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Cuomo announces executive action banning sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Cuomo announces executive action banning sale of flavored e-cigarettes
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an emergency executive action to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes in New York State – the latest in a series of actions to combat the increasing number of youth using vape products, largely driven by e-cigarette companies marketing flavors that are intended to get children addicted to nicotine. DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker will hold... more

FULL COVERAGE: 2019 National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage

FULL COVERAGE: 2019 National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage
In commemoration of the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage movement in 1919, which ratified the 19th Amendment, the 27th annual induction of the National Women’s Hall of Fame converged to celebrate a century of women’s suffrage but also explore the future of women’s equality by honoring their extraordinary field of 11 exceptional women. Among the eleven: a civil justice litigator,... more

Strategy unveiled for economic development of Seneca County

Strategy unveiled for economic development of Seneca County
Before an economic development strategy can be implemented, Seneca County must first identify its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. A draft Seneca County Economic Development Strategy, called “Fostering the Next Generation of Growth,’’ has been completed listing those elements. The report, prepared by Fairweather Consulting of New Paltz, lists the following strengths as favorable to growth: a strong manufacturing cadre;... more

HALL OF SHAME: Veterans rally outside of del Lago during the NWHF Induction Ceremony

HALL OF SHAME: Vocal Vietnam veterans rally outside of del Lago during the NWHOF Induction Ceremony
Announcing Jane Fonda as an inductee for the 27th annual National Women’s Hall of Fame ceremony certainly stirred-up controversy for Americans, especially Vietnam veterans. While the two-time Academy Award winning actress graced the Vine Theater stage this Saturday and was inducted into the Hall of Fame, a band of mostly vocal Vietnam veterans stood several hundred feet away from the... more

5G technology could come with health risks, critics say

5G technology could come with health risks, critics say
5G technology is being implemented across the U.S., particularly in big cities. It promises to make our smartphones better and faster. The wireless industry calls it “4-G on steroids.” “It’s going to be data that’s faster and more of it, but it also enables the connection of more devices to the network,” says Jonathan Adelstein of the Wireless Infrastructure Association.... more

GENEVA REPORT: City spent upwards of $800K fighting victims of foundry

GENEVA REPORT: City spent upwards of $800K fighting victims of foundry
From November 2016 to August 2019, the City of Geneva paid over $799,000 to a Syracuse-based law firm to fight against city residents in court cases related to the Geneva Foundry environmental disaster. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has reimbursed the City of Geneva for over $750,000 of those legal fees through Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) Grants. The DEC website says that the ERP grants are available to “clean... more

Jury hears testimony from witnesses as Tompkins deputy’s trial continues

Jury hears testimony from witnesses as Tompkins deputy’s trial continues
hroughout this week in the trial of Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Walters, a jury has heard testimony from all witnesses in the case, including the defendant and the woman he is charged with raping. On the stand this week, they gave very different accounts of the night. Walters, 34, has been indicted on three charges including two counts of... more

Upstate NY Poison Center has sent over 20 vaping-related cases to NY Department of Health

Upstate NY Poison Center has sent over 20 vaping-related cases to NY Department of Health
The Upstate NY Poison Center is focused on an educational outreach campaign surrounding the dangers of vaping and is advocating for people to avoid using vapes. People are encouraged to call in to the center’s hotline at 800-222-1222 if they’re experiencing any symptoms such as difficulty breathing or nausea and vomiting. The N State Department of Health also has a... more

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign
W. Casey McDonald is running for Congress. The Republican says his challenge to incumbent Rep. Tom Reed is based on the things he’s observed over the last several years. While challenging an incumbent comes with difficulties, he’s optimistic that with the support of the 23rd Congressional District – he will be able to mount a winning primary; and general election... more

Firefighter credited with saving the life of a man in cardiac arrest while attending the SU/Clemson game

Firefighter credited with saving the life of a man in cardiac arrest while attending the SU/Clemson game
In the right place at the right time, Greg Popps, President of the Fairmount Fire Department, is being credited with saving the life of a man who was going into cardiac arrest at the Dome during Saturday night’s game against Clemson. Popps noticed the man losing consciousness and jumped into action, administering CPR. Because of Popps’ quick-thinking, the man was... more

Geneva youngster Lillie Austin defies the odds

Geneva youngster Lillie Austin defies the odds
The prognosis wasn’t good for Lillie Austin. After suffering a traumatic brain injury when she was 9 months old, doctors at Golisano Children’s Hospital prepared parents Katie and Dick Austin for the worst. They suggested that because of her significant brain injuries, she might never be able to walk, speak or function well. “It looked pretty grim at first, and... more

PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 NWHF Induction Ceremony at del Lago

GALLERY: Behind the scenes at the NWHOF induction ceremony at del Lago
– Gallery by Gabriel Pietrorazio An undergraduate student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Pietrorazio has written for the Town Times of Watertown, Connecticut and Finger Lakes Times in Geneva, New York. He’s currently a reporter for FL1 News, and can be reached at gabriel@fingerlakes1.com. more

13WHAM’s Ginny Ryan honored as ‘Keeper of the Flame’

13WHAM’s Ginny Ryan honored as ‘Keeper of the Flame’
11 women were inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday; there was also another special honor given out. 13WHAM’s Ginny Ryan was the recipient of the Keeper of the Flame Award. The award is the passing of the symbolic flame relayed by more than 1,000 runners from Seneca Falls to Houston, Texas in 1977. Houston was the site... more

City of Geneva holds the line on taxes for 2020

City of Geneva holds the line on taxes for 2020
City residents won’t be paying more in property taxes under the proposed 2020 budget. However, they will likely see their water and sewer bills jump. City Manager Sage Gerling unveiled the $27 million spending plan — including general, water and sewer funds — at a special City Council meeting Wednesday. The tax rate under the proposed budget is $17.23 per... more

Louise Slaughter inducted into national woman’s hall of fame

Louise Slaughter inducted into national woman’s hall of fame
Louise Slaughter was part of eleven women inducted in the National Woman’s Hall of fame for the 2019 year. Lauren Secatore, is here granddaughter. She accepted the award in Slaughter’s honor. She talked about her grandmother Former Congresswoman Louise slaughter. “If you were her constituent, you know that she believed Rochester was the greatest city in America,” said Secatore. Slaughter... more