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Helming secures funding for FLCC machinist program

Helming secures funding for FLCC machinist program
Senator Pam Helming announced that she has secured $68,000 in grant funding for Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) to purchase manufacturing equipment. This equipment will be used as part of the College’s advanced manufacturing training ... more
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Cayuga County E-911 testing backup system for call locating

Cayuga County E-911 testing backup system for call locating
Cayuga County's E-911 Emergency Communications Department this week began testing a backup system for pinpointing the location of calls, department Director Denise Spingler said Wednesday. In situations where callers can't identify their location, such as ... more
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Senate Republicans adjust to life in the minority as session kicks off

Senate Republicans adjust to life in the minority as session kicks off
Life out of power in Albany is not easy. Lawmakers in the minority do not get a say over which bills come to the floor for a vote, less staff to help with constituent representation ... more
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Cuomo makes MeToo joke on historic day for female politicians in New York

Cuomo makes MeToo joke on historic day for female politicians in New York
Gov. Cuomo made a risque joke about sexual harassment as reporters swarmed him outside his Capitol office. “Space, we need space,” the Governor said to reporters who jockeyed to get in questions about the new ... more
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Shipley gets another term as Chair of Seneca County Board of Supervisors (video)

Shipley out, Cleere and Enslow in after absentee counts in Seneca County
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday for the first time in 2019 - and at that session - named Supervisor Bob Shipley (R-Waterloo) to chairman. "I am honored for the opportunity to ... more
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Cayuga County committee approves change to reduce turnover at county clerk’s office

Cayuga County committee approves change to reduce turnover at county clerk’s office
A Cayuga County legislative committee Monday approved two staffing changes at the Cayuga County Clerk's Office in an effort to reduce a high rate of turnover in some positions. The Legislature's Government Operations Committee approved ... more
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Auburn community voices feedback on DRI project proposals

Auburn community voices feedback on DRI project proposals
Written on a poster board in the Booker T. Washington Community Center were the words "need some improvement." This was how one Auburn community member described the city in three words. On Tuesday, the public ... more
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Legislative session kicks off on Wednesday with high expectations for Democrats

Legislative session kicks off on Wednesday with high expectations for Democrats
Single-party rule is returning to the state Capitol as Democrats will formally assume the mantle of governing the state Senate later today as the 2019 legislative session bigs amid the expectation lawmakers will take up ... more
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LOCATE Finger Lakes releases update to Board of Directors

Locate Finger Lakes to host CEO roundtable for aspiring entrepreneurs on Jan. 31st
LOCATE Finger Lakes, the economic development initiative designed to enhance collaboration, promote business enterprise, and provide focus on the economic future of the Finger Lakes region, today announced the current membership of its Board of ... more
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O’Mara: Focus on long-term fiscal responsibility, upstate economy tops 2019 agenda

O’Mara: Focus on long-term fiscal responsibility, upstate economy tops 2019 agenda
On the opening day of a new legislative session at the State Capitol, Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) took the Oath of Office to begin his fifth term representing New York’s 58th Senate District, and ... more
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Former state Senate leader reports to prison

Former state Senate leader reports to prison
New York's disgraced former State Senate leader, Dean Skelos, will report to prison Tuesday, where he will start his four-year and three-month prison term after being convicted on corruption charges. The 70-year-old Republican is expected ... more
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Skaneateles moves forward on project to replace Austin Park bathroom

Skaneateles moves forward on project to replace Austin Park bathroom
The town of Skaneateles voted to move forward and explore options to replace the bathrooms at Austin Park, housed in a 1960 building last updated in 1993, during a regular meeting Monday night. "It's just ... more
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Here’s what the next Auburn DRI open house will entail

Here’s what the next Auburn DRI open house will entail
The Auburn community will get another opportunity to learn about the city's Downtown Revitalization Initiative project proposals at an open house Tuesday. Ideas on improving the downtown area will be welcomed. In a workshop format, ... more
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To rehab or demolish: That is the question for Geneva city home

For years, neighbors on North Genesee Street watched a once-stately city home turn into an abandoned eyesore. The city eventually obtained 7 N. Genesee St. for back taxes, along with a number of other vacant ... more
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Cuomo calls for constitutional amendment to address abortion rights

Cuomo calls for constitutional amendment to address abortion rights
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on Monday for a constitutional amendment that would guarantee reproductive rights for women. “I want to take it a step further and I want to pass this year a constitutional amendment ... more
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Pro-business groups in NY push to create permanent extension of property tax cap

Counties call for hearing on tax cap in New York
Pro-business organizations this session are pushing for a permanent extension of the state’s cap on property tax increases in the new legislative session, a position that aligns with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Independent business owners risk ... more
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Expanding campaign finance law a priority for some, but not all of New York’s elected officials

Expanding campaign finance law a priority for some, but not all of New York’s elected officials
Election reform is a top contender on Democrats’ legislative priorities this session, particularly in the area of expanding public campaign finance laws. At the state capitol Monday advocates and elected officials voiced how tough it ... more
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Tax refunds will go out during shutdown, White House official says

The Trump administration has decided that tax refunds will be disbursed this year as scheduled despite the partial government shutdown. The announcement Monday, which reverses previous policy — and surprised some in the administration’s own ... more
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Mitrano says government being held hostage by White House

Mitrano says government being held hostage by White House
Democrat Tracy Mitrano says President Donald Trump is holding the country hostage to his detailed ideas about securing the border, and people are beginning to suffer. Mitrano, who is making a second run to represent ... more
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The long road to economic development in Seneca County

The long road to economic development in Seneca County
When it comes to economic development in Seneca County - there are several entities working toward a common vision. At least on paper. The Seneca County Board of Supervisors, Industrial Development Agency, and Chamber of ... more
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Former Geneva City Manager Matt Horn to join MRB Group, leading municipal services division

Former Geneva City Manager Matt Horn to join MRB Group, leading municipal services division
MRB Group, a Rochester-based Engineering and Architecture firm, recently announced that Mathew D. Horn, former City Manager for Geneva, will soon be leading their Municipal Services Division. Horn announced that he was leaving the City ... more
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