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Newark students witness protests in DC

It was very calm right next to Pennsylvania Avenue and a couple of blocks from the National Mall, but several blocks away, it was anything but calm. Demonstrators in the Northwest portion of Washington D.C. clashed with police. Several windows of businesses were smashed out, fires had been set on the street and police were using tear gas to settle... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Melina Carnicelli, Betty Bayer talk about march in Seneca Falls (podcast)

Everyone involved in organizing the ‘Women March in Seneca Falls’ event scheduled for Saturday knew it had the potential to grow incredibly large. The event, which is scheduled for Saturday was previewed by two organizers. Former Auburn Mayor Melina Carnicelli and Betty Bayer, joined Josh Durso on the Inside the FLX podcast to talk about how that event blossomed into... more

ROAD CLOSURES: Multiple roadways will be unavailable during Seneca Falls March

On Saturday, January 21st at approximately 10 am the Women’s March will take place in the Town of Seneca Falls. Participants will be lining up on Mynderse Street, between Fall Street and Oak Street. The Women’s March will proceed onto Fall Street, State Street, South Park Street, and Cayuga Street where it will end at the First Presbyterian Church. Expect... more

Newark Village takes next step in Main Street reconstruction

Newark Village officials took the next step to prepare for the reconstruction of South Main Street. At the board’s last meeting, they approved an engineering contract with Lu Engineers for waterline replacement. Bob Hutteman from Lu Engineers was on hand to talk about the proposed waterline replacement. Given that the waterlines are currently located under the pavement, Hutteman told the board... more

del Lago Resort & Casino gives $100K check to Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office

  The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office received $100,000 to fund an additional officer. In a press release Friday morning, del Lago Resort & Casino Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Babinski and Vice President of Security Jim McCormack presented the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office with $100,000. The check was presented to Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce. The resort and... more

Multiple bridges in Finger Lakes to receive funding this year

Some bridges in desperate need of repair in the Finger Lakes region will finally see some work. A package was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to replace and repair 23 bridges and culverts in the region. The measure will cost $19.7 million dollars, and will be part of Cuomo’s BRIDGE NY initiative, which focuses on repairing struggling infrastructure around the... more

Auburn City Council serves up $150,000 loan to Doubledays

Auburn officials hope that the city’s latest loan to the Auburn Doubledays will be the last. Members of the Auburn City Council voted unanimously Thursday to authorize a $150,000 interest-free loan for the Doubledays, the short-season Class-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The loan, which will come from the city’s fund balance, is pending the approval of... more

Progress coming for stalled Canandaigua resort site?

New information on the stalled Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort development may soon be available. Developer David Genecco has requested to meet with City Council’s planned unit development committee to present potential changes to the permitted use of the property, according to the agenda released by the city. The meeting is scheduled for 7 pm Thursday, January 26th, at the Hurley... more

Cayuga County-area school districts get modest aid increase in Cuomo’s budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a $1 billion education aid increase in his 2017-18 executive budget, including a modest bump for Cayuga County-area school districts. Under Cuomo’s budget plan, the Auburn Enlarged City School District would receive $29,179,205, a 2.3 percent increase over its 2016-17 foundation aid total. The Weedsport school district’s aid would increase from $5,607,988 in the 2016-17 school... more

Environmental Committee gives presentation on LL3 in Seneca Falls, steps taken to improve quality locally

On Wednesday, a special committee in Seneca Falls met to give a presentation on recently-enacted Local Law No. 3, as well as other environmental issues. While the committee is not officially sanctioned by the Town Board, this environmental committee acts to inform community members of the realities facing Seneca Falls. Wednesday’s educational session lasted a little more than one-hour and... more

Cayuga County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair to leave post

Cayuga County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair is departing her job, county Legislature Chairman Keith Batman said Wednesday. Batman said he could not comment on specifics like whether she initiated the decision to leave, or when that will happen, because she and the county are still in negotiations. He did say, however, that Sinclair is still serving as county administrator for now,... more

Katko, Collins urge Trump to reverse decision on Lake Ontario management plan

A pair of Republican congressmen are asking President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to review and reverse the International Joint Commission’s decision to adopt Plan 2014, which sets a new strategy for managing Lake Ontario water levels. U.S. Reps. Chris Collins and John Katko sent a letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who’s leading Trump’s transition team, requesting another look at... more

Finger Lakes Republicans head to D.C. for historic day

Bob Hayssen and Phil Beckley hopped into Hayssen’s Hummer this morning for a road trip to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The men will be part of the New York state delegation attending the event — and both are looking forward to seeing the billionaire businessman sworn into office. Hayssen is the Varick town... more

Ontario County GOP chair heads to Washington for inauguration

Inauguration Day is not just the day when President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are sworn into office in Washington, D.C. It’s a day of pomp and gala celebrations, of anticipation – for most every American, regardless of party – and for Trisha Turner, a day of excitement. Turner, with her daughter, Grace, and several other Republicans from... more

Army trumpeter with Finger Lakes connections to play seventh inauguration

It was more than 40 years ago, but Mary Linehan clearly remembers the day her son brought home a trumpet for the first time. “When kids first pick up a trumpet, it’s not something where they can just blow and get something out of it that sounds like music, but Christopher picked it up and you could hear something,” said... more

Owasco Lake council pleased with state funding news on blue-green algae toxin treatments

The state’s announcement on Monday that it will devote funding to the studies and implementation of blue-green algae toxin treatments to the town of Owasco and city of Auburn’s water filtration plants was “great news” to the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council members. In a release, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would provide $150,000 for the study of both... more

Auburn officials outline plans for State Street lot, central New York welcome center

Auburn officials spoke Wednesday to the progress that’s been made with several initiatives, including the redevelopment of a vacant State Street lot and ongoing plans for a downtown regional tourism center. The lot at 1-7 State St. — once targeted as the project site for a performing arts center — will be recommended for use as a space for public... more
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