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ELECTION ISSUES: Looking at Seneca County’s political climate

Voters have their work cut out for them this November. Seneca County might be one of the most-rural, yet controversial and active political spaces in the entire Finger Lakes. Lacking some of the conventional structures that other counties take for granted – like a water authority – those elected to supervising position are left with the daunting task of making... more

Lyons Fire Department helps deliver healthy baby

The Lyons Fire Department helped deliver a healthy baby boy on Saturday! The Department says a man was trying to get his wife to the hospital, when he realized they wren’t going to make it. The couple pulled over at the Lyons Fire Department, where firefighters say they started caring for the woman until an ambulance arrived. The baby came... more

REFLECTING ON SUCCESS: Organizers excited for Canal Fest 2018

Seneca Falls Canal Fest is here to stay. Despite the deluge of rain on Friday night, the Canal Fest surpassed last year’s total visitation. It doubled the number of boats with more than 40 boats docking and mooring in the Seneca Falls Harbor and its focal event, the Aquacade Watercraft Parade, increased in participation as well as in its entertainment.... more

Deputies: Naples man threatened to kill employees at local restaurant

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 58-year-old Naples resident after an investigation into a threat made at Luigi’s Restaurant on numerous occasions. Francis William Phillips is accused of threatening to kill employees at the restaurant on several occasions. He was charged with third-degree menacing, third-degree stalking and resisting arrest. He was arraigned in Naples Town Court and remanded to the... more

Evangelista steps down, will take on new role in Ontario County

Geneva City Supervisor Charlie Evangelista, a Democrat, told the media on Friday that it was a sensible fit. The longtime supervisor stepped down from his role on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors, paving the way for his recommendation to the Democratic Elections Commissioner. The move comes as Mary Salotti, who held the role for 33 years, is set to... more

Contenders file to start process for November election

The field of candidates for fall elections in Seneca County started to take shape this week with the filing of nominating petitions. By Thursday’s deadline to file with the Seneca County Board of Elections, 69 people had filed various party petitions for various elected town and county offices. Here’s a look at who filed: COUNTY: Voters will elect a district... more

Sheldon Silver decision reignites ethics debate in Albany

Critics of the New York Legislature’s chronic corruption problem say a federal court’s decision to overturn the conviction of ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver is proof that the state can’t count solely on federal prosecutors to clean up its mess. Federal prosecutors intend to retry the longtime Democratic powerbroker from Manhattan, but supporters of several long-languishing ethics proposals say that’s no reason... more

Blue-green algae pop up at popular lakes

A summer bummer at some of the most popular hot spots. Blue-green algae is keeping swimmers out of public beach areas in Honeoye and Canandaigua Lakes. Experts say the summer invader grows depending on the weather. The sun, warmth, and calm lake water all play a part in the increase of blue-green algae blooms. Jordana Hinkson took a 40-minute drive... more

Hill Cumorah 2017 (photo)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is once again sponsoring the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra New York. Nearly 50 thousand spectators are expected to see the largest Pageant in North America. There are 740 cast members on hand. This year the pageant is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The show begins on July 15th and will... more

Krossin’ Keuka: Take a plunge for a cause

It’s not too late to make the plunge for Krossin’ Keuka! Now in its eighth year raising money for Keuka Comfort Care Home, Krossin’ Keuka is making it fun to jump in and make a splash! The website is filled with fun facts, tips, and everything you need to know about the swim. Participants should have an easier time registering... more

Finger Lakes Institute honors Nozzolio, Gearan

The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges recognized retired State Sen. Michael F. Nozzolio and President Mark D. Gearan for their innovative leadership in establishing the environmental research and education center 15 years ago. Nearly 70 people attended the event on the shore of Seneca Lake on June 14. “Hobart and William Smith have a very rich... more

Fairport woman charged with DWI in Victor

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 47-year-old Fairport woman after they say she was found to be operating a vehicle in an intoxicated condition on Saturday. Andrea L. Cole, 47, was stopped for making an unsafe lane change on State Route 96 around 2:58 am and was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, unregistered motor vehicle... more

Pal-Mac grad makes cut for U.S. Lacrosse training team

A Palmyra-Macedon graduate has made the cut for a training team with U.S. Lacrosse. Earlier this week, it was announced that Ben Reeves is one of 49 players selected to be on the U.S. Lacrosse National Training Team. Over 60 professional players were invited to the initial round of tryouts, and a dozen college players were then given an invitation... more

Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Friday’s $217 million jackpot?

Friday’s Mega Millions drawing could make someone mega-rich, thanks to one of the largest lottery jackpots ever. megamillions.jpgMega Millions Here are the winning numbers in the drawing: 11-12-24-32-73; Mega Ball: 01; Megaplier: 4x The estimated jackpot for the drawing is $217 million. The lump-sum cash option before taxes would be about $133 million. If no one wins, the Mega Millions... more

Sanchez homers, but Yankee lead slips at Fenway

A zany bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night at Fenway Park left the Red Sox celebrating a 5-4 walk-off win over the Yankees without a hit leaving the infield amid the unlikely rally. Perhaps, then, it was only fitting that the winning run came courtesy of a walk by Andrew Benintendi against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who blew... more
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