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Massive fire at Aurora Ridge Dairy under investigation

Firefighters were called to the scene of a barn fire in the Poplar Ridge Fire District around 9:20 p.m. First responders say there were approximately 300 calves inside the barn, and that there was an active structure fire confirmed when crews arrived. Barn fire in a calf barn in Ledyard. pic.twitter.com/jOiuHHz822 — Kevin Rivoli (@KevinRivoli) May 1, 2018 Poplar Ridge,... more

$7M in funding on way to repave roads in Seneca, Ontario & Wayne counties

Senator Pam Helming announced nearly $7 million in funding to repave and enhance state-owned roadways impacted by extreme weather this past winter. Funding will support four local projects in the 54th Senate District. Senator Helming fought for these local projects in the state budget. It is anticipated that all of the projects will be completed by the end of this... more

Off-hour arraignment location set in Ontario County

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday marked a new corner of the jail in Canandaigua as a spot for centralized arraignments for those arrested in Ontario County. It’s where off-hour arraignments will take place where a public defender and prosecutor will also be available at all hours. Attending the ceremony, Canandaigua City Court Judge Stephen Aronson said “We’re doing it so... more

Ithaca man charged with rape after investigation

Police say a 20-year-old Ithaca man was arrested on a rape charge following an investigation into incidents involving a minor less-than 17 years old. On April 24th Sethik Howe was arrested by the Ithaca Police Department Criminal Investigations Division after an investigation into reports that he had forcible sexual intercourse more than one time with a female who is under... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender on his retirement (podcast)

Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender retired on Friday after 25 years on the bench. He steps down as the longest-serving jurist in the county’s 214-year history. On Monday afternoon he is in-studio with Harold Weber to talk about his career, memories, and plans for the future on Weber This Week. . more

Legislation aims to cut down on food waste in NYS

The State Senate approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) to incentivize New York’s food industry to cut down on food waste by donating their surpluses to local food banks and pantries. Food waste makes up the single largest material found in landfills and sent to waste incinerators in the United States. “We need to keep taking commonsense... more

Yankees’ win streak cut down by Astros on Monday night

The Yankees had a plane fueled and ready last October, a few runs separating them from the West Coast and an appearance in the World Series. Charlie Morton helped crush that dream, instead directing them to clean out their lockers in The Bronx. With the participants from that American League Championship Series again sharing the same playing field on Monday... more

GOLFJAY: Navigator Putting Aid review & PGA Tour round-up (podcast)

We welcome David Nastalski, founder of Dirty Larry Golf, to the show to talk about the Navigator Training Aid which helps train your alignment on the green and sink more putts. We talk about the product and our impressions before recapping the past few weeks on the PGA Tour and looking ahead to Tiger Woods’ return to action at Quail... more

Addiction treatment legislation gets green light in Senate

The State Senate approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), a member of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, to further combat the heroin and opioid epidemic spreading throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and statewide. It seeks to build on existing state-level laws, programs and services enacted over the past several years... more

Helming says legislation needed after multi-day lockdown at Auburn Correctional Facility

In the wake of a recent lockdown at Auburn Correctional Facility in Cayuga County, Senator Pam Helming is calling on Governor Cuomo and the Assembly Democratic Majority to support her legislation to crackdown on contraband in New York State correctional facilities. Auburn was locked down for several days due to escalating problems that resulted in multiple fights throughout the prison.... more

Tyus Battle receives NBA Draft combine invite; what’s next for Syracuse guard?

Tyus Battle will be among the 60-70 players participating in the NBA Draft Combine, held this year from May 16-20 in Chicago. Gary Battle confirmed his son’s invitation. Tyus was home in New Jersey last weekend to work out in preparation for the draft and will be back in Syracuse this week to finish up his school work. The Combine... more

WE’RE HIRING: Full time website developer wanted at FingerLakes1.com, Inc. in Seneca Falls

We’re hiring at FingerLakes1.com! We are a digital marketing company that has been in business since 1999. We are looking for a motivated website developer to join our team and work in an exciting, cooperative and comfortable environment focused on satisfying our customers and building an amazing business that we can all be proud of. The individual best suited for this position... more

Late season loss could go a long way for Cornell

As the final buzzer sounded at Princeton’s Class of 1952 Stadium on Saturday, Cornell men’s lacrosse saw the end of its impressive seven-game win streak — a run that helped catapult the team to near the top of the national rankings. It was the second time in three years that Cornell’s regular season ended with a loss on its conference... more

Troopers: New Jersey man stole over $10,000 from Canandaigua woman using lottery scam

New York State Police say a New Jersey man is facing grand larceny charges after an investigation revealed he used a lottery scam to steal over $10,000 from a Canandaigua woman. According to police at the State Police Canandaigua Bureau of Criminal Investigation, 40-year-old Earl Alton Smith is accused of being involved in a lottery scam. Troopers say an 84-year-old... more

UPDATE: Missing Arcadia teen located in Texas

In an update on Monday, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reported that the missing Arcadia teen, who was last seen in Newark — had been located in Fort Worth, Texas. She is in police custody, according to deputies. Virts thanked everyone for their efforts, and noted that the teen would be reconnected with her family in the coming days. This... more

2,400 plus make chilly 77.7 mile relay around Seneca Lake on Sunday

The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 348 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, was held Sunday, April 29. The event began in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish line celebration... more
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