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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Tackling politics through committee action in the Finger Lakes

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Tackling politics through committee action in the Finger Lakes
An increasingly small number of people are ‘satisfied’ with the way government works. That’s never been more true at the local level, where voters feel misled and misrepresented by the folks who have been chosen to serve. This week, W. Casey McDonald was in-studio talking about a new initiative he recently launched to re-engage, and re-energize those who feel frustrated.... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the future of education with South Seneca Superintendent Stephen Zielinski

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the future of education with South Seneca Superintendent Stephen Zielinski
Stephen Parker Zielinski has served as Superintendent of South Seneca Central School District for enough years to learn a lot about students, education, and the growth that is undertaken as student, faculty, and administrators evolve. He sat down with Josh Durso, FingerLakes1.com News Director to discuss the future of his district, and some of the larger trends in education. “One... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the latest in Geneva with Jim Meaney

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the latest in Geneva with Jim Meaney
When Jim Meaney founded the Geneva Believer – his goal was to inform city residents of the inner-workings of government. Over the years he has covered a string of important, relevant issues; and most-recently his coverage of the city manager search process, policing and intended reforms in Geneva, and Finger Lakes Health have really spotlighted the importance of this work.... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Victor Supervisor Jack Marren discusses landfill, pressure from Albany, and more
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren, who will seek another term in this year’s election, and serves as the Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors has become a regional leader for the Finger Lakes. Ontario County is unique for Upstate New York. That’s largely due to the population increase that its seen in the last 7-8 years – while... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road
When it comes to the region’s natural resources – they may feel endless to those who call it home. The Finger Lakes region is a destination that folks can identify. As Yvonne Taylor, Vice President of Seneca Lake Guardian explained, “It’s a regional brand that people and businesses – generations of them – have worked to create.” Both Taylor and... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Money will play a big role locally on Election Day

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Money will play a big role locally on Election Day
Are voters energized for the upcoming elections? Midterm elections are a challenge to forecast. Typically it’s an opportunity for the party not in control, to leverage some energy from their base – and take control of Congress or Senate. While some are talking about the prospect of a Blue Wave, Leslie Danks Burke of the Trailblazers PAC sees this election... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Flagging concerns with FLX Welcome Center, City of Geneva

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Understanding the
Concern about cost and process. In Geneva, residents and taxpayers alike have been asking questions about the Finger Lakes Welcome Center, since a pair of investigative reports were published by WHEC-Rochester, and the Geneva Believer. Both highlighted exorbitant costs in some aspects of the buildout, which was executed through a joint-effort between the state and city of Geneva. “It started... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Local group aims to prevent suicide, create conversation around mental health

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Local group aims to prevent suicide, create conversation around mental health
It’s time for talk. Combined with some local action. That’s the clear message from the Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition, as well as other groups – leading the charge locally to help end suicide, and eliminate stigma around mental health disorders. “It’s really crucial with the increased focus on education and awareness that we continue working in the community to... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more