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Local group pushes single-payer healthcare in NY

Those supporting an effort to get universal health care in New York — including members of a fledgling organization in Geneva — hope to convince state legislators of the need through the stories of their constituents. Erika Wischmann is the director of a Geneva group canvassing neighborhoods to find people who want to talk about anything from high deductibles and... more

Bloomfield schools start new year with new superintendent

At 57, Bloomfield Central School District Superintendent Michael Midey feels he’s young enough to take a step in a different direction. He just doesn’t know what that direction will be yet, but he is looking forward to figuring it out. “I have no buckets,” he said during a recent interview. “I have no list of things I want to accomplish.”... more

Seneca Falls woman stole nail glue from Eastview store

A 49-year-old Seneca Falls woman was charged with petit larceny after deputies say she stole nail glue from a beauty store at Eastview Mall. Deputies say on Friday at approximately 4:55 pm Lisa L. Chillis, of Seneca Falls was charged with petit larceny after stealing nail glue, valued at $2.99 from Beauty Plus at Eastview Mall. She was released and... more

Danielle Ponder to speak at Newark MLK event

Well-known greater Rochester area musician, attorney and social activist Danielle Ponder will deliver the keynote talk at Wayne County’s 31st consecutive observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, at Park Presbyterian Church, 110 Maple Court. The day has been celebrated in Wayne County since its national inception in 1987, as a result of the leadership... more

Newfield fire destroys Ryan’s Towing garage

A fire early Wednesday morning flared up again and again throughout the day as flames destroyed the Ryan's Towing garage in Newfield. According to witnesses, the fire started around 7 or 8 a.m. at the garage on 386 Shaffer Road. McKenna Belden, 15, said her family was alerted to the fire when a passing motorist noticed the flames. IthacaVoice.com: Read... more

Cold spike means more accidents on slippery roads

First responders were kept busy on a frigid Thursday afternoon that saw temperatures barely reach double digits for the high. Members of the Canandaigua Fire Department and Canandaigua Emergency Squad responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Emerson and Sand Hill roads. At least one person was taken to the hospital for treatment. In Farmington, firefighters and members... more

Learn about Geneva city finances at Citizens Budget Academy

Learning about city budgeting might seem like some pretty dry stuff, but those who took part in the first Citizen Budget Academy last year said they found it fun and informative. A new one is set to begin early in the New Year. The Citizen Budget Academy, part of the three-academy series sponsored by the Mayoral Institute of Civic Engagement,... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: End of the year with Happy Tails

The end of the old year is a time for celebration at the Beverly Animal Shelter. It is a time to celebrate the successful adoptions of the past, the “Happy Tails” of BAS. Sometimes, simply dropping by the Shelter for a visit will lead you to the perfect pet. LILLY Puggle (Pug/Beagle mix) Lilly was surrendered when her owner could... more

Absent supervisors doom Seneca County local law giving raises

Money for raises for the 14-member Seneca County Board of Supervisors and 10 appointed and elected officials is in the 2018 county budget. But none of those raises will go into effect Jan. 1. A local law to authorize the raises was approved by the board’s Finance, Assessment & Insurance Committee, amended once and drew no public comment at a... more

Cuomo rolls out 5-point plan to combat student hunger, ‘lunch shaming’ in New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest 2018 State of the State proposal unveiled Thursday aims to end child hunger by ensuring students at schools across New York have access to food. Cuomo launched the No Student Goes Hungry Program to expand the existing Farm to School initiative by doubling the state's investment to $1.5 million and implement "breakfast after the bell," which... more

Extreme cold continues in the FLX; New Years Eve looks frigid, too

Those who can tolerate Thursday’s frigid temperatures have truly acclimated to winter in New York. Forecasters say this is some of the coldest weather the region has experienced in a couple winters, and the pro-longed nature of the event, spanning several days – makes it one of the longest stretches of Arctic weather we’ve seen in about as long. FLX... more

Orange pull away from Eastern Michigan to win 62-47 (full coverage)

Sophomore Tyus Battle finished with 22 points and six rebounds to lead Syracuse (11-2) to a 62-47 victory over Eastern Michigan (8-4) Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. The Orange outscored to Eagles 38-23 in the second half to secure the win. Junior Paschal Chukwu totaled career-highs of 15 points and 12 rebounds along with five blocks. Chukwu finished the... more

Blankenberg drops 44 in Wayne victory; Marion girls beat Red Creek (W-FL round-up 12/27)

Mike Krauza’s Red Creek Rams will face Mynderse on Thursday at NYCC in Seneca Falls. The Lady Rams were looking to be undefeated heading into the matchup with Mynderse. On Wednesday night, however, Marion had other plans as they hosted, and defeated Red Creek 60-50. Marion held Red Creek’s top two scorers, Isabella Wilbur and Alex Mosqueda to just 12... more

Cornell researchers awarded $1 million for agricultural product development

A team at Cornell University received a $1 million reward in Tulane University’s Nitrogen Reduction Challenge, an international competition to find solutions to reduce harmful nitrogen runoff from farms to waterways. New Orleans-based Tulane has taken a particular interest in the effects of nitrogen runoff, as excess nitrogen used at farms in the Mississippi River Basin seeps into the river... more

Cuomo: Two Auburn companies awarded low-cost power for expansion projects

The state is awarding low-cost power to two Auburn companies advancing multi-million dollar expansion projects. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the power allocations Thursday. The New York Power Authority, through the ReCharge New York program, will allocate 310 kilowatts to Currier Plastics and 30 kilowatts to Copper John Corporation, both Auburn manufacturers. Nearly 30 companies and organizations will receive low-cost power... more

FLCC receives $570K for projects in 2018

Finger Lakes Community College has been awarded five grants totaling $570,000 for workforce training and initiatives to improve outreach and educational programming. “All of these initiatives are focused on building our relationships with employers and high schools,” FLCC President Robert Nye said in a news release announcing the grants. “It is part of our commitment to serving all areas of... more

Seneca Falls man accused of choking, kicking victim repeatedly during domestic incident

Police say a Seneca Falls man was arrested on multiple charges, including one felony, after choking and repeatedly kicking a female victim during a domestic incident. On Tuesday at approximately 12:10 pm Seneca Falls Police arrested Andrew L. Morseman, 28, of Seneca Falls following a domestic violence call. Police say that Morseman is accused of grabbing a female victim by... more
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