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Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge

Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge
County Attorney Steven Getman has officially launched his campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge. Getman is a lifelong Republican who resides in Watkins Glen and currently serves as the Schuyler County Attorney. “Our new judge ... more
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Court postpones surrender date for former aide to Governor Cuomo

Court postpones surrender date for former aide to Governor Cuomo
The scheduled surrender date for a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to begin serving his six year prison sentence on federal corruption charges has been delayed. A Manhattan federal appeals court on Friday ruled ... more
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Cardinal Disposal to resume Seneca Falls trash pickup

Cardinal Disposal to resume Seneca Falls trash pickup
Despite service issues in 2018, the town is once again turning to Cardinal Disposal of Dundee for curbside pickup of trash from properties in the former village of Seneca Falls. The Town Board awarded a ... more
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Wayne looks to refinance debt on Public Safety Building project

Wayne looks to refinance debt on Public Safety Building project
Wayne County could save $800,000 to $1 million by refinancing the debt associated with financing a $17 million project to convert the old Wayne County Nursing Home into the Public Safety Building. Last week, the ... more
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Cuomo signs ‘red flag’ gun control bill into law

Cuomo signs ‘red flag’ gun control bill into law
Family members, school administrators and law enforcement officials can seek to get guns confiscated from people deemed by courts to be an “extreme risk” to themselves or others, under legislation signed Monday. The “red flag” ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the future of education with South Seneca Superintendent Stephen Zielinski

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the future of education with South Seneca Superintendent Stephen Zielinski
Stephen Parker Zielinski has served as Superintendent of South Seneca Central School District for enough years to learn a lot about students, education, and the growth that is undertaken as student, faculty, and administrators evolve ... more
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Avery enters race for Supervisor in Seneca Falls; focuses on landfill closure, infrastructure improvements

Avery says planning will be a priority after SF audit draws up big criticism
Seneca Falls Town Councilman Doug Avery is running for Town Supervisor. The Democrat was the third person to announce a bid for the position held currently by Republican Greg Lazzaro. At a meeting this week ... more
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Ferrara, Porretta will not seek second term; Lazzaro doesn’t get committee support in Seneca Falls

Republicans have endorsed their candidates in Seneca Falls. Mike Ferrara, a former principal in the Waterloo school district, will pursue the Republican nomination for Town Supervisor. Incumbent Republican Greg Lazzaro was nominated, but didn't receive ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Discussing Wayne Central BOE, controversial sentencing in Schuyler, and changes to student loans (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Downtown Revitalization Initiative, 2019 Legislative Session Ends, and SUNY Prices Jump Again (podcast)
In less than a week petitions will begin circulating for candidates hoping to win elections this fall. While the change in election calendar and format has caught some off-guard - The Debrief Podcast gives some ... more
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Unions remain strong in NY despite Supreme Court ruling

Unions remain strong in NY despite Supreme Court ruling
Labor leaders and top government officials in New York warned that Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court case decided last June, was a direct attack on public-employee unions by conservatives who wanted to see their ... more
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Local governments want changes to proposed bottle bill expansion

The state’s county governments are calling for changes to the proposed expansion of the state’s bottle return law that would add sports and energy drinks, as well as fruit, vegetable and ready-to-drink coffee and tea ... more
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Cuomo continues battling Senate Democrats over Amazon

Cuomo continues battling Senate Democrats over Amazon
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday called Amazon’s decision to abandon a project in Queens “the greatest tragedy” since he’s been in public office. “What happened is the greatest tragedy that I have seen since I ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing concussions and high school sports (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing concussions and high school sports (podcast)
The State of New Jersey recently made headlines when the state's high school sports governing body announced major changes to the way football would be handled moving forward. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association ... more
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Lower petition signature requirement signed into action; set to impact all local elections

Bill signed reducing petition signature requirements for elections
Bills that would reduce the number the number of needed petition signatures for ballot access were approved on Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The measure were passed by the Legislature after lawmakers this year previously ... more
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Auburn committee closer to finalizing DRI project list

Auburn committee closer to finalizing DRI project list
The chances that Auburn will see any Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects completed by the summer are slim. There might not even be a single project started by then, but city officials suggest that making the ... more
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Debate about dividing New York continues, despite challenges

Debate about dividing New York continues, despite challenges
A push to divide the state is brewing once again, a month and a half after Democrats gained full control of the state Senate for the first time in 10 years. In today’s political parlance, ... more
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Worries mount as Lake Ontario levels climb ever higher

Worries mount as Lake Ontario levels climb ever higher
Two years after historic flooding devastated the Lake Ontario shoreline, the lake level is unusually high and property owners are just now starting to fret about a repeat this spring. The water level in the ... more
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Auburn board explores historic district expansion

Auburn board explores historic district expansion
Auburn's Historic Resources Review Board explored a proposal on Tuesday that calls on expanding the city's South Street Historic District. The original proposal would almost double the size of the current district, putting over 300 ... more
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TWO YEARS OF PROGRESS: A closer look at efforts to combat substance use disorders & mental health awareness (series)

TWO YEARS OF PROGRESS: Seneca continues addiction, mental health efforts
Part I: Identifying the problem, weighing current challenges When it comes to creating awareness around mental health issues and substance use disorders – officials believe positive ground has been made up in the last few ... more
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Village of Union Springs votes to override tax cap, may hire school crossing guard

Village of Union Springs votes to override tax cap, may hire school crossing guard
The village of Union Springs voted to override the state imposed tax cap for the 2019-2020 fiscal year during a regular meeting Tuesday night. "Two out of the three years prior to this year we ... more
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Cayuga County Board of Elections preparing for early voting

Cayuga County Board of Elections preparing for early voting
The requirements of early voting in New York, approved last month by the state Legislature, are likely to have a "considerable impact" on the Cayuga County Board of Elections' work in 2019, according to both ... more
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