Category: Politics

Thruway Authority will resume collecting tolls on Thursday

Thruway Authority will resume collecting tolls on Thursday

The New York State Thruway Authority says it will resume toll collection throughout the state. By Thursday, motorists will once again be paying cash for tolls if they do not have an E-ZPass. If they would like to continue with cashless tolling, ... MORE
DAILY BRIEFING: Cuomo gives update on region’s getting closer to ‘Phase 2’ reopening (video)

DAILY BRIEFING: Cuomo talks protests over police brutality, COVID-19 pandemic (video)

Over the last several weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been holding daily press briefings to update the public and media on the Coronavirus Pandemic, and New York State’s response to it. Check this post out daily with the latest daily briefing video, ... MORE
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GENEVA CITY COUNCIL ADDRESSES COVID-19 FINANCIAL CRISIS  COUNCIL GOES BACK ON PROMISE OF NO ACTION ITEMS AT WORK SESSIONS  GAP BETWEEN CITY MANAGER AND CITY COUNCIL WIDENS

Geneva City Council addresses financial fallout of pandemic, as gap widens between councilors, city manager

– By Todd Elzey On Monday Geneva City Council met for its regular monthly work session. The meeting was held via WebEx conference call and was live streamed on the City’s YouTube channel. The meeting was not carried by Finger Lakes Television ... MORE
Cuomo calls on federal government, Congress to ‘do something about it’ (video)

Cuomo calls on federal government, Congress to ‘do something about it’ (video)

Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke again on Monday about rallies and protests around New York and the United States over the weekend. Some of those turned violent – and resulted in multi-night curfews. The protests were prompted by the killing of George Floyd ... MORE
Helming’s bill

Helming’s amendment to lower potential cost for small business owners in NYS shot down by Democrats

State Senator Pam Helming is voicing frustration after a proposal to aid small businesses was shot down by Democrats in the legislature. Last week, Sen. Helming and her colleagues proposed an amendment to aid struggling small business owners, who now face increased ... MORE
Courts close in Geneva out of abundance of caution after protest threat

Courts close in Geneva out of abundance of caution after protest threat

Judge Craig Doran announced on Monday that courts in Geneva would be closing early due to the threat of planned protests outside those buildings. “As result of information received regarding a planned rally in the vicinity of the Geneva City Court, and ... MORE
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Geneva considers voluntary layoffs, Monday work session will feature two resolutions

Geneva considers voluntary layoffs, Monday work session will feature two resolutions

Like a lot of other communities throughout the region – the City of Geneva is weighing voluntary layoffs to lower costs in the short-term. A revenue gap of $638,000 or $4.4 million could remain after this is over. With significant uncertainty attached ... MORE
Cuomo:

Cuomo says Saturday was an ‘ugly night’ across New York, points to need for systemic change

On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed protests around New York following the death of George Floyd. “Last night [Saturday] was a long and ugly night all across this nation,” Cuomo said during his remarks. He reminded New Yorkers that the protests are ... MORE
LIVE ON WEDNESDAY AT 5 PM: Republican Primary Debate for 131st Assembly District (watch)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Republican Primary Debate for 131st Assembly District on FingerLakes1.com (video)

On Wednesday evening, FingerLakes1.com live-streamed a debate between the four candidates involved in June’s Republican Primary in the 131st District. That seat, which has been held by Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) will be vacated at the end of the year. The primary ... MORE
Intense algal blooms in Watkins Glen near drinking water intake pipe still haven’t spurred regular testing

Intense algal blooms in Watkins Glen near drinking water intake pipe still haven’t spurred regular testing

– By Peter Manitus Two of Seneca Lake’s most intense harmful algal blooms of 2019 occurred in the Watkins Glen marina, only a few hundred feet away from the end of the intake pipe that supplies the town’s drinking water. Tests showed ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Religious leaders growing frustrated with Gov. Cuomo’s lack of clarity on restarting full-services (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Religious leaders growing frustrated with Gov. Cuomo’s lack of clarity on restarting full-services (podcast)

Is there a separation of church and state amid the Coronavirus Pandemic? Could Governor Andrew Cuomo in bounds placing restrictions on worship in New York? Antonio Gomez, a pastor at the Church of God in Farmington expresses his feelings about Governor Andrew ... MORE
Shopping malls won’t be allowed to open, many types of salons will stay closed through ‘Phase 2’, per state guidelines issued Friday

Shopping malls won’t be allowed to open, many types of salons will stay closed through ‘Phase 2’, which begins now

Even before Governor Andrew Cuomo held his press conference on Friday – it became clear during the morning hours what would- and would not be allowed to reopen in ‘Phase 2’. This phase, which the Finger Lakes and Central New York were ... MORE
Salons reopen, but with significantly limited services available

Salons reopen, but with significantly limited services available

Hair stylists and barbers can begin working again. They were given the green light to start work during Phase 2, which officially got underway in the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier on Friday. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement ... MORE
ONTARIO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS  SETS STAGE FOR RAISING PROPERTY TAXES

Property taxes on the rise? Supervisors set the stage in Ontario County at meeting

– By Todd Elzey The Ontario County Board of Supervisors held its regular meeting Thursday via WebEx Conference Call due to the COVID-19 crisis. For the first time in two meetings the public was able to access the WebEx meeting without issue ... MORE
Cuomo will sign executive order allowing businesses to kick out those who don’t wear a mask

Cuomo will sign executive order allowing businesses to kick out those who don’t wear a mask

Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign an executive order allowing businesses to refuse customers who do not wear a mask or face covering. That announcement came on Thursday, which will surely draw more criticism from those who have already voiced frustration with the ... MORE