Local News: September 5, 2023

- Seneca Falls Supervisor Rejects Resolution About Lung Cancer Rates Near Landfill, Will Write Letter Instead -

The Seneca Falls Town Supervisor rejected a resolution calling for the state to analyze the high rate of lung cancer near the Seneca Meadows landfill.  FingerLakes1.com reports Mike Ferrara says he spoke to town board members and most were opposed to having the item on the most recent meeting agenda. Supporters of the measure say the information should be part of the environmental impact study (EIS) required in the permit application to expand the landfill. Ferrara says he will write a letter to the state Department of Environmental Conservation asking them to consider the information (EIS). He says it will be signed by the entire town board. The state health department concluded parts of Seneca Falls had a lung cancer cluster in different studies conducted between 2011 and 2017. More recently, the area had higher than expected lung cancer rates between 2016 and 2020.

- State Board of Elections Warns of Voter Intimidation Scam -

The State Board of Elections is warning all New Yorkers of people going door-to-door impersonating county election officials to intimidate voters. The state board says people are being falsely accused of committing a crime. Officials say you should request a work ID if you are approached by someone claiming to be from the state or your county’s board of elections. If you are suspicious you can also call either board of elections. Impersonating a government official is a crime in New York State.

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