WISH GRANTED: Seneca Falls student battling cancer surprised with trip to Disney (video)

It’s been a difficult year for Jayden Noone. Nearly a year ago he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma, which has a 10 percent mortality rate. Throughout that fight though, he and his family has kept good spirits. He was diagnosed in July 2016, and at the time, it was difficult for family who had little background on the... more

CITY OFFICIALS: Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette fired

Canandaigua City Manager Ted Andrzejewski says that suspended Fire Chief Mark Marentette was fired Friday. The reason: Insubordination and mismanagement of public funds. Andrzejewski said the decision was made by assistant city manager, John Goodwin, based on the recommendation of the civil service hearing officer. “We went through the process, the hearing officer rendered a decision and we got the... more

GOLFJAY.COM PODCAST: Team golf on the PGA Tour & playing from the rough

Join Jim Sinicropi, Rhett Ticconi and Doug Brown to talk about Kevin Chappell’s walk off birdie at the Valero Texas Open, this week’s team golf event at the Zurich Classic, Tiger Woods’ latest back surgery and a discussion on playing out of the rough that can be extra-thick this time of the year in Upstate New York. more

Congressman Katko not running for A.G., wants to focus on CNY

Congressman John Katko has put a stop to rumors circling around over his possible run for State Attorney General. A New York Daily News article raised the possibility that the Republican, who has a record both in Congress and as a federal prosecutor, would run against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in 2018. However, the congressman is officially saying he will... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: FingerLakes1.com Offices/Studio moving this week & Fab Five hoops team reactions (podcast)

Join Harold “Web Dog” Weber and Jim Sinicropi for this week’s edition of Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV where they announce the move of FingerLakes1.com, Inc’s offices and studio starting in Thursday. Find out all the details and, after the break, listen to reaction of the Finger Lakes Times’ area high school basketball Fab Five boys and girls teams. more

MOTHER CHARGED: 4-year-old gets into medicine, hospitalized several days after being found unresponsive

A Clifton Springs woman was charged after investigators say she failed to secure prescription medication, allowing a 4-year-old child to ingest a large quantity of it. Deputies charged Jennifer Lynn Rice, 27, of Clifton Springs with endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation revealed that she failed to secure medication on April 17th allowing a child to ingest... more

Road was closed in Victor until 6 am Tuesday; accident takes out utility pole

Officials say crews are working to restore a utility pole, which was cut down in an accident on Route 251 between Cork Rd. and Phillips Rd in Victor. No one was injured in the crash, and officials announced this afternoon that the accident would result in people not being able to travel down the road until further notice. During the... more

Committee to vote on Seneca County manager’s position

Does the Seneca County Board of Supervisors want John Sheppard to continue as county manager? That question will begin to be answered at Tuesday’s Government Operations Committee meeting. If the committee votes favorably on a motion to appoint Sheppard to a four-year term, the recommendation will go to the full board for a final vote May 9. Sheppard was appointed... more

Manure discussion gets tense at farming groups’ watershed meeting

Partners for Healthy Watersheds held its second public discussion Monday night, and the subject matter — manure — caused some heated exchanges. The new watershed organization is made up of agricultural groups including the American Dairy Association North East, the Cayuga County Farm Bureau, the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition and the North East Dairy Producers Association. Dirk Young, John... more

Geneva walking/biking study results to be unveiled

Geneva residents can learn more about a city-town plan to improve the area’s walking and biking infrastructure this coming Saturday. The Active Transportation Draft Plan informational session will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hydrant Hose bingo room, 61 Geneva St. Those attending should use the public parking lot side entrance. The session is being hosted by... more

Gov. Cuomo to make announcement at Emerson Park today

A little more light has been shed on the announcement event, which will be held at noon on Wednesday in Cayuga County. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be making an announcement at Emerson Park Pavilion in Owasco. The expected focus of his appearance will be state funding provided for Owasco Lake water system upgrades. Improving municipal drinking water infrastructure was a... more

Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish

We’re the only North American track with the top three (North American) racing series all here. Nobody else has what we have. We’re pretty proud of that, with IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR obviously. That’s exciting, particularly with some of the fan awards we’ve won, with USA Today’s best NASCAR race, USA Today best wine festival. It just leads to a... more

Drug deaths surge again upstate

The number of drug-related deaths in New York’s suburbs and upstate soared a whopping 84 percent between 2010 and 2015, a new report found. Fueled by a surge in heroin abuse, New York had a remarkable spike in overdoses over the six-year period: Deaths rose 71 percent, according to analysis of federal data by The Rockefeller Institute of Government. And... more

Pair sent to Strong after motorcycle crash in Victor; driver charged with DWI

On April 24th around 12:53 am deputies in Ontario County arrested a Victor man after he was involved in a crash on High St. Deputies say that James Rigby, 56, of Victor was traveling north on High St. in Victor when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. He had a passenger, according to deputies, but neither party suffered... more

Art event, auction to support Women’s Hall of Fame

People can support the National Women’s Hall of Fame by going to Rochester on Thursday, May 18. The Hall is sponsoring a SmArt event at the ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature gallery admissions, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a talk on historical perspectives on notable Rochester women by the Monroe County historian, a... more

Seneca County Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home in Waterloo

Another Habitat for Humanity home is in the books. The Seneca County Habitat for Humanity board announced that the home its volunteers have been building since October 2016 is complete. This year’s family and volunteers worked through the winter to complete the project. The home, located at 114 East Elisha St. in Waterloo, was dedicated to the new homeowners on... more

Maiorana: Buffalo Bills should avoid QB in first round

At the end of the 2016 season, it sure looked like the Buffalo Bills were done with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and all signs seemed to be pointing toward his release in early March. Everything changed, of course, when two things happened: First, new coach Sean McDermott made a connection with Taylor while the player was doing rehab work at the... more
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