Bloomfield man faces assault charges; victim remains hospitalized, unconscious

State Police have arrested an East Bloomfield man on assault charges after he allegedly beat a defenseless man after knocking him unconscious. According to law enforcement he confronted his wife and another man around 10 pm on Sunday in an Elm St. parking lot in East Bloomfield. They say the man, who has not been identified, was knocked to the... more

Gov. Cuomo blames IJC ‘blunders’ for Lake Ontario flooding; IJC responds

In the midst of criticism from several lakeshore communities and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the international committee that oversees water levels in Lake Ontario is defending its decision making over the last several months. Governor Cuomo has become a vocal critic of the International Joint Commission and a controversial set of regulations known as Plan 2014; in May he... more

Deputies: Newark woman charged after live-in boyfriend injured 11-month-old

A Newark woman is facing child endangerment charges. This comes after her live-in boyfriend was arrested last month for hurting an 11-month-child whom he was babysitting, according to Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies. Last month, 23-year-old Brandon Morris was arrested after Sheriff’s deputies said he injured the 11-month-old while babysitting on two separate occasions. Monday, the Sheriff’s office announced Kaitlyn Brazo,... more

Assembly hang up could hit local property tax bills hard

Will state lawmakers act before the 2017 legislative session ends June 21 on what has become a routine request from most New York counties — including Yates — to approve action allowing the local sales tax rate to remain at the current level? Or will Yates County property taxpayers have to withstand an increase in their tax bills and/or cuts... more

Future of Seneca County manager to be discussed

Will John Sheppard continue as Seneca County manager? That will be the topic of the Government Operations Committee of the Board of Supervisors at a special meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be in Supervisors Chambers on the third floor of the County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive. The discussion is expected to be in executive session... more

Home catches fire in Bristol after lightning strike

Deputies in Ontario County say that on Saturday around 7:02 pm they were called to Williams Rd. in South Bristol after a neighbor reported a smoke odor after hearing a lightning strike nearby. When deputies arrived, a fire was found inside a home on Williams Rd. The homeowners, Timothy and Christine Callaghan, were not injured in the resulting fire, which... more

Residents urge Tompkins County legislators to make minimum wage a living wage

Residents urge Tompkins County legislators to make minimum wage a living wage
Dozens of residents rallied Monday to urge local legislators to pass a law that would require that all employers in Tompkins County pay their employees a living wage. On Monday afternoon, the Tompkins County Workers’ Center organized a rally before the Health and Human Services Committee. There, Pete Meyers, coordinator for the Workers’ Center, handed a petition to the committee... more

Jury selection slated to begin for four accused of murder in Craig Rideout homicide

A judge Monday denied a request to move the trial for the four accused of killing Craig Rideout, clearing the way for jury selection to begin Tuesday. Attorney Matthew Parrinello asked for a change of venue, saying that some information made public by the media has since been suppressed and cannot be used as evidence at trial. For instance, the... more

Flexible seating empowers Romulus students for better learning

By first grade, most children have heard the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” where a young girl invades the home of a family of bears and finds Papa Bear’s chair is too hard, Mama Bear’s chair is too soft, but Baby Bear’s chair is just right. For the 6 and 7-year-old students in Matt McCusker’s first grade class... more

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Inspired by son, mom raises $23K for The Homestead

When friends of Bill Struzzi — a man barely past the age of 30 — learned he had dementia, they reached out to his mother for ways to help. At first, Cathy Sperrick was at a loss for how to answer them. But after her son — now 32 — was moved to The Homestead at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial... more

Court strikes down Groton lockdown law, citing First Amendment

A court last Thursday struck down a lockdown law in the Village of Groton in Tompkins County, saying it violated residents’ First Amendment rights by penalizing them for making 911 calls. The ruling, which came from the New York State Supreme Court Third Appellate Division, could have implications for the City of Binghamton, where a lockdown law served as a... more

GALLERY: Looking back at the Father’s Day storm

The weather was active on Father’s Day. While temperatures soared throughout the afternoon hours, the sky turned vibrant as a line of strong and severe thunderstorms moved through between 6 pm and 8 pm. There were some power outages, but most of the region had power restored by midnight. Send us photos of weather as it happens via Facebook or... more

Police: Auburn woman arrested for threatening woman with knife

An Auburn woman was arrested Saturday for threatening another woman with a knife earlier this month, the Auburn Police Department said. Jessica L. Walls was picked up on a warrant June 17 and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor. According to Auburn Police Captain Mark Schattinger, the warrant stemmed from a... more

Summer at Sciencenter: Playground, Touch Tank, Grossology and more

School is out and fun is in! An unforgettable experience awaits you at the Sciencenter this summer, so get ready to jump, climb, splash, think and build your way through hands-on, full-body science fun. Enjoy science under the sun as you climb, swing and bounce through the Science Playground. Explore dozens of exhibits where you’ll run and jump, make music,... more
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