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Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor .::. Sunday Conversation 5/19/19

Downtown Newark is exploding with growth.

Mayor Jonathan Taylor says that growth and progress is happening thanks to perseverance of current, and past elected leaders. South Main Street has experienced the most-apparent visual overhaul. That project was worth more than $6 million, which was federally funded thanks to years of planning and studies. However, with the added bonus of overhauling the water and sewer infrastructure underneath South Main Street, total investment there is north of $11 million, according to Taylor.

It’s just a couple examples of the growth that’s happened in Newark.

This week’s Sunday Conversation is a one-on-one with Taylor, who has been serving Newark for several years now – learning more each day about the intricacies, and importance of good local government. He credits his success to his Village Board; and the high caliber staff who work for the Village.

Listen to the full-conversation in the podcast player above, or check it out on your favorite platform – like Spotify or iTunes.

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Karen Springmeier discussing jobs, workforce in the Finger Lakes .::. Sunday Conversation 5/12/19

Workforce development is that thing happening in the background that a lot of people take for granted in their local community.

People are looking for jobs; and despite some of the narrative surrounding the Finger Lakes Economy – there are tons of them.

Finger Lakes Works focuses on connecting employers and prospective employees. One way they do that is by assisting to fill the educational or training gap, which might stand between a person living in a rural community in the Finger Lakes – and a quality, good paying job.

Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of Finger Lakes Works was in-studio this week for FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation.

She talked about the loss of Hillside in Seneca County; and discussed those efforts to enhance the workforce in the Finger Lakes.

Watch the conversation below, or listen to the podcast on Spotify or iTunes.

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Exploring Upstate Founder Chris Clemens .::. Sunday Conversation 3/31/19

Exploring is one of the most-essential functions of human existence. Our curiosity is often sparked by the thing that’s unknown, or the things we know less about. It’s the pursuit of knowledge, information, and other people.

It’s been more than a half-dozen years since Chris Clemens founded Exploring Upstate. It’s a blog, dedicated to exploring the ‘best’ the many region’s of Upstate New York have to offer.

He writes about history, food, unique trends in Upstate Life, and much more. And while it may seem simplistic in design: Travel to a community, talk to people in that community, then, write about the experience – it’s one that has caught on.

New York is big; and while many on the outside may think of New York City – when the state is mentioned – Clemens has found that the stories in unique, small communities Upstate are just as interesting.

Check out the Exploring Upstate blog, and listen to him discuss his experiences, as well as a few newsworthy topics – like the boundaries of Upstate New York; and the ever-growing argument that New York is doomed, and losing it’s ability to retain residents.

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