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A white deer on the Seneca Army Depot
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Tours Resume at Former Seneca Army Depot

The first guided tours inside the fences of the former Seneca Army Depot began Thursday morning. Finger Lakes Public Radio’s Greg Cotterill went along for the ride. Dennis Money has been working with his group Seneca White Deer for two decades to make the day happen. “Welcome, welcome, welcome. I’ve been trying to think what to say today. After all of 20 years of frustration and political problems and so on we finally have this opportunity to showcase the Seneca Army Depot to the people of...

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color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says his administration is implementing regulations that require employers to pay workers extra when they're called in at the last minute.


New York’s Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, is  marking the 100 year anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the state. But, as Hochul told Karen DeWitt in an interview with public radio and tv, women still have a ways to go to gain true equality.   

Democrats in New York are heartened by what they call a “blue wave” in this week’s election results in the state and the nation.

This year is considered an “off” election year with no presidential race or statewide contests like a governor’s race. Nevertheless, Democrats in New York hungry for signs of encouragement after the 2016 election of President Donald Trump are very happy about Democratic wins in the county executive races in two suburban New York counties, Nassau and Westchester.


Election night ended with only two of three races for Ontario County Board of Supervisors representing the City of Geneva decided. Incumbents Dom Vedora and Lou Guard retained their seats in Districts 1 and 2. But the District 3 incumbent, Gregory Bendzlowicz, is tied at 184 votes each with Tamarie Cataldo. Cataldo is a newcomer to running for public office and she says she’s on pins and needles.

Governor Cuomo, one day after Democratic victories in elections in New York State and the nation, is calling on  warring democratic factions in the State Senate to unify.

Cuomo used some of his strongest language yet in urging rank and file Democrats in the State Senate to reunite with the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference, saying all need to put their “egos” aside.

Supporters of holding a Constitutional Convention to fix problems in state government say they are disappointed with the resounding defeat of the measure in Tuesday’s voting, but they say they are not giving up.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Gregory Vincent
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

The Republican plan to overhaul taxes includes a variety of provisions that would affect higher education. Notable for colleges and universities, part of the proposed plan would remove some tax breaks for donations and impose taxes on some endowments. For some perspective on what this means for higher education, we invited Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Gregory Vincent to join us in the studio.

The ballot proposition on whether to hold a state constitutional convention was soundly defeated in Tuesday’s election. But a second question of whether to strip pensions from convicted lawmakers was approved.

New website tracks progress on Great Lakes

Nov 8, 2017

Over the years, billions of dollars have been allocated to restoring the Great Lakes – whether its money spent cleaning up pollution, preventing invasive species, or educating the public.  A new regional initiative will analyze how effective some of these efforts – and dollars – have been so far. 


There are three propositions on the ballot in Tuesday’s elections.

Proposition One gives voters a once-in-20-years chance to decide whether to hold a constitutional convention. 

Supporters say it’s an opportunity to reform unethical practices in Albany that have led to both former legislative leaders facing corruption charges. Nine former associates of Gov. Andrew Cuomo also have been charged with crimes, including bribery and bid-rigging.

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