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More lawmakers call for restoration of AIM funding for small municipalities

More lawmakers call for restoration of AIM funding for small municipalities
Add Democratic state Sen. Rachel May to the push to keep direct aid to municipalities in the final budget agreement as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal seeks to cut the funding in his spending plan. “I ... more
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NYSAC voices concerns about legalizing marijuana

NYSAC voices concerns about legalizing marijuana
A new report from the New York State Association of Counties lays out concerns local governments have with legalizing adult use marijuana too hastily. Although the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act includes an opt out ... more
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Cuomo defends RHA after Trump criticizes it during SOTU

Cuomo defends RHA after Trump criticizes it during SOTU
Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed back Tuesday against critics of New York's new abortion-rights law, contending it does little more than codify Roe v. Wade into state law. The Democratic governor and the state Legislature have ... more
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Change in Cato Town Clerk’s hours may go to referendum

Change in Cato Town Clerk’s hours may go to referendum
A proposed change to the business hours for the Cato Town Clerk was postponed Tuesday night after the town board decided to explore the possibility of putting the changes on the ballot. Originally, the board ... more
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More contracts highlight state spending on FLX Welcome Center

More contracts highlight state spending on FLX Welcome Center
The Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva is meant to bolster tourism but taxpayers seem to be the ones taking it on the chin to impress those tourists. Almost as soon as the center opened ... more
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Fight to preserve Huntington Building heating up in Seneca Falls

Huntington
An unidentified Rochester developer has contacted Huntington Building owner Peter Koch and expressed an interest in buying the vacant landmark building for preservation and reuse. According to the Landmark Society of Western New York, Koch ... more
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Town of Romulus taking steps to update Comp Plan

The Town of Romulus Planning Board has started taking steps to update its Comprehensive Plan. At a public information session last Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the town hall in Willard, Subcommittee Chair Tom Bouchard ... more
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Seneca County IDA votes on tax abatement for Deer Haven Park

Seneca County IDA votes on tax abatement for Deer Haven Park
The new year is off to a busy start for the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors. The board will consider giving final approval to a PILOT agreement with Deer Haven Park and ... more
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Auburn city council to vote on police department pay raises

Struggling with a tight staff, the Auburn Police Department is asking city council to consider officer pay raises in an effort to attract more applicants. The council will vote Thursday on a resolution that would ... more
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Former Assemblyman Joseph Errigo and lobbyist Robert Scott Gaddy indicted in bribery plot

Former Assemblyman Joseph Errigo and lobbyist Robert Scott Gaddy indicted in bribery plot
A federal grand jury has indicted former area Assemblyman Joseph Errigo and a lobbyist, Robert Scott Gaddy, accusing the pair of of engaging in a bribery scheme. The indictment was unsealed Monday in federal court ... more
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Cato Town Board to vote on local law changing clerk’s hours

Cato Town Board to vote on local law changing clerk’s hours
The Cato Town Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed local law that would change the hours of operation for the town clerk. According to Town Supervisor Charles Ray ... more
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Fight over Amazon heats up in Albany

Fight over Amazon heats up in Albany
The fight over Amazon’s expansion to Long Island City in Queens on Monday tiptoed toward a confrontation between a top Democrat in the state Senate and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sen. Mike Gianaris was nominated to ... more
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Charges dismissed in alleged theft of GPS unit in Tom Reed congressional race

Charges dismissed in alleged theft of GPS unit in Tom Reed congressional race
A misdemeanor charge against a Corning resident accused of stealing a GPS unit attached to a campaign sign in last year's congressional race has been dismissed. Gary McCaslin, a retired Corning minister, was charged with ... more
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CNY residents discuss I-81 at Katko’s town hall in Auburn

CNY residents discuss I-81 at Katko’s town hall in Auburn
U.S. Rep. John Katko on Monday launched a series of town hall meetings to collect feedback from residents and stakeholders on the Interstate 81 project in Syracuse. The crowd of more than 100 people at ... more
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Wayne County offices on the move as major renovations set to begin

Wayne County offices on the move
Wayne County departments have begun moving from a building being vacated for a major renovation. The office building is at 16 William St. and is also called Wayne County Building 4. Karen Ambroz, director of ... more
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State, local officials call on state to pay for early voting

State, local officials call on state to pay for early voting
In November, voters will have eight days before Election Day to get to the polls. It's part a voting reform bill passed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 24. Concerns about how early voting will ... more
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‘REVENUE SHOCK’: Cuomo, DiNapoli respond to $2.3B drop in receipts creating budget chaos

Cuomo, DiNapoli reveal ‘serious revenue shock,’ $2.3B drop in NY income tax receipts
Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli revealed a massive revenue decline over the last several weeks that could create havoc as state lawmakers work to finish a budget. Cuomo and DiNapoli were ... more
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New York already has the largest lottery in the nation. It got even bigger in 2018

New York already has the largest lottery in the nation. It got even bigger in 2018
Maybe it's the New York Lottery that is getting rich. Fueled by record Mega Millions jackpots, New York's lottery cracked the $10 billion mark in sales in 2018 — a new state record for a ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road
When it comes to the region's natural resources - they may feel endless to those who call it home. The Finger Lakes region is a destination that folks can identify. As Yvonne Taylor, Vice President ... more
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Gov. Cuomo issues ice jam warning ahead of expected warm up next week

Gov. Cuomo issues ice jam warning ahead of expected warm up next week
Governor Andrew Cuomo urged local governments to prepare for possible ice jam flooding as warmer temperatures and precipitation move into the state on Monday. State agencies are monitoring ice jams and potential ice jam formations ... more
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Cuomo says he doesn’t govern as a Catholic

Cuomo says he doesn't govern as a Catholic
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday in a radio interview defended the passage of a bill bolstering abortion laws in New York as opponents seek to mobilize politically on the issue. The bills were opposed by ... more
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