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SENECA FALLS — Seneca Meadows Inc., which owns and operates the Northeast’s largest landfill along Route 414, looms large in this community, both in its physical presence and in local elections.

PENN YAN — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor of New York, was the keynote speaker at the annual dinner of the Yates County Republican Committee.

Retired Finger Lakes Times Publisher Paul Barrett used to say that politics are a contact sport. In fact, he probably still says it.

PENN YAN — Yates County S.C.O.P.E. is hosting a “Meet the Candidates Night” for those running for New York State Supreme Court in the 7th Judicial District.

GENEVA — Today is National Voter Registration Day, and the League of Women Voters of Geneva will be conducting voter registration and voter information drives at three Geneva locations and one in Canandaigua.

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GENEVA — City Councilor John Pruett doesn’t regret his decision to resign from a divided City Council, which he became part of in January 2020.

FAYETTE — Shortly after losing in a June 22 Republican Party primary for two Town Board seats, incumbent Republican board member Linda Zwick switched her enrollment to Democrat.

WATERLOO — The town’s 1,380 enrolled Democrats will be able to select a slate of candidates for the November elections at a party caucus scheduled for 7 p.m. July 16 at the home of Chairman Ted Young, 32 W. Wright Ave.

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LYONS — Since last year, when Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced he would not seek another term, there has been plenty of talk in the county about his possible successor.