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FRESH TAKES: Super Bowl LIII match-up set, Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, top 10 Yankees of all-time & Masked Singer (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Super Bowl LIII match-up set, Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, top 10 Yankees of all-time & Masked Singer (podcast)
This week on the Fresh Takes Podcast, Paul Russo and Nick Felice react to the wild finishes at the NFC and AFC Championship Games and look ahead to the Super Bowl LIII match-up between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. Also, reaction to this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction class, the top 10 Yankees of all-time,... more

Deputies: Williamson man choked victim inside car along Rt. 104

Deputies: Williamson man choked victim inside car along Rt. 104
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Williamson resident following an incident that occurred on January 12th. Shannon Jones, 34, of Williamson is accused of being involved in an altercation inside a vehicle on State Route 104 in Sodus. During that incident – Jones allegedly choked another occupant of the vehicle and then damaged one of the... more

Government shutdown having an impact on local FoodLink operation

Government shutdown having an impact on local FoodLink operation
Foodlink and several local organizations on Tuesday gathered to discuss the government shutdown’s impact on the emergency food system, and affirmed their commitment to respond to a rising need in the weeks and months ahead. The federal shutdown, which reached 32 days on Tuesday and is the longest in our nation’s history, has resulted in federal employees going unpaid, and... more

Deputies: Sodus man accused of slapping woman, short pursuit follows

Deputies: Sodus man accused of slapping woman, short pursuit follows
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Sodus man following a domestic incident. Dwight D. Williams, 39, of Sodus was charged after an arrest warrant was issued in Sodus Village Court following a domestic incident. Williams is accused of slapping a woman he a relationship with. When deputies arrived to take him into custody after the warrant... more

Lodi man takes plea deal after November meth lab bust

Lodi man takes plea deal after November meth lab bust
Prosecutors say a Lodi man accepted a plea deal following a November raid, which led to the discovery of a meth lab in Seneca County. Kyle Clawson, 41, pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony. The plea deal was accepted in Seneca County Court on Tuesday. The meth lab was discovered following a search at... more

NYCC and Seneca Co. Community Counseling announce new partnership to provide chiropractic care at clinic

NYCC and Seneca Co. Community Counseling announce new partnership
New York Chiropractic College and the Seneca County Community Counseling Center announced a new partnership in which NYCC faculty clinicians and students will provide chiropractic and acupuncture treatment to the clients of the SCCCC. The Seneca County Community Counseling Center specializes in behavioral health outpatient treatment including a comprehensive menu of substance abuse and mental health services. NYCC offers a... more

Ganondagan hosts 16th annual Native American Winter Games

Ganondagan hosts 16th annual Native American Winter Games
During the 17th-century when Ganondagan was an active Seneca town, winter was a busy time both indoors and out. On Saturday, February 23 from 10 am – 4 pm, the public is invited to experience what winter life was like at Ganondagan’s Native American Winter Games through a variety of traditional Seneca activities. All activities are free and include complimentary... more

Advocates call for full-funding of early-voting in budget

Advocates call for full-funding of early-voting in budget
Supporters of early voting on Monday urged state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to provide funding for the provision in the final budget agreement. The Democratic-led Legislature this month approved a bill that would create a system of early voting and Cuomo included the measure in his $175 billion budget proposal as well. “As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.... more

Auburn city manager gets pay increase

Auburn city manager gets pay increase
The Auburn City Council unanimously voted Thursday to raise its city manager’s salary after completing a month-long evaluation. Jeff Dygert, who took on the role as Auburn’s city manager in 2016, will see a 2.8-percent salary increase after the council determined his past year of managing the city was satisfactory. The amount of raise, according to Dygert’s contract, is based... more

Pushing back against prevailing wage changes proposed in state budget

Pushing back against prevailing wage changes proposed in state budget
The Empire State Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors on Monday called for regulatory changes to the Scaffold Law as well as issued concerns over a plan to expand prevailing wage measures in its 2019 session agenda. “Our 2019 Legislative Agenda outlines critical issues that need to be addressed in the new session. ABC has been at the forefront... more

Greece police arrest three in plot to attack Muslim community near Binghamton

Greece police arrest three in plot to attack Muslim community near Binghamton
Greece police made three arrests this weekend in connection to an alleged plot to attack a Muslim community near Binghamton. Police arrested Brian F. Colaneri, 20, of Gates; Vincent R. Vetromile, 19, of Greece; and Andrew C. Crysel, 18, of East Rochester, on Saturday. All three have been charged with three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a dangerous weapon... more

Deputies: Bloomfield crash leads to DWI charge for Rochester driver

Deputies: Bloomfield crash leads to DWI charge for Rochester driver
Deputies report the arrest of a 47-year-old Rochester man following a one-car property damage accident in Bloomfield. On Sunday around 10:27 p.m. deputies were called to Woolston Road for a one-car crash. Todd A. Wiater, 47, was charged with driving while intoxicated. He was released on appearance tickets following the incident. Deputies say Waiter admitted to being the operator of... more

Eight local wrestlers claim first place at Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational

Eight local wrestlers claim first place at Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational
With winter storm Harper in full effect there was some doubt that there wouldn’t even be a Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational this weekend. Time slots were moved up, however, and luckily and all matches were completed before too much snowfall occurred. Eight local wrestlers claimed possession of their respective weight class early Saturday afternoon — including one from Marcus Whitman-Penn Yan,... more

Auburn Police Department launches efforts to secure state accreditation

Auburn Police Department launches efforts to secure state accreditation
The Auburn Police Department recently announced it is working toward securing state accreditation for the department. Securing this status through the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program has been a goal since day one for police Chief Shawn Butler and Deputy Chief Roger Anthony, who were promoted into their leadership posts in the summer of 2016, Anthony said. Preparing... more

Waterloo school board gets update on trap shooting club

Waterloo school board gets update on trap shooting club
On two occasions last year, the Board of Education was asked to consider allowing the formation of a trap shooting club at the high school. The board will get an update on the status of that request at its Tuesday night meeting. Teacher Casey Cowell and high school assistant principal Thomas Mitchell will give the board that update. In September,... more

Seneca BOS committee considers county acquistion of sewer line

Seneca BOS committee considers county acquistion of sewer line
After years of delays, Seneca County may soon be the proud owner of a five-mile long sewer line from Tyre to Seneca Falls on Route 414. The board’s Public Works Committee will meet Tuesday to consider a resolution presented to it on Nov. 27 but tabled while the Junius, Tyre and Seneca Falls town boards ironed out all issues. The... more

Survivor of deadly fire to speak at Geneva seminar

Survivor of deadly fire to speak at Geneva seminar
It did not get the attention of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, but a massive 2007 blaze in South Carolina was the deadliest firefighter disaster in the U.S. since 9/11. One of the first firefighters at that scene, who later plunged into a deep depression from “survivor’s guilt,” will talk next month in Geneva about... more
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