»

UPSTATE HOOPS: Wayne Eagles & Lyons Lions in-studio (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Wayne Eagles & Lyons Lions in-studio (podcast)
Student-athletes from the top two boys basketball teams in the Wayne-Finger Lakes this season are in-studio to talk about their seasons and the post season ahead on the Upstate Hoops Podcast. From the Lyons Lions, seniors Justice Smith, David Weaver and junior Benji Kemp. From the Wayne Eagles, seniors Logan Blankenberg, Billy Thompson, Logan Holgado and Nick Carmichael. Also, a... more

Greenidge Power Plant wins huge appeals victory over Sierra Club

Owners of the Greenidge Generation power station scored a major legal victory late yesterday when an appellate court in Rochester announced the dismissal of an appeal challenging the facility’s air permit.  Ruling unanimously, a five-judge panel held that the appeal was “moot” on procedural grounds without addressing allegations that state regulators granted permits in violation of the State Environmental Quality... more

Dr. Joyce P. Jacobsen named president of HWS

Dr. Joyce P. Jacobsen named president of HWS
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees has unanimously and enthusiastically elected Joyce P. Jacobsen as the 29th President of Hobart College and the 18th of William Smith College. Currently serving as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wesleyan University, Jacobsen is a renowned scholar of economics, an award-winning teacher and an experienced administrator. With degrees... more

KILLER B’s: Battle & Boeheim lead Syracuse past Boston College (full coverage)

KILLER B’s: Battle & Boeheim lead Syracuse past Boston College
In front of the largest on campus crowd in college basketball this year, the Syracuse Orange (17-7, 8-3 ACC) used a strong defensive effort to ground the Boston College Eagles (11-11-, 2-8 ACC) Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome winning 67-56. On the offensive end, Tyus Battle led the Orange with a team high 21 points. Buddy Boeheim had a... more

Cuomo spars with Dems over issues in Albany

Cuomo spars with Dems over issues in Albany
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday blasted fellow Democrats who lead the state Senate, calling the opposition to Amazon’s project in Long Island City “absurd” and “political pandering” while also urging a collection of business leaders on Long Island to restore “sanity” to the chamber by opposing a tax increase on the rich. At the same time, Cuomo suggested Democrats in... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title
After a Senior Night ceremony in Waterloo in which legendary Newark coach Ron Ceravolo was honored pregame, the Newark Reds came up with a big 66-58 road win against the Indians. Jayden Peters exploded out of the gate with 15 first quarter points and the Reds built a 16 point lead in the third quarter before Waterloo came storming back... more

‘Cuse falters in lacrosse opener (full coverage)

‘Cuse falters in lacrosse opener
It wasn’t the opener the No. 11 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (0-1) had hoped for, falling 12-9 in their season opener to Colgate. Drake Porter was phenomenal in net for ‘Cuse, making 15 saves in his first collegiate start, but the slow offensive start was too much to overcome. Brendan Curry and Nate Solomon each netted a hat trick, while... more

Schumer calls for FAA to fund Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport expansion

Schumer calls for FAA to fund Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport expansion
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer joined other local officials from Tompkins County on Friday at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to call for $10 million in federal funding for the $24.7 million renovation that will allow the airport to receive international flights. Schumer, D-N,Y., was joined by a number of Tompkins legislators, and representatives from local business and Cornell University. “This airport... more

Collier, Truman depart Auburn Doubledays front office

Collier, Truman depart Auburn Doubledays front office
One Auburn Doubledays assistant general manager has left his position and the other is on his way out. Andy Collier left the organization to become the program director at Champions For Life two weeks ago, while Shane Truman is leaving next week to become the homeless coordinator for Cayuga County. Both Collier and Truman said it wasn’t planned to leave... more

Republicans push back against $3 minimum wage for prison inmates

Republicans push back against $3 minimum wage for prison inmates
Democratic state lawmakers earlier this week proposed lifting the minimum wage inmates in New York prisons earn from in some instances less than $1 to $3. The move would put New York in line with several other states, but their Republican counterparts called the move “outrageous” and poorly timed, given the $2.3 billion shortfall due to flagging tax revenue. “At... more

Police: Seneca Falls man breaks door during domestic incident

Police: Seneca Falls man breaks door during domestic incident
Police say a 27-year-old Seneca Falls man violated an order of protection, breaking a residential door – during a domestic dispute. Carlos Lozada, 27, of Seneca Falls was charged with criminal mischief and criminal contempt after he allegedly broke a residential door which also violated an order of protection which was already in place against him. He was transported to... more

No fast-track rezoning for legion land in Geneva

No fast-track rezoning for legion land in Geneva
Officials believe a large lakefront parcel for sale on Lochland Road could generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in property taxes if redeveloped to its full potential, but a rezoning will be needed to make that happen. A rezoning will take place but not at the accelerated pace Geneva City Councilor Ken Camera wants. On Wednesday night, City Council unanimously... more

Abuse victims urge Gov. Cuomo to sign Child Victims Act

Abuse victims urge Gov. Cuomo to sign Child Victims Act
Molestation victims are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to quickly sign the Child Victims Act into law. Cuomo has said he supports the bill and would sign it. The bill would extend the statute of limitations to give victims more time to seek criminal charges or sue their abusers. Lawmakers passed the bill last week and many supporters are now wondering... more

Seneca Falls man arrested after domestic incident

Seneca Falls man arrested after domestic incident
Police say that they arrested a 46-year-old Seneca Falls man following an investigation into a domestic incident. Scott W. Rogers, 46, of Seneca Falls is accused of subjecting a child under the age of 17 to unwanted physical contact during an argument. Police further say that Rogers caused bruising to the child. As result, he was charged with harassment and... more

More than 7,800 tickets issued by police in New York over Super Bowl weekend

More than 7,800 tickets issued by police in New York over Super Bowl weekend
State police arrested 139 people and issued 7,891 tickets during a statewide impaired driving crackdown over Super Bowl weekend. Between Feb. 2 and Feb. 4, state police increased patrols and held sobriety checkpoints, according to a news release from the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. A total of 139 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated and police investigated 456... more

Palmyra church members come together to make Friday a ‘Night to Shine’

Palmyra church members come together to make Friday a ‘Night to Shine’
Community members in Palmyra worked all day – to make sure Friday was a night to shine. The “Night to Shine” event is held around the world, and provides kids with special needs with a prom-like event. Cross Creek Church in Palmyra is one of the locations taking part. A tent had been put up for the event. Overnight Thursday,... more