Seneca County hit hard as trees, wires come down amid severe storm (full-coverage)

Seneca County was left reeling after damaging winds moved through with a thunderstorm during the afternoon hours on Friday. The storm did significant damage to the Seneca Falls Country Club, and locations in Romulus and Varick also saw significant damage. Trees, wires, and even a portion of a roof was pulled off during the fast-moving storm. Below are some of... more

Nucor Steel in Auburn unveils $30M rolling mill to boost production, safety

Nucor has made a multi-million-dollar investment to increase production and safety at its Cayuga County steel mill. Federal, state and local elected officials joined Nucor executives and employees at a ceremony Friday to celebrate the opening of a new $30 million rolling mill. Nucor touted the rolling mill as smarter technology that will help make the production process safer. They... more

UPDATE: Kevin Williams OUT, Rebecca Leclair IN at WHEC

In the most-recent twist to this ongoing story, WHEC released a statement regarding the allegation that Rebecca Leclair would be terminated or not have her contract renewed. The statement read as follows from VP and GM of WHEC Derek Dalton: “In the wake of recent public speculation, I have received a number of inquiries concerning Rebecca Leclair’s status at News... more

Watkins Glen wins: Before race weekend, village announced as $10M DRI winner

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appeared in the Village of Watkins Glen on Thursday to announce that the community will receive $10 million in funding and investments as the Southern Tier winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in the first round of the DRI, one municipality from each of the state’s 10 regional economic development regions... more

DEC: Untreated sewage leaking into Marsh Creek after Geneva pipe failure

A pump station discharge pipe failure is being blamed for untreated sewage getting released into Marsh Creek in Ontario County. According to an alert from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation overflow of untreated sewage from a manhole to Marsh Creek began happening around 6 am due to an equipment failure at the Marsh Creek lift station. The... more

No charges for Victor book writers

No criminal charges will be filed in connection with controversial books produced by Victor Senior High School students last fall and sold online until they were removed last spring. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he read every page of “Super Team Haiku” and “Super Team Self Help” and researched case law. “I did find them to be vulgar,... more

Working Families Party petition challenge goes to court

An order to show cause why the Working Families Party Opportunity To Ballot petition for Seneca County district attorney should not be invalidated will be argued in Seneca County Supreme Court at 9:30 a.m. Monday. The order was signed by State Supreme Court Justice William Taylor at the request of Working Families Party member Shirley Sobczak of Waterloo and Seneca... more

Beyond Riesling: New name, new focus for this year’s wine festival

The New York State Wine Festival is a celebration of wine — and for the first time this year, the festival will be showcasing all state-produced wines, not just a particular type and not from a single region. Formerly known as the Finger Lakes Riesling & Craft Beer Festival, the New York State Wine Festival will take place August 12-13... more

Canandaigua to apply for grant to help stalled lakeside resort

The Canandaigua City Council on Thursday night unanimously voted to go ahead with a plan to apply for $750,000 for a Community Development Block grant through the state Office of Community Renewal on behalf of the developers of the stalled Canandaigua Finger Lakes resort project. Harry Sicherman, a consultant who spoke at a public hearing Thursday night and who is... more

WATCH: Gorgeous drone video from Friday morning at Sodus Point

Veteran TV anchor/photographer John Kucko of WROC-TV in Rochester brought his drone to Sodus Point Friday morning just after daybreak and captured the below footage from above the Sodus Point Lighthouse Museum. With potentially strong storms anticipated later in the day, the peaceful morning scene may be a contrast to a stormy evening on Lake Ontario… Morning calm before the... more

Geneva’s War Horse pulls off trifecta at biggest state beer competition ever

A brewery from Geneva and one from Brooklyn were the big winners at the first New York Craft Beer Competition. War Horse Brewing garnered the most medals with three and Threes Brewing’s was awarded two medals, including one for the best beer in the state. The winners — 45 medal-winning breweries — were announced Thursday. (Full list below.) Medals were... more

GOP announces Geneva city supervisor candidates

Geneva city Republicans have announced a slate of candidates for the three city seats on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. Ethel Peters, chair of the Geneva City Republican Committee, introduced the committee’s three picks in a release. They are incumbent Gregory Bendzlowicz and newcomers Frank L. Gaglianese III and David D’Amico. Also running for city supervisor, according to the... more

Runaways arrested in Watkins Glen, one tries to evade police

Two 16-year-old youths who were reported as runaways from Freedom Village have been arrested by Watkins Glen Village Police on August 3rd. The three reported runaways were located on N. Glen Avenue in the Village at about 7:45 am. One of the runaways was found to be in possession of stolen property and was arrested for criminal possession of stolen... more

Police: Canandaigua man stole credit card and phone

On Wednesday at approximately 11:44 am members of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested 35-year-old John Jones, after he allegedly stole a credit card and cell phone. Police say Jones was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. He is accused of stealing a credit card, withdrawing money from the victim’s bank account, and also stealing a cell phone. He is currently being... more

Top 3 things to know from Day 7 at Bills Camp

The offense had more success moving the ball Thursday in a ‘play it out’ drive segment where the gains on the plays determined if the drive continued. Buffalo’s three offensive units got a chance to go against the defensive groups at the end of practice Thursday and put a scoring drive together. Typically in practice the first unit goes for... more

Bloomfield 911 caller claimed he had a shotgun pointed at him

Deputies say a 19-year-old East Bloomfield man was charged with falsely reporting an incident after he claimed that another individual had pointed a shotgun at him. Jacbo A. Gresty was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident after a 911 call was placed, asserting that a disturbance on Stetson Rd. in Bloomfield involved someone pointing a shotgun at him. This... more

Geneva Chamber to co-host milestone celebrations

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be co-hosting two Member Milestone Celebrations in the month of August. The first will take place on Thursday, August 10 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Billsboro Winery, located at 4760 West Lake Road in Geneva. The event will take place from 3-5:00 p.m., and will include live music,... more
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