THE LOVING CUP: Lynne Doyle & Phyllis Motill of United Way of Seneca County (podcast)

Join your host Katie MacIntyre on this episode of The Loving Cup Podcast where she is joined by Lynne Doyle (VP of UWSC Board of Directors) and Phyllis Motill (Former President of UWSC Board of Directors) as they discuss family, gratitude, hard work and the upcoming Fill the Bus event. . more

Police: Man arrested on felony drug charges in Geneva

Police arrested a 20-year-old Rochester man on felony drug charges after an investigation in Geneva. On Thursday around 5:08 pm Dona J. Hawkins Jr. was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It is a class B felony. He was held on $10,000 cash bail; and had previously been out on bail from another felony drug charge. In... more

Waterloo woman arrested on drug, prostitution charges following investigation

On Thursday around 4:10 pm deputies arrested a 22-year-old Waterloo resident on a number of drug charges following an investigation. Hailey A. Lowrey, 22, of Waterloo was charged with three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, one count of Prostitution, and one count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree. The charges stem... more

State Police: New commander takes over at Troop E in Ontario Co.

State Police Maj. Eric L. Laughton remembers a time when he walked into a school, and everyone turned and looked at him. Because many of the students and staff were not used to seeing troopers walk into class, they thought he was there to make an arrest, said Laughton, who noted a son attended the school. But the more he... more

Tomato growing facility taking shape in Town of Ontario

A tomato greenhouse project first proposed in the Town of Webster is moving ahead a few miles away in the Town of Ontario. Intergrow Greenhouses President Dirk Biemans said he’s happy to be in the town. “People in the Town of Ontario and the town board were very positive about the project, so we were able to start fairly quick... more

Cayuga County DA: NY prosecutor conduct commission unnecessary

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo considers whether to sign a bill to establish a state commission on prosecutorial conduct, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann believes the proposed panel is unnecessary. State Sen. John DeFrancisco, a Syracuse-area Republican, sponsored the measure. It received bipartisan support in the state Legislature. After passing both houses in June, it was delivered to the governor... more

Schumer: Yates ‘battered’ by drug epidemic

With Yates County having one of the highest drug overdose rates in the region, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer discussed the opioid epidemic Wednesday during a stop in Penn Yan. At the local office of the Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency, Schumer announced his efforts to lock down $3.3 billion in federal funding in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019... more

Deadline to remove “I Love NY” signs approaching

New York State doesn’t seem to need any help dealing with the illegal “I Love NY” signs that line our highways. The deadline to remove them is approaching fast and there’s no sign that the signs are, or will be, taken down. The Federal Highway Administration says it will pull $14-million in funding if the signs are not removed by... more

Preserve Seneca Falls, Inc. announces Aug. 22 educational meeting

Preservation and reuse of historic structres in Seneca Falls has been a top priority for Federal, State and Local Officals for decades. Join old friends, community members, representatives of the Landmark Society, Preservation League, Western Erie Canal Alliance, local, state and other officials at the Rec Center to learn about Preserve Seneca Falls, reuse of historic buildings as economic development,... more

Arc of Yates welcomes Executive Director

The Arc of Yates Board of Directors announces that the Agency has entered into an agreement with Arc of Seneca Cayuga for the services of Executive Director, Allen Connely effective Aug. 7. Board Chair Michele Howland noted, “We are fortunate to bring Mr. Connely into the Arc of Yates community. Our agreement with the Arc of Seneca Cayuga to share... more

Geneva man hopes sharing his story of abuse will bring change

Peter Saracino, 66, of Geneva alleges he was sexually abused by a Capuchin Franciscan priest when he was eight-years-old. Thursday marked 27 years to the day that Saracino confronted his alleged abuser in a letter. Saracino said his abuser was not part of the Rochester Diocese, rather from a seminary in New Jersey that led the school for boys interested... more

Will Thomson birdies 72nd hole to win NYS Men’s Am Championship

With a birdie on the 72nd hole, Will Thomson claimed the 96th New York State Men’s Amateur Championship by a stroke at Irondequoit Country Club. Championship Media Resources: Final Results / Photo Galleries / Past Results Thomson fired a tournament-low 67 in the fourth and final round on Thursday afternoon, and finished at 7-under 281. Finishing in second was Chris... more

Seneca Falls Town Board approves fine for trashy properties

Town property owners who put unwanted furniture and other junk on the curb or in their yards will run the risk of being fined. The Town Board voted 4-0 Tuesday to adopt Local Law 2 of 2018. It amends the property maintenance section of town code, allowing for a $400 fine to be levied for uncorrected violations. At a public... more

Doubledays hold off Muckdogs to secure 4-3 win

Doubledays all-star closer David Smith is no stranger to high-leverage situations. Smith’s five saves entering Thursday night’s contest against the Muckdogs led the team, and his sixth was just two outs away with runners at first and third. With ice in his veins and Auburn’s 29th win just two outs away, Smith slammed the door on Batavia’s comeback attempt by... more

Yanks lose as late surge unable to extend streak for Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka had been undefeated in his last 14 starts entering Friday’s game against the Rangers, but for the first time in nearly four months, the Yankees starter recorded a loss. In his first defeat since April 17, Tanaka allowed six runs on six hits, including three home runs, through five-plus frames as New York fell to Texas, 12-7, at... more

Springport roadway reopened after power lines fall overnight

First responders say that a portion of Route 326 in Springport was shut down this morning following the report of downed power lines. Route 326 was closed in both directions between Cross and Powers roads around 4 am. The closure was reportedly expected to last two hours. However, the roadway wasn’t reopened until 9:50 am. This story will be updated... more

Auburn City Council discusses next steps of DRI process

Nearly three weeks since Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Auburn won the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant program for the Central New York region, City Council received an update at the weekly meeting on Thursday about what happens next. Christina Selvek, who is the city’s Director of Capital Projects and Grants Department, led the presentation by taking councilors on a... more
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