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State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen under investigation: What’s next after Hochul confirms allegations exist?

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Governor Kathy Hochul has confirmed that her office is investigating New York State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen. According to the Times-Union of Albany, the counsel's office has been directed to look into allegations swirling around ... more
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What happens with your personal information when your ID or license gets scanned at the store for age-restricted purchases? Could your identity be stolen?

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you give your ID to a worker at a gas station or grocery store to purchase something that is age-restricted? Your identification card is scanned in a machine ... more
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Special session to authorize landslide repairs in Penn Yan: How much will it cost to repair spring damage?

Special session to authorize landslide repairs in Penn Yan: How much will it cost to repair spring damage?
The Yates County Legislature will meet for a special session on Tuesday to consider a resolution authorizing immediate work to 1861 West Lake Road in Penn Yan. A landslide in March at that location resulted ... more
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Comptroller’s audit finds 2015 NYS broadband expansion to underserved areas failed: What’s being done to get it fixed?

Yates County: Impact of New York’s proposed state budget
New York State's first effort to expand broadband access, which was launched in 2015 fell short. That's the latest from an audit by the state's top financial watchdog. The state broadband program was supposed to ... more
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Steuben County: Voters will be asked to approve most dramatic change to county government in 40 years

Steuben County: Voters will be asked to approve most dramatic change to county government in 40 years
Voters in Steuben County will be asked during the General Election on November 8th to approve the most dramatic change in their county government in 40 years.  The change, approved by county Legislators in June ... more
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Farmworkers overtime threshold will drop to 40 hours in New York

Farmworker advocates applaud new tax credit for farmers in state budget
New York has made a decision on lowering the 60-hour threshold for overtime among farmworkers to 40-hours. Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced the move, accepting the recommendation of the Farm Laborers Wage Board ... more
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Minimum wage will increase to $14.20 across Upstate New York

Minimum wage will increase to $14.20 across Upstate New York
The state Department of Labor has announced New York's next steps in moving toward a $15 minimum hourly wage. Commissioner Roberta Reardon issued an Order calling for the minimum wage rate in counties outside of ... more
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Seneca Falls Planning Board continues review of proposed Cayuga Nation cannabis-grow operation on Ovid St.

Cannabis-growing facility testing plants for upcoming sale (video)
Earlier this week the Seneca Falls Planning Board met to potentially consider approval of the Cayuga Nation's cannabis-growing facility at 191 Ovid Street. The Nation submitted site plans to convert a food-growing field and barn ... more
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Will daylight saving time become permanent? Turns out the bill is stuck in Congress

Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time ends on November 3
What's going on with the push to make daylight saving time permanent? Turns out, the measure that was passed in the U.S. Senate is stuck in Congress. News10NBC looked at the bill, and debate, which ... more
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Geneva PD contends with understaffing, overtime costs, and retirements: City councilor asks, “Why are we not adding staff?”

In Rambling Divided Work Session The Geneva City Council Leans Towards  Joint Policy Accountability Board-Geneva Police Department Investigations
How should Geneva spend public safety dollars? That question was central in Geneva City Council's debate about the future of the city's police department. Chief Mike Passalacqua says they're suffering from being short-staffed. It's not ... more
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Canandaigua Town Board stuck on second attempt to increase public access to Canandaigua Lake: Why have both plans failed?

Canandaigua Town Board stuck on second attempt to increase public access to Canandaigua Lake: Why have both plans failed?
Greater access to Canandaigua Lake for residents of Canandaigua? It doesn't look like any plans will move forward. The Town Board is deadlocked, according to the Canandaigua Messenger. A resolution to purchase land at 3950 ... more
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Seneca County has $6.6M in American Rescue Plan money coming: What plans are in the works for it?

Seneca County has .6M in American Rescue Plan money coming: What plans are in the works for it?
Seneca County has millions coming from the federal government via the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law over a year ago. The county has spent less than $800,000 of that money thus far, according ... more
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All vehicles sold in NYS must be zero emissions by 2035, but vehicle changes will be required much sooner

All vehicles sold in NYS must be zero emissions by 2035, but vehicle changes will be required much sooner
Major regulatory action is coming to New York, which will require all vehicles sold in the state to be zero emissions by 2035. All new new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in New ... more
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Millions in state money coming for police body cams, technology, and pretrial services across Upstate New York

Millions in state money coming for police body cams, technology, and pretrial services across Upstate New York
Millions in investment is coming to public safety, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul, who made an announcement at an event on Wednesday. Credit: Mike Groll, Governor Kathy Hochul's office. The first in-person Criminal Justice Services ... more
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Andrew Cuomo launching podcast, PAC: What’s next for the embattled former governor?

Andrew Cuomo launching podcast, PAC: What's next for the embattled former governor?
Former Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting back to business. Except, it's not directly involved in running for elected office. Instead, the embattled former governor, who resign amid allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, recently ... more
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Home energy costs: What about the plan unveiled by Republicans? Will it work?

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Republicans say they have a plan for home energy costs this winter. It involves a package of proposals that would lower home energy costs, which have been rising, and are expected to continue increasing into ... more
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Auburn Housing Authority gets additional rental assistance vouchers

INSIDE THE FLX: Melissa Nesbit, Seneca Housing on the shortage of affordable housing and the agency’s efforts to help (podcast)
Good news for the Auburn Housing Authority: Additional rental assistance vouchers are coming. Around 1,500 new private market rental assistance vouchers for New York will be included for the authority. The U.S. Department of Housing ... more
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Unemployment scam: $11 million in fraudulent benefits were paid out last month, $110 million so far in 2022

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The state of New York is cracking down on unemployment fraud. The effort is aimed at eliminating or curtailing unemployment insurance scams after a recent investigation determined there was $11 million in fraudulent benefit payments ... more
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Data shows DOCCS is violating HALT Act by sending inmates with mental, physical illnesses to solitary confinement

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State lawmakers are concerned that the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is violating the HALT Act. The Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act was intended to help prisoners have better conditions while confined ... more
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