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Deputies search for suspects after gunshots fired at Farmington bar

Deputies search for suspects after gunshots fired at Farmington bar
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson is asking for the public’s help locating individuals who were involved in an incident at the Last Call Bar on State Route 96 in Farmington. On September 29th at approximately 12:06 a.m. deputies were called to the bar along Route 96 where they encountered numerous ‘skirmishes’ in the parking lot. It was learned later that... more

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information
Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are in the process of checking it out. No new tests results are in yet, but they’re said to be in the pipeline.  In early September,... more

Spectrum cable, internet prices going up… again

Spectrum cable, internet prices going up
Spectrum rates are going up. The company has confirmed that some rates for TV Select and above will be going up. The broadcast TV surcharge will increase and the cost of digital receivers is also going up. The company says there will be an increase for those who subscribe to the internet only. This is the first change in the... more

RISE ABOVE THE VAPE: Above All embraces CBD and hemp products as NY policy forces shift

RISE ABOVE THE VAPE: Above All embraces CBD and hemp products as NY policy forces shift
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ban on e-cigarette vaping products has become problematic for many tobacco and vaping businesses in Geneva, but not for Above All, the city’s former cornerstone tobacco shop underwent a cultural shift many months prior to the ban and currently only sells CBD and hemp-based products. “I don’t associate with tobacco or anything like that anymore,” Derek Sandroni,... more

Lake Ontario homeowner recovery plan now accepting applications

Lake Ontario homeowner recovery plan now accepting applications
Homeowners affected by this year’s Lake Ontario flooding can now apply for state funding to offset damage. The 2019 Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program is open to primary residences throughout October, says a press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office. Homeowners in counties including Monroe, Orleans, and Wayne are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in funding... more

Former deputy emergency management director claims sexual discrimination

Former deputy emergency management director claims sexual discrimination
A lawsuit from a former deputy director of Cayuga County’s Emergency Management Office says the county sexually discriminated against her by creating a work environment so hostile “she had no choice but to resign.” Filed in state Supreme Court last Friday, the lawsuit from Maureen Conley says she was the victim of “hostile and retaliatory treatment at the hands of... more

Troopers ask for help identifying as Cayuga County larceny investigation moves forward

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State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a person wanted for questioning related to a larceny investigation. The alleged larceny occurred in the Town of Throop during the evening of September 19th, or the morning of September 20th. Troopers didn’t say what was stolen, but noted that items were taken from a vehicle. They say the person pictured... more

Florida woman accuses Auburn business owner of sexually abusing her as a child

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Alleged sexual abuse that took place in the 1970s and 1980s is now subject of a lawsuit; and the named person in that suit is a well-known downtown business owner. Patricia Rabinovich, 52, who now lives in Florida, is using the one-year window provided by the New York State Child Victims Act to file a lawsuit in state Supreme Court... more

Cayuga, Onondaga community college nursing programs partner with SUNY Upstate

Cayuga, Onondaga community college nursing programs partner with SUNY Upstate
Beginning in the fall of 2020, nursing students who attend either Cayuga or Onondaga community college can earn their bachelor’s degrees at SUNY Upstate Medical University without submitting a new application. The arrangement for a dual admission system among the three schools was formally announced Monday when the presidents of each institution took part in an agreement signing ceremony. The... more

Crash snarls traffic along Grant Ave Road in Sennett

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First responders say that a two car crash along Grant Avenue Road near Turnpike Road slowed down traffic in both directions Tuesday afternoon. It even prompted transportation officials to temporarily shut down access to that stretch, according to a 511 alert issued to motorists. The roadway saw normal traffic flow by 4 p.m. according to a second alert issued by... more

Cuomo says he’s inclined to call special election to replace Chris Collins

Cuomo says he’s inclined to call special election to replace Chris Collins
A special election for the vacant congressional seat in western New York could be filled “sooner rather than later” in a special election, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday in a radio interview. “Western New York deserves a seat. We have a lot going on in western New York — a lot of good things going on,” Cuomo said, noting the... more

Investigation underway into stolen truck, credit card in Tompkins County

Investigation underway into stolen truck, credit card in Tompkins County
The Ithaca Voice reports that the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a vehicle, company credit card and more than $9,000 worth of tools and equipment Saturday morning from Midstate Basement Authorities, a contractor based in Newfield. Eric Leach, who owns the business, said he went several hours on Saturday without realizing that the truck was missing.... more

Federal judge dismisses challenge to SALT cap for New York

Federal judge dismisses challenge to SALT cap for New York
A U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by four states, including New York, that challenged a cap on deductions that can be filed for state and local taxes. The federal law passed in late 2017 caps a deduction for state and local taxes — known as SALT — at $10,000. New York joined New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland in the lawsuit.... more

Agency says Geneva Walmart management failed to stop sexual harassment of female worker

Agency says Geneva Walmart management failed to stop sexual harassment of female worker
A federal agency said Walmart allowed a male employee to sexually harass a female co-worker at the Geneva store for four years. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — or EEOC — charged in a lawsuit filed in Rochester that Walmart violated federal law when it allegedly allowed the harassment to continue after being informed by the female employee about... more

Tentative 2020 Seneca Falls town budget to be presented tonight

Tentative 2020 Seneca Falls town budget to be presented tonight
Details won’t be revealed until tonight, but the tentative 2020 town budget will be unveiled at the regular Town Board meeting. The tentative budget prepared by senior account clerk Bev Warfel and Supervisor Greg Lazzaro includes all budget requests made by department heads along with known costs. It includes $3 million in revenue from Seneca Meadows Inc. The board will... more
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