Spring has finally sprung here in the Finger Lakes; and over the last weekend, residents got out and enjoyed the sunshine. The headlines didn’t stop in the region, though, as temperatures rose into the 50s and 60s on Sunday.
Here are the biggest stories from the week on FingerLakes1.com.
Penn investigation into Vincent ends, former-president says he’s moving forward
When Dr. Gregory Vincent resigned amid plagiarism concerns – many called for that resignation to not be accepted by Hobart and William Smith’s Board of Trustees. While his supporters were calling for his reinstatement – over the weekend – Vincent cleared the air following Penn’s investigation into the matter. The former president stated that he and his family were ‘moving on’ and expressed disappointment over the way things ended in Geneva. An expected possible landing spot for Vincent was Texas, where he served until taking the leadership role at HWS. While the statement provided to the Finger Lakes Times by Vincent – from Penn University – could not be verified – the allegations were at least partially verified. Instead of having his degree taken away by the university – he will be asked to make revisions to the portions that were not appropriately credited. [Continue Reading]
Debating results of ACT Rochester study of the Finger Lakes
The Debrief Podcast took a closer look at the ACT Rochester findings, which made headlines late-last week. The data was not new, but the collection of information aimed at helping local government agencies to make better decisions – was pooled together in a way that isn’t frequently seen. The comprehensive look tackled everything from racial inequity to housing and jobs numbers that were surprising to some.
Yates Legislature Chairman Doug Paddock talks growth, development
For legislator-turned-chairperson of the Yates County Legislature Doug Paddock – it’s been all about community service. Last week, he was in-studio talking about economic development efforts, the role of broadband access in rural communities – including the agricultural industry – and how tourism has impacted the way elected leaders approach their jobs. On the heels of a decision to pass a resolution – opposing the Circular enerG incinerator in Romulus – Chairman Paddock was inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio on Inside the FLX.
Tyus Battle declares for NBA draft without an agent
Syracuse guard Tyus Battle has declared for the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. The news was first reported by ESPN. The latest ESPN mock draft has Battle pegged as a first-round draft choice, going 29th to Brooklyn, which has Toronto’s pick. [Continue Reading]
Teen charged with arson in Auburn
After a fire was reported in Auburn at a vacant commercial building – two teens were taken into custody near the State Police HQ located in Aurelius. The fire destroyed much of the building, which has remained empty for nearly two decades. One of the teens, who was not identified, was charged with arson – while the other was charged with trespassing. The duo was seen walking away from the building shortly before the fire was reported. [Continue Reading]
Driver airlifted after striking Wayne County ambulance
One person was airlifted, and an ambulance heavily damaged in Arcadia after an accident on Saturday. The wreck happened during the early-morning hours, and resulted in a Newark resident being airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. An update on his condition has not been provided. The Fairville Ambulance that was involved in the crash was heavily damaged, according to first responders. It’s unclear what succession plan has been set in place for the vehicle. [Continue Reading]
Mini-musical focuses on ‘Front Porch Politics’
The goal of the night was to raise awareness and money for those running a ‘transparent’ campaign. The Trailblazers PAC hosted a night of musical entertainment, telling the story of ‘Front Porch Politics’, an effort pushed forward by the Trailblazers PAC. Watch highlights from the night above, or read more about the event within the special feature published by FingerLakes1.com. [Continue Reading]
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