Criminal history questions to be removed from SUNY college applications

Prospective students will no longer be asked about their criminal history on SUNY college applications. The SUNY Board of Trustees voted to remove questions about criminal history from the applications. Governor Andrew Cuomo has made re-entry reform a priority for his administration. He commended the move on Wednesday, saying in a release, “I directed SUNY leadership to carefully examine this... more

Third public hearing set for Pelican Point Marina rezone in Gorham

Owners and neighbors of Pelican Point Marina on East Lake Road have longer to wait for a decision on whether two acres of land will be rezoned to help expand the marina’s business. Marina co-owners Terry Principe and Bill Pellicano would like to see Gorham officials rezone recently purchased land just north of and adjacent to the marina on County... more

VIDEO: Seneca Co. Board of Supervisors hold September meeting on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors met in what must have been one of the quickest meetings in recent memory. The board met on Primary Tuesday, while many Republicans were heading to the polls to cast their vote on the 54th Senate District race, which had five Republicans facing off. James McKenna, Vice President of Construction at del... more

Nojay Suicide: Legal questions, Assembly race, and much more

Nojay wins on Tuesday… what happens next? Bill Nojay was elected in Tuesday’s primary race for his New York State Assembly District. State Assemblyman Bill Nojay, who died by suicide last week, was on the primary ballot Tuesday. One conservative leader is urged people to vote for him in Tribute. “I’m asking people to remember the man and the convictions he... more

PRIMARY RESULTS: Helming holds 193 vote lead with 1,000+ absentee ballots remaining

The New York State Board of Elections is reporting that in the 54th District Canandaigua Supervisor Pam Helming has held off a tight primary battle from Ontario County businessman Floyd Rayburn. They report that all 164 districts are reporting within the 54th, which means that the results we’ve provided below give the closest insight into the progress of the race.... more

How secure are voting machines in New York?

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will head to the polls to vote in the state’s primary races. There has been a lot of talk nationally and on the campaign trail about election security. Voters want to know what protections are in place to make sure voting systems aren’t hacked. Arizona and Illinois have already experienced attempted hacks of their voter registration... more

Complete preview of Tuesday’s GOP Primary for NY Senate 54th District

For all of the candidates running to succeed long-time New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio in the New York State Senate’s 54th District – it has been a deeply personal endeavor. Over the last several months FingerLakes1.com has had several of the Republican candidates running to succeed Nozzolio in-studio to discuss the race, their campaigns, and how they all vary... more

Preview: Primary elections in Ontario and Wayne counties

Party-registered voters go to the polls Tuesday to make their picks for which candidates will make it onto the general-election ballot this fall. Hotly contested primary elections are on the line for the 54th state Senate district seat being vacated by Sen. Michael Nozzolio and for an Ontario County Court judge's seat. Read more from the Canandaigua Messenger more

Training facilities plan on Seneca County supervisors’ agenda

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider a motion supporting the plan to retain and enhance police and fire training facilities at the former Seneca Army Depot. The plan was presented to the board in August by Earl Martin, the prospective new owner of 7,000 acres of depot property that includes the training facilities, and Seneca County Industrial... more

UPDATE: Assemblyman Nojay faced federal fraud charge, was due in court Friday

It’s now been widely reported that Assemblyman Bill Nojay, who took his own life Friday morning at a cemetery in Rochester, was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court to face federal fraud charges. The fraud charges were related to a trust fund, which he had controlled as an attorney. Reports indicate that before his scheduled appearance in court on Friday... more

GOP Primary races in Yates County on Sept. 13th

For the first time in recent memory, most registered voters in Yates County can cast a ballot during the Primary Election on Sept. 13. The only registered voters who won’t be able to vote are the 2,622 who are not affiliated with a political party, the 50 Green Party members and the 661 people who are registered in the Independence... more

NYS Senate candidate Floyd Rayburn talks campaign, taxes, business growth, and much more

Ontario County businessman Floyd Rayburn believes that it’s time to create some substantial change for residents and businesses in the 54th District. On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Rayburn discussed his campaign at length, while talking about the various problems that businesses encounter as they try to do business in New York State. “It’s killing businesses and... more

Auburn councilors approve parking changes: Meters to be added to Seminary Avenue

One of downtown Auburn's free on-street parking areas will soon be changed with the installation of new parking meters. The Auburn City Council voted Thursday to establish meters on both sides of Seminary Avenue between Genesee Street and the Arterial. Eight meters will be on the road's west side with another five along the east. Read more from the Auburn... more

Helming, Manktelow will not participate in ‘hastily scheduled debate’

First it was New York State Senate candidate Pam Helming, who currently serves as Canandaigua Supervisor refusing to commit to the debate, which is scheduled for Thursday evening in Canandaigua. The debate, which was planned to highlight the candidates being considered for the 54th District, was not going to feature Helming, after she called the move a blatant attempt by... more
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