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Newark High School students continue to be members of Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra for 2nd year in a row

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For the second year in a row, two Newark High School students are members of the 2018–19 Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, the highest-level youth orchestra in The Hochstein School’s five-tier youth orchestra program. They are Mallory Williams, a NHS senior who plays trumpet, and sophomore Rachel George, who plays French horn. The HYSO is an advanced youth orchestra comprised of... more

Crews start removing highway ‘I Love NY’ tourism signs

Crews start removing highway ‘I Love NY’ tourism signs
Crews have started removing hundreds of New York interstate highway tourism signs that the federal government said the Cuomo administration installed illegally. The state Department of Transportation says Thursday that the agency and Thruway Authority have begun removing the “I Love NY” signs located along the Thruway and other state highways. Crews were out along Route 490 in Pittsford and... more

Newark considers possibility of selling municipal building

Newark considers possibility of selling municipal building
The village is pondering selling its Municipal Building, but it has no plans to move out of the facility, said Mayor Jonathan Taylor. The Village Board has advertised the sale of the 31,600-square-foot building at 100 E. Miller St., which was built in 1949. The four-story building includes not only village government but also houses Arcadia town offices and Newark... more

THE DEBRIEF: Election results, the future of politics, and modern electorate (podcast)

LIVE AT 9:45 AM: Ted Baker joins Josh Durso to break down Election Week headlines (podcast)
On Episode #35 of The Debrief Podcast Ted Baker, of Finger Lakes Morning News, joins Josh Durso in-studio to talk about the latest Election Week headlines, some results with local races, and what comes next for a divided electorate. Watch the entire conversation below on FingerLakes1.TV: . more

$10M Auburn welcome center will open this week

$10M Auburn welcome center will open next week
After weeks of anticipation, the Equal Rights Heritage Center in downtown Auburn has released its opening date. The $10 million welcome center on South Street will host a grand opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday with a “special unveiling,” a press release stated Friday. State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey, Mayor Michael Quill and several state and community leaders will be present.... more

Police: Large quantity of narcotics, firearms recovered during drug bust in Geneva

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Police say the execution of a search warrant led to the arrest of a mother and son on numerous drug and firearm charges in the city of Geneva. On Thursday around 3 p.m. the Geneva Police Department was assisted by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office – executing a search warrant at an address on Hamilton Street. Police say the search... more

Hazmat situation in Auburn after meth lab busted by law enforcement

Hazmat situation in Auburn after meth lab busted by law enforcement
A block in Auburn was shut down on Friday following a drug bust at a local home, according to law enforcement officials in Cayuga County. Cayuga County Sheriff-elect Brian Schenck said the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force executed a search warrant around 10 a.m. at 54 Orchard Street, and found multiple people manufacturing methamphetamine. Adults and children were found at... more

Geneva resident charged with DWI after colliding with tractor-trailer in Tyre

Geneva resident charged with DWI after colliding with tractor-trailer in Tyre
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports a personal injury accident, which resulted in DWI charges for a Geneva resident. Deputies say a minivan struck a tractor-trailer on State Route 414 in front of the Exit 41 Thruway ramp. The tractor-trailer was being operated by Grant Clark, 38, of Weedsport, and was traveling north on State Route 414 – attempting to... more

Deputies: Juveniles take car from Hillside, crash it near Exit 29 on NYS Thruway

Deputies: Juveniles take car from Hillside, crash it near Exit 29 on NYS Thruway
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office says on November 1st around 3 p.m. deputies arrested two juveniles after receiving a report of a stolen vehicle. The subsequent investigation determined that two children, ages 12- and 13-years-old took a vehicle from the Hillside Center in Varick on October 31st. They were able to leave the area, and the Sheriff’s Office reports that... more

20M tax dollars wasted as Canandaigua power plant sits idle

20M tax dollars wasted as Canandaigua power plant sits idle
The project was funded in 2010 as part of the nation’s stimulus plan. The plant was to produce power by burning wood chips to create steam-powered energy otherwise known as a biomass system. But the project ran into repeated delays as the contractor and the government fought over building designs which led to litigation. It has taken eight years which... more

Accused thief erupts in court, slapped with 30 days for contempt

Accused thief erupts in court, slapped with 30 days for contempt
An additional month in jail — that’s what an outburst Wednesday cost a defendant potentially looking at a lengthy sentence. Theodore “Ted” O’Connor, 38, is facing two counts of second-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and other theft-related charges. If found guilty he could be sentenced as a persistent felony offender, which would open up the possible maximum sentence of 25... more

Preparing for retirement, Sheriff Phillip Povero reflects on his tenure in office

Preparing for retirement, Sheriff Phillip Povero reflects on his tenure in office
Reflecting on a lifetime of service. Ontario County Sheriff Phillip Povero is retiring after nearly 30 years as Sheriff, and nearly 50 years with the department. Sheriff Povero says there are many memorable cases he’s worked over the years, bringing justice to victims in countless crimes. As he retires, what he’s still most passionate about is protecting the most vulnerable.... more

Auburn officials weigh possibility of solar array at landfill site

Auburn officials weigh possibility of solar array at landfill site
With a proposed agreement in the works, the municipal landfill in Auburn could see an array of solar panels installed over it in the future. On Thursday, Abundant Solar, a full service solar developer, presented logistics on the possible installation for the city council. The project would allow utility-paying residents to subscribe for access to energy produced by the array.... more

Deputies: Auburn man struck officer at del Lago after being kicked out

Deputies: Auburn man struck officer at del Lago after being kicked out
Deputies say that a 51-year-old Auburn man was charged with harassment after a physical incident involving a police officer. Robert G. Belles, Jr., 51, of Auburn was charged with harassment and resisting arrest after being removed from the del Lago Resort & Casino. Deputies say he physically resisted; and the struck an officer in the process. He was issued appearance... more

32nd Annual Holiday Parade returns with “Miracle on Genesee Street”

32nd Annual Holiday Parade returns with “Miracle on Genesee Street”
Everyone loves a parade, and Downtown Auburn is a great place to see one. On Saturday, November 24th the Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District and the City of Auburn will present “Miracle on Genesee Street,” and the 32nd Annual Holiday Parade. This parade is a popular custom, beginning at 6PM at the corner of East Genesee & N. Fulton Streets... more

Katko overcomes national Democratic wave election; What does it mean?

Katko overcomes national Democratic wave election; What does it mean?
The wave election that won Democrats control of the U.S. House of Representatives seemed to dry up when it reached central New York. While the party gained a majority in the House for the first time in eight years, they came up short in New York’s 24th Congressional District for the third consecutive election, when Republican Rep. John Katko won... more

Deputies: Complaint leads to aggravated DWI charge in Tyre

Deputies: Complaint leads to aggravated DWI charge in Tyre
Deputies say a 39-year-old was charged with DWI after an incident on Wednesday. Sara Ann Landen, 39, was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, open container, and refusal to submit to a breath test after an incident on State Route 414. Deputies say they received a complaint of an intoxicated driver, which resulted in the stop. Landen was arraigned and remanded... more
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