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Hochul continues defending Biden’s re-election bid amidst party division

Hochul continues defending Biden's re-election bid amidst party division
Governor Kathy Hochul voiced strong support for President Joe Biden’s re-election on Friday, citing his experience in foreign policy as key. Her comments came after Biden reiterated his intention to run in 2024 during a ... more
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Sen. Gillibrand introduces bill to aid vets with brain injuries

‘BUILD LOCAL, HIRE LOCAL’: Gillibrand supports bill for infrastructure, local unions
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced the Blast Overpressure Safety Act, a new bill designed to help veterans and active-duty service members suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by explosions and weapon fire. The proposed ... more
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Sale of major properties in Seneca Falls called off

Sale of major properties in Seneca Falls called off
The planned sale of two prominent properties at 2 and 10 Fall St. in Seneca Falls has been canceled. Town officials announced that the town will continue to own 10 Fall St. and must restart ... more
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EXCLUSIVE: Proposed GOP budget could harm New Yorkers, critics say

Gov. Hochul urges Congress to pass gun laws after BUffa
New Yorkers could see detrimental impacts from a proposed federal budget. The Republican Study Committee's proposed 2025 budget calls for sweeping cuts some experts feel are not fiscally responsible. It comes as congressional Republicans are calling for ... more
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Geneva City Council approves new rules for short-term rentals

Rise of short-term rentals prompts debate, action in Tompkins
Geneva City Council voted 6-2 on Wednesday to amend the short-term rental ordinance initially passed in 2023. The changes remove the need for special-use permits and adjust parking requirements to match those for residential use ... more
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What’s next in Aurora after Wells College closure?

What's next in Aurora after Wells College closure?
With Wells College set to close this year, Aurora is planning for the future of the village and its land. The Citizen reports the village is revising zoning laws and addressing short-term rental regulations to ... more
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Odessa-Montour school board holds annual reorganizational meeting: President and VP identified

Odessa-Montour Grizzlies: High school sports teams will have new mascot
Robert Halpin was unanimously re-elected as president of the Odessa-Montour School Board during the annual organizational meeting on Thursday night. Jennifer Mosher was also re-elected as vice president without opposition. Halpin, who began a new ... more
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Gas prices hold steady despite hurricane and holiday travel

Gas prices hold steady despite hurricane and holiday travel
Gas prices rose slightly this week, with the national average increasing by three cents to $3.54 per gallon. This minor increase occurred despite Hurricane Beryl hitting Texas and a record number of July 4th travelers ... more
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Hochul and Delgado remain split on Biden’s future as presidential candidate

Hochul and Delgado remain split on Biden's future as presidential candidate
New York Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado has called for President Joe Biden to end his campaign, highlighting a growing divide among Democrats. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a strong Biden supporter, expressed displeasure with Delgado's statement. Hochul ... more
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OP-ED: Response to ‘long-haul’ garbage truck story

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Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed shared by Mark Benjamin and others from Seneca Meadows Landfill in response to a story published on July 1, 2024 titled "Long-haul garbage trucks use shortcuts across rural ... more
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Ithaca passes good cause eviction protections: What does it mean?

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The Ithaca Common Council voted 8 to 2 on Tuesday to adopt Good Cause Eviction Protections, becoming the fourth city outside New York City to do so. This new law will shield nearly all Ithaca ... more
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NY Lt. Gov. Delgado urges Biden to step aside

New York’s next lieutenant governor to be sworn in Wednesday
New York Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado has called on President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid, clashing with Gov. Kathy Hochul, who supports Biden. Delgado praised Biden's achievements but suggested he step aside for ... more
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WEBCAST: Seneca County Board of Supervisors holds July meeting (video)

WEBCAST: Seneca County Board of Supervisors holds July meeting (video)
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting for July on Tuesday covering an array of important issues. Watch the full-meeting below, which was streamed on YouTube ... more
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Auburn City Council to vote on $570K to deal with State St. issues

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; keys to the city, Park Ranger retiring, skate park construction delayed (podcast)
The Auburn City Council will vote this week on a $570,000 addition to the city's road paving program to repave a rough portion of State Street. The funding, reimbursed by the state Department of Transportation, ... more
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Two accidents at Rt. 370 and Rt. 38 intersection raise safety concerns in Victory

Two accidents at Rt. 370 and Rt. 38 intersection raise safety concerns in Victory
On Sunday, emergency crews responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of Route 370 and Route 38. This incident marked the second crash at this intersection on the same day, raising serious safety concerns ... more
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Seneca Falls hires consultants for landfill negotiations

Seneca Falls hires consultants for landfill negotiations
The town of Seneca Falls is negotiating a new host community agreement with Seneca Meadows Inc. To assist in these talks, the Town Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to hire landfill consultants William Jones and ... more
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What’s on the agenda? Seneca County Board of Supervisors to hold July meeting tonight (video)

What's on the agenda? Seneca County Board of Supervisors to hold July meeting tonight (video)
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors will convene tonight for a regular board meeting at the Seneca County Office Building. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM, will cover several critical topics impacting the ... more
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Newark hotel granted $2M in tax breaks

Newark hotel granted $2M in tax breaks
The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved $2 million in tax incentives for a new 72-room Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham on East Union Street. This package, approved last week, includes no property ... more
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Yates County Legislature approves new assistant planner position

Police: Fire at Yates County Office Building ruled arson
The Yates County Legislature approved hiring a new assistant planner during a brief special meeting on Tuesday. County Planner Jeff Ayers will fill the position, which becomes vacant in August due to a resignation. The ... more
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