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Debate continues around later start times for middle, high schools

Some CNY schools looking at later start times for schools
The Fayetteville-Manlius School District have been in talks recently to discuss the option of adjusting their school times to a later start time, including hiring an outside consultant to learn more on the effects of a later start time. Schools in 46 states have already made the change or will change in the next school year, including the Ithaca City... more

Weather blamed for pier damage, wall failure in Fair Haven

Army Corps of Engineers blames weather for Fair Haven pier damage
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is blaming weather events, especially a “significant” storm in late February, for bolt failures and sheet pile damage at the West Barrier Bar Pier in the village of Fair Haven. The Army Corps of Engineers followed its initial damage assessment in mid-March with a site visit two weeks ago to inspect the pier. A... more

Vehicle engulfed in flames near Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius

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The Aurelius Fire Department responded to a car fire Monday afternoon. Photos from the scene show a vehicle fully-engulfed in flames upon arrival of first responders. Aurelius fire extinguish car engulfed in flames. (Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen) Gallery: https://t.co/xAKTJiSEgI — Kevin Rivoli (@KevinRivoli) April 8, 2019 The vehicle was pulled to the shoulder of the Arterial between Veterans Memorial Parkway... more

Certain fish should be avoided from Owasco Lake

State issues health advisory for some Owasco Lake fish
The state Department of Health, for the first time, has issued an advisory against consuming certain fish from Owasco Lake, warning they contain mercury levels that could adversely affect health. The health department issued varying levels of warnings for yellow perch, smallmouth bass, walleye, rainbow trout, as they may contain unsafe levels of mercury. Women under 50 and children under... more

DEALS OF THE WEEK: Wing Flight at Ciccino’s, $20 for 18 holes of golf with a cart, and Woody’s Prime Rib special

DEALS OF THE WEEK: Woody’s Trivia Night, $20 golf special, and new menu items at Ciccino’s
Another great week to get out in the Finger Lakes. Take advantage of the FingerLakes1.com Deal Guide to see some of the BEST buys in the region! Woody’s Bar & Grille $15 Prime Rib Dinner Special Woody’s Bar & Grille located in Waterloo at the Quality Inn has a prime rib special that can’t be beat! Enjoy a $15 prime... more

Yankees give away lead late, lose in Houston

Yankees give away lead late, lose in Houston
Carlos Correa’s broken-bat dribbler up the first-base line scored Alex Bregman from third base with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and sent the Astros to their fourth consecutive win, 4-3, over the Yankees on Monday night at Minute Maid Park. With Houston trailing, 3-1, in the seventh, Robinson Chirinos drilled a two-run double to right-center off Zack Britton... more

Conservation groups want ATVs banned in NY’s Adirondacks

Conservation groups want ATVs banned in NY’s Adirondacks
A coalition of conservation groups say New York state must do more to address the impact of all-terrain vehicles in the Adirondacks. The group, which includes organizations such as the Adirondack Council and the Sierra Club, published a report Monday detailing the impact ATVs have on the local ecosystem. The report finds that current policies prohibiting ATV use in public... more

Hunt or B&L? Seneca Supervisors to decide

Hunt or B&L? Seneca Supervisors to decide
No matter which engineering firm does an infiltration and inflow study for Seneca County’s two sewer districts, the cost will be the same. But a months-long dispute over whether to hire Hunt Engineering of Malvern, Pa. or Barton & Loguidice Engineers of Liverpool will likely come to a head Tuesday. A small delegation of board members from the south end... more

Work on Newark’s East Avenue Bridge underway

Work on Newark’s East Avenue Bridge underway
Work has begun on the rehabilitation of the East Avenue bridge that, when complete, will allow the village to remove weight limits from the span over the Erie Canal. Mayor Jonathan Taylor said the project is two years in the making after the village received $404,000 in state money in 2017 to repair the bridge. He did not have the... more

Port 100 makes pitch for money in Geneva

Port 100 makes pitch for money in Geneva
A city co-working group said it has enough funding to keep the space open through 2019. It’s after that time that Port 100’s future becomes more challenging. At City Council’s meeting last week, two Port 100 members, Maureen Ballatori, who directs the site, and Dana Laurent, made their pitch to Council on the importance of keeping the co-working space alive.... more

Police: Woman facing felony charges after attacking officer during Ithaca Commons incident

Police: Woman facing felony charges after attacking officer during Ithaca Commons incident
Police say assault charges have been filed following a ‘chaotic’ incident that happened at the Ithaca Commons early-Saturday. Around 1:20 a.m. police were on foot patrol in the Commons when they witnessed a male subject, later identified as Cadji Furgeson, 26, of Ithaca run across the Commons – strike another man in the face – knocking him to the ground.... more

Auburn Movieplex completes installation of new seats

Auburn Movieplex completes installation of new seats
Just in time for “Avengers: Endgame” and all the summer blockbusters to follow, the Auburn Movieplex 10 has finished installing 1,000 new plush luxury seats in its theaters. The installation was complete by the end of March. All 10 theaters have the new seats, which were made by Atom Seating, of Georgia. The seats in the first two or three... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Claire Benjamin of Rue Claire Lavender Farm & Artisan Chocolate in Lodi (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Claire Benjamin of Rue Claire Lavender Farm & Artisan Chocolate in Lodi (podcast)
Claire Benjamin is the owner of Rue Claire Lavender Farm & Artisan Chocolate in Lodi. Claire’s chocolates are made with the finest & all natural ingredients in artisanal manners. She returns to the studio to appear on the third to last episode of Weber This Week as Harold “Web Dog” Weber retired from broadcasting after nearly 50 years on April... more

Car totaled, utility pole destroyed after driver swerves to miss squirrel on SR 89

Car totaled, utility pole destroyed after driver swerves to miss squirrel on SR 89
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. deputies responded to State Route 89 in the Town of Covert for a vehicle that had reportedly crashed into multiple objects before coming to a stop – trapping the occupants. Deputies arrived and spoke with the occupants, identified as Nadine Everton, 58, and her passenger, Kevin Everton,... more

Finger Lakes Health names Jeff Morgan CFO

Finger Lakes Health names Jeff Morgan CFO
Jeff Morgan has been named treasurer and chief financial officer for Finger Lakes Health. The appointment was announced by Jose Acevedo, M.D., MBA, President and CEO of Finger Lakes Health. Morgan has over 17 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer in an acute care hospital and multi-hospital settings. He most recently worked for Brooks­-TLC Hospital System in Dunkirk,... more

WEEKLY FORECAST: Breezy, showers, and mild temperatures

WEEKLY FORECAST: Breezy, showers, and mild temperatures
The week is going to start warm, get cool, but then settle out in ‘mild’ territory by it’s end. In true spring form – a strong south breeze will push temperatures well-into the 60s on Monday. Some locations could even reach 70, as breaks of sun become possible during the afternoon hours. Any showers leftover from overnight will be wrapped-up... more
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