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INSIDE THE FLX: What’s Being Done to Address the Housing Crisis in Ontario County?

INSIDE THE FLX: What's Being Done to Address the Housing Crisis in Ontario County?
There's a housing crisis in the Finger Lakes. For several years now homeownership rates have been in decline. This while the rate of rent burdened households, or those that spend 50% or more of their ... more
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Congressman Keith Self Endorses Mario Fratto for Congress

Fratto calls Claudia Tenney a tourist, says NY-24 needs Finger Lakes representative
The Mario Fratto campaign announced today that Congressman and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Keith Self has endorsed Mario Fratto for Congress. This is Fratto's second endorsement from a Republican Congressman, following Congressman Paul Gosar. “Mario ... more
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Young Voters Say Buying a Home, Raising a Family Harder Than Ever

Housing market and homes for sale
Most voters under 30 believe it's harder to buy a house, raise a family, and find a good job compared to previous generations, according to a new CBS News poll. The survey, released Sunday, found ... more
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Seneca County Chairman Provides Update on Manager Investigation

Seneca County supervisors stay silent as Charles Bowman called town chief of police, county sheriff and district attorney “liars”
Nearly two weeks after placing Manager Kyle Lovell on paid administrative leave over undisclosed allegations, Seneca County Chairman Mike Enslow has taken over the role temporarily. In an interview on Finger Lakes News Radio, Enslow ... more
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Sen. Mannion Denies Toxic Workplace Allegations Ahead of Primary

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New York State Sen. John Mannion is calling recent allegations of creating a toxic work environment a smear campaign aimed at damaging his bid for a congressional seat. An open letter from "Concerned Mannion Staff" ... more
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Major Boating Rule Change Coming to Keuka Lake?

Public Hearing on New Boating Rules for Keuka Lake
A proposed new law in the Town of Jerusalem will change how people enjoy the sandbar in Branchport on Keuka Lake. A public hearing is set for July 17 at 7 p.m. The amended law, ... more
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Former Auburn BID Leader Accused of Bullying and Absenteeism

Former Auburn BID Leader Accused of Bullying and Absenteeism
Stephanie DeVito, a former Auburn official and current Cayuga County legislator, faces accusations of bullying, absenteeism, and misuse of funds during her tenure as executive director of the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District. The Citizen ... more
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Cayuga County Asked to Fund $7M for Major Broadband Expansion

Yates County: Impact of New York’s proposed state budget
The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board is requesting $7 million from Cayuga County to support a $29.5 million state grant aimed at expanding broadband access in rural areas. The plan includes a ... more
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Legislators Update Ontario County Businesses on State Issues

Senator Pam Helming will honor 19 women at the 2021 Women of Distinction
State Senator Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, described the recent legislative session in Albany as a blur, with 1,700 pieces of legislation passed and 805 bills clearing both houses. Helming shared this at a June 18 event ... more
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Hochul and Biden Reach Lowest Favorability Among New York Voters

Hochul and Biden Reach Lowest Favorability Among New York Voters
Governor Kathy Hochul and President Joe Biden have hit their lowest favorability ratings among New York voters, according to a new Siena College poll released Thursday. Hochul's favorability stands at 38-49%, and her job approval ... more
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REPORT: Former Aides Accuse Sen. John Mannion of Hostile Work Environment

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Former aides to state Sen. John Mannion, a Democratic candidate for the 22nd Congressional District, have accused him of creating a hostile work environment. In an open letter posted online and reported yesterday by The ... more
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Schumer Pushes to Restore Roe v. Wade Amid Reproductive Rights Campaign

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is setting up a vote on a bill to restore Roe v. Wade as Democrats launch a new push on reproductive rights. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra ... more
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NY passes bill to track gun purchases with credit card codes

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New York lawmakers have passed a bill requiring credit card companies to use unique category codes for gun and ammunition dealers to better track firearm purchases. State Sen. Zellnor Myrie and Assemblymember Michaelle Solages, who ... more
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Report: What do young voters care most about this election cycle in NY?

Report: What do young voters care most about this election cycle in NY?
A new report finds New York's rising cost of living and having living-wage jobs are priority issues for young voters. Research shows a single person has to make almost $27 per hour to afford to ... more
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Mentz residents oppose planned waste transfer station

Mentz residents oppose planned waste transfer station
Residents in the town of Mentz are voicing strong opposition to a proposed solid waste transfer station on Route 31, less than a mile from Port Byron and its high school. Morgan Rubbish Removal plans ... more
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Ithaca’s Cass Park to get $300,000 for upgrades

Ithaca’s Cass Park to get 0,000 for upgrades
Cass Park, a beloved spot for Ithaca families and community events, is set for major upgrades. Senator Lea Webb announced $300,000 in state funding to enhance the park's restrooms and cold storage facilities. "For over ... more
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Ithaca schools prepare for budget revote

Some CNY schools looking at later start times for schools
Turnout was strong for a final budget hearing for the Ithaca City School District's newly-proposed spending plan. Around 130 people showed up to the last public meeting before June 18's revote. The new proposal includes ... more
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Sen. Gillibrand pushes to restore affordable internet program

Gillibrand calls for $6 billion to provide credit to families struggling to pay for high speed internet
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is working to restore a program that helps New Yorkers afford broadband internet. She is advocating for the Secure and Affordable Broadband Extension Act, which would provide $6 billion to the ... more
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Former Gov. Cuomo files suit against state Comptroller for not reimbursing legal fees

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Former Governor Andrew Cuomo returned to the public eye this week, testifying before Congress about his controversial executive order that sent COVID-19 patients to nursing homes. On the same day, Cuomo's team filed a lawsuit ... more
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Rep. Tenney sends letter to Hochul asking her to pardon Trump

Rep. Tenney sends letter to Hochul asking her to pardon Trump
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) has sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul, urging her to pardon former President Donald Trump after his recent felony conviction. Trump was found guilty by a Manhattan jury on all ... more
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SCOTUS rejects bid by anti-abortion groups to limit access to abortion pill

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The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a bid by anti-abortion groups to limit access to the abortion pill mifepristone, maintaining its availability for millions of women in states where abortion is legal. Despite the ... more
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