Category: Municipal

Wayne county works toward uniting community with policing matters related to minorities

Wayne county works toward uniting community with policing matters related to minorities

Earlier this year, the Wayne County’s Police Reform and Reinvestment Plan was submitted to the state and asked civilian committees to allow the public to have a greater say when it came to policing matters in relation to minorities. Ken Miller, the ... MORE
Lt. James Slayton sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Auburn

Lt. James Slayton sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Auburn

Auburn Mayor Michael Quill swore Lt. James Slayton in as the new Chief of Police last week. He begins as Chief Shawn Butler ends 25 years of service for the city of Auburn. Slayton is a 23-year veteran and Auburn native that ... MORE
Local leaders urge the public to get involved in redistricting process before maps come out in 2022

Local leaders urge the public to get involved in redistricting process before maps come out in 2022

New York State requires new district lines to be drawn based on census data every ten years, and this year people can be involved early on. The last time a redistricting map was submitted was 2012 and local leaders urge people to ... MORE
Schuyler County joins over 50 other municipal governments in lawsuit over generic drugs

Schuyler County joins over 50 other municipal governments in lawsuit over generic drugs

Schuyler County is just one of over two dozen municipal governments suing makers of generic drugs for alleged price-fixing. On June 30 a Summons and Complaint was filed by the county and others against over fifty companies for an unlawful agreement to ... MORE
Sheriff of Steuben County worries a new bill could add financial stress to jail and county

Sheriff of Steuben County worries a new bill could add financial stress to jail and county

Sheriff Allard of Steuben County voices concern for a major setback in the county jail’s Opioid treatment program over the last year and a half. He said the bail reform law plus Covid-19 put recovery efforts on hold, and a new bill ... MORE
Conversations with the County continues August 17 in Livingston County

Conversations with the County continues August 17 in Livingston County

Livingston County Administrator Ian M. Coyle continues his popular “Conversations with the County” town-hall style meetings on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, at 6 p.m. at pavilion #3 in Al Lorenz Park at the Livingston County Murray Hill Campus. “Conversations with the County” ... MORE
Ithaca City Hall reopens with update hours

Ithaca City Hall reopens with update hours

The City of Ithaca announced today that City Hall will re-open to the public with the following new hours effective Tuesday, July 20, 2021: Monday – Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Thursday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm* *Please note: ... MORE
Clift Park Beach in Skaneateles closed due to high bacteria levels

Clift Park Beach in Skaneateles closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria

The Onondaga County Health Department said that Clift Park Beach in the Village of Skaneateles will be closed for swimming until further notice due to high levels of E. coli bacteria. Swimming will not be allowed until the bacteria levels are safe ... MORE
Hornell Common Council bans any kind of smoking or tobacco use in parks

Hornell Common Council bans any kind of smoking or tobacco use in parks

The Hornell Common Council has banned smoking, vaping, cannabis and any other kind of tobacco use in any municipal park. The vote was unanimous during the June meeting in an effort to curb smoking marijuana in parks after it was made legal ... MORE
Cayuga County DMV will move to all walk-in services starting Monday, July 19th

Cayuga County DMV will move to all walk-in services starting Monday, July 19th

One day after switching to hybrid appointments, it was announced that Cayuga County DMV would be doing all walk-in services starting Monday, July 19. Cayuga County Clerk Sue Dwyer says most customers were pleased. The office will be closed for lunch from ... MORE
Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler is honored before his retirement

Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler is honored before his retirement

Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler will be retiring after 25 years of service and was honored last Thursday in an at-times emotional ceremony at City Hall. Present was Chief Gary Giannotta, who said he sensed in 1996 a young recruit that had ... MORE
Canandaigua residents oppose 116-unit townhome development on East Lake Road: Developer asks ‘Where else?’

Canandaigua residents oppose 116-unit townhome development on East Lake Road: Developer asks ‘Where else?’

A developer wants to build 116 townhomes in the town of Canandaigua, under what’s been dubbed the Canandaigua Shores project. Local residents are mounting a serious campaign against it, though. ATL Contractors is the developer behind the 82-unit Keuka Shores development in ... MORE
Waterloo Democrats will meet to choose candidates

Waterloo Democrats will meet to choose candidates

Democrats in the town of Waterloo with select candidates for the elections in November at a caucus held July 16 at 7 p.m. at Chairman Ted Young’s home. The party will be looking for nominations for supervisor, two seats on the town ... MORE
Legislation approved to allow restaurants to take advantage of sidewalks, streets in New York

Legislation approved to allow restaurants to take advantage of sidewalks, streets in New York

This week Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing restaurants to utilize municipal spaces like sidewalks and streets for outdoor dining. First granted under an executive order by the Governor, this law allows restaurants to continue using these public spaces for another year ... MORE
The Bryant School in Hornell offered one last tour before Park Grove Realty takes over

The Bryant School in Hornell offered one last tour before Park Grove Realty takes over

On Saturday, June 26, a final tour of the Bryant School in Hornell was given to alumni that attended the school. Hornell City School District closed the school in June and sold the building to Park Grove Realty, who will turn the ... MORE