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Riesling day comes to the Linden Wine Series (video)

Riesling day comes to the Linden Wine Series (video)
If you're looking for a fun social event to attend this summer, and you like wine, look no further than the Linden Wine Series in downtown Geneva. The Linden Wine Series takes place on one ... more
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EXCLUSIVE: The Wayne County Fair is back with new and traditional events

EXCLUSIVE: The Wayne County Fair is back with new and traditional events
The Wayne County Fair kicked off Monday. Community members from across the county came together to celebrate the week-long tradition. This year marks the 165th anniversary of the Wayne County Fair, which began in 1856. New ... more
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Inflation: Local food pantries are overwhelmed as more families struggle to afford groceries (video)

Inflation: Local food pantries are overwhelmed as more families struggle to afford groceries (video)
The U.S. economy has been hit hard by inflation. Families in New York are struggling to pay for food, and local food pantries are feeling the pressure. COVID and supply chain disruptions kickstarted inflationary pressures ... more
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Four towns and a village join forces to upgrade their wastewater treatment facilities (video)

Four towns and a village join forces to upgrade their wastewater treatment facilities (video)
The towns of Marion, Macedon, Walworth and Palmyra, as well as the village of Palmyra, are all hoping to build a new wastewater treatment plant in Wayne County. The Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority ... more
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“Farming in upstate NY is already very complicated:” Concerns abound over lowering farm worker overtime threshold

"Farming in upstate NY is already very complicated:" Concerns abound over lowering farm worker overtime threshold
It's been three years since the Farm Workers Law was signed into law by former Governor Andrew Cuomo. Fast forward to the present day, and the state is looking to change overtime rules concerning farm ... more
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The Great NYS Fair prepares for August event with 15 new vendors (video)

The Great NYS Fair prepares for August event with 15 new vendors (video)
The Great New York State Fair is gearing up for its annual end-of-summer celebration. After two years of change from the pandemic, organizers are ready to bring back the full fair. They've recently added 15 ... more
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Unregulated short-term rental properties: What’s being done in our region?

Unregulated short-term rental properties: What's being done in our region?
Short-term rental properties are all the rage as more people are buying houses as investments and renting them out as vacation homes on apps like Airbnb and VRBO. The Finger Lakes area brings lots of ... more
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Central NY artists to earn income through new initiative (video)

Central NY artists to earn income through new initiative (video)
Every artist has a different journey. Some have opportunities early on, but most artist take a longer route to success. For that reason, Creatives Rebuild New York recently launched a $135 million initiative to provide ... more
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What’s included in New York’s controversial new gun law?

Fierce opposition may rise from Governor Hochul’s new gun legislation in wake of SCOTUS ruling
New York just passed new gun legislation in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the state's concealed carry law. FingerLakes1.com's Megan Hatch spoke to two different lawyers to understand the new law and ... more
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Slithering through the FLX: Experts say you shouldn’t fear this ‘laid back’ snake species (video)

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If you have ever been hiking on a trail in the Finger Lakes, there's a possibility you might have run into one of the most common snake species in New York: The timber rattlesnake. "They ... more
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Will New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill encourage black market pet sales? (video)

New York's Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill is on Governor Kathy Hochul's desk to be signed. It would ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. Petland in Cicero is one business at ... more
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Aquatic invasive species threaten the Finger Lakes ecosystem: “We’ve got to stop the spread”

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Finger Lakes ecosystem
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article listed Hydrilla as the most populous AIS in the Finger Lakes. In actuality, it's a more rare invasive species, but a high priority for eradication in the ... more
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Cornell graduate student invents CO2 filter that could help combat climate change (video)

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Mary Zick is pursuing her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Cornell University. She recently created a carbon dioxide filter that might be one solution to climate change in the future. In a collaboration with Dr. Phillip ... more
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Alyssa’s Law: How will New York schools implement panic buttons? (video)

Gov. Hochul signs Alyssa’s Law: How do NYS schools implement panic buttons?
As the school safety movement spreads across the nation, New York State is taking steps to install panic buttons in schools. Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed Alyssa's Law, which will require all NYS schools to ... more
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Tompkins County: Unarmed officer pilot program aims to improve police-community ties (video)

Tompkins County Unarmed Pilot Program aims to provide community safety and trust (Video)
Public safety in the city of Ithaca and Tompkins County might improve in the next year through the Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative. The collaborative has been developing multiple programs, including its most recent one, the ... more
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First case of monkeypox outside New York City reported by NYS Health Department

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The first case of monkeypox outside of New York City has been reported by the state Health Department on Wednesday, June 8. The DOH announced the first case outside the city was detected in Sullivan ... more
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Test-out option for unvaccinated NYS employees suspended

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The option for New York State employees to test out of the testing requirement was suspended Tuesday. There are now more options for COVID-19 testing than ever before, therefore, employers are encouraging their employees to ... more
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Who will be the next Wayne County judge? GOP primary held Tuesday

Who will be the next Wayne County judge? GOP primary held today
Wayne County voters turned out today for the Republican primary election for the next county judge. Republicans from all over Wayne cast their vote on Tuesday, June 28 for either Michele Villani, principal court attorney ... more
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What next for Geneva’s Trinity Episcopal Church? (video)

What next for Geneva's Trinity Episcopal Church? (video)
After long negotiations and meetings, the Trinity Episcopal Church was officially sold to McGroarty Investments in early June. Real estate developer Mark McGroarty now owns the church and two adjacent buildings. According to the project ... more
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