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New poll shows parents in Finger Lakes are cautiously optimistic about new school year

Nowadays School Problems. Physical Education or Computer Science
Parents are showing cautious optimism about the new school year. That's according to new polling by the Children's Agenda, which took responses from 600 parents in the region about the school year. The findings show ... more
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Mobile apps help FLCC students stay on track for academic success

Mobile apps help FLCC students stay on track for academic success
Finger Lakes Community College has rolled out a pair of mobile apps that give students the answers, and the services they need to remain in school and thrive academically. TimelyCare app gives access to health ... more
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Nicholas Ganster will be next superintendent at Midlakes

Nicholas Ganster will be next superintendent at Midlakes
Newark's high school principal will be the next superintendent of schools in Midlakes. Nicholas Ganster will be the next superintendent of the Phelps-Clifton Springs school district. He'll start in the role next month. “I am ... more
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Newark police reform committee evolves with new name, mission

Newark police reform committee evolves with new name, mission
In August 2020, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order creating the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. The order required local governments to come up with police reform plans by April 1, ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: FLCC launches mobile apps to help students succeed (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: FLCC launches mobile apps to help students succeed (podcast)
In this episode, we talk with Sarah Whiffen, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. FLCC has introduced a pair of mobile apps to help students get the help and services they need, and to make ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Library book sale almost here and an authors’ forum in October (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Library book sale almost here and an authors’ forum in October (podcast)
In this episode, we talk with Spike Herzig and Deb Brewer from the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library, the library's fundraising arm. The foundation has raised nearly $200,000 over the years for library materials ... more
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Cornell Design Connect students working with town of Geneva to plan resource recovery park

Cornell Design Connect students working with town of Geneva to plan resource recovery park
The Cornell University Design Connect program has chosen to work with the town of Geneva next spring. Student-led program helps communities with planning projects Design Connect is an interdisciplinary, student-run design organization at Cornell University. Design Connect ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension looks ahead to the fall, classes and updating programs (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension looks ahead to the fall, classes and updating programs
On today's edition of Inside the FLX, host Ted Baker is joined by three staff members at the Seneca County Cooperative Extension in the new FingerLakes1.com studio! Ted is joined by Mo Tidball, Candace Riegel, ... more
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Romulus schools: Small fleet of electric buses being considered

Romulus schools staying remote for another day after student tests positive for COVID-19
The Romulus Central School District could be doing something pretty significant. The district is looking at the possibility of electric school buses. The first step would be exploring the energy use cycle for each bus ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: HWS President Mark Gearan; his time at Harvard, returning to Geneva, the future of higher education, and “radical empathy” (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: HWS President Mark Gearan; his time at Harvard, returning to Geneva, the future of higher education, and “radical empathy” (podcast)
In this episode, I visited with Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan at his office in Coxe Hall. We discussed his transition from heading the Peace Corps to higher education in the '90s, ... more
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Steuben County Veterans Services Agency increases outreach

Steuben County Veterans Services Agency increases outreach
The Steuben County Veterans Services Agency (VSA) has increased its outreach this year, according to a recent report to the county Legislature’s Health, Education and Human Services Committee.Efforts so far this year include participating in ... more
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Waterloo school board back to full strength: Christopher Felice fills vacancy left by Mull

Waterloo schools seeing more cases of COVID-19, but will continue with in-person learning model
The Waterloo school board says 42-year-old Christopher Felice will fill the vacancy left two months ago by Joshua Mull. The 1998 Waterloo graduate who resides on Fayette Street will bring the board back to full ... more
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Professor Maya Jasonoff to speak at Wells College

Professor Maya Jasonoff to speak at Wells College
Wells College, in partnership with the Phi Beta Kappa Society, is pleased to announce that on September 22, Professor Maya Jasonoff will give a lecture entitled, "Ancestry: Where Do We Come From and Why Do ... more
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New York drops COVID-19 school report card: Districts can track cases if they want, but it’s not required anymore

COVID RESOURCE: Latest from school districts as they plan to reopen in the fall
The state has shut down the COVID-19 case tracker by school district. The school report card, which has been a resource for parents across New York since the middle of the pandemic, is no more ... more
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Why are so many place names in New York Greek or Roman?

Why are so many place names in New York Greek or Roman?
Why are there so many Greek and Roman place names in New York State? And what influenced early colonizers to name them so? That is the question a lot of people ask when they explore ... more
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Hochul signs student loan forgiveness bill into law: Now public service employees will simpler, faster access to relief

My student loans disappeared- where did they go?
Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation this week making it easier to access student loan forgiveness for those who are public servants. The new bill eliminates substantial barriers to applying for, and accessing, the Public Services ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn; collecting occupancy tax, workforce classes coming to Yates County, EV charging station (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn; collecting occupancy tax, workforce classes coming to Yates County, EV charging station (podcast)
In this episode, we visit with Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn and get a recap of the latest County Legislature meeting. Finance:- Broadband Project construction- Occupancy Tax compliance software purchase- Delinquent Parcel auctionGovernment Operations:- Yates ... more
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Geneva school board member resigns to accept teaching job

Police: Geneva school district will decide whether charges filed after students cause damage
Geneva City School Board Member Christen Davis has resigned from her post to accept a teaching position within the Geneva City School District. The school board has opted to fill the vacancy until the next ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti; preliminary budget, cost estimate for charging station, working with Cornell students (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti; preliminary budget, cost estimate for charging station, working with Cornell students (podcast)
In this episode, we talk with Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti and get a recap of this week's Town Board meeting. The Supervisor has submitted his proposed budget to the Town Board. A special meeting ... more
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