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Family and friends mourn loss of 6-year-old after Junius crash; GoFundMe established for funeral expenses

Serious crash temporarily closes SR 318 in Seneca County on Saturday
An online fundraiser seeks to help out a family as they are forced to bury their six-year-old daughter after a crash over the weekend in Seneca County. We’re told the Seneca Falls family was in a minivan stopped on Route 318, attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Burgess Road in Junius, when they were hit from behind by a... more

State to study proposal to mandate minimum staffing levels for nursing homes, hospitals

State to study proposal to mandate minimum staffing levels for nursing homes, hospitals
Healthcare officials are searching for a solution to apparent understaffing problems in many of the worst-rated nursing homes in Western New York. Residents in some of those facilities often wait a long time for assistance for basic needs. A state-mandated proposal to hire more employees in hospitals and nursing homes, in order to improve care, has now been set aside... more

THE DEBRIEF: Jim Meaney of The Geneva Believer discusses future of City Council, and more (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Jim Meaney of The Geneva Believer discusses future of City Council, and more (podcast)
When Jim Meaney, founder of The Geneva Believer announced that he would be seeking the nomination to run for Geneva City Council’s Ward 6 seat – there was very little surprise. However, weeks later he ended that campaign, returning to the work that led him to the decision that would be to run for City Council. Reporting on the City... more

New York state’s rural population continues to decline

New York state’s rural population continues to decline
New numbers from the U.S. Census show New York state's population continued to decline last year. According to figures released Thursday, the state's total population dropped by more than 48,000 between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, to a total of 19.5 million. For many years, population declines in many upstate areas were offset by growth in and around... more

Orange dominate Navy to close out regular season

Orange dominate Navy to close out regular season
The No. 9 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (9-3, 2-2 ACC) couldn’t have asked for a much better way to end the regular season, dominating Navy (5-7, 3-4 Patriot League) in every way Saturday night, defeating the Midshipmen 18-9. The Orange capped off their fourth-straight win with a balanced effort that saw the starting attack combine for a staggering 17 points,... more

Woman accused of strangling boyfriend after throwing dirty diapers at him

Woman accused of strangling boyfriend after throwing dirty diapers at him
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Sodus woman following an investigation into a domestic incident that occurred in the village on Saturday. Deputies arrested Tracy L. Aunkst, 27, of Sodus around 6:16 a.m. after she was involved in a domestic incident with her boyfriend. She’s accused of strangling her boyfriend in front of their two year... more

Fast start, strong finish lifts Cornell over Brown

Fast start, strong finish lifts Cornell over Brown
The No. 10 Big Red men’s lacrosse team dominated the first half, and then held off a late comeback attempt by Brown on its Senior Day, to defeat the Bears, 12-9, at Stevenson-Pincince Field in Providence. The win improved Cornell to 9-4 on the season and 3-2 in the Ivy League, keeping the Big Red in contention for one of... more

Newark driver charged with DWI after Galen crash

Newark driver charged with DWI after Galen crash
Deputies report the arrest of a Newark man for driving while intoxicated following an investigation into a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Galen. On Saturday around 4:22 p.m. Anthony W. Carr, 29, of Newark was arrested following investigation into a property damage accident on Gannett Road. Deputies say Carr failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the... more

Hobart tops Mount St. Mary’s to move into 1st in NEC

Hobart tops Mount St. Mary’s to move into 1st in NEC
The Hobart College lacrosse team earned an 11-8 Northeast Conference win over Mount St. Mary’s University on Boswell Field at Urick Stadium to move into a tie for first place in the league standings. The Statesmen improved to 10-3 overall, 4-1 in the NEC. The Mountaineers had their five-game winning streak snapped and slip to 8-6, 4-1. On Senior Day,... more

Tax receipts decline $3.7B, per year-end Comptroller’s report

Tax receipts decline $3.7B, per year-end Comptroller’s report
The state’s tax receipts in the most recently ended fiscal year declined $3.7 billion, a 4.7 percent reduction to $75.6 billion, according to an end-of-year cash report released Friday by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. It’s another example of the state’s slackening tax revenue amid concerns the broader economy is softening. “After months of concern over lower-than-expected tax collections, the state ended... more

Canandaigua defeats Penn Yan 10-9 in overtime

Canandaigua defeats Penn Yan 10-9 in overtime
A big win for the Canandaigua Braves over the Penn Yan Mustangs in boys high school lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Canandaigua Academy. Check out photos from the game at Canandaigua Academy here… D&C: Read More At the half host Penn Yan leads Canandaigua 5-3 @CABravesSports @CALacrosse #NYSPHSAA @SportsFive pic.twitter.com/6MRUkMy6ZC — Jack Haley (@jackhaley42) April 22, 2016 more

Charter agrees to expand rural broadband under deal with NY

Charter agrees to expand rural broadband under deal with NY
Charter Communications will expand broadband internet access upstate under a tentative deal with New York regulators. Under the proposed agreement, Charter will roll out broadband service to 145,000 upstate customers before October 2021 and pay $12 million to expand service in especially underserved rural areas. The state's Department of Public Service announced the deal Friday. If formally approved by regulators... more

Large free-agency haul leaves Bills with many draft options

Large free-agency haul leaves Bills with many draft options
Coming off a 17-player haul in free agency, Brandon Beane has plenty of options entering the NFL draft. And the Bills general manager isn’t going to restrict himself to focusing on one or two positions when it comes time for Buffalo to make the No. 9 selection. Name a position outside of quarterback, after Buffalo selected Josh Allen with its... more

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?
Local food and local drink are huge in the Finger Lakes region, which the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has long recognized. Inspired by ongoing developments in the region’s travel and tourism marketplace, the Chamber is hosting an event June 3 called “al fresco flx” to talk more about and experience what is happening on the agritourism, food and craft beverage... more

Syracuse basketball’s future non-conference schedules get tougher to balance

Syracuse basketball’s future non-conference schedules get tougher to balance
Since the ACC announced an expanded 20-game schedule, we knew that it would likely impact the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team’s ability to add all of the teams it wanted to in non-conference play. We’ve talked about that from time to time here, and hypothesized about who makes the cut (and who doesn’t) when looking at Syracuse’s usual non-conference foes.... more

Amerks continue playoff drought against Toronto with ringing pipes, leaky defense in Game 1

Amerks continue playoff drought against Toronto with ringing pipes, leaky defense in Game 1
In two previous Calder Cup playoff series, the Toronto Marlies never lost a game to the Rochester Americans. They’re still perfect. Paced by Buffalo native Chris Mueller’s two goals and the solid goaltending of Kasimir Kaskisuo, who turned back 29 shots, Toronto beat Rochester 4-1 Friday at the Blue Cross Arena at the Community War Memorial, taking Game 1 of... more

Judge’s exit looms over Yankees’ 4-homer win

Judge’s exit looms over Yankees’ 4-homer win
The Yankees hit four home runs Saturday, tied for their second-most in a game this season. They would’ve had five if not for a fan-interference call against Gleyber Torres. Ultimately, that extra home run did not matter, as the Yankees cruised to a 9-2 win over the Royals at Yankee Stadium — but with plenty of concern for slugger Aaron... more

Cards take it to Mets in 10-2 St. Louis win

Cards take it to Mets in 10-2 St. Louis win
Rarely one to forcefully counter a critique, manager Mike Shildt took exception on Saturday morning to what he perceived to be a suggestion that the club needed to consider other starting pitching options amid a run of abbreviated starts. “If we’re talking about the confidence in our rotation, it’s still high,” Shildt said in his retort. “I expect us at... more
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