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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

One hospitalized after Aurelius crash on Christmas Day

First responders say one person was transported to Auburn Community Hospital following a rollover accident on Blanchard Road in Aurelius. The crash was reported a little before 3 pm, and when crews arrived on-scene it took 15 minutes to extricate the crash victims. There were a total of three patients, but only one was sent to the hospital. Aurelius Rescue... more

Police: Bath man seriously injured after being assaulted by son

A Bath man suffered serious injuries after police say he was assaulted by his son early Saturday morning. State police say they were originally called to Corning Hospital around 1 a.m. for the report of an assault victim with serious injuries. After investigating, they say 37-year-old Christopher Quick struck his father, resulting in fractures, puncture wounds to the chest and... more

Auburn City Council approves sewer agreement between city, Owasco, Fleming, Sennett

Members of the Auburn City Council voted Thursday to approve a contract to provide city sewer services to the towns of Owasco, Fleming and Sennett. The agreement is the product of over a year of negotiations between the city and towns to adopt a fair wholesale sewer rate and a methodology to calculate the rate in the future. The contract... more

Lyons hopes to make history

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

Smith Center for the Arts looks to upgrade in 2018

It’s going to be a busy year at the venerable Smith Center for the Arts — and not all for the music, theatre and dance performances for which the opera house is known. 2018 will bring in what new Executive Director Susie Monagan and its board leader call a host of much-needed renovations. Armed with $719,500 in state grants, the... more

Farmington home ‘heavily damaged’ after fire on Saturday

Multiple agencies responded to a fire in Farmington Saturday night, including the Victor Volunteer Fire Department, which was in the middle of its ‘Santa on a Truck’ event. According to the Farmington Volunteer Fire Association, the structure fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. on Dale Drive. The Victor Fire Department was in the Gypsum Mills neighborhood when the call went... more

Dickens Christmas gives Skaneateles economy holiday boost

The village of Skaneateles’s streets were filled with people Sunday, some picking up last minute Christmas presents or walking their dogs while others enjoyed some caroling from the village’s Dickens Christmas performers. Many Skaneateles small business owners agreed that the Christmas season is one of the busiest for the lakeside village and the annual Dickens Christmas celebration draws visitors from... more

FERC officially vacates natural gas storage OK in Reading

Now that it has a quorum of members, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission formally has vacated its 2014 order allowing Arlington Storage to store natural gas in abandoned underground salt caverns on the southwest side of Seneca Lake. The Dec. 21 action was expected once FERC had a sufficient number of members to act. Arlington Storage had asked FERC to... more

Canandaigua man charged after accident

A 22-year-old Middlesex man was arrested after a crash on December 23rd around 1:29 pm. Police say Andrew J. Bell, 22, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speed unreasonable after he was determined to be the driver of a vehicle involved in a one-car accident. Police say Bell had a suspended license at the time of the wreck.... more

Ithaca PD investigating armed robbery at Shortstop Deli

The Ithaca Police Department is working to solve an armed robbery, which took place around 4:21 am at the Shortstop Deli on West Seneca Street. Police say the suspect fled the area prior to officer’s arrival, but they did manage to collect a description. They say the suspect displayed a handgun and as result of the robbery, a quantity of... more

GRINCHED: Bills lose in New England as Pats get another favorable call (full coverage)

Like several times before, the Bills looked like they had the New England Patriots on the ropes in their own stadium, but some negative plays and some untimely officiating prevented any threat of an upset. Buffalo took a precarious 16-13 lead into the latter stages of the third quarter, but they couldn’t make it stand up. New England scored the... more
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