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Police: Dog left inside 110-degree car in Geneva dies; owner charged with felony

A 29-year-old Geneva man was arrested on a felony charge after a dog died in a parked, 110 degree car in the city. The Ontario County Humane Society and Geneva Police Department were called to 19 North Street after a dog – named Shadow – was found dead in a car that was left with no ventilation for around 50... more

Teen charged with DWI under Leandra’s Law after traffic stop in Penn Yan

Police say a 16-year-old was arrested on a felony DWI charge under Leandra’s Law after a traffic stop on Wednesday in the village. William H. Rogers, 16, was charged with DWI Leandra’s Law, unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to keep right after the stop. Police say that when they stopped the vehicle the odor of marijuana was coming from... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the Keuka Outlet Trail with Friends of the Trail, Inc.

Getting engaged in the Finger Lakes has never been easier. The Keuka Outlet Trail is one of the region’s most-celebrated historical attractions, and the organization behind it is asking that the public continue getting involved.  . “We’ve seen great progress over the last several years,” explained Phillip Rahr, who serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for... more

Deputies: Palmyra man became irate at jail, broke cell door window

A Palmyra man was arrested on Thursday after becoming irate during the booking process following a separate incident. Samuel Hanna, 51, of Palmyra was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief after becoming physically irate during the booking process during an unrelated arrest. Deputies say he broke a cell door window. Hanna was arrested at the Wayne County Jail and arraigned in... more

Legislation will protect small businesses throughout rural, Upstate NY

Both houses of the New York State Legislature this week approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara to create jobs and encourage small business growth throughout rural, upstate New York. The legislation now goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo to be signed into law. “Many communities across rural, upstate New York remain in dire need of private-sector investment to help create... more

Groton man charged with strangling, assaulting victim during dispute

A Groton man faces multiple charges and is being held on $2,000 cash bail after a domestic incident, which resulted in one person being injured. On Tuesday around 2:57 am police charged 34-year-old David M. Rath, of Groton with strangulation and assault after injuring an unidentified person during that domestic incident. Police say he struck a person’s head against a... more

Watkins Glen International racetrack building new terrace

Coming in August, Watkins Glen will be adding a new location to take in the action. Starting with this year’s Go Bowling at the Glen from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, Watkins Glen International will reveal the Turn 10 Terrance to provide an elevated, partially covered view of the racetrack with multiple seating areas and a view of the jumbotron.... more

Time is running out for New York sports betting bill

Lawmakers in New York have little time left if they hope to quickly follow New Jersey in authorizing sports betting. The state Legislature plans to adjourn for the year next week, giving supporters a short window to pass legislation allowing bets at casinos and on mobile devices. While the state Senate’s Republican leaders are supportive, Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie... more

O’Mara legislation targets methamphetamine-related crimes amid epidemic

The New York State Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) targeting the resurgence of methamphetamine-related crimes locally and across New York State by significantly increasing the criminal penalties for manufacturing, selling, and possessing the illegal and highly addictive drug. The legislation specifically targets meth labs. It would increase the criminal penalties for the possession of... more

Academic awards handed out at NR-W

North Rose-Wolcott Central School District recently recognized the academic achievements of high school students at an academic awards night. “We are so proud of these students for showing grit and determination both in and out of the classroom,” said NRW High School Principal Brian Read. Each class walked on stage to receive honor and high honor awards. Scholarships were distributed... more

Special meeting cancelled in Seneca Falls

A special meeting originally scheduled for Thursday at 4 pm in Seneca Falls has been cancelled. The meeting was called to consider a bonding motion for $3 million in upgrades to the existing sewer system. That motion failed to gain enough traction at last week’s meeting, which resulted in the special session being scheduled. No new date has been posted... more

Cayuga County officials seek source of power surges at Public Safety Building

Cayuga County officials are attempting to locate the source of power fluctuations after a surge adversely affected the 911 Center’s radio systems approximately three weeks ago. County E-911 Emergency Communications Department Administrator Denise Spingler told the Legislature’s Judicial and Public Safety committee Wednesday that the department had observed a series of power surges at its operations center in the Public... more

Deputies: Domestic incident leads to charges against Rose resident

Deputies say a 41-year-old Rose woman was arrested after a domestic incident at a Salter Colvin Road in Butler. Deputies were dispatched to Northrup’s former residence where it is alleged that she broke an upstairs window and entered the home without having permission. She was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief, according to deputies. Northrup was arraigned in Wolcott... more

Police: Canandaigua man sold prescription pills in city

Police say a Canandaigua man was arrested in the city after an investigation into the sale of prescription controlled substances. Bernard D. O’Grady, 20, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after a joint-investigation between the Canandaigua City Police Department and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. He is accused of selling prescription medications in the city illegally. He... more

Burger Theory: New restaurant among Auburn Holiday Inn’s $3.6 million in renovations

The name of the Holiday Inn’s new restaurant, Burger Theory, isn’t just a name. It’s a hint at how you can experiment there. The restaurant, which opens Friday, features a build-a-burger menu option with enough cheeses, sauces and toppings to create more than 4,300 possible combinations. So if you’ve ever wanted to try a triple Swiss cheese burger with roasted... more

Yankees can’t rally late in 1-run loss to Nationals

Over the last two-plus seasons, the Yankees have had the pleasure of watching several talented young players enjoy near-immediate success at the big league level. They witnessed another such performance on Wednesday, but this time, Juan Soto was in the opposing dugout. The 19-year-old phenom homered twice, slugging a three-run shot off Sonny Gray and a deciding blast off Chasen... more

ReFIND— a creative exchange opens on Main Street

ReFIND, a new artists studio at 17 Main St. in Penn Yan opened its doors May 16 to offer co-working, workshops, events, and select retail items for the Finger Lakes Region. ReFIND is an open studio promoting the creative exchange of ideas. Behind the 1920s storefront and colorful window display, the studio is a flexible space that hosts their design... more
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