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New York wants to improve your drinking water

New York wants to improve your drinking water
New York is moving forward with a strict limit on certain contaminants in drinking water following a string of incidents that have left some communities in the state without a viable source of drinking water in recent years. The state’s Department of Health agreed this week to adopt lower thresholds for three drinking water containments – PFOA, PFOS and 1,4-dioxane... more

Inside the Evidence: Victor father shot and killed in 1979

Inside the Evidence: Victor father shot and killed in 1979
Forty years ago, a father in Victor was shot three times in the head. It's a case that rattled the village and it's never been solved. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office started looking over all cold cases in January when Sheriff Kevin Henderson took over. In this case, a father was shot and killed in his own home. Henderson says... more

Effort to temporarily block religious exemptions law for vaccines denied

Effort to temporarily block religious exemptions law for vaccines denied
A state Supreme Court justice in Albany on Friday denied an effort to temporarily block a law that ends the religious exemption for vaccinations, attorney Michael Sussman wrote in a post on Facebook. Sussman, along with longtime anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, announced a lawsuit this week that challenged the law, approved last month amid a measles outbreak of more... more

Death of ex-Syracuse football player Chris Gedney haunts friend

Death of ex-Syracuse football player Chris Gedney haunts friend
Scott Schwedes remembers the close friendship he had with Chris Gedney, who committed suicide in 2018. Gedney was troubled with Stage 2 CTE and a host of other maladies that consumed him in this video by N. Scott Trimble…. Colitis Depression Sore joints Alcohol Opioids CTE Ex-Syracuse All-American Chris Gedney privately fought a decade-long struggle that ended on the afternoon... more

Geneva contractor accused of forging docs; arrested on felony charges in Seneca Co.

Geneva contractor accused of forging docs; arrested on felony charges in Seneca Co.
Sheriff Luce reports felony charges, which were filed against a Geneva man following an investigation that spanned more than a month. Talon Robb, 29, of Geneva was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, and one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument; both felonies. Investigators say that on May 23rd Seneca County Building and Fire Code... more

Mets release Syracuse outfielder Matt Kemp

Mets release Syracuse outfielder Matt Kemp
When veteran outfielder Matt Kemp arrived in Syracuse last month, he predicted his stay with the Triple-A Mets would be a short one. He was right, but not for the reason he thought. Kemp figured he’d quickly work his way out of Syracuse and back to the big leagues, but instead his comeback attempt was derailed by injuries and on... more

Doubledays drop first game of road trip at Lowell

Doubledays drop first game of road trip at Lowell
An early offensive surge was too much for the streaking Doubledays to overcome. In the first of the three game set, the Doubledays (13-15) fell to the first place Lowell Spinners (19-8) 5-3, halting a two game winning streak. Auburn drew first blood on Saturday night in Lowell. LF Jake Randa doubled as the first hitter of the game, and... more

Canandaigua woman accused of following estranged husband home from work

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The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a city resident following a domestic-related incident on July 11th. Colleen Hartman, 25, of Canandaigua was charged with felony aggravated family offense, criminal contempt, and unlawful possession of marijuana after following her estranged husband from his place of work. As her husband walked to his home, she followed and knocked on his... more

Power cut off to Lyons Canalside Mobile Home Park

Power cut off to Lyons Canalside Mobile Home Park
The tenants were given two hours notice via text message Thursday that their power in high heat was getting shut off. Their homes, stifling. “Ah…(the home) is close to 95 I believe. And it’s been off for not even an hour. My concerns are all the older people in the park and all the kids that have health issues,” says... more

Blue Jays edge Yankees in pitching duel on Saturday

Blue Jays edge Yankees in pitching duel
Daniel Hudson needed to take a breather after Saturday’s 2-1 Toronto win came to an end at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays brought the 32-year-old right-hander into the match-up with two outs and a two-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning to take on the American League East division leaders, after four other relievers had already kept the... more

Cano comes up with clutch HR in Mets’ win

Cano comes up with clutch HR in Mets’ win
Where has Robinson Cano’s power gone? It’s a question that was posed to Mets manager Mickey Callaway during his pregame media scrum as the 15-year veteran entered Saturday with just four homers in 66 games. “Overall, it’s just consistently putting the barrel on the ball. When he’s going good, he’s putting the barrel on the ball,” Callaway said. “He’s just... more

Suspected harmful algae blooms linger on Cayuga Lake

Suspected harmful algae blooms linger on Cayuga Lake
Although many suspicious blooms still linger, there were indications Friday that some of the harmful algae blooms on Cayuga Lake may have dissipated. Two state park beaches that had been closed earlier this week, Taughannock Falls State Park in Tompkins County and Long Point State Park in Cayuga County because of the blooms, reopened on Friday. The Citizen: Read More more

Town of Vernon ready to hear appeal for Woodstock 50 permit on Tuesday

Town of Vernon ready to hear appeal for Woodstock 50 permit on Tuesday
The town of Vernon is poised to hear an appeal from Woodstock 50 organizers to hold the festival at Vernon Downs. Town of Vernon attorney Vincent Rossi says the planning board is set to hear an appeal Tuesday night. The town denied a permit application on Tuesday for a festival Aug. 16-18 at the Vernon Downs racetrack and casino. Residents... more

Grant funding on the horizon for zombie properties in Auburn

Grant funding on the horizon for zombie properties in Auburn
As one of 48 New York municipalities to receive state grant funding to tackle "zombie homes" or vacant properties, Auburn is planning on creating more affordable housing. At Thursday's city council meeting, Jennifer Haines, Auburn's director of planning and economic development, announced that the city will receive $142,500 through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation over two years. The grant will... more

Farmington woman arrested after domestic dispute

Farmington woman arrested after domestic dispute
Police arrested Andreaa Desius, 24, of Farmington on July 9th on menacing and child endangerment charges. Police say that on July 2nd officers were called to Scotland Drive in the city for a domestic dispute. Following investigation it was determined that Desius attacked another female while that individual was holding a 4-year-old child. The woman was nearly knocked over as... more

Clinical trial in Rochester could change 26M lives

Clinical trial in Rochester could change 26M lives
A procedure done in Rochester might change the lives of the 26 million people globally who are suffering from chronic heart failure. The V-Wave is a tiny implant designed to regulate left atrial pressure. It serves as a pressure overload valve by diverting a small portion of blood flow from the left atrium to the right atrium. It's designed for... more

Luke Byran brings “Sunset Repeat” tour to CMAC

Luke Byran brings “Sunset Repeat” tour to CMAC
Nashville came to Hopewell Friday night, as Luke Bryan brought his "Sunset Repeat" tour to Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC). The winner of nine American Country Awards in 2012 and multiple other industry awards since — and the highest-paid country star of 2019, Forbes reported this week — Bryan brought with him rising stars Cole Swindell and Jon... more
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