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Helming won’t be taking part in Geneva forum for 54th Senate district race

Helming won’t be taking part in Geneva forum for 54th Senate district race
Candidates in the state Senate race for the 54th District have been invited to take part in a forum hosted by the Geneva League of Women Voters. But the Republican candidate, Pam Helming, won’t be there. The Candidates’ Forum will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Geneva Central School District’s North Street School... more

Ontario County supervisors cut number of committees

Ontario County supervisors cut number of committees
The Ontario County Board of Supervisors has overwhelmingly backed reducing the number of its committees from 10 to 6. The measure was approved at the board’s Thursday meeting. It came after the board’s Governmental and Improved Methods Committee, chaired by Geneva city Supervisor Greg Bendzlowicz, looked into the change along with board Chairman Jack Marren, Clerk Karen DeMay and county... more

GUEST: Local Law 7 of 2016 versus Local Law 3 of 1998 – Town of Seneca Falls

GUEST: Local Law 7 of 2016 versus Local Law 3 of 1998 – Town of Seneca Falls
My background in Government consists of a two-term, eight-year service as Town Councilman. After my Councilman Service, I was the Zoning Officer for the Town of Seneca Falls for 15 years, retiring in 2015. During those 15 years of Service, I authored a new Town of Seneca Falls Code Book including the combining of Code for the dissolved Village, the... more

VIDEO: Seneca Supervisors discuss budgets, sales tax sharing, and long-term costs

VIDEO: Seneca Supervisors discuss budgets, sales tax sharing, and long-term costs
The setting was the historic Papa Bear Building in Ovid, which was the first topic of conversation at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Seneca County Supervisors. Phyllis Motill made an emotional plea with the board, asking for long-promised assistance to the Friend’s of the Three Bears, who have been working for the last fourteen years to restore the three... more

Assemblyman Gary Finch opposes pay increase for NY legislators

Assemblyman Gary Finch opposes pay increase for NY legislators
If it wasn't clear before, Assemblyman Gary Finch wants to make it clear now: He opposes pay hikes for state legislators. Finch's opponent, Democratic candidate Diane Dwire, called on the Republican assemblyman to "take a stand" on potential pay raises for legislators. He initially came out against one proposal that would raise legislators' salaries from $79,500 to $116,900 a year.... more

Seneca Falls officials, engineers from B&L host information session on water/sewer issues

Seneca Falls officials, engineers from B&L host information session on water/sewer issues
On Wednesday, the Seneca Falls Town Board hosted a public information session with the engineers from Barton and Loguidice to update residents on the various water and sewer projects taking place in the Town. The session lasted nearly an hour-and-a-half giving members of the community an insight into the spending habits, as well as the shortcomings of infrastructure care in... more

FingerLakes1.com to host major debates as candidates for 54th, SF Town Council face off

FingerLakes1.com to host major debates as candidates for 54th, SF Town Council face off
Throughout the months of September and October voters have been listening to candidates on the national stage talk about issues at crucial debates. Debates are incredibly important because they connect voters and candidates in a way that campaign events, or simple meet-and-greets cannot. When it comes to local politics – debates and forums are discussed – but happen with less... more

Auburn officials consider change to Doubledays ownership, swear in new city manager

Auburn officials consider change to Doubledays ownership, swear in new city manager
Officials are considering a proposal that would transfer ownership of the Auburn Doubledays from the city to a limited liability corporation. The Auburn Doubledays compete in the New York-Penn League as a Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The city of Auburn assumed ownership of the franchise in 1982, but budget constraints have officials saying the city can... more

Sales Tax Revenue Sharing committee formed, members announced in Seneca County

Sales Tax Revenue Sharing committee formed, members announced in Seneca County
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors named the individuals who would have a seat at the Special Committee on Sales Tax Revenue Sharing. Sharing sales tax has been a hotly debated subject, as members of the board grapple with understanding what money would be shared, and how it would be shared with individual municipalities. The Special Committee on Sales Tax... more
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