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McDonald’s 2015 Hepatitis A class action case settled

McDonald’s 2015 Hepatitis A class action case settled
Litigation involving a 2015 Hepatitis A scare at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Mound Road has been settled. Tuesday, State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle approved a final order certifying a class of 1,073 plaintiffs and a settlement of just under $240 for each plaintiff. The June 18 hearing was to determine whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate... more

Skaneateles Lake mansions get big tax breaks meant for farms

Skaneateles Lake mansions get big tax breaks meant for farms
Two of Syracuse’s wealthiest and most savvy real estate developers use tax breaks meant for rural farmers to secure big property tax breaks at their Skaneateles Lake mansions. Bob Congel, the developer behind Destiny USA, and Michael J. Falcone, the founder of Pioneer Companies, are taking some of the largest agricultural exemptions in New York state on their private family... more

Red-hot Yankees beat Astros for 6th straight win

Red-hot Yankees beat Astros for 6th straight win
Gary Sánchez, Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu homered as part of another six-run inning for the Yankees, who rolled to their sixth consecutive victory on Thursday evening by out-slugging the Astros, 10-6, in the opener of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. Sanchez mashed his 22nd homer, Torres slugged a three-run blast through heavy raindrops into the visiting bullpen and... more

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hears fatal crash details

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hears fatal crash details
Three miles from the Carrier Dome, Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim sat in a cushioned office chair Thursday to try to convince a judge that he should keep his driver’s license after a Feb. 20 crash that killed a man. In a small room at the state DMV office at the Western Lights Plaza, down a hallway behind an... more

Auburn officials: Avoid contact with Owasco River due to high flow rates

Auburn officials: Avoid contact with Owasco River due to high flow rates
Auburn officials issued a notice of high water flows on the Owasco River in order to manage Owasco Lake levels amid the heavy precipitation affecting the area. Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, the river flow rate was expected to be at or above 1,000 cubic feet per second in order to keep lake levels at or below 713 feet. The... more

Auburn boat club offering “doggy paddles” for pooches

Auburn boat club offering “doggy paddles” for pooches
An Auburn boat club is giving new meaning to the phrase "Doggy Paddle." Owasco Paddles is offering dog owners the opportunity to take their pups with them out on the water. The boat rental shop located right on the water in Emerson Park, rents Stand-Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, and Canoes. They also carry a full line of "Doggy" life preservers... more

Mitrano reminds of cybersecurity threat after pair of local ransomware attacks

Mitrano says more to be done after pair of ransomware attacks in 23rd District
The FBI calls ransomware attacks common, but defending oneself from them is among top concerns of businesses across the board. While FBI officials did not comment this week on recent attacks against Olean Medical Group and the Seneca Nation Health System, which prompted a response from 23rd Congressional District Candidate Tracy Mitrano – the ransomware attack itself isn’t unique for... more

Schumer calls for investigation into delay of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill

Schumer calls for investigation into Tubman $20 bill delay
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Wednesday for an investigation into why the release of a new design for the $20 bill that would feature abolitionist Harriet Tubman has been delayed by nearly a decade — from 2020 to 2028. In a letter to Eric Thorson, the Treasury Department’s inspector general, Schumer said that he wants an investigation to “ensure that political considerations have not been... more

Ian Smith talks new role protecting Seneca Lake Watershed

Ian Smith talks new role protecting Seneca Lake Watershed
Recently hired Seneca Lake Watershed Steward Ian Smith says that his first few weeks on the job have been rewarding, but a reminder about why he chose that path. In April, Ian Smith was hired to serve as Seneca Lake Watershed Steward. Working out of the Finger Lakes Institute in Geneva, he said that his passion for water quality and... more

Penn Yan board could vote on senior housing moratorium Friday morning

Penn Yan board could vote on senior housing moratorium Friday
The Village Board has scheduled a special meeting Friday, and it could include a vote on a six-month moratorium for new senior citizen housing. The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. at the village hall. The board had a public hearing on the proposed moratorium Tuesday. The only person who spoke was attorney Alan Knauf. Knauf was opposed to the... more

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Waterloo softball program celebrates Sectional title & successful 2019 season (podcast)

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Waterloo softball program celebrates Sectional title & successful 2019 season (podcast)
After winning their first Sectional Title since 2010, four captains and head coach Kierstyn DeCory will be in-studio on Tuesday afternoon to talk about their successful 2019 season. Morgan Kapp, Jordan Colegrove, Jillian Panek and Emma Smithers will be live on the FL1 Sports Podcast. . more

Heavy rain, flooding batter the Finger Lakes on Thursday

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 Morning Update Forecasters say motorists and residents in the Finger Lakes were going to be contending with an ‘elevated’ flood risk throughout the day on Thursday, as heavy rain hammered the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier. “Heavy rainfall rates over one-inch per hour will be likely within any embedded thunderstorms,” FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said... more

Upwards of 60 new jobs expected as CBD facility moves ahead in Newark

Upwards of 60 new jobs expected as CBD facility moves ahead in Newark
Newark High School graduate Jeremy Jimenez lived out of state for years. He’s back home now, preparing a new CBD business in the same Jenkins & Perkins greenhouse his mother worked at for two decades before it closed. “To come back and do this here, and bring jobs to a community that I left 15 years ago and come back... more

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights expansions

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights expansions
New York would adopt the nation’s most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday. With the session scheduled to end Wednesday, lawmakers planned to work through the night to wrap up work on hundreds of bills. Efforts to legalize marijuana, however, fizzled Wednesday as lawmakers conceded they didn’t... more

Lyons teen charged after officer injured during scuffle

Lyons teen charged after officer injured during scuffle
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Lyons teen following an incident at the Wayne County Jail, which resulted in a corrections officer being injured. Khalif B. Foster, 18, of Lyons was charged with four counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, and two counts of criminal obstruction of breathing. Foster is being held on... more

Prison City, JBJ assistance requests with Auburn development authority move ahead

Prison City, JBJ assistance requests with Auburn development authority move ahead
The Auburn Industrial Development Authority Wednesday passed resolutions allowing to support projects from both Prison City Pub & Brewery and JBJ Real Property. Following public hearings for both, the board approved an initial resolution for Prison City’s request for financial assistance in building a new brewery and tasting facility, and extended a tax exemption for JBJ’s work to renovate several... more
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