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FOIL request on nursing homes in Ontario County fulfilled after 87 days

FOIL request on nursing homes in Ontario County fulfilled after 87 days

Eighty-seven days have passed, and our Freedom of Information Law request has finally been completed. FingerLakes1.com has received 171-pages worth of emails from the servers of the Ontario County Public Health office on Friday, September 25. RELATED: Still waiting for Ontario County ... MORE
Republican lawmakers call for changes to CDC guidance on nursing homes

Republican lawmakers call for changes to CDC guidance on nursing homes

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and their colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference penned a letter to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) seeking updated reporting guidelines aimed at providing New Yorkers with critical, missing ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: County budgets, stores claim no responsibility for customers, and more (podcast)

It’s been a long summer for local municipalities that are struggling to adapt to COVID-19 budget issues. However, we’re getting closer to final budgets in many of them. What’s happening here? Also, the latest on a series of headlines from the regional ... MORE
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Redevelopment of former BJ’s Wholesale gets green light in Geneva

Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti says his community is fortunate to have found a developer for the former BJ’s Wholesale property at the edge of town. Earlier this week Supervisor Venuti spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio about the planned development for the ... MORE
Families say 14-day wait to visit loved ones at nursing homes is too long

Families say 14-day wait to visit loved ones at nursing homes is too long

Families with loved ones in nursing homes across New York are calling for change. They have been at it, calling for changes to visitation policies for weeks. In some cases, those calls have been growing louder for months – even before Coronavirus ... MORE
Supervisors push IDA leader for answers on former Hillside property sale to Martin

Supervisors push IDA leader for answers on former Hillside property sale to Martin (video)

The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency was well-represented at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ Government Operations Committee Meeting, which was held at the County Office Building. Executive Director Sarah Davis, who came into that role this year, was present along with two other ... MORE
Summerhill supervisor resigns, Cayuga County legislator steps down to take over

Summerhill supervisor resigns, Cayuga County legislator steps down to take over

A legislator in Cayuga County, who has served the 9th District since 2017 will step down. But he won’t be leaving elected office altogether. Charlie Ripley announced this week that he would step down at the end of the month to go ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor says long-term planning has been crucial (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor says long-term planning has been crucial (podcast)

Some of the smallest communities in Upstate New York – villages – could be hardest hit by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Over the last decade the Village of Newark has been very good at long-term planning. They have bolstered their downtown business district, ... MORE
Hyland Landfill’s proposed expansion would make it fourth largest in New York

Hyland Landfill’s proposed expansion would make it fourth largest in New York

The Hyland Landfill in Allegany County would vault from No. 8 to No. 4 in a ranking of permitted capacity among the state’s largest municipal solid waste landfills if state and local officials approve a proposed 107-acre expansion. The landfill, owned and ... MORE
Fayette, Waterloo joint fire district put on hold until 2021

Fayette, Waterloo joint fire district put on hold until 2021

The proposed joint fire district that would serve parts of Fayette and Waterloo has been put on hold. At least until 2021. The Finger Lakes Times reported Monday that both communities requested that discussions be put on hold citing financial concerns. The ... MORE
DEBRIEF: HEALing Communities Study in Cayuga County takes on addiction (podcast)

DEBRIEF: HEALing Communities Study in Cayuga County takes on addiction (podcast)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion per year. This includes the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement. It’s ... MORE
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Bill introduced to offer early retirement incentive as New York faces massive budget gap

Bill introduced to offer early retirement incentive as New York faces massive budget gap

New York’s current budget gap is growing. At this point it’s $14.5 billion. Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh) has introduced two bills that address early retirement for state and local government employees as a means to help ease the budget grind. However, as ... MORE
Public hearing set for PAB in Geneva: People’s Peaceful Protest throws support behind draft law

Public hearing set for PAB in Geneva: People’s Peaceful Protest throws support behind draft law

It didn’t come without a fair share of controversy, and several hours of public meetings, but the City of Geneva has drafted a proposed local law that would create a police accountability board. The draft law was released by the city on ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Yates County Administrator talks economic fallout, budget process amid Coronavirus Pandemic (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Yates County Administrator talks economic fallout, budget process amid Coronavirus Pandemic (podcast)

Dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic has been difficult for communities across New York State. Undoubtedly, small communities like Yates County are those that could feel the most-adverse impact from the financial fallout associated with the Coronavirus. Especially given how heavily-reliant counties like ... MORE
Problem Solvers Caucus comes up with bi-partisan plan for stimulus boost

Caucus of Republicans, Democrats come together on new stimulus package: But can it pass?

Could it be time that the American people see a new stimulus package? This week the ‘Problem Solvers Caucus’, which is made up of 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans, unveiled its “March To Common Ground” framework to help break the gridlock on ... MORE
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