8-year-old killed in Varick farm accident

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says an 8-year-old was killed in a fatal farm accident that happened during the early-afternoon hours on Friday. Around 1:40 pm deputies were called to an address on McCulloch Rd. in the Town of Varick for the report that Wilmer Zimmerman, of Romulus was caught between a John Deere Gator utility vehicle and a loaded... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Ashley Davoli, Megan Peter & Sheriff Tim Luce on new Child Advocacy Center (podcast)

Meet the Seneca County Child Advocacy Center’s Seneca County satellite office coordinator Ashley Davoli, Seneca County Assistant District Attorney Megan Peter, and Seneca County Sheriff Time Luce and see how the Center streamlines the process of handling child abuse cases and helps innocent victims and children of abuse every day. . more

State Police: Port Byron bus aide had ‘sexual relationship’ with student

State Police say a Port Byron Central School District bus aide is accused of raping a 14-year-old boy after an incident reported on July 3rd. Police arrested Tessa L. Davis, 25, with second-degree rape, a felony, who is being held at the Cayuga County Jail on $5,000 bail. According to Vinelink, the national victim notification network, Davis is still in... more

GOLFJAY: Talk all about Jordan Spieth’s thrilling win at The Open (podcast)

Jordan Spieth captured his 3rd major championship title at The Open at Royal Birkdale after pulling away from Matt Kuchar by holing incredible putts. Spieth is now just one step away from the career Grand Slam. Jim Sinicropi, Doug Brown and Rhett Ticconi talk all about it along with the Barbasol Championship on Monday night’s live edition of the GolfJay.com... more

DEC monitoring suspicious algae blooms in Cayuga Lake

The Tompkins County Health Department issued a release on Monday morning reporting suspicious algae blooms found in Cayuga Lake. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported that they are currently monitoring the presence of suspicious blue-green algae blooms, which are also known as harmful algal blooms (HABs). The blooms are reported to be small in size and usually... more

First phase of Pinnacle North development lauded in Canandaigua

In spite of rain and flooding along Canandaigua Lake, there was a big celebration Monday morning. Community leaders gathered to tout the grand opening of the Pinnacle North mixed-use development along the lake front. A ribbon cutting took place to celebrate the first phase of the project. The multi-million dollar project includes residential buildings and commercial space for businesses. “The whole lakefront area... more

Boat advisory issued for Canandaigua Lake

Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has issued a boating advisory for Canandaigua Lake. Sheriff Povero urges boaters to observe caution while operation watercraft on Canandaigua Lake, due to floating debris caused by recent intense rainstorms. Boaters should operate their vessels at no more than five miles per hour within 200 feet of shore. Deputies of Sheriff’s Marine and Recreational Vehicle... more

‘SIMPLY SELFLESS’: Penn Yan couple to receive Stork Award for Community Service

If there is a theatrical performance in the Penn Yan area, chances are Dean and Grace Knapton are involved. Very involved. The Penn Yan couple, long known for giving back to their hometown, have been named recipients of Keuka College’s 2017 Donald and Corinne Stork Award for Community Service. They will be honored during an Aug. 15 luncheon in the... more

Man airlifted to Upstate Hospital after logging accident in Lodi

Deputies in Seneca County say that around 11 am on Friday they responded to 8950 Marilyn Dr. in Lodi for a personal injury motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, deputies learned that Brandon M. Bostwick, 20, of Waverly, New York was operating a Ford F-350 dump truck towing a Bush Bandit wood chipper up a steep hill behind the residence on... more

‘It is what it is’: Auburn Zoning Board approves court-mandated cell tower variance

Nearly a month after a U.S. District Court judge ordered the city to make all necessary approvals for a Verizon cellphone tower, the Auburn Zoning Board of Appeals approved a use variance for the 100-foot monopole tower. On Monday night, the zoning board voted to allow Verizon to build its tower in a residential area, at 246 Franklin St. This... more

Three-peat: Moravia teacher wins again on ‘Jeopardy!’

It was another close game, but Justin Vossler remained “Jeopardy!” champion for a third consecutive day. The Moravia High School history teacher provided the correct response in Final Jeopardy to finish with $18,000. He defeated the runner-up, Shannon Hindahl, a pharmacist from Collinsville, Illinois, and Emily Bridges, a communications instructor from Laurel, Maryland. With his three victories, Vossler has won... more

Trump nominates Auburn native Ann Marie Buerkle to lead Consumer Product Safety Commission

Ann Marie Buerkle, an Auburn native who represented central New York in Congress from 2011 to 2013, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Trump nominated Buerkle to lead the commission for a seven-year term beginning Oct. 27, 2018. The start date would coincide with the end of her existing term as a... more

Saturday at Grassroots Fest 2017 (photos & video)

It was an exciting weekend in Trumansburg as festival-goers made their way out for the 27th annual Grassroots Fest, which featured an impressive lineup of music over the four day weekend. The weather cooperated as thousands turned out for the live music, vendors and art displays. . The photos and video were captured by FingerLakes1.com’s Shea Oleksa on Saturday. more

Helming, panel discuss food access in rural NY

State Sen. Pamela Helming on Friday hosted a roundtable focusing on food access and health in rural New York. The event was held at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva and the panels featured experts in food access and food safety. The event also included close to 70 attendees representing organizations that work in rural communities throughout... more

Sheriff: Geneva man sold heroin throughout Seneca, Ontario counties

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a Geneva man was arrested after an investigation into heroin sales throughout Seneca and Ontario counties. Timothy P. Ryan, 35, of Geneva was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both are Class B felonies. Ryan was arrested after an investigation into the sale... more

Boeheim’s Army stages massive comeback, reaches Final Four in TBT

The road to $2 million for Boeheim’s Army continues to Baltimore. The Syracuse-based The Basketball Tournament team stormed back from a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat Team FOE 72-67 and advance to TBT’s Final Four. Credit James Southerland and his good buddy Brandon Triche for extending the run with clutch second-half shooting. Eric Devendorf sank two free throws in the... more

Guardian, child both charged after graffiti discoveries in Penn Yan

On July 17th the Penn Yan Police Department reports that they discovered anti-police, anti-Christian, pro-drug graffiti in several locations in the Village. Some of the graffiti threatened to harm and kill police officers, according to investigators. Graffiti was also found on the wall and parking lot of a local funeral home. Penn Yan Police did advise other local law enforcement... more

Guererri wins on the night the lights went out at Canandaigua Motorsports Park

Despite cloudy skies all day, things stayed dry at Canandaigua Motorsports Park and fans were treated to the annual Family Autograph Night, sponsored by Pampered Parents, along with a Youth Demo Derby to end the night’s racing program. In the 25-lap Sportsman feature, Matt Guererri held the early lead, but Kane Bristol moved past Austyn Fugle for second and caught... more
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