All posts by Josh Durso

Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw on running for NYS Assembly .::. Inside the FLX 6/13/18

For this candidate it’s all about providing options to voters.

That is why Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw is running for consideration in the 130th Assembly District. He announced on Facebook that he would be seeking the job, which will be left behind after 2018 concludes by longtime Assemblyman Bob Oaks.

On Wednesday, Fremouw was in-studio talking about his experience and how it translates to a potential Assembly seat.

Listen to the full-conversation with Mayor Fremouw in the video window below:


Suicide rates up significantly, future of Butler Correctional & Geneva’s contractual problem .::. The Debrief Podcast 6/13/18

The hosts of the Debrief Podcast are tackling the biggest stories in the Finger Lakes over the last two weeks. Hosts Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso break down the latest in the search for Geneva’s next city manager, city contracts that could impact one elected official’s future, as well as new data released by the Centers for Disease Control regarding mental health and suicide.


Here’s a full-list of the stories discussed on Episode #24 of the program:

Geneva’s search for the next city manager continues (Geneva Believer)

Geneva City Hall contracts create controversy for one councilor (Geneva Believer)

CDC’s Vital Signs reporting showcases public health epidemic

Schuyler County opposes $365M incinerator (FL1)

Newark & Seneca Falls are finalists in Downtown Revitalization Initiative (Finger Lakes Times)

Butler Correctional Facility faces uncertain future, years later (WHEC)

Vincent Esposito of FLREDC talks economic development .::. Inside the FLX 6/12/18

For the Finger Lakes – the road to economic development has been a long, and often bumpy one, with a multitude of challenges being faced.

However, significant changes in policy over the last decade have paved the way for new economic development in the region. While Governor Andrew Cuomo’s methods for producing that economic development through competition and regional zones have created some wins, parts of the region remain stuck. Plus, there is the ongoing confusion around those economic development zones, which create uncertainty about what is a ‘win’ and ‘loss’ for those in the Finger Lakes.

On Tuesday, Vincent Esposito, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and Regional Director for Empire State Development was in-studio talking about economic development efforts in the region, and state as a whole.

Watch the entire conversation below:


Shipley, Davidson talk development in Seneca County .::. Inside the FLX 6/5/18

Seneca County is in a good place.

That was the message from Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley and Majority Leader Lee Davidson, who were in-studio on Tuesday talking about the County’s efforts and progress moving forward. They provided an update on the Route 318 sewer project, continued legal action with the Cayuga Indian Nation, and much more.

Watch the interview below: