Category: Politics

Cannabis-growing facility testing plants for upcoming sale (video)

Cannabis-growing facility testing plants for upcoming sale in Finger Lakes (video)

Jon Callahan admires his marijuana plants.  There are thousands of them lined neatly in a row. “We’ve got to baby them until they grow, we’ve got to transplant them, we have to water them every few days,” Callahan said.  Newark-based Honest Pharm ... MORE
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Rep. Katko says he will vote for bipartisan gun safety bill

U.S. Representative John Katko said on Wednesday that he will vote for the bipartisan gun safety bill once it is brought before the House for a vote. “It is my strong belief that this legislation represents a consensus approach to addressing the ... MORE
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Henrietta Town Board votes to deny permit for new Planned Parenthood facility

The Henrietta Town Board denied an application for a permit to create a new Planned Parenthood within the town on Wednesday night. The board meeting was packed with residents representing both sides of the issue. In a 3-2 vote, the board denied ... MORE
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Western NY reacts to Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade overturn (video)

The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, meaning individual states can now ban abortion. Western New York pro-life and pro-choice advocates reacted to the court’s decision Friday in a conversation with FingerLake1.com’s Rebecca Swift. SCOTUS rules Roe v. Wade ... MORE
2022 Election: GOP candidates for governor square off in debate at Rochester’s Kodak Center

2022 Election: GOP candidates for governor face off in debate at Kodak Center

The four GOP candidates for governor faced off for their first debate with a live crowd at the Kodak Center on Tuesday night. Congressman Lee Zeldin, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, businessman Harry Wilson and Andrew Giuliani all took the stage ... MORE
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Ontario County leaders back Lee Zeldin in primary race for New York Governor

As the primary election nears, Ontario County leaders are lining up for Rep. Lee Zeldin for the Republican nomination for Governor of New York. Congressman Zeldin, who has been campaigning across the state for two years, is in a four-way race for ... MORE
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Senator Helming announces Stanley L. Smith of Sterling named 54th District Inductee to NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Pam Helming announced that World War II veteran Stanley L. Smith of Sterling has been selected as the 54th District inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame for 2022. Mr. Smith was nominated by Susan Parsons, Sterling Town ... MORE
Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill will encourage the sale of pets from unregulated breeders says Petland

Will New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill encourage black market pet sales? (video)

New York’s Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill is on Governor Kathy Hochul’s desk to be signed. It would ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. Petland in Cicero is one business at risk of shutting down if the bill ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: David Cirencione talks primary for Ontario County Sheriff (podcast)

David Cirencione is running for Ontario County Sheriff. That isn’t ‘new’ news, but days away from Primary Day in New York- Cirencione is joining Ted Baker on Inside the FLX. The two discuss Cirencione’s campaign, the issues facing the Ontario County Sheriff’s ... MORE
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Small businesses face a big insurance hike if NYS doesn’t pay back $8 billion in federal unemployment loan

New York State owes the federal government around $8 billion. That’s for a loan it took during the coronavirus pandemic to pay unemployment benefits to New Yorkers who were out of work due to economic shutdown. New reporting by News10NBC suggests that ... MORE
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Siena Poll: 92% of New Yorkers say crime is a serious problem, 60% worried about being a crime victim

A majority of New Yorkers think crime is a big problem. In fact, 60% of them in the latest Siena College poll said they were worried about being a victim of crime. Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said a number of measures ... MORE
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Democrats, Republicans unite against Greenidge: Supervisors, party leaders ask for Hochul to deny air permit immediately

Party leaders and elected officials in Seneca County are taking a stand against Greenidge Generation. In a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos, the supervisors outlined their concern about ‘lack of action’ in delaying deadlines ... MORE
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OPINION: Red flag laws, weak-willed Republicans like Claudia Tenney threat to Second Amendment

When violent riots were destroying communities and leaving dozens dead in the summer of 2020, why were gun sales surging, especially in blue states? Because even those on the left understand that guns aren’t just toys for shooting at targets or recreational ... MORE
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Infrastructure funding a chance to advance environmental justice in New York, report says

The Infrastructure Act is providing $1.2 trillion for improvement projects across water, energy, building and transportation sectors. A new report looks at how officials can use funds to address environmental justice. Authored by the National Wildlife Federation, the report provides a framework for front-line ... MORE
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Deadline passes, Cuomo does not file petitions for run for Governor

It appears former Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided against mounting an independent bid to get his old job back. Former Governor has hinted at run Cuomo, who resigned last August in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, had indicated he might consider ... MORE