Tag: debrief

DEBRIEF: How landlords are dealing with unpaid rent

DEBRIEF: How are landlords dealing with unpaid rent during the pandemic? (podcast)

There has been a significant debate over the last several months about unpaid rent. Some have contended that it should be canceled – while others – often representing landlords’ perspective – say there needs to be another option. It’s complicated by the ... MORE
DEBRIEF: The future of Dixon Schwabl as leadership changes amidst pandemic (podcast)

DEBRIEF: The future of Dixon Schwabl as leadership changes amidst pandemic (podcast)

The Coronavirus Pandemic is undoubtedly going to change the way people and companies do business. However, communication and culture are two important factors for one of the region’s most-identifiable brands and businesses. Lauren Dixon and Mike Schwabl have led the Perinton-based agency ... MORE
DEBRIEF: When will mobile betting be allowed in New York? (podcast)

DEBRIEF: When will mobile betting be allowed in New York? (podcast)

Here’s a good question: Why hasn’t New York opted to legalize mobile sports betting? For the better part of three years — there have been calls to do so, and now more than a year after sportsbooks opened in commercial and Native ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Suicide rate was climbing, even before the Coronavirus Pandemic began (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Suicide rate was climbing, even before the Coronavirus Pandemic began (podcast)

Suicide among teens and young adults is rising. But a new report shows that it was happening even before the Coronavirus Pandemic arrived. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a dramatic increase in the rate of suicide ... MORE
MONTEZUMA SPECIAL: What's happening this month at the Audubon Center? (podcast)

MONTEZUMA SPECIAL: What’s happening this month at the Audubon Center? (podcast)

What’s happening as fall arrives at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex? What about the Montezuma Audubon Center? We’re answering those questions in our new monthly feature with Center Director Chris Lajewski. He gives us an update on upcoming events at the Audubon Center, ... 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
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
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
BACK TO SCHOOL: Superintendent Jamie Farr talks classroom return in Canandaigua

BACK TO SCHOOL: Superintendent Jamie Farr talks classroom return in Canandaigua (podcast)

Over the last several weeks FingerLakes1.com has been bringing you conversations about Back to School. Our series has featured one-on-one conversations with administrators. However, all of those conversations were recorded before students returned. This time we catch up with Canandaigua Superintendent Jamie ... 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
DEBRIEF: Rochester Theater Management looks at what reopening will look like in Auburn, Canandaigua (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Rochester Theater Management looks at what reopening will look like in Auburn, Canandaigua (podcast)

When was the last time you went to the movie theater? Theaters were forced to close along with most other businesses, and not allowed to reopen until it was safe to do so amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. Jason Yantz, who runs Rochester ... MORE
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BACK TO SCHOOL: Zielinski talks reopening strategy in South Seneca (podcast)

“Teachers love to teach, and that’s what they want to do,” Zielinski said during a conversation with FingerLakes1.com. He says that for the volume of concerns that have been raised about reopening — as well as learning models — administrators and teachers ... MORE
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BACK TO SCHOOL: Dr. Terranova discusses Victor’s plan for reopening (podcast)

It starts and ends with relationships. That is the takeaway we were left with from our conversation with Dr. Tim Terranova, superintendent of the Victor Central School District. “Education starts and ends with relationships,” he explained during a conversation on The Debrief’s ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Jeff Pirozzolo talks reopening in Auburn as remote learning continues into October (podcast)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Dr. Christopher Brown talks reopening strategy in Marcus Whitman (podcast)

There are a lot of ways to reopen schools in the middle of a pandemic. You can go fully-remote, like Auburn, institute hybrid models like Marcus Whitman or Seneca Falls, and plan for almost everything. However, we're learning that the size of ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Jeff Pirozzolo talks reopening in Auburn as remote learning continues into October (podcast)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Jeff Pirozzolo talks reopening in Auburn as remote learning continues into October (podcast)

Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo says the last several weeks have been tough. In late-August the district had to make the difficult decision to take learning fully-remote this fall. Pirozzolo says a phased-in approach to resuming in-person learning via ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Karen Hall discusses reopening plan in Red Jacket (podcast)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Karen Hall discusses reopening plan in Red Jacket (podcast)

While there have been a lot of concerns raised about the prospect of students and faculty going back to school this fall -- we are just a couple weeks away from a return to learning. Students around the region will learn in ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Return of classroom education, high school sports, and local politics (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Return of classroom education, high school sports, and local politics (podcast)

What happens over the next several weeks will likely play a big role in what the extended fall- and winter- months will look like in the Finger Lakes. Schools are back in session, college campuses are welcoming back students, and businesses are ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: How the current situation facing immigrants stacks up in the U.S. (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How the current situation facing immigrants stacks up in the U.S. (podcast)

Ute Ritz-Deutch, the area coordinator for Amnesty International USA for New York state also sits on the steering committee for the Tompkins County Immigration Rights Coalition. Deutch, who hosts the Human Rights and Social Justice Program on WRFI Community Radio speaks about ... MORE