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Joe Holland, GOP candidate for NY governor, has Auburn connection

An attorney and small business owner with Auburn ties is mounting a longshot bid to become New York's 57th governor. Joe Holland is one of three candidates vying for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. In an interview with The Citizen, he referred to himself as "the proven outsider" — a title that recognizes he has never been an elected official but... more

Firefighters hit the water for rescue training in Auburn and Throop

Boats ripped through the Owasco River as a part of swift water rescue training in Auburn Saturday morning. The Auburn Fire Department and personnel from other area fire stations began boat rescue training the Miller Street dam, while swift water training involving swimmers was conducted in Throop. Emergency equipment and boats came from Cayuga County Emergency Services. Mark Fritz, assistant... more

Despite local opposition, group plans to move ahead with Romulus incinerator

Despite growing — and very vocal — local opposition, Circular EnerG officials say they will forge ahead with their plan to obtain a permit for a waste-to-energy incinerator at the former Seneca Army Depot. “This is a great project for the environment and the economy,” insisted the company’s legal counsel, Alan Knauf of Rochester, in a conversation last week. “It... more

Butler man arrested on felony drug charges after home visit by probation

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 60-year-old Butler man on a number of drug charges this week. Douglas Duane Brown, 60. of Butler was being supervised by the Wayne County Probation Department due to a felony conviction in 2015 for attempted possession of a narcotic drug. During a routine home visit by probation officers — Brown... more

Newark woman charged with welfare fraud after social services investigation

Authorities say a 33-year-old Newark resident was arrested on charges related to a welfare fraud investigation on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Dangia M. McKinney, 33, was arrested after an investigation was initiated by the Wayne County Department of Social Services when it was discovered that she was possibly not reporting income while collecting benefits. After reviewing employment records — investigators... more

Penn Yan woman accused of stealing five credit cards, arrested on multiple charges

A Penn Yan woman was arrested on five counts of grand larceny after an investigation into stolen credit cards. Police say 35-year-old Kerry L. Brown, of Penn Yan was charged with five counts of fourth-degree grand larceny. She is accused of stealing five credit cards from an unidentified victim, which resulted in the felony charges. She was arraigned in Penn... more

CC’s gem sends Yankees to 9th straight win

CC Sabathia continued his late-career renaissance with seven sparkling innings and Gary Sanchez launched a mammoth home run, leading the Yankees to their ninth consecutive victory, a 2-1 decision over the Angels on Sunday evening at Angel Stadium. Sabathia’s newfound penchant for generating soft contact served him well against the Halos’ lineup, which managed one run on five hits against... more

Truck gets stuck under Canandaigua bridge (video)

Traffic was shut down on West Avenue in Canandaigua near Main Street due to a tractor-trailer getting stuck beneath the railroad bridge. It’s caught a fair share of truck drivers in recent memory, and this incident was no different — requiring hours of cleanup. Crews from Farmington Service removed the contents of the truck, which were stuck under the bridge.... more

Fire companies seek more ‘family’ members

The effort to attract more volunteer firefighters to Canandaigua continued with an open house. The Erina Hose Co. on Saturday took part in the annual Recruit NY volunteer firefighter drive — as did many fire companies across the area and state. The initiative of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York was held at the Canandaigua Fire Department’s... more

Utility pole snapped by vehicle in Waterloo, 5&20 temporarily shut down

Part of State Route 5&20 in Waterloo was shut down on Saturday around 5 p.m. as crews dealt with downed wires, a snapped utility pole, and a vehicle, which was heavily damaged. Reports from the scene indicate that a vehicle struck a utility pole, resulting in it being snapped – and wires coming down. NYSEG reported at 6:24 p.m. that... more

Teamsters union withdrawing from representing Waterloo town highway workers

Last year, the town’s Highway Department employees voted to join the Teamsters union. The Town Board acknowledged the union and negotiations soon began on a labor contract. At Monday night’s Town Board meeting, the board will vote on a motion to accept an April 17 letter from Michael Maynard, vice president of Teamster Local 118 in Rochester, informing the town... more

Rochester to host New England in NLL semifinals

Playoff lacrosse is right around the corner for the Rochester Knighthawks. The five time National Lacrosse League champion Knighthawks will host the New England Black Wolves in the East Division semifinals on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Knighthawks (10-8) clinched a spot in the playoffs on Saturday after knocking off the Buffalo Bandits while New England (9-9) would... more

THE LOVING CUP: Rhonda Jasper & Rose Giovannini of Seneca County United Way (podcast)

Rhonda Jasper & Rose Giovannini of Seneca County United Way talk about the upcoming Taste of Spring event at del Lago and gratitude on this week’s episode of The Loving Cup Podcast. . more

What we learned about the Bills draft day 3

The Bills understand it might be premature to be in a win-now situation, but that doesn’t mean the process that fans are being told to trust is behind schedule. McDermott explained that there is an urgency to everything he and Beane are doing. “The process continues. It is an urgent approach, very much so,” said McDermott. “We all understand how... more

Third quarter surge helps Princeton upset Cornell

A five-goal third quarter by Princeton proved too much for the No. 8 Cornell men’s lacrosse team to overcome, as the Tigers earned a hard-fought 14-8 victory on its Senior Day at Class of 1952 Stadium. The loss snaps the Big Red’s seven-game winning streak as Cornell slips to 10-4 overall and 4-2 in the Ivy League. Princeton, winners of... more
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