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Democrats from 3 counties designate Balter to challenge Katko for Congress

Democrats from 3 counties designate Balter to challenge Katko for Congress
Democratic Party committees from three counties in Central New York voted Wednesday night to designate Dana Balter as their candidate to challenge U.S. Rep. John Katko in the November election. Balter, 42, of Syracuse, beat ... more
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Helming: $5.5M available for farmland protection projects

Helming: $5.5M available for farmland protection projects
Senator Pam Helming announced that $5.5 million is available through two state grant programs to fund farmland protection projects. Both the Farmland Protection Implementation Program and Land Trust Grants can help preserve viable farmland, protecting ... more
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Kyle Black calls on board to avoid litigation, presents Seneca Falls with two large checks

Kyle Black calls on board to avoid litigation, presents Seneca Falls with two large checks
It was an exciting night for Seneca Falls residents who are hopeful for a relief from a strained relationship between the Town and one of it’s largest economic drivers. Seneca Meadows Landfill Regional Manager Kyle ... more
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Residents question sewer expansion along Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls

Residents question sewer expansion along Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls
The Seneca Falls Town Board may not have taken any action in terms of Eminent Domain and the Ludovico Sculpture Trail after cancelling the public hearing scheduled on the topic — but that didn’t stop ... more
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DEC cites High Acres Landfill for ongoing odor issues

DEC cites High Acres Landfill for ongoing odor issues
Officials at High Acres Landfill in Perinton and Macedon are working to correct an ongoing odor issue that prompted a notice of violation from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced ... more
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Reed has big fundraising advantage over Democrats

Reed has big fundraising advantage over Democrats
It takes a lot of money to run a congressional campaign. Rep. Tom Reed’s got it. In year-end filings with the Federal Election Commission, the Corning Republican raised nearly $1.8 million in 2017 and had ... more
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Eminent domain part of Seneca Falls Town Board agenda

Eminent domain part of Seneca Falls Town Board agenda
Though not on Tuesday’s meeting agenda, the Town Board will receive an update on its wish to pursue eminent domain as part of an upgrade to its sewer line. Town Attorney David Foster said he ... more
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Consultant wants more time to finish landfill master plan

Consultant wants more time to finish landfill master plan
A master plan being developed for the Ontario County Landfill following its 2028 closure is taking longer than anticipated to complete. For that reason, the county Board of Supervisors’ Planning and Environmental Quality Committee may ... more
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CNY progressive group endorses Balter to challenge Katko for Congress

CNY progressive group endorses Balter to challenge Katko for Congress
A central New York progressive organization supports Dana Balter to challenge U.S. Rep. John Katko in the 24th Congressional District race. Uplift Syracuse, which focuses on education, health care, the environment and other issues, endorsed ... more
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Auburn Comptroller Laura Wills resigns; city begins search for replacement

Auburn Comptroller Laura Wills resigns; city begins search for replacement
A search is underway to replace Auburn Comptroller Laura Wills. City Manager Jeff Dygert announced Thursday that Wills will be leaving her position with the city "on very good terms" for a job closer to ... more
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Cuomo to feds: Help protect NY communities from Lake Ontario flooding

Cuomo to feds: Help protect NY communities from Lake Ontario flooding
With spring approaching and concerns about Lake Ontario water levels, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging the federal government to implement emergency measures to protect communities from flooding. Cuomo sent a letter to Col. Adam Czekanski, ... more
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How Buerkle’s win in 2010 could be model for Democrats to beat Katko in 2018

How Buerkle's win in 2010 could be model for Democrats to beat Katko in 2018
Few people thought Ann Marie Buerkle, a Republican challenging Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei, would win the 2010 election. She didn't raise a lot of money. Maffei had incumbency on his side. And even though GOP ... more
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John DeFrancisco’s bill would abolish NY Board of Regents

John DeFrancisco's bill would abolish NY Board of Regents
State Sen. John DeFrancisco has introduced a bill that would abolish the state Board of Regents, the 17-member panel that oversees almost every aspect of education in New York. DeFrancisco, R-DeWitt, who filed as a ... more
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Concerns around del Lago’s performance not worrying local officials

Concerns around del Lago's performance not worrying local officials
When Moody’s Investors Services downgraded del Lago Resort & Casino’s ‘financial outlook’ — those in the region took notice. While it didn’t dampen the mood of last week’s one year anniversary at the $440 million ... more
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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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