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Inside the FLX: Talking rural development in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Monday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso was joined by Jillian Kasow, Director and Counsel to the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Christopher Stewart, Special Projects Coordinator with the USDA, and Jim Walfrand, Area Director for Rural Development with the USDA — who discussed shared efforts between regional, state, and federal officials to deliver valuable assets... more

PREVENTING SUICIDE: Coalition talks about different groups (podcast series)

Suicide reaches far. Even in rural communities like those here in the Finger Lakes — the impact of suicide can be felt, like a ripple throughout the community. The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a newly-formed entity working to bring awareness, and eliminate suicide completely. While there are a host of contributing factors that bring this type of issue... more

DEBRIEF: Geneva deals with policing challenges, Local Law No. 2 shot down (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast, Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine talk about ongoing issues in Seneca Falls and Geneva, as well as dialogue at the state-level regarding higher education. Watch the stream below, or check out the audio-only version in the player above: . more

DEBRIEF: Kolb’s run for governor, heated races for District Attorney in FLX (podcast)

On Friday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast, Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine discussed the latest developments in a potential gubernatorial run by one Upstate Assebmlyman, the latest loss for Seneca Meadows over their Waterloo clay mine, and several heated races for District Attorney in the Finger Lakes. . more

Inside the FLX: Chris Lejewski talks Montezuma, conservation efforts (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX Podcast, Josh Durso was joined by Chris Lajewski, Director of the Montezuma Audubon Center based in Savannah. The organization cares for more than 50,000 acres of wetlands, and during the discussion Lajewski talked about the importance of young people, volunteers, and employees tireless work to continue preserving the Finger Lakes. . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch talks campaign, cases (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Barry Porsch talked about his candidacy, time spent as Seneca County’s lead prosecutor, and what he hopes to accomplish in the coming years if re-elected this fall. Watch the full-interview below. 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

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

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