Author: Ted Baker

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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal News

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason updates us on the latest involving the City Council (podcast)

In this episode, I talk with Chuck about money under the American Rescue plan for: $50,000 of funding for the Tubman Bicentennial Celebration of 2022; $50,000 of funding for a multi-media marketing…

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Posted in Education News

INSIDE THE FLX: Morgan Kowalski discusses the Athena A.C.E. Scholarship program (podcast)

In this episode, I talk with Athena A.C.E. President Morgan Kowalski about the Athena A.C.E. scholarship, awarded each year to a woman in Seneca, Yates or eastern Ontario County whose education was…

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Posted in Education News Walworth Wayne County

Walworth seven year old’s generosity attracts Aldi attention, goes viral

A seven year old Walworth boy’s generosity has gone viral. Logan Schmitt wanted to raise money for his school’s food pantry. With the help of his Mom, Abbie, he raised $115. When…

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Posted in Cayuga County Municipal News Police Beat

US Justice Department grant will pay partial cost of Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department body cams

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department has received a grant from the same US Justice Department program as the Auburn Police Department to acquire body-worn cameras for Deputies. Sheriff Brian Schenck is fully…

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Yates County to undertake three major projects in 2022 with incurring new debt
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Posted in Municipal News Yates County

Yates County to undertake three major projects in 2022 without incurring new debt

Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn enters 2022 on an optimistic note. She says the county’s strong fiscal position will allow it to undertake three major projects this year. The first is a…

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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal News

INSIDE THE FLX: Our weekly conversation with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason (podcast)

In this episode, we discuss Police Chief James Slayton’s update on the quick arrest of two people in connection with this week’s robbery of a KeyBank branch in Auburn, a $150,000 state…

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Posted in Business Geneva News Ontario County

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva restaurant owner talks about polystyrene ban, getting through the pandemic, and trying new things (podcast)

In this episode, I talk with the proprietor of the popular downtown Geneva eatery about coping during the early days of the pandemic, not being afraid to try new things, keeping staff…

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Posted in Cayuga County News Police Beat

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Schenck talks re-election in Cayuga County, impact of bail reform, and impact of COVID-19 on jail population (podcast)

In this edition, Ted Baker talks with the Sheriff about running for re-election, bail reform, attitudes toward law enforcement, the impact of COVID-19 on the jail population and his staff and more….

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Cayuga County Sheriff says bail reform hurts many of those it’s designed to help
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Posted in Cayuga County New York State News Police Beat Politics

Cayuga County Sheriff says bail reform hurts many of those it’s designed to help

While the political debate over bail reform rages through Albany, Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says some of the people hurt the most by the policy are the repeat offenders themselves. He…

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Posted in Municipal News Penn Yan Yates County

Security discussion front and center again at Yates County Legislature meeting

The Yates County Legislature voted this week to allow Sheriff Ron Spike to assign a security officer to the county office building. Legislator Carlie Chilson voted against the measure, saying it would…

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Posted in Municipal News Yates County

INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn (podcast)

In this episode, I talk with the Yates County Administrator about the compromise that led to passage of a weapons ban in county buildings with a concealed carry exception, the election of…

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Posted in Canandaigua News Ontario County Police Beat

Ontario County Jail inmate arrested for alleged attack on corrections officer

On 01/08/21 41 year old Ontario County Jail inmate April Patterson was arrested after she struck a corrections officer at the jail. The corrections officer and the defendant were both treated and…

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Posted in Business Environment Geneva Municipal News Ontario County

Geneva City Council creates micro-hauler license to allow Closed Loop Systems to collect food waste

The Geneva City Council has voted 7-1 to create a micro-hauler license under the city’s solid waste code. The Finger Lakes Times reports the new license will allow Closed Loop Systems to…

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Posted in News Police Beat

Waterloo woman charged with driving under the influence of drugs

On Friday, January 7th, 2022, the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Stephanie F. Kuti, age 34, of Waterloo, New York following an investigation into a traffic complaint. Police located the…

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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal New York State News

Auburn residents who received COVID-related property tax exemptions last year will get them automatically this year

The Auburn City Council is helping residents cut through some red tape. At last week’s meeting, the Council voted to grant anyone who received a COVID-related property tax exemption last year to…

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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal News

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason discusses the first regular City Council meeting of 2022 (podcast)

In my weekly visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, we discuss the first regular City Council meeting of the new year. The Council approved some board appointments, set a schedule for…

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