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$95 million solar farm project eyed for town of Waterloo

$95 million solar farm project eyed for town of Waterloo
One of the state’s largest solar farms is planned for a 450-acre site in the western end of this Seneca County town. David Boxold, project manager for NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Fla. told the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday that the $95 million project would be built in 2022 if all the necessary approvals are obtained. Boxold attended... more

Local supporter cheers adoptee bill passage

Local supporter cheers adoptee bill passage
A decades-long battle to allow adoptees in New York State access to their original birth certificates is close to being over. In June, the state Senate and Assembly passed by overwhelming margins legislation that would grant adoptees over the age of 18 full access to their birth certificates. Among those cheering the legislation is Richmond’s Steve Barnhoorn, a member of... more

NY Comptroller Audit: School districts lacking planning for emergency situations

NY Comptroller Audit: School districts lacking planning for emergency situations
An audit regarding emergency preparedness in schools is raising some concern, and it highlights one large local district. Schenectady City School District appeared on a list of 19 schools in the study released this morning by the state comptroller’s office, but the district says this is something that’s helpful to them and something they’ve already been working on. “We ask... more

Rochester-area GlowGolf worker fired after emergency miscarriage; offered job back after the fact

GlowGolf worker fired after emergency miscarriage, offered job back after story goes viral
A woman fired from a Henrietta miniature golf center after she missed a shift while suffering a miscarriage is declining the company’s offer to have her job back. “They did offer my job back and I can say I will not be working there again,” said Jessica Starwald of Hliton, who worked at the Glowgolf at the Marketplace Mall for about six months... more

Police: Auburn woman worked with conspirator to steal from Walmart in Seneca Falls

Police: Auburn woman worked with conspirator to steal from Walmart in Seneca Falls
On Thursday at 11:08 a.m. police arrested Jennifer L. Mattes, 29, of Auburn following theft reports at the Wal-Mart Super Center. On two separate occasions in June Mattes entered the store with another associate, who together, acted in concert to steal merchandise. After being observed by employee’s fleeing the store, asset protection employees were able to secure CCTV footage of... more
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