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SIENA POLL: Molinaro closing in on Cuomo, but still down double-digits

Republican Marc Molinaro’s candidacy has picked up support in the final days of the campaign for governor, but he continues to trail Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo by 13 percentage points, according to a Siena College ... more
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Did Finch vote against $2 million for Auburn, Owasco water treatment?

There has been an ongoing debate during the 126th Assembly District race about who deserves credit for securing funding to help Auburn and Owasco protect its drinking water from harmful algal blooms. Assemblyman Gary Finch, ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Amanda Kirchgessner on campaign, representation in 58th District (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Candidate eyes opportunity to do things different in Albany (podcast)
Amanda Kirchgessner calls herself a non-traditional candidate for state office. She is seeking to unseat State Sen. Tom O'Mara, who has represented the 58th District since moving over from the State Assembly. She began her ... more
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Local food producers sought for market at Auburn welcome center

Local food producers sought for market at Auburn welcome center
The New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center is seeking local producers of food items to be part of the Taste NY Market that will be located there. The market will be operated by Cornell ... more
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Sennett development: One business looks to relocate, another to plant roots

Sennett development: One business looks to relocate, another to plant roots
Two businesses, one a repair shop another a rental equipment and construction materials shop, came before Sennett's Planning Board Thursday night for preliminary site plan reviews. An Auburn auto repair shop, Xcelerated Auto, is looking ... more
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Candidates for governor debate without Cuomo

Candidates for governor debate without Cuomo
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn't show, but his four challengers swapped ideas and joined together to criticize the incumbent in a largely amiable debate Thursday night in Albany. And while the Democratic incumbent may ... more
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Yates names Flynn as new administrator

Yates names Flynn as new administrator
Yates County Treasurer Winona “Nonie” Flynn has some more duties. As acting county administrator. Following a budget workshop Wednesday, the county Legislature — in a unanimous vote — appointed Flynn to the position effective Nov ... more
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Democratic enrollment grows across New York ahead of Election Day

Democratic enrollment grows across New York ahead of Election Day
Enrollment of Democratic voters surged over the last year in New York, according to new statistics released Thursday by the state Board of Elections. Republican enrollment, meanwhile, was largely flat over the last seven months ... more
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Greenidge gets green light, as well as controversial 5-year extension

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Since its restart in the Spring of 2017, the Greenidge Generation power station has been skirting federal law governing its use of cooling waters drawn from Seneca Lake. The Clean Water Act requires electric power ... more
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$13M secured for flood relief in Finger Lakes, Southern Tier

$13M secured for flood relief in Finger Lakes, Southern Tier
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $13 million program, which is available for restoration and recovery efforts following the severe flash flooding in August that severely impacted communities in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions. "Extreme ... more
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Candidates will debate, without Cuomo, in second Gubernatorial event

Candidates will debate, without Cuomo, in second Gubernatorial event
The second gubernatorial debate of the general election will be held this evening at the College of St. Rose in Albany. The 6 p.m. event will feature all of the candidates on the ballot for ... more
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INTERCEPT REPORT: Rep. Reed founded medical debt collection firm with questionable practices

INTERCEPT REPORT: Rep. Reed founded medical debt collection firm with questionable practices
Over the last two years, Michael Enslow, a resident of Waterloo, New York, has been in a back-and-forth with a debt collector. The exchanges, familiar to many Americans, ended up in federal court, claiming that the debt collection ... more
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Helming introduces legislation to form prison contraband hotline

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Senator Pam Helming announced that she has introduced legislation to create a toll-free hotline where callers can report information on prison contraband. The establishment of this hotline encourages prison inmates, corrections officers, and citizens to ... more
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Batman unveils steps to end corruption in Albany at campaign event

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New York State Assembly candidate Keith Batman outlined his plan to crack down on corruption and give New Yorkers an honest and open state government that works for them. “Corruption, greed and dishonesty have hurt ... more
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Batman, Finch spar over ethics, water quality at NY Assembly debate in Auburn

Batman, Finch spar over ethics, water quality at NY Assembly debate in Auburn
The two candidates for the 126th Assembly District didn't disagree on everything during a televised debate at Cayuga Community College Wednesday, but the forum featured a few contentious moments. Early in the debate, Assemblyman Gary ... more
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WATCH THE DEBATE: Reed & Mitrano face off in televised battle for voters in 23rd District (video)

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It didn't happen in the Finger Lakes, or in the northern portion of the 23rd Congressional District, but three debates were scheduled. On Tuesday, Democratic Challenger Tracy Mitrano and Incumbent Republican Tom Reed faced off ... more
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WATCH THE DEBATE: Dana Balter & Rep. John Katko clash over healthcare, POTUS (video)

WATCH THE DEBATE: Dana Balter & Rep. John Katko clash over healthcare, POTUS (video)
In their first televised debate, Republican Rep. John Katko and Democrat Dana Balter addressed issues that have plagued the country and central New York for a decade, as well as ones that arose just hours ... more
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Molinaro touts vision to build NY from ‘ground up’ in new economic development plan

Molinaro touts vision to build NY from ‘ground up’ in new economic development plan
Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro released an economic development plan on Tuesday that would ban cash giveaways to companies and enhance oversight of programs meant to create jobs. At the same time, the proposals ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature approves formation of Department of Public Works

Cayuga County Legislature approves formation of Department of Public Works
The Cayuga County Highway Department and several other departments responsible for county facilities and infrastructure will be reorganized into a single unit. The Cayuga County Legislature last week voted to create a Department of Public ... more
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Cook Political Report: Mitrano gaining ground on Reed

Cook Political Report: Mitrano gaining ground on Reed
A nationally recognized watcher of political races showed Democrat challenger Tracy Mitrano gaining ground on Republican incumbent Tom Reed in the 23rd Congressional District. The Cook Political Report changed its handicap of Reed-Mitrano race from ... more
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Judge rules fantasy sports like FanDuel, DraftKings are ‘unconstitutional’ in New York

Judge rules fantasy sports like FanDuel, DraftKings are ‘unconstitutional’ in New York
A state Supreme Court justice late lat week ruled daily fantasy sports games in New York violated the state constitution’s ban on gambling, throwing into question the future of apps like FanDuel and DraftKings in ... more
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