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Cuomo urges commission to maintain Lake Ontario outflows to avoid flooding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes the International Joint Commission reconsiders its plan to decrease Lake Ontario outflows beginning Friday. At 1 a.m., outflows will decrease from 8,950 to 8,550 cubic meters per second. Frank Bevacqua, a ... more

“I Love NY” signs may be here to stay

New York State's illegal tourism signs might not be coming down yet after all. Despite a Newsday report claiming the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will take down the "I Love New York" ... more

del Lago vs. Albany: Competitors will have billion dollar advantage if state fails to act

The two biggest competitors of del Lago Resort & Casino have a billion dollar ‘Ace’ up their sleeve. Historic filings and reports from the last 20 years showcase a problem not dealt with by New ... more

‘THEIR FAULT, NOT OURS’: Seneca Nation responds as del Lago blames them for ‘unfair’ advantage

del Lago Resort & Casino is facing a 'blatantly unfair competitive disadvantage'. That's the word from Steven Greenberg, acting as spokesperson for del Lago Resort & Casino as they move toward 'leveling' the playing field ... more

Tompkins County experiences best sales tax month, quarter and year

Tompkins County Finance Director Rick Snyder presented the county sales tax report Tuesday, showing favorable results for 2017. The county’s share of receipts for 2017 totaled $35,262,872 — 6 percent above receipts for 2016 and ... more

Study reveals visitor info along Erie Canal corridor

Results from an Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor study are out, and they show a picture of what kinds of visitors pass through, strengths of the corridor and areas for improvement. The approximately 500-mile corridor ... more

Concerns around del Lago’s performance not worrying local officials

When Moody’s Investors Services downgraded del Lago Resort & Casino’s ‘financial outlook’ — those in the region took notice. While it didn’t dampen the mood of last week’s one year anniversary at the $440 million ... more

Law enforcement outlines expectations as thousands converge on Seneca Falls for march today

The Town of Seneca Falls Police Department is advising residents and visitors that on Saturday the Women March in Seneca Falls will be taking place. The Women March ceremony will begin at approximately 10 am ... more

Change coming? Deputy supervisor says combination of enforcement, policy change needed with snow removal issue

The Town of Seneca Falls issued a reminder to residents about snow removal policies that are currently in place. The policy from Section 300-95 of the Town books reads as follows: All snow, ice, dirt ... more

NY won’t spend $460,000 on NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, multi-year deal struck with ‘Go Bowling’

New York State won't spend another $460,000 on race sponsorship at Watkins Glen International in 2018, according to NASCAR officials. In 2017, I LOVE NY sponsored the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins ... more

Cayuga County, Airbnb tax collection agreement proposed

Cayuga County could soon collect occupancy tax on Airbnb rentals. A resolution and agreement with Airbnb, an online marketplace for booking accommodations worldwide, is making its way through the county Legislature. The agreement would allow ... more

Sales tax collections in 2017 down in Auburn, up in rest of Cayuga County

Cayuga County ended the year with a significant increase in sales tax revenue compared with 2016, while the city of Auburn, which receives sales tax funds independently from the county, saw a slight decrease. According ... more

Smaller local airports getting funding for construction projects

Several small airports in the central New York region are among those across New York state that are getting a combined $20.5 million in funding under the Aviation Capital Grant Program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced ... more