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Cornell visits Colgate tonight looking to build on first win

Coming off its first victory of the 2017-18 season, the Cornell men’s basketball team will look to build on that momentum when it visits Central New York rival Colgate on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Cotterell Court. Cornell rebounded from a season-opening defeat at Syracuse with a 94-84 victory over Binghamton on Monday evening in the team’s home opener.... more

UPDATE: Auburn man ID’d as victim in fatal Throop crash

New York State Police have identified the man killed in a one-car crash Tuesday in the town of Throop as 57-year-old Auburn resident Michael F. Murray. They say an autopsy is scheduled to determine an official cause of death, but initial reports indicate that he was in cardiac arrest after the crash occurred. Turnpike Rd. was closed for a period... more

THE LOVING CUP: Meet Jon C. Wilcox and son John J. Wilcox of Auburn (podcast)

Jon C. Wilcox is joined by his son Jon J. Wilcox, both of Auburn, on the second episode of The Loving Cup Podcast with host Katie MacIntyre. Discussions and memories focus on the support of a father and the impact that love and being present can have on a life and future generations. . more

Battle erupts for 28 in Orange victory over Iona (full coverage)

Sophomore Tyus Battle scored a career-high 28 points with five rebounds and three assists to lead Syracuse (2-0) to a 71-62 victory over Iona (0-2) Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. Eleven of Battle’s 28 came in the final eight minutes of the second half to help the Orange pull away. Junior Frank Howard added a career-high 15 points with... more

Cuomo: FLX takes hit in GOP tax reform

Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to assail Republican tax-reform plans — in particular, a House proposal to cap deductions for local property taxes and scrap state income tax deductions. Republican Congressman Tom Reed argues that Cuomo is not telling the whole story. Reed, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee — that group spent the last week refining its... more

Seneca County completes ‘Public Works’ transition by hiring director

The supervisors didn’t make it easy, but eventually they moved to hire a new employee who will serve as the Seneca County Director of Public Works. Originally listed under a Rule 29 proceeding, the board instead moved to handle the resolution adopting the position under new business. On Monday, eight members of the board met – asking the candidate, who... more

With absentee votes counted, Lattimore, Petrus win Cayuga County Legislature races

Tim Lattimore will keep his District 13 seat representing part of the city of Auburn on the Cayuga County Legislature. The Republican incumbent won by 10 votes against Democrat Bob Nodzo after absentee ballots were unofficially counted Tuesday. Republican Chris Petrus’s third campaign has also been successful for the District 4 seat. He beat incumbent and independent Grant Kyle by... more

Trump declares ‘disaster’ in Wayne County, but omits Cayuga, Monroe

President Donald Trump has declared a federal disaster for the communities impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario this year. More funding will be available to the state, as well as eligible tribal and local governments for work and efforts to repair damage. It was a request made by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, who signed legislation providing $45 million... more

Felon sentenced for attacking inmate, officer at Auburn prison

A 29-year-old man was given more prison time Tuesday for assaulting an inmate and a corrections officer at Auburn Correctional Facility in 2015. Ashton Jacobs pleaded guilty in August to two reduced counts of second-degree attempted assault, a class E felony. At the time, Jacobs said he was incarcerated at Auburn prison in December 2015 when he used the lid... more

Clifton Springs Hospital will get new $32M medical village

With the first wall “broken,” the renovations for Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic’s new Medical Village are officially underway. Hospital staff members and friends gathered to celebrate the beginning of the work yesterday at a ceremonial wallbreaking. Eric Bieber, MD, president and CEO of Rochester Regional Health, described the event as a “pivotal moment” in the hospital’s history. “Clifton Springs... more

‘Cuse football visits Louisville on Saturday for road finale

The Orange (4-6, 2-4 ACC) head to Louisville this weekend in search of their road win against the Cardinals since 2007. Syracuse and the Cardinals (6-4, 3-4 ACC) meet at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU. With two games remaining, the Orange need to win both to automatically become bowl-eligible, but Syracuse is... more

Herons to host NCAA sectional this weekend in Geneva

The No. 2 William Smith College soccer team will host an NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship sectional on Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19, on Cozzens Field. The Herons (19-1-0) will face No. 14 Ohio Northern (19-1-2) in a third round match on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. on Cozzens Field. The Polar Bears defeated No. 20... more

Inspector general: Contractor arrested for not providing workers’ comp in Cayuga County

A central New York contractor was arrested Tuesday and charged with a felony for failing to provide proper coverage to his employees during a project in Cayuga County, the New York state inspector general said. According to a press release, 37-year-old Steven Pollot was charged with the workers’ compensation crime of failure to secure compensation. Following an investigation, Inspector General... more

Owner assures: Linden St. project still a go

The redevelopment of a long-vacant Linden Street building has been a slow process. Even the building’s owner, Calvin Ruthven, would agree with that assessment. When the bricks started coming down — one at a time — late last October at 29 Linden St. as part of removing the structure’s damaged second floor walls and dilapidated roof, it was considered the... more

Thursday is deadline for bids on Waterloo’s Main Street School

Looking to buy a school? The deadline to submit a proposal to buy and redevelop the vacant Main Street School is noon Thursday. The architecturally-appealing three-story building was opened in 1928 and was last used as a school in June 2014. It has been declared surplus and the sale would include a playground area across the street on West William... more

Permit application withdrawn, meeting for Yates Co. puppy-selling business cancelled

Two men looking to open a puppy-selling business in Yates County have withdrawn their permit applications, town officials say, after opposition from the community. A petition circulating online said one of the men trying to open the business is a convicted animal abuser and had a business shut down in Pennsylvania. A meeting was set for Tuesday night to consider... more

Transgender woman begins campaign for 54th District

A local transgender woman is seeking Senator Pam Helming’s seat, per local reports. Shauna O’Toole, who is the director fo the “We Exist Coalition of the Finger Lakes” is hoping to make an impact on a number of levels – as she enters the race for the 54th Senate District in the 2018 race. Her campaign was launched on Monday... more

Seneca Falls CSD, Seneca Falls Police & Auburn non-profit donating 100 Thanksgiving meals to help local families

Seneca Falls Central School District faculty and staff along with the Seneca Falls Police Department are working with Majorpalooza to provide 100 Thanksgiving meals for families in Seneca Falls. This is the 3rd year of the partnership with Majorpalooza, a nonprofit group based Auburn. In the 1st year the partnership provided 12 meals, last year that number grew to 48... more
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