Day: October 17, 2019

Cayuga County may ask state to support senior meal programs

Cayuga County may ask state to support senior meal programs

The Cayuga County Legislature may soon ask the state to support the county’s senior nutrition program after a funding shortfall this summer nearly stopped some meal deliveries. The program provides meals to more than 600 seniors through both meal deliveries and congregate ... MORE
Cayuga County, News, Politics
Troopers: Moravia man cashed woman’s checks without permission

Troopers: Moravia man cashed woman’s checks without permission

A Moravia man is facing criminal charges after allegedly cashing checks from a woman’s checking account without her authorization, the New York State Police said. A woman called state police Oct. 7 about checks being cashed without her authorization in Moravia. State ... MORE
Auburn man accused of selling cocaine

Auburn man accused of selling cocaine

An Auburn man faces criminal charges after allegedly selling cocaine earlier this year, the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force said. Auburn Police Sgt. Tim Spingler said Elton M. Ellinger, 29, of 23 S. Lewis St., sold cocaine to an agent of the ... MORE
Should snow days be re-defined as “learn from home” days?

Should snow days be re-defined as “learn from home” days?

Heavy snow in Central New York often means a snow day for kids to go sledding, hang out with friends, or just relax. However, Peoria public schools in Illinois are re-defining the snow day, preparing special homework assignments meant for snow days ... MORE
Education, News
Finding the Finger Lakes’ oldest winery at the southern end of Keuka Lake

Finding the Finger Lakes’ oldest winery at the southern end of Keuka Lake

At the southern end of Keuka Lake, two miles from Hammondsport in the tiny town of Urbana, is the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes region. The Pleasant Valley Wine Company dates back to 1860. Back in the day, they were so ... MORE
Should every New Yorker be guaranteed housing? How would that look if proposed?

Should every New Yorker be guaranteed housing? How would that look if proposed?

Most people can agree on the need: There are 92,000 homeless people in New York state, most of them in New York City. They already have a guaranteed right to shelter, but now a new coalition is pushing to include money in ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
Lawmakers propose forcing automakers to

What if cars could stop drunk drivers from driving at all? Lawmakers make push to force vehicle advancement

What if your car wouldn’t let you drive drunk? Two senators want auto makers to build technology into every new car that would, essentially, take away your key if you’ve had a few too many. Fighting back tears, Meghan Abbas held the ... MORE
News, Politics, Traffic
Sabres lose their first game in regulation

Sabres lose their first game in regulation

Rather than leaving the first stop of their three-game West Coast road trip with a win, the Sabres blew a two-goal lead with their ugliest period of the season and lost to the Anaheim Ducks, 5-2, in Honda Center. Anaheim scored five ... MORE
Buffalo Sabres, Sports
Bail reform laws put crime lab under pressure; some tests must meet 15-day deadline

Bail reform laws put crime lab under pressure; some tests must meet 15-day deadline

The Monroe County Crime Lab will soon be under pressure by new criminal justice laws coming January 1. “It’s really going to put everyone under the gun,” said defense attorney Vince Merante. The laws are included in a bail reform package that ... MORE
US Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68. A sharecropper’s son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President ... MORE
News, Politics
Lawmakers introduced limo safety plan to House and Senate

Lawmakers introduced limo safety plan to House and Senate

A bipartisan limo safety package has been introduced to both the House and the Senate. Congressman Paul Tonko, Congressman Antonio Delgado and Rep. Elise Stefanik along with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand just introduced their bipartisan limo safety package Wednesday ... MORE
News, Politics, Traffic
Local conservative radio host says GOP should look at alternatives to Trump in 2020

Local conservative radio host says GOP should look at alternatives to Trump in 2020

Bob Lonsberry, a well-known conservative radio host heard on 570 WSYR, could easily earn himself a derogatory presidential nickname if Donald Trump finds out the new question he’s peddling on the air and in an online essay he recently wrote. Lonsberry, who has been ... MORE
New delay could have big impact on Upstate NY casinos

New delay could have big impact on Upstate NY casinos

A quiet decision by the state Gaming Commission to delay an eagerly awaited study on the future of gambling in New York may have a profound impact on whether the state moves forward with mobile betting and a casino expansion. State leaders ... MORE
New beer fest coming to Cayuga County

New beer fest coming to Cayuga County

A new beer festival this weekend will not only offer guests food, live music and samples from several state craft beverage producers, but also the opportunity to meet new people. Happening Saturday at the Springside Inn, the inaugural Owasco Lake Fall Craft ... MORE
Bill would place special requirements on all single-use plastics

Bill would place special requirements on all single-use plastics

A bill introduced this month by Assemblywoman Pat Fahy would require all single-use plastic containers — items like water bottles — to be made of 75 percent recycled material. “We think it’s doable, although it’s ambitious. We have got to change what ... MORE