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Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores

Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores
Last week, Payless ShoeSource announced all of its stores in the United States and Puerto Rico will be closing – the latest retail chain falling victim to online shopping. The company plans to file for ... more
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WEEKLY DEALS: Beard Bros Giveaway, Ciccino’s 2 for 1 Happy Hour, Mardi Gras on Cayuga Lake & Coach’s Amazing Home Plate!

LOCAL DEALS: $10 beer buckets & Fall fashions for first full week of August
This week marks another week of deals here in the heart of the Finger Lakes. There's plenty to see, do, and more-importantly SAVE by checking out this week's biggest deals! Be sure to visit FingerLakes1.com's brand ... more
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Are you receiving a smaller refund this tax season? Here’s why

Are you receiving a smaller refund this tax season? Here’s why
Tax season is in full swing but many aren't happy with their returns as refunds shrink while others wind up owing the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS. They're the effects of President Donald Trump's tax ... more
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Gillibrand announces study of Finger Lakes as a National Heritage Area

Gillibrand announces study of Finger Lakes as a National Heritage Area
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday that efforts to designate the Finger Lakes region as a National Heritage Area has cleared its first hurdle after it passed the Senate as a provision in the Natural ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Splitting NYS, upcoming elections, and increasing engagement (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Shortage of volunteer firefighters, single-use plastic, and communities struggling to find candidates (podcast)
Check out a special Wednesday Edition of The Debrief Podcast exclusively on FingerLakes1.com. Jackie Augustin joins Josh Durso to break down the latest headlines, which include local election changes - such as the start of ... more
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Rep. Reed lends support to bill funding more school resource officers

Rep. Reed lends support to bill funding more school resource officers
Rep. Tom Reed is among 11 members of Congress who are proposing a bill to fund hiring additional school resource officers. The School Resource Officer Act was introduced last year, but was not brought to ... more
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Bad Company will open the 2019 New York State Fair

Bad Company will open the 2019 New York State Fair
It is still be six months away but the first big act of the 2019 New York State Fair is being announced. Bad Company will perform at Chevy Court on the Fair's opening day. The ... more
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Local officials testify to restore AIM funding after Cuomo’s proposed cut leaves many reeling

Local officials testify to restore AIM funding after Cuomo's proposed cut leaves many reeling
Restore the funding. With local officials from across New York State at the Capitol today testifying before the state Legislature’s fiscal committees on the impact of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-2020 proposed state budget, Senator Tom ... more
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Why Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh believes I-81 community grid is best for Auburn, CNY

Why Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh believes I-81 community grid is best for Auburn, CNY
There is universal agreement that the Interstate 81 project in Syracuse is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. But there isn't consensus on whether the existing viaduct should be rebuilt, replaced with a street-level community grid or a ... more
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CNY residents discuss I-81 at Katko’s town hall in Auburn

CNY residents discuss I-81 at Katko’s town hall in Auburn
U.S. Rep. John Katko on Monday launched a series of town hall meetings to collect feedback from residents and stakeholders on the Interstate 81 project in Syracuse. The crowd of more than 100 people at ... more
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Taste NY Food Truck Competition gets new home, schedule at State Fair

Taste NY Food Truck Competition gets new home, schedule at State Fair
The annual Taste NY Food Truck Competition at the New York State Fair will have a new location and schedule this year. The contest, which has been held at Chevy Court since its inception, will ... more
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Police: Syracuse man gets nabbed for DWI, DWAI at checkpoint in Cayuga County

Deputies: Geneva
Troopers report that a Syracuse man was arrested on DWI and DWAI charges following a stop at a checkpoint in Cayuga County. Darryl A. Esce, 56, of Syracuse was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road
When it comes to the region's natural resources - they may feel endless to those who call it home. The Finger Lakes region is a destination that folks can identify. As Yvonne Taylor, Vice President ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Local workforce, local businesses, and a lack of affordable housing (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Downtown Revitalization Initiative, 2019 Legislative Session Ends, and SUNY Prices Jump Again (podcast)
It was a busy week in the FingerLakes1.com Newsroom this week, as the polar vortex provided more issues than simple 'chill'. On the Friday, February 1st edition of The Debrief Podcast - Josh Durso is ... more
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Millions secured to fund peer advocates, nurse practitioners for addiction, recovery throughout region

$348K coming to FLX through FLACRA for recovery community center
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced the award of nearly $5 million in funding, which will assist OASAS-certified providers in hiring nurse practitioners and Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPAs) to ... more
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Election calendar for local races as reforms become law in NY

Primary day for local elections this year will be on June 25, according to the political calendar put out this week by the state Board of Elections. Voters will choose their party candidates about three ... more
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Debate around AIM funding gets local, as leaders call for full-restoration across New York

Debate around AIM funding gets local, as leaders call for full-restoration across New York
Should villages and towns have to justify their existence? When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that $59 million in aid to towns and villages across New York would be cut under his proposal - small communities ... more
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Prescription drug costs are driving up bills, debt for struggling patients

Bills pile up for some patients as costs for prescription drugs continue to rise
The climbing costs of prescription drugs is catching the attention of President Trump. He held a meeting this week to hear directly from people who are impacted. Many people say they now have to choose ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Early-voting, banning mugshots, and the future of local municipalities (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Early-voting, the LLC loophole, and banning mugshots (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast a number of state measures, that have either been proposed or signed into law are discussed. Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine look at the biggest issues that lie ahead ... more
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34th Annual New York Farm Show tickets announced

34th Annual New York Farm Show tickets announced
The 34th annual New York Farm Show is once again scheduled at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, this year for Thursday through Saturday, February 21-23, 2019. This is the Northeast’s premier indoor farm show with ... more
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Counties call for hearing on tax cap in New York

Counties call for hearing on tax cap in New York
As the state Senate this week takes up a bill that would make the state’s cap on property tax increases a permanent one, the New York State Association of Counties is calling hearings on the ... more
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