Author: Ted Baker

A 40 year veteran of the local radio and news business. He joined the team in 2021 and now leads local news at FingerLakes1.com. Email news tips to [email protected] Follow Ted on Twitter @FlxTed
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on Operation Enduring Freedom, EMS and Police Weeks and Healing Communities (podcast)
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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal New York State News

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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Posted in Education New York State News Police Beat Seneca County Service/non-profit

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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Posted in Education New York State News Seneca County Service/non-profit

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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Posted in Cayuga County Elections Municipal New York State News Yates County

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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INSIDE THE FLX: Hobart and William Smith collects left behind items from students and donates them to community organizations (podcast)
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Posted in Education Geneva News Ontario County Service/non-profit

INSIDE THE FLX: Hobart and William Smith collects left behind items from students and donates them to community organizations (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Katie Flowers and Peter Budmen from the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva about the Community Donation…

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Pandemic authorization to conduct Zoom meetings ending, governments must pass local laws to continue
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Posted in Geneva Municipal New York State News Ontario County Yates County

Pandemic authorization to conduct Zoom meetings ending, governments must pass local laws to continue

The emergency authorization allowing government meetings to be held partially or completely using teleconferencing technology, such as Zoom, is coming to an end at the end of June. Local laws required to…

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HWS Community Donation collects left-behind student items, donates them to community organizations
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Posted in Education Geneva News Ontario County Service/non-profit

HWS Community Donation collects left-behind student items, donates them to community organizations

Moving day is coming soon for almost 2,000 students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. Barn Sale evolves into Community Donation program When those students return home for the summer,…

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Auburn City Council authorizes improvements to State St. Public Plaza
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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal News

Auburn City Council authorizes improvements to State St. Public Plaza

More improvements are coming to the State St. Public Plaza in Auburn. Plaza will receive new paving, sidewalks, and pavers Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason says the project has come in under…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Ovid food pantry monthly food distribution at South Seneca High School (podcast)
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Posted in News Ovid Seneca County Service/non-profit

INSIDE THE FLX: Ovid food pantry monthly food distribution at South Seneca High School (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Pastor Rob Mellgard from the Ovid Federated Church. The Church has a combined United Methodist and half Presbyterian congregation. The church’s monthly food distribution ran into…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti on ag commerce, water plant cybersecurity and solar power savings (podcast)
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Posted in Business Environment Farm Geneva Municipal News Ontario County

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti on ag commerce, water plant cybersecurity and solar power savings (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti. A public hearing has been set for May 26 on a proposal to clarify the town’s zoning law concerning ag commerce….

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THE PINTCAST: A look inside the bottle at Waterloo Container (podcast)
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Posted in Beer, Wine & Spirits Life

THE PINTCAST: A look inside the bottle at Waterloo Container (podcast)

In this episode, instead of talking about craft beverages, we take a look at the bottles they come in with CFO Dick Beauchine and CEO Rich Swinehart at Waterloo Container. Norm and…

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Renovation work underway at AME Zion Church in Auburn
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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal News Tourism

Renovation work underway at AME Zion Church in Auburn

Renovation work is underway at the historic church Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman attended when she lived in Auburn. Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason says Ahna Wilson, the Superintendent of the Harriet…

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Debate over agricultural commerce “brewing” in the town of Geneva
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Posted in Business Geneva Municipal News Ontario County Wine/beer/beverage

Debate over agricultural commerce “brewing” in the town of Geneva

Some brewery and winery owners in the town of Geneva are worried about potentially losing the revenue from hosting events and festivals at their properties. On Tuesday, the Geneva Town Board is…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Derek and Stacey Edinger make Belgian-style beer in a former sheep barn (podcast)
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Posted in Beer, Wine & Spirits Business Events Food Life Municipal News

THE PINTCAST: Derek and Stacey Edinger make Belgian-style beer in a former sheep barn (podcast)

In this episode, I talked with Derek and Stacy about Derek’s transition from a popular homebrewer to a microbrewery owner. They told us the story of how they traveled to the great…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on road and bridge improvement and City Council proclamations (podcast)
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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal News

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on road and bridge improvement and City Council proclamations (podcast)

The Auburn City Council met at Memorial City Hall on Thursday, May 5, 2022 for a business meeting. View the video recording of the May 5, 2022 meeting here:  The Council considered…

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