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Gardner supporter files with Appellate Division

Valerie Gardner’s supporter, Penelope Marchionda is not giving up the attempt to limit Todd Casella’s chances of being listed on the ballot for the November General Election. Casella, assistant district attorney in Steuben County, is attempting to unseat Gardner, Yates County DA, in her bid for re-election after her first term. Marchionda has filed a notice of appeal to the... more

Walworth Democrats choose Town Clerk to run for Supervisor

The Walworth Democrats have placed Town Clerk Susie Jacobs on their November ballot for Town Supervisor. At the Monday night caucus, the Democrats also nominated Crystal Lewandowski for Town Clerk, Judy Markowski for Town Council and Cody Phillips for Town Council. There were no names put on the slate for either Town Justice or Town Highway Superintendent. Wayne Times: Read... more

Voters in Walworth say ‘no’ to making clerk position appointed

Voters in Walworth don’t want to hear about making the Town Clerk position, one that can be appointed by Town Board members. While it’s been a growing trend in the region, to move some elected positions to appointed, administrative roles, working to ensure that the right candidates are put in place — voters have had a hard time jumping on-board.... more

Two Cayuga County Legislature seats head to September primaries

A handful of primary races are coming up in Cayuga County, two of which are opportunities to ballot for county Legislature seats. Voting will take place between noon and 9 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 12. The Cayuga County Legislature District 4 seat, which represents the town of Brutus, is currently a race between incumbent candidate Grant Kyle, who is running on... more

Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority gets state approval to map systems

Water and sewer lines throughout Cayuga County are finally on their way to being mapped after more than four decades. The Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority received a $100,000 grant through the state Department of State’s Local Government Efficiency Grant Program in December 2016. The Cayuga County Legislature agreed to match those funds so the authority could make a... more

Avery, DeLelys receive nod from Dems to run for Seneca Falls Town Council

Amid a contentious debate around the future of Seneca Falls — two more candidates have officially gained party support. Doug Avery, a retired teacher from Mynderse Academy, and incumbent Town Councilor Dave DeLelys both received the nod from Democrats to seek the available seats in November’s election. Republicans Steve Turkett and Thomas Ruzicka have both received support from Republicans in... more

THE DEBRIEF: Multiple situations involving DEC, future of FLX discussed (podcast)

On Tuesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso are back discussing all of the latest issues including a sewage spill in Geneva, which resulted in the closure of one popular beach last weekend. The duo discussed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s July fundraiser event, a DEC hearing in Seneca Falls on the future of landfilling, as well as... more

Sapio to host ‘meet and greet’ at Seneca Falls Community Center

Friends and supporters of Joe Sapio will be hosting a Meet and Greet opportunity on Thursday, August 24th from 6:00 to 8:00pm, at the Seneca Falls Community Center. Joe Sapio graduated from Syracuse University College of Law (2001), and has over 15 years of trial experience, specializing in Criminal Law. Joe recently served as Fayette Town Justice for 5 years.... more

Judge’s ruling favors Casella in ballot case

The voters will decide who wins the race for the Yates County District Attorney seat in the November election. But first, Republican voters will decide which candidate gets the coveted spot on the Republican line of the ballot when they vote in the Sept. 12 Primary. New York State Supreme Court Justice John Ark released decisions on two lawsuits Monday,... more

Ontario County DA contest heats up

With the Republican primary one month away, the two Ontario County district attorney candidates vying for the GOP nomination each hold significant backing from local law enforcement. The most recent endorsement came last week for candidate Kristina “Kitty” Karle. An attorney and former prosecutor, Karle announced backing from the Ontario County Police Benevolent Association. The Ontario County PBA interviewed both... more

Deadline to register to vote in Primary is this Friday

If you want to have your vote count in the Sept. 12 Republican primary election, Aug. 18 is the last day to register as a Republican. Registrations must be either received by the Board of Elections by mail or delivered in person by Friday, Aug. 18. This year, the Yates County Primaries include: ‒ District Attorney: Incumbent District Attorney Valerie... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Joe Sapio talks D.A. race, campaigning & issues in Seneca County (podcast)

District Attorney Candidate Joe Sapio, who seeks support from Seneca County residents this fall describes himself as dedicated. The former Fayette Town Judge, who served for more than five years, has a diverse personal and professional background that offers a unique perspective. On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast, Sapio talked about his campaign, some of the challenges... more

Tina Bloom and Gary L. Davis seek GOP nod in Canandaigua Town Board primary

A year of upheaval on the Canandaigua Town Board may ease somewhat after the votes in the September primary election are tallied. Tina M. Bloom and Gary L. Davis are squaring off in a Republican primary on Sept. 12 to fill the remainder of a term that at one time was held by current Supervisor Greg Westbrook, who was appointed... more

Judge reserves decision on Yates County DA petitions

New York State Supreme Court Judge John Ark heard arguments Monday in the two complaints filed against Yates County Board of Elections Commissioners regarding the commissioner’s decisions about objections to political petitions. The petitions had been filed by District Attorney hopeful Todd Casella, and the objections were filed by Penelope Marchionda, who is connected to Yates County District Attorney Valerie... more

Special election aimed at ousting Town Clerk, sparks controversy in Walworth

The debate over a special election, just days away, is heating up in the town of Walworth. Throughout the town, it’s hard to miss the sea of green “Vote No” signs scattered around. Gene Sines placed one proudly in his front lawn. “We want this position, or any position, to have the right to say who is and what isn’t,”... more

Working Families Party petition challenge goes to court

An order to show cause why the Working Families Party Opportunity To Ballot petition for Seneca County district attorney should not be invalidated will be argued in Seneca County Supreme Court at 9:30 a.m. Monday. The order was signed by State Supreme Court Justice William Taylor at the request of Working Families Party member Shirley Sobczak of Waterloo and Seneca... more

GOP announces Geneva city supervisor candidates

Geneva city Republicans have announced a slate of candidates for the three city seats on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. Ethel Peters, chair of the Geneva City Republican Committee, introduced the committee’s three picks in a release. They are incumbent Gregory Bendzlowicz and newcomers Frank L. Gaglianese III and David D’Amico. Also running for city supervisor, according to the... more

Yates Co. District Attorney challenger petitions under court review

The race for Yates County District Attorney is taking a detour through the courtroom. Decisions by Yates County Election Commissioners will be ruled upon Aug. 7 at the Hall of Justice in Rochester, where a Supreme Court Justice will review documents related to Todd J. Casella’s residence in addition to the commissioner’s rulings. On July 26 Yates County Election Commissioners... more
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