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Minority Conference: Restore transparency within economic development efforts in NYS

Assemblyman Bob Oaks today joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, Assemblyman Raymond Walter, colleagues from the Assembly Minority Conference and good government advocates at a press conference in Albany calling for the state Assembly to vote on legislation that would protect billions of tax dollars by creating transparency within the state’s economic development funding programs. Overseeing the state budget process... more

Auburn school district approves job cuts

The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education approved some long-promised job cuts Tuesday night. The board finalized the abolishment of 11 teacher aide positions effective by the end of June 22. Those aides will be placed on a preferred eligibility list for three years. Thirteen aides and one teaching assistant had earlier been announced to be cut. Lisa... more

Mr. Kriese’s Agricultural opus in Yates County

Penn Yan Academy Agriculture teacher John Kriese knows how to grow things, how to build things, and how to fix things. His ability to mentor, support, and guide young people, looking past weaknesses to help students find a direction for their future brought a large and appreciative crowd out for the 87th Penn Yan FFA Chapter Banquet at Penn Yan... more

Overnight roadwork, back-in parking coming to Genesee Street in Auburn

More traffic changes are slated for downtown Auburn in the coming weeks, including overnight construction and the transition to back-in angle parking on Genesee Street. Beginning Wednesday, June 13, overnight paving will begin on Genesee Street from North and South streets to James Street. Work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and continue through Friday, June 15.... more

Canandaigua boy recognized as one of youngest to climb High Peaks

Life’s ups and downs are nothing to Andrew Murphy of Canandaigua, who has spent the last three-plus years climbing the Adirondack Mountains’ 46 High Peaks with his father Bill. “It’s truly the father-and-son experience of a lifetime,” said Bill. “We talk about everything. We have our own little jokes. We have our own little stories. Each mountain, we can tell... more

Mets come undone in sixth, fall to Braves

Mickey Callaway would have liked to have seen Zack Wheeler rise up to the challenge of getting out of a sixth-inning mess in the Mets’ 8-2 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park on Tuesday night. After allowing a leadoff homer to Freddie Freeman to tie the game at 2, Callaway thought Wheeler hadn’t lost his effectiveness. When Ender Inciarte... more
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