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Kolb backs Clara’s Law, which would require health-care facilities to report incidents of sexual misconduct

Kolb backs Clara’s Law, which would require health-care facilities to report incidents of sexual misconduct
Ed Bowman vowed he wouldn’t give up a quest to push lawmakers into creating legislation that would help protect patients from abusive medical-care workers. Since moving back to the area from Florida earlier this year, the 76-year-old Bowman has contacted numerous federal and state lawmakers. He wants legislation adopted that would keep healthcare workers who have abused patients from moving... more

Crestwood fined by EPA for decade of violations

Crestwood fined by EPA for decade of violations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced fines against the Finger Lakes LPG Storage LLC in Savona and Twin Lakes Chemical Inc. in Lockport for Clean Air Act violations or rules governing chemical safety and risk management. Among the violations, the companies failed hazard identification and equipment safety requirements. Finger Lakes LPG agreed to pay a $154,000 penalty and Twin Lakes... more

State to spend $55 million for tourism; Auburn identified as site for welcome center

State to spend $55 million for tourism; Auburn identified as site for welcome center
Auburn will be one of several locations across the state that will open a new welcome center to promote regional tourism, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. The intentions to allocate $55 million to several statewide tourism initiatives and programs were announced Tuesday during the New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit at The Egg convention center in Albany. The... more

DWI, Youth courts proposed for Tompkins County

DWI, Youth courts proposed for Tompkins County
A centralized DWI Court and Youth Court are two recommendations by a task force that has been scrutinizing the court system in Tompkins County. Task Force Committee Chair Ray Schlather, an Ithaca attorney, presented highlights of a 56-page report on the subject Tuesday. "The challenge was huge," Schlather said. "The challenge was how to sustain and improve the delivery of... more

Cayuga County gets new representation on CNY economic council

Cayuga County gets new representation on CNY economic council
Two of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council's newest members will bring a Cayuga County perspective to the panel. Cayuga Strategic Solutions Executive Director Tracy Verrier and Currier Plastics President John Currier joined the regional council at different points over the past few months. The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more

At Auburn forum, candidates seeking to succeed Nozzolio disagree on recall elections

At Auburn forum, candidates seeking to succeed Nozzolio disagree on recall elections
You usually don't see too many, if any, back-and-forth exchanges at candidate forums. That wasn't the case at this month's installment of the Wednesday Morning Roundtable. Kenan Baldridge and Pam Helming, two candidates running to succeed retiring state Sen. Michael Nozzolio, differed on whether New York should allow recall elections. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 19 states... more

Skaneateles, Owasco residents: New I-81 means trucks will take shortcut on our roads

Skaneateles, Owasco residents: New I-81 means trucks will take shortcut on our roads
Some residents of Syracuse's western suburbs said they fear any change to the Interstate 81 sending traffic around the city would ultimately increase truck traffic on roads that run through small villages and rural towns. "The outcome will impact our region for generations to come," said Owasco Town Supervisor Ed Wagner, at a meeting attended by about 100 people in... more

Should NY have full-time legislature? State Senate candidates disagree at Auburn forum

Should NY have full-time legislature? State Senate candidates disagree at Auburn forum
An idea floated in the aftermath of several public corruption cases involving New York state legislators received support from the Democratic challenger in the 51st Senate District race. But the incumbent, state Sen. Jim Seward, isn’t a fan. At an hour-long televised forum Thursday at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, Democratic candidate Jermaine Bagnall-Graham said he supports shifting from a... more

Crestwood protesters sentenced in Reading Town Court

Crestwood protesters sentenced in Reading Town Court
On Wednesday, a handful of members from the We Are Seneca Lake group were sentenced in Reading Town Court related to protesting incidents at the Crestwood Facility in Schuyler County. The eight members all plead guilty to disorderly conduct. They were accused of blocking traffic on Route 14 near the facility. According to the Ithaca Journal and the Schuyler County... more

Kolb: Enjoy Fall in the Finger Lakes

Kolb: Enjoy Fall in the Finger Lakes
Autumn in the Finger Lakes Region provides us with some of the most spectacular vistas, exciting day trips and wonderful family experiences. The unique natural beauty of our region is unrivaled, and the fall season is the perfect time to experience its many great locations and activities. A hike through one of the area’s many trails or a drive along... more

Budget Workshop: Seneca Co. weighs options to avoid dramatic tax increases

Budget Workshop: Seneca Co. weighs options to avoid dramatic tax increases
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors will eventually come to a consensus on how spending should be handled within it’s borders. That day was definitely not Saturday. The board met in an informal setting to hear a presentation on the budget process from County Manager John Sheppard, how Seneca County can avoid becoming the next Victor, and what steps have... more

When’s your STAR rebate check coming?

When’s your STAR rebate check coming?
New Yorkers should be getting rebate checks for their property taxes any day now, according to the state tax department. The checks started going out earlier this month, and more than 34,600 have already been mailed out, the state Department of Taxation and Finance said Friday. "We continue to process checks and will issue them on a rolling basis throughout... more

Geneva forum features two of three candidates for 54th District

Geneva forum features two of three candidates for 54th District
If there’s one thing we learned about Kenan Baldridge and Floyd Rayburn Thursday night during a candidate’s forum for the state Senate’s 54th District seat, both of them want to see landfills come to an end in the Finger Lakes. Baldridge, the Democrat and supervisor of the town of Rose, Wayne County, and Rayburn, a Republican running on the Reform... more
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