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Cuomo urges commission to maintain Lake Ontario outflows to avoid flooding

Cuomo urges commission to maintain Lake Ontario outflows to avoid flooding
Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes the International Joint Commission reconsiders its plan to decrease Lake Ontario outflows beginning Friday. At 1 a.m., outflows will decrease from 8,950 to 8,550 cubic meters per second. Frank Bevacqua, a ... more
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State of the county: Cayuga County tackles mandates, water quality and more

State of the county: Cayuga County tackles mandates, water quality and more
Cayuga County Administrator J. Justin Woods has been on the job 101 days, and there were many challenges to discuss at the annual State of Cayuga County and City of Auburn luncheon held Thursday. But ... more
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State of the city: Summer construction projects show Auburn’s progress, improvement

State of the city: Summer construction projects show Auburn's progress, improvement
Downtown Auburn will be a hub of construction this summer, as the result of a $25 million investment into public works by the city, accompanied by additional money from private investors. Auburn City Manager Jeff ... more
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“I Love NY” signs may be here to stay

“I Love NY” signs may be here to stay
New York State's illegal tourism signs might not be coming down yet after all. Despite a Newsday report claiming the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will take down the "I Love New York" ... more
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del Lago vs. Albany: Competitors will have billion dollar advantage if state fails to act

del Lago vs. Albany: Competitors will have billion dollar advantage if state fails to act
The two biggest competitors of del Lago Resort & Casino have a billion dollar ‘Ace’ up their sleeve. Historic filings and reports from the last 20 years showcase a problem not dealt with by New ... more
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Department of Health, Office for the Aging ecstatic after move to ‘Seneca County Health and Senior Services Building’

Department of Health, Office for the Aging ecstatic after move to 'Seneca County Health and Senior Services Building'
Seneca County Public Health, Environmental Health, and Office for the Aging have a new home. It’s been a lengthy process — years in the making, in fact — but all three agencies now have new ... more
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NY budget likely spares public from most of Cuomo’s proposed tax increases

NY budget likely spares public from most of Cuomo's proposed tax increases
Budget negotiators in Albany have nixed most of the $1 billion in new taxes and fees proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of a plan to deal with the state's budget deficit. Only Cuomo's ... more
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Second public hearing held on Shakelton Inn tax abatement request by Inns of Aurora

Second public hearing held on Shakelton Inn tax abatement request by Inns of Aurora
A second public comment session regarding the Inns of Aurora's requested tax abatement for their Shakelton House Project was held during a regular Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency meeting on Tuesday. An initial public hearing ... more
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State funding cuts could impact Booker T. Washington Community Center in Auburn

State funding cuts could impact Booker T. Washington Community Center in Auburn
A funding source the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Auburn relies on could receive less state funding in the next state budget. The New York State Network for Youth Success, a group supporting after ... more
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Rick Gallant suspends campaign for NY23

Rick Gallant suspends campaign for NY23
Rick Gallant has suspended his campaign for congress. The Democratic canidate in New York's 23rd Congressional District issued the following statement: "It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the suspension of my ... more
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Reed backed by GOP chairs for re-election throughout NY23

Reed backed by GOP chairs for re-election throughout NY23
Citing commitment to fairness and accessibility, and a record of standing with us in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York, the 11 County Republican Committee Chairs in New York’s 23rd Congressional District ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga Community College professor talks ‘state’ of media (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga Community College professor talks 'state' of media (podcast)
Cayuga Community College Media and Telecommunications Programs Director Steve Keeler joined Josh Durso in-studio to discuss the latest trends in media, the 'condition' that the industry has found itself, and the criticisms of those who ... more
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Penn Yan will receive $500K in Restore-NY grants for downtown revitalization

Penn Yan will receive $500K in Restore-NY grants for downtown revitalization
Penn Yan is going to be on the receiving end of a $500,000 Restore-NY grant. In a joint-statement late-Monday — State Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano announced multiple municipalities that would be receiving ... more
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Seneca County employee files suit, DA denies claims ‘entirely’

Seneca County employee files suit, DA denies claims 'entirely'
A Seneca County employee who filed a Notice of Claim last fall has officially taken legal action. FingerLakes1.com obtained documents from the Seneca County Clerk’s Office, which detailed the complaint who identifies the plaintiff as ... more
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‘THEIR FAULT, NOT OURS’: Seneca Nation responds as del Lago blames them for ‘unfair’ advantage

'THEIR FAULT, NOT OURS': Seneca Nation responds as del Lago blames them for 'unfair' advantage
del Lago Resort & Casino is facing a 'blatantly unfair competitive disadvantage'. That's the word from Steven Greenberg, acting as spokesperson for del Lago Resort & Casino as they move toward 'leveling' the playing field ... more
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Data shows continued decline in population for most of FLX

Data shows continued decline in population for most of FLX
More startling news was discovered in the U.S. Census Bureau estimates of population change from 2010 to 2017. The latest data, which accounts for more loss — shows that most job-gains were picked up in ... more
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Donna Cathy announces candidacy for judge in Seneca Co.

Oral arguments delayed a month in SMI’s Article 78 against Seneca Falls over LL3
Former Seneca County District Attorney Donna Cathy announced her candidacy for Seneca County Judge in the 2018 election. The seat is up for election this year due to the impending retirement of Judge Dennis Bender ... more
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Ontario County board pushes state over online sales tax

As state lawmakers continue budget negotiations, the Ontario County Board of Supervisors is calling on the state Senate and Assembly to include a provision that would protect retail businesses. The Internet Fairness Conformity Tax would ... more
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Owasco Lake watershed’s management plan could be complete by July 2019

Owasco Lake watershed's management plan could be complete by July 2019
The Owasco Lake Watershed Nine Element Plan has hit a couple of milestones this year, paving the way to its first round of public feedback set for this fall. A 9E Plan outlines ways to ... more
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Helming seeking re-election, endorsed by six GOP county chairs

State Sen. Pam Helming is running for re-election — and she has the support of every Republican chair in her district. Helming, R-Canandaigua, will seek a second term representing the 54th Senate District. The district ... more
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Public hearing focuses on eminent domain & Ludovico Trail (full video)

Public hearing focuses on eminent domain & Ludovico Trail (full video)
The long-anticipated Public Hearing on Eminent Domain was finally held on Tuesday — setting the stage for a decision on the sewer line that would go down the Ludovico Sculpture Trail — if adopted by ... more
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