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Collins rejects pay during shutdown

Collins rejects pay during shutdown
Rep. Chris Collins announced Wednesday he formally asked his paychecks be withheld during the partial government shutdown. Collins, a Republican representing the 27th Congressional District, is one of more than 60 members of Congress saying they will reject pay as long as the shutdown continues. The list reported Wednesday by CNN is comprised of 13 senators and 51 representatives from... more

Humane Society expands services, faces challenges

Humane Society expands services, faces challenges
The Humane Society of Yates County completed its 110th year doing what they do best — making the lives of the cats and dogs better and healthier. Executive Director Bonnie Dillon reports that while the number of total adoptions for 2018 was 357, just nine lower than last year, they made significant improvements and expanded their services to elevate the... more

Government shutdown leads to postponement of Montezuma bald eagle survey

Government shutdown leads to postponement of Montezuma bald eagle survey
The 2019 mid-winter bald eagle survey in the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge has been postponed as a result of the ongoing partial government shutdown. Four of the 14 routes used by volunteers pass through gated areas of the preserve — which is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — and are unavailable during the federal shutdown, according to... more

At long last, senior housing comes to St. Francis in Geneva

At long last, senior housing comes to St. Francis in Geneva
The Rev. Thomas Mull measures the long road to redevelopment of the former St. Francis School on Exchange Street in church pastors, not years. Mull, current pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish, said he is the third parish leader to be involved in the effort to convert the former Catholic school into senior apartments. He’s not exactly sure of... more

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Cayuga Co. motorists urged to use caution

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Cayuga Co. motorists urged to use caution
Sheriff Brian Schenck reports that The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Travel Advisory. “Road conditions are challenging as snow continues and wind is causing drifting in open areas,” Schenck said in a statement. “Conditions vary throughout the County. Please use extra caution when traveling and give yourself additional time.” A number of accidents had been reported during the... more
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