Crews discover body while investigating Canandaigua apartment fire

Investigators at the scene of a late-morning fire at Camelot Court Apartments off North Main Street found a person dead in the apartment. It is not yet known whether the death was related to the fire. The Canandaigua Police Department is investigating with the assistance of the New York State Police and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. The Canandaigua Fire... more

Orange can’t climb out of early hole at N.C. State (full coverage)

NC State (4-1, 2-0 ACC) overcame a second-half Syracuse (2-3, 0-1) comeback and won its fourth straight game, 33-25, at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Wolfpack were victorious for the 10th time in 11 series meetings with the Orange. NC State jumped out to a 26-7 lead in the first half and then held off two Orange rallies... more

Observations from Syracuse basketball’s first practice of 2017-18

Syracuse’s men’s basketball team held its first official practice of the 2017-18 season Friday afternoon in the Melo Center. Reporters could catch a few minutes of drills with position coaches before SU coach Jim Boeheim blew his whistle to signal the start of the new year. Then, we were permitted to watch the first 30 minutes of work. Syracuse.com: Read... more

Ithaca edges Hobart, 24-21

Senior quarterback Shane Sweeney broke the Hobart College career passing yards and career passing touchdowns records today, but Ithaca College scored a late touchdown to eke out a 24-21 Liberty League win at Butterfield Stadium this afternoon. Sweeney was 19-of-35 passing for 242 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Brandon Shed that gave Hobart a 21-17... more

Supervisor says Seneca Falls will be ‘less dependent’ on landfill revenue in budget memo

Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro says it’s about keeping a commitment to taxpayers. In a memo to staff, which was exclusively obtained by FingerLakes1.com — Lazzaro outlines expectations for the 2018 budget. “As a board we are facing a definite ‘change of circumstance’ financially for the Town with the projected close of the landfill,” Lazzaro’s memo reads. “We are... more

Newark Walmart wants its assessment slashed

Walmart wants the town of Arcadia to shave nearly $3 million off its assessment for its Supercenter on Route 31 in the village. However, the town’s assessor is confident that his assessment will stand up to any court test. Walmart, identified as Wal-Mart Real Estate Trust 1813 in its petition filed with state Supreme Court in Wayne County, claims that... more

$600,000 available for downtown Geneva building improvements

Downtown property owners are being invited to apply for funds to help revitalize their buildings. The city said $600,000 from its Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding is available for commercial properties within the DRI Study Area. The General Adaptive Reuse Fund will provide grants of up to 50 percent of eligible project costs to owners of commercial properties who need funds... more

Colgate trips up Cornell in home opener

Junior quarterback Dalton Banks passed for 239 yards and the football team had more total offense than Colgate on Saturday, but the visitors’ defense came up with four interceptions and nine sacks to power the Raiders to a 21-7 victory at Schoellkopf Field. Banks accounted for the day’s lone touchdown from Cornell (0-3) on a 1-yard keeper. He set up... more

Judge breaks Babe Ruth’s record, but AL East title chase ends for Yanks

Aaron Judge eclipsed Babe Ruth’s 96-year-old record for the most roundtrippers hit at home by a Yankees player, and CC Sabathia walked off to a standing ovation on Saturday at Yankee Stadium as New York defeated the Blue Jays, 2-1, in its penultimate game of the regular season. Judge’s 484-foot blast, according to Statcast™, off Marcus Stroman was his American... more

Midlakes students disciplined after marijuana use on campus

Another rural school district is disciplining its students for illegal drug use. Monday, we told you the Geneseo Blue Devils were forced to forfeit their season due to allegations of OxyContin use by team members. Friday night, we’re learning several students at Midlakes High School are in trouble for marijuana use in school. The superintendent for the school district confirms marijuana... more

Horseheads, Watkins Glen, Lansing swim to titles

Horseheads, Watkins Glen and Lansing captured team titles Saturday at the 17-team Dr. Jack Thomas Girls Swimming and Diving Invitational at Ernie Davis Academy’s Thomas Natatorium. Horseheads led Class A with 279 points, followed by Chenango Valley with 261.5 and Ithaca with 246. Watkins Glen’s win in the Class B division came with a 310-point effort that edged runner-up Vestal’s... more

Judge rules on Crestwood; process will continue forward

Chief Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) James McClymonds of the Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) has issued a long-awaited ruling on the process to be followed for permitting a proposed Liquid Petroleum Gas (“LPG”) storage facility along the shores of Seneca Lake. In a 75-page document released late Friday, September 8, the ALJ ruled, with one exception, that no evidentiary hearing... more

Rollover accident on CR 40 in Bloomfield

Multiple agencies were called to the scene of a rollover accident on County Rd. 40 and Briggs Rd. According to first responders, West Bloomfield, Ionia Fire Department and Honey Falls Ambulance were called to the scene where a vehicle had reportedly rolled over and was blocking traffic. First of the responders to the scene said that one vehicle was well... more

Steuben County teen charged with sexually abusing child, exposing himself

State Police arrested a teenager from Steuben County on sexual abuse and child endangerment charges. According to State Police, 19-year-old Zachary Zigenfus was arrested on Tuesday after allegations of inappropriate actions with two children under the age of 11. Between June and August, Zigenfus is accused of having sexual contact with a child under the age of 11 at a... more

Deputies: Rose man had gun, arrested after CPS requests investigation

Deputies in Wayne County arrested a Rose man following an investigation launched by Wayne County Child Protective Services. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Wayne County Child Protective Services regarding a residence they had recently visited. CPS workers became concerned when a male subject at the residence made multiple remarks to them about possessing firearms. An investigation was... more

Three-car accident in Cayuga County; one person injured

At least one person suffered minor injuries, according to first responders, after a three car accident was reported around 4:25 pm on Friday. Union Springs Ambulance and Rescue were called to the area of Rt. 326 and Webb Rd. For a reported three-car motor vehicle accident with injuries. First responders say that AMR Ambulance was also called to the scene.... more

Newly discovered algae toxin in Finger Lakes is especially deadly to dogs

The newly discovered algae toxin found in “astronomically high” concentrations in Owasco Lake is especially lethal to dogs, experts say. Not only is homoanatoxin 100 times more lethal than toxins previously found in the Finger Lakes, it is produced by an algae that smells particularly attractive to dogs. “It has an earthy, musty smell,” said James Metcalf, a senior researcher... more
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