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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

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

Supervisor Venuti to lead Seneca Lake group

Of the 40 municipalities in the Seneca Lake watershed, slightly more than half are part of a group working to protect the lake and improve water quality. The new chairman of that group, officially called the Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization, wants that number to go up. “In 2018, we will be working to have more of the municipalities in the... more

Auburn North Division Street hydro plant project nears completion

After wet summer weather extended construction work at the North Division Street Hydropower Plant into the winter months, the facility bordering the Owasco River successfully generated power Friday. Construction began on the $6 million project in the spring and was expected to be completed in August. However, a rainy summer and issues with rock excavation delayed construction and caused crews... more

Waterloo man charged with aggravated DWI after incident

The Waterloo Police Department reports the arrest of a Waterloo man following an incident where law enforcement received multiple complaints of an erratic driver. Police say Daniel E. Smith, 51, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and failure to yield the right of way. The incident happened in the Village of Waterloo. Police also say that... more

Downtown Lyons properties nominated for National Register of Historic Places

This Erie Canal community got an early Christmas present, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that a large portion of its downtown, park square and adjacent neighborhoods are being recommended by the state Board for Historic Preservation for placement on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Lyons Downtown Historic District, containing 256 properties, is one of 23... more

Ithaca woman pleads guilty to robbery on night of ex-boyfriend’s death

An Ithaca woman pleaded guilty on Friday to robbing her ex-boyfriend of his marijuana plants last December in Newfield in an incident which resulted in the man’s death. Jamie Gerhart pleaded guilty to felony first-degree robbery of Camden Rundell. According to court documents, Andrew Bonavia, deputy district attorney, and Diane Lama, assistant district attorney, recommend a five-year prison sentence and... more

Seneca County Chamber of Commerce to honor former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio

Former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio will be among the honorees next month at the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce's 50th annual dinner meeting in Geneva. Nozzolio, who represented the Finger Lakes region in the state Legislature for more than three decades, will receive the chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. The award, which is sponsored by MRB Group, will... more

Waterloo High students back extra bags for Trevor’s Gift

Members of the Waterloo High Rotary Interact Club took time out from their holiday celebrations to pack extra bags of food for the Trevor’s Gift food backpack program. This is the seventh year the students have provided an extra bag of food for the backpack program, which provides food for their nutritionally needy classmates. The program needed the extra food... more

Owner of Osteria Salina in Auburn opens new restaurant at Destiny USA

The owner of the downtown Auburn eatery Osteria Salina recently opened a familiar restaurant at Destiny USA in Syracuse: Bambino's Bistro. Bambino's called Auburn home for about eight years until owner Guillermo Salina decided to close the bistro to focus on Osteria Salina, which opened in 2013. "It was time to move on," Salina said of the Auburn Bambino's location.... more
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