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Editor’s Note: Gas taxes sound like an easy fix, but government will have to work harder than that

Editor’s Note: Gas taxes sound like an easy fix, but government will have to work harder than that
What happens if New York imposes a steeper gas tax on motorists and families? Likely not the outcome that politicians and climate activists argue would occur. To suggest that families could simply take on an ... more
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Editor’s Note: Answering your questions about how we do news

Editor’s Note: Answering your questions about how we do news
This week I received an email from a reader (and newsletter subscriber!) named Amanda. She had an idea for the newsletter, and it was so good, that I thought we'd get right into it this ... more
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Editor’s Note: Technology stands between some seniors and COVID-19 vaccine

Editor’s Note: Technology stands between some seniors and COVID-19 vaccine
There’s something really disheartening happening right now across the United States. It has to do with our senior population and COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Seniors 65-and-older are eligible for the vaccine in New York, as part ... more
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Editor’s Note: What else could shopping malls be used for?

Editor’s Note: What’s the future like for shopping malls?
This week we explore the concept of turning dying, or shut down malls into thousands of brand new housing units for a range of different people and economic circles. What does the potential look like ... more
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Editor’s Note: Incomplete policy is frustrating for taxpayers and elected officials

Two more free COVID-19 testing clinics coming to Cayuga County
The provision was simple: Unify the County’s official response to the pandemic by creating a pre-duty screening process for employees. Three supervisors voted against the resolution, and Tyre Supervisor Ron McGreevy spoke out -- calling ... more
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Editor’s Note: What were my favorite interviews from 2020?

Editor’s Note: What were my favorite interviews from 2020?
Over the last two weeks I’ve been running through my favorite reporting and podcasts from 2020. It’s been a long year, but one that none of us are likely to forget anytime soon. As the ... more
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Editor’s Note: My favorite podcasts of 2020 (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: My favorite podcasts of 2020 (Part 2)
Last week it was the most-interesting reporting our newsroom did during 2020. In part two of this editor's note series, we look at the most-interesting podcasts outside our newsroom, before we publish our favorite interviews ... more
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Editor’s Note: My favorite reporting of 2020 (Part 1)

This week we’ll take a look at my five favorite pieces of 2020. Those that fell into the in-depth, long-form category. Next week I’ll be building out two lists with my favorite favorite interviews, as ... more
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Editor’s Note: Convenience stores have filled the void left by disappearing grocery stores

Editor’s Note: Convenience stores aren’t about the convenience they offer
The Coronavirus Pandemic will have untold impacts on business across the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier. Rural communities stand to lose the most with travel trends changing - resulting in lost tourism ... more
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Editor’s Note: Being skeptical about hospitalization increases is cool, until you need a hospital bed

Last week we published a story about the rate at which hospitalization is increasing. Different regions in the state are experiencing different things. For example, the Southern Tier has seen very little increase in hospitalization ... more
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Editor’s Note: Team mattered more than ever in 2020

Editor’s Note: Team mattered more than ever in 2020
There are a lot of faces that make up the FingerLakes1.com team. Some of them you don’t see as often, but are just as important. This year has been a testament to hard work and ... more
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Editor’s Note: Coronavirus data should be better organized across New York

Local health departments feel shutout from state vaccination plans
We have a COVID-19 reporting problem. In fact, there are a bunch of COVID-related reporting problems.  I am referring to the ways in which the state, counties, K-12 school districts, public colleges, and private universities ... more
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