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Tom Reed Complete Press Conference – July 24, 2019 <40 minute audio>

On Wednesday July 24, WRFI News Team member Fred Balfour participated in the morning media conference call with Representative Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd district.  Reed gives regular press conferences via telephone for radio and newspapers in the 23rd district, which includes Watkins Glen and Tompkins County.  Over 40 minutes, Rep. Reed and the…

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Watkins Glen Six Hours of the Glen Race 2019 [AUDIO]

At the end of June, the world-famous race track at Watkins Glen International hosted long-running annual classic “Six Hours at the Glen”. International racing teams and drivers competed across three days. WRFI’s Fred Balfour was on the spot reporting the many aspects of a beautiful weekend at the track.  

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Watkins Glen Citizens Concerned on Clute Park Development (Audio)

Schuyler County and the village of Watkins Glen are proceeding on long-planned redevelopment of Clute Park at the foot of Seneca Lake. Some village residents are concerned about disturbing the natural beauty of 100-year-old park and why they were not aware of the planned changes. Fred Balfour interviews one Watkins Glen resident and a county…

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Congressman Tom Reed – Town Halls: February 2019 (Audio)

Congressman Tom Reed (NY 23rd District) has started holding more frequent town halls around the district since his serious challenge three months ago from Tracy Mitrano of Penn Yann. On Saturday February 23, 2019, he met with about 50 attendees in Owego (Tioga County) and 60 attendees in Groton (Tompkins County). Attendees raised 14 major…

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Kitchen Table Conversations: Schools As the Glue in a Community (Audio)

And now for another episode in WRFI’s occasional series: Kitchen Table Conversations.  Small towns and villages are watching a slow decline in the number of community organizations —main line churches, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, little league teams, volunteer groups, and locally owned businesses.  Ithaca resident Walter Peck recently retired from 30 years of teaching high…

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