Category: Politics

City of Auburn votes 4-1 to create municipal ambulance service

City of Auburn votes 4-1 to create municipal ambulance service

On Thursday, Auburn City Council moved forward with a plan to create a municipal ambulance service to replace the third-party contract that has been utilized for years. The vote fell along party lines, according to the Auburn Citizen, with the final tally ... MORE
Town of Geneva Democrats hold caucus and nominate candidates

Town of Geneva Democrats hold caucus and nominate candidates

Democrats held a caucus on Monday and nominated Mark Venuti, the town supervisor, and Kim Aliperti who is on the Town Board for new 4 year terms this November. Mitch Wilber was also nominated for another Town Board position. Mark Palmieri will ... MORE
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New report says Cuomo’s nursing home mandate remained in effect weeks longer than necessary

New report says Cuomo’s nursing home mandate remained in effect weeks longer than necessary

A new 242-page report is taking a closer look at the mandates instituted and defended by the Cuomo Administration around nursing homes and COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing an investigation over handling of nursing home death counts, is facing new ... MORE
Andrew Giuliani visits Yates County Wednesday night

Andrew Giuliani visits Yates County Wednesday night

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Giuliani stopped in Yates County on Wednesday and met with several local business leaders. Andrew, the son of former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, was seen at Mac’s Dairy Bar meeting with a number of people. Another Republican candidate, ... MORE
Schuyler County legislation calls on Cuomo to veto firearms bill

Schuyler County legislation calls on Cuomo to veto firearms bill

The Schuyler County government has called on Governor Cuomo to veto the legislation that would allow lawsuits against gun manufacturers whose weapons were used to cause harm even if bought legally. Chairman Carl Blowers says the law would negatively impact the state’s ... MORE
New York State lawmaker suggests a bill that would pay $1200 for returning to work

New York State lawmaker suggests a bill that would pay $1200 for returning to work

Republican state Sen. Ed Rath has introduced legislation in an attempt to convince New York residents to rejoin the workforce. After four weeks of employment an individual would receive $1200. Sen. Rath stated that the 15 months of unemployment was necessary, but ... MORE
Package of bills passed by state lawmakers to help protect credit card consumers

Package of bills passed by state lawmakers to help protect credit card consumers

State lawmakers have worked to pass a package of bills to help protect credit card consumers in the midst of the financial strain brought on by the pandemic. These measures will provide added protection and boost current protection for consumers. The bills ... MORE
Auburn’s ambulance debate heats up more: City could be operating 25-person unit by November

Auburn’s ambulance debate heats up more: City could be operating 25-person unit by November

This week Auburn City Council will take an important vote. It will be one that could have years-long implications for city residents and taxpayers alike. City Council is slated to vote on whether to create a new 25-person city ambulance department that ... MORE
AIM funding for towns, villages could get overhaul with state task force

AIM funding for towns, villages could get overhaul with state task force

The Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) program provides state aid to all communities across the state that aren’t New York City. Altogether 137 towns and villages benefit- many of which are located in rural communities. Critics of the program say that ... MORE
Dia Carabajal will lead Democrats in Cayuga County

Dia Carabajal will lead Democrats in Cayuga County

Democrats in Cayuga County have selected Dia Carabajal to serve as party chair moving forward. Less than two weeks ago Ian Phillips announced that he would resign from the post before the new election cycle got moving. One other person expressed interest ... MORE
Geneva City Council approves using $325,000 in COVID-19 relief funds for improvements to Marsh Creek Pump Station

Geneva City Council approves using $325,000 in COVID-19 relief funds for improvements to Marsh Creek Pump Station

On Tuesday Geneva City Council met for the first time since its June 7 work session that ended abruptly in chaos. Councilor Laura Salamendra (Ward 5) who was the target of audience attacks during that session did not attend Tuesday’s council meeting ... MORE
Schuyler County legislature passes law that will allow 12 and 13-year-old youth to hunt this fall

Schuyler County legislature passes law that will allow 12 and 13-year-old youth to hunt this fall

On Monday during a meeting in regular session, the Schuyler County legislature unanimously voted to enact a local law that allows 12 and 13-year-old youth to hunt with a firearm or crossbow this fall season. This pilot program will go through 2023 ... MORE
Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth an official federal holiday

Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth an official federal holiday

S.475, a bill that would make Juneteenth a nationally-recognized holiday, was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. A date for the vote in the Democrat-led House of Representatives has not yet been announced, but the bill is expected to pass ... MORE
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James Kuhl running for Steuben County Legislature seat

James Kuhl running for Steuben County Legislature seat

James Kuhl of Painted Post has announced his plans to run for the Steuben County Legislature in the 12th District. Republican Gary Roush, of Erwin is the current representative. Kuhl is the son of John R. Kuhl from Hammondsport. His father represented ... MORE
Cuomo still has emergency powers, despite pandemic restrictions coming to an end

Cuomo still has emergency powers, despite pandemic restrictions coming to an end

Despite the fact that most restrictions have been tossed out- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has retained most of his emergency powers. Those were the ones granted at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The state legislature moved last year to grant Gov. Cuomo ... MORE