Tag: Josh Durso

SMI permit tabled again: Seneca Falls defies threat of litigation after testy debate over landfill’s future (video)

SMI permit tabled again: Seneca Falls defies threat of litigation after testy debate over landfill’s future (video)

– By Josh Durso Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Mike Ferrara kicked off Tuesday’s meeting by reading a pair of letters from petitioners. Both were opposed to the renewal of an operating permit for Seneca Meadows Landfill, which was by far the most-anticipated ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Leadership Ontario tackles grooming the next generation (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Leadership Ontario tackles grooming the next generation (podcast)

Last month Leadership Ontario was announced as a new, innovative way to get the next generation of local leaders on the road to changing the community for the better. Then, the Coronavirus Pandemic turned life upside down. While the academy plans to ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Future of college, journalism, and life as we know it up in the air (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Steve Keeler on future of college & journalism (podcast)

FUTURE OF COLLEGE, JOURNALISM, AND LIFE AS WE KNOW IT UP IN THE AIR Earlier this week we featured a Daily Debrief taking on questions about the future sustainability of local journalism. It’s a topic we have broached numerous times, and one ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: How do news organizations survive post-pandemic and will students go to college this fall? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How do news organizations survive post-pandemic and will students go to college this fall? (podcast)

What does the future of journalism look like? To Steve Keeler, who leads the school of media and arts at Cayuga Community College – it’s going to take quite a bit to save local journalism. While he’s optimistic it can happen – ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Workforce invest

DAILY DEBRIEF: Workforce invests in skills during a pandemic (podcast)

This week Finger Lakes Community College announced that it would be expanding its online catalog of workforce development training offerings during the pandemic. It’s a move that workforce development professionals, like Mike Woloson, of Finger Lakes Works, believes is an important move ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: South Seneca CSD leader talks future of small, rural districts (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: South Seneca CSD leader talks future of small, rural districts (podcast)

South Seneca Superintendent Stephen Parker Zielinski is looking at ways to keep his district whole after this pandemic. It’s already become clear that a major funding loss is en route. So, the district is working to understand what comes next. Here is ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes Works talks opportunities during pandemic (podcast)

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, or Finger Lakes Works for short, is contending with some of the biggest questions the region faces moving forward. In particular, they are wrestling with questions about workforce makeup following the pandemic. As the economy reopens ... MORE
WEEKLY DEBRIEF: Discussing the biggest headlines of the week (podcast)

WEEKLY DEBRIEF: Ted Baker & Josh Durso tackle biggest stories of the week (podcast)

The Weekly Debrief is back with another edition, focusing on the potential outcomes of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Josh Durso and Ted Baker will break down some of the biggest stories of the week with long-term implications. Watch or listen below exclusively on ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Peter Mantius gives update on environmental headlines (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Peter Mantius gives update on environmental headlines (podcast)

Today on Inside the FLX a conversation with Peter Mantius. He founded The Water Front Online, which is dedicated to reporting on environmental issues in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Western New York, and Upstate New York at-large. This week, Mantius gives ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Rural school districts face a crisis if federal funding doesn’t come soon (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Rural districts will have a crisis if federal funding doesn’t fill void created by pandemic (podcast)

How are schools going to function moving forward? Stephen Parker Zielinski is the superintendent of schools at South Seneca. It’s a smaller, rural district, and we wanted to catch up to ask him about potential budget cuts, navigating a pandemic on limited ... MORE
Concerned Citizens group born out of opposition to sewer sludge facility in Wayne County

Concerned Citizens group says it will launch ‘all out offensive’ to stop Butler sludge facility

– By Josh Durso A group of people have joined forces and established an advocacy group to stop a controversial project in Upstate New York. The Concerned Citizens of Butler and Beyond has set out to avert a plan to transport sewage ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Greenidge power plant quietly shifts to bi

DAILY DEBRIEF: Greenidge power plant quietly shifts to bitcoin, leaving questions about tax incentives (podcast)

How did a power plant along the shores of Seneca Lake in rural Upstate New York dramatically change its course of operation? And how has that shift managed to go almost completely unnoticed? Water Front Online Reporter Peter Mantius dug into that ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Red Jacket grad, former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen talks preparedness of government (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Red Jacket grad, former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen talks preparedness of government (podcast)

Phil Bredesen Jr. was born in 1943 and lived most of his childhood years in the small town of Shortsville in Ontario County. He graduated from Red Jacket in 1961, and served as mayor of Nashville, and governor of Tennessee in the ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: 131st Candidate Matt Miller discusses campaign, working through pandemic (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: 131st Candidate Matt Miller discusses campaign, working through pandemic (podcast)

This week on Inside the FLX, our full-conversation with New York State Assembly Candidate Matt Miller. The Canandaigua resident is a frontline worker during the pandemic – working at a local wine store – and has maintained his effort to be elected ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Frontline workers make sacrifices to keep life moving (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Frontline workers make sacrifices to keep life moving (podcast)

Working on the frontlines comes with challenges. Not just for healthcare workers, to which we are grateful, but for those who work in grocery stores. Today on The Daily Debrief an excerpt of a conversation that will be released in-full on Thursday ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: How students contend with being sent home, distance learning (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How students contend with being sent home, distance learning (podcast)

Last month college students across New York and the rest of the U.S. experienced something truly unique. They were sent home. Little warning, no time for debate, and often little more than a letter up-front to explain the situation. But that situation ... MORE
WEEKLY DEBRIEF: Looking back at COVID-19 coverage & biggest stories of the week (podcast)

WEEKLY DEBRIEF: Looking back at COVID-19 coverage & biggest stories of the week (podcast)

As more cases of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 are confirmed around the region – questions loom about the rate of testing. Also, the region is getting ready to celebrate the Easter holiday without friends and family. Josh Durso and Ted Baker ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Seneca Falls woman shares heartbreaking story as region deals with shortage of COVID testing supplies (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Local woman shares heartbreaking story as region deals with shortage of COVID testing supplies (podcast)

– By Josh Durso For one Seneca Falls resident, the last two weeks have been among the most-distressing and difficult of her life. Theresa Parker told FingerLakes1.com she first spoke with her doctor more than two weeks ago. “I had a low-grade ... MORE