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State Police: Woman seriously injured in Macedon crash, 7-month-old escapes injury

Mercy Flight transported a woman to Strong Memorial Hospital after a Monday morning crash, according to first responders. The accident took place in Macedon around 6:45 am on State Route 31. Police say that a 30-year-old woman was traveling west on Route 31, crossed into the eastbound lane, and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. There was a 7-month-old in the... more

After buyer pledged to preserve jobs at Auburn Armature, 8 employees let go

A Cayuga County employer has slashed eight positions despite repeated public commitments to retain jobs at the company. Auburn Armature, which was acquired by New Hyde Park-based Power-Flo Technologies in June, terminated eight employees — seven at its Auburn facility and one in Syracuse — on July 21. The Citizen learned of the firings from five of the employees who... more

Police: Man had sexual relations with teen throughout Ontario Co.

On Monday at approximately 3:39 am 48-year-old Conrad R. Gunkler, of Canandaigua was arrested for third-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal sexual act. Police say they were doing a property check at 205 Lakeshore Dr. when Gunkler was found inside the fenced off area. A search of the structure resulted in finding a 15-year-old juvenile hiding inside the structure. Gunkler... more

Cayuga DA: Scipio duo received thousands illegally, face felony welfare fraud charges

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced on Monday that two Cayuga County residents were arrested and charged after a years-long investigation into welfare fraud. Rhea J. Peck, 30, and Patrick C. Stotler, 33, both of Scipio were charged with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny, six counts of first-degree filing a false instrument for filing, third-degree identity theft, as... more

SFDC continues working toward goals as 2017 moves forward

Seneca Falls is on the cusp of serious economic development, according to a progress report released by the Seneca Falls Development Corp. Director Greg Zellers said in the update that boosting the Town’s visibility, commercial growth and area appeal through planning and implementation are crucial to overall success. Zellers explained in the update that programs, projects, and outside interest would... more

Police: Auburn attorney arrested on DWI charge

An Auburn lawyer who works part-time for Cayuga County government was arrested Friday evening for driving while intoxicated, city police said. Samuel P. Giacona, of 383 Waters Edge, Auburn, was charged Aug. 18 with misdemeanor DWI. Auburn Police Department Chief Shawn Butler said officers were dispatched to Logan Street at around 5:45 p.m. Friday after a caller complained of a... more

DEC grants permit to Cargill for mine shaft construction

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has granted a permit to the Cargill Cayuga Salt Mine to construct a new $42 million mine shaft, one month after officials contested new permits for mining under Cayuga Lake. The DEC does not believe the construction of the new mine shaft would cause any problems. "DEC carefully reviewed and considered all comments and... more

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finds funds for second year of Cayuga Lake hydrilla treatment

Treatment of hydrilla, a highly invasive aquatic weed found near the village of Aurora on Cayuga Lake, is wrapping up this year with some optimistic signs for the future. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has found funding for additional monitoring and treatment next year, while this year's crop of hydrilla appears to be decaying, slowly but surely. That information... more

Health Department issues boil water order for Cato residents

The Cayuga County Health Department issued a boil water order for village of Cato residents Monday afternoon due to repairs on the water distribution system. The department said repairs have caused a loss of water pressure, which may allow disease-causing organisms to enter the water. The department expects the order to be in effect for a few days, and it... more

Syracuse football’s 2017 schedule features five of AP preseason top 20

On Monday, the 2017 preseason AP Poll was released, and five Syracuse Orange opponents are included among the top 20. Florida State leads the list at No. 3 overall, and Clemson sits at No. 5. LSU comes in at 13th, with Louisville 16th and Miami 18th. Syracuse faces four of those five teams on the road — with Clemson being... more

Geneva’s the place — here and elsewhere

What do New York State, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, Idaho and Switzerland have in common? They all have a city, town, or village name Geneva. Proof of it can be seen at the Geneva signs, a newly installed pole display near Geneva’s Long Pier and close to the ice cream stand. You’ll also view... more

Schumer, Gillibrand convince feds to buy surplus grape juice

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said the U.S. Department of Agriculture will use up to $18 million to purchase concord grape juice for use in domestic nutrition programs across the country. The senators said they pushed the USDA to help purchase some of the surplus product to ensure the continued success of concord grape growers in New York and... more

Jim Boeheim on death of Kelly Seubert: ‘It’s the saddest day we’ve ever had’

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim described Kelly Seubert as the “heart and soul of our basketball program.” Seubert, Boeheim’s administrative assistant for the past 13 years, died on Friday after a battle with cancer. She was 53 years old. “She ran everything here,” Boeheim said Monday. “From the players, to the camps to the coaches and the administrators. She touched... more

Seneca Falls Vigil against Hate

Indivisible Seneca Falls has organized an event to respond to recent violence in Charlottesville, Va. The group will gather on Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in Elizabeth Cady Stanton Park on Fall Street, right across from Women’s Rights Park to stand in solidarity against bigotry, hatred and violence following last week’s violence in Charlottesville. The group put out a... more

Another all-star high school athlete leaving Rochester for prep school

Rayshawn Boswell, a senior at Monroe High in the Rochester City School District, is the latest local high school athlete leaving the area for a prep school before his class graduates. Boswell, a 2016-17 Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester second team selection in basketball and football, said he departs Sept. 2 for The Berkshire School in southwest Massachusetts. Part of... more
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