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Transparency wanted: What’s next for economic development in New York?

Transparency is wanted when it comes to economic development
Reform groups are asking that Governor Kathy Hochul approve a bill that would expand transparency requirements regarding economic development. If the measure is approved, community advisory committees would be required to play a role with ... more
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Report shows schools are slow when spending federal aid in New York

Report shows schools are slow when spending federal aid in New York
A new report shows that New York State schools are spending federal aid slowly after COVID-19. The New York Equity Coalition released a report that shows less than 10% of funding given to help increase ... more
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Michaels grand opening happening this weekend in Auburn

Michaels grand opening happening this weekend in Auburn
Michaels in Auburn will host a grand opening this weekend. The event takes place roughly two weeks after the store officially opened to the public. The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with officials at ... more
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Recount confirms Cayuga County Legislature will be downsized from 15 to 11 reps

Cayuga County Office Building closed: Gould expects it to reopen on Tuesday
The manual recount required to determine if the Cayuga County Legislature would be downsized in 2024 is complete. Voters narrowly approved the proposition on the ballot with the margin being less than 100 total votes ... more
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Attorney General Letitia James secures $9.4 million in Google and iHeartMedia lawsuit

Attorney General Letitia James secures $9.4 million in Google and iHeartMedia lawsuit
The Attorney General's Office secured $9.4 million along with five other states and the Federal Trade Commission after suing Google and iHeartMedia. The lawsuit was over Google paying radio personalities to record and air endorsement ... more
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield appoints Lisa White as Chief Administrative Officer

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield appoints Lisa White as Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa White has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. White, in her new role, has also joined the company's executive leadership team. White started her career at ... more
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New York’s cryptomining law spotlights industry’s massive energy use, greenhouse gas emissions

New York’s cryptomining law spotlights industry’s massive energy use, greenhouse gas emissions
The state’s new cryptocurrency law won’t impede either of New York’s two fossil fuel-powered Bitcoin mining operations, but it is expected to shine a light on how severely the industry’s power usage undercuts the state’s ... more
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Orleans County nursing home sued for years of fraud and resident neglect

Orleans County nursing home sued for years of fraud and resident neglect
Attorney General Letitia James is suing an Orleans County nursing home for fraud and patient neglect. Allegedly the owners of The Villages misused $18 million in government funding. The misuse led to understaffing, inhumane conditions, ... more
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Suspicious vehicle complaint leads to DWI arrest in Sodus

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State police report the arrest of a Sodus man following a suspicious vehicle complaint. Troopers received the complaint on Clyde Road. The driver, identified as 41-year-old Lucas Vandermark, of Sodus was arrested for driving while ... more
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Troopers: Ontario man charged with larceny at Dollar General

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State police report the arrest of an Ontario resident following a larceny at the Dollar General. Michael Mills, age 39, of Ontario was charged with petit larceny. Details of the incident were not released. Mills ... more
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Watkins Glen man arrested after hitting child at restaurant

Varick woman charged with child endangerment after incident involving teens
Police say a Watkins Glen man was arrested after striking a child in the head at a restaurant. Jeffrey Rosario, age 42, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment following an ... more
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Inmate dies at Cayuga County Jail: Sheriff says AG’s office is leading investigation

Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office names new jail administrator
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck has provided an update on the death of an inmate at the Cayuga County Jail. It happened on November 24th around 7:30 p.m. when the incarcerated person was found unresponsive ... more
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DOT still recruiting ahead of winter: Less than 100 jobs filled, 543 remain open

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The state Department of Transportation is continuing to recruit ahead of the winter season. While winter got off to a fast start in Western New York a couple weeks ago, DOT officials say they're still ... more
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Barclay will continue serving as Republican leader in NYS Assembly

Barclay will continue serving as Republican leader in NYS Assembly
Assemblyman Will Barclay was re-elected leader of the Republican caucus on Tuesday. While controlled by Democrats, Barclay, a Central New York Assemblyman has been leader of the conference since the departure of longtime Assembly Minority ... more
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All-Electric Building Act pushed as costs of heating oil rise

All-Electric Building Act pushed as costs of heating oil rise
It's been announced by the New York Independent System Operator that wholesale electricity prices are expected to see a major increase this winter. This means residents in Upstate New York can expect their heating bills ... more
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FLX Today: Giving Tuesday spotlight on Montezuma Audubon Center (video)

FLX Today: Giving Tuesday spotlight on Montezuma Audubon Center (video)
It's Giving Tuesday and on this edition of Finger Lakes Today one of the region's most important natural habitats was under the spotlight. The Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, Wayne County gives back to the ... more
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Former Tompkins County deputy, Watkins Glen police officer charged with criminal sex act in Geneseo

Former Tompkins County deputy, Watkins Glen police officer charged with criminal sex act in Geneseo
State police have arrested a former officer of the Geneseo Police Department after a sex assault investigation. On November 28th troopers arrested Kristofor O'Rourke, age 29, of Newfield for criminal sex act and official misconduct ... more
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Medical debt collectors cannot garnish wages, file liens on homes: How common is this in the Finger Lakes?

Medical debt collectors cannot garnish wages, file liens on homes: How common is this in the Finger Lakes?
In the last five years more than 50,000 New Yorkers have been sued for medical debt. Now thanks to a measure signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul, home liens and wage garnishment will not ... more
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NYSEG, RG&E drop late payment fees for winter months: How long will it last?

NYSEG customers see skyrocketing bills, rates set to increase again this May
RG&E and NYSEG are taking major steps to ease the burden on customers this winter. In response to what it calls market conditions and energy supply prices - both will suspend late payment charges from ... more
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How to Start a Successful Micro Business in New York

How to Start a Successful Micro Business in New York
If you are interested in creating a micro business, New York is the place to start because it has the third largest economy in the United States. A micro business may be perfect for you ... more
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Boil water advisory continues for Cato residents

Boil water advisory continues for Cato residents
The boil water advisory in one Cayuga County village has been extended. After losing water pressure on Wednesday, November 23rd Cato residents have been told to boil water. The pressure loss stemmed from a water ... more
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