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Romulus man killed in train accident at former Seneca Army Depot

Romulus man killed in train accident at former Seneca Army Depot
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that his office investigated a fatal train accident at the former Seneca Army Depot along State Route 96 on Thursday. Around 10:17 a.m. deputies were called to the depot, and began an investigation into the incident. Investigators determined that an employee of the Andersons Rail Group had been severely injured after being struck by... more

Buffalo Bills 2019 season schedule released

Buffalo Bills 2019 season schedule released
The 2019-20 NFL schedule was revealed on Wednesday night, and the Buffalo Bills will begin the season with two weeks in the Meadowlands, and later will be spending Thanksgiving in Dallas. All of the Bills regular season games are scheduled to be played at 1 p.m., with two exceptions: a Thanksgiving Day game at Dallas at 4:30 p.m., and a... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget
New York State has adopted a $175.5 billion budget. What does that mean for Upstate New York? Well, it has serious implications – as noted by Unshackle Upstate. Unshackle Upstate advocates on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in Upstate New York who are working to create a better, more-favorable environment for development. Michael Kracker, Director of Unshackle Upstate was... more

Farmington man charged with sexually abusing victim less than 14-years-old

Farmington man charged with sexually abusing victim less than 14-years-old
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a Farmington man following an investigation into events that transpired in November 2018 in the Town of Farmington. Henderson says that Aaron Paul English, 30, of Farmington subjected a juvenile female to sexual contact. The victim was less than 14 years old, according to the Sheriff’s Office. As result, English was charged with... more

Despite losses across state, Ontario County manages to see population boost

Despite losses across state, Ontario County manages to see population boost
More state residents are saying "I Leave NY," though Ontario, Monroe and Tompkins are among the few upstate New York counties showing signs of slight growth. Statewide, the number of people calling New York home dropped by 48,500 to 19.5 million in 2018 compared to the year before, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. that's a one-year... more

Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores
Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area. The grocery chain will spend $40 million on renovations to at least six stores including the one in LeRoy. The first phase of work is already underway. A re-grand opening... more

Overtime pay highest in a decade for state agencies

Overtime pay highest in a decade for state agencies
New York state agencies paid out $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018. That's according to a new report released Thursday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. His report says last year's total overtime cost was at the highest level within the past decade. DiNapoli says the average number of state... more

Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31

Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31
Deputies say a Palmyra man was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle accident on State Route 31 in Macedon during the early-morning hours of April 13th. William E. Watson, 49, of Palmyra was traveling eastbound on Route 31 when a deer entered into the roadway and collided with the motorcycle. The collision caused Watson to lose control of... more

REPORT: Geneva Friendly’s will close next month, Eastview location already shut down

REPORT: Geneva Friendly’s will close next month
Friendly’s in Geneva will be shutting down next month. Management has confirmed to Finger Lakes News Radio that the popular restaurant will see it’s last day of business on May 14th. Earlier this month several corporate-owned locations shut down without warning. The location at Eastview Mall shut down earlier this week. Senator Chuck Schumer has been calling the federal Department... more

Deputies: Man locked ex-girlfriend in bathroom, shoved her during domestic incident

Deputies: Man locked ex-girlfriend in bathroom, shoved her during domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester man following a domestic incident in the Town of Palmyra. Deputies arrested Edward A. Welsh, 21, of Rochester on multiple charges after the investigation on Wednesday. He was taken into custody around 11:40 p.m., according to deputies. Welsh was charged with criminal mischief, unlawful imprisonment, and harassment. He’s accused... more

Leaders call for more early intervention funds after agency says it may cease in Wayne County

Leaders call for more early intervention funds after agency says it may cease in Wayne County
With a Wayne County agency pondering ending its Early Intervention Program for children ages birth to 3, the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution at its meeting Tuesday asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to significantly boost reimbursement rates for service providers. The Arc Wayne, a major early intervention provider for the county, has informed officials that it... more

Budelmann is no fan of cashless bail, other criminal justice reforms

Budelmann is no fan of cashless
Criminal justice reforms shouldn’t simply gut, or throw away systems that have worked. That’s the message from Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, who spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio earlier this week. He says that members of law enforcement and prosecutors are fighting a battle of public opinion. As an example, he pointed to changes in the bail system... more

Senecas take casino dispute forward after ruling that they need to pay NYS

Senecas take casino dispute forward after ruling that they need to pay NYS
The Seneca Nation of Indians is calling on the U.S. Department of Interior to review an arbitration panel’s decision in regards to an ongoing dispute over casino revenue sharing. The panel ruled the Senecas are required to continue to pay a portion of slot machine revenue to the state, and also make two years in back payments. It was determined... more

‘Color Run’ to help support Auburn nonprofit

‘Color Run’ to help support Auburn nonprofit
Cayuga Community College is continuing a colorful tradition to help support an Auburn nonprofit. Organized by Cayuga’s Faculty Association, the 'Cayuga Cares with Color Run' takes place next month. This run/walk started in 2015 and has grown every year. The race will help support the Matthew House, a nonprofit residential facility in the City of Auburn that helps people with... more

Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town

Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town
It could be one of the largest solar farms in the region: 40 acres in Farmington are proposed to become home to thousands of solar panels. Nearly 100 people gathered at the highway garage off Hook Road in Farmington, most of them all voicing opposition to the solar panel project by Delaware River Solar, which is seeking a permit to... more

John Hicks to receive Springstead Award

John Hicks to receive Springstead Award
The Geneva Rotary Club is proud to announce that the club will award this year’s Springstead Award for Outstanding Community Service to retired Ontario County Administrator John Hicks. The presentation will take place at the Gala 100th Anniversary Celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Club 86. The club also announced that Don Alhart, veteran television news anchor of... more

Some officials worried about unintended consequences of expanded plastics ban in Canandaigua

Canandaigua school, governments weigh in on plastics proposal
Should Canandaigua City Council enact a ban on single-use plastic items, the Canandaigua school district will have to hire more people. Superintendent Jamie Farr — who along with Ontario County and town of Canandaigua officials on Tuesday addressed Council’s ordinance committee about the impact of this legislation — said at least four cafeteria workers would need to be hired for... more

Wine, Dine & Dance at Ontario ARC’s Wine Mixer on April 27th

Wine, Dine & Dance at Ontario ARC’s Wine Mixer on April 27th
Raise a glass – and funds for the Friends of Ontario ARC Foundation! Join Honorary Chairs Debbie and Don Culeton for Ontario ARC’s Wine Mixer on Saturday, April 27th. The event kicks off at 6PM at The Cracker Factory, 35 Lehigh Street in Geneva. Proceeds from the Wine Mixer will benefit Ontario ARC’s growing menu of programs and services that... more
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