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Ithaca man arrested for stealing chainsaws from Lowe’s and threatening employee with hatchet

Ithaca man arrested for stealing chainsaws from Lowe’s and threatening employee with hatchet
An Ithaca man has been arrested after Ithaca Police say he stole several items, including chainsaws, from the Lowe’s on Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway, and threatened an employee with a hatchet on Tuesday, June 11. Zachery Burlingame, 31, was arrested for robbery and menacing — he also had a bench warrant on previous theft charges. After Burlingame threatened an employee with... more

New York State wants bigger bite of food, ag industries

State wants bigger bite of food, ag industries
Cornell University is administering the state’s first food and agriculture business competition, expected to be one of the largest in the nation, and with a top prize of $1 million. Geneva-based Cornell AgriTech and the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture are among the Cornell programs assisting in the Grow-NY competition, launched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo... more

Robinson Cano on rehab assignment in Syracuse

Robinson Cano on rehab assignment in Syracuse
Robinson Cano is striding his way back to the New York Mets in progressive steps of two innings at a time. It’s not his choice. He claims he’s ready for a full plate of action. But that’s not the plan for his rehab assignment with the Syracuse Mets. So he made his debut with a five-inning stretch on Tuesday, was... more

Sports betting will officially begin at del Lago this summer

Sports betting will officially begin at del Lago this summer
On Tuesday, gambling regulators in New York voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos- and Del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes is on that list. Sports betting has been on high demand from Del Lago’s customers for awhile and their requests have finally been granted. General manager Mark Juliano said this new addition, officially called... more

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)
Jessica Lahr returns as Courtney Kasper, the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center Visitor Experience Manager. joins the show in-studio to help preview Father’s Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes. . more

Will NCAA’s new 3-point line help or hurt Syracuse?

Will NCAA’s new 3-point line help or hurt Syracuse?
Could the NCAA’s change in the distance of the 3-point shot help or hurt the Syracuse Orange next season? The NCAA announced last week that the 3-point line will be moved back to the international distance of 22-feet, 1 ¾-inches for the 2019-20 season. That’s nearly 15 inches longer than the previous distance of 20-feet, 9-inches. Read More: Syracuse.com more

Rochester Red Wings are the hottest team in the International League

Rochester Red Wings are the hottest team in the International League
The Rochester Red Wings defeated the Columbus Clippers 4-3 Tuesday at Frontier Field to extend their winning streak to eight games and continue to rise up the International League North Division standings. The last time Rochester (28-33) reeled off eight consecutive wins was June 2006. The Wings current winning streak began with a 9-3 road win against Syracuse on June... more

Sennett storage facility expanding, adding employees

Sennett storage facility expanding, adding employees
A Sennett storage facility is undergoing a 15,000-square-foot expansion to meet demand for climate-controlled storage, among other common customer needs. AllStorage, at 450 Grant Ave., is adding a 10,000-square-foot climate-controlled building and another 5,000 square feet of standard storage to the 20,000-square-foot facility. The Citizen: Read More more

Geneva man gets 9 years for selling drugs

Geneva man gets 9 years for selling drugs
Ontario County Judge Brian Dennis sentenced a Geneva man to a lengthy prison term Tuesday for selling drugs last fall. District Attorney Jim Ritts said Ryan Reeder, 37, was sentenced to nine years in prison for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (class B felony). He was convicted of that charge in a jury trial earlier this year. Reeder... more

Waterloo Village Board ends stipend for non-use of health insurance

Waterloo Village Board ends stipend for non-use of health insurance
This Seneca County village has six elected officials. They have been eligible for health insurance through the village, if they so choose. If they decline the insurance, they have been given a $250-a-month stipend. The Village Board voted 3-0 Monday to eliminate the stipend, effective July 1. Trustees Les Marquart, Gina Suffredini and John Butlak voted in favor. Mayor Jack... more

Top 3 things we learned from Day 2 of Bills minicamp

Top 3 things we learned from Day 2 of Bills minicamp
The second day of Bills minicamp went to the defense as they made the lion’s share of the plays. Between the secondary making plays on the ball and the pass rush getting home a handful of times, the defense provided more for the highlight reel. It began with LB Corey Thompson. The second-year player got first team reps all day... more

Cuomo says lawmakers should face primaries if session ends on disappointing note

Cuomo says lawmakers should face primaries if session ends on disappointing note
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned state lawmakers that they should finish session with a package of progressive measures accomplished or face potential primaries next year. Cuomo wants the Legislature to legalize gestational surrogacy and strengthen rent control laws. At the same time, Cuomo listed extending access to driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants and marijuana legalization as well as the Equal Rights... more

Ovid, Lodi villages oppose central sewer plant, may go on own

Ovid, Lodi villages oppose central sewer plant, may go on own
The mayors of two south Seneca County villages voiced strong opposition Tuesday to the current Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ plan to have a single, central wastewater treatment plant in Willard serve the south end of the county. Ovid Mayor Leon Kelly and Lodi Mayor Kyle Barnhart said the centralized plan advocated by the county board would be far too... more

Rising waters and assessments? Property owners frustrated along Lake Ontario

Rising waters and assessments? Property owners frustrated along Lake Ontario
Michael Godden says if he knew his lakefront house on Edgemere Drive would be ravaged by high waters twice in three years, he would’ve never purchased a home on the lake. “Don’t think I would’ve bought – and I don’t expect anybody today to do the same,” said Godden, who says his property’s assessment has risen $88,000 in the last... more

Fayette board to debate elected vs. appointed highway superintendent

Fayette board to debate elected vs. appointed highway superintendent
Should the town highway superintendent be an elected or appointed position? Town voters may decide that question if the Town Board votes Thursday to put that to a referendum in November. The position has been elected throughout the town’s history. Currently, all highway superintendents in Seneca County are elected. Also on Thursday’s agenda are an agreement with MRB Group for... more

Auburn student wins scholarship with essay

Auburn student wins scholarship with essay
Auburn High School senior Reilly Graney said witnessing history in the nation’s capital two years ago changed her life. Graney, 18, and a group attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017, and then the Women’s March protest held in Washington the next day. Graney said one person she was with for both events had liberal views,... more

Syracuse New Times to stop publishing by end of this month

Syracuse New Times to stop publishing by end of this month
The Syracuse New Times newspaper announced this week that after 50 years in publication, they will print their final edition June 26. Publisher Bill Brod announced a change in March from a free delivery model to a subscription and newsstand sales business model due to declining print advertising revenue and market pressure from the technology sector. The new subscription model... more
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