Author: Josh Durso

Josh serves as news director. He hosts Inside the FLX, which is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Tip for the newsroom? Send it to josh@fingerlakes1.com.
INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health services for youth in rural communities (podcast)
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Posted in Health News Seneca County

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health services for youth in rural communities (podcast)

This week we connect with Bob Ritter from Seneca County to discuss the various mental health programs that are available to young people. The Coronavirus Pandemic has elevated anxiety, and uncertainty around…

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Employee furloughs, pay cuts coming to NYCC in Seneca Falls; says ‘significant shortfall’ in prospective students
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Posted in Education News Seneca County Seneca Falls

Employee furloughs, pay cuts coming to NYCC in Seneca Falls; cites ‘significant shortfall’ in prospective students

A letter sent to employees of the New York Chiropractic College obtained by FingerLakes1.com shows the financial implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The college campus that operates in Seneca Falls is going…

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DAILY DEBRIEF: Montezuma Audubon Center offers experience, tranquility during pandemic (podcast)
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Posted in Cayuga County Environment Life Seneca County Wayne County

DAILY DEBRIEF: Montezuma Audubon Center offers experience, tranquility during pandemic (podcast)

What has it been like at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, Wayne County? It has been busy, and that is a great thing for Chris Lejewski, who serves as center director….

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175 workers at Xylem in Auburn, Seneca Falls strike for first time in 40 years
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Posted in Auburn Business Cayuga County News Seneca County Seneca Falls

175 workers at Xylem in Auburn strike for first time in 40 years

The picket line is running strong in Auburn. The United Steelworkers of America Local #9832 are striking for the first time in 40 years after contract negotiations with Xylem failed. The company…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Clemens talks Exploring Upstate during pandemic
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INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Clemens talks Exploring Upstate during pandemic

Chris Clemens founded Exploring Upstate nearly a decade ago, and while a lot has changed – his blog is serving a new, important purpose as folks get out in the Finger Lakes…

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Despite evolving expectations, optimism still abound in wine industry
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Posted in Business Health New York State News Wine & Spirits

Despite evolving expectations, optimism still abound in wine industry

What is next for the wine industry? That’s a big question, but some advocates in the business say things have improved – from the grim outlook that existed just a few months…

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Wine industry deals with being lumped in with bars, restaurants amid new mandates for food service
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Posted in Business Cayuga County Health New York State News Ontario County Schuyler County Seneca County Steuben County Tompkins County Tourism Wayne County Wine & Spirits Yates County

Wine industry deals with being lumped in with bars, restaurants amid new mandates for food service

The Coronavirus Pandemic has resulted in big shifts in the way businesses operate. New guidance and regulations have been coming out on a weekly basis from Albany, resulting in a lot of…

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FOOD IN THE FLX: Woody’s Bar and Grille in Waterloo delivers on high-expectations amid pandemic
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Posted in Business Food Life Seneca County Seneca Falls Waterloo

FOOD IN THE FLX: Woody’s Bar and Grille delivers on high-expectations amid pandemic

When Liz Comatis and Jim Woodard joined forces to open “Woody’s Bar and Grille” on State Route 414 inside the Quality Inn (former Holiday Inn) the community was behind them. See, it…

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Attorneys for Seneca County responds to Halftown interpretation of major court decision involving Cayuga Nation
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Posted in Cayuga County New York State News Politics Seneca County

Attorneys for Seneca County respond to Cayuga Nation interpretation of major court ruling

Attorneys for Seneca County have responded after the Cayuga Nation interpreted a 5-4 Supreme Court decision to verify their legal argument in open, active litigation. In early-July Clint Halftown said the 5-4…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Dianne Faas of Happy Tails Animal Shelter talks impacts of COVID-19 (podcast)
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Posted in Canandaigua Life Ontario County

INSIDE THE FLX: Dianne Faas of Happy Tails Animal Shelter talks impacts of COVID-19 (podcast)

What changed at local animal shelters during the Coronavirus Pandemic? The answer is a lot. To discuss those changes, how it impacted operation, and what’s next for shelters as they look at…

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Ettman explains Seneca County’s approach to mask enforcement, ‘reasonable accommodation’ for those with difficulty breathing
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Posted in Business News Seneca County

Officials explain Seneca County’s approach to mask enforcement, ‘reasonable accommodation’ for those with difficulty breathing

Earlier this week public health officials outlined their renewed efforts to combat social distancing violations, and masking issues at local businesses in Seneca County. After the initial story was published, the following…

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Seneca County Public Health will work with local law enforcement to ensure social distancing, masking is occurring at local businesses
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Posted in Health News Seneca County

Seneca County Public Health will work with local law enforcement to ensure social distancing, masking is occurring at local businesses

Seneca County Public Health says they will be working in coordination with local law enforcement agencies to see that local businesses are adhering to social distancing, masking, and other state mandates associated…

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INSIDE THE FLX: Jennifer Lake discusses role of Goodwill stores during pandemic (podcast)
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Posted in Business Cayuga County News Ontario County Rochester Area Schuyler County Seneca County Steuben County Tompkins County Wayne County Yates County

INSIDE THE FLX: Jennifer Lake discusses role of Goodwill stores during pandemic (podcast)

When Jennifer Lake took on the role as CEO of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes — she like many other leaders — did not see a pandemic on the way. Few people…

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del Lago Resort issues statement ahead of WARN notice to regulators
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Posted in Business New York State News Seneca County Tyre

del Lago Resort issues statement ahead of WARN notice to employees

Del Lago Resort & Casino says the future is uncertain, as they look at operating amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. In a statement on Monday, the company said WARN notices would be going…

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HWS President Jacobsen says international students will be supported regardless of visa changes
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Posted in Education Geneva News Ontario County

HWS President Jacobsen says international students will be supported regardless of visa changes

Earlier this week the federal government issued guidance for international students as colleges and universities across the U.S. consider their options moving forward. The takeaway: If a college or university does not…

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Confirmed coronavirus exposure at auction in Romulus last month
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Posted in Health News Romulus Seneca County

Confirmed coronavirus exposure at auction in Romulus last month

The Seneca County Health Department says it confirmed that an individual who attended the Vineyard Road Pony Auction on June 24th and 25th by Vineyard Road Auctions in Romulus has tested positive…

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