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League of Women Voters of Geneva to hold various voter registration and information drives Tuesday

With Tuesday being National Voter Registration Day, the League of Women Voters of Geneva will be helping local voters. They will hold four different voter registration and information drives. Three will be in Geneva at the Geneva Family YMCA, the library, the ... MORE
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Lawyer says former Phelps employee was fired for supporting highway superintendent’s opponent

A law firm based out of Albany, New York says Town of Phelps Highway Department Superintendent Terry Featherly wrongfully terminated Ryan VanCamp, a former employee of the Town. According to the law firm Tully Legal the termination was brought on due to ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul says she is not making any local endorsements

India Walton is running for the Mayor of Buffalo and Governor Kathy Hochul was asked if she would back the candidate. She stated she was not making any local endorsements. Walton is a Democratic socialist and shocked Buffalo when winning the June ... MORE
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Democrat Francis Conole will run for Congress in NY-24 again

A familiar face has re-entered the race for Congress in the 24th District. Francis Conole is making a second run for the seat currently held by Rep. John Katko, according to a Facebook video he posted to the platform this week. In ... MORE
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Rep. Katko will face challenge by Lyons resident

Congressman John Katko will have a challenger as he seeks a fourth term. John Murtari, a Lyons resident, has filed paperwork to challenge Rep. Katko. He’s not a political newcomer- having previously ran for office in 1994, before calling it quits for ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Ryan Davis runs for Phelps Town Supervisor (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Ryan Davis runs for Phelps Town Supervisor (podcast)

Ryan Davis says he’s looking to expand on his public service. The lifelong resident of Phelps is running for town supervisor. He received the endorsement of Democrats earlier this year- and will appear on the Right for Phelps party line, as well ... MORE
Will the 23rd disappear in redistricting? Lawmakers prepare for process

Redistricting gets closer in New York: Will the 23rd make it through?

Redistricting happens once every decade. Right now, lawmakers around New York are preparing for that process- which could prove to be as messy as it is political. It will also likely change the complexion of the Finger Lakes region, as several key ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature Dist

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature District #3 (podcast)

This week on Inside the FLX, Cayuga County Legislature Candidate Jeffrey Emerson is in-studio to talk about his campaign, issues he sees as big ones moving forward in Cayuga County, and how small communities like those he could represent can remain viable ... MORE
Voting reforms signed into law making it easier cast a ballot in New York

Voting reforms signed into law making it easier cast a ballot in New York

Late last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a series of bills into law making it easier to vote. The sweeping package of voting reforms were signed into law, helping voters, candidates and boards of elections more easily perform their functions. Eliminating signed ... MORE
“For the People Act” is being pushed by Democrats while Republicans blocked its passing in June

“For the People Act” is being pushed by Democrats while Republicans blocked its passing in June

President Joe Biden stated that the For the People Act is a national imperative. The act deals with voting accessibility, gerrymandering, campaign finance, election security, and ethics. These issues are high on the Democratic Party’s priority list. Republicans are against the measure, ... MORE
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Waterloo Democrats will meet to choose candidates

Waterloo Democrats will meet to choose candidates

Democrats in the town of Waterloo with select candidates for the elections in November at a caucus held July 16 at 7 p.m. at Chairman Ted Young’s home. The party will be looking for nominations for supervisor, two seats on the town ... MORE
Lee Zeldin continues to gain support in the Finger Lakes among Republicans

Lee Zeldin continues to gain support in the Finger Lakes among Republicans

One of the region’s leading Republican voices has thrown their support behind Rep. Lee Zeldin in his bid for New York State governor. In a straw poll taken on Monday, June 28, at an Albany meeting, an overwhelming 85 percent of county ... MORE
Auburn School District Board of Education meeting goes into overtime Thursday

Auburn School District Board of Education meeting goes into overtime Thursday

The Auburn School District Board of Education meeting went into overtime on Thursday. William Andre, board member, was not present and the vote for President between incumbent Joe Sheppard and Ian Phillips ended in a tie. Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said the board ... MORE
Siena Poll shows Cuomo favorability among voters still strong, despite pandemic challenges

Siena Poll shows Cuomo favorability among voters still strong, despite pandemic challenges

A new Siena Poll shows that around one-third of voters in New York believe Gov. Andrew Cuomo should run for re-election. The same poll also shows that his approval rating for how he handled the coronavirus pandemic sits at 51%. The poll ... MORE
Steuben Republican Chair Joe Sempolinski running for Congress in 23rd District

Republican Sempolinski hopes to succeed Tom Reed in 23rd District

The chair of the Steuben County Republican Committee is running for Congress. Joe Sempolinski declared his candidacy for Congress’ 23rd District on Thursday. “The Southern Tier and Finger Lakes are my home,” Sempolinski said in a Facebook post. “I was born here ... MORE