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LATEST: Reaction to FBI, NYSP investigation in Port Byron schools

FBI investigating ‘alarming and illegal’ internet posts made by Port Byron students
The Port Byron Central School District has been placed at the center of an investigation involving the FBI and New York State Police. The District’s leader, Superintendent Neil O’Brien, called online posts under investigation “alarming and illegal,” in a letter to parents. Now he’s asking families in the district to have a conversation – even if it’s a difficult one.... more

Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony (webcast replay)

Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony (webcast replay)
Watch the Mynderse Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls held on Saturday night at 5:30 pm inside the Delevan Theater. The Class of 2019 includes lifetime contributor Robert McKeveny, Michael Anderson (1986), Michael Bullis (1970), Bill Caraher (1975), Bill Moody (1972, David Farney (1972) and the 2003 Blue Devil Tennis Team.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe. Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to... more

Four killed in Steuben County crash

Four killed in Steuben County crash
Deputies are investigating a fatal crash in Steuben County. They say four people were killed in Saturday’s crash. According to Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard, the crash happened on County Route 76 in the Town of Pulteney around 1:15 a.m. After the crash, the area was reportedly blocked off for several hours. Deputies have not identified the victims. The cause... more

Mystery group mails flyers for GOP candidates in SF, Waterloo

Mystery group mails flyers for GOP candidates in SF, Waterloo
Households in the towns of Seneca Falls and Waterloo recently received glossy, color flyers from a group called Responsible Solutions for New York, endorsing five Republican candidates for town offices. A Google search finds no website or listing for an organization by that name. The five candidates endorsed are Mike Ferrara, Dawn Dyson and Joshua Larsen in Seneca Falls and... more

New York makes $3M available for municipalities to buy zero emissions equipment

New York makes $3M available for municipalities to buy zero emissions equipment
New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that communities that want to promote emissions-free vehicles can apply for part of $3 million in rebates and grants. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says electric vehicles cost less to operate and are more energy efficient. Municipalities have until May 29, 2020 to apply for $2.5 million in total grants to... more

Geneva Council candidate Valerie Mallard dealing with health issues

Geneva Council candidate Valerie Mallard dealing with health issues
The Democratic candidate for Ward 2 City Councilor, Valerie Mallard, has announced that she is unable to personally campaign due to health issues. In a letter distributed to residents in Ward 2, Mallard shared the news that friends and neighbors would be campaigning on her behalf in the coming weeks as she takes time to “get back on (her) feet.” Continue reading... more

Lyons couple arrested after marijuana found in child’s bedroom

Lyons couple arrested after marijuana found in child’s bedroom
A Lyons couple were arrested early Sunday morning following an investigation of a domestic incident. The Wayne County Sheriff’s arrested Robert Debout, 29, and Jessica Vanopdurp, 30, for endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say they found a large amount of marijuana hanging in a closet in a child’s bedroom. Debout and Vanopdurp were released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town... more

Amerks rally in third, top Wolf Pack in shootout

Amerks rally in third, top Wolf Pack in shootout
By scoring twice in the final period of regulation, the Rochester Americans (3-1-0-0) closed out their three-in-three weekend with an incredible come-from-behind shootout victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack (3-0-0-1) Sunday afternoon at the XL Center. Tage Thompson picked up his second multi-point effort of the season with two assists to lead Rochester to its first shootout win of the campaign.... more

Police respond to domestic incident in Ithaca

Police respond to domestic incident in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police have issued a press release regarding a domestic violence incident in West Village tonight that resulted in the activation of the SWAT team. At 9:42 p.m. Saturday night, Ithaca Police units responded to a report of a dispute at 150 West Village Place for a report of a dispute. “The caller reported a physical fight possibly involving... more