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City hopes more will ‘Get it Started in Geneva’ (video)

City hopes more will ‘Get it Started in Geneva’
Three colleges, a resurgent downtown and a setting at the head of one of the Finger Lakes gives the city advantages over many other communities. But in the highly competitive world of business development, you need to do more, said Anne Nenneau, a member of the Geneva Industrial Development Agency and a founder of the office furniture builder CCN International.... more

Penn Yan business looks to expand, add jobs

Penn Yan business looks to expand, add jobs
A Yates County business is growing. KanPak, a dairy beverage manufacturer in Penn Yan, will be expanding its warehouse facility by 195,000-square-feet. The company aims to add 15 new jobs over the next five years. The company will be expanding its manufacturing line and warehouse, as well as building a new wastewater treatment plant. The expansion is being possible with... more

NYS Board of Regents might scrap Regents exam requirement to boost graduation rates

NYS Board of Regents might scrap Regents exam requirement to boost graduation rates
The New York State Board of Regents is considering scrapping the Regents exam requirement in order to improve the state’s high school graduation rates, student achievement, and college readiness. “This is not about changing our graduation standards. It’s about providing different avenues – equally rigorous – for kids to demonstrate they are ready to graduate with a meaningful diploma,” said... more

Man accused of murdering woman, son in Sodus close to plea deal

Man accused of murdering woman, son in Sodus close to plea deal
The man accused of murdering his former girlfriend and her 14-month-old son in May 2018 in Sodus is in the process of negotiating a plea agreement. Federal paperwork filed on Tuesday morning by the attorney for Everardo Donoteo-Reyes, also known as Alberto Reyes, indicates that he will accept the proposed agreement “subject to U.S. Attorney’s Office approval.” The terms of the... more

Opening day for Ontario County Fair

Opening day for Ontario County Fair
Amanda Coryn grew up showing horses in the 4-H Club. Now that the Canandaigua resident has young children of her own, she is encouraging them to participate in 4-H. Going to the Ontario County Fair is one way to get them hooked on what 4-H and agriculture have to offer. “At 4-H, I made lifelong friends and it taught me a... more

Big tax impact in Wayne County under new Ginna tax deal

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For years the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario has been a significant source of tax revenue for Wayne County, the Wayne Central School District and the town of Ontario. But with the nuclear power plant’s profitability eroding over the past few years because of its inability to compete with gas-powered plants, that revenue has begun to drop through a... more

Auburn bank robbery suspect will first answer charges in Pennsylvania

Auburn bank robbery suspect will first answer charges in Pennsylvania
The man accused of carrying out a June 5 bank robbery in Auburn will first answer to criminal charges in the Pennsylvania county where he was arrested earlier this month. Dustin W. Hall, 31, will have a preliminary hearing Aug. 26 in Erie County Criminal Court, said Erie County Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Lightner on Tuesday. Hall was apprehended July... more

Lengthy pursuit involving stolen vehicle ends in Hopewell

Lengthy pursuit involving stolen vehicle ends in Hopewell
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester man following a vehicle pursuit, which involved law enforcement agencies from two counties. Wilber W. Quintana, 34, of Rochester was pursued into Ontario County by deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office during the early-morning hours of Tuesday. Deputies in Ontario County say that the pursuit was concluded in... more

Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton

Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton
The Benton Fire Department reports that they responded to a car accident on Ferguson Corners Road on Monday. They report that a vehicle traveled through the front lawn of a home; and crashed into the house. The road was temporarily closed between Lovejoy and Hall roads. It’s unclear if the driver was ticketed. It’s also unclear how much damage was... more

Auburn files complaint in class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

Auburn files complaint in class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors
Auburn has officially joined multiple New York municipalities in filing legal complaints as part of a class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Napoli Shkolnik PPLC, a law firm representing the city and about 250 other municipalities nationwide, filed a complaint and court summons on behalf of Auburn at Cayuga County Supreme Court last month. The lawsuit accuses 90 defendants of... more

Hornell resident accused of abandoning two dogs; one euthanized due to extent of injuries

Hornell resident accused of abandoning two dogs; one euthanized due to extent of injuries
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports an Animal Cruelty investigation that resulted in the arrest of Angela D. Dixon, 44, of Hornell last week. On July 15th the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip reporting two dogs abandoned in a residence on State Route 36 in the Town of Canisteo. Deputies investigated and located two dogs that were malnourished and... more

Sen. Schumer calls suicide a public health crisis

Sen. Schumer calls suicide a public health crisis
On Monday Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) paid a visit to Liberty Resources on Syracuse’s northside. Schumer announced a three-pronged plan to tackle an issue crushing our communities day in and day out. “Suicide is on the dramatic increase,” said Schumer. “Suicide among young people is on the dramatic increase. Probably every one of us has friends or family that have experienced suicide.”... more

Police: Penn Yan woman stole cash, threw away wallet at local business

Police: Penn Yan woman stole cash, threw away wallet at local business
Police say a 29-year-old Penn Yan woman was arrested on multiple charges related to the theft of cash and a wallet from a local business, which was captured on surveillance footage. Jessica Parish, 29, is accused of stealing cash from a wallet at the local business; and throwing the wallet away afterward. Parish was charged with grand larceny, petit larceny,... more

Auburn man gets prison time for stealing $1,300 from woman’s purse

Auburn man gets prison time for stealing $1,300 from woman’s purse
An Auburn man who admitted to stealing personal belongings and more than $1,000 from a woman’s purse was sentenced Tuesday in Cayuga County Court to serve between two to four years in prison. Steven Confer, 48, of 64 Grant Ave., Auburn, went into the employee room of the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 161 Grant Ave., Auburn, on March 18... more

President Trump sues New York over its law to get his state tax returns

President Trump sues New York over its law to get his state tax returns
President Donald Trump sued New York and Congress on Tuesday over a state law that allows congressional committees to seek his state tax returns. The expected move comes as Democrats in Congress mull whether to request the president’s New York taxes from the state after the state Legislature passed a bill in May to make them available to federal lawmakers. Trump’s attorneys argued in... more
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