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Wayne Central grad who had been missing for 50 days found dead in NYC

Missing Wayne Central grad found dead in NYC
A missing Wayne Central graduate, who was living in Brooklyn, has been found dead, according to authorities. James Johnston, 31, disappeared from his Brooklyn apartment in January. However, after more than 50 days of searching – family of Johnston say they received a call from police in New York. A body had been recovered, and investigators believed the body was... more

Thousands without power in Tompkins County on Monday

Thousands without power in Tompkins County on Monday
NYSEG reports that around 2,800 customers are without power around Ithaca. The outages were reported around 11 a.m. when Downtown businesses along the Commons as well as Aurora, Cayuga, Green, Seneca and Tioga streets were affected by the outage. Traffic signals at several intersections within the city of Ithaca are not working. Treat those intersections as four-way stops. NYSEG told... more

Romulus grad storms into snowshoe world

Romulus grad storms into snowshoe world
When Margret Montag headed to Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks, she had never donned a pair of snowshoes. Now, she not only wears them but races in them. Montag, 19, is the daughter of Sheridan Davenport-Montag and Jeffrey Montag and a 2017 graduate of Romulus Central School. Although she has junior standing, she is in her second year at... more

Jim Boeheim’s legacy immortalized in Lyons

Jim Boeheim’s legacy immortalized in Lyons
In the downstairs bathroom of Jim Boeheim’s childhood home, the old tub looks like a casket. Inside are cleaning supplies for the funeral home. The bathroom’s original wallpaper hasn’t changed. The marble countertops are still there, the piping still exposed, just as it was when Boeheim occupied the space. Down the hallway, the living room — a fireplace, a table... more

SEE THE LIST: NYS Senate Women of Distinction nominees unveiled

SEE THE LIST: NYS Senate Women of Distinction nominees unveiled
Senator Pam Helming announced the 25 nominees for the New York State Senate Women of Distinction recognition from our region. This award recognizes the outstanding work of extraordinary women from our area and throughout New York State, with one honoree selected from each State Senate District. “Our region has long been a beacon for outstanding women in a variety of... more

Beach resort, Waterloo High School nominated for historic places list

Beach resort, Waterloo High School nominated for historic places list
A Long Island resort community and one of Buffalo’s last intact 19th century schoolhouses are among the 17 properties and districts recommended for the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the State Board for Historic Preservation has nominated 17 places. He calls the nominees “some of the most exceptional and fascinating sites” in... more

Two arrested after stolen vehicle discovered during traffic stop in Tyre

Two arrested after stolen vehicle discovered during traffic stop in Tyre
Deputies say it began as a routine traffic stop for speeding, and led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle. On Sunday at approximately 6 p.m. deputies arrested Harold J. Wallace, Jr., 31, and Jasmine L. Radlowski, 26, both of Auburn following a traffic stop on Route 318 in Tyre. Deputies stopped the vehicle, operated by Radlowski, for traveling 23... more

Mantius, Durso appear on WXXI’s Connections to discuss regional waste issues exposed by digester report

Mantius, Durso to appear on WXXI’s Connections to discuss regional waste issues
Last week, FingerLakes1.com brought you reporting from Peter Mantius, Investigative Environmental Reporter & Founder of The Water Front Blog, which highlighted the untimely exit of a digester manager in Cayuga County. The former manager of the Cayuga Regional Digester, which was designed to generate electric power from reprocessed farm manure and food wastes, said he quit in January because he... more

Cuomo says there will be no budget deal without permanent tax cap

Cuomo says there will be no budget deal without permanent tax cap
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Long Island Sunday said a budget deal won’t be in place without it including a permanent cap on property tax increases, enlisting six suburban Democrats to the effort. Cuomo, appearing alongside the half dozen Democrats who represent Nassau and Suffolk counties in the state Senate, said the lawmakers won’t agree to a budget plan that doesn’t... more

Rochester man airlifted from rollover crash in Gorham; later charged with DWI

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A Rochester man was seriously injured in a Gorham accident along Route 247. Deputies say Joshua Lyons, 38, was traveling north on Route 247 in Gotham when his vehicle traveled off the west side of the road, struck a ditch, then utility pole, before overturning. Lyons was ejected from the vehicle and suffered back, arm, and leg injuries. He was... more
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