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Groups to rally at NY Capitol for higher education funding

Groups to rally at NY Capitol for higher education funding
Student groups and faculty unions will gather at the state Capitol to advocate for more higher education funding in New York. Advocacy organizations from across the state plan to hold a rally Tuesday in Albany ... more
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REPORT: Former BonaDent building will cost Seneca County over a million more to fix roof

REPORT: Former BonaDent building will cost Seneca County over a million more to fix roof
Little more than two years after purchasing the former BonaDent building in Waterloo - the Seneca County Board of Supervisors learned that they would need to spend more than a million more to fix a ... more
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Auburn introduced to new federal tax incentive program

City of Auburn sees 1.9% tax hike, 5.5% reduction in spending
As an effort to get private investment flowing into low-income communities, New York state is participating in the new Opportunity Zone development program. New York has more than 500 Opportunity Zones, and one is in ... more
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Lawmakers approve bill to require locked storage for guns

Lawmakers approve bill to require locked storage for guns
State lawmakers on Monday approved legislation that would requiring the locked storage of firearms — a long-sought bill for supporters of gun control in New York. The bill, part of a string of gun control ... more
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Enslow announces bid for supervisor in Waterloo

Enslow announces bid for supervisor in Waterloo
Michael Enslow, a Waterloo resident, announced today that he will be running for a seat on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors. Enslow will run for one of the two at-large positions from the Town ... more
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Top officials urge caution as budget deadline looms less than 30 days away in New York

Top officials urge caution as budget deadline looms less than 30 days away in New York
The top budget advisor to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday urged a cautious approach to the state budget this month amid the predict by some independent economists of a recession starting as early as next ... more
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Hochadel will not seek another term on Board of Supervisors in Seneca County

Waterloo Supervisor Lisa Hochadel says she will not seek re-election this fall after careful consideration. The decision was not an easy one, nor one that came quickly - but the Supervisor alerted media Monday morning ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne Co. Sheriff Barry Virts talks contract negotiations, mugshot ban, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts talks
Wayne County Sheriff Bary Virts discusses the challenges of running a department that's mid-contract negotiations, and also coping with the widespread shortage of law enforcement prospects. He also tackles some of the statewide initiatives that ... more
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Community remember Geneva City Councilor John Greco as passionate public servant

Community remember Geneva City Councilor John Greco as passionate public servant
John Greco loved his hometown. It would be fair to say he wore Geneva on his sleeve, according to those who knew him. He was born here, grew up here, was a star athlete at ... more
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Most supervisors in Seneca County will run again in 2019

Seneca County Board of Supervisors will have new leader after tonight’s meeting
Eight Seneca County Board of Supervisors members whose terms expire this year have said they will seek re-election in November. The following people said they are circulating nominating petitions to run again: • Ernest Brownell ... more
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Waterloo school board will meet to hear about budget

Waterloo school board will meet to hear about budget
Postponed a week because of bad weather, the Board of Education will try again Monday to get preliminary information on a 2019-20 school budget. Superintendent Terri Bavis and Business Administrator Joanne Slauson will present the ... more
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Seneca health building report to be unveiled Monday

Seneca health building report to be unveiled Monday
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss the status of two county buildings and a sewer-related issue. Architect John Snyder of Ithaca will update the ... more
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Cuomo says marijuana legalization ‘in trouble’ if not included in budget

Cuomo says marijuana legalization ‘in trouble’ if not included in budget
Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an interview with WNYC said the legalization of marijuana should be done in the state budget agreement expected to pass by the end of the month. If not, the provision may ... more
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Residents air concerns on zoning rewrite at village of Cayuga hearing

Residents air concerns on zoning rewrite at village of Cayuga hearing
A public hearing on the first rewrite of the village of Cayuga's zoning laws since 1988 saw renewed debate, with residents' concerns focusing primarily on the rewrite process and rules for short-term rentals. No vote ... more
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Proposed property tax cap could hurt rural Ontario County town

Proposed property tax cap could hurt rural Ontario County town
Governor Cuomo made a stop in Rochester Friday, proposing to make the property tax cap permanent. It’s a bill receiving bipartisan support, but there are concerns of its long-term impact. The rural town of Richmond ... more
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State Sen.Cathy Young to lead Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture in Geneva

State Sen.Cathy Young to lead Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture in Geneva
A veteran Republican state senator is set to lead the new center of excellence designed to grow the state’s food, beverage and agricultural industry. Cornell University announced Thursday that Cathy Young, 58, has been named ... more
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Cuomo works to lure Amazon back to New York

Cuomo works to lure Amazon back to New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and range of business, political and labor leaders are pushing for Amazon to reconsider its plan to back away from a project in New York that would have created 25,000 jobs tied ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Discussing supervised injection sites, censured judges, and Yates midwife fallout (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Rent control measures, resistance to vaccines, and low speed access (podcast)
No shortages of worthy headlines this week in the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York. FingerLakes1.com News Director Josh Durso and Finger Lakes Morning News Host Ted Baker sit down to discuss the latest storylines ... more
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Republicans back Lattimore for fourth run against Quill for Auburn mayor

Republicans back Lattimore for fourth run against Quill for Auburn mayor
The race for Auburn mayor will likely be another rematch. For the fifth straight mayoral race, the Cayuga County Republican Committee has endorsed Cayuga County Legislator Timothy Lattimore as its candidate, and for the fourth ... more
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Auburn City Council to consider historic district expansion

Auburn City Council to consider historic district expansion
The Auburn City Council and the public will get a rundown on a plan to expand the South Street Historic District Thursday. City staff are applying for two grants to help fund the district expansion ... more
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Mayors discuss potential impacts of cannabis legalization

Mayors discuss potential impacts of cannabis legalization
The New York State Conference of Mayors hosted a summit on the legalization of cannabis Wednesday morning. Policy makers, law enforcement representatives, and leaders from other states spoke to the group. Their goal was to ... more
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