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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Big announcement at Lake Tunnel Solar, discussing changes in housing trends

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Big announcement at Lake Tunnel Solar, and discussing progress in modern housing
When the Lake Tunnel Solar Village sees its first unit placed in Geneva in the coming weeks – it will be a big moment for the city, which has become an innovator in the region for economic development. CEO Ryan Wallace sees the Lake Tunnel as a blueprint for other communities like it. The development near State Route 5&20 isn’t... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Region faces big challenge with HABs growing in prevalence each year

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Region faces big challenge with HABs growing in prevalence each year
Last year New York State committed $65 million to learning and studying toxic algal blooms, which threaten local waterways, water supplies, and have put a serious strain on some local municipal water systems. Harmful Algal Blooms, or HABs, are one of the greatest environmental concerns facing the Finger Lakes; and a lot is still unknown about them. This week, FL1... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, outreach efforts locally (podcast)

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Approximately 1 in 5 adults – or 43.9 million people – experience mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions and disorders that impact a person’s mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: How do libraries shape communities in rural settings?

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the role of libraries in rural settings
Tens of thousands visit libraries each year in the Finger Lakes region. Local libraries host community events – both educational and recreational – frequently serving under-served populations. In rural settings these facilities are even more important. Entering the home-stretch of a busy holiday season – we caught up with two individuals tasked with leading the daily operations of two local... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Students bring positive change to community through interactive program (podcast)

“Rachel’s Challenge” is coming to Seneca Falls. Thanks to a joint-effort between school officials, students, and community partners – a national program will be making its way to Seneca Falls – allowing members of the community, parents, and students to learn about kindness and respect toward others. The event will take place on January 8th, 2019 and will be open... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County
According to Chris Toole, of Teamsters Local 118 — based out of Rochester — one group of local law enforcement officers are desperate for parity. This week, Toole sat down in-studio to discuss ongoing negotiations between the deputies of Wayne County and County Government — who he says walked away from the table recently. While additional meetings are set to... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the future of Seneca White Deer, Inc. at former Seneca Army Depot (podcast)

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It has been an overwhelmingly successful stretch of 24 months for the folks at Seneca White Deer, Inc. An organization that was formed from the goal to help preserve the white deer herd at the former Seneca Army Depot — has grown in size and scope — allowing for more advocacy than ever before. On Friday, Dennis Money, founder and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing how tourism and economic development are linked (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing tourism in the Finger Lakes w/ local chamber reps (podcast)
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new community guide aimed at connecting those staying and living in the Finger Lakes — with valuable local services. In this case, the most-recent publication – known as the “Finger Lakes Gateway Connections Community Guide” is aimed at decision makers who might be considering doing business or living in Seneca County.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mitch Rowe discusses the current, future state of Seneca County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Mitch Rowe discusses the current, future state of Seneca County (podcast)
There aren’t any hardline philosophies, and there has been a noticeable reduction in contention between the County Manager’s Office, and the Board of Supervisors since Acting County Manager Mitch Rowe took the helm in September. After the unexpected resignation of former County Manager John Sheppard — Rowe was tapped as an interim solution to the board’s short-term problem: Finding someone... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Troubling trend exposed when it comes to financial literacy (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Financial literacy missing piece to long-term succes
Earlier this year, WalletHub released survey results, which painted a grim picture about financial literacy across the U.S. Stunningly, the U.S. ended 2017 with $92.2 billion in new credit card debt – the highest increase since 2007 – before the ‘Great Recession’. How much have we learned in the last 10 years; and what are we doing today to prevent... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on half-century in law enforcement (podcast)
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has made serving the community a career. He has also made it a lifetime achievement, setting the standard for what long-term, successful leadership looks like in a law enforcement setting. He’ll be staying involved. Even as Sheriff Povero approaches retirement, he says staying involved in the community he calls home; and has served for nearly... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing ‘Five to Revive’ in Geneva & Seneca Falls (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing ‘Five to Revive’ in Geneva & Seneca Falls (podcast)
When it comes to economic development, there are a lot of opportunities in embracing rich, local history. That is especially the case in Geneva and Seneca Falls where a pair of sites were chosen to be featured as part of the Landmark Society’s ‘Five to Revive’. It’s an annual list dedicated to identifying historic sites that are ideal for grant... more

THE DEBRIEF: Election results, the future of politics, and modern electorate (podcast)

LIVE AT 9:45 AM: Ted Baker joins Josh Durso to break down Election Week headlines (podcast)
On Episode #35 of The Debrief Podcast Ted Baker, of Finger Lakes Morning News, joins Josh Durso in-studio to talk about the latest Election Week headlines, some results with local races, and what comes next for a divided electorate. Watch the entire conversation below on FingerLakes1.TV: . more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks elections, future of FLX

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks elections, future of FLX
What has Albany gotten right for the Finger Lakes? How detrimental is it to the region that state elections, like the one for Governor, have all but forgotten about Upstate New York? State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) has represented the 131st since 2000 when he was first elected. While the condition and reputation of Albany has evolved over... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Amanda Kirchgessner on campaign, representation in 58th District (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Candidate eyes opportunity to do things different in Albany (podcast)
Amanda Kirchgessner calls herself a non-traditional candidate for state office. She is seeking to unseat State Sen. Tom O’Mara, who has represented the 58th District since moving over from the State Assembly. She began her run for office in November, and brings more than 17 years of experience serving people to the discussion. Her non-traditional path means that she has... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Batman vows to create meaningful change for 126th

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Batman vows to create meaningful change for 126th
As Keith Batman, the Cayuga County Legislator who held the Chairmanship until 2018, sat down with FingerLakes1.com little more than a week before Election Day – he was optimistic about his odds. While beating any incumbent can be difficult – challenging Republican Gary Finch in the 126th Assembly District has Batman optimistic. He’s a formidable opponent, but Batman is hearing... more
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