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Fiber for Yates County broadband project expected to arrive this week

Yates County expects to take delivery this week of the fiber it needs for the next phase of the county’s high-speed internet project. Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn says the county will also send out requests for bids for the rest of ... MORE
Supervisor Venuti surprised by talk of Ontario County landfill’s future

Supervisor Venuti surprised by talk of Ontario County landfill’s future

More than a few eyebrows were raised earlier this month when the town of Seneca announced it would survey residents to get their thoughts on the Ontario County landfill in their town. Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti, a member of the County ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Supervisors call on Governor to deny Greenidge air permit renewal (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Lodi Supervisor Kyle Barnhart, who as Minority Leader of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, signed the letter to Governor Kathy Hochul. June 14, 2022 Honorable Kathy Hochul Governor of New York State Honorable Basil Seggos ... MORE
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CACFL earns reaccreditation from National Children’s Alliance

The Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes (CACFL) has been awarded reaccreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) across the country, National Children’s Alliance awards various levels ... MORE
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Auburn celebrates Juneteenth this weekend

NOTE: The Quinn Hunter lecture scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until a later date. The city of Auburn will celebrate Juneteenth this weekend. The holiday commemorates the day slaves in Texas found out Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Harriet ... MORE
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Penn Yan Airport conducting first solar lighting test in US

FAA officials will be in Penn Yan next week to inspect a first-in-the-nation project to test solar lighting at smaller airports. The lights were installed in September 2021. Runway and taxiway edge lights, obstruction lights, elevated runway guard lights, windsocks, and signs ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, a moratorium on new smoke shops, Juneteeth, the summer rec program and more (podcast)

In our weekly visit with the City Clerk, we recapped actions taken by the City Council at its Thursday meeting and more. A six-month moratorium on new smoke shops in the city. Several people have attempted to open shops selling cannabis before ... MORE
Newark DRI Local Planning Committee’s next meeting to take place in July

Newark DRI Local Planning Committee’s next meeting set for July

The Village of Newark’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) will hold a Local Planning Committee meeting in July. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Conference Center in the Diamond Room, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, located ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn on the new redistricting plan, broadband rollout and a lighting test at the Penn Yan airport (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn following this month’s County Legislature meeting. At this month’s meeting, lawmakers: Approved a new redistricting plan. Legislator Dan Banach voted no because the plan splits Penn Yan into multiple districts. Passed ... MORE
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Friends of the Three Bears welcome Operations Manager

The Ovid-based Friends of the Three Bears, who oversee the Seneca County Courthouse Complex in the village of Ovid, has hired Carol Anne Barsody as its first Operations Manager. According to Three Bears trustee Lynne Doyle, who is the direct supervisor for ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti, teleconference meetings, changes to the building code and more (podcast)

In this episode, we discuss the local law which will allow the town to continue to hold meetings by teleconference. The state authority to do so, passed during the COVID-19 pandemic, expires in July. We also talked about a stormwater retention system ... MORE
“It’s killing us:”  First responders are trying to work around high gas prices (Video)

Training vs. Fuel: First responders forced to make tough choices due to high cost of diesel (video)

Editor’s Note: New York State Senator Pam Helming was mistakenly referred to as “United States Senator” in the video portion of this story. Firefighter Carrie Smalser fills her truck with diesel fuel at the Village of Ovid Municipal Building. “It’s just something ... MORE
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Geneva Town Supervisor: Relocated stormwater facility will help with flood control

The town of Geneva has moved a stormwater control system to a location just off County Road 6. The retention area has been on Cornell University property west of Carter Rd. Cornell has obtained funding for its own water control projects, so ... MORE
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Proposed change to Cayuga County government unlikely to make it onto November ballot

A proposal under which Cayuga County would shift to an elected County Executive may not make it onto the ballot in November. The Citizen reports the county has been discussing the potential change for several years. It would require an amendment to ... MORE
Search process underway for new Midlakes school district superintendent

Search process underway for new Midlakes superintendent

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District has begun the search process for a new leader. Superintendent Matt Sickles announced he had accepted the Superintendent position at the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District on Thursday, June 9. Sickles has served as the superintendent for ... MORE
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Seneca Falls: Newly-formed Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board holds first meeting

The Seneca Falls Town Board voted last week to form a Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board to draft regulations and rules concerning the use and sale of cannabis within the town. The new board gathered on Thursday, June 9 for their first ... MORE
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Auburn Schines Theater owner vows to pick up pace of renovation work

A familiar piece of downtown Auburn is going away, but only for a little while. Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason says the developer working on the renovation of Schines Theater on South St. will be removing the marquee for some much-needed rehab ... MORE
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Yates County Legislature to hold public hearing on redistricting plan

The Yates County Legislature holds a public hearing Monday afternoon to get input into a redistricting plan that seems to have widespread support. Related: Yates County Legislature appears ready to adopt new district map The plan calls for keeping the current 14 ... MORE