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RealEats scores $1M prize at Food & Ag Summit in Rochester

RealEats scores $1M prize in Grow-NY
Geneva Company Wins Top Prize – By Gabriel Pietrorazio RealEats America in Geneva was selected as the inaugural Grow-NY competition first prize $1 million winner at the two-day Food & Ag Summit held in Rochester on Wednesday, November 13th. Grow-NY is a food and agriculture business competition that supports innovative, high-growth startups in the food consumption market. This year marking... more

Attorney for Sheppard says they were never notified of court date

Attorney for Sheppard says they were never notified of court date
Arrest Warrant Lifted As New Court Date Approaches – By Josh Durso Rochester-based Attorney James Doyle, who is representing former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard told the Finger Lakes Times that neither he, nor his client were notified about a November 6th court appearance to answer the charge of official misconduct. Sheppard made headlines last week after missing the original... more

Local assemblyman wants resource officers in every school across NYS

Assemblyman calls for resource officers in all schools
Local New York State Assemblyman Steve Hawley wants school resource officers in every school statewide after students were charged with making a threat on Albion Middle School. Investigators say three students plotted an attack earlier this November that included firearms and electronic devices. All three students are under the age of 16, and charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.... more

Felony charges in Geneva after fake $100 bill found

Felony charges in Geneva after fake $100 bill found
On Tuesday at approximately 10:45 a.m. the Geneva Police Department arrested a 31-year-old Bellerose resident on felony charges after attempting to make a fraudulent purchase using a fake $100 bill. Joshua A. Cabiness, 31, of Bellerose was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. The Class C felony charge resulted in Cabiness being held on $5,000 bail. Police... more

New York State added 13,300 jobs in October

New York State added 13,300 jobs in October
The New York State Department of Labor reports that 13,300 new jobs were created statewide between September and October. The report is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 New York employers by the U.S. Department of Labor. In Rochester, the report found that 5,200 private sector and government jobs that are not farm-related were added between from October 2018... more

Police: Newark man sold ‘large quantity’ of cocaine in Canandaigua

Police: Newark man sold ‘large quantity’ of cocaine in Canandaigua
The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 27-year-old Newark resident as part of an ongoing drug investigation. Police say Joshua Richardson, 27, of Newark was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. Richardson is accused of selling a large amount of cocaine while in the city, according to police, who made the arrest on... more

Sabres lose their sixth straight after falling to the Hurricanes in overtime, 5-4

Sabres lose their sixth straight after falling to the Hurricanes in overtime, 5-4
The Buffalo Sabres kept battling back against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday to earn a well-deserved point at KeyBank Center. Johan Larsson deflected in the game-tying goal with 40.1 seconds left in the third period to force overtime, but Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton potted the winner with 2:32 to go in the extra period to give Carolina a 5-4 victory.... more

Showtime seeks to dismiss Cayuga Nation defamation case

Showtime seeks to dismiss Cayuga Nation defamation case
The Showtime television network is asking a judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed in August by the Cayuga Nation and its federal representative. The nation and Clint Halftown sued the network and three creators of the series “Billions” over an episode originally aired in May with a fictional character named Jane Halftown who is identified as a council... more

Seneca Falls launches new Downtown Revitalization website to help guide residents through FAQs, grant process

Seneca Falls launches new Downtown Revitalization website to help guide residents through FAQs, grant process
More Than A Resource For Seneca Falls – By Josh Durso Officials say that creating a website will help keep residents informed as the Town of Seneca Falls moves forward through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative process. Now that the community has successfully won the $10 million grant. By visiting www.senecafallsdri.com, community members can get details about the DRI grant, updated... more

Seneca Chamber gets 90 percent of room tax for tourism promotion

Seneca Chamber gets 90 percent of room tax for tourism promotion
A strongly worded appeal by business owner Tom Murray at Tuesday’s Seneca County Board of Supervisors meeting was followed by a vote to provide promised funding for tourism promotion. In October, the board tabled a motion to provide the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, which functions as the county’s tourism promotion agency, with 90 percent of the room occupancy tax... more

Deputies: Seneca Falls man arrested on felony charge in Ontario County

Deputies: Seneca Falls man arrested on felony charge in Ontario County
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Seneca Falls man on a felony charges after an investigation into a fraudulent transaction at the Walmart store located in Hopewell. Deputies say that Casty Rodriquez, 34, of Seneca Falls was charged with first-degree falsifying business records, a Class E felony, after an investigation into a sale at Walmart on... more

Judge backs City of Geneva in dispute over Castle St. property

Judge backs City of Geneva in dispute over Castle St. property
An Ontario County judge has ruled in favor of the city of Geneva in a legal proceeding against a landlord. In a recent decision, Judge Frederick Reed dismissed the appeal of William “Casey” McDonald in his case with the city. Reed’s decision backs a Geneva City Court ruling last year by Judge Tim Buckley. According to court documents, in May... more

Skaneateles school board considers athletic policy changes

Skaneateles school board considers athletic policy changes
Revisions to a Skaneateles Central School District athletic policy were discussed Tuesday following community outrage earlier this year. Dozens of people packed into a board of education meeting in March to argue against a policy for procedures for determining if seventh- or eighth-grade students can participate in junior varsity or varsity sports. Four middle school students were deemed to not have the... more

EMT shortage threatening ambulance service in rural areas and small towns

EMT shortage threatening ambulance service in rural areas and small towns
The ambulance services in small towns and rural communities across the nation are facing big problems when it comes to staffing. According to the chairman of the board for Dryden, New York’s ambulance service Bill Ackroyd, not having enough volunteers, is a major issue. “We are in a crisis, not just Dryden but statewide and Nationwide we are in a... more

Cuomo says Upstate NY is booming, but report paints clearer picture

Cuomo says Upstate NY is booming, but report paints clearer picture
Governor Andrew Cuomo has touted his administration’s efforts for local economies in upstate New York — arguing both jobs and businesses are returning. “All the arrows are pointed up. It is undeniable progress. You see it, you feel it. All the numbers are pointed up,” Cuomo said. But Cuomo’s claim is only part of the story. A report released by... more
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