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STAYING HOME: Gov. Cuomo proposes plan to help grads plant roots

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to keep recent-graduates in New York State. In a proposal announced this week, the governor said that he wants to establish a program that will encourage recent-graduates to buy a home in Upstate New York. Particularly, he wants to see upstate’s cities retain their young people. He said that the program would be aimed at keeping... more

Ex-Unity House counselor pleads guilty to rape after sexual relationship with resident

An Auburn woman has admitting to having a sexual relationship with a resident she was supervising as a counselor at Unity House of Cayuga County. Evonne Servais, of 73 Wall St., said she was working as a residence counselor at Unity House in 2015 when she had sexual contact with a client for several months. The 33-year-old was subsequently charged... more

Main St. fire contained to one floor in Penn Yan (photos)

The Penn Yan Police Department reports that a fire on Main Street was contained to the first floor after it was reported on Thursday shortly after noon. Officers say that they were called to 169 Main Street for the report of a house fire. Once on scene, fire was observed coming from a window on the first floor of the... more

Crews knock down fire in vacant building in Hopewell

The woman Don Brown said he had never seen before banged on his door, saying the building was on fire. Brown lives on Route 21, near its intersection with Johnson Road, and next door to a vacant building that was reportedly on fire. “I was afraid it was my building,” said Brown, who added he was thankful that firefighters were... more

Budget battle in Manchester

The property tax in the town of Manchester spiked in 2017, but should taxpayers expect the same when the budget is drawn up for 2018? “Absolutely not,” according to Jeff Gallahan, Manchester town supervisor and town budget officer. “With the cuts we’ve made here and the increases this year, I expect next year to be flatlined,” he added. The cuts... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Old and Young

You’ve heard it before, you can find the oldest and the youngest at the Beverly Animal Shelter. This week we present opposites. Two recent arrivals said to be older dogs, which are full of energy are looking for foster homes. While a shy, young feline is waiting for the gentle human of his dreams. MEGAN A dark gray Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle),... more

HAYSSEN: Varick Supervisor responds to ‘FACTS’ issued by Seneca Co. IDA

I’d like to comment on an article in the Finger Lakes Times regarding the facts about the Seneca Army Depot sale and bid process. (Monday, January 9th, 2017) Mr. Earl Martin says he needs time to finalize the assessment. I want to reassure the Board of Supervisors and the public that the assessment, or also known as a ‘REVAL’, will... more

JANUARY THAW: Brief cool down coming this weekend, even warmer next week

Fans of outdoor winter activities won’t be too happy about recent forecasts for the next week, or two. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, it might not be until the end of the January when the Finger Lakes sees a return to colder, more winter like weather. He notes that, “Clouds, rain, and the approaching cold front will limit... more

New sign hangs proudly in downtown Waterloo

It’s a sign of the development happening in the Finger Lakes. A brand-new, hand carved wood sign by Brent White went up at 1 West Main Street in Waterloo on Thursday. The sign had been worked on extensively before being finalized. Waterloo Developer Lee Bieber called the design amazing and a “beautiful addition to downtown Waterloo.” The sign can prominently... more

Penn Yan Comprehensive Plan available

Penn Yan Village officials are seeking comments on the recently amended Comprehensive Plan, which will be the subject of a public hearing at next week’s regular village board meeting, at 6 pm Tuesday, January 17th. The new plan was developed over the past two years in a process overseen by the village’s planning board working with consultant Steinmetz Planning Group.... more

Bloomfield woman sent to Strong Hospital after crash on CR 30

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that one person was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital after a one car accident at the intersection of County Road 30 and Whalen Road in East Bloomfield, which happened on Wednesday around 7:57 pm. Deputies say Hannah Pettengill, 25, of Bloomfield was operating her vehicle on County Road 30 and swerved to miss a... more

Sodus man allegedly found with stolen property

A Sodus man was charged Wayne County sheriff’s deputies following a complaint at a relative’s house. Austin Hogan, 22, was arrested following a complaint on Bay Street in Sodus where it was reported that he had stolen property, deputies said. While investigating the incident, deputies said, Hogan was allegedly found to be in possession of the stolen property. Deputies also located a small quantity... more

Wolcott woman allegedly uses ATM card to steal money

A Wolcott woman was charged with first-degree identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny after she allegedly drew money out of another person’s account. According to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies, Jennifer Brewster-Miller, 35, was arrested Jan. 11th on a warrant out of Sodus Town Court. The arrest stems from an incident last month when Brewster- Miller allegedly used the victim’s ATM card to... more

King Ferry family re-creates corner store in Cayuga County

As a little girl growing up in the hamlet of King Ferry, Rebecca Binns remembers shopping at the Red & White grocery store on the corner of Route 90 and Route 34B. Built by Roy Tuttle Sr. as a hardware and appliance store in 1923, Lawrence and Francis Nedrow bought the building in the 1950s, transforming the space into King... more

Rochester man charged following Wayne County traffic stop

A Rochester man was charged Jan. 10 with driving while intoxicated/drugs, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said. Justin D. Manley, 21, was stopped by deputies on Old Lyons Road in the town of Arcadia. Subsequent to an investigation, he was additionally charged with having inadequate headlights and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was issued appearance tickets for Arcadia Town Court and released. more
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