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Cayuga County Legislature considers options for filling District 4 seat

Cayuga County Legislature considers options for filling District 4 seat
Since Cayuga County Legislator Mark Farrell handed in his resignation on Thursday due to medical complications, legislators will need to decide the fate of his District 4 seat representing the town of Brutus. The county’s Board of Elections said the deadline for the seat to be on this November’s election ballot was Sept. 20, two days before Farrell handed in... more

Race for the 54th: Five key issues heading into November’s election

Race for the 54th: Five key issues heading into November’s election
Now that a winner has been crowned in the Republican Primary for New York State Senate’s 54th District, focus can shift from counting to deciding While Canandaigua Supervisor Pam Helming won her primary battle against Ontario County businessman Floyd Rayburn – it was just that, an absolute battle. The mailers, argumentative tone, and overall idea that Helming is a representative... more

High Acres senior housing project gains ground in Geneva

High Acres senior housing project gains ground in Geneva
The proposed senior housing project on Snell Road took another step forward Sept. 20. According to Bill McAdoo, the town’s code enforcement officer, the town Planning Board approved the project’s site plan by a 6-1 margin. The lone dissenting vote came from board member Phil Wilkie, a farmer who expressed concern about farmland being used for a development. Finger Lakes... more

Cayuga County Legislature to consider appointing independent Grant Kyle for District 4 seat

Cayuga County Legislature to consider appointing independent Grant Kyle for District 4 seat
The Cayuga County Legislature will consider the appointment of Weedsport resident Grant Kyle, 30, an independent, to fill the vacant District 4 seat representing the town of Brutus, according to Chairman Keith Batman in a release sent late Monday night. Mark Farrell, who had previously held the seat, handed in his letter of resignation last week due to medical concerns.... more

Menzo Case named to Community Bank Advisory Council of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Menzo Case named to Community Bank Advisory Council of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Generations Bank announced today that Menzo Case, President & CEO, has been appointed to the Community Bank Advisory Council of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for a two-year term. Case joins banking leaders from across the country in this new role. “I am looking forward to working with the CFPB’s Community Bank Advisory Board, especially since they are scheduled to... more

Cuomo: Welch Allyn will retain 900 jobs, add 100 more

Cuomo: Welch Allyn will retain 900 jobs, add 100 more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a major announcement in Skaneateles Falls at the Welch Allyn facility. Cuomo said that New York will be making a $12 million investment into the facility, which will retain 900 existing jobs — and guarantee the addition of 100 more jobs. He called Welch Allyn a “statewide treasure,” when talking about the expansion at the Skaneateles Falls facility.... more

Cayuga County Legislature appoints Grant Kyle to District 4 seat

Cayuga County Legislature appoints Grant Kyle to District 4 seat
The Cayuga County Legislature appointed Grant Kyle, an independent, to the District 4 seat at Tuesday night’s meeting, replacing Mark Farrell, who had represented the town of Brutus since 2011. The appointment happened in a flash, with Chairman Keith Batman nominating the Weedsport resident, and no legislators coming forth with interview questions. Batman said the reason for his haste in... more

Committee proposes funding Cayuga Lake water improvement effort

Committee proposes funding Cayuga Lake water improvement effort
The 2017 Seneca County budget may include $25,000 to help protect Cayuga Lake’s water. The Board of Supervisors’ Environmental Affairs Committee outlined the reasons why during Tuesday’s meeting. Committee chairman Steve Churchill, D-Seneca Falls, brought up the issue. He noted that Cayuga Lake, which provides the drinking water for Seneca Falls and several other communities, is seeing more blue-green algae,... more

Rep. Tom Reed wants death penalty for heroin dealers in fatal overdoses

Rep. Tom Reed wants death penalty for heroin dealers in fatal overdoses
An Upstate New York Congressman has introduced a new bill that would add life in prison or death as possible penalties for drug dealers who sell heroin connected to fatal overdoses. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY 23rd District) introduced the HELP Act this week, WIVB-TV reported. The acronym stands for “Help Ensure Lives are Protected.” “We care about the families of... more

Inside the FLX: Seneca Co. Supervisor Steve Churchill in-studio

Inside the FLX: Seneca Co. Supervisor Steve Churchill in-studio
On Thursday afternoon’s edition of Inside the FLX on FingerLakes1.TV, Steve Churchill, of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors joined Josh Durso in-studio to discuss ongoing issues in Seneca Falls including the new municipal building, Local Law #7 and an aging water system. Churchill is currently serving a two year term as one of the at large supervisors for Seneca... more

Auburn lawmakers on toxins found in drinking water: ‘We don’t want another Flint’

Auburn lawmakers on toxins found in drinking water: ‘We don’t want another Flint’
Recent reports of low levels of toxins contaminating treated drinking water from Owasco Lake should be “a huge wake-up call” for political action, Auburn City Councilor Debby McCormick said Thursday. The Auburn City Council met Thursday for an assessment of the lake, which is experiencing widespread blue-green algae blooms that have produced toxins in public water. Through samples taken by the... more
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