Month: January 2018

Progress 2018: Food and drink promotional trails evolve in Cayuga County

Progress 2018: Food and drink promotional trails evolve in Cayuga County

On the back of every menu at the Inns of Aurora, printed below a map of the Finger Lakes region, is a message from Executive Chef Patrick Higgins. “Respect for ingredients, for farmers, and for our shared environment is the foundation for ... MORE
Ormie King: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES students make positive difference

Ormie King: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES students make positive difference

Going back in time, a decade ago, I was working at RSVP as the van driver, when I got a call from Al Pola, who is a terrific guy and he and his group of kids from BOCES do a lot to ... MORE
State Reps, Cayuga County school leaders weigh potential impact of state budget

State Reps, Cayuga County school leaders weigh potential impact of state budget

State legislators and Cayuga County school district leaders traded ideas on budget concerns regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2018-2019 executive budget proposal. The event was held at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES building in Aurelius. State Sen. Pam Helming, State Sen. John DeFrancisco, State Assemblyman ... MORE
How NY public colleges are using campus food pantries to fight student hunger

How NY public colleges are using campus food pantries to fight student hunger

In his State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo sought to address a growing problem on New York college campuses: students who lack access to food. Cuomo’s proposal, which was included in his 2018-19 executive budget, would require State University of ... MORE
Wells College to state: Don't discontinue financial support program

Wells College to state: Don’t discontinue financial support program

The president of Wells College is questioning Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate a funding source for private colleges, saying it takes money away from students. The 2018-2019 executive budget calls for the removal of a $35 million aid program for independent ... MORE
Mead in New York: Cuomo proposes new license for 'honey wine' producers

Mead in New York: Cuomo proposes new license for ‘honey wine’ producers

New York has licenses for farm breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries. If Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push is successful, farm meaderies will have one of their own. Cuomo’s budget proposal would create a farm meadery license. Meaderies produce braggot, which is made with ... MORE
Newark man violates protection order, resists arrest after domestic

Newark man violates protection order, resists arrest after domestic

Deputies in Wayne County say a Newark man was arrested after an investigation into a domestic incident. On Friday at approximately 9 p.m., deputies arrested Gary L. Reasor, 41, of Newark subjected his girlfriend to unwanted physical contact during a dispute, which ... MORE
UPSTATE HOOPS: Big games, big news & updated Power Rankings (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Big games, big news & updated Power Rankings (podcast)

On Sunday morning’s edition of the Upstate Hoops Podcast we’ll recap the week in Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball, take a look at the teams with the best odds to make a Sectional final, break some news on the return of one of the ... MORE
Wolcott man accused of rape, held on $4K bail in Wayne County

Wolcott man accused of rape, held on $4K bail in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Wolcott man following an investigation into an assault. Thomas W. Kirsch Jr., 23, was charged with first-degree rape after having sexual intercourse with a passed out female in his home. Investigators say ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua (podcast)

Learn about the origins of the famous Canandaigua landmark, Sonnenberg Gardens. This episode takes you through the transformation of the property and ownership over the past century and a half at the Sonnenberg mansion and grounds. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents ... MORE
Democrats talk issues at Seneca Falls forum for 23rd District

Democrats talk issues at Seneca Falls forum for 23rd District

The forum held in Seneca Falls involving six of the seven candidates vying for Democratic support in November’s election to take on Rep. Tom Reed featured a lot of similar viewpoints. While the point of view on issues like immigration, global trade ... MORE
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Homeless man sentenced to 13 years on federal witness tampering, weapons charges

Homeless man sentenced to 13 years on federal witness tampering, weapons charges

The Penn Yan Police Department says a 30-year-old was sentenced to 13 years in prison on federal firearms and witness tampering charges after an arrest on March 24th, 2015. Police say that the arrest started with a traffic stop where James E ... MORE
Branchport woman charged with DWAI in Penn Yan; held on $2K bail

Branchport woman charged with DWAI in Penn Yan; held on $2K bail

The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 33-year-old Branchport resident following receiving a report of a sick or intoxicated driver on Elm Street. Police say that Leah M. Brady, 33, was located operating a vehicle on January 26th around ... MORE
Deputies: Illinois man leaves scene of Geneva crash, found intoxicated at Express Mart

Deputies: Illinois man leaves scene of Geneva crash, found intoxicated at Express Mart

Members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office are thanking local residents who followed a pickup truck involved in a Geneva accident, which resulted in two people being sent to the hospital. On January 18th at approximately 7:22 pm deputies along with the ... MORE
DeFrancisco to make 'special announcement' on Tuesday about possible run for governor

DeFrancisco to make ‘special announcement’ on Tuesday about possible run for governor

State Sen. John DeFrancisco is expected to announce on Tuesday evening, whether or not he will run for governor. His wife, Linda, posted early Sunday morning that DeFransisco will be making a "special" announcement, and they would love friends and family there ... MORE