»

WHAT’S NEXT: Finger Lakes digs out from major winter storm (full-coverage)

The region is still dealing with the consequences of Winter Storm Stella, as snow and wind continue to batter the Finger Lakes — but new information is available on what will likely go down as the most-powerful storm of the 2016-17 winter season. Forecast The Winter Storm Warning for Seneca, Cayuga, Tompkins, and Yates counties has been cancelled, but a... more

Volatile crowd meets Rep. Tom Reed at town hall meeting in Ovid

Congressman Tom Reed, NY-23, was met by a volatile crowd congregating in the Ovid fire hall Saturday morning, March 11th. Nearly 200 residents crowded into the fire hall for a town hall meeting with Reed, who represents some 717,000 constituents in his district. Many carried signs, expressing their support for Planned Parenthood, demanding affordable health insurance for all, protection for... more

Local panel discusses implications of Obamacare repeal for those in FLX

Components of the Affordable Care Act have provided a benefit, but those benefits could now be called into question. A Forum on Health Care was held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Seneca Falls. The focus of the event was the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it has been dubbed by opponents and... more

Car crashes, burns along snowy Cayuga County road

A blast of snow that hit Cayuga County Saturday afternoon and evening made driving treacherous. According to emergency radio transmissions, a two-car crash on Route 34 in Weedsport left at least one person injured. That crash occurred just after 3 p.m. near Bentley School Road. And two cars crashed on North Street Road near Turnpike Road in Throop at about... more

More Lansing pushback on gas moratorium

Village of Lansing Mayor Donald Hartill says he will volunteer to join the Tompkins County Energy and Economic Development Task Force (EEDTF) to 'try to bring some sense' to its plan that would extend Lansing's moratorium on natural gas indefinitely in order to force developers to use sustainable energy solutions. Hartill said that a proposed plant that would have brought... more

No. 6 Syracuse lacrosse gets 9-8 victory over St. John’s (full-coverage)

Another Syracuse victory over St. John’s transpired Saturday afternoon, when the No. 6 Orange (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) scored the first five goals en route to a 9-8 victory over the Red Storm (1-5). Temperatures hovered in the 20s at DaSilva Memorial Field in Queens in what was SU’s first road game this season. Despite a near St. John’s comeback... more

Scouts race handmade cars at the Cayuga County Youth Fair

Wolf Scout Chipper Grennell, 8, said he felt good about the small gray car with plastic fire at the Cayuga County District Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, even though it wasn't going as fast as he hoped. "I think my car in the end will get better at (the competition)" Grennell said. Grennell explained why the scouts appealed to him. "I... more

Deputy injured, three charged after Sodus incident

An investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of three individuals on Friday at 3 am on Mill St. in Sodus. They were called to the scene in Sodus for a ‘suspicious condition’ and after they arrived — deputies began interviewing an individual identified as 23-year-old Daniel Dasius, who matched the description of the complaint. While... more

Made in New York? Forget it, as state loses to others

In the middle of New York’s rich dairy farm country rises two mammoth white buildings where the nation’s Greek yogurt fad took hold. On little more than a whim and a Small Business Administration loan, Hamdi Ulukaya reshaped an industry, taking an abandoned Kraft plant located almost in the center of New York to hatch Chobani, the nation’s leading maker... more

Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

After officials released information outlining the possibility of eight overdoses in a short period of time — Ithaca and Tompkins County added another potential two overdoses to that list. Heroin has become one of the biggest, if not the outright biggest fight that local and state officials are trying to combat. The Ithaca Voice has extended coverage on the recent... more

Supervisors seek to reduce Ontario County jail population

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors has backed several measures designed to reduce the number of inmates incarcerated at the county jail — and to lower costs related to the operation of the facility. At their meeting Thursday night, supervisors approved resolutions that came from a group dubbed the “Campbell Commission.” It was named for West Bloomfield Supervisor Todd Campbell,... more

Honeoye woman steals credit card making purchases at Best Buy, Taco Bell

A Honeoye resident has been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after deputies say she stole a credit car belonging to a co-worker. Deputies arrested Laurin M. Carroll, 26, of Honeoye at Best Buy in Victor after she stole a co-worker’s credit card and used it for unauthorized purchases totaling more than $80. She spent $73.08 at Best Buy and $10.84... more

Texas man transported to Strong after crashing vehicle drunk

On March 8th deputies in Ontario County arrested John T. Romaka, 54, of Houston, Texas for driving while intoxicated after a vehicle in a ditch was discovered. Deputies say Tomaka was operating a vehicle in an intoxicated condition when his vehicle was discovered in a ditch in the area of High St. and Gillis Rd. in Victor. He was transported... more

Agencies seek to improve Sucker Brook water quality

The town of Canandaigua and the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council are seeking a state permit to improve the quality of water in Sucker Brook Tributary on the south side of Routes 5&20. The town has applied for an Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation so it can to construct a new peak-flow channel and... more

Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency is now on Common Ground

Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, one of the nation's oldest and most effective regional health planning organizations, announced last week it is now Common Ground Health. The Rochester-based nonprofit is rebranding to better reflect its mission to help our region find common ground on health issues. The organization, originally designated a Health Systems Agency (HSA) in 1974 by federal statute,... more
1 2