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Former Lloyd’s Limited Pub owner in Penn Yan pleads not guilty

The former owner of Lloyd’s Limited Pub in Penn Yan has pleaded not guilty after arraignment on Tuesday. Robert Champlin faces multiple charges – including felony criminal sex act, attempted rape, and four counts of felony sex abuse. He also faces four counts of forcible touching and one count of unlawfully dealing with a child. Champlin had previously rejected a... more

Phelps woman suffers serious injuries, hospitalized at Strong following knife attack by Phelps teen

New details have been released by authorities after the community learned that a 17-year-old viciously attacked his mother with a knife during a dispute. Brandon Schulter, 17, of Phelps was charged with felony first-degree assault. The charges stemmed from an attack on his mother. The teen is accused of stabbing his mother, identified as Nanci Barber multiple times int he... more

THE DEBRIEF: Unpacking Geneva contracts, new DRI money, and mental health data (podcast)

The hosts of the Debrief Podcast are tackling the biggest stories in the Finger Lakes over the last two weeks. Hosts Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso break down the latest in the search for Geneva’s next city manager, city contracts that could impact one elected official’s future, as well as new data released by the Centers for Disease Control regarding... more

Police: Drunk driver strikes school bus, charged with felony DWI in Canandaigua

Police say a 30-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested after striking a school bus on June 7th. Around 3:25 pm police were called to North Main Street where they say Ruyan J. Bicker, of Canandaigua struck a City School Bus. He was found to be intoxicated and subsequently charged with felony driving while intoxicated, possession of an open container of alcohol... more

Senate bill includes $190M for Canandaigua VA project

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Monday that $190 million to complete a modernization and expansion project at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center has been included in a fiscal year 2019 Senate appropriations bill. “Our veterans have protected and defended us, and when they finish their tour of duty it is our job to care for them,” Schumer... more

CORRECTION: Groundbreaking for $5.3M project slated for June 21st in Geneva

The most technologically advanced housing development in the northeastern United State will break ground on June 21st in the City of Geneva. The project was awarded $1.25 million of the total $10M awarded through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative for the City of Geneva. The grant is administered through Empire State Development. The Lake Tunnel Solar Village groundbreaking was announced on... more

Assembly urged to act on Brittany’s Law before end of session

For the eighth consecutive year, the New York State Senate today approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara to enact what’s known as “The Domestic Violence Protection Act-Brittany’s Law.” The legislation would require convicted domestic violence offenders to register with the state Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) following their release from prison, hospitalization or institutionalization. The registry information would... more

VP Pence to attend fundraiser for Rep. Katko in Syracuse next week

Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to Syracuse next week. A spokesman for Rep. John Katko’s campaign confirms plans are being made for the Vice President to attend a fundraising event for the 24th District Congressman. Sources confirm for CNY Central that invitations to a lunchtime event are being extended. At this time the Embassy Suites near Destiny... more

Golisano goose gripes fail to persuade South Bristol tax assessors

What is good for the goose is not good for the Golisano. The South Bristol Board of Assessment Review confirmed Wednesday it will maintain its tax assessment of a $5.7 million property on Canandaigua Lake owned by billionaire and philanthropist Tom Golisano. Town Assessor Valary Muscarella said the decision was made on May 31. Last month, Golisano appealed the assessment... more

Police: Skaneateles woman was drunk when she crashed into unoccupied police van

Police investigating a pair of burglaries in Marcellus Tuesday apprehended the man believed to be responsible — and also arrested a driver who crashed into a police vehicle parked at the scene. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that at about 5:36 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to a South Street home in the village of Marcellus... more

Canandaigua affordable housing project on track

Much attention already has been paid to the start of the CreekView Apartments at Woodland Park affordable housing project on County Road 10. Ground has been broken and a few of the 12 buildings overall that will be constructed at the site — providing apartments for 96 families — are going up now. But the apartments also will be built... more

Weedsport High School to hold vigil for recent graduate killed in crash

Earlier this week, a car crash claimed the life of a 19-year-old Cayuga County resident, and now her alma mater will host a candlelight vigil in her memory. Late Monday afternoon, Cayuga County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a car accident on Shepherd Road in the town of Brutus. Upon arrival, the sheriff's office said they discovered Kayla Marie Cox,... more

Downtown Waterloo: Hotel feasibility studied, bowling alley to be razed

It’s been a long time since there’s been a hotel in downtown Waterloo. Long-time residents may remember the Brunswick Hotel at the corner of Virginia and East William Streets. Or even the Franklin Hotel a few blocks south of downtown on Washington Street. The Brunswick burned down in the 1950s. The Franklin burned down in the 1980s. FL Times: Read... more

Catching up with Tompkins County’s new administrator Jason Molino

Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino has been on the job for nearly six months. The Ithaca Voice caught up with Molino to discuss his past experience, what stepping into the role of county administrator has been like and what he sees as priorities and top issues for Tompkins County. Molino comes to the county after working at city manager for... more

Cayuga County Legislature looking at reapportionment, redistricting

The Cayuga County Legislature is looking into exploring redistricting, reapportionment, and alternative forms of government for the county, as a committee Tuesday approved the hiring of an expert to explain how the processes could work. The Legislature’s Government Operations committee approved the hiring of Dr. Gerald Benjamin, of SUNY New Paltz’s Benjamin Center, which assists local governments with applied research,... more

Senate unanimously passes bill to promote youth involvement in local fire departments

Senator Pam Helming announced that the New York State Senate unanimously passed a bill that she sponsored to promote youth involvement in local fire departments. The measure would create youth programs that facilitate a learning experience for our young adults interested in the firefighting field. “Our local firefighters do an outstanding job of serving and protecting our communities in times... more

Cornell University details hazing activities at suspended fraternity

Cornell University has released details as to why the Gamma Theta Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity has been suspended. After the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life received multiple reports of hazing involving Sigma Nu fraternity occurring in January, an investigation revealed that members of the fraternity had engaged in hazing activity at the start of the new member period,... more

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend & U-pick strawberries in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Round-up your mid-June week in the Finger Lakes and look ahead to Father’s Day Weekend with Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi. We’ll share some great local events on-tap this weekend and some awesome local photos from the past week. Find out how the weekend weather is shaping up and take a look at the weekend in sports… . more
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