Women’s March in Seneca Falls set to take place in January

Women March in Seneca Falls2018 (WMinSF) is hosting an opportunity to gather in solidarity on January 20, 2018, 10am, at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, birthplace of women’s rights in America. Plans are well-underway for a public celebration of the 1st Anniversary of the 700 historic women’s marches of 2017. The 2018 march and rally is called... more

In Groton, scout leaders spearhead volunteer recognition campaign

Earlier this year, Groton residents Jennifer Dean, Monica Dykeman, Sara Knobel and Hayley Wheeler, were recognized as part of the Tompkins County Youth Services Department's “40 Caring Adults” campaign. Touched by the recognition, and inspired by the campaign, Dean and Wheeler, both Girl Scout leaders, were humbled to think about all the other wonderful adults who help make Groton a... more

Wolcott man stole credit card, racked up nearly $900 in charges

A Wolcott man was arrested Monday for stealing someone’s M&T Visa and using it to spend nearly $900 at Walmart in Auburn, the Auburn Police Department said. David R. Jones Jr., 34, of Furnace Road, was initially taken into custody by New York State Police in Wolcott. Auburn Deputy Police Chief Roger Anthony said there was a warrant out for... more

Overnight parking ban coming to part of Genesee Street in Auburn

Auburnians can expect to see some changes to on-street parking on a portion of Genesee Street in the coming weeks. From 3 to 6 a.m., parking on Genesee Street from James Street to John Street will be prohibited. The current overnight parking ban downtown bars parking from 3 to 7 a.m. on Genesee Street from Dill Street to Loop Road.... more

FLCC to host end-of-semester concerts

Students will present free end-of-semester concerts throughout December at Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell. Student jazz ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 11-12. The Friday Band, directed by David McGuire, will present world fusion pieces on Dec. 11. The College Singers, directed by Ines Draskovic, will perform selections from “Gloria” by Vivaldi and “Requiem for... more

Victor-Farmington Rotary initiates Nicaragua project

Victor-Farmington Rotary Club recently commenced another international project. The La Palma Water Project will involve a $65,000 effort to provide clean water to the small village of La Palma in north central Nicaragua. The village has a deep well, but does not have a distribution system. The Rotary project will supply a pump and chlorinator, tank and distribution piping to... more

Canandaigua DAR celebrates 40th anniversary

The Canandaigua Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was organized on Oct. 14, 1977, with 24 charter members. Forty years later, the chapter grew to a membership over 125. Chapter members, associate members and guests recently gathered for a formal tea to celebrate the 40th anniversary at First Congregational Church of Canandaigua. Glena Larson, chapter regent,... more

Picking the Perfect One: Considering Christmas tree options

The Christmas season is upon us and, for many celebrating the holiday, decisions need to be made about getting a tree for trimming. Our county boasts a number of farms on which to find a fine-needled specimen, and there are a number of things to consider when heading out for the staple holiday decoration. To get a sense of what... more

NY education groups want $2B state aid increase in 2018-19 budget

A coalition of education groups is calling for a $2 billion aid increase in the next state budget. The New York State Educational Conference Board outlined why the hefty aid bump is necessary in a report released Monday. According to the organization, at least $1.5 billion in additional state support will be required to help schools cover the cost of... more

Traffic stop leads to DWI charge for Canandaigua man

New York State Police Canandaigua on December 2nd at 12:22 am observed a vehicle with the rear passenger stop lamp inoperable on North Main Street in Canandaigua. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver identified by his NY license as Narak D. Spencer, 22 of Canandaigua had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. He was given... more

RAIN BRINGS CHANGE: Winds howl ahead of cold front in the FLX

Get ready for change. A powerful cold front is approaching the region, and Tuesday is going to be the day for change. The rainy, windy day will usher in the cold air, which will push temperatures down into the 30s for the remainder of the week. Next week things will get even colder, as temperatures fall back into the 20s.... more

Seneca Community Players to perform this weekend

Merry Christmas, George Bailey!, a live radio play based on the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be performed Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in Seneca Falls. The Seneca Community Players who have been entertaining visitors to the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival with this reprisal of the original Lux Soap sponsored radio program from 1947, has gathered nearly two... more

Yankees name ’03 ALCS hero Aaron Boone new skipper

Aaron Boone has already helped the Yankees advance to one World Series. Now they want him to lead the franchise to its next one. Boone has been selected as the 33rd manager in franchise history, the Yankees announced Monday, concluding a managerial search that spanned five weeks. Boone’s contract is for three years, with a club option for 2021. An... more

Pats’ Gronkowski suspended for dirty hit during Bills game

The NFL has suspended Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for one game for his hit on Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White on Sunday. Gronkowski leaped on the rookie cornerback following a play in the fourth quarter, hitting White — who couldn’t defend himself — in the back of the head. In a letter to Gronkowski, NFL Vice President of Football Operations... more

Cayuga Ridge healthcare facility plans renovation, 49 new jobs

In filings with the Town of Ithaca and the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency, West Hill’s Cayuga Ridge has announced plans to renovate its West Hill facility and add dozens of jobs. The Cayuga Ridge healthcare facility, located at 1229 Trumansburg Road (Route 96) in Ithaca, is a 160-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, serving both clients needing short-term physical,... more

Bills QB Taylor has bruised tendon in left knee

Sean McDermott is sticking with Tyrod Taylor as the Bills starter so long as the quarterback’s bruised left knee holds up. And Buffalo’s coach had nothing more to say Monday about Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pile-driving into the back of cornerback Tre’Davious White’s head. “Look, we’ve moved on,” McDermott said a day after Taylor and White were hurt in... more
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