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KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE: Kolb wants focus to be on school safety

June is National Student Safety Month, and the topic could never be more important or relevant. Protecting our students – especially as recent tragedies have highlighted the need to review school safety protocols across the ... more
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Village of Newark named finalist in $10M ‘Downtown Revitalization Initiative’

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The Village of Newark announced on Friday that it has advanced as a finalist to the next round of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, a statewide competition in which one winner in each of ... more
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Bonding motion for Seneca Falls sewer upgrades dies for lack of second

Odor issues, signage, and comprehensive plan included in Seneca Falls Town Board meeting
A motion to bond or borrow $3 million to pay for upgrades to the sanitary sewer system in the former village failed at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. The bonding motion was made by Supervisor Greg ... more
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Sale of former Seneca Falls village hall in jeopardy

Sale of former Seneca Falls village hall in jeopardy
The sale of the former Village Hall to a local businessman may be in jeopardy, the Town Board learned Tuesday. Town Attorney David Foster, while giving his monthly report, said George Tilton, owner of 5Star ... more
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Auburn City Council approves $34 million budget

Auburn City Council approves $34 million budget
The Auburn City Council unanimously approved the 2018-2019 city budget Thursday, and with it a 1-percent spending increase and a 4.6-percent tax levy increase. For the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, the city ... more
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Seneca Falls finalist for $10M DRI award

Seneca Falls finalist for $10M DRI award
The Seneca Falls Development Corporation has announced that the Town of Seneca Falls is a finalist for the Finger Lakes Region’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. The announcement follows an 18-month effort by the ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor Baldridge talks challenge to Sen. Pam Helming in 54th (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor Baldridge talks challenge to Sen. Pam Helming in 54th (podcast)
Kenan Baldridge believes its time for change. The Rose Town Supervisor made a run for the 54th Senate District in 2016, and again, will make a run - this time challenging sitting Senator Pam Helming, ... more
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Seneca County IDA to receive presentation on Greater Rochester Enterprise

Greater Rochester Enterprise has helped arrange site visits for new businesses interested in Seneca County. It has aided three local companies with strategic research. Company official Matt Hurlbutt will speak about Greater Rochester Enterprise’s organization ... more
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Brian Manktelow racks up GOP endorsements

Brian Manktelow racks up GOP endorsements
Brian Manktelow’s quest for the Republican nomination in the race for the state Assembly’s 130th District seat seems to be lining up perfectly. On Thursday, he received the overwhelming endorsement of the Wayne County Republican ... more
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Democratic hopefuls rally calling for Reed to be ousted this fall (video)

Democratic hopefuls rally calling for Reed to be ousted this fall (video)
It might have been a chilly, damp day, but that didn't stop the Democratic hopefuls vying to win this month's primary for the 23rd Congressional District to turn out for a rally in front of ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Shipley, Davidson talk future of Seneca County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Shipley, Davidson talk future of Seneca County (podcast)
Seneca County is in a good place. That was the message from Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley and Majority Leader Lee Davidson, who were in-studio on Tuesday talking about the County's efforts and progress ... more
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Wayne County Republicans choose their slate of candidates for November races

On Thursday, May 31st, the Wayne County Republican Committee gathered in Lyons for a Designating Convention to name their slate of candidates for November. During the meeting, Wayne County Chairman, Bob Oaks, informed the committee ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Pride Month, FLX Pride Festival & Improving Dialogue (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Pride Month, FLX Pride Festival & Improving Dialogue (podcast)
June is 'Pride Month' and in Geneva this weekend, the FLX Pride Festival will take place - celebrating this important local event. While there will be the usual 'festival' fare - there will be opportunities ... more
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‘Third time’s the charm’: Auburn applies for $10M downtown grant contest

City of Auburn sees 1.9% tax hike, 5.5% reduction in spending
The city of Auburn revealed the projects that will hopefully propel its application for a $10 million downtown revitalization grant to victory. This is the third year the city has submitted an application to the ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Former Chairman Batman talks challenge to Assemblyman Finch (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Former Chairman Batman talks challenge to Assemblyman Finch (podcast)
On Tuesday, former Cayuga County Legislature Chairman Keith Batman was in-studio talking about his candidacy for New York Assembly's 126th District. The move to run for Assembly, and challenge Assemblyman Gary Finch, came after he ... more
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Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw officially announces his candidacy for 130th

It's official now. Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw announced his candidacy to succeed Assemblyman Robert Oaks in the 130th District on Friday. "Family, friends, and supporters - this is a short message to inform you that ... more
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Sheriff Lansing will seek third term in Tompkins

Sheriff Lansing will seek third term in Tompkins
Sheriff Kenneth Lansing will be running for a third term as Tompkins County Sheriff this fall, his team announced in a press release on Thursday. In an announcement video distributed to local media, Lansing said ... more
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Baldridge hits Helming hard on ethics, environment

Baldridge hits Helming hard on ethics, environment
When Kenan Baldridge ran for state Senate two years ago, his Republican opponent had no state legislative record that he could address. She does now. Baldridge, a Democrat who was soundly defeated by Republican Pam ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor Manktelow talks race for 130th Assembly District

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor Manktelow talks race for 130th Assembly District
Lyons Town Supervisor Brian Manktelow says he's running to restore the American Dream in New York State. He criticized Albany's deadlock, the stagnation of the state's economy, and wants to advocate for real change. On ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Brittany’s Law, future of AG’s office, and more (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Brittany's Law, future of AG's office, and more (podcast)
On Thursday's edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso tackle a number of political stories impacting the Finger Lakes. Brittany's Law, former Attorney General Eric Schneidermann, the Geneva City Manager search process, ... more
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New York has a new attorney general

New York has a new attorney general
New York has a new attorney general — at least through the end of the year. Barbara Underwood, the state's solicitor general since 2011, was voted in Tuesday as attorney general for the remainder of ... more
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