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Taxes going up for most Cayuga County-area towns

Homeowners in most towns in the Cayuga County area can expect to see bigger property tax bills in 2018. Of 25 town boards within Cayuga or just across the eastern county border, seven adopted budgets for next year that either decrease or maintain tax levies, the total amount of spending that is supported by property tax collections. While most towns... more

Trombone Shorty coming to del Lago’s ‘Vine’ this February

del Lago Resort & Casino is pleased to announce that Trombone Shorty will be performing at its entertainment venue, The Vine on Feb. 23 at 8 pm. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Friday, Dec. 29 and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box office at 315-946-1695... more

Cuomo: Beware addiction treatment frauds

New York state is warning the public about fraudulent addiction treatment services in a new campaign announced Wednesday. The initiative aims to halt "patient brokering," a practice where brokers collect payments from addiction treatment providers in exchange for referring patients to these programs, according to a release. The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the New York... more

Firefighters extinguish fire in Linden Avenue apartment building

Ithaca firefighters contained and extinguished a fire Tuesday at an apartment building at 211 Linden Ave. in Collegetown. No injuries were reported from the fire because all occupants were away for their holiday break, firefighters said. Firefighters responded to the building at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for a fire alarm, authorities said. They went into the building to investigate and found... more

Crash closes portion of South Street Road in Fleming, four cars involved

A portion of South Street Road in Fleming was closed Tuesday following a four-car crash that sent one person to the hospital. The crash was reported around at 11:54 a.m. in the vicinity of 5700 South Street Road in Fleming, outside the Sunoco gas station, according to Cayuga County 911. Police closed the street from Willowbrook Road to Sand Beach... more

House Democrats pursue new candidate to take on John Katko in 2018

House Democrats say they're recruiting a top-tier candidate to challenge Rep. John Katko in the 2018 election in case Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner declines to launch a bid for the seat. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., the top recruiter for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the National Journal that the party is pursuing a candidate who may be more likely... more

Senate will not consider Buerkle, Auburn native, for consumer safety chair

Ann Marie Buerkle, an Auburn native and former congresswoman, may not serve as chair of an independent federal agency after all. The U.S. Senate returned Buerkle's nomination to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission to President Donald Trump last week, according to congressional records. Because the Senate sent the nomination back to the president, Trump must renominate Buerkle or select... more

TAXPAYERS OUTLOOK: Gov. Cuomo’s proposals for budget, and other changes for 2018

Governor Andrew Cuomo is showing off the initiatives he wants to see become reality in 2018. While some, like minimum wages increases, aren’t ‘new’ headlines — they come with added pressure as new measures could compound already-challenged efforts throughout the state to spur economic development. Big Changes for 2018 ‘Minimum Wage’ is getting a hike Here in Upstate New York... more

Deputies: Covert woman chased man throughout house with a knife

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 17th at approximately 12:50 pm, deputies arrested a Covert woman following a domestic incident. Rebecca A. Hrubos, 32, of Covert is accused of chasing a male throughout a home with a knife while in the presence of three young children. Hrubos is also accused of striking the male on the head... more

Canandaigua man struck victim during domestic, damaged phone to prevent 911 call

Members of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested a 32-year-old Canandaigua resident following a violent incident. Justin M. Syron, 32, of Canandaigua is accused of striking a female in the head with his hand and damaging the victim’s cellphone while she attempted to call 911 for help. The incident took place in front of a child, which resulted in a number... more

No. 31: Forge Cellars Riesling shows up on a list of Top 100 wines

Christmas came a bit early for the folks at Forge Cellars this year. The gift wasn’t delivered by Santa — or even UPS, for that matter — but rather from the editors of Wine Spectator magazine. It wasn’t wrapped in glitzy paper with shiny bows but showed up on page 66 of the magazine’s Dec/Jan issue, which came out about... more

Canandaigua man jailed after five license suspensions

A 50-year-old Canandaigua man was charged after police say he was found to have five separate license suspensions following a traffic stop. Kevin Norris, 50, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed not reasonable. He was accused of operating a vehicle while his license was suspended on five separate dates. He was arraigned and sent to... more

Police: Cayuga County man with BAC three times legal limit charged with DWI

A Cayuga County man was arrested for drunk driving Friday night after crashing his car in the town of Victory, state police said. In a press release, police said 37-year-old Eric W. Richardson was taken into custody at around 11 p.m. after troopers responded to a property damage accident on Route 38. Richardson, of Red Creek, allegedly failed several standard... more

14-year-old accused of string of Ithaca vandalisms; Police believe others involved

Ithaca Police have made an arrest in an investigation into several vandalisms of vehicles and buildings, but believe others are involved. Over the last several days, police have received numerous reports of damage that appears to have been caused by a BB-gun. The incidents have occurred at all hours of the day, but more so during the late evening and... more

Seneca Falls man arrested twice in December after violating order of protection

A Seneca Falls man was arrested a second time during the month of December after violating a stay away order of protection, according to police. On Friday, December 21st at 8:00 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested 44-year-old Adam J. Christensen. The arrest stems from an violation of an order of protection investigation. During the investigation, Christensen,... more
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