del Lago dealer charged with grand larceny after stealing chips

State Police say a 29-year-old Rose woman was arrested on Thursday after she stole gaming chips from del Lago Resort & Casino. When the arrest took place, she was also found to have drugs on her. Krystal Jarrett is accused of stealing $4,425 in chips from a gaming table at the casino. She worked as a dealer, according to State... more

Deputies: Newark man dies in motorcycle accident in Phelps

In an update on Friday afternoon, deputies in Ontario County reported that the deceased motorcyclist was a 71-year-old Newark man. Deputies say Francis Guchone was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Deputies are actively investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that happened late-Thursday night along Neider Rd. in Phelps. The Sheriff’s Office... more

Crumbling breakwalls add to waterfront woes in Sodus Point

Sen. Charles Schumer wants the Army Corps of Engineers to make fixing the breakwall seperating Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay a priority. He’s also demanding the Army Corps to use sand from planned bay dredging to fill in the washout at Crescent Beach by next summer. “They have the dollars to do this, they have to move up the priority,” said... more

Arrests made in Seneca County prostitution investigation

On Thursday investigators made two arrests in a prostitution investigation in Seneca County. Karl B. Wilcox, 50, of Dundee was charged with third-degree patronizing a person for prostitution. Another subject, identified as Charles J. Smith, 40, of Waterloo was charged with fourth-degree promoting prostitution. The charges stem from an allegation involving the two men where an adult female was transported... more

New Canandaigua Airport service provider takes over

Not even a month into a new venture, and already the Canandaigua Airport’s fixed-base operator may be part of setting a record. Aircraft fuel sales are soaring, according to Jeffrey Bartkoski, president and CEO of Mercy Flight Central. “It’s shaping up as one of the busiest months for fuel sales,” Bartkoski said. “That’s great. It means more people are using... more

Moravia history teacher now two-day ‘Jeopardy!’ champion

Justin Vossler, a Homer resident and history teacher at Moravia High School, is now a two-day “Jeopardy!” champion. Vossler, 28, defeated two challengers — George Buri, an educator from Winnipeg, and Connie Rudd, a writer from Oklahoma — with another large Final Jeopardy wager. Entering the final round, Buri had $16,800 and Vossler was in second place with $14,400. The Final Jeopardy... more

82-year-old sent to Strong after Short Rd. garage fire in Manchester

Port Gibson, Newark, Clifton Springs and Phelps Fire Departments were all called to the scene of a Short Rd. structure fire on Thursday. Upon arrival, deputies say that flames and heavy smoke were showing from the west side of the residence. The fire had been contained to the garage and some of the living area, which sustained major fire, smoke,... more

Assemblywoman urges halt in Cargill salt mine expansion below Cayuga Lake

In a press conference Thursday morning, Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton voiced concern for future mining activity below Cayuga Lake, calling for a moratorium on expansions of the Cargill salt mine, a proposal which has mine workers concerned. Cargill was approved for a $640,000 sales tax abatement by the county in October after the company was seeking the abatement to help fund... more

Rumors of Ling Ling closed by DOH prove untrue

Rumors that the state Department of Health closed Ling Ling Chinese Buffet in Geneva are untrue. According to a Department of Health representative, the restaurant, located at 481 Hamilton Street in Geneva was inspected on June 5th. Rumors around town reported the restaurant was closed due to suspicious meat types found at the site. Department of Health representatives said that... more

Seneca Falls woman arrested in welfare fraud investigation

A 39-year-old Seneca Falls woman was arrested as part of a welfare fraud investigation, according to investigators with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Kelly A. Kaufman, of Seneca Falls filed false paperwork with Seneca County and failed to disclose household income while attempting to receive benefits from Seneca County. Kaufman was charged with one count of first-degree offering... more

Officers injured in Willard incident

The union representing corrections officers at the Willard Drug Treatment Center said three officers were injured during an incident with an inmate earlier this month. In a press release, the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association said the incident happened July 12 while officers were trying to restrain an irate and unruly inmate. Union officials said the... more

No. 3 seed Boeheim’s Army advances to Elite Eight with late run (full coverage)

As Brandon Triche’s corner 3-pointer soared in the air, Trevor Cooney stood up. He clenched a towel as Boeheim’s Army’s chances to take a lead hung in the air. Fans clad in orange and blue stood up from behind him, some cracking smiles, others nervously holding their breaths. The gym, once vibrant, fell into an anxious hush. Triche drilled the... more

Past, present city officials remember former Auburn City Manager Bruce Clifford

Former city of Auburn Superintendent of Public Works Mike O’Neill laughed as he recalled a time when he and former city manager Bruce Clifford, who died Wednesday after a short illness, almost missed their flight home from New York City. O’Neill said he and Clifford ran up to the airport entrance where there was a row of about 20 glass... more

City hall touts sustainability in Geneva

Sustainability is one of the key components of the city comprehensive plan adopted last fall. Communications director Rhonda Everdyke said the city is following through with that goal — and through other initiatives as well — in its own operations, announcing that City Hall is “100 percent sustainable.” She said the city has purchased renewable energy credits to offset its... more
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