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Police investigate overnight shooting in Ithaca

Police investigate overnight shooting in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a shooting, which occurred during the early-morning hours of Friday. Around 1:15 a.m. police responded to West Green Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival – no victims were located. However, a short time later one victim was found at a local hospital. At this point, police say the investigation is ongoing... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva
This week on Around the Lakes one of the organizers behind the successful FLX Pride Festival sits down with FingerLakes1.com to discuss the event, and how it has evolved over several successful iterations. The FLX Pride Festival will be held along the Geneva Lakefront property on June 8th. Festivities start at 1 p.m. and run through the evening. Chelsea Snyder,... more

Auburn officials to hold meeting at Bradford Street playground

Auburn officials to hold meeting at Bradford Street playground
Residents in the Bradford Street neighborhood can give feedback on redesign plans for the playground at the corner of Bradford and Howard streets. Auburn’s Office of Planning and Economic Development said it will hold a public meeting at the playground from 5 to 6:30 Wednesday, May 29, where it will seek input on two proposed designs. The Citizen: Read More more

Victims frustrated by crimes and result for defendant in Arcadia

Victims frustrated by crimes and result for defendant in Arcadia
It began at 2:04 a.m. on Sunday on Maple Ridge Road in the Town of Arcadia. David Weimer, age 18, of Newark was caught on surveillance cameras stealing a Ford Focus. He soon learned the car had a transmission problem and could do nor more that 10 miles per hour. Frustrated, Weimer was seen on camera returning the vehicle and... more

Multiple structures involved in Wayne County fire

Barn fire reported in Wayne County
Multiple departments were called to a barn fire in Wayne County Friday afternoon. The call was reported a little after 3 p.m. at 14171 State Route 31. First responders say three buildings were involved altogether, and that one of the buildings involved contained straw. Savannah, South Butler, and Clyde fire departments all responded. Montezuma, Marbletown, and Magee fire departments provided... more

Deputies: Farmington man provided falsified lease documents to Ontario Co. DSS

Deputies: Farmington man provided falsified lease documents to Ontario Co. DSS
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Farmington man following an investigation coordinated with Department of Social Services. Deputies report that Joseph P. Dileo, 46, of Farmington filed a fake lease with Ontario County Department of Social Services as proof of residency. As result, he was charged with offering a false instrument for filing. Dileo was arraigned... more

Police: Sodus man stole $1,500 from employer in Seneca Falls

Police: Sodus man stole $1,500 from employer in Seneca Falls
Police report that a 28-year-old Sodus resident was arrested after stealing more than $1,500 over the course of several months while employed at a business in Seneca Falls. Brian S. Cuatt, 28, of Sodus was charged with felony grand larceny and transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where he was held pending arraignment. Police did not identify where Cuatt... more

Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement

Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement
During Wells College’s 151st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019, President Jonathan Gibralter conferred undergraduate degrees upon 117 graduating students. In addition, three longtime professors who are retiring this year were granted honorary titles of professor emerita, and several students were honored with academic and leadership awards (see list below). The day’s events began at 10 a.m. in front... more

FLX WEEKLY: Holiday Weekend Preview & Flooding on Lake Ontario (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Holiday Weekend Preview & Flooding on Lake Ontario (podcast)
The unofficial start to summer arrives this weekend with Memorial Day in the Finger Lakes. We’ll fill you in on the weather outlook, all the events in Waterloo and we’ll take a look at some photos of the devastating flooding on Lake Ontario. . more

Court backs farmworkers ability to organize

Court backs farmworkers ability to organize
The state Appellate Court on Thursday backed the ability of workers in New York’s agricultural sector to collectively bargaining and join labor unions. The development was cheered by supporters of a bill meant to expand labor rights and benefits to farm workers, but blasted by the New York Farm Bureau, which promised to appeal. The ruling comes as Democratic state... more

Bill to combat robocalls gets through Senate

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans. Though the measure wouldn’t eliminate all unwanted calls, it would give regulators more tools to go after scammers. It would also push phone companies to adopt new technology to combat fake phone numbers popping up on caller ID. The Senate passed the bill 97-1... more

Skaneateles girls lacrosse advances to Class D sectional title game

Skaneateles girls lacrosse advances to Class D sectional title game
The top-seeded Skaneateles girls lacrosse team looked every bit like the favorite in the Class D sectional bracket Thursday, rolling past No. 4 Marcellus, 17-4 at East Syracuse Minoa High School. The Lakers advance to face No. 2 South Jefferson in the championship game, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at SUNY Cortland. That battle will be a rematch of last... more

South Seneca sewer project topic of meeting

South Seneca sewer project topic of meeting
Seneca County is interested in consolidating two wastewater treatment facilities in the south end of the county as a way to correct permit violations in both plants. Before that project can move forward, county officials needs to determine if the closing of Hillside Children’s Center in Varick and uncertainty over the future of the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus... more

Ferro seeks permit to change surface water discharge

Ferro seeks permit to change surface water discharge
Ferro Corp. has submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to modify the state pollutant discharge elimination system (SPDES) permit for its Electronic Materials facility located near Seneca Lake. The existing permit was effective Dec. 1, 2017 and is due to expire Nov. 30, 2023. The corporation is seeking permission to add chromium III and... more

Lodi teen accused of having inappropriate conversations with 13-year-old

Lodi teen accused of having inappropriate conversations with 13-year-old
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 19-year-old Lodi resident following an investigation into inappropriate communication with another teen. Dylan J Palmer, of Lodi was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly engaging in an inappropriate sexual oriented conversation with a 13-year-old female victim. The two met on a social media platform and engaged... more

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield

North Rose-Wolcott students participate in Special Olympics in Bloomfield
Students from the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District recently participated in the Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics, held at the Bloomfield Central School District athletic complex. NR-W student-athletes participated in various events and competed against other districts throughout the region. NR-W students were recognized as they arrived at the athletic complex. After opening ceremonies, students participated in events such as distance... more
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