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Cuomo unveils plans for Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva (full-coverage)

The Events Center in Geneva along Seneca Lake is set to become one of the Finger Lakes Welcome Center’s being planned. On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Geneva to unveil plans for the Welcome Center. Last year, the Governor was in Geneva announcing the City’s win in the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The unveiling of this plan was part... more

Family speaks out after fatal Sennett wreck

MOTHER SPEAKS OUT Family and friends are mourning the death of two victims after a car crash in Sennett, they are 29-year-old Terrel Jackson and a 2-year-old girl. Troopers said five were riding in a car when the driver tried to pass a cement truck over a double yellow line on Franklin Street Road.   The car was going over... more

Lightning strikes gas tank in Lyons (video)

Lightning is by no means a rare phenomenon. That said, capturing it on video is a little rarer. At least locally. That’s exactly what happened in Lyons on Thursday though, as lightning struck a 3,000-gallon tank filled with gasoline. The storm was passing over the Lyons Town Maintenance Facility when an employee witnessed it happen. “Split-second, all I saw was... more

Seneca County Democrats endorse candidates

The Seneca County Democratic Committee has endorsed two new challengers for seats on the Board of Supervisors. Ben Guthrie was endorsed to run on the Democratic line for supervisor in the town of Covert, a position now held by Republican Michael Reynolds. Rachel Weil garnered Democratic support for an at-large county supervisor seat from Seneca Falls. Party officials are seeking... more

Grilling girl: Skaneateles 9-year-old competes on Food Network show

A local elementary school student competed for grill master glory on a popular Food Network show that will be airing Monday at 8 p.m. Raegan Frash, a 9-year-old from Skaneateles, will be featured as a contestant on Food Network’s “Kids BBQ Championship,” hosted by Food Network chefs Damaris Phillips and Eddie Jackson. The show features four of the best kid... more

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet coming to Fingerlakes Crossing in Auburn

An Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will soon land in the Fingerlakes Crossing, located on Routes 5 & 20 just outside of Auburn. Northeast Capital Group announced Friday that it had signed a lease with the bargain retailer for a 23,000 square-foot store that was originally a Circuit City when the shopping center opened. “We feel its the right tenant for the... more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

THINGS TO DO: Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s waterfront campus in Branchport is a vibrant and engaging natural space. It is host to many programs that embody the museum’s mission of “inspiring appreciation and stewardship of the cultural heritage and ecological evolution of the vast Finger Lakes Region.” This summer, the museum will offer numerous water-based kayak and canoe events, guided wetland... more

Naples forum raises question: Is healthcare a human right?

With more questions than answers on the Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a health law forum Wednesday largely focused on what could happen in New York. The New York Health Act that passed the Assembly — and that now has wide support in the Senate — is a hot topic, given... more

Plenty of sun, heat, and humidity this weekend in the Finger Lakes

Thursday was a wet one. Especially for the folks living in Ontario and Livingston counties, where cleanup efforts are ongoing. That said, temperatures will rise on Friday into the mid-80s, and the sun will take center stage throughout the afternoon. A few pop up showers or thunderstorms are possible, but unlikely, according to the National Weather Service. The heat is... more

50 years later, Vietnam vet receives medals for service

Like many Vietnam veterans at the time, David Tatich did not seek praise after returning home from the war. “I didn’t talk about it a lot. I just came back and went to college,” Tatich recalled. “There were a lot of (anti-war) demonstrations, but they didn’t bother me. I was married with two kids by then, so I just wanted... more

‘Free For All’ Saturday is free of charge at Roseland Wake Park

One local attraction this Saturday is offering a rarity: a day for guests to sample what it has to offer, free of charge. Roseland Wake Park will host its Roseland Wake Park/Liquid Force Free for All event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. including an appearance by a wakeboarding champion. “Even if you’ve never been on a wakeboard, this event... more

Ontario Co. cleans up after storms, flooding on Thursday

Ontario County was one of the areas that got a lot of rain in a short period of time. The emergency management director tells us most of the damage came from water flowing over the roads. Trees were uprooted and there’s a lot dirt left behind after the water receded. People living in Canandaigua showed us they have some clean... more

Ontario County issues boating advisory ahead of hot weekend

As the temperatures rise, so do the number of boaters out on the water in the Finger Lakes. In Ontario County, storms that dumped flooding rains on Thursday resulted in a boating advisory being issued on Canandaigua Lake. According to Sheriff Philip Povero boaters should observe caution while operating this weekend due to floating debris, which were caused by the... more

Auburn to compete against four CNY municipalities for $10M state grant

The city of Auburn will have stiff competition for a $10 million grant to improve its downtown corridor. The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council received applications from five municipalities — Auburn, Cazenovia, Cortland, Fulton and Syracuse — that will be considered in the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The council will review the submissions and select... more

Louisville’s NCAA penalties relatively light compared to ‘Cuse punishment

Part of Syracuse’s penalties from the NCAA stemmed from the late Fab Melo participating in games while ineligible during the 2011-12 season. That 2012 team made it to the Elite 8 without him. But wouldn’t we rather have just won the championship with him and dealt with the consequences later? Despite us benching him for the tournament, we got hit... more

Investigators: Canandaigua man collected benefits illegally

A 45-year-old Canandaigua man faces a grand larceny charge after investigators in Ontario County say he received assistance through social services, to which he was not entitled. Larry J. Hicks, 45, of Canandaigua was charged with one count of fourth-degree grand larceny after he failed to report to the Ontario County Department of Social Services that his grandson had not... more
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