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Local officials stress importance of vaccination as COVID numbers rise

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Elected leaders and public health officials in Seneca County are sounding the alarm- calling it a 'critical time' for the region in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Vickie Swinehart, who serves as public health ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Ryan Davis runs for Phelps Town Supervisor (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Ryan Davis runs for Phelps Town Supervisor (podcast)
Ryan Davis says he's looking to expand on his public service. The lifelong resident of Phelps is running for town supervisor. He received the endorsement of Democrats earlier this year- and will appear on the ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski talks Montezuma Audubon Center sightings and events (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski talks Montezuma Audubon Center sightings and events (podcast)
This week on Inside the FLX it's all about the Montezuma Audubon Center. Director Chris Lajewski is in-studio talking about the latest sightings at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, and what events are coming up in ... more
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DEBRIEF PODCAST: Board meeting turns to chaos, report highlights problem in higher education, and solar farm concerns aired in Finger Lakes (podcast)

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This week on The Debrief Podcast a look at the biggest headlines and stories. There was more meeting chaos as a police presence was required at an Auburn board of education meeting following issues of ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature District #3 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature Dist
This week on Inside the FLX, Cayuga County Legislature Candidate Jeffrey Emerson is in-studio to talk about his campaign, issues he sees as big ones moving forward in Cayuga County, and how small communities like ... more
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WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID issues, Casella settlement, Canandaigua townhome development, and more (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID issues, Casella settlement, Canandaigua townhome development, and more! (podcast)
What's next with the COVID-19 pandemic as cases begin to rise again? Should there be a better solution for communities that reach high-cost agreements with outgoing administrators after an investigation like that seen in the ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing dissolution with Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing dissolution with Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw (podcast)
Should the Village of Clyde be dissolved? That is the question, which many small municipalities are wrestling with. While some believe that it's a smart move- others question the usefulness, if there are not legal ... more
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WEEKEND DEBRIEF: New executive orders on gun violence, Moravia’s big settlement, college enrollment decline, and marijuana pushback (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID issues, Casella settlement, Canandaigua townhome development, and more! (podcast)
On this edition of The Weekend Debrief Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss the latest state initiative to cut down on gun violence in cities across New York via executive order, the continued decline of ... more
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Mama Bear serves as historic landmark, tour guide for Seneca County’s history

Mama Bear serves as historic landmark, tour guide for Seneca County’s histo
Driving by The Three Bears Complex in Ovid it's clear things have changed. Over the last two decades The Friends of the Three Bears, now led by Phyllis Motil, change has been slow. Between funding ... more
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WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Workers leaving jobs, SLPWA criticized, and COVID’s status (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID issues, Casella settlement, Canandaigua townhome development, and more! (podcast)
While primary contests were among the biggest news story of the week in the Finger Lakes- there were plenty of others that made a big splash.  On this edition of The Weekend Debrief Josh Durso ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Steve MacNeal talks campaign for Wayne County Sheriff (podcast)

LIVE TODAY: Steve MacNeal talks campaign for Wayne County Sheriff (podcast)
Today on Inside the FLX another candidate for Wayne County Sheriff is in-studio. Steve MacNeal is running against Rob Milby, who was in-studio on Monday discussing his campaign, and now will do the same. Longtime ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Rob Milby talks campaign for Wayne County Sheriff (podcast)

LIVE THIS MORNING: Rob Milby talks campaign for Wayne County Sheriff (podcast)
This week Inside the FLX makes its return to the FingerLakes1.com Studio with two of the candidates running for Wayne County Sheriff. Last year Barry Virts announced that he would not seek another term, which ... more
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WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Sodus CSD controversy, meeting manners, and jobs report (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: New episode LIVE at 9:45 a.m. (podcast)
Each week FingerLakes1.com News Director Josh Durso and Finger Lakes Morning News Host Ted Baker sit down to discuss the week's biggest headlines on The Weekend Debrief. Watch ... more
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Sodus superintendent says holding students back not a viable option after warning letters to 42 parents stirs controversy

Superintendent says despite sharp language in letter to parents, Sodus students will have opportunities to close academic gap
Earlier this week community members sounded off about 'mandated' summer school for middle school students in the Sodus Central School District. A letter to parents explained that the district would host a mandatory summer school ... more
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WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Outrage in rural business decisions, viability of rural communities, and does the DEC care? (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID issues, Casella settlement, Canandaigua townhome development, and more! (podcast)
Another week has passed here in Upstate New York and we're inching closer to summer. That means a mad dash to get as much legislation through in Albany before the end of session- as well ... more
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FL1 DAILY: Annual benefit, species spotlight, and late-spring opportunities at Montezuma Audubon Center (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: Annual benefit, species spotlight, and late-spring opportunities at Montezuma Audubon Center (podcast)
Late spring is some of the most-exciting time to get over to the Montezuma Wetlands Complex or Montezuma Audubon Center all year long. As the weather warms up, foliage increases, and bird counts grow- it's ... more
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WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Local dissolution, mask guidance, and future of Destiny USA (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID issues, Casella settlement, Canandaigua townhome development, and more! (podcast)
This week it's all about the new mask guidance in New York State, the future of Clyde, as well as vaccine rollout in the Finger Lakes. Josh Durso and Ted Baker on all the news ... more
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FL1 DAILY: Does the Finger Lakes have a vaccine hesitancy problem? (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: Does the Finger Lakes have a vaccine hesitancy problem? (podcast)
This week there was some pretty significant news with New York State easing mask-restrictions in most public spaces. While there are some exceptions- the guidance, which aligns with the CDC looks like this: If you’re ... more
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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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