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Cam’s Pizzeria founders indicted over 70 felony counts after tax fraud investigation

Cam’s Pizzeria founders failed to report $5 million in sales
The Democrat & Chronicle reports that the couple who founded Cam’s Pizzeria were indicted on Thursday by a Monroe County Grand Jury on 78 felony counts each following an investigation into underreported sales. Prosecutors allege that Carmelo Calascibetta, 58, and Rosanna Calascibetta, 57, the husband and wife who founded Cam’s failed to report nearly $5 million in sales to New... more

New York Wine and Grape Foundation moving from Canandaigua to Penn Yan

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The New York Wine and Grape Foundation is coming back to Penn Yan. The marketing and trade agency associated with the wine and grape industry here in the Finger Lakes moved to Canandaigua in 2006. They had relocated to the New York Wine and Cullinary Center, which is now known as New York Kitchen. Steve Griffin tweeted his approval of... more

Police investigate fatal three-car crash in Schuyler Co.

Police investigate fatal three-car crash in Schuyler Co.
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that they investigated a three-car fatal crash on Thursday, which occurred a little before 1 p.m. The crash occurred on State Route 13 in the Town of Cayuta. Investigation revealed that Annette, M. Osborn, 50, of Campbell was traveling south on Route 13 when she crossed the center line and struck the side of... more

Hazardous waste probed at old Palmyra Landfill

Hazardous waste probed at old Palmyra Landfill
The old Palmyra Landfill, a 6.8-acre site along Garnsey Road west of Route 31 in Palmyra, closed in the late 1970s. Water testing in late 2017 and last summer detected chemical pollutants — perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) — in groundwater and leachate samples, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC is now coordinating with... more

Seneca7 will happen April 28th

Seneca7 will happen April 28th
The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 344 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, will be held Sunday, April 28th. The event begins in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish line celebration... more

Army Corps of Engineers to start $100K temporary fix for Fair Haven break wall this summer

Army Corps of Engineers to start $100K temporary fix for Fair Haven break wall this summer
A $100,000 construction project will temporarily fix the broken break wall in Fair Haven. It’s a step forward for the tourism-dependent village that is fighting its way back to normalcy after disastrous flooding in 2017. The break wall in Fair Haven remains in shambles following the high water levels of Lake Ontario. On Thursday, the village learned of a $100,000... more

Reed, O’Mara, Palmesano hosting roundtable in Penn Yan on Mental Health services

Reed, O’Mara, Palmesano hosting roundtable in Penn Yan on Mental Health services
Representative Tom Reed, State Sen. Tom O’Mara, and State Assemblyman Phil Palmesano will host a community roundtable, “Crisis in Care: Mental Health Services in Rural Communities,” Monday, April 22, in Penn Yan. The roundtable will be held in the Yates County Auditorium (Yates County Office Building, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan) beginning at 10 a.m. The media and public are... more

Constellation Brands betting big on marijuana legalization

Constellation Brands betting big on marijuana legalization
One of the area’s largest employers is making moves in the marijuana business. Late last year, Constellation Brands invested billions in a Canadian-based marijuana company and now it wants to make sure it gets first dibs to take a bigger stake in it as that company grows. Last fall, News10NBC Investigative Reporter Jennifer Lewke traveled to Canopy Growth in Ontario,... more

Audit faults Cayuga Co. for purchasing arrangement, process

Audit faults Cayuga Co. for purchasing arrangement, process
The Office of the State Comptroller this week finalized an audit of Cayuga County’s procurement and claims processes, finding, among other things, that the county did not properly seek competition for contracts or equipment purchases. Examiners from the comptroller’s audit reviewed whether county officials followed proper procedure in procuring goods and services and whether claims were adequately supported and audited... more

Voters to decide if former SMS property in Seneca Falls can be sold

Voters to decide if former SMS property in Seneca Falls can be sold
The former SMS property at 109 Ovid St. could be up for sale. The property was purchased by the Bridgeport Fire District as a possible site for a new firehouse. Now the Board of Commissioners of the fire district has declared that it is seeking voter approval to sell it. The commissioners approved a motion April 9 authorizing the sale... more

RG&E, NYSEG pay $3.9M for 2017 windstorm response

RG&E, NYSEG pay $3.9M for 2017 windstorm response
It’s been two years but a settlement has finally been agreed upon that holds RG&E and NYSEG accountable for their failures during the 2017 windstorm in western New York. The storm left 125,000 customers in the Rochester area without power for days. The New York State Department of Public Service says the companies failed to follow their own emergency response... more

Homer Bailey shuts down Yankees in 6-1 loss to Royals

Homer Bailey shuts down Yankees in 6-1 loss to Royals
  Right-hander Homer Bailey showed on Thursday night that he could be a candidate for American League Comeback Player of the Year. He pitched six solid innings and helped the Royals defeat the Yankees, 6-1, at Yankee Stadium. The Royals have won five of their last seven games and improved their record to 7-12. Bailey kept the Yankees off balance... more

Auburn City Council wants to see state act, assist with Arterial change

Auburn City Council wants to see state act, assist with Arterial change
In two separate resolutions, the Auburn City Council called on the state Legislature for city assistance. The council passed a resolution Thursday requesting Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to consider bills that would adjust the reimbursement rate for maintenance on the Arterial roadway. Currently, the maintenance reimbursement rates for Auburn sit at 85 cents per square yard and... more

Canandaigua snow removal ordinance to stay

Canandaigua snow removal ordinance to stay
Several city residents complained last month about bills they received for snow removal. But, a city ordinance that requires property owners and businesses to clear sidewalks in front of and adjoining their homes or else pay a fee for the city to clear them will stay in place. After a short discussion during City Council’s ordinance committee meeting Tuesday night,... more

Diplomat to deliver commencement address at Keuka College

Diplomat to deliver commencement address at Keuka College
A veteran diplomat who represented U.S. interests during some of the most heated international crises of the past generation will deliver the keynote address at Keuka College’s 111th Commencement May 18. Ambassador Robert R. Gosende served for 36 years in Foreign Service with the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State before joining the State University of New York... more

Penn Yan author releases new book, A Telling of Ancestors

Penn Yan author releases new book, A Telling of Ancestors
Marion Balyszak, of Penn Yan, announces the release of her book, A Telling of Ancestors, the first in the series, Emma Prince Kauai Mysteries. A 31-year resident of Yates County, Balyszak is a former non-profit administrator, with a dual degree in history and anthropology, and a minor in museum studies. She ‘retired’ as director of the Finger Lake Institute at... more
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