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White, O’Connor vie for Waterloo mayoral nod in GOP primary Tuesday

White, O’Connor vie for Waterloo mayoral nod in GOP primary Tuesday
The village’s 1,104 enrolled Republican voters will choose between Jack O’Connor and William White as the party’s candidate for mayor in Tuesday’s primary election. The village’s Republican Committee endorsed White in December, even though he is an enrolled Conservative and chairman of the Seneca County Conservative Party. White submitted the required nominating petitions by the deadline. O’Connor, a Village Board... more

Skaneateles’ Hamlet Committee kicks off, selects chairperson

Skaneateles’ Hamlet Committee kicks off, selects chairperson
Skaneateles' Hamlet Committee held its first meeting Monday night and agreed on the committee's chairperson. In December, the town of Skaneateles voted to officially form a seven-member Hamlet Committee to function as an advisory committee to the board. Town board member David Badami previously said one of the committee's tasks will be helping decide what development does, and does not,... more

Tom Reed named top Republican on Social Security subcommittee

Tom Reed named top Republican on Social Security subcommittee
Congressman Tom Reed has long sounded concern for the long-term solvency of nation’s Social Security system. He’ll now have a greater platform to do so after being voted the ranking Republican member of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Social Security Subcommittee. Reed said in a conference call with reporters this past week that he wants to “be part of... more

Inside one of Cornell’s most competitive music tryouts

Inside one of Cornell’s most competitive music tryouts
For well over a hundred years, McGraw Tower’s 21 bells have set the mood for an entire campus and town, performing everything from the iconic “Alma Mater” on fall evenings to elaborate renditions of the Grateful Dead. But 161 steps above Ho Plaza, it is easy to take for granted the source of the thrice daily, boisterous melody. According to... more

Police: Auburn man tried to rob Domino’s Pizza

Police: Auburn man tried to rob Domino’s Pizza
Police say an Auburn man was arrested on Sunday after attempting to rob a pizzeria. Around 11 p.m. Thomas Anthony Leonti, 57, of Auburn was charged with third-degree robbery, resisting arrest, and third-degree managing. He’s accused of entering the Domino’s Pizza shop in Auburn, telling employees he had a gun, and demanding money from the register. Police say Leonti didn’t... more

‘Dog Blue’ program aims to keep dogs warm in Wayne County

‘Dog Blue’ program aims to keep dogs warm in Wayne County
The Humane Society of Wayne County is doing its part to keep pets warm this winter. It’s working with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies for its new “Dog Blue” initiative. With the program, pet owners who are unable to bring outdoor-sheltered dogs inside can request help from the Humane Society. For a pre-determined amount of time, the... more

NYCC and New York State Chiropractic Association announce historic collaborative event for September

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New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) and the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) announced today the first-ever joint NYCC homecoming and NYSCA Fall Convention, to be held September 20-22, 2019 at NYCC’s Seneca Falls campus. The College’s homecoming—known this year as the Centennial Celebration in honor of NYCC celebrating the 100th year of its founding—and the NYSCA convention will feature... more

D&C Section V hockey poll: Rankings get tight as regular season winds down

Section V hockey poll: Rankings get tight as regular season winds down
Fairport’s 11-game unbeaten streak was snapped by the Greece Storm on Jan. 18, but that wasn’t enough to knock the Red Raiders from the No. 1 spot in the Democrat and Chronicle’s Section V hockey coaches’ poll. Fairport (10-2-3) rebounded nicely from its overtime loss with a 5-1 win over Baldwinsville Thursday. Five different Red Raiders scored including Hunter McDonald... more

Sheriff: Ovid man fled scene of DWI crash at Fastrac

Sheriff: Ovid man fled scene of DWI crash at Fastrac
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of an Ovid man following a property damage accident, which happened during the early-morning hours on Monday. Around 1:53 a.m. Anthony M. Vanhorn, 27, of Ovid was charged after leaving the scene of a property damage accident that occurred at the Fastrac store in Ovid. Deputies say Vanhorn left the scene and... more

Election calendar for local races as reforms become law in NY

Election calendar for local races as reforms become law in NY
Primary day for local elections this year will be on June 25, according to the political calendar put out this week by the state Board of Elections. Voters will choose their party candidates about three months earlier than usual as the result of a new law consolidating primary dates that made its way through the Legislature last week and was... more

Police: Canandaigua man sold heroin, fentanyl in city

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The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 26-year-old resident on felony drug charges after multi-department investigation. Police say 26-year-old Connor L. Baker, of Canandaigua was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, which is a felony charge. Baker is accused of selling a combination of heroin and fentanyl in Canandaigua. He was taken into custody as... more

Big Red welcomes defending Ivy champ Penn Friday on ESPNU

Big Red welcomes defending Ivy champ Penn Friday on ESPNU
The Cornell men’s basketball team will have an early chance to make a statement to the rest of the conference when defending Ivy champion Penn visits Newman Arena on Friday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. The contest, the first game of a doubleheader with the women’s team, will be broadcast on ESPNU with Jon Meterparel and Noah Savage on the... more

Child Victims Act puts spotlight on old fashioned advocacy

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The success of the Child Victims Act, set to pass today in the Democratic-controlled Legislature, is an example of how old-fashioned advocacy still works, even in a place like the New York State Capitol. Advocates met one-on-one with state lawmakers to press them to support the bill. They contacted newspaper editorial boards to enlist support. They endorsed candidates who were... more
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