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Police say Former Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette has died

Former Canandaigua Fire Chief  Mark Marentette died
Police say Former Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette has died. While his death remains under investigation, police do not believe foul play was involved. Marentette passed away on Wednesday, according to police. Earlier this week a judge sided with the City of Canandaigua in a lawsuit, which had been filed by the former chief. U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Wolford... more

One dead after speed, snowy roads led to single-car crash in Manchester

Crash temporarily shuts down Outlet Rd. in Manchester
Deputies say a 25-year-old was killed in a crash, which shut down an Ontario County road during the early-morning hours on Thursday. The crash happened on Outlet Road near Faas Road in the Town of Manchester a little before 5:30 a.m. Jose Garcia-Rodriguez, 25, lost control of his vehicle while traveling east. The force of the vehicle slamming into the... more

‘IMPROVEMENT NOT ENOUGH’: del Lago credit rating downgraded again as 2019 begins

del Lago credit rating downgraded agai
A new report from Moody’s Investors Service says del Lago Resort & Casino, located in Tyre, is struggling financially amid significant debt load, and lower-than-expected revenue. Moody’s on Thursday lowered the casino’s bond rating and retained the casino’s negative outlook, warning the $440 million facility may end up having to restructure its debt. “The downgrade and the negative outlook consider... more

Tractor-trailer takes down power lines in Geneva (photo)

Reports: Tractor-trailer entangled with power lines in Geneva
First responders in Ontario County were called to an accident involving a tractor-trailer a little before 9 a.m. There were a number of crashes and incidents on area roadways reported throughout the area. First responders say that the incident involving a tractor-trailer, which happened at 2760 County Road 6 – happened when the truck struck a pole, taking down utility... more

One student hurt after crash involving Victor school bus

Reports of crash involving school bus in Victor
First responders were on-scene of an accident, which happened around 8:45 a.m. involving a school bus. One student was reportedly hurt in the crash. That student was said to have suffered a leg injury. Other students on the bus were being checked over by medical staff on-scene. Road conditions were slippery and messy throughout the morning commute in the Finger... more

Constellation Brands devalues major investment in marijuana company

Constellation Brands devalues major investment in marijuana company
Did one of Rochester’s biggest businesses bet too much on a marijuana company? That’s the question after Victor-based Constellation Brands released its most recent financials this week. In late 2018, Constellation Brands closed on a $4 billion investment into Canopy Growth, one of the largest marijuana companies in the world, but on Wednesday it devalued that investment. Marijuana is becoming... more

Cuomo makes MeToo joke on historic day for female politicians in New York

Cuomo makes MeToo joke on historic day for female politicians in New York
Gov. Cuomo made a risque joke about sexual harassment as reporters swarmed him outside his Capitol office. “Space, we need space,” the Governor said to reporters who jockeyed to get in questions about the new legislative session. “I’ll bring you up on charges under the Me Too movement.” Adding to the awkwardness, Cuomo made the comment shortly after Andrea Stewart-Cousins... more

Part of Auburn street closed after sewage overflow

Part of Auburn street closed after sewage overflow
For five and a half hours, sewage flowed from a manhole on Chapman Avenue Wednesday morning in Auburn, according to an alert issued by the state. The street has been blocked off between crossroads Quill Avenue and Worden Avenue as crews work to make more permanent repairs. The section of the street will hopefully re-open Friday, said Auburn Municipal Utilities... more

Seneca Falls man charged with burglary at local shop, gave police false ID during traffic stop

Seneca Falls man charged with burglary at local shop, gave police false ID during traffic stop
Police say that on Wednesday at approximately 10:30 a.m. a Lower Lake Road resident was taken into custody related to two separate cases. Timothy J. Fridley, 38, of Seneca Falls was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief for his involvement in a burglary that was reported in September 2018 at the Waterloo Fast Lube in the Town of... more

Senate Republicans adjust to life in the minority as session kicks off

Senate Republicans adjust to life in the minority as session kicks off
Life out of power in Albany is not easy. Lawmakers in the minority do not get a say over which bills come to the floor for a vote, less staff to help with constituent representation and less-than-prime office space. Republicans in the state Senate, out of power for the first time in a decade, took to one of the few... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Geneva survives visit to Palmyra; Gananda tops ER; Waterloo & Penn Yan girls win

Geneva held on to edge Pal-Mac by a single point in a Finger Lakes East battle Wednesday night in Palmyra. The Panthers trailed by 6 late in the 3rd quarter before going on a 14-0 run to grab a 46-38 lead with just under 2 minutes to play. Liam Ryan and Davonte Johnson hit key three pointers to fuel the... more

Accused midwife draws a major crowd in Penn Yan

Accused midwife draws a major crowd in Penn Yan
About 100 supporters filled the lobby of the Penn Yan Village Hall Jan. 7 when Elizabeth Catlin, who has been under a court order to cease assisting women with home birthing, was scheduled to appear for a hearing in village court on four felony charges. Catlin pleaded not guilty on all four counts, and waived grand jury and speedy trial... more

Wayne County Treasurer Patrick Schmitt settles into new duties, not office

Wayne County Treasurer Patrick Schmitt settles into new duties, not office
Wayne County Treasurer Patrick Schmitt isn’t doing much decorating to his new office at 16 William St. He isn’t going to be there much longer. No, he’s not leaving the job he just started. It’s just that he and the rest of the Treasurer’s Office staff, along with other county departments, are vacating the building to make way for major... more

Cayuga County E-911 testing backup system for call locating

Cayuga County E-911 testing backup system for call locating
Cayuga County’s E-911 Emergency Communications Department this week began testing a backup system for pinpointing the location of calls, department Director Denise Spingler said Wednesday. In situations where callers can’t identify their location, such as domestic violence cases where the caller can’t speak or similar situations, the county’s E-911 phone system is able to determine where the call is being... more

New ‘craft beer’ life for Byrne Dairy site in Canandaigua?

New ‘craft beer’ life for Byrne Dairy site in Canandaigua?
For David D’Allesandro, making craft beer is part chemistry, part science and part art. By next year, it also may be part entrepreneurship. The Farmington resident, who is an engineer by day, is proposing a microbrewery and taproom — no name just yet — for the Main Street space formerly occupied by Byrne Dairy. The Canandaigua City Planning Commission on... more

Reed, Mitrano sound off on border wall

Reed, Mitrano sound off on border wall
Rep. Tom Reed claimed political opponent Tracy Mitrano is downplaying a security crisis at the Mexico border, while Mitrano accuses Reed of failing to act on border security when he had the chance over five years ago. On Tuesday, with President Donald Trump hours from a prime-time address over his crusade for a border wall with Mexico, reporters peppered Reed... more

Ithaca Fire Department tackles house fire on 200-block of Linn Street

Ithaca Fire Department tackles house fire on 200-block of Linn Street
A family narrowly escaped their home late Wednesday night as fire ripped through their two-story Fall Creek residence. The call came in to Tompkins County 911 just after 11:00 p.m. from the home owners reporting a fire in their house on Linn Street in the City. Ithaca Fire Fighters arrived on scene minutes later to find heavy fire burning in... more
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