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Could Uber work in the Finger Lakes? What if Auburn had ride sharing service?

Could Uber work in the Finger Lakes? What if Auburn had ride sharing service?
Could communities in upstate New York handle having a ride sharing service like Uber available? Many believe that it’s time to begin embracing the advances that technology has afforded the transportation world. That would mean a big change for communities like Auburn. This story takes a look at what it would mean for those living in the region – if... more

LETTER: Obvious endorsements for the 54th Senate District

LETTER: Obvious endorsements for the 54th Senate District
// In an obvious attempt at damage control the Ontario County GOP operatives re-endorse Pam Helming as their choice for the 54th State Senate race. Who better to seek support from than those ‘all in’ for the presumptive candidate since the ill conceived GOP ‘convention’ in May. Their allegiance occurred before public vetting of all candidates and they even passed... more

Unchanged city comp plan back for adoption in Geneva

Unchanged city comp plan back for adoption in Geneva
The city’s Comprehensive Plan and Community Decision-Making Guide is back for adoption Wednesday night after a one-month delay. Adoption of the plan was tabled last month after a council member asked for more specific language in the document outlining opposition to mining and landfill operations in the region. The lack of changes could mean questions being raised again, but it... more

Village board clears Penn Yan planning board chair of any wrongdoing

Village board clears Penn Yan planning board chair of any wrongdoing
Penn Yan village board members found Wednesday that Planning Board Chairman Clifford Orr committed no wrongdoing for investing in the new Hampton Inn hotel — after his board had approved the project. An executive session was held Wednesday morning. Penn Yan village resident Robert Hawley suspected that the project may have gotten special treatment because Orr is also an investor.... more

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

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

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

As I Was Saying: Making the right choice to restore the U.S. in November

As I Was Saying: Making the right choice to restore the U.S. in November
Every day there is a conversation going on somewhere about how people are fed up with how our government is run. You will hear it is time for a change, we need term limits, that Congress and the President should be on the same health insurance as the rest of American people, that pay for public servants needs to be... more

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

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

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

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

Training facilities plan on Seneca County supervisors’ agenda

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

Nojay Suicide: Legal questions, Assembly race, and much 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

Helming or Rayburn? Could it take two more weeks?

Helming or Rayburn? Could it take two more weeks?
According to election officials, it will take roughly two weeks to make a determination on who the winner was in the 54th District. Even after the votes are counted, though, there will be a lot of healing left to do for Republican voters in the district — who feel as though they won’t be adequately represented in November. more

Public hearing postponed in Seneca Falls; community forum to be held on Sept. 28

Public hearing postponed in Seneca Falls; community forum to be held on Sept. 28
On Tuesday, Seneca Falls Town Town Board said in a press release that they would not be holding a public hearing on Local Law #7 at the end of this month. The public hearing, which was slated for September 28th has been replaced by a community forum. The location of the forum has not been announced yet, but will run from 6 pm... more
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