• Bills fall to Dolphins to end win streak

    The Bills saw an 11-point lead in the third quarter disappear as they had no answer for Miami’s new rushing star Jay Ajayi, who rumbled for over 200 yards for the second straight week, and led the Dolphins to a comeback win over Buffalo 28-25. Buffalo’s offense had LeSean McCoy, but it …more
  • Sex offender charged with endangering, forcibly touching minor in Penn Yan

    The Penn Yan Police Department has located a Delevan man, who was wanted on a variety of sex offenses, which are said to have occurred in the Village. Adam E. Webster, 31, of Delevan was arrested and charged with unlawful …more
  • A closer look at Victor’s $13M budget and tax hike

    Taxpayers will comment on the town of Victor's 2017 preliminary budget at a public hearing Monday. The proposed $13,075,469 spending plan bears a 113 percent tax levy increase and a 106 percent hike in the town tax rate. Daily Messenger: …more
  • Farmington woman charged with DWI after traffic stop

    A Farmington woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on Hook Road in the Town of Farmington early Sunday morning. Deputies in Ontario County report that Mary D. Magistrado, 39, of Farmington was charged with driving while intoxicated after she …more
  • $581 one-time payment sought for Social Security recipients

    A $5 monthly cost-of-living increase for 2017 isn’t adequate, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday. Schumer is pushing for passage of the Seniors and Veteran Emergency (SAVE) Benefits Act, which would provide a one-time payment of $581 to Social Security …more
  • Vehicle accident sends parked car crashing into Fleming house

    A house on Route 34 in Fleming was damaged Sunday when a vehicle collision sent one car crashing through a front door. Emergency responders were dispatched at 4:04 p.m. to Route 34 at Skillet Road. State police investigators said a …more
  • When’s your STAR rebate check coming?

    New Yorkers should be getting rebate checks for their property taxes any day now, according to the state tax department. The checks started going out earlier this month, and more than 34,600 have already been mailed out, the state Department …more
  • Keuka College to present talk on ‘Judicial Politics’

    Keuka College will host a presentation Tuesday by Thomas Keck, professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics at SU. Finger Lakes Times …more
  • Lawsuit pursued in case involving shooting death of Macedon dog

    A grand jury will determine next week if the Macedon town code enforcement officer — also a part-time Macedon police officer — who shot and killed a dog in August did so in self defense. As that case unfolds in …more
  • After ‘racist’ Auburn comedy performance, venue schedules community forum

    It seems everyone in the audience saw racism in stand-up comedian Godfrey's Oct. 15 set at Auburn Public Theater. They disagree, however, on the source of that racism. And that's why the theater has scheduled for Monday a community forum …more
  • Out & About at West Main Kitchen in Waterloo

    After a stretch of rain locally, and with temperatures dropping to more seasonable levels, it was a great day to grab a hearty, lunch on Sunday afternoon as my wife and I returned to West Main Kitchen in downtown Waterloo. Except, …more
  • Ithaca Coffee Company roasting facility open house generates buzz

    Ithaca Coffee Company debuted new coffee roasts to the public yesterday at its annual open house. Dozens gathered at their Hancock St. roasting facility to learn more about the coffee making process from start to finish. Ithaca Voice: Read Moremore
  • Geneva city budget gets an early OK

    City Council didn’t need another work session to hammer out the final details of its 2017 budget. It’s done. The $25.12 million spending plan, including general, water and sewer funds, was approved in a special meeting this past week by …more
  • Geneva woman tells personal story in hopes of helping others

    On Sept. 21, Donald Hunt, 54, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to charges of rape, criminal sexual act and burglary related to a November 2015 incident at America’s Best Value Inn on Hamilton …more
  • Waterloo Town Board to review preliminary budget numbers Monday

    The Town Board will conduct a public hearing Monday on the preliminary 2017 town budget. That could be followed by a vote to approve the preliminary budget, subject to a public hearing on a final budget in November. “It’s a …more
  • Police: Auburn man struck woman with child present, violates order of protection

    An Auburn man was arrested Saturday night after hitting a woman in the face while she was holding a child, according to the Auburn Police Department. Matthew E. Mosher, 42, has been charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony. He …more
  • Budget Workshop: Seneca Co. weighs options to avoid dramatic tax increases

    The Seneca County Board of Supervisors will eventually come to a consensus on how spending should be handled within it’s borders. That day was definitely not Saturday. The board met in an informal setting to hear a presentation on the …more
  • If you missed it… Saturday Night Live replay: Tom Hanks hosts

    Saturday Night Live was new this week with plenty of political fodder for the cast. Host Tom Hanks embraced his “America’s dad” reputation and gives the nation a pep talk as he hosted for the ninth time. If you didn’t …more
  • Syracuse holds off Boston College for second straight win

    Dino Babers’ Syracuse Orange football team backed up last week’s upset victory over Virginia Tech with a 28-20 road victory at a cool and rainy Chestnut Hill against the lowly Boston College Eagles. Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey completed 32-of-38 passes …more
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  • Taughannock Falls raging after recent rain

    After heavy rain in the Finger Lakes the water is flowing once again at Taughannock Falls, just in time for a beautiful fall scene on Friday. Photo by Rachel Burkholder. Also, check out Rachel’s photo from the Rim Trail on Friday showing the heavy mist at the top of the falls.