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Forcible touching charge filed after Auburn convenience store incident

A Cayuga County man has been charged with forcible touching after security cameras caught him grabbing a female employee at a local gas station, according to the Auburn Police Department. Auburn Police told the Auburn Citizen that a warrant was issued for 41-year-old Michael Scharick on Monday. Police say they received a complaint from an employee at the Speedway gas... more

PERMISSION GRANTED: Tops will close underperforming stores after court decision

A bankruptcy judge has given a local grocery chain the green light to close ‘unprofitable stores’ in the coming weeks. It’s not clear what Tops locations might close — but Judge Robert Drain of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York approved the request of Tops to close unprofitable stores and to hold store closing sales before shutting them... more

Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands this weekend

The annual Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands is this Friday and Saturday where Seneca Falls will host 11 different school districts in events including jazz band, concert band, twirling, color guard, percussion and parade band. Friday is when the visiting jazz bands are at Mynderse with all other events  on Saturday including the parade set for 3:00 pm. – Click... more

Supreme Court ruling clears the way for sports gambling at NY casinos

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for sports gambling at New York’s casinos — though Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned it may not happen soon. New York lawmakers and Cuomo approved language in 2013 that would allow wagering on athletic events if the federal ban on sports wagering was struck down by a court. That happened Monday when the... more

RIP Carrier Dome bathroom troughs (5 things to know about SU’s renovation)

The infamous silver troughs in the Carrier Dome men’s restrooms, just like the famous air-supported roof, are on their way out. Syracuse’s $118 million planned improvement in the Carrier Dome that was announced on Monday includes plans to renovate the restrooms by the Fall of 2022. And in an effort to reflect the modern expectations of privacy while peeing, the... more

GO FISH: It’s derby time in upstate

It’s derby time. If you’re looking for some big-time cash to buy stuff for your boat, you’d better be fishing Lake Ontario waters. The iconic Lake Ontario Counties derby season started Friday and continues through next Sunday. If you want to see what’s swimming in Lake Ontario, check out Brian Ford’s extra-large brown trout accompanying this column. FL Times: Read... more

Bob Antonacci, Onondaga County comptroller, running to succeed DeFrancisco in NY Senate

Bob Antonacci, Onondaga County’s top fiscal officer for more than a decade, has informed Republican committee members that he is running for the party’s nomination in the 50th Senate District race. In a letter obtained by The Citizen, Antonacci told Onondaga County Republican Committee members that he was encouraged by state senators to run for the seat currently held by... more

Over $53M in taxes paid to NYS by del Lago

In a little more a year since its opening, del Lago Resort & Casino has already paid more than $53 million in taxes to New York state, the town of Tyre, Seneca County and the other counties in the state’s ‘gaming’ region. While the bulk of the money — 80 percent — goes to New York state for education funding,... more

Syracuse University announces timeline for Carrier Dome renovations

A new fixed roof, a vertically hung scoreboard, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, improved accessibility and added Wi-Fi capabilities are just a handful of features visitors to Syracuse University’s stadium will experience beginning in fall 2020. The $118 million investment, authorized by the Board of Trustees, will enable the University to create a new stadium experience for students, faculty, staff,... more

Duo arrested on felony drug charges after investigation in Canandaigua

On May 11th at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the Canandaigua Police Department with the assistance of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a Rochester duo on charges related to the sale of crack cocaine. Kevin L. Smith, 45, and Lindsay A. Kendall, 27, were charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. It’s alleged that both sold crack... more

Yankees’ Drury reinstated from DL, sent to Triple-A

What Yankees manager Aaron Boone keeps referring to as a “good problem” is slowly coming to the surface. The Yanks returned infielder Brandon Drury from his rehab assignment, reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday. In addition, the rehab assignments for first baseman Greg Bird and outfielder Billy McKinney were transferred to... more

Covert man was speeding, driving drunk on suspended registration in Fayette

Deputies say that on May 10th at approximately 2:30 p.m. an Covert man was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and driving without an active license after he was observed speeding. Mark A. Radloff, 36, of Covert was charged with speeding, driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating on a suspended registration. Deputies say Radloff had a BAC... more

NEW WEEK, SAME PROBLEM: Community cleaning up mess left behind by Feher

For some residents and business owners, the abrupt closure of Feher Rubbish Removal hasn’t just been inconvenient – it’s been downright worrisome. “I just don’t know what we’re going to do. We’re not the only ones seeking out a new contract, and every carrier we’ve called is either ‘too busy’ to take on new customers with gone, or aren’t... more

Canandaigua Rotary Club did Arbor Day ‘in a bag’

The Canandaigua Rotary Club sort of had Arbor Day in the bag. Jack Kellogg with the Rotary sent in this photo and description of the event. Club members ordered and then bagged some 900 saplings. The saplings came grouped in boxes, then had to be carefully separated, then carefully put individually into small poly bags with a scoop of damp... more
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