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del Lago vs. Albany: Competitors will have billion dollar advantage if state fails to act

The two biggest competitors of del Lago Resort & Casino have a billion dollar ‘Ace’ up their sleeve. Historic filings and reports from the last 20 years showcase a problem not dealt with by New York State officials. While much of the ‘heat’ has been on del Lago for their underperformance — officials in Seneca County are joining the casino’s... more

UPDATE: School officials thank Seneca Falls PD for response to ‘terroristic threat’ at elementary school

Police say a 27-year-old Newark man was taken into custody on terroristic threat charges following an incident at Frank Knight Elementary School. On Thursday at approximately 4:29 p.m. the Seneca Falls Police Department responded to the Creative Choices Child Care satellite location located at Frank Knight Elementary School for the report of a male subject making threats to a staff... more

One injured after rollover accident in Scipio

One person was injured after a rollover accident in the Town of Scipio on Saturday. Scipio, Poplar Ridge, Fleming and Southern Cayuga Ambulance responded to Sherwood Road and Cork Street for the report of a rollover accident with injuries around 9 a.m. First responders confirmed that there was only one patient upon arrival. The extent of the injuries were not... more

Macedon ambulance crash puts unit out of commission

On March 19th at 5:22 a.m., one of the paid Macedon Town ambulance drivers fell asleep at the wheel, hitting a utility pole. There were no passengers on-board and the driver was uninjured. The crash proved fatal, however, for the ambulance rig. On Thursday (3/29), Macedon Ambulance Director, Paul Harkness received the news, the expensive ambulance was considered totaled by... more

New York lawmakers approve $168B budget in middle of the night

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers struck a deal late Friday on a $168 billion state budget, thwarting a possible government shutdown after negotiations took a tense turn earlier in the day. Lawmakers worked through the night to pass the final pieces of the spending plan just hours after receiving the bills, with the Senate wrapping up around 12:15 a.m.... more

Spectrum wants you back: A-la-carte deal targets cord-cutters

Spectrum apparently has come to the conclusion there’s no turning back the consumer explosion in cord-cutting and streaming television — the cable television giant is making a play to lure traditional cable defectors with a cut-rate Internet cable television package. Customers who don’t buy traditional cable services nationwide are being solicited for a $21.99 monthly plan that allows them to... more

IJC responded to Gov. Cuomo’s fears about Lake Ontario flooding

The agency that monitors Lake Ontario’s water level is responding to calls from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo asked the International Joint Commission (IJC) to release as much water as possible to prevent flooding. While the IJC said that members are considering the request, given the current conditions, a spokesperson said on Friday, in part: “The outflow is the... more

Schumer pushing to fund continuation of VA expansion in Canandaigua

With ground about to be broken on the first phase of a major expansion project at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer thinks now is the time to push for the $190 million needed for the second and final phase. Schumer stopped by the VA center Friday afternoon to announce the launch of his push, noting he... more

Syracuse beats Notre Dame to clinch share of ACC title; program’s 900th win

Behind one of the best defensive performances in recent memory, the No. 9 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (5-3, 3-0 ACC) picked up its second-straight win over a top-10 opponent, defeating No. 6 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-1 ACC) 10-6 on Saturday. The win is the 900th in program history, making Syracuse the second program in NCAA Division I lacrosse history to... more

Sheriff: Teen charged after Romulus school lockdown this week

On Thursday at about 3 p.m. investigators charged a 13-year-old juvenile after making threats of firearm violence to the Romulus Central School District on social media. Sheriff Tim Luce says information was brought to the attention of the District’s School Resource Officer on Monday and an investigation was immediately launched. Initially, the juvenile’s whereabouts were unknown, which prompted a brief... more

Cornell offense keeps rolling win win at Dartmouth, 22-11

For the first time in its long and storied history, the Cornell men’s lacrosse team amassed 20+ goals in three consecutive games when the 14th-ranked Big Red downed Dartmouth, 22-11, this afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field. With the win, Cornell improves to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the Ivy League. The Big Red’s offense was clicking on all cylinders, as the... more

The sky never falls on Syracuse basketball, it just likes reminding us it’s there

Darius Bazley won’t play for the Syracuse Orange in 2018-19, as we abruptly found out about on Thursday afternoon. That stings for a variety of reasons (depth, star power, potential rankings, general talent on the roster). But the largest of all may be the fact that we feel like it’s yet another thing to befall Syracuse in what feels like... more

Drunk driver’s prison sentence revoked on appeal, sent back to Cayuga County Court

One of New York state’s highest courts has vacated the sentence imposed on a Genoa man who violated his probation in Cayuga County. In 2011, Claude Zirbel pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Cayuga County Court and was sentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in prison plus five... more

Woman injured in grease fire at Auburn home

An Auburn woman suffered serious burns to her left arm Friday in a grease fire at her home. At around 11:53 a.m., the Auburn Fire Department responded to a home at 21 Court St. Upon arrival, Assistant Chief Mike Grady said firefighters found the flames contained to the kitchen, and the fire was quickly controlled. Grady said Lynette Jones had... more

NY Chiropractic College drops accupuncture, Oriental Medicine programs

New York Chiropractic College will not enroll students in its Acupuncture and Oriental medicine degree program this fall. College officials will then review whether to add the program in the future or end it when current students graduate. The program was added to the curriculum in 2003 with a goal of enrolling at least 100 students in the program to... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga Community College professor talks ‘state’ of media (podcast)

Cayuga Community College Media and Telecommunications Programs Director Steve Keeler joined Josh Durso in-studio to discuss the latest trends in media, the ‘condition’ that the industry has found itself, and the criticisms of those who are ‘journalists’ in this modern, tech-driven world. Listen to the entire discussion below: . more
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