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Cornell appoints interim business dean following abrupt resignation

Cornell appoints interim business dean following abrupt resignation
Following the abrupt resignation of Soumitra Dutta, who was dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the university has appointed L. Joseph Thomas as the interim dean. Thomas, who was dean of the ... more
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College conundrum: Regional private colleges adapt in light of SUNY & free tuition program

SUNY tuition will increase again, if you’re not getting it for free
Take the free college education if you can, Gianna Ruffle’s parents told her. Or at least try to go to a private college for as little money as possible. The 17-year-old Gates Chili High School ... more
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Auburn receives state grant to replace lead water line fixtures

The city of Auburn was recently awarded a grant from the state health department to fund the replacement of lead water fixtures in the city's water lines. Director of Municipal Utilities Seth Jensen said the ... more
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State comptroller: Sempronius Fire Department should improve financial record-keeping

State comptroller: Sempronius Fire Department should improve financial record-keeping
A state audit of the Sempronius Fire Department found lack of adequate oversight of financial activities. The New York State Comptroller’s Office released a report on Friday citing the department's lack of financial oversight during ... more
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Margaret Reston announces candidacy for Canandaigua City Judge

Margaret Reston announces candidacy for Canandaigua City Judge
Citing her legal experience and community involvement, attorney Margaret “Meg” Reston Tuesday night announced her candidacy for Canandaigua City Court Judge. Reston made her announcement at a meeting of the Ontario County Republican Committee at ... more
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Victim believed to be credible in past sex abuse conviction of Ithaca College President

Victim believed to be credible in past sex abuse conviction of Ithaca College President
Two weeks after the revelation of a past conviction of Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse of a patient by the President of Ithaca College Shirley Collado the campus remains quiet. That stands in sharp contrast to the ... more
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Auburn City Council sets public hearings for zoning code, CDBG funds

Auburn City Council sets public hearings for zoning code, CDBG funds
The Auburn City Council scheduled two public hearings next week regarding the update to the city zoning code and the 2018-2019 Community Block Development Grant Annual Action Plan. Council members voted unanimously to authorize the ... more
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Feds withhold $14M from state over ‘I Love NY’ signs

Feds withhold $14M from state over 'I Love NY' signs
The federal government is withholding $14 million from New York in highway funds for erecting more than 500 'I Love NY' signs that violate federal highway rules and state law. On Thursday, the Federal Highway ... more
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Democrat Eddie Sundquist gets another endorsement

Democratic Congressional candidate Eddie Sundquist has won a second county committee endorsement in the race to challenge Republican Tom Reed in November. Sundquist said he won the endorsement of the Cattaraugus County Democratic Committee on ... more
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GOP Rep. Katko has large financial lead over Democrats in CNY race for Congress

GOP Rep. Katko has large financial lead over Democrats in CNY race for Congress
U.S. Rep. John Katko holds a sizable fundraising advantage over his potential Democratic challengers in the 24th Congressional District race, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Katko, R-Camillus, raised $256,884.15 in the fourth quarter ... more
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At Capitol dinner, Katko asks Tillerson for help with Lake Ontario water levels

At Capitol dinner, Katko asks Tillerson for help with Lake Ontario water levels
It was a chance encounter, but it may be the first step in revisiting a water management plan affecting communities along Lake Ontario in U.S. Rep. John Katko's district. Before President Donald Trump's State of ... more
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Another round of broadband infrastructure funding coming to the Finger Lakes

Round III of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ‘nation-leading’ broadband program will mean $209.7 million of investment — ensuring 122,285 homes, businesses, and community institutions across the state will have access to high-speed internet. The entire project ... more
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Romulus resident appeals letter signed by zoning officer on Circular enerG proposal

Romulus resident appeals letter signed by zoning officer on Circular enerG proposal
A Romulus resident filed an appeal against interpretations of the Romulus Zoning Code by Adam Schrader, the Town’s Zoning Enforcement Officer, who in response to inquiries from proponents of a proposed waste incinerator classified the ... more
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Top Cuomo aide quit to run campaign, but kept using government staff and office

Top Cuomo aide quit to run campaign, but kept using government staff and office
Joe Percoco never turned in his swipe card when he quit his state job. Even after he resigned as one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides to run the governor's 2014 re-election campaign, Percoco continued ... more
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Thruway Authority announces E-Zpass discounts for new customers

The New York State Thruway Authority announced Thursday that new E-ZPass customers will receive a discount. It's part of the E-ZPass Education Campaign. As part of this special incentive program, drivers who buy a Thruway ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks budget, campaign & future of New York (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks budget, campaign & future of New York (podcast)
Assembly Minority Leader and Gubernatorial Candidate Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) joins Josh Durso in-studio on Episode #94 of the Inside the FLX Podcast exclusively on FingerLakes1.com. During the discussion, Leader Kolb describes his frustrations and hopes ... more
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Upwards of 50 jobs at Seneca Falls business will be relocated to India

Upwards of 50 jobs at Seneca Falls business will be relocated to India
Reports indicate that Xylem Financial Resource Center located at the company’s Bayard Street facility in Seneca Falls will be shutting down in June. Those same reports indicate that 50 jobs will be lost at the ... more
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Auburn City Council looking at Casey Park, landfill, drinking water projects

Auburn City Council looking at Casey Park, landfill, drinking water projects
The next steps for several ongoing Auburn-area projects will be discussed during Thursday's Auburn City Council meeting. Casey Park City planning staff members Renee Jensen and Tiffany Beebee will unveil the design for the new ... more
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Cayuga County will not challenge order to pay former jail inmate $300K

Cayuga County will not challenge order to pay former jail inmate $300K
Cayuga County will not appeal a court decision ordering it to pay approximately $300,000 to a former jail inmate. The Cayuga County Legislature voted 10-3 Tuesday night against a resolution that would have appealed Cayuga ... more
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As Wells College looks to get out of water business, harmful algal bloom measures addressed

As Wells College looks to get out of water business, harmful algal bloom measures addressed
Wells College has been providing water for the village of Aurora since the 1920s, but the water plant is old and needs to be replaced, President Jonathan Gibralter said. “The reason we had a water ... more
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Village of Moravia to install new sewer pipe

Village of Moravia to install new sewer pipe
The village of Moravia will be replacing a sewer pipe on South Main Street in the spring. An old sewer line, back when the town had a gravity flow sewer system, is collapsing and needs ... more
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