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Auburn school district’s 2019-20 budget becoming clearer

Auburn school district’s 2019-20 budget becoming clearer
Elements of the Auburn Enlarged City School District's proposed 2019-2020 budget are becoming clearer. Preliminary assumptions for the district's budget were discussed with the board of education at a workshop at the Auburn High School library Tuesday night. The school district is currently set to get a 1.2-percent bump in foundation aid, which is the base aid districts receive. The... more

New York recreational marijuana plan overhauls medical cannabis

New York recreational marijuana plan overhauls medical cannabis
Drastic changes to New York’s medical marijuana program are tucked into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize recreational pot. From abolishing strict patient eligibility rules to permitting homegrown cannabis for medical use, the once anti-marijuana governor has seemingly conceded to many pro-cannabis demands. Notably, some of the existing medical marijuana companies in New York, which spent millions of dollars lobbying... more

Auburn Police Department seeking solutions in face of officer shortage

Auburn Police Department seeking solutions in face of officer shortage
As the Auburn Police Department saw four more officers retire in January, adding to what was already a staff shortage, Chief Shawn Butler said the department is working hard to find a creative solution. Three patrol officers, Brandy Quigley, Andrew Hitt and Scott Spin; and Detective Bryant Bergenstock retired from APD between Jan. 3 and Jan. 25 after each serving... more

Braving snow and subzero winds, postal carriers ask for cleared mailboxes

Braving snow and subzero winds, postal carriers ask for cleared mailboxes
As the weather begins to turn sharply colder Wednesday, U.S. Postal Service postal carriers are asking for people to keep their mailboxes clear. Mail carriers will be out delivering mail and packages amid the heavy snow, strong winds, and difficult conditions. Customers are asked to clear the snow and ice from walkways, driveways, porches and areas around their mailboxes. “Slips,... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Wayne dominant in win at Geneva, Whitman crushes another West foe & Lyons wins at ER as four ejected after fight

W-FL TUESDAY: Wayne dominant in win at Geneva, Whitman crushes another West foe & Lyons wins at ER as four ejected after fight
The Wayne Eagles virtually locked up the Finger Lakes East title, moving 2.5 games clear in the standings as we head into February, with an impressive 81-68 win at Geneva on Tuesday night. Wayne jumped out to a 27-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Nick Carmichael scored 12 of his 22 points in the opening period... more

Jack O’Connor wins Waterloo mayoral primary

Jack O’Connor wins Waterloo mayoral primary
Jack O’Connor won Tuesday’s Republican primary election and will be the party’s candidate for mayor in the March 19 village election. O’Connor received 106 votes to defeat William White, who received 51 votes. The totals include machine tallies and absentee ballots. Voting for the village’s enrolled Republicans was at the Waterloo Recreation and Community Center. O’Connor will now face Democratic... more

Auburn man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

Auburn man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography
An Auburn man pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court Tuesday to possessing child pornography. Jeffrey Lee, 48, was arrested in July and charged with one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony. The arrest followed a 10–month investigation which involved the Auburn Police Department, the state police’s Forensic Crimes Unit, Homeland Security Investigations Unit... more

Rt. 96 near Eastview Mall shut down overnight due to crash

Rt. 96 near Eastview Mall shut down overnight due to crash
Part of State Route 96 at the border of Ontario and Monroe counties remains closed this morning after a crash last night. A car collided with a utility pole and took down phone lines around Woodcliff Drive. The vehicle ultimately overturned and was left on its side. Route 96 was closed in both directions between Woodcliff Drive and Route 490.... more

Finger Lakes Premier Properties will open new facility in Penn Yan

Finger Lakes Premier Properties will open new facility in Penn Yan
Finger Lakes Premier Properties announced Wednesday the opening of their comprehensive facility in Penn Yan. The 20,000-square-foot building accommodates the organization’s housekeeping, commercial laundry, maintenance and reservation departments. As the third and largest office space for the company, FLPP continues to provide 24/7 support and service to its lakefront vacation rental properties – now under one roof. In its 25th... more

Vehicle a total loss after fire on State Route 21 in Ontario County

Vehicle a total loss after fire on State Route 21 in Ontario County
Deputies say that on Tuesday around 4:11 p.m. they were called to a vehicle fire on State Route 21 in Hopewell. The Shortsville Fire Department’s assistant chief responded to the scene with deputies and extinguished the fire. Deputies say the vehicle was a total loss, but was insured. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Ontario County... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Wayne Eagles battle Geneva Panthers in key FL East match-up (FL1 Sports)

WATCH LIVE TONIGHT: Wayne Eagles battle Geneva Panthers in key FL East match-up (FL1 Sports)
The Wayne Eagles invade the Panther Den to take on the Geneva Panthers is a key late-season Finger Lakes East boys varsity basketball match-up. With a win, the two-time defending Section V Class A2 Eagles will have a virtual lock on the league title. Geneva, enjoying their beast season since 2014, a win would secure key sectional points while pulling... more

Geneva Chamber celebrates biggest turnout ever at annual dinner

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The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce reported its highest event attendance at its 2019 Annual Dinner Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 24. Held at Club 86 in Geneva, the event was attended by nearly 300 people, including Chamber members, local representatives and community partners. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner of Club 86 favorites and the ShopLocal Silent Auction and LoveLocal Live... more

GOP says they sought to bolster school safety, improve mental health services

GOP says they sought to bolster school safety, improve mental health services
As the Democratic-led Senate on Tuesday approved a package of gun control bills, Senate Republicans sought additional measures to boost school security. The amendment, which was ultimately rejected, would have provided funding for additional armed school resource officers. At the same time, the amendment would have sought to hire the number of mental health professionals in schools. “I don’t know... more

Snowplow, passenger vehicle collide on 5&20; driver airlifted to Upstate Medical

5&20 remains closed after snowplow, passenger vehicle collide; at least one patient airlifted to Upstate Medical
State Police are investigating a serious accident involving a snowplow and passenger vehicle, which happened around 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Troopers said in a news release at about 11:40 a.m. that Routes 5 and 20 west of Auburn between Lime Kiln Road and Basswood Road would remain closed for several hours. The crash involved state Department of Transportation snowplow... more

Seneca Falls home suffers ‘extensive damage’ after chimney fire

Seneca Falls home suffers ‘extensive damage’ after chimney fire
Police say first responders were called to a chimney fire over the weekend in Seneca Falls. The Seneca Falls Police Department and Seneca Falls Fire Department responded to 3121 Doolittle Drive for a reported chimney fire. Upon arrival it was observed that there was an active structure fire centered around the fire place at the residence. Police confirmed that the... more

Murder trial opens in Lyons: Witness describes beating

Murder trial opens in Lyons: Witness describes beating
Martin Smallwood twice jumped on the chest of Camila “Milo” Robledo before hitting him in the stomach with a 2-by-4. That was the testimony of an eyewitness, Joseph Lampley, during the start of Smallwood’s trial Monday in Wayne County Court. Lampley testified about the events of last July 21, when Smallwood is accused of killing Robledo during an argument at... more
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