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Clyde-Savannah band members put on festive holiday concert

Clyde-Savannah band members put on festive holiday concert
Members of the Clyde-Savannah concert bands got into the holiday spirit as they performed in the band concert on Monday, December 3rd. The concert was held in the high school auditorium and featured three bands, all of which were directed by Michael Witter. The sixth-grade band performed three pieces, include the holiday classic “Frosty the Snowman.” The seventh and eighth... more

UPDATE: Investigation into online predator continues, parents and students warned about risks

Authorities investigating online predator who’s blackmailing students at Penn Yan, possibly Dundee schools
LATEST: Police give update on warning to students, parents about online predator Police provided additional context to the ongoing investigation, as a number of underage girls in the Penn Yan Central School District have been solicited for inappropriate images. Police say they are aware of an individual or group of individuals who are attempting to gain nude images of local... more

Victor-based Constellation to invest $100M in female-led alcohol businesses

Constellation to invest $100M in female-led alcohol businesses
Constellation Brands’ venture capital group is putting its weight behind female-founded and female-owned alcohol businesses by investing $100 million by 2028, the company announced Thursday. The investment would come through the Victor-based company’s Focus on Female Founders program, which supports emerging brands in, or adjacent to, the beverage alcohol space. Constellation’s first two investments went to Austin Cocktails, an Austin,... more

Smith Solar Farm stalled by Farmington Planning Board

Smith Solar Farm stalled by Farmington Planning Board
On Wednesday the Planning Board unanimously passed a resolution requesting numerous additional action items from Delaware River Solar regarding its proposed solar farm at Smith Farms. The resolution was passed regarding a proposed 31-acre solar project that is to generate 7 megawatts of energy. At Wednesday’s meeting, the resolution officially acknowledged that at this point Delaware River Solar has not... more

Nearly 20,000 tickets sold for 2019 Cortaca Jug

Nearly 20,000 tickets sold for 2019 Cortaca Jug
More than a week after tickets went on sale for Cortaca Jug 2019 in MetLife stadium, SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College are already more than halfway toward setting a new national attendance record for a Division III football game. The game is known as the “biggest little game in the nation.” Almost 20,000 tickets have been bought through Ticketmaster. SUNY... more

Education groups call for $2.2B increase in state aid

Education groups call for $2.2B increase in state aid
A coalition of New York education groups are requesting a multi-billion state aid increase for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The New York State Educational Conference Board on Thursday called for a $2.2 billion state aid hike. The proposed increase includes $1.31 billion for foundation aid, which is the base funding for school districts, and $400 million for expense-based reimbursements. The... more

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019
Tuition to the state’s public colleges next year could increase once again next, driving up the cost of a four-year public college education in New York. “It’s going to be a tight fiscal year. The state is looking at a deficit. Will the state increase financial aid? It’s going to be a big issue,” said Blair Horner, NYPIRG legislative director.... more

Will Syracuse’s rivalry with Georgetown come to a close after Saturday?

Will Syracuse’s rivalry with Georgetown come to a close after Saturday?
Is the future of the Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry in jeopardy? The ACC, the league that raided the Big East for Syracuse along with several other schools back in 2013, could threaten to end the old Big East feud with its move to a 20-game conference schedule in the 2019-20 season. The ACC’s decision to go from 18 to 20 league games... more

Moravia school district’s capital project passes by wide margin

Moravia school district’s capital project passes by wide margin
Moravia Central School District voters approved the first phase of a multi-million dollar capital project on Wednesday. The capital project proposal passed 190-36. The first part of a three-phase project is set to have a $11.5 million price tag, with $10 million in building improvements and a energy performance contract for $1.5 million in upgrades. The district plans to start... more

After budget cut, CEDA, Cayuga County Legislature discuss how to measure success

After budget cut, CEDA, Cayuga County Legislature discuss how to measure success
Cayuga Economic Development Agency staff met with county legislators Wednesday to discuss the agency’s 2019 work plan and what metrics should be used to measure success. CEDA Executive Director Tracy Verrier’s presentation to the Legislature’s Planning and Economic Development Committee followed a $50,000 cut to the agency included in the county’s 2019 budget approved last week. At the time of... more

No charges filed after bloody fight in Auburn

No charges filed after bloody fight in Auburn
Auburn police said no charges were filed following a late-night fight that led to a foot pursuit last week. Just before 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 29, police were called to the area of Owasco Street near Walnut Street, where a bloodied victim was reported to have walked into the Owasco Mini Mart. When police arrived, they were able to corral... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Whitman boys roll past Livonia; Lyons pulls away late in Gananda

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Whitman boys roll past Livonia; Lyons pulls away late in Gananda
Plenty of boys varsity basketball games were contested on Wednesday night across the Wayne-Finger Lakes. The most impressive result of the night came from Rushville where Greg O’Conner’s Marcus Whitman Wildcats posted an 18 point win over visiting Livonia. Coach O’Conner called it “a great team effort, especially defensively.” Also, the reports out of Gananda showed the Blue Panthers hanging... more

Keuka College names Vice President of Finance and Administration

Keuka College names Vice President of Finance and Administration
Veteran college administrator Bob Baumet will join Keuka College this month to fill the newly created position of Vice President of Finance and Administration. He’ll succeed Interim Chief Financial Officer Carl Sgrecci, who will remain on board through the transition. Baumet brings extensive management and government/nonprofit accounting experience to his new role. He comes to the College after more than... more

Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero reports statistics for the month of November 2018

Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero reports statistics for the month of November 2018
Sheriff Philip C. Povero reports the following statistics for the the month of November 2018, from the divisions of the Ontario County Office of Sheriff: The 9-1-1 Center processed a total of 14,023 events, including 7,060 events for the sheriff office / state police, 1,128 calls for emergency medical services, 329 calls for fire departments, 3,138 events for the Canandaigua... more

Ontario County weighs landfill stench

Ontario County weighs landfill stench
Construction at the Ontario County landfill continues to plague communities around the facility in the town of Seneca with odor. On Thursday, the county Board of Supervisors will vote on hiring a consultant to assess “means and methods” being used to manage the stench. Landfill manager Casella Waste Systems blames the reek on an exposed old liner and delays in... more
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