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Measles vaccine gets spotlight as topic is furiously debated

Measles vaccine gets spotlight as topic is furiously debated
When news broke this weekend that two unvaccinated students in the Spencerport Central School District had been diagnosed with measles, a question at the top of many parents’ minds was “How do unvaccinated students get into school?” The answer lies within state law. While all students entering or attending public, private or parochial school in New York are required to... more

Rickeys pledge millions for YMCA project in Geneva

Rickeys pledge millions for YMCA project in Geneva
There has been talk about expansion projects at the Geneva Family YMCA for the last two decades — if not longer. In most cases, though, little or nothing happened. That started to change about five years ago, when longtime community benefactors Dave and Brenda Rickey began meeting with YMCA officials. “Over the last several years, Dave and I made multiple... more

Life of a Flower Girl: Etiquettes for having a flower girl at your wedding

Life of a Flower Girl: Etiquettes for having a flower girl at your wedding
A flower girl is the cutest and quintessential part of your wedding. These young girls can give a dramatic touch to your wedding. A flower girl can be your cousin, niece or daughter. You are responsible for choosing a comfortable and stylish flower girl dresses. The age of flower girls may vary between 4 and seven years. You can select... more

Seneca Falls man charged with aggravated DWI

Seneca Falls man charged with aggravated DWI
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a 23-year-old following a traffic stop on Miller Street. According to police, Matthew L. Carlsen-Derby, 23, of Seneca Falls was charged with aggravated DWI; and found to have a BAC of 0.19 percent. Carlsen-Derby was released on Traffic tickets and scheduled to appear in Seneca Falls Town Court at a later... more

Trio of agencies make felony drug arrest in Ontario County

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Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports that on January 24th around 12:52 p.m. a Canandaigua man was taken into custody on felony drug charges following a joint-investigation between the Sheriff’s office Geneva Police Department, and Canandaigua Police Department. Lawrence Sullivan, 26, of Canandaigua was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a Class B felony. He’s accused of... more

W-FL MONDAY: Midlakes girls lose to Section V team for first time since 2016; Pal-Mac squeaks by Waterloo

W-FL MONDAY: Midlakes girls lose to Section V team for first time since 2016; Pal-Mac squeaks by Waterloo
The Midlakes girls varsity basketball team has been winning basketball games at a record clip over the past few seasons. In fact, they have not lost a basketball game to a Section V opponent since February of 2016. That streak was snapped on Monday night at the hands of Our Lady of Mercy, a Class AA opponent (Midlakes is Class... more

Where Syracuse sits in NCAA Tournament selection process

Where Syracuse sits in NCAA Tournament selection process
Syracuse embarks on the second of its three straight road games on Wednesday when the Orange plays at Boston College. With 11 games left on Syracuse’s schedule, it might be instructive to take a look at where Syracuse resides right now in the NCAA’s NET. The NET, or NCAA Evaluation Tool, forms the basis for how wins and losses are... more

Lawmakers push back against changes to Title IX

Lawmakers push back against changes to Title IX
State lawmakers are pushing back on a proposed change to Title IX regulations that would overhaul rules for handling sexual assault and rape on college campuses. The proposed change by the U.S. Department of Education would narrow cases that schools would investigate and are meant to give more rights to those accused. But lawmakers argue in a letter circulated by... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Super Bowl, Congress in-fighting & Minnie Minoso (podcast)

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Super Bowl, Congress in-fighting & Minnie Minoso (podcast)
This week Kenny talks about the big game on Sunday. As you might expect, he is rooting hard for the Rams to beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Also, thoughts on the in-fighting in Congress and the latest induction class that was announced last week for the Baseball Hall of Fame. . more

Seneca Falls woman faces multiple charges after plot to return stolen items from Walmart fails

Seneca Falls woman faces multiple charges after plot to return stolen items from Walmart foiled by police
On Thursday, January 24th at approximately 3:55 p.m. the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 52-year-old woman on multiple counts following a larceny at a local Walmart store. Suzanne T. Carlisle, 52, of Seneca Falls was charged with first-degree falsifying business records, conspiracy, and petit larceny. The arrest stems from an investigation into a larceny at the Seneca... more

Sports gambling gets one step closer to finish line in New York

Sports gambling rules approved by regulators
A start date for sports gambling in New York is finally in sight. The state Gaming Commission rolled out regulations on Monday that could make it possible for wagering on sporting events after a 60-day public-comment period is complete. The rules will only apply to the four upstate commercial casinos, including Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, and Native American... more

Deputies: Victor man transported to hospital as precaution after crash

Deputies: Victor man transported to hospital as precaution after crash
Deputies say one person was transported to an area hospital for a checkover after a crash on Gillis Road in Victor. James R. Shuler, 67, of Victor was traveling down Gillis Road, when his vehicle went off the north side of the roadway – severing a fire hydrant from its base. After the crash Shuler complained of shortness of breath.... more

Winterfest announced for Penn Yan in February

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The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium and the Hampton Inn Penn Yan announced Winterfest this week. The family-friendly, collaborative event will be held on Friday, February 22nd, and Saturday, February 23rd, from 12 to 10 p.m. each day. All activities will take place at the Hampton Inn Penn Yan located at 110 Mace Street, and will celebrate winter in the... more

Some Catholic leaders angered over new abortion law in New York

Some Catholic leaders angered over new abortion law in New York
Some Catholic leaders are ripping Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a bill last week that will expand abortion rights in New York, with some suggesting the governor should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church. Cuomo, a Roman Catholic and former altar boy, was unmoved by the criticism, saying Monday that he and his late father, the former Gov.... more

Gov. Cuomo names new chief of staff

Gov. Cuomo names new chief of staff
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named Jill DesRosiers the administration’s chief of staff, his office said Tuesday in a statement. The chief of staff role is separate from the job of top aide to the governor, the position of secretary, held by Melissa DeRosa. DesRosiers has previously served as the governor’s executive deputy secretary, overseeing the office of Intergovernmental Affairs, scheduling... more

Allied Financial Partners promotes Ontario resident

Allied Financial Partners promotes Ontario resident
James Swiech, of Ontario, recently was promoted to partner of Tette & Ingersoll, a division of Allied Financial Partners in Victor. Swiech will manage client relations and direct workflows within the firm’s tax department. He has over 10 years of experience in public accounting and private industry. Specializing in taxation, he services clients in the health care, construction and real... more
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