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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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Why taxpayers could face $1.5B income-tax hit, if NY doesn’t act

The federal tax bill adopted last month isn't the only threat to high-income New Yorkers who will lose the deductibility of all their state and local taxes. If the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo ... more
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Kolb receives endorsement of Yates County Republicans

Kolb receives endorsement of Yates County Republicans
State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb was unanimously supported this week by the Yates County Republican Committee to be the gubernatorial candidate for Governor of New York State. County Chair Sandy King said a straw ... more
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Waterloo eyes stricter regs on property maintenance

Town property owners may have to pay more attention to how they maintain their properties following Monday’s Town Board meeting. The board will conduct a public hearing on a proposed local law that would strengthen ... more
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Was it the lottery? Port Byron would lose total state aid under Cuomo plan

The Port Byron Central School District could be in line to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in state aid during the state's next fiscal year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2018-2019 executive budget proposal released Tuesday ... more
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Proposal in place to lower legal-blood alcohol limit for drivers

A New York state lawmaker is proposing to lower the state's legal blood-alcohol limit for drinking and driving from .08 to .05. Democratic Assemblyman Felix Ortiz on Friday announced the re-introduction of his bill to ... more
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Pay raises back before Seneca Supervisors

Seneca County Board of Supervisors will have new leader after tonight’s meeting
For the second time, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors will try Tuesday to give pay raises to itself and 10 other management employees. The first try failed Dec. 26 because of the absence of ... more
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Ithaca College knew about President Shirley Collado’s sex abuse conviction

Ithaca College knew about President Shirley Collado's sex abuse conviction
Ithaca College and its new president — she joined the school only last year — have spent the past week dealing with a publicity storm following the publication of a detailed report on the president’s ... more
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