Tag: Josh Durso

HOW TO WATCH: Jeff Gallahan, Matt Miller will meet in debate ahead of Election Day on FingerLakes1.com (video)

WATCH: Jeff Gallahan, Matt Miller will meet in debate on FingerLakes1.com (video)

On Tuesday FingerLakes1.com hosted a live-streamed debate between two candidates for New York State Assembly District 131. The district, which includes Ontario and Seneca counties has had a single representative for two decades. At the conclusion of 2020, Assemblyman Brian Kolb will ... MORE
DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as communities struggle economically (podcast)

Keith Cuttler spends most of his days thinking about ways to get crucial medical services to the most-vulnerable parts of the Cayuga County. It’s been an evolving challenge, since coming into his role with a crucial local provider in 2016. “The client ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Advocates say there’s no eviction moratorium” in New York (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Advocates say there’s “no eviction moratorium” in New York, despite what Cuomo claims (podcast)

Cea Weaver says the stakes are very real for people who have been unable to pay their rent through the Coronavirus Pandemic. And one of the biggest protections that Governor Andrew Cuomo has touted throughout it — might not have the teeth ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Young business in Seneca Falls learns how to thrive during pandemic (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Young business in Seneca Falls learns how to thrive during pandemic (podcast)

Brad and Anna Luisi-Ellis started the Fall Street Brewing journey during the summer of 2018. By October of 2019 they opened their Fall Street location, serving as the kind of anchor downtown Seneca Falls needed. After a strong first few months, the ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: NY’s new rules for governing shut downs, theaters still shut down, and future of Farm Days (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: NY’s new rules for governing shut downs, theaters still shut down, and future of Farm Days (podcast)

This week it’s all about the changes that are happening at the state and local level as fallout from the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to be evident. The state has new plans for how businesses will be shut down when cases rise, one ... MORE
DEBRIEF: How landlords are dealing with unpaid rent

DEBRIEF: How are landlords dealing with unpaid rent during the pandemic? (podcast)

There has been a significant debate over the last several months about unpaid rent. Some have contended that it should be canceled – while others – often representing landlords’ perspective – say there needs to be another option. It’s complicated by the ... MORE
DEBRIEF: The future of Dixon Schwabl as leadership changes amidst pandemic (podcast)

DEBRIEF: The future of Dixon Schwabl as leadership changes amidst pandemic (podcast)

The Coronavirus Pandemic is undoubtedly going to change the way people and companies do business. However, communication and culture are two important factors for one of the region’s most-identifiable brands and businesses. Lauren Dixon and Mike Schwabl have led the Perinton-based agency ... MORE
DEBRIEF: When will mobile betting be allowed in New York? (podcast)

DEBRIEF: When will mobile betting be allowed in New York? (podcast)

Here’s a good question: Why hasn’t New York opted to legalize mobile sports betting? For the better part of three years — there have been calls to do so, and now more than a year after sportsbooks opened in commercial and Native ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Suicide rate was climbing, even before the Coronavirus Pandemic began (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Suicide rate was climbing, even before the Coronavirus Pandemic began (podcast)

Suicide among teens and young adults is rising. But a new report shows that it was happening even before the Coronavirus Pandemic arrived. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a dramatic increase in the rate of suicide ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Making stronger c (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Making stronger communities through parenting & communication (podcast)

The Fatherhood Connection is one of those programs operating in the community that a lot of people haven’t heard about. But the work being done by Reggie Cox and his team of community members throughout the region is endlessly important. It operates ... MORE
‘OUR KIDS LACK ENOUGH’: South Seneca stays out of Section V soccer, but will resume cross country and golf

‘OUR KIDS LACK ENOUGH’: Parents hammer South Seneca BOE over decision to cancel fall sports

At a mid-September meeting without a lot of fanfare, the South Seneca Board of Education opted out of the Section V fall sports season. It was a move that did not receive a lot of attention at the time, but prompted heavy ... MORE
MONTEZUMA SPECIAL: What's happening this month at the Audubon Center? (podcast)

MONTEZUMA SPECIAL: What’s happening this month at the Audubon Center? (podcast)

What’s happening as fall arrives at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex? What about the Montezuma Audubon Center? We’re answering those questions in our new monthly feature with Center Director Chris Lajewski. He gives us an update on upcoming events at the Audubon Center, ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

It’s been a long summer for local municipalities that are struggling to adapt to COVID-19 budget issues. However, we’re getting closer to final budgets in many of them. What’s happening here? Also, the latest on a series of headlines from the regional ... MORE
Supervisors push IDA leader for answers on former Hillside property sale to Martin

Supervisors push IDA leader for answers on former Hillside property sale to Martin (video)

The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency was well-represented at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ Government Operations Committee Meeting, which was held at the County Office Building. Executive Director Sarah Davis, who came into that role this year, was present along with two other ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor says long-term planning has been crucial (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor says long-term planning has been crucial (podcast)

Some of the smallest communities in Upstate New York – villages – could be hardest hit by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Over the last decade the Village of Newark has been very good at long-term planning. They have bolstered their downtown business district, ... MORE