»

Skaneateles residents upset tourists are filling up grocery store parking lot

Some in Skaneateles upset tourists are filling up store parking lot
Not being able to park at the local grocery store in Skaneatels has spurred a heated debate on social media among some residents. Numerous Skaneateles resident are writing online that they are angry that they can’t shop at the Tops grocery store because parking spots are taken up by tourists who are not shopping. Tourists vs. residents: Some in Skaneateles... more

Bicyclist sustains non-life threatening injuries after being struck by car in SF

Bicyclist sustains non-life threatening injuries after being struck by car in SF
Police say that at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday first responders were called to the scene of a car-bicycle accident at the intersection of Bayard Street Extension and Kenmore Drive in Seneca Falls. The Seneca Falls Police Department responded, along with the Seneca Falls Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance. Police say John B. Scaildone, 82, of Arizona struck a... more

Freedom Village move to South Carolina from FLX fails; partners withdraw, too

Auto Draft
A vacant group home in the upper reaches of the South Carolina mountains will remain empty after its owner announced Thursday it was walking away from its plans to house troubled teens. Florida-based Hannah Grace Homes says it will no longer seek to open a facility in Pickens County, yielding to mounting local resistance about the prospect of its arrival... more

New York makes it a crime to stage a car crash for insurance fraud

New York makes it a crime to stage a car crash for insurance fraud
New York state has a new law making it a felony to intentionally cause a car crash in order to collect an insurance payout. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the legislation Thursday. While insurance fraud and reckless endangerment are already illegal, supporters say the new law will strengthen criminal penalties and give authorities new tools to punish dangerous fraudsters.... more

Pet dealers must adhere to these new rules in New York

Pet dealers must adhere to these new rules in New York
Animal lovers rejoice. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday approved legislation aimed at bolstering the health and safety standards for all pet dealers operating in New York. The legislation calls for separate spaces for pregnant animals and requires all enclosures be cleaned daily and disinfected at least once every two weeks. “Pet dealers must be held to standards that will promote the safety, good... more

Aide to assistant speaker of NYS Assembly arrested in theft

Aide to assistant speaker of NYS Assembly arrested in theft
An aide and one-time chief of staff to New York State Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz was arrested Thursday on a wire fraud charge, accused of diverting $80,000 from campaign contributions for his personal use. Maruf “Mitu” Alam, 29, of Brooklyn, was released on $100,000 bail after an appearance in Brooklyn federal court, where he was charged in a criminal... more

Programs outline possibilities, future of Hemp at Empire Farm Days

Programs outline possibilities, future of Hemp at Empire Farm Days
Hemp is hot … and a little bit complicated. New this year at Empire Farm Days is a Hemp Center, and programs were planned for each of the event’s three days to explain different facets of this up-and-coming crop in New York state. On Wednesday morning, it was a packed crowd that came to hear four speakers discuss the growing... more

Court grants new trial for Seneca Falls man

Court grants new trial for Seneca Falls man
An appeals court has granted a new trial for a Seneca Falls man convicted of seriously injuring a woman in 2016. In a July 31 decision, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division overturned the felony assault conviction of Jose Hernandez. He was sentenced by Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender, who is now retired, to a maximum... more

Court overturns Manchester kidnapping conviction

Court overturns Manchester kidnapping conviction
A Florida man convicted of kidnapping a teenage girl from Manchester in 2015 could be getting a new trial. In a July 31 decision, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division reversed the conviction of Carlos Vail. He was found guilty in a jury trial of first-degree kidnapping and sentenced by Monroe County Judge Elma Bellini, who... more

Mynderse students fishing at nationals

Mynderse students fishing at nationals
Two Mynderse Academy students will be casting their lines into Kentucky Lake in search of some elusive bass. This is not a typical summer vacation fishing trip for incoming freshman Brody Herron, 14, and recent graduate C.J. Zerniak, 18. The two members of the Mynderse Academy Bass Fishing Club qualified earlier this year for the Bassmaster High School Championship by... more

Public hears plan to deal with groundwater contamination in Union Springs

Public hears plan to deal with groundwater contamination in Union Springs
Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took questions on topics like long-term monitoring and geological changes as part of a public meeting in Union Springs Thursday on the agency’s proposed plan to clean up contaminants from the former General Electric site in Auburn. Cleanup efforts to address the plume of groundwater contamination originating from the site, also known as... more

Seneca Falls museum seeks longer contract, upgrades, more money from town

Seneca Falls museum seeks longer contract, upgrades, more money from town
The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry wants to be a major factor in the transformation of downtown Seneca Falls. The museum, which also doubles as the Seneca Falls Visitors Center, is at 89 Fall St. in the former Seneca Clothing Store, a building now owned by the town. The museum’s new Executive Director, Rhonda Destino, and Board of Directors... more
1 2