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Watkins Glen wins State Championship at buzzer (video)

The Watkins Glen Lady Seneca’s trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half of Sunday’s NYSPHSAA Class C Championship Game before coming back to pull the game even late in the fourth quarter. Then with under 10 seconds left in the game, sophomore point guard Hannah Morse had the ball in her hands and this happened… Morse’s... more

Boards place restrictions on new used car business coming to Newark

The village of Newark will see a new spot to buy a used car with approval by both zoning and planning boards but the approval didn’t come without some opposition. Code Enforcement Officer Mark Peake announced the new business at the last Village Board meeting in February. Peake said the planning and zoning boards met and agreed to issue a... more

Jim Boeheim gets extension beyond 2017-18 season

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim has received an extension to coach beyond the 2017-18 season, the university announced on Sunday night. The extension of the veteran coach’s contract came as a result of Mike Hopkins, Syracuse’s head coach designate, leaving the university to take over as the head coach at the University of Washington. – Read more at Syracuse.com more

Mike Hopkins leaving SU, will lead Washington Huskies

Washington is hiring Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins, the school announced on Sunday. Hopkins was named the Orange’s head coach-designate in June 2015, following the expected retirement of current head coach Jim Boeheim at the end of next season. Hopkins agreed to a six-year deal with Washington, according to ESPN. – Syracuse head coach-designate Mike Hopkins leaving for Washington (Daily Orange) – BREAKING:... more

Helming: NY Senate’s $8 billion drinking water plan good for Finger Lakes region

The New York State Senate’s support for $8 billion in water quality investments would benefit the Finger Lakes region, state Sen. Pam Helming said last week. The key components of the Senate’s plan includes a $5 billion bond act to fund water infrastructure projects and support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to provide $2 billion over five years for water... more

Both drivers ticketed after two car crash on Fort Hill Rd.

On Saturday around 12:23 pm deputies responded to Fort Hill Rd. in Seneca for an accident involving two vehicles. Deputies say an SUV operated by Judy Buddle, of Geneva was traveling south on Fort Hill Rd. when it turned left in front of a sedan operated by Kara Maples, of Geneva. Buddle suffered a leg injury in the accident and... more

Geneva Town Board taking steps to be more ‘green’

In an ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the Town Board passed a pair of environmentally focused resolutions at its meeting Tuesday. One was to create the position of Climate Smart community coordinator. Town Supervisor Mark Venuti said the town became such a community two years ago; Climate Smart is a state initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and... more

Officials plan next moves after string of overdoses in Ithaca

Three overdoses in four days. That’s what the Ithaca Police Department, and community as a whole is contending with as even more overdoses are reported. According to reporting by the Ithaca Voice the overdoses are possibly tied to heroin — but nothing official has been named. No arrests have been made, either. One of those overdoses happened on Thursday around... more

Palmyra woman accused of driving with three suspensions on license

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Palmyra woman is accused of driving with three suspensions on her driver’s license. Deputies say 28-year-old Amanda Niles was arrested at about 1:08 a.m. Sunday morning. This happened after a traffic stop was conducted on County Road 7 in the Town of Manchester. WHEC: Read More more

Moravia wins Class C state title

As the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Class C state boys basketball championship, Moravia senior Gabe Short gave his coach Todd Mulvaney a huge bear hug, lifted him up and spun him as both could barely contain their joy. Mulvaney’s impenetrable bond with his players started years ago at youth camps and seeing first-hand the hard work... more

FLACRA rebrands, unveils new tagline, website

Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling and Referral Agency (FLACRA) has a new name, new brand identity and website. Now called Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency, FLACRA's rebrand "represents the organization's core values and strong commitment to clients, staff, referral sources, donors and the community," the organization announced. Using the tagline "Together we will," the rebranding initiative began last year... more

Cornell men’s hockey makes NCAA Tournament

The Cornell men’s hockey team fell short of an ECAC Hockey title, but its hope for a national championship remains intact as the Big Red received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Cornell received the No. 3 seed in the Northeast Regional and will play Hockey East champion UMass Lowell, which is the No. 2 seed, at... more

United Way of Ontario County ‘construction’ contest to benefit food cupboards

United Way of Ontario County and Eastview Mall announced a contest will benefit local food cupboards and the 2017 Light the Way Campaign. The contest challenges area organizations to collect enough cans and other non-perishable items to build a structure in the main court at Eastview Mall that reflects the campaign theme.(Light the Way could be represented by headlights, candles... more

Dependent Doubledays: Auburn’s baseball team aims to become self-sustaining again

Inside the Auburn Doubledays' front office at Falcon Park, an over-sized notepad hangs on a wall. The pad reads "ROAD TO 106,400" in big, blue lettering. The phrase signifies the goal for operators of the Doubledays, the short-season Class A Minor League Baseball affiliate for the Washington Nationals. The number, 106,400, is what the team's single-season attendance would be if... more

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SERIES, PART 3: The pre-WWI years were about progress

Between 1890 and the start of World War I in 1914, there were very significant developments in the efforts to secure woman suffrage. On the national scene two rival factions — the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association — merged on Feb. 18, 1890 into the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Several factors contributed to this... more