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Sheriff Gould says farewell in final day of service (video)

Sheriff Gould says farewell in final day of service (video)
On Monday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office bid a happy farewell to outgoing Sheriff David Gould, who served the community with passion and vigor. As was the case in Ontario County, with outgoing Sheriff Philip Povero – deputies lined the entryway to the public safety building in Cayuga County – saluting Gould for his years of service. Cayuga County Sheriff... more

Sheriff Povero ends historic career in law enforcement (video)

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On Monday, Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, who was the longest serving sheriff in Ontario County history – signed off for the last time. Members of the Sheriff’s Office lined the entryway to thank the sheriff for his extended service. His retirement marks the end of a 46 year career in law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office said the following on... more

Pursuit crosses county lines; ends with rollover crash in Geneva (photo)

Pursuit crosses county lines; ends with rollover crash in Geneva (photo)
First responders in Ontario and Yates counties were busy with a pursuit, which ended with a car crash in the Town of Geneva on Sunday. While details of the pursuit, or charges filed from it have not yet been released by law enforcement – the White Springs Fire Department published a photo to social media following their response to the... more

Cayuga farmers win big, as $1.5M announced for two projects

Cayuga farmers win big, as $1.5M announced for two projects
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that a total of $1,597,067 in funding has been awarded to two Cayuga County Farms to permanently protect their farmland in Cayuga County. NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) administers this competitive grant program designed to protect valuable and at-risk farmland throughout New York State. The Brutus Hill Farm received $1,090,101 to protect 522... more

Pedestrian struck in Ithaca on New Years Eve

Pedestrian struck in Ithaca on New Years Eve
On New Years Eve at approximately 6:13 p.m. the Ithaca Police Department responded to a personal injury crash that involved a pedestrian and vehicle. Police say a pedestrian was crossing the street at the 100 block of North Meadows Street, when a vehicle traveling north on North Meadow hit the individual. The pedestrian was transported to a regional trauma center... more

The biggest news stories from the Finger Lakes in 2018

What were the biggest stories of 2018? Inside the FingerLakes1.com Newsroom – a number of important stories – often breaking news events – were covered in 2018. It was another record-breaking traffic year for FingerLakes1.com. For that, we thank our readers – daily and otherwise – for continuing to make FingerLakes1.com the leading digital destination for news in the region.... more

Cuomo OKs Helming bill to increase farm machinery speed limit on NY roads

Cuomo OKs Helming bill to increase farm machinery speed limit on NY roads
Slow-moving vehicles, such as farm tractors and other equipment, will be able to travel at higher speeds on New York roads. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Friday that raises the speed at which slow-moving vehicles can travel from 25 mph to 35 mph. The equipment must have the recognizable orange triangular sign indicating that it’s a slow-moving vehicle. The bill... more

Auburn City Court judge swearing-in ceremony on New Year’s Day

Auburn City Court judge swearing-in ceremony on New Year’s Day
A swearing-in ceremony for Auburn’s new city court judge will be held New Year’s Day. Previously the associate justice at the city court, David Thurston will be sworn in as Auburn’s City Court Judge at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial City Hall, 24 South St., Auburn. Thurston is replacing Judge Michael McKeon, who is retiring after a 20-year career presiding... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Lyons vs NS-Christian & Geneva vs Rochester Prep at Holiday Hoops Classic

WEBCAST REPLAY: Lyons vs NS-Christian & Geneva vs Rochester Prep at Holiday Hoops Classic
A holiday hoops doubleheader at the opening round of the Geneva Holiday Classic featuring one of the most highly anticipated match-ups in Section V this season between a pair of undefeated teams that last met in the NYS Class C Qualifier last March. Justice Smith and the Lyons Lions face-off against Miles Brown and the Northstar-Christian Knights followed by the... more

Ontario man charged with forcible touching after domestic incident

Ontario man charged with forcible touching after domestic incident
On Saturday at approximately 11:47 p.m. deputies in Wayne County arrested a 38-year-old Ontario resident on forcible touching charges following an investigation into a domestic incident. Deputies say Lewis E. Fisher, 38, of Furnace Road was arrested on a warrant for forcible touching. In September deputies were called to Ridge Road, in Ontario, where they investigated a domestic incident between... more

Women bring birthing concerns to county

Women bring birthing concerns to county
While Elizabeth Catlin prepares for court appearances in Penn Yan and Ontario County, her supporters are working to raise awareness of what they call a maternity care crisis and to raise money for Catlin’s defense and living expenses through a Go Fund Me page. Catlin, who has assisted scores of area women with in-home births in recent years, faces multiple... more

Andrew Cuomo rejects ‘pothole portal’ website, for now

Andrew Cuomo rejects ‘pothole portal’ website, for now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said no to a website to report potholes on state roads, at least for now. Cuomo late Friday vetoed legislation that would have required the state’s Department of Transportation to create a “pothole portal” — an interactive website where motorists could report and view potholes on all state-maintained highways, including the Thruway. In a veto message,... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: Miles Brown, holiday hoops review & predictions for 2019 (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Miles Brown, holiday hoops review & predictions for 2019 (podcast)
Join Jim Sinicropi for the final edition of the Upstate Hoops Podcast for 2018 on Sunday morning. We’ll take a look back at the week of holiday tournament action including a recap of an amazing weekend in Geneva that saw Lyons and Northstar Christian square off in an instant classic, Brian Miller’s Geneva Panthers almost pull a stunning upset of... more

Deputies: Geneva pair arrested after Waterloo incident

Deputies: Geneva pair arrested after Waterloo incident
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Geneva residents following a domestic incident, which took place in Waterloo on Dec. 23rd. Deputies say Anne E. English, 51, and Kyle Armstrong, 25, both of Geneva were charged with second-degree criminal trespass after the incident, which took place in Waterloo. Deputies did not identify the location in their report... more

Wellness check leads to firearm charge in Sodus

Wellness check leads to firearm charge in Sodus
Deputies say a wellness check in the Town of Sodus led to the arrest of a 47-year-old resident on firearm-related charges. Monte R. Carr, 47, of Sodus was charged with criminal possession of a firearm after deputies were called to perform a wellness check on Sunday around 1:09 p.m. According to their report, a subject was possibly going to harm... more

CBS features Seneca White Deer on national segment (full segment)

CBS features Seneca White Deer on national segment (full segment)
Earlier this month film makers from CBS were in Seneca County filming a segment, which aired on Sunday. The segment, which was featured during the 10 a.m. hour on CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley – is now available in extended format by clicking here. Dennis Money, President of Seneca White Deer, Inc., called the attention a ‘big deal’ for... more
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