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Auburn seeks input on new skatepark

The City of Auburn is commissioning a new concrete skatepark to replace the existing skatepark at Casey Park. To make the design the best it can be, we want to hear from the local community and there are two ways that you ... MORE
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Towns considering marijuana opt out laws will face revenue losses, economic competition if they change their minds in the future

Local elected officials in parts of the Finger Lakes and Central New York who are concerned with New York’s recreational marijuana legalization law are thinking hard about opting out. As part of the marijuana legalization package signed into law, individual municipalities have ... MORE
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Steuben legislature honors retiring members

The Steuben County Legislature honored three of its longtime members who are retiring at the end of the year when it met Monday. Robin Lattimer of Bath, Thomas Ryan of Canisteo and Gary Roush of Erwin have served for a combined 34 ... MORE
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Auburn Ambulance Service has already responded to 442 calls in the city

Earlier this month Auburn’s city-run ambulance service began responding to calls in the city. TLC Emergency Medical Service had previously provided that service to city residents. Now though, with the forming of a city-run ambulance service, TLC is no longer needed there ... MORE
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Boil water advisory lifted in Seneca County

The boil water advisory instituted after a water main break in Seneca Falls has been lifted. Health officials said that the order, which had been enacted for the Town of Seneca Falls Water District, Fayette Water District #3, Fayette Water District #7, ... MORE
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Religious exemptions for health care workers no longer accepted for COVID-19 vaccines beginning Monday

If health care workers choose not to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Monday, they are risking becoming unemployed. The New York State Department of Health is requiring proof of the first dose of the vaccine or a ... MORE
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Seneca Falls secures $2.1 million sewer loan to help Kingdom Road, West Bayard Street projects

The town of Seneca Falls has been awarded a crucial, $2.1 million state loan for sewer upgrades. The loan is interest-free and comes from the state Environmental Facilities Corporation. The intent is to provide sanitary sewer rehabilitation and storm sewer improvements. Governor ... MORE
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Snow plow crews are getting ready for winter: How much of a driver shortage is there?

Ready or not, winter is here. For motorists that means seeing snow plows out on the roads keeping them safe for travel. Each year it’s a challenge, according to transportation officials, who deal with staffing issues. There are millions of miles of ... MORE
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INSIDE GOVERNMENT: Auburn Mayor Michael Quill discusses future of city (webcast)

Auburn Mayor Michael Quill joins Guy Cosentino on this week’s episode of Inside Government. The two talk about the latest happenings in the city of Auburn, and where Cayuga County’s largest municipality plans to go in 2022. The program is produced in ... MORE
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Weedsport opts out of marijuana law: Officials ask, “Would it require more police presence?”

Add Weedsport to the list of communities in the Finger Lakes and Central New York who have opted out of the state’s marijuana legalization law. The recreational marijuana law took effect March 31, 2021. Communities that want to opt out of part ... MORE
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Newark police chief Mark Thoms will retire this year

Newark Police Chief Mark Thoms is retiring. At the end of December he will end a 37 year career in law enforcement. Village officials announced the retirement in a press release on Monday. Thoms came to Newark after a year and a ... MORE
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Livingston County unveils tentative budget for 2022

On November 1, 2021, Livingston County Administrator Ian M. Coyle unveiled the County’s tentative budget for fiscal year 2022. The public budget hearing will take place on November 17, 2021, as part of the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting. Coyle states ... MORE
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INSIDE GOVERNMENT: Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert talks new city ambulance service (webcast)

On this episode of Inside Government with Guy Cosentino, Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert is in-studio at Cayuga Community College discussing the city’s new ambulance service. He also talks about some other happenings in city government, as winter approaches. Watch Get the ... MORE
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Disaster or not? Katko bill to fix disaster assessment process after flooding, storms gets through House

In recent months the ways in which federal disaster aid is either distributed, or not, has become a controversial topic. For example, select counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes were denied federal aid after historic flooding during the summer and ... MORE
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Are you a police officer that doesn’t want to get vaccinated? Governor Ron DeSantis will pay you $5,000 to relocate to Florida

Cops that refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine can move to Florida for $5,000 and to be “treated better” according to Governor Ron DeSantis. Other states are threatening to fire and lay off police officers, healthcare workers, and other professionals refusing the ... MORE