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Kolb, Palmesano & Helming draft letter calling on Gov. Cuomo to block Circular enerG incinerator

Kolb, Palmesano & Helming draft letter calling on Gov. Cuomo to block Circular enerG incinerator
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-Corning) and Sen. Pamela Helming (R-Canandaigua) called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials to block a prospective application from Circular EnerG, LLC to ... more
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Dam floodgates to open to drain excess Lake Ontario water

Dam floodgates to open to drain excess Lake Ontario water
Floodgates are being opened at a New York Power Authority dam in Massena to spill excess water from Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River. The gates at Long Sault Dam are scheduled to open ... more
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Tree-killing emerald ash borer found in Tompkins, Schuyler counties

Tree-killing emerald ash borer found in Tompkins, Schuyler counties
Cornell University confirmed it has found an emerald ash borer – an invasive beetle that has destroyed ash trees across the country – in its largest teaching and research forest. The pest was located in ... more
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Talking Spectrum changes, possible incinerator on Finger Lakes Morning News

Talking Spectrum changes, possible incinerator on Finger Lakes Morning News
This week on Finger Lakes News Radio, FL1 News Director Josh Durso was a guest on the morning news program discussing the digital transition for Spectrum customers, which has been making headlines over the last ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Geneva’s City Manager search & school assembly gone wrong in Newark (podcast)

LIVE AT 10 AM: The Debrief Podcast tackles local issues (podcast)
On Episode #19 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso talk local politics, including the latest on a proposed piece of legislation that would impact the way child offenders are prosecuted. Other issues ... more
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Seneca Falls Town Board unanimously opposes Romulus incinerator

Seneca Falls Town Board unanimously opposes Romulus incinerator
The Seneca Falls Town Board joined a growing list of municipalities opposing the proposed incinerator, which would be placed on part of the former Seneca Army Depot. The $365 million proposal has been opposed via ... more
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Exploring the mystery and menace of toxic algae invading the FLX

Innovative project on Seneca Lake to study toxic algae
Although a precise cause of toxic algae menacing the region’s largest and most vital water bodies remains elusive, a wellspring of brainpower is working on the crisis. With a share of a $58 million dollar ... more
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Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles lakes’ harmful algal bloom summit kicks off

Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles lakes' harmful algal bloom summit kicks off
Skaneateles, Owasco and Cayuga lakes took the spotlight Monday at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in the second of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's four harmful algal bloom summits statewide. The summits are part of ... more
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Romulus schools, board of education oppose development of incinerator

Romulus schools, board of education oppose development of incinerator
The Romulus Central School District and Board of Education is opposed to the Circular enerG incinerator, proposed for a piece of property on the former Seneca Army Depot. Bob McCann, Board of Education President released ... more
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Snow geese enjoying Cayuga Lake (photo)

Snow geese enjoying Cayuga Lake (photo)
The snow geese were taking off of Cayuga Lake on Thursday afternoon. This was taken off of Route 89 just south of Lower Lake Road in Seneca Falls. Photo by Diane W. Dersch ... more
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City of Auburn: Court Street parking lot will not have negative environmental impact

City of Auburn: Court Street parking lot will not have negative environmental impact
Auburn city councilors approved the environmental review for the Court Street parking lot Thursday without much discussion. Councilors unanimously voted to issue a negative declaration for the State Environmental Quality Review report during the Auburn ... more
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Casella, DEC trying to solve vexing problem of landfill litter in trees

Casella, DEC trying to solve vexing problem of landfill litter in trees
A major wind storm on Jan. 5 caused havoc at the Ontario County Landfill on Routes 5& 20. High winds tore open holes in protective netting on the boundaries of the 389-acre landfill, allowing thousands ... more
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Auburn City Council will vote to settle lawsuit over collection of contaminated oil

Auburn officials weigh possibility of solar array at landfill site
The city of Auburn is set to settle a civil lawsuit brought by a waste management company stemming from an incident that took place in the summer of 2009. On Thursday, the Auburn City Council ... more
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Cayuga County to state’s U.S. reps: Change FEMA’s mind about disaster declaration denial

Cayuga County to state's U.S. reps: Change FEMA's mind about disaster declaration denial
Cayuga County thinks the Federal Emergency Management Agency was wrong to dismiss a disaster declaration for the southern end of the county, and is calling on state representatives to fix it. Heavy rains pummeled the ... more
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Coalition of residents call on Gov. Cuomo to ‘reject’ Circular enerG proposal in Romulus

Coalition of residents call on Gov. Cuomo to 'reject' Circular enerG proposal in Romulus
Finger Lakes business and vineyard owners, local elected officials, lake property owners and residents gathered in Albany to call on Governor Cuomo to reject Circular enerG, LLC’s trash incinerator proposal that would allow thousands of ... more
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Cayuga County will get some federal aid, but no disaster declaration for summer storms

Cayuga County will get some federal aid, but no disaster declaration for summer storms
The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied New York's appeal for a major disaster declaration, but some federal aid will be available for Cayuga County and other counties affected by flooding and severe storms last summer ... more
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Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority board seeks more northern representation

Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority board seeks more northern representation
More than half of the Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority's nine-member Board of Directors are from the city of Auburn, causing some county legislators to ask — where is the representation for the north ... more
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DEC proposes environmental cleanup plan for former Sylvania plant in Seneca Falls

Thousands of television sets were manufactured at the former Sylvania Electric and Phillips Electronic Component Group plant at 50 Johnston St. from the late 1940s until the 1980s. The TV manufacturing process also left behind ... more
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Geneva finishes Geneva Foundry cleanup

Geneva finishes Geneva Foundry cleanup
While the state Department of Environmental Conservation gears up for another year cleaning contaminated properties near the former Geneva Foundry site, one remediation project is complete. That’s the foundry site itself. Acting City Manager Sage ... more
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For the bird nerds: Montezuma Audubon Center to hold owl dissection workshop

For the bird nerds: Montezuma Audubon Center to hold owl dissection workshop
Not everyone gets shipped a cooler full of dead owls, but Alyssa Johnson isn't everyone. An environmental educator at the Montezuma Audubon Center, Johnson is bringing a whole new level of programming to the local ... more
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Town of Skaneateles leads watershed plan

Town of Skaneateles leads watershed plan
The town of Skaneateles became the sponsor of a state grant application to map the Skaneateles Lake watershed and its sources of nutrient loading at a town board meeting Monday night. Called a Nine Element ... more
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