Parents ask for Wayne Central School Board member’s resignation following body shaming post

A lack of response from Wayne Central School Board members has some residents baffled. A few weeks ago, School Board Vice President Philip McTigue caused an uproar in his hometown of Ontario when he posted on his personal Facebook page harsh words criticizing obese people. The post reads: “Listen, we are all Americans which means most of us have 10-120... more

Decorators to make MacKenzie-Childs pilgrimage for annual barn sale this week

It's the sale of the year for bargain loving decorators. Upscale home furnishings retailer MacKenzie-Childs will open its doors at its headquarters in the village of Aurora for its barn sale July 20 to 23. The sale attracts thousands of shoppers every year who wait in long lines. Eager shoppers have camped out overnight to ensure a good spot on... more

Cuomo asks for FEMA assistance for Lake Ontario flooding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the federal government to declare a disaster area for home and business owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline that have been hit by flooding in recent months. In a letter dated July 6 but not made public until Saturday, Cuomo wrote, "I am requesting an expedited major disaster declaration" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for... more

Auburn honors Harriet Tubman with second annual Strawberry Stroll

Over the span of 11 years, Harriet Tubman rescued over 70 slaves, traveling on the Underground Railroad under the cover of night, with only the North Star to guide her. "If you're really adventurous, you may want to leave later, close your eyes and try to walk back to grave site," Mayor Michael Quill joked Sunday... more

Phelps duo charged with assault, endangering after incident

Deputies arrested a pair of Phelps residents after an investigation into an incident that happened on Friday. Dustin W. Albrecht, 22, and Alicia Atkinson, 32, both of Phelps were arrested for third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The two are accused of assaulting Alicia’s roommate and her roommates’ boyfriend during a physical altercation that took place on... more

Duda, Asdrubal dingers not enough as Mets fail to sweep Rockies

The inability to sweep opponents has stunted the Mets’ momentum all season, and the Rockies took advantage of that 2017 truism. After being outscored 23-5 over the first two games of the series, the Rockies responded with their own offensive outburst in a 13-4 win to prevent the home team from securing a sweep out of the All-Star break. Mets.com:... more

Syracuse man arrested after Farmington McDonalds incident

On Saturday at 7:20 pm deputies in Ontario County arrested a 20-year-old Syracuse resident after an incident inside a McDonalds restaurant in Farmington. Khadeem J. Conley, 20, of Syracuse was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Conley is accused of participating in a physical altercation with family members at the Farmington McDonalds in the presence... more

Erie Canal’s jailhouse roots

More than 200 years ago, canal building in post-Industrial Revolution era Europe was all the rage, particularly in England and France. Many ideas were also floated around New York state to try to improve commercial transportation, but the one that captured the political powers of the time was conceived by a Geneva flour merchant serving time in debtor’s prison in... more

New Lodi library serves as meeting and activity space for all ages

Like new cars, libraries also have that “new” smell to them. And that fragrance could still be detected last week at Lodi’s new library at 8484 S. Main St., which opened its doors in late May. Ground was broken on the new 2,500-square-foot building in April 2016 and construction was completed this past May. On June 3, the library celebrated... more

Lyons Peppermint Days draws huge crowds

Ask just about anyone wandering through the maze of vendors and games at this year’s Peppermint Days in Lyons what their favorite part of the whole weekend and they will tell you it’s the fireworks. For years the festival has honored its history with peppermint with the biggest fireworks show lighting up the sky over the Erie Canal – a... more

Big guy: CC delivers as Yanks take first game of Sunday double-header

Making his 18th career start on the road against the Red Sox, CC Sabathia came away with his first scoreless line at Fenway Park, helping the Yankees win consecutive games for the first time in more than a month. The veteran lefty held the Red Sox to two hits and worked around five walks over a solid six-inning performance that... more

Port Byron woman faces charges after Waterloo domestic incident

Police in Waterloo arrested a Port Byron woman following an investigation into a domestic incident. Officers say Crystal M. Baker, 28, was charged with second-degree harassment and resisting arrest after a domestic incident on Stark St. Details of the incident were not released, but all charges will be answered in Village Court. more

Mynderse Academy Alumni Lacrosse 2017 (photo)

Thirty seven former MA lacrosse players from around the country gathered on Bracht Field in Seneca Falls Saturday night for the 2017 alumni lacrosse game. Many thanks to organizer Joe Barbay, volunteer official Steve Sandroni, and the many spectators for a great evening of lacrosse. Former Mynderse standout Leroy Halftown was named the game’s MVP. Photo by Celeste Trickler. more