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DEBRIEF: Answering your questions about Coronavirus coverage across Upstate New York (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Answering your questions about Coronavirus coverage across Upstate New York (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast, a breakdown of the most-asked questions we received in the newsroom since the Novel Coronavirus outbreak began in New York. Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss, and look forward to a potentially permanently changed region. more

Seneca County Community Counseling achieves long-term mission just in time

Seneca County Community Counseling achieves long-term mission just in time
– By Josh Durso Social distancing comes with a lot of challenges. People are social creatures, so they crave interaction. During a pandemic like the one impacting most of the globe – Governor Andrew Cuomo called on mental health professionals across New York to create ‘networks’ for the community to leverage. How does that happen, though, in a world where... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mark Palmieri talks impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in Geneva (podcast)

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It is truly rare for an entire economy to stop. Except that is essentially what we’ve seen in response to the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The pandemic that started in China, spread to other European countries like Italy with devastating result — is now putting an intense burden on the U.S. healthcare system. Hospitals are stressed, supplies are running low,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses economic impact of COVID-19, Albany policy, and more (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate in-studio at 10:30 AM (podcast)
Michael Kracker has been leading the business advocacy group Unshackle Upstate for several years. He’s been a guest on Inside the FLX before, and this week, he’s in the FingerLakes1.com Studio for another conversation. On Episode #226 Kracker discusses the 2020 proposals, the budget process, and so much more.  Check out the conversation below, or listen back afterward where... more

EDITOR’S RESPONSE: No room for manipulation in journalism

On March 13, 2020 an attorney for the Clint Halftown led faction of the Cayuga Nation released a statement, in response to reporting by FingerLakes1.com, Inc. The headline of that press release read, "BREATHLESS REPORTING ONCE AGAIN!" and worked to undermine the chronicle of events outlined by one of our journalists. To be clear, we stand by our reporting of... more

Nozzolio: Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery is ready for state selection (video)

Nozzolio: Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery is ready for state selection
“No plan is further ahead in terms of the development and deployment policy, creation of roads and restrooms, and an administration building,” Senator Nozzolio began, speaking to the Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s monthly meeting. “We’re ready to join that system. We’re ready for it, ready to go, and ready to comply with the regulations. Sampson should be the first... more

Health officials walk supervisors through COVID-19 response in Seneca County

Officials walk supervisors through COVID-19 response in Seneca
On Tuesday, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors received their first official update from Public Health Director Vickie Swinehart on COVID-19, or the Coronavirus. There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus, but XX people are under voluntary quarantine. more

Big turnout expected for meeting in Butler on proposed sludge facility

Big turnout expected for Monday meeting in Butler for sludge processing facility
A major turnout is expected at Monday's meeting of the Butler Town Board, as it considers an application from Tully Environmental to construct a sewage sludge processing facility in its community on State Route 89. Over the weekend, Seneca Lake Guardian, the group that lobbied against Crestwood Midstream's expansion at the southern end of Seneca Lake, as well as the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Casey McDonald discusses campaign for NY-23 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Casey McDonald discusses campaign for NY-23 (podcast)
Romulus resident Casey McDonald announced his candidacy last year. However, he’s been patiently campaigning, talking with residents throughout the region about issues most important to them. Mounting a challenge to an incumbent Congressman can be a challenge, but it’s one McDonald says he’s cut out to achieve. This week on Episode #224 of Inside the FLX, he discusses his campaign,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Cindy Wade discusses campaign for New York State Assembly (podcast)

LIVE AT 3 PM: Cindy Wade discusses campaign for New York State Assembly (podcast)
Former Canandaigua City Councilor Cindy Wade has entered the race for the 131st District. The Republican is looking to succeed longtime Assemblyman and former Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, who announced his retirement earlier this year. On Episode #222 of the Inside the FLX podcast Wade gives us some insight into her run, and what issues are most-important to her.... more

Supervisor from Manchester focuses on infrastructure, taxes in campaign

Supervisor from Manchester focuses on infrastructure, taxes in campaign
Manchester Town Supervisor Mike Gallahan says running for New York State Assembly in the 131st District first crossed his mind a couple years ago. Then-Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, was contemplating a gubernatorial run. That was when Gallahan says he was approached by Kolb, and some others, about filling his shoes in the 131st. more

Violence erupts in Seneca Falls after Cayuga Nation press conference (video & photos)

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It was a violent day in Seneca Falls, as a leadership dispute that resulted in several buildings being demolished last weekend on Cayuga Nation property escalated further. A press conference was held by seven chiefs on Saturday, and a short time after the press conference ended a crowd gathered at the site crossing yellow caution tape that lined the property. That's... more

‘LEADING THE WAY’: Finger Lakes serves as prime example of what Upstate can do for NY economy

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Vinnie Esposito says the kind of activity and development seen in communities like Geneva and Seneca Falls is emblematic of the possibilities when communities rally around a single-idea or plan. In a recent interview with FingerLakes1.com, the Finger Lakes Regional Director for Empire State Development discussed the changes - good and bad - in economic development locally. more

INSIDE THE FLX: Nationally recognized Indigenous rights lawyer weighs in on Cayuga Nation conflict (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Managing lawyer with Indigenous rights law firm weighs in on Cayuga Nation dispute (podcast)
On episode #220 of the Inside the FLX podcast Gabriel Galanda, the managing lawyer of Galanda Broadman, an Indigenous rights law firm stationed out of Seattle, Washington weighs in on the latest chapter of the longstanding Cayuga Nation leadership conflict. Last week, a takeover included destruction of several buildings along State Route 89 in the town of Seneca Falls. Galanda... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Gallahan talks campaign for New York State Assembly (podcast)

LIVE AT 8:15 AM: Jeff Gallahan talks campaign for New York State Assembly (podcast)
Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan was the first Republican to enter the race to succeed longtime Assemblyman Brian Kolb in the 131st District. On episode #219 of the Inside the FLX podcast, he goes in-depth on the issues, as we take a closer look at his campaign to represent the heart of the Finger Lakes in Albany. New episodes of... more

Q&A session in Seneca Falls takes closer look at Seneca Meadows, permit renewal

Q&A session in Seneca Falls takes closer look at Seneca Meadows, permit renewal
The Seneca Falls Town Board held a special meeting on Thursday to allow residents the opportunity to pose questions to Seneca Meadows employees and town officials about operation and permitting issues connected to the landfill operated along State Route 414. Odors took center stage. “This session is not an attack,” Supervisor Mike Ferrara said starting the meeting. “This is not... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Vinnie Esposito talks economic development in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

LIVE AT 10 AM: Esposito talks economic development in the Finger Lakes on Inside the FLX (podcast)
On Thursday Vinnie Esposito, Finger Lakes Regional Director of Empire State Development was in-studio ahead of a State of the State address scheduled in Seneca Falls. The discussion focused on economic development, rural communities in the Finger Lakes, success stories in recent years, as well as the areas most-needing improving as the state continues on its mission to develop local... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Scott Comegys talks campaign for NYS Assembly (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Scott Comegys talks campaign for NYS Assembly (podcast)
On episode #217 of Inside the FLX it’s a closer look at another New York State Assembly contest in the Finger Lakes. This one, which is shaping up in the 130th District, where Democrat Scott Comegys is looking to challenge Republican Brian Manktelow, an incumbent from Lyons. He discusses his campaign, the big issues, and how he feels voters in... more
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