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Teen charged after Lyons stabbing; victim airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital

Wayne Co. man airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after Lyons stabbing
Troopers were called to a reported assault on William Street in Lyons Saturday night – and they found a man who had been stabbed multiple times. The incident involved 5-10 people, according to the Times of Wayne County. Troopers said that Shawn Baker, 32, of Galen was stabbed several times. He was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. Baker is in... more

WATCH: Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance 100 year commemorative video

WATCH: Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance 100 year commemorative video
On April 25, 1919, the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance founders came together in Auburn, New York to organize a cooperative to promote tourism in the region. 100 years later the tourism industry in the region has grown beyond their wildest expectations. Below is an outstanding video the FLTA produced to commemorate their 100 year anniversary. more

Former Manchester Judge sentenced to jail, will have to pay back $6K in restitution

Former Manchester Judge sentenced to jail, will have to pay back $6K in restitution
After pleading guilty to stealing upwards of $8,000 earlier this month in Ontario County Court – she was sentenced on Friday to six-months in jail. Erika Martin, who served as Manchester Judge before resigning, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and first-degree scheme to defraud. As an elected judge, Martin ordered people to pay for traffic and other infractions. However,... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor talks growth, massive downtown overhaul

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor talks growth, massive downtown overhaul
Downtown Newark is exploding with growth. Mayor Jonathan Taylor says that growth and progress is happening thanks to perseverance of current, and past elected leaders. South Main Street has experienced the most-apparent visual overhaul. That project was worth more than $6 million, which was federally funded thanks to years of planning and studies. However, with the added bonus of overhauling... more

Committee may recommend renewal of landfill air permit in Ontario Co.

Committee may recommend renewal of landfill air permit in Ontario Co.
Casella Waste Systems wants to apply to renew the state Title V air permit for the Ontario County Landfill. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) requires air permits to be renewed every five years. If the county’s Planning and Environmental Quality Committee approves the application at its 1:30 p.m. Monday meeting, the resolution will go to the full Board... more

Livingston County officials worry about jail closure

Livingston County officials worry about jail closure
Livingston County officials said a state prison that may shut down this fall will cause a ripple effect in the community. On Friday, state officials announced the upcoming closing of the Livingston Correctional Facility, which is one of three slated to close. Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes said Friday the facility will close in September. The medium security prison houses more than... more

Yates will not opt-in to paper bag fee after plastic bags banned

Yates will not opt-in to paper bag fee after plastic bags banned
In March 2020, New York will become the second state – behind California – to implement a ban on single-use plastic bags. Counties will also have the option to opt-in to a $0.05 fee on paper bags, but what about Yates County? During a discussion at the May 6 Yates County Legislature Public Works Committee, the consensus was not to... more

Austin Steward marker unveiling calls attention to West Avenue Cemetery

Austin Steward marker unveiling calls attention to West Avenue Cemetery
The unveiling of a marker to remember a forgotten hero of the movement to abolish slavery has called attention to his resting place in the West Avenue Cemetery — a place of history that city officials say is in need of upkeep. Austin Steward, a former slave, Rochester business owner and author of the book, “Twenty-two Years a Slave and... more

FLCC students move on, with promise of help

FLCC students move on, with promise of help
The woman who helped pioneer the area’s premier musical performance and tourist destination came full circle Saturday, standing on its stage and celebrating hundreds of Finger Lakes Community College’s newest graduates. Ginny Clark, who recently retired after a more than 20-year career with the global Fortune 500 company Constellation Brands, gave FLCC’s 51st commencement address Saturday at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands... more

Sun shines on Keuka College Class of 2019 at 111th Commencement

Sun shines on Keuka College Class of 2019 at 111th Commencement
With newly minted graduates, a newly installed president, and a sun-filled sky that was, if not new, at least novel in recent weeks, Keuka College's Class of 2019 whooped, hollered, and crossed the stage during Saturday's 111th Commencement celebration. Retired American Ambassador Robert R. Gosende encouraged the approximately 460 graduates to be global thinkers who also work for the greater... more

Marlins shut-out lifeless Mets for second straight game

Marlins shut-out lifeless Mets for second straight game
  Sandy Alcantara wasn’t perfect on Sunday, but he was pretty close. The Marlins starter threw his first career complete game in Miami’s 3-0 win over the Mets, completing a three-game sweep at Marlins Park. Alcantara gave up just two hits and struck out eight, also a career high in an extremely efficient 89-pitch (55 strikes) effort just one day... more

Waterloo Town Board may seek study of deteriorating sewer line concrete

Waterloo Town Board may seek study of deteriorating sewer line concrete
Concrete supporting manholes in the sanitary sewers along Routes 5 & 20 heading west to the Border City area is deteriorating because of a chemical used in construction some 20 years ago. The Town Board agenda on Monday includes a motion to accept a proposal from MRB Group of Pittsford for some $20,000 to write a grant application for a... more

Penn Yan Lions give $5,000 for 3D Mammography

Penn Yan Lions give $5,000 for 3D Mammography
The Penn Yan Lions Club has made a contribution of $5,000 to the Finger Lakes Health Foundation to support the campaign to bring 3D mammography equipment to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. May 7, Lions Club president Cheryl Sheehan was on hand at the hospital for a check presentation to Helen Kelley, Director of Development for the Foundation. Also present... more