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Rochester to host World Long Drive Championship competition

Rochester to host World Long Drive Championship
Having hosted U.S. Amateurs, U.S. Opens, Ryder Cups, PGA and LPGA championships, Rochester’s reputation as a hallowed golf city is well earned and secure. What possibly is there left to do? Host a stop on the fast-growing World Long Drive Association Tour, of course. And to top that off, have the world’s No. 1-ranked player be a hometown boy. The... more

Benefit for 3-year-old girl who died at Casey Park in Wayne County

Benefit for 3-year-old girl who died at Ontario park
A benefit is being held Thursday to support the family of Zyvette Marquez-Rivera, the 3-year-old girl who died at at Casey Park in Ontario last weekend. The girl was pulled out of a Wayne County pond late Sunday night after she was reported missing. It was a nearly five-hour search before rescuers were able to locate her. The benefit will... more

PRIMARY RESULTS: Voters cast ballots throughout the Finger Lakes

PRIMARY DAY: Contested races throughout the Finger Lakes
A busy primary day, which saw a lot of change in the Finger Lakes. That could be how this day is remembered for those who have served, and those who have followed elected boards in the region. By the end of the night – two longtime supervisors in Seneca County had been defeated by challengers in their primary contests; and... more

Vehicles, home damaged in Auburn crash

Vehicles, home damaged in Auburn crash
Three people were hurt in a crash that sent one vehicle into the front porch of a home in Auburn Wednesday. The Auburn Fire Department said it was dispatched around 2:30 p.m. for a two-car T-bone accident on the corner of Lake Avenue and Swift Street. The fire department said three people were involved in the crash and all three... more

Tricia Budgar named Interim Athletics Director at Geneva CSD

Budgar Appointed Interim Director of Athletics at Geneva City School District
West Street School Principal Tricia Budgar will take over as the Geneva City School District’s interim director of Athletics, Health & Activities for the 2019–20 school year. Budgar has been West Street School principal since 2015 and has been with the district since 2006. She began as a high school English teacher before becoming an instructional coach and then associate... more

Embattled Wayne Central board members to remain in their positions

Embattled Wayne Central board members to remain in their positions
Two embattled members of the Wayne Central School Board will not be removed from the board. Steven Gallaher and Dennis Landry were accused of overstepping their positions by launching their own investigation and gaining access to Freewill Elementary School. The pair were each facing five charges of official misconduct. Landry and Gallaher say the school had been left unsecured, and... more

Gleyber Torres hits walk-off single as Yanks storm back

Gleyber Torres hits walk-off single as Yanks storm back
James Paxton was shaky against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, allowing six runs in just 4 1/3 innings. But with the Yankees’ high-powered offense, it didn’t end up mattering. The Yanks came back from an early five-run deficit, and Gleyber Torres delivered a walk-off single in the ninth for an 8-7 victory at Yankee Stadium after Zack Britton had allowed... more

Auburn hospital, Cayuga County release health care survey

Auburn hospital, Cayuga County release health care survey
Cayuga County-area residents can take a health care survey to help identify their medical needs, as well as gaps in service, within the community. Two local health care agencies, Auburn Community Hospital and the Cayuga County Health Department, announced Wednesday the release of a community-wide online survey. The Citizen: Read More more

What’s next for ShoppingTown? We can look west for answers

What’s next for ShoppingTown? We can look west for answers
If ShoppingTown Mall's owners fail to pay the nearly 10 million dollars in taxes they owe, Onondaga County could be faced with the same questions a suburban Rochester community had to ask itself: "What exactly do you do with an empty or abandoned mall property?" The Medley Centre Mall, as it was known in its most recent iteration, first opened... more

Tompkins remains youngest county in graying NYS

Tompkins remains youngest county in graying NYS
Young people get blamed for a lot of things, merited or not. File this one under the former. As the state and national median age tick upward, Tompkins, with its ever-replenishing supply of college students, is still the youngest county in the state. According to analyses from the U.S. Census Bureau and first noted by the Albany Times-Union, Tompkins County’s... more

Waterloo man accused of dragging dog tied to car for more than half-mile

Waterloo man accused of dragging dog tied to car for more than half-mile
A Waterloo man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly dragging a dog while it was tied to the vehicle he was driving. Seneca Falls Police say the dog was dragged more than half a mile before the vehicle stopped. Police have charged Steven Arndt, 60, with aggravated cruelty to animals, carrying an animal in a cruel manner and operating... more

Fundraiser to help family of little girl found dead in Casey Park

Fundraiser to help family of little girl found dead in Casey Park
Local radio stations are holding a fundraiser to benefit the family of the 3-year-old girl who was found dead in an Ontario town Park. Zyvette Marquez Rivera disappeared Sunday during a family picnic at Casey Park. Her body was found in a pond hours later. State police are still investigating the incident. Poder 97.1 FM, La Mega 97.5 and 105.5... more

Palmyra man accused of raping woman

Palmyra man accused of raping woman
Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Palmyra after a rape investigation. Deputies said they investigated a rape related to a domestic incident late Monday night. After investigating, deputies arrested Dominick Gonzalez-Hey, 23, for forcibly raping a woman. Gonzalez -Hey was charged with first-degree rape and was arraigned Tuesday evening. Gonzalez-Hey was remanded to the Wayne County Jail in... more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Gary Mann of The Rescue Mission discusses community impact (podcast)

MELISSA KILLELEAGH: Gary Mann of The Rescue Mission discusses community impact (podcast)
Gary Mann, Regional Program Manager of the Rescue Mission joined Melissa Killeleagh on this week’s edition of the Melissa Killeleagh Show. He discusses his work, and the impact that work has the community-at-large. Check out the full-conversation below, and remember to subscribe for the latest episodes from the series! . more

Police: Seneca Falls man violated protective order, harassed victim

Police: Seneca Falls man violated protective order, harassed victim
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of an 18-year-old Seneca Falls resident following an investigation into a complaint. Police say that Malik Perry, 18, of Seneca Falls was accused of harassing an individual on multiple occasions. They further allege that an order of protection was active, which prevented the two from having legal contact. Perry was located by... more
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