WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Grocery mergers, local board hacked, still not enough COVID-19 vaccines to go around (podcast)

What’s happening in the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York this week in the news?

The Weekend Debrief is back and there’s a number of big stories up for discussion on the show. Josh Durso and Ted Baker are in-studio discussing it all.




Editor’s Note: The show is LIVE at 9:45 a.m. in the video window below or on the FL1 YouTube Channel.




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A major housing proposal that got withdrawn in the city of Canandaigua.

Tops and Price Chopper merge, ALDI announces new store opening in Auburn.

– The latest on the Cayuga Nation, as it becomes clear that no arrests actually took place last year. They will also talk about what that means for new litigation, as the Nation pursues monetary damages over back-rent owed by tenants in Seneca Falls.

A Canandaigua Town Board meeting that was hacked earlier this week.




Outgoing public health director Deb Minor (from Yates County) gave her final update to the legislature last week, as she nears retirement – saying that vaccine doses haven’t gone ‘very far’.

Lawmakers double-down on calls for registration system for vaccine appointments in New York.

Arenas allowed to hold events, wedding venues expecting more guidance next week on what new March 15 expectations will look like.

Inside a declaration that allows tenants to claim financial loss, AND health risk – as reasons to avoid eviction.

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