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Circular EnerG moves to bypass Romulus Planning Board as hundreds turn out for forum at Romulus HS

A frigid winter weekend didn’t keep interested community members from the forum held at Romulus High School on Sunday. Dr. Paul Connett, Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University, who has more than 30 years of experience studying issues like incineration. It wasn’t all about discrediting incineration, though. In fact, Dr. Connett spoke to alternatives to the proposal... more

Mark’s Pizzeria locations in Waterloo, Lyons, Ovid and Ithaca transition to Pat’s Pizzeria

Multiple Mark’s Pizzeria locations in the Finger Lakes have shut down. But, that’s not to say that those locations in Waterloo, Ovid, Lyons, or Ithaca have ceased operating. Instead, a new duo has taken over ownership — effective January 1st, according to signage on the doors of the Waterloo location. Mark’s had shuttered a number of locations between Rochester and... more

Newark homicide probe continues

Nearly a month after a Sodus High School senior died from stab wounds, local police are still working to make an arrest. “The investigators continue to run down leads,” Newark Police Chief Dave Christler wrote in an email to the Times last week. Zackary Dwello, 17, died Dec. 9 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Christler said Dwello was stabbed... more

DeFrancisco ‘rapidly approaching’ decision on NY governor’s race

As two Republicans announced this week they will not seek the party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo this year, state Sen. John DeFrancisco said he will soon decide whether to launch a gubernatorial campaign. DeFrancisco, R-DeWitt, has been exploring a run for governor since the summer. He has visited nearly three dozen New York counties and engaged in... more

Influenced by New York’s minimum wage law, Skaneateles Mark’s Pizzeria becomes Mike’s

Mike Harvard started with Mark’s Pizzeria in Skaneateles as a delivery driver in 1999, and now his name adorns the sign of his pizza business. The Mark’s location in Skaneateles quietly opened as Mike’s Pizzeria late last month, with a new logo to match. Harvard, who had co-owned that Mark’s location with Jamie Schneider since 2003, said they made a... more

Miss Finger Lakes is crowned in Corning

Young women from across New York State descended on Corning this weekend to compete in a series of local pageants with the Miss America Scholarship Organization. The competition took place at the Radisson Hotel and the Union Hall Civic Center. Two titles were awarded out Saturday evening: Miss Finger Lakes – Diana Russo, Rochester Miss Upstate New York – Emily... more

Two hospitalized at Upstate after water rescue in Owasco Lake

Firefighters were involved in a water rescue, which took place on Sunday afternoon. The incident unfolded in Owasco Lake near 4768 West Lake Road, according to first responders, who said that it took around 30 minutes to retrieve the individual from the water. Scanner traffic indicates that the person was in a kayak when it overturned — resulting in the... more

Professional angler holds ice fishing seminar in Aurelius

Professional angler Tim Thomas said that instead of groaning when he first heard central New York’s current frigid weather was coming, he was excited by the ice fishing possibilities. Thomas, who is sponsored by by various fishing equipment companies, showed some tips and tricks at an ice fishing seminar at Bass Pro Shops at the Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius Saturday.... more

Brutus secures grants for Aqueduct Park project, new municipal building study

Brutus has been granted a combined $360,500 for two town projects through New York state Regional Economic Development Council awards program. Brutus’ grants, among 110 additional projects awarded in the program’s Central New York region, include an Aqueduct Park project and a study of the feasibility of a shared municipal building with the village of Weedsport. Aqueduct Park Pier and... more

Waterloo man arrested after ‘shoving’ victim down during domestic incident

A Waterloo man was arrested after a domestic incident, police say, who added that a physical altercation between two Waterloo residents resulted in one harassment charge. The Waterloo Police Department reports that on January 7th, 2018 at about 2:30 am, officers arrested Mark L. Cooley, 57, of Waterloo. Cooley was charged with second-degree harassment after allegedly pushing another resident to... more