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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on the budget, baseball and tennis in Auburn and more (podcast)
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on the budget, baseball and tennis in Auburn and more (podcast)

In this episode, it’s our weekly visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason. A public hearing on the City Manager’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 City Budget was held. Mayor Quill…

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INSIDE THE FLX: HEALing Community Study tackes opioid abuse in Auburn and Cayuga County (podcast)
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INSIDE THE FLX: HEALing Community Study tackes opioid abuse in Auburn and Cayuga County (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Monika Salvage, Project Director for the HEALing Communities Study. HEALing Communities is a project that’s been in existence in Cayuga County for a little over two…

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Yates County getting 0,000 in opioid lawsuit settlement money
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Posted in Courts Health New York State News Yates County

Yates County getting $150,000 in opioid lawsuit settlement money

Yates County is getting another $150,000 in opioid lawsuit settlement money. Related: Millions coming to counties in the Finger Lakes through opioid settlement The state sued Johnson & Johnson and other drug…

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Cayuga County expanding mobile mental health crisis services
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Cayuga County expanding mobile mental health crisis services

Cayuga County is taking steps to expand mental health crisis services. The county legislature has approved the use of federal funds, and the county will contribute $80,000 for a daytime mobile crisis…

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Yates County reaches agreement with Cayuga County for use of tower site
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Posted in Cayuga County Municipal News Ovid Seneca County Yates County

Yates County reaches agreement with Cayuga County for use of tower site

Yates County has reached an agreement with Cayuga County to use a communications tower as part of Yates County’s $5 million expansion of emergency communications. Tower will provide coverage in eastern Yates…

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Yates County offers workers free CDL training to boost hiring, retention
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Yates County offers workers free CDL training to boost hiring, retention

A new perk for Yates County workers. The county legislature passed a measure at its last meeting under which the county will pay the cost for its workers to take classes to…

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Town of Geneva residents will see additional solar power savings
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Town of Geneva residents will see additional solar power savings

Town of Geneva residents have a new option for savings on their electric bills. The town has signed a contract with Delaware River Solar to provide solar power under the town’s Community…

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Lucky break leads to faster fiber availability for Yates County broadband project
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Posted in Municipal New York State News Yates County

Lucky break leads to faster fiber availability for Yates County broadband project

Yates County has reached a major milestone in its county-wide high-speed internet rollout. County gets a big break on fiber availability The county has reached an agreement to purchase the fiber for…

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Cayuga Sheriff: Convicted murderer should never be allowed to go free
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Cayuga Sheriff: Convicted murderer should never be allowed to go free

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck is unhappy with the scheduled release of an 88-year-old man serving time for murder. James R. Moore has served 59 years for 1962 murder The Citizen reports…

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Auburn gives sendoff for Operation Enduring Gratitude bus trip to Washington
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Auburn gives sendoff for Operation Enduring Gratitude bus trip to Washington

About 75 veterans left Auburn on a bus for Washington, DC Friday as part of Operation Enduring Gratitude, including the first woman veteran from Cayuga County to make the trip. 91-year-old Anne…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck on Mental Health Awareness Month, an increase in drunk driving and more (podcast)
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INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck on Mental Health Awareness Month, an increase in drunk driving and more (podcast)

In this episode, the Sheriff and I discuss Mental Health Awareness Month and the training his deputies receive in de-escalating mental health situations through the department’s mobile crisis team. Mental Health and…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on Operation Enduring Freedom, EMS and Police Weeks and Healing Communities (podcast)
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on Operation Enduring Gratitude, EMS and Police Weeks and Healing Communities (podcast)

In this episode, it’s our Friday morning visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason. Operation Enduring Gratitude left from City Hall this morning. The program is a service project of Knights of…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Don’t be a D student teaches Seneca County kids to make good decisions (podcast)
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INSIDE THE FLX: Don’t be a D Student teaches Seneca County kids to make good decisions (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Sarah Smolinksi with the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition and Lauren Zimmerman-Meade from Students Against Destructive Decisions. Making better decisions Don’t be a D student is…

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Yates County cuts gas tax to two dollars per gallon level, effective June 1
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Posted in Business Municipal New York State News Yates County

Yates County cuts gas tax to two dollars per gallon level, effective June 1

While gas prices remain at historic highs, they’ll be coming down on June 1. Related: Wayne County cuts gas tax, effective June 1 How much will Yates County drivers save? That’s when…

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Don’t be a D Student teaches Seneca County kids to make better decisions
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Don’t be a D Student teaches Seneca County kids to make better decisions

A week-long educational effort in Seneca County schools centered around the 4 D’s of impaired driving wraps up today. “Don’t be a D Student” is centered around the four Ds of impaired…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn on redistricting, the county-wide broadband rollout, a gas tax cut and more (podcast)
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INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn on redistricting, the county-wide broadband rollout, a gas tax cut and more (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn. We discussed the latest redistricting plan, which involves staying with 14 legislative districts and moving fewer residents into new districts than…

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