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MOTION DEFEATED: Seneca Falls Town Board votes 4-1 against resolution that would have ended donations to Women’s HOF

RESOLUTION DEFEATED: Town Board votes 4-1 against HOF resolution
On Tuesday, the Seneca Falls Town Board voted 4-1, with one abstention defeating a resolution that was announced last week by Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, which would have prohibited any future financial funding from the Town to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. All due to the induction of Jane Fonda. Several partitioners were listed to offer public comments regarding... more

Deputy charged with grand larceny, falsifying business records in Cayuga County

Deputy charged with grand larceny, falsifying business records in Cayuga County
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck announced the arrest of a road patrol deputy following a months-long investigation initiated in January. Sheriff Schenck reports that Robert L. Brown, 42, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny as a crime of public corruption, first-degree falsifying business records, and one count of official misconduct. Brown was employed as a full-time deputy with the Sheriff’s... more

Syracuse pulls away from Hobart for 17-5 victory

Syracuse battles Hobart tonight in Geneva
The Orange are bringing the Kraus-Simmons Trophy back to Syracuse. The Orange and the Hobart Statesmen were separated by just two goals at halftime of Tuesday night’s lacrosse game at Boswell Field in Geneva. Syracuse cruised to victory in the second half, winning 17-5. The victory was the 250th for Syracuse head coach John Desko. – Syracuse retains Kraus-Simmons Trophy (Cuse.com)... more

FRESH TAKES: Surprise Final Four & April Movies (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Surprise Final Four & April Movies (podcast)
This week on Fresh Takes with Russo and Felice, a look back at the tournament that resulted in a surprise Final Four and a breakdown of this coming weekend’s match-ups and picks for who will cut down the nets on Monday night. Baseball rolls into week two and a look at some anticipated new movies coming out in April. ... more

Syracuse University shifts Carrier Dome roof replacement timeline

Syracuse University shifts Carrier Dome roof replacement timeline
Syracuse University has changed the timeline on its Carrier Dome renovation project and the athletic department will vacate the Carrier Dome on March 1, 2020, the school’s athletic director John Wildhack told ESPN Radio’s Brent Axe on Tuesday. “As we look toward 2020, really beginning March 1 of 2020, athletics will vacate the Dome so that we can begin the... more

NY Sen. Bob Antonacci ‘pretty comfortable’ Auburn prison won’t close

NY Sen. Bob Antonacci ‘pretty comfortable’ Auburn prison won’t close
New York officials haven’t announced which prisons will close this year, but state Sen. Bob Antonacci is optimistic about the fate of Auburn Correctional Facility. Antonacci, R-Onondaga, told The Citizen Tuesday that he doesn’t believe Auburn and other maximum security prisons will be closed by the state. The state budget approved by lawmakers Monday allows Gov. Andrew Cuomo to close... more

Cornell Senior Matt Morgan declares for NBA Draft for third straight year

Cornell Senior Matt Morgan declares for NBA Draft for third straight year
For the third straight year, Matt Morgan is entering the NBA Draft, the senior guard announced on Twitter on Tuesday. After declaring for the draft and ultimately withdrawing and returning to Cornell after each of the last two seasons, Cornell’s all-time leading scorer wrote that he will be represented by Klutch Sports Group, an agency most known for representing LeBron... more

Multiple departments respond to house fire in town of Moravia

Multiple departments respond to house fire in town of Moravia
Firefighters from multiple departments were called to a fire on Dresserville Road in Moravia on Tuesday afternoon. The structure fire was reported at about 5:20 p.m, and members of the Moravia Fire Department arrived to find the home’s kitchen fully involved, according to Moravia Chief Bill Andersen. Firefighters were able to knock the fire down after approximately 30 minutes, Andersen... more

Panel ‘misapplied law’, glossed over ongoing environmental harm caused by Greenidge, appeal claims

