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Thousands still in the dark, cold as NYSG works to restore power in parts of region

Thousands without power in Finger Lakes, Southern Tier
Officials with NYSEG said they were working a quickly as possible - but that the electrical system in Steuben and other parts of the Southern Tier were 'significantly damaged'. Some of the areas where crews were working were rural enough that it made repairs difficult to execute. more

Karl Karlsen cases featured on ‘Voice of the Victim’ (podcast)

Karl Karlsen,  59-year-old Romulus man who is currently in prison awaiting trial in California for the murder of his wife, Christina, by starting a fire at their home in 1991 to collect a life insurance policy in her name. Karlsen was sentenced in 2013 at the Seneca County Courthouse in Waterloo for killing his own son, Levi Karlsen, for insurance money.... more

No jail time if Geneva cop enters guilty plea

No jail time if Geneva cop enters guilty plea
Jail time will not be part of the sentence if a city police officer pleads guilty to choking a woman earlier this year. During a brief city court proceeding Monday afternoon, Ontario County First Assistant District Attorney Jason MacBride said the DA’s office is recommending three years of probation if Jack Montesanto pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal... more

Everyone on-board ARC bus escapes serious injury after crash on Rt. 318

Everyone on-board ARC bus escapes serious injury after crash on Rt. 318
Deputies say everyone on-board an ARC bus escaped serious injury when it slid off the road, spun 180-degrees, and eventually landed in the ditch on its side on a busy roadway Monday morning. Slippery conditions were blamed, and no tickets were issued. Editor’s Note (2:27 pm): The initial release received from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Department did not specify which... more

Gov. Cuomo signs bill closing loophole for live telemarketer calls

Gov. Cuomo signs bill closing loophole for live telemarketer calls
A law set to take effect early next year will close a loophole that allowed live telemarketers to call people, even if their phone number was on the Do Not Call Registry. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Monday, which mandates telemarketers to have a consumer’s written consent before their contact information can be shared or sold. The... more

Area students honored at inaugural Wayne-Finger Lakes Superintendent Award Program

Area students honored at inaugural Wayne-Finger Lakes Superintendent Award Program
On Monday, November 25 Wayne-Finger Lakes region superintendents gathered to honor 23 deserving students at the inaugural Wayne-Finger Lakes Superintendent Award Program. The event was hosted by Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in its conference center on the Newark campus. A huge thank you to everyone that attended the First Annual W-FL Superintendent Award Program! What a great turnout showing the collaboration... more

Commission releases report outlining how elections will be funded in New York

Commission releases report outlining how elections will be funded in New York
A commission released its 144-page report Sunday evening detailing its recommendations for how campaigns will be funded in New York through a system of taxpayer funds matched to lowered contribution rates and tougher thresholds for parties to achieve ballot access that could spell trouble for minor ballot lines. The report’s recommendations are the culmination of the work of a commission appointed by... more

Sabres dominate Devils with 7-1 win

Sabres dominate Devils with 7-1 win
The Buffalo Sabres dominated from start to finish in their 7-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at KeyBank Center on Monday. Eleven different Sabres recorded points while Jack Eichel (1+2) and Johan Larsson (0+3) paced Buffalo with three-point nights. Conor Sheary scored twice, Jack Eichel, Jeff Skinner, Rasmus Asplund, Victor Olofsson and Henri Jokiharju also found the back of... more

Transformation coming soon, Seneca Falls to Bedford Falls

Transformation coming soon, Seneca Falls to Bedford Falls
Zuzu will be back. So will young Violet Bick and Tommy Bailey. It’s the time of the year when Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls from the classic Frank Capra holiday movie “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The annual Wonderful Life Festival will be Dec. 13-15 in the place many people here are convinced was the setting for Capra’s 1946 movie.... more

Yankees tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players in 2020

Yankees tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players in 2020
The Yankees have tendered contracts to all 12 arbitration-eligible players this offseason, with James Paxton, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez the biggest names in that group. Once a player is offered arbitration, the team and that player’s agent have until a set date — usually at some point in February — to come to terms on a new contract. If that doesn’t happen, both... more

Newark CSD getting a new playground at Perkins

Newark CSD getting a new playground at Perkins
Officials announced the start of a complete renovation and rebuild of the playground at the Perkins School in Newark. The project is the result of the Newark Central School District receiving state approval, and lower-than-expected costs to the first two phases of the project, according to Ed Gnau, who serves as Assistant Superintendent of Business in the district. more

Hundreds turn out for Illuminate Canandaigua festivities

Hundreds turn out for Illuminate Canandaigua festivities
Fire trucks that seemed to be more decorated with lights than a Christmas tree slowly rolled along Main Street. So did plow trucks and ambulance cars and floats. Musicians with a Canandaigua marching band, with lights illuminating drums and trombones, never skipped a beat. Why, even some guy with multi-colored lights in his beard marched downtown in the holiday parade. And Santa... more

FLACRA will open new recovery center in Ontario County

FLACRA will open new recovery center in Ontario County
The Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency will unveil its new community recovery center Tuesday. An open house and grand opening for Connections: Rounded Recovery is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. The new center is at 64 West Ave. in Canandaigua. Officials from Clifton Springs-based FLACRA said Connections will serve people and their families throughout Ontario County. The... more
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