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2017 Newark High School Grad Ian MacTaggart speaks at Academic Excellence Dinner

2017 Newark High School Grad Ian MacTaggart speaks at Academic Excellence Dinner
Without question, Ian MacTaggart made the most of his years at Newark High School. Before he spoke at the annual Academic Excellence Awards Dinner November 5th, NHS English teacher Chelsea Fladd, who coordinated the event, enumerated MacTaggart’s myriad accomplishments at NHS during his remarkable high school career that culminated with him being the choice of staff and peers to receive... more

Tops emerges from bankruptcy court on Thursday

Tops emerges from bankruptcy court on Thusday
Tops Friendly Markets has emerged from bankruptcy. A court approved a reorganizational plan on Thursday, allowing them to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. “We are pleased to receive the Court’s approval of our Plan and are poised to emerge from this process an even stronger and more competitive company,” said Frank Curci, Chief Executive Officer of Tops. “Through this process,... more

Jim Boeheim’s daughter to play basketball at UofR

Jim Boeheim’s daughter to play basketball at UofR
The Boeheim name is synonymous with college basketball in New York state. After all, Jim Boeheim is in the 43rd year of his Hall of Fame career. His son, Buddy, is a freshman at Syracuse this year and his other son, Jimmy, is a sophomore at Cornell. But there’s another Boeheim who’s making a mark in college basketball, and she’s... more

NO BUDGET YET IN SENECA FALLS: Town Board continues mulling over future spending, residents voice concerns

NO BUDGET YET: Town Board continues mulling over future spending, as residents voice concerns
On Tuesday, the Seneca Falls Town Board heard from multiple residents about concerns raised over the proposed 2019 Town Budget. Once again, local residents raised concerns about the possibility of taxes increasing again. In 2018, the Town saw one of the biggest increases in property tax levy in recent memory – as it jumped more than 60 percent between 2017... more

LeSean McCoy’s not putting up, so he’s shutting up

LeSean McCoy’s not putting up, so he’s shutting up
Being shut down on the field has forced Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy to shut up off it. Normally very accountable when it comes to his contractual duties with the media, McCoy, who is often verbose and playful with reporters ,has zipped his lip. He hasn’t spoken since after the Monday night loss at home to New England on... more

Area Cross Country champs head to Long Island for NYSPHSAA Meet

Area Cross Country champs head to Long Island for State Meet
High School Cross Country Sectional Champions from across the state will converge on Sunken Meadow State Mark on Long Island on Saturday for the 2018 NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships. For meet schedule and live race results on Saturday click here Below are a list of local competitors who will attempt to bring a state championship back to the Finger Lakes... more

Bicyclist struck by SUV suffers broken back, SR 96 temporarily shut down

Bicyclist struck by SUV suffers broken back, SR 96 temporarily shut down
Deputies say that State Route 96 was shut down on Monday for approximately 30 minutes after an accident in Manchester. Around 5:03 p.m. deputies along with Clifton Springs Ambulance and fire department responded to the intersection of Route 96 and White Spruce Lane for a personal injury accident. The crash involved one vehicle, operated by Kimberly Walker, 61, of Clifton... more

Local voter turnout off the charts on Election Day

Voter turnout off the charts in Ontario County
A record number of voters turned out for Tuesday’s midterm elections in districts nationwide. Ontario and Monroe county residents were among them. In Ontario County, a 62 percent turnout broke a record for midterms, which generally don’t generate a huge voter response. In 2010, 54 percent of voters cast ballots; in 2014, 52 percent. The tally for Tuesday in Ontario... more

Seneca Falls Town Board approves hiring, cancels existing contracts to clear up concerns

IT’S COMPLICATED: Town Board approves hiring Thurston, cancels existing contracts with his business
The Seneca Falls Town Board voted on Tuesday to hire an employee, who had contracts with the Town of Seneca Falls. Edward Thurston, who operates a local business, was hired by the Town of Seneca Falls as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee. The position pays a little over $21 per hour, and while some concerns were raised – Deputy... more

STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Holiday Crackdown

STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Holiday Crackdown
Sheriff Barry Virts reports the “STOP-DWI Crackdown” for the Thanksgiving Holiday period of November 21st through November 25th that is linked with other law enforcement initiatives already done at key times of the year and promoting it under a county and statewide umbrella. The “STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Holiday Crackdown” will be November 21st through November 25th. The STOP-DWI Crackdown is a... more

McMurray say he wants ‘all votes counted’

McMurray say he wants ‘all votes counted’
Two hours after Democrat Nate McMurray seemed to indicate in his speech that his opponent was winning the 27th Congressional District seat, the Democrat asked for a recount because the final numbers showed him down by less than 3,000 votes. However, on Wednesday during a press conference, McMurray says he misspoke, saying he just wants all of the votes counted.... more

Former professional boxer ‘knocks out’ DA’s deal after assault charge

Hammer knocks out D.A.’s offer on assault charges
Aleem “Hammer” Whitfield, 30, and his attorney Wednesday turned down an offer from the Ontario County district attorney’s office regarding his assault case. The former professional boxer from Geneva, appearing before county Judge William Kocher, turned down an offer of seven years in state prison and five years post-release supervision if he were to plead guilty to second-degree assault. That... more

Auburn seeks possible solar array where landfill sat

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The Auburn city council will review a proposal to install a community solar array at the municipal landfill during Thursday night’s meeting. In August 2014, the city submitted a letter of interest to the CNY Regional Planning and Development Board to be included in the Solarize CNY initiative — a project that uses the collective purchasing power of multiple municipalities... more

Seneca Falls drunk driver was stopped going 67 mph

Seneca Falls drunk driver was stopped going 67 mph
On November 3rd at approximately 11:21 p.m. deputies charged a Seneca Falls woman with driving while intoxicated and speeding after a traffic stop on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell. Dawn M. Bennett, 52, of Seneca Falls was stopped after deputies observed her going 67 mph in a 55 mph zone. She was determined to be under the influence of alcohol... more

Deputies: Victor man charged with possession, DWI in Richmond

Deputies: Victor man charged with possession, DWI in Richmond
A 24-year-old Victor resident was charged with DWI and possessing a controlled substance after an investigation in the Town of Richmond. Deputies say Corey D. Myers, 24, was charged with DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was also cited for speeding. Deputies say he lost control of his vehicle and upon investigation it was determined that he... more

Downtown Auburn’s Small Business Saturday specials

Downtown Auburn’s Small Business Saturday specials
Small Business Saturday is a national holiday celebrating America’s small businesses. It presents an excellent opportunity to give support to your local business community by purchasing their products & services as gifts for family & friends during the holiday season. Plus there are many incentives being offered locally, to make it worth your while. Come shop, eat and play downtown... more
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