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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

Man charged with forcible touching in Ontario County held on $500 bail

Man charged with forcible touching in Ontario County held on $500 bail
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says a 58-year-old was taken into custody on Tuesday around 5:51 p.m. Deputies say John Gilbert Worfell, 58, of Bridgeport was arrested on a warrant for forcible touching after an incident from December 2018. They say Gilbert Worfell was taken into custody without incident, and arraigned at the Ontario County Jail. He was held on... more

Millions secured to fund peer advocates, nurse practitioners for addiction, recovery throughout region

Millions secured to fund peer advocates, nurse practitioners for addiction, recovery throughout region
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced the award of nearly $5 million in funding, which will assist OASAS-certified providers in hiring nurse practitioners and Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPAs) to help New Yorkers in need of addiction services. Providers were awarded one-time funding of $40,000 per peer advocate position, and $25,000 per nurse practitioner position.... more

Police: Seneca Falls man slammed woman’s fingers in door, fracturing them

Police: Seneca Falls man slammed woman’s fingers in door, fracturing them
Police say that on Friday, January 25th a Seneca Falls man was arrested on assault charge following a domestic incident, which took place in December 2018. John M. Fenton, 24, of Seneca Falls was charged with third-degree assault following that incident, which took place in Seneca Falls, according to police. Fenton is accused of slamming a door on a female... more

Dundee Fire Dept. honors volunteers

Dundee Fire Dept. honors volunteers
Fifty years ago, the Dundee Village Hall and firehouse was under construction, but Friday, Jan. 25, the meeting room was filled with members, friends, and supporters of the Dundee Fire Department and emergency squad, who gathered to recognize the completion of another year of service to the community. Chief Jim Moore and other officers of the fire department and emergency... more

Lawmakers may go further on gun control in New York

Lawmakers may go further on gun control in New York
The package of gun control measures that state lawmakers are set to approve today and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign won’t be the last of the new Democratic majority in the state Legislature, officials indicated on Tuesday. Lawmakers will approve bills banning the sale and possession of bump stocks, an extension of the waiting period for background checks,... more

Participants learn about ‘digital inclusion’ at Geneva summit

Participants learn about ‘digital inclusion’ at Geneva summit
The Digital Inclusion Summit, a conference to promote greater digital accessibility and equity was hosted on behalf of the Finger Lakes Diversity Inclusion Coalition at the Cracker Factory on Monday, January 28th. In a perceptibly-packed venue, 130 experts among professional local government, non-profit, education and healthcare career sectors were all in attendance, the majority of which represented libraries throughout the... more

Wadhams Enterprises needs 40+ drivers, prompts launch of driving school

Wadhams Enterprises needs 40+ drivers, prompts launch of driving school
Wadhams Enterprises would love to hire nearly 40 more people to drive their freight-hauling trucks. However, there aren’t nearly that many people with commercial driver’s licenses lining up to fill those positions. So, the family-owned company on Bostwick Road has taken the bull by the gear shift and started two schools to generate a pool of drivers. The first 3-... more

Former SU hoops guard & USC assistant pleads guilty in Federal court to bribery charge

Former SU hoops guard & USC assistant pleads guilty in Federal court to bribery charge
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that Anthony Bland, a/k/a “Tony,” a former men’s basketball coach at the University of Southern California (“USC”), and a former player on the Syracuse University men’s basketball team (1999-2000), pled guilty in Manhattan federal court today to taking a cash bribe from athlete advisers... more

Waterloo Conservative Party caucus nominates village candidates

Waterloo Conservative Party caucus nominates village candidates
he village’s enrolled Conservatives met in caucus Monday night and nominated party chairman William White as their candidate for mayor. The Conservatives also nominated three Republican candidates. Incumbent Trustee Les Marquart and incumbent Village Justice Conrad Struzik were nominated, as was trustee candidate Robert McGill. White will face Jack O’Connor in today’s Republican primary election for the GOP nomination for... more

Waterloo Town Board plans to be ready for large solar project

Waterloo Town Board plans to be ready for large solar project
If rumored plans for a large, commercial solar project in the town turn out to be true, the Town Board doesn’t want to be caught with its panels down. The board voted 4-0 Monday to schedule a public hearing for Feb. 25 to introduce a yet-to-be-written local law to govern solar energy system projects in the town. Supervisor Don Trout... more
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