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Geneva City Council discusses how to help businesses impacted by downtown construction

The Geneva City Council received a petition from downtown Geneva merchants asking for financial assistance due to the hardships caused following a project resulting in no street parking and one way traffic. The City Council discussed ways to help business owners during ... MORE
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Though they withheld the storm, Auburn’s municipal utilities reached their maximum potential during Hurricane Fred

Due to Hurricane Fred, Auburn’s municipal utilities have had their capabilities tested. City Clerk Chuck Mason said the systems for that time period were maxed out, despite holding up relatively well during the rainfall. There was damage to Auburn’s sewage treatment plant ... MORE
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The Village of Waterloo will not be among municipalities choosing to allow retail sales and use of marijuana

The Waterloo Village Board has voted unanimously to opt out of state laws that legalize marijuana. Towns and Villages have until Dec. 31 to opt out, but once the deadline passes they may not opt out at all. If they choose to ... MORE
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Boil water advisory lifted for residents in areas of the Town of Seneca Falls

The boil water advisory for areas of Seneca Falls has been lifted. As of 12 p.m. Sept. 16, residents on Lake Road, Lake Road Spur, Pump House Road, and 2042-2197 Route 89 in the Town of Seneca Falls no longer need to ... MORE
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The Village of Penn Yan will listen to the public during Tuesday’s meeting to decide if they should opt out of retail marijuana sales

The retail sale and use of marijuana is something the Penn Yan Village Board is considering. A discussion on the topic will be held next Tuesday, and the board and officials would like to hear what the public thinks about the topic ... MORE
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Yates County discusses weapons ban in County buildings, not enough votes to pass

A law has been proposed that would ban weapons in any buildings that are owned or leased by Yates County, and the Legislature is divided. Monday marked the public hearing, and in order for the law to pass it needs 8 votes ... MORE
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New Acting Chair of JCOPE is a graduate of Ithaca College

An Ithaca College alum is now the Acting Chair of the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics. James Dering graduated in 1988 with his bachelor’s in Business Management. He is a partner at Garfunkel Wild, P.C. where the law firm focuses on ... MORE
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Arcadia Town Supervisor Jon Verkey passes away, board member Richard VanLaeken will take over

On Saturday, Sept. 11 the Arcadia Town Supervisor Jon Verkey passed away. Town board member Richard VanLaeken will be stepping up to fill in as Deputy Supervisor and a special meeting will be held Sept. 29. This will leave a council seat ... MORE
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Fayette bans retail sale, on-site use of marijuana

The Fayette Town Board has heard residents comments and decided to approve a law that bans the retail sale of marijuana in Fayette. The vote was done Sept. 9 and approved by a 2-1 vote. The law asks that the New York ... MORE
Boil Water Order for parts of Seneca Falls after E. coli bacteria found

Boil Water Order for parts of Seneca Falls after E. coli bacteria found

E. coli bacteria has been detected in Town of Seneca Falls water serving customers located on all of Lake Road, Lake Road Spur, Pump House Road, and 2042 – 2197 Route 89. Town officials have issued a Boil Water Order for residents ... MORE
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DEBRIEF: Back to school struggles, controversy in Ontario County, and new COVID mandates (podcast)

This week it’s a closer look at back to school- including many of the questions you had for the show as students head back to in-person learning, as well as the controversy in Ontario County, and the latest COVID-19 mandates handed down ... MORE
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Over $12 million dollars in funding through FEMA will help bolster Upstate New York fire departments

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announce that there is $12,316,450 for five fire departments in Upstate New York. The funding is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency ... MORE
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Cayuga County Road Patrol in favor of wearing body cameras

Cayuga County Road Patrol may be getting body cameras soon. Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck has been talking to the County Legislature about it and says the deputies are in favor of it. He said the overwhelming majority want them, and years ... MORE
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Town of Tyre renews contract with Galen/Clyde Joint Fire District until 2023

The Galen/Clyde Joint Fire District will continue to provide services to the Town of Tyre for two years. The vote was unanimous at the Sept. 2 meeting. The board switched to Galen/Clyde after ending services with Magee Fire Department. The state is ... MORE
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Cayuga County offers survey to residents to help construct a new Local Solid Waste Management Plan

The Cayuga County Planning Department is looking to hear from County residents about their waste and recycling at home. The feedback they’re looking for is regarding the current waste and recycling services residents use. The survey is available at: https://www.cayugacounty.us/283/Planning-Economic-Development and is ... MORE