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.
Rochester Regional Health: Workers putting residents over self at nursing homes during outbreaks
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Posted in Clifton Springs Health Newark News Ontario County Wayne County

Rochester Regional Health: Workers putting residents over self at nursing homes during outbreaks

One of the nursing homes operated by Rochester Regional Health here in the Finger Lakes saw the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. As of January 22 there had been 108 cases of…

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Victor Child Care owner: “We are shocked and blessed” after Barstool Fund announcement
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Posted in Life Ontario County Victor

Victor Child Care owner: “We are shocked and blessed” after Barstool Fund announcement

Less than 24 hours after learning that her business would benefit from the Barstool Fund, Laurie Lavery told FingerLakes1.com that she was still stunned to have received the call. That came late-Thursday…

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Lawmakers react to Cuomo’s budget, citing issues with big ask fro federal government
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Posted in New York State News Politics

Lawmakers unimpressed with Cuomo’s budget, concern grows over $15B ask from Washington

Legislators from around Upstate New York responded hardly to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget address, which was delivered on Tuesday. The state is facing an unparalleled set of circumstances, and its future financial…

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FL1 DAILY: Offering journalists a different kind of platform (podcast)
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FL1 DAILY: Offering journalists a different kind of platform (podcast)

What’s next for journalism? What about journalists who were laid off or are underrepresented in the news business? Well, Patch Labs could be a solution to that problem. We caught up with…

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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Patch Labs President Abe Brewster on game-changing platform for journalists (podcast)
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Patch Labs President Abe Brewster on game-changing platform for journalists (podcast)

Abe Brewster has been leading the Patch Labs effort for a number of years, and unlike a lot of other big players in the media industry across the U.S. the Patch Labs platform is empowering local journalists – instead of capitalizing on them for corporate gain. Why? Because Abe says it’s the right thing to do.

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Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events
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Posted in Cayuga County Health News Ontario County Rochester Area Schuyler County Seneca County Steuben County Syracuse Area Tompkins County Wayne County Yates County

Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

How can you sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? The federal government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 300,000 vaccines per week for over…

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SUNDAY INSIGHT: Vaccine rollout slows, government reorganizes, and looking ahead
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SUNDAY INSIGHT: Vaccine rollout slows, government reorganizes, and looking ahead

Whether it was our conversation with Abe Brewster, coverage of local government as it reorganized for the 2021 legislative calendar, or what was laid out as part of the State of the…

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Editor’s Note: Technology stands between some seniors and COVID-19 vaccine
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Posted in Health News

Editor’s Note: Technology stands between some seniors and COVID-19 vaccine

There’s something really disheartening happening right now across the United States. It has to do with our senior population and COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Seniors 65-and-older are eligible for the vaccine in New York, as part of Phase 1B. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state would align its guidance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite a number of warning signs over the last three weeks that vaccine availability would not come close to matching demand — there was a false sense of hope that at least the most-vulnerable populations would see vaccination sooner-than-later.

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Officials: “We can’t schedule more vaccine clinics until we get more vaccine from NYS”
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Posted in Health News Seneca County

Officials: “We can’t schedule more vaccine clinics until we get more vaccine from NYS”

The same day the Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force held a press conference outlining response to the COVID-19 pandemic and progress of vaccine rollout – health officials in Seneca County joined those…

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Upstate lawmakers call for more specifics, focus on recovery after Gov. Cuomo’s ‘state of the state’ address
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Posted in New York State News Politics

Upstate lawmakers call for more specifics, focus on recovery after Gov. Cuomo’s ‘state of the state’ address

As Governor Andrew Cuomo held his State of the State Address on Monday, lawmakers waited to see what major components would be included, or not, in his legislative agenda. For Upstate Republicans…

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FL1 DAILY: Doug Paddock & Nonie Flynn talk about goals for Yates County (podcast)
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Posted in News Politics Yates County

FL1 DAILY: Doug Paddock & Nonie Flynn talk about goals for Yates County (podcast)

Over the last several weeks we’ve been catching up with county leaders to talk about how they are looking at 2021. Most are expecting to see reimbursements from the state to decline…

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Editor’s Note: What’s the future like for shopping malls?
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Editor’s Note: What else could shopping malls be used for?

This week we explore the concept of turning dying, or shut down malls into thousands of brand new housing units for a range of different people and economic circles. What does the potential look like here? How would that work?

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FL1 DAILY: Vaccine rollout in New York needs to speed up if ‘normal’ is going to arrive by summer (podcast)
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Posted in Health New York State News Politics

FL1 DAILY: Vaccine rollout needs to speed up if ‘normal’ is going to arrive by summer (podcast)

How is vaccine rollout going in New York State? This week we heard important updates from Governor Andrew Cuomo about the vaccination effort happening now in the state, but a lot of…

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FL1 DAILY: What’s the real death toll in New York’s nursing homes?
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Posted in Health New York State News Politics

FL1 DAILY: What’s the real death toll in New York’s nursing homes? (podcast)

On September 1st, Bill Hammond of the Empire Center published a piece providing an update to a FOIL request connected to New York State’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in nursing homes….

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Varick Supervisor Robert Hayssen chosen to lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2021 (video)
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Posted in News Politics Seneca County

Varick Supervisor Robert Hayssen chosen to lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2021 (video)

There was no debate during the Seneca County Board of Supervisors reorganizational meeting, but Varick Supervisor Robert Hayssen secured another term as Chair during its annual reorganizational meeting. Waterloo Supervisor Don Trout…

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Seneca Falls Town Board votes 3-2 to oppose Seneca Meadows expansion: Supervisor says he’s not convinced SMI will go away in 2025
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Posted in News Politics Seneca County Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls Town Board opposes landfill expansion, but supervisor not convinced company will walk away in 2025

During a meeting held Tuesday, January 5th the Seneca Falls Town Board voted 3-2 asking the DEC to deny Seneca Meadows’ permit request to expand its landfill. The vote, which fell along…

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