Author: Ted Baker

After 43 years in the radio business, Ted now podcasts, blogs, and gathers and writes news at fingerlakes1.com. Email news tips to [email protected] Follow Ted on Twitter @FlxTed
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Posted in Cayuga County Elections New York State News Politics Rochester Area Wayne County

INSIDE THE FLX: 130th District Assembly candidate Scott Comegys on guns, a sustainable economy, health care, education and more (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Scott Comegys of Palmyra, running on the Democratic and Working Families lines for the 130th District Assembly seat currently held by Brian Manktelow. He told us…

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Cayuga County threat assessment team hopes to head off potential school shooters

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says his department is working closely with Cayuga County school districts to ensure the safety of students in the wake of the recent school shooting in Uvalde,…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck on a unified approach to gun violence and school safety (podcast)

Our monthly visit with Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck focuses on the recent shooting incidents in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, and the lessons we can take from them. He says gun control…

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Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor seeking re-election, GOP caucus is Thursday night

Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor has announced his re-election bid. The Republican has been Mayor since 2014. He served as a village trustee from 2012-14. He gives credit for the recent improvements in…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor seeks re-election (podcast)

Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor officially announced his bid for re-election this week. Developers and businesses showing interest in Newark He’s served as Mayor since 2014. Previously, he was a village trustee from…

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Posted in Auburn Cayuga County Municipal News Tourism

Auburn celebrates Pride Month with June events

The city of Auburn is celebrating Pride Month during June. There will be a pride-themed farmers’ market June 25 Mayor Mike Quill made the proclamation at last week’s City Council meeting. The…

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MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale returns after two-year COVID-19 hiatus

After a two-year hiatus, the popular MacKenzie-Childs Warehouse Sale returns later this month. The Aurora-based home décor company announced the return of the sale on Tuesday. It will be held on Friday,…

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Posted in Business Environment New York State News Schuyler County Seneca County Steuben County Yates County

INSIDE THE FLX: HeatSmart South FLX program saving homeowners, businesses, non-profits on energy costs (podcast)

In this episode, I talk with Erica Herman, the Campaign Director with HeatSmart FLX South. The energy-saving program started with Schuyler County Cooperative Extension and has now spread to Seneca, Steuben, and…

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Posted in Environment News Ontario County Yates County

Former Crooked Lake Canal will serve as natural water filter between Keuka, Seneca Lakes

A former canal that carried goods between Seneca and Keuka Lakes in the 1830s is a key to the future water quality of both lakes. Related: Repurposed Crooked Lake Canal will act…

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Auburn City Council approves budget, includes waste collection fee hike

The Auburn City Council has approved a $43,462,530 budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Related: Residential trash pickup fee in Auburn may double next year The vote was 4-1, with…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Scouts BSA gearing up for summer camp season (podcast)

In this episode, we talk summer camping with Stephen Hoitt, the Scout Executive with the Seneca Waterways Council, and Aaron Vikemyr, Director at Camp Cutler outside Naples. There are three camp facilities…

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Mayor Quill honors “Auburn Boys” who landed at Normandy on D-Day

Auburn Mayor Mike Quill has issued a proclamation honoring 60 young men from the city who landed on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day invasion 78 years ago. They were seniors…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, the budget passed, it’s Pride Month and the Casey Park pool opens soon (podcast)
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, the budget passed, it’s Pride Month and the Casey Park pool opens soon (podcast)

Our weekly visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason and our City Council recap in this episode. The $43,462,530 city budget passed 4-1, with Councilor Locastro voting against it. Related: Auburn city…

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Posted in Environment New York State News Ontario County Seneca County Yates County

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Lake Watershed Steward Ian Smith, 9 Element Plan goes to the state for approval (podcast)

In this episode, we catch up with Seneca Lake Watershed Steward Ian Smith. Related: Seneca-Keuka Lake Watershed 9E Plan helps focus water quality efforts in Seneca and Keuka Lakes The Nine Element…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Justin Spelman’s Eagle Scout project at Overacker Cemetery in Middlesex (podcast)
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INSIDE THE FLX: Justin Spelman’s Eagle Scout project at Overacker Cemetery in Middlesex (podcast)

In this episode, we visit on location with Eagle Scout candidate Justin Spelman of Troop 55 in Bloomfield. His grandfather is buried in Overacker Cemetery in Middlesex. He supervised a work crew…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Jaime Alvarez on a challenging Girl Scout cookie season (podcast)
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INSIDE THE FLX: Jaime Alvarez on a challenging Girl Scout cookie season (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Jaime Alvarez with the Girl Scouts NYPENN Pathways Council about this year’s cookie sales. Local troops from the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council spanning 24 counties…

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