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Dr. Gregory Vincent named next president of HWS

Just like that Hobart & William Smith Colleges has a well-defined future in a new leader. Chair of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68 announced that the Board had unanimously voted to approve the Presidential Search Committee’s recommendation, naming Dr. Gregory Vincent ’83 the 27th President of Hobart College and the 16th of... more

NY labor commissioner: Tuition-free college will help boost workforce

State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon appeared in Cayuga County Thursday to highlight the 2017-18 budget and how it benefits central New York. One of the main initiatives in the budget touted by Reardon is the Excelsior Scholarship, which provides students whose families earn no more than $125,000 annually with free tuition to New York’s public colleges and universities. The scholarship... more

Buffalo Bills 2017 schedule released

The Buffalo Bills 2017 schedule, presented by Ellicott Hotels the official hotel partner of the Buffalo Bills, has been released. It’s an interesting cross conference (NFC South) and AFC inter-divisional slate (AFC West) for the Bills this coming fall. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know… BuffaloBills.com:  Read More MORE COVERAGE ONLINE: – Buffalo Bills face tough finish... more

Rep. Tom Reed holds Yates County round table

Monday morning at Glenora Wine Cellars, Congressman Tom Reed (R, N.Y. 23) held a round table meeting to hear the concerns of winery, brewery, and distillery owners. Reed came prepared to talk about tax reform, especially for corporations and business investments, but the business people were more concerned with other problems. Their list includes: the Trump Administration’s immigration crackdown which... more

Portico at del Lago Resort & Casino wins Diners’ Choice Award

Building the reputation of a great restaurant doesn’t happen overnight. However, less than two months after opening its doors, Portico by Fabio Viviani at del Lago Resort & Casino is already earning praise from customers and critics alike with an OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award. OpenTable, the popular mobile app and website that helps guests book reservations, determines award winners using... more

Seneca Meadows begins mining soil at Meadow View

As the legal battle over Meadow View Mine plays out in court, Seneca Meadows Landfill has begun mining soil from the site. It began this week. North Road property owner Dixie Lemmon, who is surrounded by the mine, said nine trucks arrived there about 7 a.m. Tuesday “and are moving quickly.” “The dust is flying and there’s no water truck... more

Man admits having thousands of child porn images

An Ithaca man faces up to 20 years in federal prison after after admitting Thursday to possessing thousands of images and hundreds of videos depicting child pornography. Nicholas M. Feminella, 22, pleaded guilty to felony counts of transportation of child pornography and possession of child pornography. He will be sentenced Sept. 11 at the federal courthouse in Albany and remains... more

FLACRA Peer Advocates helping others through minefield of addiction

In early 2016, Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency (FLACRA) began a new program to help recovering addicts maintain their sobriety with the coaching and support of fellow addicts — addicts who have attained a level of commitment to their own sobriety and who have been trained to help others negotiate a path through the pitfalls of recovery. Certified... more

Vann no longer employed as Tompkins deputy

A Trumansburg man convicted of three misdemeanors is no longer employed as a deputy in the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. The Human Resources Department of Tompkins County confirmed he was not working for the sheriff’s office on Wednesday. A department representative declined to comment on whether he was fired. The Ithaca Journal is awaiting a response from the department on... more

Preserving Yates County’s agricultural history

The Yates County History Center has received a major gift of historic records that will help to document developments and changes in agriculture during the 20th century in Yates County. The gift is 22 bound volumes of “Agricultural Home and Farm News,” given to the YCHS jointly by the Yates County Farm Bureau and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates... more

Auburn man pleads guilty to burglarizing Cato home

An Auburn man has admitted to breaking into a residence in the town of Cato. Corddereal Tompkins, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of third-degree burglary, a class D felony. Tompkins was arrested Dec. 7, 2016, after the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office was called to a burglary in progress on Route 34. According to a news release at the... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Three lovely ladies

Spring is in the air. Some lovely, loving ladies have recently arrived at the Beverly Animal Shelter. They feel there is no better time to find a new loving home than in the Spring. DUTCHESS Surrendered because her owner could no longer keep her, Dutchess is a rather chubby hunk of doggie love. She prefers to be described as an... more

Public meeting will showcase Auburn’s Clifford Park project

The city of Auburn will hold a public meeting on renovations to Clifford Park from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the council chambers of Memorial City Hall, 24 South St., Auburn. The city was awarded an approximately $220,000 grant from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation in December for improvements to the park, including updates to the basketball... more

Nodzo to run for Cayuga County Legislature District 13 seat

Auburn native and former Auburn Enlarged City School District teacher Bob Nodzo will run for the Cayuga County Legislature’s District 13 seat this November, according to a release. He will seek endorsement from the Cayuga County Democratic Committee. “I was raised by parents who instilled in me both hard work and perseverance,” Nodzo said in a release. “I believe that... more

Red-hot Yankees hit road full of confidence

The Yankees packed for their second road trip having celebrated their best 15-game start in more than a decade, fattening their record with an 8-1 homestand that blended dominant starting pitching with jaw-dropping thump from the big bats. It took until the season’s 27th game for the 2016 Yankees to post their 10th victory, when the calendar had already flipped... more
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