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Retired Waterloo Police Chief honored with lifetime achievement award

Doyle Marquart retired from the Waterloo Police Department in November 2016, having served more than 38 years as its Police Chief. Over the course of his distinguished career, Marquart helped grow the village department in every way imaginable — from its size to its reputation as a leader in community policing. Born and raised in Waterloo, Doyle grew up on... more

del Lago Resort & Casino will open doors on Wednesday

A lot has changed in one year. It was January 2016. Wilmorite and Peninsula Pacific, the entities behind the $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, held a beam signing ceremony. State and local elected officials attended and added their names to the imposing steel beam. Del Lago was nothing more than a dirt lot at... more

Upstate Orange: Marquee win & eighties ‘Cuse trivia (podcast)

Syracuse finally gets a marquee win over #6 Florida State in the Carrier Dome on Saturday but they still have a lot of work to do before Orange fans can get excited about Selection Sunday. Jim Sinicropi and Brad Conner talk about it on Sunday morning’s live edition of the Upstate Orange Podcast along with some fantastic 1980’s Syracuse basketball... more

Cuomo, AG pledge help to immigrants affected by Trump ban

Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a state hotline Sunday to assist immigrants affected by President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, vowing legal assistance to anyone facing detainment. Cuomo and Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye said between six and eight people remained detained Sunday afternoon at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens under Trump's order, which temporarily barred citizens... more

FLCC professor named ‘Citizen of the Year’

John J. Van Niel is a professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, where he has taught for the last 22 years. In addition to his classroom instruction, for which he received the 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, he is also the Director of FLCC’s East Hill Campus. His efforts have helped position the college... more

Ontario man charged with DWI in Palmyra

Deputies in Wayne County arrested an Ontario man after he was found to be driving while intoxicated on State Route 21. Deputies say that Donald A. Stanton, 65, of Ontario was charged with driving while intoxicated in the Town of Palmyra after a traffic stop. He was additionally charged with operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or... more

Wayne County IT Director: “You can Never let your guard down” when it comes to cyber security

Following accusations that Russia was involved with the hacking of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 United States elections, the subject of cyber security dominated news cycles last month. During a “State of the County” interview with the Times of Wayne County last week, Wayne County Administrator Rick House said that they are aware of how important cyber security... more

Geneva woman drove drunk, crashed with 11-year-old in car

Deputies say a 22-year-old Geneva woman was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child less than 15-years-old in the car on Saturday after a minor crash. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday around 9:45 am deputies arrested Victoria A. Golden, 22, of Geneva for driving while intoxicated, and aggravated driving while intoxicated for operating a... more

Cayuga County’s lodging industry experiences tremendous growth over last decade

You don't need to look any further than revenue from Cayuga County's "bed tax" — the room occupancy tax — over the last decade for the best indicator of how the lodging industry is performing. Figures provided by the Cayuga County treasurer's office show the county collected $246,796.54 in bed tax revenue in 2007. Last year, the total revenue was... more

SPEAKING OF NATURE: Owls are a hoot to learn about, listen to and look for

Parliament is in session. For about a month now, birders from near and far have been flocking to Seneca Falls to search for Snowy Owls. Four different individuals can be seen in a pretty small area. I cannot recall such a concentration of “snowies” in all my years of birding. There are names for groups of animals (called collective nouns),... more

Upstate Hoops: Looking ahead to Sectionals & W-FL round-up (podcast)

Jim Sinicropi and Matt Verkey recap the short-week of action for Wayne-Finger Lakes varsity basketball on Sunday morning and breakdown the Sectional Point Standings as we head into the final three weeks of the regular season. Also, a look at the week ahead and our latest Power Rankings and Girls Super Six. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Wilmots discuss opening week as del Lago Resort & Casino sets to open

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the ceremonial first roll of the dice at del Lago Resort & Casino will take place. Many involved with the more than year-long project are hoping the dice show lucky sevens, considered a sign of good things to come. Then, the doors of the $440 million facility on Route 414 will open for the first... more

Webster woman charged with grand larceny after stealing purse from Recycle-Mart in Ontario

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that a Webster woman was arrested following an investigation into an alleged larceny that took place at the Recycle-Mart on January 12th. Deputies arrested Dawn M. Omark, 51, of Webster for fourth-degree grand larceny after she allegedly stole a purse that contained over $1,000 inside it. There was cash and several other valuable items... more

Chinese New Year has deep cultural roots

Chinese New Year has deep cultural roots
As Yuan Yuan started talking about Chinese New Year traditions with visitors at the Geneva Public Library, she became emotional. “The more I know about Chinese New Year, the more I feel homesick,” she said. Yuan, who teaches Mandarin Chinese at Geneva Middle School and North Street Elementary, told her audience that to the Chinese, celebrating the new year is... more

Galen, Clyde ready to draw people as del Lago Resort & Casino opens

Galen Town and Clyde Village officials have been busy since the announcement of a resort and casino in Tyre first hit the news more than two years ago. Galen Supervisor Steve Groat said when he learned about the project he approached Wayne County Economic Development, asking for help on how to approach Wilmorite regarding the project and the benefits Galen could... more

St. Francis-St. Stephen’s, St. Michael’s celebrating Catholic Schools week

Catholic Schools Week began Saturday with a Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church and continues through Friday. St. Francis-St. Stephen’s School, at 17 Elmwood Ave., formed when the former St. Francis and St. Stephen’s schools merged in 1982, has scheduled several events during the week. FL Times: Read More more

Hundreds rally in Ithaca against President Trump’s immigration ban

With voices loud and turnout strong, hundreds of people in Ithaca are fighting back against one of President Donald Trump's most recent executive orders. Activists here says preventing people from coming into the U.S. from specific countries is simply un-American and wrong. Walaa Horan is Muslim and wasn't born here. However, she's a naturalized U.S. citizen now. While the 90... more

Making phone calls in ‘the 315’ is about to get complicated

Starting on February 11th, you’ll have to dial ‘315’ along with your ten digit number, in order for the call to go through. The change, is because a second area code will be added for this area starting in March, because almost all the numbers in the 315 area code are in use. The advice: don’t wait til the change... more
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