W. Casey McDonald is running for Congress. The Republican says his challenge to incumbent Rep. Tom Reed is based on the things he’s observed over the last several years. While challenging an incumbent comes with difficulties, he’s optimistic that with the support of the 23rd Congressional District – he will be able to mount a winning primary; and general election campaign.
This week, McDonald was in-studio talking about his campaign.
Roger Misso, a Red Creek native, says he’s running because there wasn’t time to waste. The Democrat is among the field of challengers, vying for support in the 24th Congressional District to challenge Rep. John Katko, the incumbent Republican, in the 2020 election. The 24th District is a complicated one, which has flipped parties before; and is ripe for Democrats to grab if the incumbent does not deliver a strong message that resonates.
Misso discussed his candidacy, the issues, and how he plans to make the 24th Congressional District, and Central New York as a whole – a better place to live for everyone. He touts a unifying message that aims to bring together rural and urban voters – which is an important quality for anyone vying to represent the 24th.
While officials are working overtime across the state to understand harmful algal blooms, or HABs, a variety of other water quality issues are present. In the Finger Lakes, protecting water quality is crucial – not only because of the economic impact – but the fact that the region relies on local water sources for drinking.
Ian Smith, who was named Seneca Lake Watershed Steward earlier this year, is still learning each day what that role means – but his goal is clear: Help those who work to protect, and live around-and-within the Seneca Lake watershed.
Smith was featured in this week’s Sunday Conversation inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio. He discussed his role, the biggest challenges facing the region environmentally, and what we know about those issues – even as a lot remains unknown about harmful algal blooms.
The Salvation Army is much more than just a thrift store, or seasonal campaign that’s as identifiable as any in the world.
While a lot of folks think about the Red Kettle Campaign, or Salvation Army stores, of which there are several in the Finger Lakes – they are a dedicated group of volunteers that are relied on to serve these communities.
This week, we catch up with Mike Rusinko, of Lyons National Bank, who discusses the importance of The Salvation Army. He has volunteered for years with the organization locally; and has spent time recently helping advocate on their behalf.
Check out the full-conversation below, or on your favorite streaming platform – like Spotify or Apple Podcasts.