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Major downtown streetscape project breaking ground soon in Geneva

Major downtown streetscape project breaking ground soon in Geneva
A major visual change to downtown Geneva is on track to begin in June, according to the latest from city officials. Earlier this month Nardozzi Paving and Construction submitted a bid of $10,289,500, beating out ... more
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Hochul unveils award winners in Seneca Falls’ DRI process

Hochul unveils award winners in Seneca Falls’ DRI process
Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul was in Seneca Falls Thursday to announce the Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects selected by the State for funding. Included within this funding group is a $600,000 Building Improvement Fund, which can ... more
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WATCH: Town of Seneca Falls Board Meeting on 5/4/21

WATCH: Town of Seneca Falls Board Meeting on 5/4/21
The Town of Seneca Falls Board met on Tuesday evening, May 4th, 2021 for their regular monthly meeting. Watch the entire meeting below. ... more
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Geneva City Council focuses on negatives at annual session: Camera calls Hancock Estabrook police reform legal work unprofessional, biased

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Geneva City Manager Sage Gerling and Assistant City Manager Adam Blowers presented the City’s annual State of the City address Wednesday, February 10. Gerling and Blowers presented an upbeat message that focused on the City’s ... more
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WATCH: Seneca Falls Town Council February 2021 Meeting (webcast)

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A Public Hearing before the Town Board of the Town of Seneca Falls will be held Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm regarding the adoption of proposed Local Law #4 of the Town of Seneca Falls ... more
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Downtown Auburn events plaza out to bid, completion expected later this year

Downtown Auburn events plaza out to bid, completion expected later this year
A downtown Auburn parcel is getting closer-and-closer to becoming an outdoor event plaza. Last week Auburn City Council learned that construction on the State St. lot was ready to go to bid. The project is ... more
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Waterloo officials look at ways to connect waterfront to downtown

Waterloo officials look at ways to connect waterfront to downtown
Officials in Waterloo have been working with- and thinking about ways to connect the waterfront portion of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal to downtown for a while. There are two major areas of focus: First is a ... more
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Gallahan, Helming, and Ingalsbe call for VLT funding to be restored for Farmington and Ontario County

Gallahan, Helming, and Ingalsbe call for VLT funding to be restored for Farmington and Ontario County
New York State Senator Pam Helming, Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan and Farmington Town Supervisor Peter Ingalsbe are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to restore the VLT funding cuts in his Executive Budget. The budget eliminates nearly ... more
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Geneva City Councilor discloses confidential information, public turns out in force on PRB issue

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During Thursday's Geneva City Council meeting Councilor Ken Camera (Ward 4) appeared to disclose potentially confidential personnel information during a live public meeting that was airing on YouTube. Towards the end of the meeting, the ... more
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Police Review Board public hearing rescheduled in Geneva

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On Wednesday Geneva City Council was scheduled to hold its second public hearing on the Police Review Board (PRB) Public Law. However, instead Council met to reschedule the hearing. Council was forced to reschedule the ... more
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Procedural error forces Geneva City Council to reschedule PRB public hearing

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The City of Geneva has been struggling with consideration of a Police Review Board (PRB) public law for months. Geneva City Council previously held a nearly three-hour public hearing on the initial Police Accountability Board ... more
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City Council opens 2021 with two meetings in Geneva: Ethics board brings complaints against Salamendra

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Geneva City Council met for well over 6 hours this week in a pair of sessions. The first was a 'work session', which was held on Monday, and the second was a full-meeting held Wednesday ... more
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DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga County Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman talks 2021 (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga County Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman talks 2021 (podcast)
What are counties in the Finger Lakes and Central New York most looking for over the next several weeks and months, as New York State and Congress mulls over additional pandemic relief? This week a ... more
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LETTER: Lyons resident voices frustration over cuts to ALS service

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A reader from Wayne County is concerned about the future of ALS service. Cutting down service opportunities could mean longer response times, which could also cost lives ... more
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SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Monday, December 14th

Seneca County Health Department hosting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Waterloo
Monday was the day that the Finger Lakes learned its fate related to economic restrictions. Here's what local health department directors had to say, as more cases of COVID-19 were reported ... more
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SITUATIONAL UPDATES: Here’s what local health departments said Friday, December 11th

As of Friday, December 11th the region remains at a critical tipping point. Active caseloads remain high, and Governor Andrew Cuomo said the Finger Lakes had the highest number of people hospitalized out of all ... more
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WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Baker & Durso talk COVID headlines, local stories in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

LIVE AT 9:45: Baker & Durso talk COVID headlines, local stories in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Are we about to see everything change again in New York? Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce new restrictions on businesses like restaurants and bars. Could the region be turned into one large orange ... more
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Police Review Board draft document introduced for January 2021 public hearing in Geneva

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On Tuesday Geneva City Council held one of its shortest meetings ever. The Council met for less than 15 minutes setting the stage for the public hearing on the Police Review Board, which had been ... more
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DAILY DEBRIEF: Public health officials struggle to keep up with demand for free COVID testing (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Public health officials struggle to keep up with demand for free COVID testing (podcast)
Over the weekend the Wayne County Health Department announced a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic to be held at the Lyons Bus Garage on Clyde Road. It took around 24 hours for it to fill ... more
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Major construction underway to prevent future flooding in Sodus Point

Major construction underway to prevent future flooding in Sodus Point
Work is underway to protect homes and businesses in Sodus Point from flooding along Lake Ontario. There was devastating flooding all along the southern shores of Lake Ontario in 2017 and 2019. The project is ... more
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City Council schedules public hearing for Police Review Board in Geneva, debates winter parking

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Geneva City Council held its regularly scheduled December meeting on Wednesday - taking two important actions that didn't require formal votes. First, City Manager Sage Gerling and Assistant City Manager Adam Blowers asked the Council ... more
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