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$4.8M coming to local counties to enhance emergency communication

More than $4 million in grant funding is coming to the Finger Lakes area to help improve emergency communications. State Senator Pam Helming announced millions in grant awards to the six counties she represents to enhance emergency communications for police, fire, and EMS. This funding will help local first responders expand their ability to communicate and respond more quickly to... more

Deputies: Penn Yan man leaves scene of crash, leads police on brief pursuit

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Penn Yan man following a hit-and-run property damage accident in the Town of Gorham. The incident unfolded around 2:22 p.m. and involved a short pursuit, according to deputies, who say that Devon R. Pierce, 25, of Penn Yan was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Deputies say... more

Canandaigua man targeted by Facebook scam

You likely have a Facebook account. What if a friend sent you a private message telling you about a way to get thousands of dollars? It must be true – right? A friend wouldn’t defraud you. Think again. One Canandaigua man learned that not every Facebook friend is really your friend. Chris Hilarski is enjoying retirement after a decades-long career... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: #1 Wayne invades #9 Newark on Senior Night on FL1 Sports

The Wayne Eagles can clinch at least a share of the Finger Lakes East title with a win at Newark on Tuesday night. For Newark, it will be Senior Night and Taylor Clements’ last game on his home court. Will Wayne continue to roll or can Newark get a signature win heading into Sectionals? Find out live on FL1 Sports... more

Former HWS president will lead Institute of Politics at Harvard

Mark D. Gearan has been appointed Director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School, Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf announced today. Gearan will begin at the IOP in March. “At Harvard we believe in the power of public service to transform our societies for the better,” said Drew Faust, President of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of... more

Drugs mailed to inmate at Auburn Correctional Facility

Corrections officers at Auburn Correctional Facility discovered drugs in packages mailed to an inmate at the prison on Wednesday. According to a press release from the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, officers found 11 grams of heroin sealed inside a can and approximately 196 grams of synthetic marijuana hidden in four other cans. The drugs were... more

THE LOVING CUP: WWII veteran Ed Chase & Leah Ntuala of Seneca Falls on gratitude (podcast)

Meet 95-year-old World War II veteran and Seneca Falls resident Ed Chase along with First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls Minister Leah Ntuala who are in-studio to talk about gratitude, Ed’s amazing journey through life that landed he and his wife in Seneca Falls on Tuesday morning’s Loving Cup Podcast. . more

Police: Steuben Co. daycare worker charged with sex abuse

State Police arrested a man from Steuben County on Tuesday for sexually abusing a child at a daycare. Troopers said they launched a three-month investigation after receiving information about sexual abuse at the daycare. Police said 36-year-old Seth McGannon had sexual contact with at least two children under the age of 11. McGannon was employed at the daycare as a... more

Seneca Falls Development Corp outlines successes in 2017-18

The Seneca Falls Development Corporation (SFDC) has published the outline of 2017 Accomplishments and 2018 Initiatives that was presented during its Community Workshop on January 25th. The interactive slideshow summary shared at this meeting is available on the SFDC website at http://senecafallsdevcorp.org/recap, which outlines the accomplishments and initiatives. Some of the highlighted accomplishments of 2017 include a completed rebranding effort,... more

Ontario Sheriff: Busy month for law enforcement in month of January

Sheriff Philip C. Povero reports the following statistics for the the month of January 2018, from the divisions of the Ontario County Office of Sheriff: The 9-1-1 Center processed a total of 14,081 events, including 7,050 events for the sheriff’s office and state police, 1,145 calls for emergency medical services, 395 calls for fire departments, 3,298 events for the Canandaigua... more

Aurelius to renovate state police station, hopes to secure new lease deal

The town of Aurelius plans to make renovations to the New York state police station in hopes that the state will renew its 20-year lease of the building for another 10 years. Over 20 years ago, when New York state troopers outgrew their previous station in Aurelius, the town built a new building for the police and leased it to... more

NY-23: Democrats double-down in fight for Reed's seat at Monday forum

Ithaca’s State Theatre was bustling Monday night, with hundreds filling the theater to watch a discussion between the democratic candidates vying for republican Rep. Tom Reed’s seat in Congress representing New York’s 23rd Congressional District. At the forum, hosted by the Tompkins County Democratic Committee, Tompkins County Progressives and Cornell University Democrats, six of the seven candidates discussed their policy... more

Yates getting $540K for 911 improvements

Yates County is getting nearly $540,000 in state funding to enhance its 911 system. The funding was announced in a news release from state Sen. Tom O’Mara, whose 58th District includes Yates County and several counties in the Southern Tier. Counties across the state were awarded more than $45 million to do infrastructure, equipment and technology upgrades to their emergency... more

Mynderse senior “HBT” announces she will play soccer at LeMoyne next Fall

Hannah Brown Trice became the first female soccer player in the history of Mynderse Academy to sign a national letter of intent with a Division II or I school on Monday. Brown Trice, a three-sport varsity athlete since she was a freshman, was recruited by and signed with LeMoyne College in an afternoon ceremony at Mynderse Academy high school. LeMoyne competes in the Division... more

Sheriff Luce: More than 1,200 incidents in Seneca Co. in January

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than 1,240 calls for service during the month of January, according to Sheriff Tim Luce. The month was highlighted by a series of higher-profile events in the second half of January, and resulted in a total of 51 arrests. January by the Numbers LAW ENFORCEMENT Total Calls For Service: 1,245 Total Arrests:... more

Forbes scores 1,000th as Midlakes stays unbeaten; Penn Yan ruins Senior Night for Mynderse (W-FL round-up 2/12)

Midlakes junior Alaina Forbes scored her 1,000th career point in the third quarter of her team’s 69-57 win over Geneva in Clifton Springs on Monday night. Forbes would score 33 points in the win as Midlakes moves to a perfect 19-0 with just one game left in their regular season, Tuesday night at Pal-Mac. Mynderse had a chance to clinch... more
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