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Police investigating possible fight, gunshots in Auburn

Police investigating reports of a fight, possible gunshots at Auburn home
The Auburn Police Department is investigating the report of a fight and possible gunshots during the morning hours on Saturday. Officers were called to the scene around 3 a.m., according to The Citizen. A fight and possible gunshots were reported on Seymour Street. The Auburn Police Department said no information was available for the public on Sunday. No arrests or... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is seeking re-election. Four years into his first term as Sheriff – things have moved quickly. In this week’s Sunday Conversation – Sheriff Luce talks about his efforts to maintain and bolster accreditation, work toward a safer community, while balancing the needs of his office and its residents. He discusses the things he’d like to... more

Influence of farm-to-table movement in Finger Lakes explored

Influence of farm-to-table movement in Finger Lakes explored
Chefs using locally sourced food to create menu offerings is a growing phenomenon in the Finger Lakes. It’s also the subject of a day-long program at two locations in Geneva. The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the “al fresco” conference that will explore the influence of the farm-to-table movement and agritourism on the local culture and economy. It’s scheduled... more

Facilitator proposed for Ontario post-landfill closure plan

Facilitator proposed for Ontario post-landfill closure plan
Ten years may seem like plenty of time to plan for the closure of the Ontario County Landfill, but few would disagree that time flies — and Carla Jordan and others are advocating for a “sense of urgency” to start the planning process now. Jordan is the county’s new Director of the new Department of Sustainability & Solid Waste Management.... more

Yankees lose as White Sox grand slam the difference

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Tim Anderson’s first career grand slam proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon as the White Sox defeated the Yankees, 5-2, at Yankee Stadium. Chicago won its first series of the season, taking two out of three over the weekend. “It means a lot for the team,” Anderson said. “We played well this series. Hopefully, we can continue it,... more

Anti-incinerator bill has yet to reach governor’s desk

Anti-incinerator bill has yet to reach governor’s desk
State Sen. Pam Helming said she has been assured that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act. He hasn’t yet, however. The bill would prohibit a trash-burning incinerator from being built on land at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. “I recently met with the Governor’s Office regarding several issues and have been assured that... more

Councilor says town drawing away from development in Geneva

Councilor says town drawing away from development in Geneva
With two major developments in the town underway and a third in the planning stages, the town and the city are teaming up to determine if the city’s sewer system is able to handle the additional wastewater they will generate. But City Councilor Ken Camera suggested at last week’s City Council meeting that such studies simply encourage growth outside a... more

Steve Valentino to vie for Geneva city mayor

Steve Valentino to vie for Geneva city mayor
Veteran City Councilor Steve Valentino has made it official: He is running for mayor. The city Democratic Committee announced Friday afternoon that Valentino, who represents Ward 3 on Council, is the party’s mayoral candidate. Valentino said more than a month ago that he was interested in running, but was waiting for the committee to make a decision. “Geneva’s momentum is... more

Children dash for candy, prizes at Easter egg hunt in Cayuga County town of Cato

Children dash for candy, prizes at Easter egg hunt in Cayuga County town of Cato
Cameron Blaylock stared at the bag of candy he collected at the community Easter egg hunt in Cato with saucer-like eyes Saturday, as if he had just struck gold. “I have gum!,” he exclaimed in victory as he did a dance and stuck his tongue out. Cameron and his sisters, Gracie and Brooklyn, were three of scores of children who... more

NWS issues Tornado Watch, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings as storms roll through FLX

TORNADO WATCH: NWS issues watches/warnings as line of storms moves through FLX
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for several counties in the Finger Lakes until 5 a.m. Counties in the Watch included Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, and Cayuga counties. A line of strong, severe-warned thunderstorms is working its way eastward through the Finger Lakes. Follow the latest tweets below from local meteorologists as this strong line... more

Village Board supports clean air, water amendment to state Constitution

Village Board supports clean air, water amendment to state Constitution
The governing body of this Seneca County village believes state residents have a right to clean water, clean air and a healthful environment as much as they do free speech and assembly, and to host and play Bingo. The Village Board recently voted to support a proposed amendment to the state Constitution by adding this single sentence to the Bill... more

Cuomo: Nearly 9,500 New Yorkers on waiting list for organ donations

Cuomo: Nearly 9,500 New Yorkers on waiting list for organ donations
State officials are marking National Donate Life Month with a stark statistic: Nearly 9,500 New Yorkers are currently on waiting lists for donated organs that could save their lives. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the figure on Friday, saying the state is dedicated to signing more people up to be donors. The Citizen: Read More more