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One way or another, Maguire aims to expand dealerships in Ithaca

One way or another, Maguire aims to expand dealerships in Ithaca
Phil Maguire, CEO of the Maguire Family of Dealerships, is the entrepreneurial example of the old proverb, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” The first attempt back in 2014 was an “artisanal” car dealership campus in the Town of Ithaca, which was halted by disagreements over zoning. The second attempt was a trio of dealerships proposed for... more

Five arrested in Freeville meth manufacturing investigation

Five arrested in Freeville meth manufacturing investigation
Five people were arrested in connection with a methamphetamine manufacturing investigation in Freeville, according to New York State Police. Police say on Sunday, Jan. 27, while troopers stationed in Ithaca were following up on a previous meth manufacturing investigation, police found "materials and the remnants of materials used to manufacture methamphetamine" at 35 Bills Way, Congers Mobile Home Park, in... more

ASSEMBLY MINORITY: Transportation and infrastructure failures impact all New Yorkers

MINORITY TASK FORCE: Transportation and infrastructure failures impact all New Yorkers
Some legislators say it’s time to put serious focus on roads, bridges, and water systems. Especially in Upstate New York. Last fall, members of the Assembly Minority Conference hosted a series of eight regional forums to discuss a wide range of topics impacting the state’s transportation and infrastructure. Stakeholders with firsthand experience in the infrastructure, transportation and construction industries discussed... more

Watkins Glen International extends sports-car partnership with Sahlen

Watkins Glen International extends sports-car partnership with Sahlen
Sahlen’s hot dogs, auto racing and an early Fourth of July celebration. That traditional American fit will continue at Watkins Glen International. WGI and Sahlen Packing Company, Inc., have renewed their partnership for the track’s sports-car race weekend, with Sahlen continuing as title sponsor of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen in a multiyear deal announced Monday by the... more

Waterloo Democrats select village election candidates

Waterloo Democrats select village election candidates
As expected, Democrats have nominated incumbent Mayor Ted Young to run for a fourth four-year term. Young, of 32 W. Wright Ave., was nominated without opposition during Thursday’s party caucus at the Waterloo Community Center. The Democrats also nominated newcomer David Dressing of 63 Virginia St. to run for village justice and Lee Boise of 159 Virginia St. to run... more

Midlakes students organize clothing drive

Midlakes students organize clothing drive
Two Midlakes Middle School students are organizing a clothing drive for families in need during the winter season. Eighth-graders Kayla Nurse and Trinidy Traster developed the idea while learning about the Progressive Era, a period of widespread social activism from 1890 to 1920, in Chris Stell’s social studies class. “Our winters are very harsh and we just wanted to help,”... more

A MighTea mix in Geneva

A MighTea mix in Geneva
MighTea Boba owners Trevor and Carol Grover have been sharing Geneva Gelato products alongside their bubble tea offerings for quite some time in Canandaigua. Now they’re sharing space in Geneva Gelato on Exchange Street downtown. Such arrangements are a growing trend in fast-food circles, and the Grovers, who live in Canandaigua, think it could work for small business owners such... more

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
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