Warrington bows out; endorses Tracy Mitrano

Karl Warrington announced his decision to withdraw from the NY-23rd congressional race and to endorse Tracy Mitrano Jan. 8.Warrington told the Ithaca Times that Tracy “is the one person who can seriously take on Tom Reed. Super, super smart and definitely has the gravitas. Hands down, best choice.” In response, Mitrano released the following statement: “I am grateful to receive... more

Cayuga County working to adopt roadside ditch guidelines for highway departments

After creating manure management guidelines in March, the Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency has now established a similar document for maintenance of roadside ditches. The documents aim to protect water quality by highlighting some beneficial practices for reducing pollution. The guidelines are just that, with no enforcement or funding to help accomplish the suggestions attached. However, with the help... more

McDermott effectively sets the new standard for Buffalo Bills

Many of his predecessors tried to set the bar for a new beginning in the past. Some came close. Others not so much. The 2017 season will be remembered for ending the Bills 17-season playoff absence, but the most important thing Sean McDermott did in his first season as head coach was set a standard. The mantra was ‘Playoff Caliber.’... more

Hobart hosting 2 NEHC games this weekend at The Cooler

The Hobart College hockey team will host two NEHC games in The Cooler this weekend. The Statesmen face Babson on Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., and take on No. 7/10 UMass Boston on Saturday at 4 p.m. Hobart is ranked No. 9 in the latest D3hockey.com poll and was voted No. 11 in this week’s USCHO.com poll. The Statesmen... more

Bicyclist hit by City of Ithaca truck at Ithaca intersection

A bicyclist was hit by a City of Ithaca truck at an intersection Thursday morning, police said. The crash happened at the intersection of Third and Madison streets, Sgt. Barry Banfield, with the Ithaca Police Department, said. The pedestrian was conscious and reported having injuries when transported to a hospital in a Bangs Ambulance. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Legal professionals, business owners disagree on proposed downtown Auburn parking ban

An Auburn judge and lawyer both expressed concern that an updated ban to overnight parking on Genesee Street could lead to an increase of drinking and driving in the city. Auburn City Court Judge Michael McKeon and defense attorney Thomas Turturo both said during Thursday's Auburn City Council meeting that banning overnight parking on an extended portion of Genesee Street... more

Union Springs planning business district, park improvements

Union Springs officials are making plans for projects that are receiving $563,950 in grants from the state, two projects for improving Frontenac Park and one to investigate improving the Cayuga Street area. The funds were announced last month as part of the state's Regional Economic Development Council program. One of the projects is for a boat launch at Frontenac Park... more

Justin Barkley trial: Jury selected, but trial at a standstill

Following over 15 collective hours of vetting over the course of three days, the jury is finally seated for the murder trial Dryden resident Justin Barkley. With that out of the way, the trial, which is expected to take upwards of three weeks, is at a standstill. Despite the trial being listed on the court calendar through Friday this week,... more

Bridging the gap between Geneva youth, police

It’s not a problem limited to Geneva, but it does happen in the city. Police, responding to a complaint, come across a youth or group of kids causing trouble. Words are exchanged, sometimes heatedly, and a situation that could have been resolved peacefully doesn’t end that way. An effort to avoid those situations is behind a Feb. 10 event at... more

Romulus Planning Board OKs Earl Martin subdivision

The town Planning Board approved a joint request from developer Earl Martin and the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency to subdivide 75 of the 7,000 acres of former Seneca Army Depot land Martin is buying from the IDA. Martin sought the subdivision to begin the process of relocating and expanding his Seneca Iron Works business from Hoster Road in Fayette... more

Odor website referred back to Seneca County Supervisors committee

Six months ago, Steve Churchill proposed that Seneca County create a website on Fingerlakes1.com dedicated to the reporting of offensive odors. It was considered an alternative to a hotline for odor complaints maintained by Seneca Meadows Landfill. The county Board of Supervisors, of which Churchill was a member at the time, tabled it in July. It has tabled it every... more

Seneca Falls man arrested twice in one week

A Seneca Falls man who was arrested earlier this week after switching plates with a family member’s car now faces new charges in Waterloo. According to the Waterloo Police Department, Jonathan J. Tuttle, of Seneca Falls was charged with criminal trespass and petit larceny. He is accused of stealing $350 from a home in Waterloo while taking care of that... more

Clyde man charged with theft in Seneca Falls

On Thursday at 1:54 am the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 28-year-old Clyde resident after an investigation at Walmart. Shavone Crocker, 28 of Clyde was charged with petit larceny. Crocker is accused of stealing merchandise from the Walmart Supercenter in Seneca Falls. He was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in Seneca Falls Town... more

Seneca Meadows continues tradition of recycling Christmas trees

Seneca Meadows, Inc. announced the company’s 20th year recycling Christmas trees. The program, which began in 1998 with drop-off locations at the IGA in Seneca Falls and the Waterloo Walmart, was designed to provide a recycling outlet for residents who do not have curbside pick-up for holiday trees. This year’s program collected 60 cubic yards of trees, at the Waterloo... more

Class C showdown: Odessa-Montour girls rally past rival Watkins Glen

Big game, big crowd and a big-time performance from the Odessa-Montour girls basketball team. O-M went on a 20-6 run over the third quarter to overcome a six-point halftime deficit and beat rival Watkins Glen, 57-46, in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference showdown Wednesday night in Odessa. Senior Gillian Clark scored 13 of her game-high 22 points in the second half... more
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