Cash divide wide in Ontario County DA race

Kristina “Kitty” Karle has more than double the amount of cash in her kitty as her GOP opponent in the race for Ontario County district attorney. According to the last filing before the Sept. 12 primary, Karle has nearly $50,000, to just over $15,400 for Jim Ritts. The pre-primary report for the campaign filings at the New York State Board... more

Fingerlakes Mall owner has rejected all purchase offers, but remains open to more

ingerlakes Mall’s owner of 11 years will hold onto the Aurelius shopping center for the foreseeable future. John Bouck, who does leasing work for the mall through Bouck Real Estate, said Tuesday that its owner, Siba Corporation, has rejected all of the recent bids to buy it. “At this point there is no acceptable offer, and none on the horizon.... more

Troopers investigate protested incident in Yates Co.

A spokesperson for the New York State Police confirms that an internal investigation is ongoing in relation to an incident a local group recently protested. On Aug. 2, an immigration protest held at St Mark’s Episcopal Church focused on a New York State Police Trooper from out of the area who allegedly violated a directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and... more

FOOD IN THE FLX: Mesa Grande Taqueria brings burritos to the Finger Lakes

With locations spread on both sides of the Finger Lakes — Jim Daddabbo relies on his energy, staff, and strong branding to drive his business forward. The burrito business has gotten challenging — but not for Daddabbo, who is constantly working to keep his day job, role in the community, and life in perspective. “I’m just here to sell burritos,”... more

Cayuga County DA’s office: Lawyer charged with DWI wrongly allowed to keep driver’s license

Nearly one week after an Auburn attorney was charged with drunk driving, the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office said he still has his driver’s license, something that should have been suspended immediately. Samuel Giacona, 59, of 383 Waters Edge, Owasco, was charged Friday with driving while intoxicated — an unclassified misdemeanor — after city police allegedly found the attorney in... more

It floats! Amphibious tractor houseboat fares well on Cayuga Lake

It rolled down Green Street in Union Springs — a Frankenstein-ed tractor houseboat — arriving at Frontenac Park from Aurora sooner than Anto Parseghian expected. “No police escort,” he remarked. “That’s a good sign.” As the amphibious houseboat got closer to the boat launch, a crowd of hundreds began to shout and clap. Theon Parseghian, Anto’s son, stood with a... more

Kangaroo makes a break for it down Route 96 in Trumansburg

As Darlynne Overbaugh was driving home from work Monday, she thought she saw a deer in the corner of her eye by Route 96 in Trumansburg. “I said, ‘Oh no, it’s a deer,’ because those live in our area,” Overbaugh said. “But it wasn’t.” Not quite. The animal she saw is more typically spotted in Australia than Trumansburg: a kangaroo.... more

Dennis Colligan wins the 2017 CNY PGA Professional Championship

Cazenovia Golf Club’s Dennis Colligan defeated four-time champion Kevin Savage by two strokes to repeat as Central New York PGA Section Champion at Shenendoah Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort Casino on Aug. 22nd. The 55th annual tournament was presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and Omega. Clinging to a one-stroke lead, Colligan drained a 30-foot putt for eagle on the... more

Humane Society investigating abandoned dog

An abandoned dog incident in Farmington is being investigated by the Ontario County Humane Society. The healthy female terrier mix was left in a cage on the porch of a Running Brook Road home with a note, asking the residents to find a good home for the dog, according to a release. The Humane Society is asking that anyone with... more

Eleven file independent petitions in Seneca County

Eleven candidates filed independent nominating petitions for Seneca County’s fall local elections by Tuesday’s deadline. Those candidates are allowed to select their own party name to appear on the ballot. All of those filing independent petitions also are on or will be on the Democratic Party line in November. FL Times: Read More more

Canandaigua fire chief cases moves to higher court

While the city is nearing a decision on hiring a new fire chief, the final determination on a court case involving former Fire Chief Mark Marentette may not be coming any time soon. Marentette in June filed an appeal of his termination in state Supreme Court and is seeking a return to his job with the city. The two sides... more

Section V preseason high school boys soccer polls released

Webster Thomas and World of Inquiry will start the season as the No. 1 teams in the Democrat and Chronicle’s boys soccer preseason polls, but based on the opinions of Section V coaches they’ll be hard-pressed to hold onto the top spots. Three other teams — defending Section V champions Fairport and Greece Athena, along with McQuaid — also received... more

Alcohol license froth deepens in Barrington

Serving craft brews with a twist might be uncommon elsewhere, but it looks like it could become de rigueur in Barrington. That is if it’s legal to sell alcohol for on-premise consumption at all in the town. Yes, there’s a new twist in the situation between The Olney Place, the Town of Barrington and the New York State Liquor Authority.... more

Syracuse commit Darius Bazley climbs to #9 on ESPN’s list of best players in the Class of 2018

If he remains there, Bazley will be Syracuse’s highest-ranked recruit in more than a decade, when Donte Greene was ranked No. 7 overall in 2007. In a write-up accompanying the rankings, ESPN’s Paul Biancardi opined that Bazley could ultimately crack the top five. . Syracuse.com: Read More   more

Pair of fatal opioid overdoses reported in last 10 days in Seneca County

Two more lives have been claimed in Seneca County by opioids in the last 10 days, according to Margaret Morse. Morse serves as the Director of Community Services in Seneca County and delivered an update to the Board of Supervisors about efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. “Painkillers were being prescribed like candy in the 90s,” she explained. Her theory,... more

NY agriculture chief: Cayuga County dairy’s cheese tests positive for listeria

The state agriculture commissioner is warning consumers not to eat three cheeses produced by a Cayuga County dairy after a sample tested positive for listeria. The alert applies to three cheeses manufactured by Hillcrest Dairy in Moravia — Old Fashioned Raw Milk Monterey Jack, Horseradish Monterey Jack and Chipotle Adobo Monterey Jack. State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball said an inspector... more
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