Panel ‘misapplied law’, glossed over ongoing environmental harm caused by Greenidge, appeal claims
Three environmental groups are asking an appellate court in Rochester to reconsider a five-judge panel’s unanimous ruling in February that dismissed as “moot” their challenge to an operating permit granted to the Greenidge Generation power plant in Dresden. The groups assert that the panel “misapplied the law” when it tossed out their claims on procedural grounds without weighing the merits of their... more

Dominic Smith keys 5-run first inning as Mets top Marlins

Dominic Smith keys 5-run first inning as Mets top Marlins
A note to opposing clubs game planning against Dominic Smith: Shift at your own risk. Much like he did the previous night, Smith beat the defensive shift during a five-run first inning in the Mets’ 6-5 win over the Marlins on Tuesday at Marlins Park. Smith, who got his first start of the season at first base, with top prospect... more

Yankees lose again as Chapman takes loss

Yankees lose again as Chapman takes loss
Aroldis Chapman became an unwilling participant in a pair of career milestones for Tigers rookie outfielder Dustin Peterson, who ripped a go-ahead double for his first Major League hit and RBI off the Yankees closer in the top of the ninth inning, lifting Detroit to a 3-1 victory on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium. Making his third appearance of the... more

NYS Dept. of Education cancels computer-based tests for Wednesday after glitch

NYS Dept. of Education cancels computer-based tests for Wednesday after glitch
For the second year in a row, a technical glitch has interrupted the computer-based ELA Common Core testing for some school districts across the state. Some of those districts were in the Syracuse area, including reports from East Syracuse Minoa Central School District. Rochester and Albany area schools have reported similar issues. Last April, West Irondequoit schools in Monroe County... more

Man charged with choking woman in her sleep in Auburn

Man charged with choking woman in her sleep in Auburn
A man was tracked down and arrested about a week after two domestic incidents in Auburn, the Auburn Police Department reported Tuesday. On March 19, Dwight Williams, 40, of 43 Water St., Lyons, entered a woman’s apartment and choked her while she was sleeping in bed, police said. After being choked, the 39-year-old victim called 911. Police said Williams went... more

Auburn man threw log into window to commit burglary

Auburn man threw log into window to commit burglary
In October, an Auburn man threw a log through a window to gain access to a home to commit burglary. Upon forcing his entrance into the Throop home on Turnpike Road, Edwin Roberts, 37, stole a safe with money in it. Roberts, of 174 Genesee St., Apt. A, was arrested about a week after his Oct. 11 crime following a... more

No tax increase in proposed Newark village budget

No tax increase in proposed Newark village budget
Village residents will see no increase in taxes under the proposed 2019-20 budget. A public hearing on the $11.1 million spending plan is set for 6 p.m. tonight in the second-floor Village/Town Court room of the Municipal Building at 100 E. Miller St. The budget calls for a tax rate of $13.43 per $1,000 of assessed value, the same as... more

Lunkenheimer to open new Weedsport brewery, Wayne County tasting room

Lunkenheimer to open new Weedsport brewery, Wayne County tasting room
Fresh off taking three medals at the New York State Craft Beer Competition in March, Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co. has announced that it is expanding. The Weedsport brewery will move from its 1,200-square-foot space at 8920 N. Seneca St., which owners and brewers Derric and Kristen Slocum opened in September 2014. The brewery’s new space will be closer to 3,000,... more

Canandaigua grad to run Boston Marathon

Canandaigua woman to run Boston Marathon
Mackenzie Hulme, 22, of Canandaigua, will run the Boston Marathon on April 15 to raise funds for 261 Fearless Inc., a nonprofit women’s running organization founded by Kathrine Switzer. In 1967, Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Marathon. Hulme, a senior at Boston College, was a track and cross-country runner at Canandaigua Academy. She grew up helping... more

Now that budget is done, lawmakers turn focus to marijuana legalization

Now that budget is done, lawmakers turn focus to marijuana legalization
The 2019-20 state budget is in the books, but state lawmakers still have another three months left in the legislative session. There’s a lot the spending plan didn’t cover, and in the post-budget session, legislators are on more equal footing with the governor. Here’s what to watch for in the post-budget session. Marijuana legalization: The issue remains one of the... more
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