Category: Politics

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Dollar General, Dunkin developments, J&J vaccine, and DMV issues persist (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Dollar General, Dunkin developments, J&J vaccine, and DMV issues persist (podcast)

This week on the program- Josh Durso and Ted Baker look at a development proposal for a busy intersection in the city of Geneva, the expected completion of a dollar store in North Rose, as well as the latest around Johnson & ... MORE
Dunkin’ franchise coming to

Dunkin’ franchise, retail space coming to busy intersection in Geneva

Geneva is getting a new development, which will include a brand new Dunkin’ store. The Geneva Industrial Development Agency and Local Development Corporation announced the development late-Wednesday in a press release. It will happen at the “Gateway Parcel,” which is a vacant ... MORE
Seneca Falls Country Club (Billboard)
School budget with tax hike will go before voters in Auburn

School budget with tax hike will go before voters in Auburn

There will be an increase in school taxes in the city of Auburn. The board of education approved a 3.5% increase in spending, along with a 2.85% increase in the tax levy. There are no layoffs in the proposal, which is a ... MORE
Greenidge's bitcoin mining ambitions are headed for conflict with New York State's Clean Energy agenda

Greenidge’s bitcoin mining ambitions are headed for conflict with New York State’s Clean Energy agenda

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published by New York Focus, written by Peter Mantius. His blog Water Front Online covers the region and state’s most important environmental issues.  A decade ago, the bankrupt owner of the Greenidge power plant in Dresden, ... MORE
What’s next in Albany now that the budget has been adopted?

What’s next in Albany now that the budget has been adopted?

Now that the state budget has been adopted, there are a handful of issues that will likely become focus points for lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Some of them are expected, while others are less-discussed items. Among the items up for debate ... MORE
Yates County moves forward with broadband project, which will enhance access for 2,800 households

Yates County moves forward with broadband project, which will enhance access for 2,800 households

This week the Yates County Legislature authorized an agreement with New York Engineering Services for $1.06 million. That firm will be providing engineering and construction supervision for a $14 million project, as part of the county’s high-speed internet access initiative. The whole ... MORE
News, Politics, Yates County
DiSanto Propane (Billboard)
Up to $9,000 available for families that lost loved ones to COVID-19

Up to $9,000 available for families that lost loved ones to COVID-19

Funeral costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic are reimbursable. The latest COVID relief bill includes $2 billion for families who had to pay for funeral of a loved one during the pandemic. They can get upwards of $9,000 per funeral. The money ... MORE
Coronavirus, News, Politics
INSIDE GOVERNMENT: Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo on school guidance (watch)

INSIDE GOVERNMENT: Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo on school guidance (watch)

Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo was a guest this week on Inside Government with Guy Cosentino. The two talked about school reopening, the policies handed down by New York State, and how realistic it is to expect to see students back in the ... MORE
Federal workers can get upwards of 600 hours, or $21,000 in paid leave thanks to COVID relief bill

Federal workers can get upwards of 600 hours, or $21,000 in paid leave thanks to COVID relief bill

While most people know that they are entitled to some paid time off if they are out sick with COVID-19, a federal policy allows some workers to receive upwards of 15 weeks or $21,000. News10NBC looked into it, finding that because of ... MORE
Coronavirus, News, Politics
Divided Geneva City Council Considers Resolutions to Censure Laura Salamendra  And To Remove City Attorney from Police Matters – Ken Camera Does Not Want To Return To In-Person Meetings Without Police Presence

Divided city council considers resolutions to censure Salamendra, remove Bove from police matters; Camera pushes back on in-person meetings

On Wednesday Geneva City Council’s divisions continued to be evident as they considered resolutions to Censure Councilor Laura Salamendra (Ward 5) and remove City Attorney Emil Bove, Jr. from participating in police reform and police policy issues. Council’s divisions were also highlighted ... MORE
How should towns, villages handle retail marijuana businesses? (poll)

How should towns, villages handle retail marijuana businesses? (poll)

What direction should municipalities go on recreational marijuana? The fact that New York State legalized it does not take the local decision-making out of the process. In fact, the law enhances it, because local municipalities have the right under the law to ... MORE
Business, News, Politics
WEEKEND DEBRIEF:

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Rounding-up the biggest stories and questions of the week in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

This week on the show Josh Durso and Ted Baker break down the biggest headlines including the state’s massive, $212 billion budget, the future of marijuana and mobile betting, COVID-19 coverage in mass media, as well as a number of local questions ... MORE
Are tax refunds delayed in New York? Officials say ‘no’, citing $2.3B paid out to date

Are tax refunds delayed in New York? Officials say ‘no’, citing $2.3B paid out to date

The tax deadline in New York State and U.S. has been extended to May 17. However, a lot of people have filed their taxes already. Some individuals, though, have not received their returns, despite having submitted them weeks or months ago. Why ... MORE
Rep. Tom Reed out as co-chair of Problem Solvers Caucus

Rep. Tom Reed out as co-chair of Problem Solvers Caucus

There’s new leadership in the Problem Solvers Caucus. Congressman Tom Reed has been replaced as co-chair of the caucus, which includes Democrats and Republicans. Reed said in March that he would not seek re-election, and would also not run for governor in ... MORE
News, Politics
Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin says he’s running for governor in New York

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin says he’s running for governor in New York

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin says he’s running for governor. The announcement came Thursday after the Long Island representative said he’d be willing to fight relentlessly for New Yorkers. “I’ll bring the kind of relentless, fighting spirit towards helping to save our state ... MORE