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Fayette town clerk resigns

Fayette town clerk resigns
Town Clerk Cindy Brown has resigned, effective immediately. Brown, who took office Jan. 1, cited health reasons for her decision. The Republican was elected to a four-year term last November. Town officials are seeking candidates interested in filling the position until the November 2017 election. Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti said candidates must apply with the town by Oct. 14. Finger... more

DeFrancisco puts 2015 NY Senate majority leader vote aside, praises ‘classmate’ Nozzolio

DeFrancisco puts 2015 NY Senate majority leader vote aside, praises ‘classmate’ Nozzolio
When state Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco arrived Saturday at a ceremony honoring retiring state Sen. Michael Nozzolio, he said his longtime colleague had a message for him. “Be nice,” Nozzolio said, according to DeFrancisco — the keynote speaker at the event held at Veterans Memorial Park in Auburn. The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more

Floyd Rayburn endorsed by Rochester Chamber of Commerce in NY Senate race

Floyd Rayburn endorsed by Rochester Chamber of Commerce in NY Senate race
Floyd Rayburn hasn’t decided whether he’ll continue campaigning in the 54th Senate District race, but he’s still picking up endorsements. The Rochester Chamber of Commerce endorsed Rayburn, who won the Reform Party primary to secure a spot on the general election ballot. According to Rayburn’s campaign, it’s the first time the chamber has supported a minor party candidate in a... more

NFIB, small business advocacy group, endorses Assemblyman Gary Finch for re-election

NFIB, small business advocacy group, endorses Assemblyman Gary Finch for re-election
A leading small business advocacy group in New York is taking sides in the 126th Assembly District race. The National Federation of Independent Business endorsed Assemblyman Gary Finch for re-election. The organization backed the incumbent Republican over Democratic challenger Diane Dwire. The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more

State law will require mental health education in schools

State law will require mental health education in schools
New York’s schools will have to teach about mental health in their state-mandated health classes in two years. The 40-year-old mandate for health education already specifically requires teaching about alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and the prevention and detection of cancers. Sponsors say the new curriculum will increase the likelihood that students recognize the signs of mental illness in themselves and others... more

First advisory meeting on $10M award for Geneva to be held tonight

First advisory meeting on $10M award for Geneva to be held tonight
The first advisory meeting on how Geneva can spend money from its $10 million in state Downtown Initiative funds is tonight. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Jordan Hall on the campus of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. The meeting will cover the project process, scope and timeline, including future “community engagement opportunities,” city officials said.... more

Wayne County’s out: Seneca County will go it alone with solid waste management plan

Wayne County’s out: Seneca County will go it alone with solid waste management plan
Wayne County officials have declined Seneca County Manager John Sheppard’s suggestion that the two counties seek proposals for a joint, state-mandated 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan. So, Seneca County will go it alone. It is advertising for proposals for a SWMP to guide the county in how it will handle solid waste, recycled material and other solid waste issues over... more

Ontario County Republican Committee chooses Trisha Turner to lead party

Ontario County Republican Committee chooses Trisha Turner to lead party
The Ontario County Republican Committee announced the election of Trisha Turner of Victor as Chairwoman on Wednesday. The announcement comes as Doug Finch, who led the charge to organize and nominate the Republican nominee for the 54th Senate District, decided that he would not seek re-election. Chairwoman Turner previously served as the Ontario County Republican Committee’s first vice chair, secretary... more

Unshackle Upstate releases endorsements of Senate, Assembly candidates

Unshackle Upstate releases endorsements of Senate, Assembly candidates
Unshackle Upstate, through its political action committee UPAC, today announced its slate of 2016 legislative endorsements. The bi-partisan list is comprised of 11 Senate candidates and 22 Assembly candidates. “Voters across Upstate are concerned about sluggish job growth and the overall health of the economy. The 33 candidates that we’ve endorsed today will fight for a pro-growth agenda that includes tax... more

Seneca Falls: Local law would create “Great Financial Risk” says Warfel

Seneca Falls: Local law would create “Great Financial Risk” says Warfel
“Local Law #7 = Higher Taxes” Residents in Seneca Falls have been reading those signs for months now, since the inception of the proposed local law, which would prevent future landfill operations from entering the Town. While opponents of the proposed local law have received plenty of criticism for not looking at the environmental and long-term impacts of a landfill... more
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