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INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Spike talks career, heroin epidemic (podcast)

Sheriff Ron Spike has been working in law enforcement his entire career. Ever since he graduated from Monroe Community College immediately following high school. Even then, Sheriff Spike – then a deputy with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office – knew his career and life would be spent in law enforcement. “I grew up in the jail,” he joked before cameras... more

THE DEBRIEF: Seneca Falls Lawsuit, Geneva Foundry, Lake Ontario & “Lu-Lu” checks (podcast)

On Thursday night’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed a variety of topics including a new Article 78 petition filed in Seneca Falls, the ongoing debate around the Geneva Foundry, as well as “Lu-Lu” checks distributed to certain members of Senate, and New York’s response to the flooding along Lake Ontario. Watch the entire podcast... more

Executive Director of FLX Red Cross talks Lake Ontario flooding, disaster response (podcast)

When it comes to disaster response, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross handles hundreds of events and disasters throughout the calendar year. They also spend a significant amount of time working to prevent disasters. Even training and developing core volunteer staff to respond to various disasters throughout the Finger Lakes Chapter’s six county district takes up a... more

THE DEBRIEF: Geneva Foundry, Seneca Falls, and the future of healthcare (podcast)

On Friday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine discussed the issues that have flooded the region over the last 30 days. While the podcast has been on a hiatus of the sorts, with FingerLakes1.com moving, and a busy spring schedule – listeners got caught up in a special Friday night edition of the podcast. Topics included... more

Inside the FLX: Chamber CEO Jeff Shipley talks economic development (podcast)

Economic development does not happen overnight. Nor does it come simply in every instance. Jeff Shipley, President and CEO of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce talked about his organizations efforts, which have included spurring the process to create a singular vision for economic growth. “Seneca County has enjoyed year-over-year economic growth since 2012,” he explained. That growth he referred... more

FOOD IN THE FLX: Jerlando’s Ristorante is a Watkins Glen signature

Many years ago, the region also saw its fair share of Italian immigrants. Those folks brought with them a a cuisine that has had a lasting impact on American culture as a whole, but also resulted in some fantastic restaurants — as those families turned “home cooking” into business models. While in Watkins Glen last week, I visited what easily... more

Newly obtained documents raise questions in Geneva (podcast)

Tonight on the Debrief Podcast the Geneva Foundry took center stage as Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed the ongoing debate, litigation and scrutiny that the City of Geneva faces moving forward. Did all parties involved handle the information that they were receiving responsibly? Did any current member of council, or any former officials have information that could have swayed... more

Generations CEO talks Right to Run, economic development in Seneca Falls (podcast)

Seneca Falls needs to welcome economic development by taking advantage of the various pieces already present. On Tuesday, President & CEO of Generations Bank Menzo Case joined Josh Durso on the Inside the FLX Podcast to talk about the Women’s Right to Run 19K, the growth of that event and others like it, as well as the economic future of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mike Cutillo of Finger Lakes Times talks politics, state of news (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX Podcast, Mike Cutillo, Executive Editor of the Finger Lakes Times was in-studio to discuss a variety of issues in the region. The longtime news editor gave his take on the news industry, how it’s evolved, and the ‘presence’ of fake news. Watch the podcast below: AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Discussing healthcare, Guardian PILOT, and local elections in the FLX (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast, Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed a range of topics, which included the recent firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, as well as developments in the GOP healthcare proposal. The duo also discussed the future of companies like Guardian Glass, who recently won a significant upgrade to their PILOT agreement with the City... more