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DEC extends deadline for Lake Ontario flood relief funds

DEC extends deadline for Lake Ontario flood relief funds
Senator Pam Helming announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has extended the application deadline for the Lake Ontario General Permit as well as the expiration date of the permit. This will ... more
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Town of Waterloo board to consider solar farm moratorium extension

The Town Board will conduct a public hearing Monday to introduce Local Law 4 of 2018, extending an existing nine-month moratorium on approvals or permits for commercial solar farms for another nine months. Supervisor Don ... more
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Legislation aims to move farm vehicles faster

Legislation aims to move farm vehicles faster
Senator Pam Helming announced that the New York State Senate passed a bill that she sponsored to increase the speed at which a slow moving vehicle may travel on roadways. This legislation (S.6746) would require ... more
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Sen. Helming aims to ‘level’ playing field for hops farmers

Senator Pam Helming today announced that the New York State Senate passed a bill that she sponsors to include hop yards in the definition of agricultural land. The legislation (S.8841) would give hops farmers the ... more
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Gas Free Seneca joins Seneca Lake Guardian, focuses on incinerator

Anti-incinerator bill has yet to reach governor’s desk
Gas Free Seneca was formed eight years ago to fight a proposal by a Texas company to store liquid propane and butane in underground, abandoned salt caverns on the southwest side of Seneca Lake in ... more
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City Council meets Monday to discuss city manager search

City Council is scheduled to meet in special session at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss its search for a new city manager. The meeting will be in the second-floor conference room at City Hall, 43 ... more
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Fremouw drops GOP bid for NY Assembly, will run as independent

Fremouw drops GOP bid for NY Assembly, will run as independent
There will not be a Republican primary in the 130th Assembly District, but one GOP candidate will attempt to run as an independent. Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw, a Republican, did not submit petitions to force ... more
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Auburn City Council approves $3M bond for turf project at Falcon Park

Auburn City Council approves $3M bond for turf project at Falcon Park
The Auburn City Council unanimously voted Thursday night to authorize a $3 million bond to finance a project to put synthetic turf at Falcon Park, turning it into a multi-use facility that could be utilized ... more
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Helming holds large financial advantage over Baldridge in NY Senate race

Helming holds large financial advantage over Baldridge in NY Senate race
State Sen. Pam Helming's six-figure war chest is considerably larger than Democratic challenger Kenan Baldridge's negative balance. Helming, R-Canandaigua, raised $57,928 over the past six months and has $129,764 in the bank. She is seeking ... more
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Objections filed to Porsch, Ettman county judge petitions

Oral arguments delayed a month in SMI’s Article 78 against Seneca Falls over LL3
A general objection has been filed to the Green Party nominating petition of David Ettman and to the Independence Party petition of Barry Porsch, both candidates for Seneca County judge. The objections were filed by ... more
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Allen Street cell tower back for consideration before Auburn industrial development board

Allen Street cell tower back for consideration before Auburn industrial development board
The Rochester telecommunications company that in 2015 proposed building a 150-foot-tall cell tower on Allen Street near Case Avenue is in the process of resubmitting a site plan application to the Auburn Industrial Development Authority ... more
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Village of Aurora discusses 10-year zoning law violation

Village of Aurora discusses 10-year zoning law violation
Residents of a Main Street home in Aurora have been violating the village's zoning law for more than 10 years and fellow residents have had enough. "I wish I didn't have to do this, but ... more
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MANTIUS: Cuomo’s conflicting interests collide over plan for Cayuga plant

MANTIUS: Cuomo’s conflicting interests collide over plan for Cayuga plant
An affiliate of the politically-connected Blackstone Group seeks to convert one of the two coal-fired units at its Cayuga Lake power plant to burn natural gas, hauled in by truck. The plant, built in Lansing ... more
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MANTIUS: Keuka Outlet fouls drinking water, fuels toxic algae

DEC says Penn Yan wastewater treatment plant corrections made
Along the waterfront near Dresden, residents don’t dare drink their tap water, which is drawn directly from one of the most polluted sections of Seneca Lake. Their water is being fouled by the Keuka Outlet, ... more
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Cayuga County website plan tentatively approved in fourth time through committees

Cayuga County website plan tentatively approved in fourth time through committees
A Cayuga County legislative committee tentatively approved a plan for a new county government website Tuesday after earlier versions of the plan were previously defeated in several other committees. The county's Ways and Means Committee ... more
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Sennett votes to prohibit winter street parking

Sennett votes to prohibit winter street parking
Sennett voted to prohibit parking on the town's streets during winter months in a regular town meeting Tuesday night. The town board opened a public hearing for Local Law No. 1, regarding the seasonal parking ... more
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FINANCE DIRECTOR RESIGNS: Officials react to Deeds’ resignation in Seneca Co.

FINANCE DIRECTOR RESIGNS: Officials react to Deeds' resignation in Seneca Co.
On Tuesday, Seneca County Officials learned that Finance Director Brandi Deeds would be leaving her post effective August 1st. The surprise resignation came as an emailed notification from County Manager John Sheppard to the Board ... more
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County attorney says CIN police have no authority without reservation

Halftown says CIN leadership dispute over, Unity Council disagrees
Seneca County Attorney Frank Fisher said the recently announced Cayuga Indian Nation Police Department has no police authority because the Nation does not have a reservation. “This is just my opinion, but they do not ... more
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Canandaigua fines its supervisor $250 for stolen water

Canandaigua fines its supervisor $250 for stolen water
It’s not every day that a town fines its own supervisor. But it happened Monday in Canandaigua, where the Town Board approved a measure fining Supervisor Greg Westbrook $250 for a fire hydrant outside his ... more
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GOP Rep. John Katko criticizes Trump for defending Putin

Will Rep. Katko retire? Democrats thinks so, despite his plans to run again in 2020
U.S. Rep. John Katko joined a chorus of bipartisan lawmakers criticizing President Donald Trump for his comments regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 election and defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a joint press ... more
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Dean Skelos guilty: Ex-NY senator, son convicted of bribery, extortion

Dean Skelos guilty: Ex-NY senator, son convicted of bribery, extortion
A former New York state Senate leader and his son were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges that they pressured businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing ... more
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