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Genny at the Glen: Rochester brewery inks sponsorship with racetrack

Genny at the Glen: Rochester brewery inks sponsorship with racetrack
For the first time in 40 years, Upstate New York’s Genesee will be the official beer of auto racing at Watkins Glen International racetrack. The multi-year sponsorship announced today unites two of Upstate New York’s iconic names. It means Genesee will be a major sponsor for the upcoming racing season at Watkins Glen, which runs from April to September. It... more

Three charged with animal cruelty after 38 dogs, 1 cat seized by authorities

Three charged with animal cruelty after 38 dogs, 1 cat seized by authorities
Deputies in Steuben County arrested three men after finding dozens of dogs left outside during harsh winter weather and without access to food and water. Donald T. Rush, 58, Gary W. Rush, 65, and Garner R. Rush, 69 were charged with overdriving, torturing, and injuring animals and failure to provide proper sustenance, a class A-misdemeanor, and failing to provide appropriate... more

Assemblyman proposes splitting NY into two states

Splitting NY into two states? That’s what one Assemblyman is proposing.
Should New York be split into two states? That’s what one Assemblyman is asking for support from Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. Back in January, Assemblyman Stephen Hawley (R) reached out to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, asking for support on the referendum of splitting New York into two states. “This is an idea that has been discussed for many years, and... more

State police investigating construction equipment theft in Sennett

State police investigating construction equipment theft in Sennett
State police announced Monday morning that a piece of construction equipment was stolen from a Sennett business. The Auburn barracks is investigating the theft of a 2011 Caterpillar Skid Steer, Model 279C, Rubber Tracked, machine from Carroll Equipment on Route 5 in the town of Sennett, according to a press release. Friday morning, the skid steer was gone — only leaving... more

Police: Farmington duo charged after car taken from Canandaigua residence

Police: Farmington duo charged after car taken from Canandaigua residence
Canandaigua Police Chief Stephen Hedworth reports the arrest of two Farmington residents following an investigation into a stolen vehicle. On February 7th at approximately 11:32 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Chapin Street for the report of a stolen vehicle. Through investigation police say that 21-year-old Chad A. Brown broke into the victim’s residence and stole car keys,... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Melissa Taylor, Seneca Co. Emergency Management Director (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Melissa Taylor, Seneca Co. Emergency Management Director (podcast)
Melissa Taylor resumed her position as Seneca County Director of Emergency Management in November after the Seneca County Board of Supervisors voted 13-0 to honor her request to withdraw her resignation letter from early in the year. On Monday, she is in-studio with Harold “Web Dog” Weber as a guest on Weber This Week to talk about her department, what... more

Lago celebrates anniversary, remains optimistic despite Moody’s report last month

Lago celebrates anniversary, remains optimistic despite Moody’s report last month
As del Lago Resort & Casino celebrates their second anniversary, and looks ahead to another year in Northern Seneca County – management says the focus remains bolstering the region. Lago’s focus for 2019 will be in continuing to build community, increasing employment opportunities, boosting tourism, and helping local businesses grow. “As we mark our second year, we are thrilled that... more

Local officials testify to restore AIM funding after Cuomo’s proposed cut leaves many reeling

Local officials testify to restore AIM funding after Cuomo’s proposed cut leaves many reeling
Restore the funding. With local officials from across New York State at the Capitol today testifying before the state Legislature’s fiscal committees on the impact of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-2020 proposed state budget, Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) urged Cuomo and legislative leaders to restore a proposed cut to critical state funding for area municipalities. In his 2019-20 proposed Executive... more

Dix Town officials looking for details about Woodstock 50

Dix Town officials looking for details about Woodstock 50
The Dix Town Board called a Special Meeting Feb. 7 to discuss concerns — both their own and those expressed by various of their constituents — regarding the planned Woodstock 50 concert weekend planned in August at Watkins Glen International. The meeting, poorly promoted and attracting only a handful of people, was urged by board member Dominick Smith after concerns... more

HERE COMES THE MONEY: Grant expansion in NYS will allow for more work on zombie properties

HERE COMES THE MONEY: Grant expansion in NYS will allow for more work on zombie properties
New York State officials have announced “Zombies 2.0,” the expansion of a grant initiative to address the growing statewide issue of “zombie homes”– vacant and abandoned homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding.This program is intended to provide up to $9 million in grants to New York State municipalities to address housing vacancy and blight. The grants... more

Republicans say Amazon should consider Upstate as NYC deal draws criticism from all sides

Republicans say Amazon should consider Upstate as NYC deal draws criticism from all sides
In recent weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the Amazon project in New York City could be in jeopardy, according to Republican lawmakers. “It is time to talk about relocating the proposed second Amazon Headquarters perfectly between Rochester and Syracuse. Both cities have world-class colleges and universities, providing a rich pool of potential employees to support the Amazon campus.... more

Learning about a new life for old books in Aurora

Learning about a new life for old books in Aurora
The Aurora Free Library isn’t normally open on Sundays, but the library staff thought to switch things up a bit this weekend. Susan MacCormick, an assistant librarian, stumbled upon a neat way to put old, discarded books back to use on Pinterest, a do-it-yourself social media platform. MacCormick led a workshop at the library Sunday to show others how to... more

Democrats seek out ‘responsible’ economic development after sparring with Gov. Cuomo

Democrats seek out ‘responsible’ economic development after sparring with Gov. Cuomo
Senate Democrats pushed back against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Friday assertion that they want to scuttle the deal to bring up to 40,000 Amazon jobs to Long Island City, insisting they want “responsible” economic development. Cuomo on Friday said the state Senate, under the control of his own party for the first time in a decade, was trying to block the... more

Mynderse senior grappler Trent Youngs qualifies for States

Mynderse senior grappler Trent Youngs qualifies for States
This past weekend, Wrestling Super Sectionals were held at SUNY Brockport and Mynderse Academy senior Trent Youngs took first place in the 152 weight class. The victory earned Youngs a trip to Albany later this month for the State Championship tournament. Mynderse senior Mason Major also wrestled well and came in fourth place. Youngs becomes the fourth Mynderse Academy wrestler... more

Sienna poll shows falling approval ratings for Cuomo, Schumer, and NY legislature

Sienna poll shows falling approval ratings for Cuomo, Schumer, and NY legislature
The first month of the 2019 session has been an unusually productive one as the Democratic-led Legislature has approved measures strengthening legal protections for LGBT people, new gun control measures, laws that are meant to make it easier to vote and a bill strengthening abortion rights. All have been cheered on by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But a Siena College poll... more

Schuyler officials taking extra steps to help property owners avoid tax foreclosure

Schuyler officials taking extra steps to help property owners avoid tax foreclosure
Over the next few weeks, some tax delinquent Schuyler County residents will be getting a personal letter from County Treasurer Holley Sokolowski and County Attorney Steven Getman. The letter is a personal plea: Please pay your back property taxes before February 20. That’s the date after which, if taxes are not paid, a Schuyler County Court Judge may enter a... more
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