‘I’m not a monster’: Hinman sent to prison for violating his probation

It’s been two years since Brandon Hinman admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from his family, but now the Army veteran is headed to prison. On Thursday, the 34-year-old Weedsport native pleaded guilty to two violations of probation in Cayuga County criminal court with Judge Thomas Leone. Leone had initially sentenced Hinman to five years probation in June 2015. At... more

EXCLUSIVE: Staying a night at del Lago’s brand new hotel (review)

Physical details are in perfect order. The del Lago Resort & Casino now features a 205 room hotel located off Exit 41 of the New York State Thruway in Tyre. On July 1st the hotel will open it’s doors for to the public. The hotel held a ‘soft opening’ for a limited number of guests on Wednesday. It highlighted the... more

Supervisors will consider external audit amid Medicaid billing concerns in Seneca Co.

Seneca County Manager John Sheppard says that a resolution brought to committee on Tuesday was born out of necessity. The Mental Health Services Committee considered a resolution, which would initiate the process of executing an external audit of self-reported discrepancies regarding Medicaid documentation. According to Sheppard, the County is obligated to self-disclose discrepancies to OMIG — the Office of Medical... more

Debrief Podcast: Supervisors weigh audit, DEC challenges City’s position, and dissolution

On Thursday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso tackled a big list of heavy topics happening in the region. The ongoing debate in Geneva around the former-Foundry, new regulations in Seneca Falls around Town Board meetings, as well as some newcomer items to the show list — including the Rushville dissolution, and efforts at the state-level... more

Penn Yan burglary investigation spans three counties; two face felony charges

On June 25th around 1:50 pm Penn Yan Police were called to a local business on Lake St. for the report of a shoplifting incident in progress. Upon arrival police learned that two males had already fled the business with nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise. Witnesses identified the suspect vehicle and did video record the suspects during their getaway. Police... more

Taylor brothers roar into Watkins Glen

Auto racing’s most dominant brother tandem will try to continue a season-long IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship winning streak this weekend when the series makes its annual stop at Watkins Glen International. Ricky Taylor, 27, and Jordan Taylor, 26, have won all five of the series’ races and will put that streak on the line against a field of nine other... more

Newark-Wayne unveils new patient-access center

Rochester Regional Health took another step in its multi-year effort to modernize Newark-Wayne Community Hospital with a ceremony Wednesday celebrating its new patient-access center and main entrance. The center is named the Marshall Pavilion, in honor of the Marshall family, which gave the hospital a $500,000 gift to support improvements to Newark-Wayne’s maternity and pediatric care facilities. “It (the pavilion)... more

Lloyd J. Schwartz to debut new play on life of Dr. Mary Walker in Seneca Falls (video)

Lloyd J. Schwartz has an extensive career in all media. At the age of 25, he was the youngest producer in network television.  He and his father, Sherwood Schwartz (the creator of “The Brady Bunch”) were one of the only father-son producing teams in television. Since then, he has have written and directed historical plays about Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson... more

Boeheim blasts ex-Indiana coach Tom Crean for Tyler Lydon opinion

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim responded bluntly to former Indiana coach Tom Crean’s draft night criticism of forward Tyler Lydon. Crean was critical of Lydon after the draft saying, “I don’t think he’s that good” and questioning Lydon’s shooting and whether he could guard NBA players as a stretch-4. Syracuse.com: Read More more

Keuka Moorings project PILOT updated

In what is believed to be the final hurdle in the redevelopment of the former Penn Yan Marine property along the Keuka Outlet, the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center (AKA Yates County IDA) approved the signature of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement June 21. Keuka Moorings Developer Chris Iversen made a presentation to explain the changes in... more

Meet the All-Greater Rochester Spring 2017 HS sports selections

Meet the 2017 All-Greater Rochester Spring Sports picks — 128 athletes and nine coaches selected to represent eight teams. One Player of the Year had never made an AGR team while another followed in the footsteps of his brother as the best on the golf course. A tennis player posted a 19-2 record and found time to volunteer more than... more

Grant committee seeks support for recreation complex

Members of local youth sports organizations are again partnering with Yates Cultural & Recreation Resources, Inc., better known as Yates Community Center, to pursue a $500,000 matching grant through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation in an effort to construct a county recreation complex. The vision of the recreation complex includes four (4) multi-use athletic... more

Yankees’ Aaron Judge for Triple Crown? He’s making a case

Fans have been arriving early for games at Guaranteed Rate Field, wanting to see the Yankees take batting practice. Specifically, they’re coming to see Aaron Judge take batting practice. Judge hasn’t disappointed, mashing the ball to all fields. He’s launched some epic blasts, the kind that wind up being mentioned during game telecasts. One or two landed onto the concourse... more

Yates Court Security achieves re-accreditation

The Yates County Sheriff’s Office’s Court Security Division has achieved re-accreditation for the second time. The court security operations in Yates County was first accredited in 2007, and was re-accredited in 2012. Yates County is one of nine New York counties that has achieved accreditation in court security operations, according to Yates County Sheriff Ronald Spike. Paul Kehoe, executive director... more

Cornell, BU to renew rivalry Nov. 25 at Madison Square Garden

The long-storied rivalry between Cornell men’s hockey and Boston University will get a new chapter this coming Thanksgiving weekend in the sixth installment of Red Hot Hockey, taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the respective athletics departments announced Thursday. “We are very excited to return to Madison Square Garden for another year of this fantastic event,”... more

Bruce, Mets jump out early, hold on in Miami

Given an opening Thursday night, Jay Bruce took advantage — twice. The Mets’ veteran right fielder laced a two-out RBI single in a two-run first inning, and after a Miami error in the third, he delivered a run-scoring double in a three-run frame. Seth Lugo capitalized on the early run support, turning in a six-inning quality start, and the Mets... more

FLX FORECAST: Muggy weather returns along with storms over next several days

It’s going to become warm and muggy in the Finger Lakes over the next several days — as summer makes its return. That said, the warm, muggy air is going to mean thunderstorms — for several days. Thunderstorm chances will increase each day — with the greatest risk for heavier thunderstorms coming on Saturday. During the late-afternoon and early-evening hours... more
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