Author: Josh Durso

He's the News Director of FingerLakes1.com. He hosts the FL1 Daily and Sunday Conversation podcasts. Send tips to josh@fingerlakes1.com.
Dollar General will open soon in Rose: Officials excited about opportunity for residents
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Posted in Business News Rose Wayne County

Dollar General will open soon in Rose: Officials excited about access, convenience for residents

Before the coronavirus pandemic the supermarket business was shifting– evolving to become more mobile, and less-reliant on brick-and-mortar stores. The prominence of grocery delivery services- spurred by the growth of Instacart– then…

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Can you get the COVID vaccine if you forget your insurance card? What if you don’t have insurance?
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Posted in Health News

Can you get the COVID vaccine if you forget your insurance card? What if you don’t have insurance?

If you’ve gone through the process of making a COVID vaccine appointment lately you probably recall the things it tells you to bring. The first is pretty obvious, it’s your driver’s license…

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Dry weather having impact on some things, but Montezuma Wetlands Complex isn’t concerned
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Posted in Cayuga County Environment News Seneca County Wayne County Weather

Dry weather having impact on some things, but Montezuma Wetlands Complex isn’t concerned

The Climate Prediction Center calls it ‘abnormally dry’. If you look at the Drought Monitor map of New York a section of yellow or D0 cuts through the heart of the Finger…

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Teaching at South Seneca, reporting on AHL’s Syracuse Crunch: Ackerman fills many important roles
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Posted in Life Ovid Seneca County

Teaching at South Seneca, reporting on AHL’s Syracuse Crunch: Ackerman fills many important roles

Editor’s Note: Ackerman hosts a podcast, which is syndicated on FingerLakes1.com. Check it out by clicking here, or subscribing so you never miss an episode by clicking here. Alexandra Ackerman is a…

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SUNDAY INSIGHT: Getting caught up on a holiday weekend has never been easier!
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Posted in News

SUNDAY INSIGHT: Getting caught up on a holiday weekend has never been easier!

What were the biggest headlines this week? What are the stories that will matter most as we head into the new week? Those questions get answered every weekend in our Sunday Insight….

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Landlord association says rent relief provided by federal government needed to pay bills created by eviction moratorium
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Posted in New York State News Politics

Some landlords report over $50,000 in past due rent: Finger Lakes Landlord Association says federal funds need to be released

More than a year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first executive order during the pandemic related to evictions- the Finger Lakes Landlord Association says local landlords need help. While the executive order was…

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FL1 DAILY: Livingston County gets creative with economic development to spur Main St. growth (podcast)
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Posted in Business Livingston County News

FL1 DAILY: Livingston County gets creative with economic development to spur Main St. growth (podcast)

The Dream-O-Vate Busienss Competition is a local effort in Livingston County to bolster downtown business. The program awards $300,000 in prizes to a total of 15 winners. Bill Bacon, who serves as…

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FL1 DAILY: Selling infrastructure is lot more challenging if its not personal (podcast)
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Posted in News Politics

FL1 DAILY: Selling infrastructure is lot more challenging if its not personal (podcast)

Since President Joe Biden took office there has been an intense amount of talk about infrastructure. Specifically, an infrastructure deal that would pave the way for widespread investment across the country. Bill…

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Canandaigua Supervisor Cathy Menikotz will not seek another term
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Posted in Canandaigua Elections News Ontario County

Canandaigua Supervisor Cathy Menikotz will not seek another term

Canandaigua Town Supervisor Cathy Menikotz will not seek another term. That decision came on Monday, in an emailed statement to the FingerLakes1.com newsroom. “It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to…

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FL1 DAILY: How will Auburn move forward with a new-look baseball team? (podcast)
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Posted in Auburn Auburn Doubledays Cayuga County Professional Sports

FL1 DAILY: How important is professional baseball to small cities like Auburn? (podcast)

Earlier this month Bill Fulton wrote a piece featured on Medium about the challenges small cities are experiencing, as they watch professional baseball be taken from them. The city of Auburn was…

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Village of Newark continues on its revitalizing efforts, winning another 6K through Main Street grant program
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Posted in Business News Politics Wayne County

Village of Newark continues on its revitalizing efforts, winning another $336K through Main Street grant program

Another day, another grant award for the village of Newark. It’s become something of a trend- to see the village of Newark receive various grants to make the community better. It’s been…

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Petition opposing Waterloo ‘glamping’ on Oak Island gets hundreds of signatures after launch
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Posted in News Politics Seneca County Waterloo

Petition opposing Waterloo ‘glamping’ on Oak Island gets hundreds of signatures after launch

Hundreds signed a petition opposing plans in the village of Waterloo to create ‘glamping’ spaces on the west end of Oak Island. The New York Power Authority proposed a pilot program to…

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FL1 DAILY: Answering your questions about news coverage (podcast)
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Posted in News Politics

FL1 DAILY: Answering your questions about news coverage (podcast)

We get a lot of questions- and oftentimes we answer those questions on The Weekend Debrief. In this episode, I was joined by Ted Baker to answer the questions that were submitted…

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Soil and lake health
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Posted in Environment News Ontario County

Soil and lake health central to improving region’s environment over long-term

The long-term health of Seneca Lake is crucial. Not only for maintaining the region’s drinking water supply- but also for the sake of tourism and agriculture. Later this month, a farming symposium…

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Posted in Covert Education Lodi News Ovid Seneca County Varick

South Seneca CSD Superintendent Zielinski talks about remainder of school year

Even though progress is being made on the pandemic with more people being vaccinated by the day- schools remain in a state of flux. Each district has a different approach, and the…

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FL1 DAILY: HWS responds to reports detailin
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Posted in Education Geneva Health News Ontario County Politics

FL1 DAILY: HWS responds to reports detailing issues around COVID transparency around campus (podcast)

Last week FingerLakes1.com reported on the stories of those at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, who felt that administrators fell short in protecting them during the pandemic. After a relatively quiet first…

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