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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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FLX wine region in heady company again

FLX wine region in heady company again
Acclaim for the Finger Lakes wine region keeps rolling in. On the heels of last year’s win as Best Wine Region in national polling by USA Today, the region has come in second on VinePair’s ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Albany puts pinch on small communities, and reviewing legislative proposals (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Albany puts pinch on small communities, and reviewing legislative proposals (podcast)
Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss the latest news in the Finger Lakes - including a number of budget proposals at the state-level, which would have serious impact on local communities. Here are the headlines ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the latest on flu season in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the latest on flu season in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
The holidays are over, and winter hasn't really felt like one - but flu season is in full-swing. According to Dr. Elizabeth Osborn, of Lifecare Medical Associates and Finger Lakes Health - the season is ... more
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Police discover 13 license suspensions during traffic stop in Penn Yan

Following a traffic stop - a Syracuse man was found to have over a dozen license suspensions, according to police. The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of Shawn M. Allen, 40, of Syracuse ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Bringing solar to rural parts of the Finger Lakes

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Bringing solar to rural parts of the Finger Lakes
What kind of benefit can solar have in the Finger Lakes? That is one of the questions discussed in this week's Sunday Conversation. In 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo invested a billion dollars to see a ... more
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LOCATE Finger Lakes releases update to Board of Directors

Locate Finger Lakes to host CEO roundtable for aspiring entrepreneurs on Jan. 31st
LOCATE Finger Lakes, the economic development initiative designed to enhance collaboration, promote business enterprise, and provide focus on the economic future of the Finger Lakes region, today announced the current membership of its Board of ... more
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Generations Bank announces series of promotions for employees

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Generations announces the promotion of five employees, Amy Favata, Shelby Journal, Holly Moran-Arndt, Stephanie Northup, and Joe Scibona. Generations President & CEO Menzo Case said, “Each of the promoted individuals plays a significant role in ... more
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AT&T leaving downtown Syracuse, taking 150 jobs to Florida

AT&T leaving downtown Syracuse, taking 150 jobs to Florida
AT&T confirms its call center on South Clinton St. in Syracuse is closing and will be moving 150 jobs out of Syracuse in April. “The lease is expiring on the location and we are consolidating ... more
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Government shut down impacting breweries in Central New York

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As the partial government shutdown enters its third week, breweries across Central New York are starting to feel the impact. A consequence of the shutdown is a delay in approvals for craft brewers selling new ... more
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Matt Beadnell approved as Onondaga County comptroller

Matt Beadnell approved as Onondaga County comptroller
An accountant in the Onondaga County comptroller’s office was approved today to move up to the top job. Matt Beadnell, 30, of Camillus, was confirmed as comptroller by a 14-3 vote of the county Legislature ... more
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The Thruway is revamping its rest stops, but some feel left out

The Thruway is revamping its rest stops, but some feel left out
Yvonne Bachmore and Gary Grassman owe their livelihood to New York's Business Enterprise Program, which trains blind people to manage and own snack shops and vending machines. So when the state Thruway Authority launched a ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, outreach efforts locally (podcast)

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Approximately 1 in 5 adults - or 43.9 million people - experience mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental ... more
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