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Cuomo says he wants Congress to tackle SALT

Cuomo says he wants Congress to tackle SALT
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to the incoming Democratic majority in the House of Representatives to tackle the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. “It’s an arrow at the heart of New York,” Cuomo ... more
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What’s next for Senate GOP as they move forward?

Senate Republicans adjust to life in the minority as session kicks off
Senate Republicans are facing a potentially long wilderness. Down as many as 17 seats in the chamber, regaining the majority will be difficult, if not improbable, in one two-year cycle. Republicans with only a handful ... more
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Ovid comp plan meeting cancelled; expected to be rescheduled for Dec. 12

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The Public Hearing for the recently completed Town of Ovid Comprehensive Plan, originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, is being adjourned to a later date, to ensure proper legal notification and to allow more time ... more
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Future location of Mental Health Department remains unclear in Seneca County

Seneca health building report to be unveiled Monday
What's next for Seneca as they consider possible options for relocating Mental Health? The Seneca County Board of Supervisors held a special Public Works Committee meeting on Saturday, weighing and discussing possible options - as ... more
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Article 78 questions legitimacy of HPC, other committees as future of former Koch building goes to court (video)

Article 78 questions legitimacy of HPC, other committees as future of former Koch building goes to court (video)
What's next for the Heritage Preservation Commission, the Town of Seneca Falls, and a building at a busy corner on Fall Street? Legal representation. This after the Town of Seneca Falls received a court order ... more
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Cuomo won more votes in CNY counties than he did four years ago

Cuomo won more votes in CNY counties than he did four years ago
Gov. Andrew Cuomo improved on his 2014 performance in central New York during Tuesday's midterm elections, winning more votes in each area county than he did four years ago. The Democrat easily defeated Republican opponent ... more
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Cuomo administration plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Cuomo administration plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as soon as next year, possibly making New York the first state to prohibit such vaping products often marketed as a safer alternative to ... more
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Congressman Chris Collins pledges to complete term

Congressman Chris Collins pledges to complete term
His opponent may still be counting the votes, but Congressman Chris Collins is confident he is returning to Washington. If he does, it will be a remarkable comeback from insider trading charges to re-election. As ... more
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20M tax dollars wasted as Canandaigua power plant sits idle

20M tax dollars wasted as Canandaigua power plant sits idle
The project was funded in 2010 as part of the nation's stimulus plan. The plant was to produce power by burning wood chips to create steam-powered energy otherwise known as a biomass system. But the ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Election results, the future of politics, and modern electorate (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Albany puts pinch on small communities, and reviewing legislative proposals (podcast)
On Episode #35 of The Debrief Podcast Ted Baker, of Finger Lakes Morning News, joins Josh Durso in-studio to talk about the latest Election Week headlines, some results with local races, and what comes next ... more
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$10M Auburn welcome center will open this week

$10M Auburn welcome center will open next week
After weeks of anticipation, the Equal Rights Heritage Center in downtown Auburn has released its opening date. The $10 million welcome center on South Street will host a grand opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday with ... more
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Auburn seeks possible solar array where landfill sat

Auburn officials weigh possibility of solar array at landfill site
The Auburn city council will review a proposal to install a community solar array at the municipal landfill during Thursday night's meeting. In August 2014, the city submitted a letter of interest to the CNY ... more
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Seneca Falls Town Board approves hiring, cancels existing contracts to clear up concerns

Odor issues, signage, and comprehensive plan included in Seneca Falls Town Board meeting
The Seneca Falls Town Board voted on Tuesday to hire an employee, who had contracts with the Town of Seneca Falls. Edward Thurston, who operates a local business, was hired by the Town of Seneca ... more
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NO BUDGET YET IN SENECA FALLS: Town Board continues mulling over future spending, residents voice concerns

Public hearing scheduled in Seneca Falls to drop full-time lawyer position
On Tuesday, the Seneca Falls Town Board heard from multiple residents about concerns raised over the proposed 2019 Town Budget. Once again, local residents raised concerns about the possibility of taxes increasing again. In 2018, ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature moving forward in county attorney search

Cayuga County Legislature moving forward in county attorney search
The Cayuga County Legislature continues to move forward in the search for a new county attorney after the position was abruptly vacated last month, with a committee Tuesday deciding how the hiring process should proceed ... more
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Democrats take control of all New York State chambers of government

Democrats take control of all New York State chambers of government
Democrats have taken over the majority in the New York State Senate. For the first time since 2010, Democrats will control the entire state government. Senate Democratic Leader Andrew Stewart Cousins, D-Yonkers, claimed victory in ... more
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Porsch, Ettman discuss absentee counts on Election Night (video)

Oral arguments delayed a month in SMI’s Article 78 against Seneca Falls over LL3
The race for Seneca County Court Judge turned into a two-person race by Election Night, as local attorney David Ettman, the Democrat, and District Attorney Barry Porsch, the Republican were the top vote recipients. A ... more
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ELECTION NIGHT LIVE: Results and analysis of Tuesday’s vote throughout the Finger Lakes & NYS (webcast replay)

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE: Live results and analysis of today’s vote throughout the Finger Lakes & NYS (live stream)
Join Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi for FingerLakes1.com's Election Night LIVE webcast sponsored by Midey, Mirras & Ricci, the Finger Lakes Personal Injury Attorneys. The trio discuss Tuesday's vote throughout the region and ... more
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Town of Skaneateles approves 2019 budget, lake monitoring funds increased

Town of Skaneateles approves 2019 budget, lake monitoring funds increased
The town of Skaneateles voted to approve the final budget for 2019 during a regular board meeting Monday night. Prior to opening a public hearing on the proposed preliminary budget, Budget Officer Bridgett Winkelman gave ... more
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Miner, Hawkins and Sharpe look to sway NY’s governor race

Miner, Hawkins and Sharpe look to sway NY’s governor race
Minor-party candidates for New York governor hope to have a major impact on Election Day. Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party candidate, Stephanie Miner, running on the Serve America Movement line, and Howie Hawkins, the Green ... more
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Katko, Balter spar over I-81, Social Security during final TV debate before election

Katko, Balter spar over I-81, Social Security during final TV debate before election
With two days to go until Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Katko and Democratic challenger Dana Balter clashed early and often Sunday during the final televised debate of the 24th Congressional District race. A question ... more
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