh Durso This one could make a big difference. The Newark Central School District won a $3.75 million, five-year School Climate and Transformation Grant, which it ... more
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BOCES leader chosen to lead search effort for Geneva’s next superintendent

BOCES leader chosen to lead search effort for Geneva's next superintendent
Geneva Begins Search for Newton Successor - By Josh Durso The Geneva City School District is moving forward with their efforts to find their next superintendent. At a meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Education ... more
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Brights lights, lighter leaves (photo)

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The leaves are down, and the snow is coming. Election Day 2019. Photo by Josh Durso ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Kristin Bauer-Gross on modeling, being an entrepreneur, and more (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Kristin Bauer-Gross on modeling, being an entrepreneur, and more (podcast)
What's life like for a model in Upstate New York? The short answer: Not much like what people see on television, or in the fashion industry. The complex answer, as Kristin Bauer-Gross explained in this ... more
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Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued

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Last month Former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds was indicted a number of felony charges after an investigation into her employment with the County. At the same time, Former County Manager John Sheppard was ... more
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Newark looks forward optimistically after Seneca Falls named $10M winner

Newark looks ahead after Seneca Falls named 2019 DRI winner
While residents, officials, and stakeholders in Seneca Falls were celebrating the prospect of a $10 million victory through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative — another community in the running was already looking ahead optimistically. The Village ... more
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