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Newark hotel granted $2M in tax breaks

Newark hotel granted $2M in tax breaks
The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved $2 million in tax incentives for a new 72-room Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham on East Union Street. This package, approved last week, includes no property ... more
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Yates County Legislature approves new assistant planner position

Police: Fire at Yates County Office Building ruled arson
The Yates County Legislature approved hiring a new assistant planner during a brief special meeting on Tuesday. County Planner Jeff Ayers will fill the position, which becomes vacant in August due to a resignation. The ... more
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Federal court halts Title IX changes in Moms for Liberty lawsuit

Federal court halts Title IX changes in Moms for Liberty lawsuit
A federal court has temporarily halted the Biden administration's proposed changes to Title IX in response to a lawsuit filed by Moms for Liberty and Young America’s Foundation. The ruling prohibits the Department of Education ... more
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Hochul: Biden is “In it to win it” after meeting with Democratic governors

Hochul: Biden is "In it to win it" after meeting with Democratic governors
President Joe Biden met with over 20 Democratic governors on Wednesday to rally support following a tough debate with Donald Trump. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Biden is "in it to win it," and ... more
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State audit reveals major budgeting, procurement shortcomings in Gorham

State audit reveals major budgeting, procurement shortcomings in Gorham
An audit by the New York State Comptroller’s Office has uncovered significant issues with procurement and budgeting practices in the Town of Gorham, Ontario County. The audits, issued on June 28, 2024, found that town ... more
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. eyes new political party in New York

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. eyes new political party in New York
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. might establish a new political party in New York if he garners 2% or 130,000 votes in the presidential race this year. The party, named "We the People," would gain ballot ... more
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Ontario County committee gives Geneva City Council update on housing shortage

Ontario County committee gives Geneva City Council update on housing shortage
Ontario County officials highlighted significant housing challenges in Geneva during a recent City Council meeting, presenting findings from a new housing study. The study revealed that only 48% of homes in Geneva are owner-occupied, compared ... more
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Long-haul garbage trucks use shortcuts across rural roads, triggering town resolutions against landfill expansion

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Long-haul garbage trucks, a noisy nuisance in towns and villages across the Finger Lakes, have prompted several local boards to pass resolutions opposing a bid to expand the state’s largest landfill, Seneca Meadows Inc. “Routes ... more
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Low voter turnout in NY primaries prompts call for reforms

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Good-government groups are urging New York lawmakers to open the state’s primary elections after less than 25% of eligible voters participated last week. Only 15% of voters turned out for 44 primary contests, according to ... more
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Supreme Court’s ruling on Trump immunity sparks debate

Supreme Court's ruling on Trump immunity sparks debate
The Supreme Court's recent decision on presidential immunity has stirred controversy among its justices, with a 6-3 ruling redefining executive power. The Court decided that former presidents are immune from criminal prosecution for official acts ... more
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Supreme Court rules on Trump immunity

Supreme Court rules on Trump immunity
The Supreme Court ruled that former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted for unofficial acts related to the 2020 election. The decision states presidents are protected for official actions but not for actions taken as ... more
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Biden’s family urges him to stay in the race

Biden's family urges him to stay in the race
President Joe Biden is fighting to keep his reelection campaign alive after a difficult debate performance raised doubts about his candidacy. Biden spent the weekend with his family at Camp David, discussing his political future ... more
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Far-right party leads in France’s elections

Far-right party leads in France’s elections
Marine Le Pen's National Rally (RN) party took the lead in the first round of France's parliamentary elections on Sunday, with 33.15% of the vote. The left-wing New Popular Front (NFP) coalition came in second ... more
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Canandaigua lowers proposed raise for highway superintendent

Town of Canandaigua, NY
The Canandaigua Town Board revised a proposed pay raise for Highway and Water Superintendent James Fletcher during their June 24 meeting. Originally, the board considered a $45,000 raise, but they now propose a $15,000 increase, ... more
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Finger Lakes Drive-In creates new entrance after Cayuga Nation puts up blockade amid legal dispute

Finger Lakes Drive-In creates new entrance after Cayuga Nation puts up blockade amid legal dispute
The Finger Lakes Drive-In is opening for the season this weekend, showing double features of "If" and "Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes." However, the Cayuga Nation placed concrete blocks in the driveway, complicating ... more
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Public hearing set for Ovid apartment renovation

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A public hearing is scheduled to discuss the renovation progress of Verona Village Apartments in Ovid, which received a $4.8 million state grant for a $9.5 million overhaul. The Seneca County Board of Supervisors approved ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Mayor Talks Cannabis Zoning Change, $91M Infrastructure Project, Summer Paving, and Catholic Church Closure (podcast)

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On episode #503 of Inside the FLX we sat down with Auburn Mayor Jimmy Giannettino, who shared important updates on a massive water infrastructure investment in the city, as well as zoning changes that were ... more
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Public Safety Staffing vs. County Office Building: Sheriff Schenck Raises Alarm Over Possible Cuts

Public Safety Staffing vs. County Office Building: Sheriff Schenck Raises Alarm Over Possible Cuts
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck is warning residents about potential budget cuts to public safety brought on by the need to address costly repairs at the county's office building. In January, the Cayuga County Office ... more
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Rep. Tenney votes for three bills to boost national security

Rep. Tenney votes for three bills to boost national security
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) voted for three appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2025, aimed at strengthening national security and securing borders. The bills are H.R. 8752 for Homeland Security, H.R. 8771 for State and Foreign ... more
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Seneca County Appoints New Department Heads

Seneca County Appoints New Department Heads
Seneca County has appointed five new department heads, primarily due to retirements. Michael Whirtley is the new commissioner of Social Services, following Tracy VanVleck's resignation. Whirtley had been the interim commissioner since December 2023. Arthur ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Talks Proposed Budget Cuts & Impact to Public Safety (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Talks Proposed Budget Cuts & Impact to Public Safety (podcast)
Today on Inside the FLX we're joined by Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck to get an update on critical funding issues that could soon impact his department and public safety there. Since the closure of ... more
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