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Apartment complex in Penn Yan upgraded with state funding

Apartment complex in Penn Yan upgraded with state funding
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning to celebrate finished work on the Walnut Hill Apartments in Penn Yan. Work on the apartment complex in the village of Penn Yan has been focused on nearly 60 existing apartments. Another two-story building with eight apartments was added during the construction process. During renovations, work was done to replace windows, siding and... more

Penn Yan Academy vaping numbers ‘staggering’

Penn Yan Academy vaping numbers ‘staggering’
Following a recent survey that showed 60 percent of Penn Yan Academy students have tried vaping, the school district has upped the punishment for kids caught vaping on school grounds. “The statistics are pretty staggering,” Assistant Principal Warren Kinsey said. “That number is super high and we need to let kids know we are taking this seriously and want them... more

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Auburn man convicted in overdose death

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Auburn man convicted in overdose death
A lawsuit against an Auburn man who served prison time for a conviction related to an Auburn woman’s overdose death was dismissed Oct. 8 by an appeals court. Matthew M. Malenick was convicted in March 2014 for delaying emergency services to 25-year-old Jessica Gentile, who died of a heroin overdose in his residence on May 9, 2013. Read more from... more

Police: Seneca Falls driver arrested on Leandra’s Law charge, other felonies after causing crash

Police: Seneca Falls driver arrested on Leandra’s Law charge, other felonies after causing crash
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a 32-year-old driver on felony charges – including DWI Leandra’s Law. Police say Leslie Tewksbury, 32, of Seneca Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs, both of which are felonies due to a prior conviction – as well as DWI Leandra’s Law. Tewksbury was involved... more

Ontario BOS committee approves use of Casella landfill expansion payments

Ontario BOS committee approves use of Casella landfill expansion payments
The Planning & Environmental Quality Committee of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors has approved a plan on how to use payments it will receive from the operator of the county landfill this year and in 2020. Casella Waste Services agreed in 2015 to make annual payments to the county totaling $18.3 million over the next 14 years, at $1.3... more

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Auburn man convicted in overdose death

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Auburn man convicted in overdose death
A lawsuit against an Auburn man who served prison time for a conviction related to an Auburn woman’s overdose death was dismissed Oct. 8 by an appeals court. Matthew M. Malenick was convicted in March 2014 for delaying emergency services to 25-year-old Jessica Gentile, who died of a heroin overdose in his residence on May 9, 2013. Read more from... more

Waverly man charged with threatening President Trump going to prison for sex assault

Waverly man accused of threatening President Trump
A Waverly man who is under federal indictment for allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison for his conviction on sexual assault and aggravated assault charges in Bradford County. Jesse Allen Blake, 24, pleaded guilty Aug. 12 to two counts of statutory sexual assault, one count of corruption of minors and a... more

Montour Falls woman charged with grand larceny, accused of misappropriating 175 gift cards at business in Ithaca

Montour Falls woman charged with grand larceny, accused of misappropriating 175 gift cards at business in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a Montour Falls resident on a felony charge following an investigation involving IPD, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, and Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office. IPD reports that Kthy Harris, 56, of Montour Falls was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, following an investigation into her time working as an office manager... more

LIFE IN THE FINGER LAKES: Pumpkin Patch Power

Pumpkin Patch Power
A week ago, with pumpkin season in full swing and a full moon rising, Derek Doeffinger headed out to the countryside an hour before sunset. He wasn’t looking for the headless horsemen who terrified Ichabod Crane in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Instead, Derek wanted to find a full moon rising over a pumpkin patch. Just as the sun set... more

Bill would place special requirements on all single-use plastics

Bill would place special requirements on all single-use plastics
A bill introduced this month by Assemblywoman Pat Fahy would require all single-use plastic containers — items like water bottles — to be made of 75 percent recycled material. “We think it’s doable, although it’s ambitious. We have got to change what we are using in our single-use plastic water bottles,” Fahy said. The idea has stalled in California, but... more

New delay could have big impact on Upstate NY casinos

New delay could have big impact on Upstate NY casinos
A quiet decision by the state Gaming Commission to delay an eagerly awaited study on the future of gambling in New York may have a profound impact on whether the state moves forward with mobile betting and a casino expansion. State leaders are in the midst of considering whether to add private casinos in the New York City area, legalize mobile sports betting and standardize the tax... more

Bail reform laws put crime lab under pressure; some tests must meet 15-day deadline

Bail reform laws put crime lab under pressure; some tests must meet 15-day deadline
The Monroe County Crime Lab will soon be under pressure by new criminal justice laws coming January 1. “It’s really going to put everyone under the gun,” said defense attorney Vince Merante. The laws are included in a bail reform package that limits the time someone accused of a crime can spend in jail prior to their trial. They also... more

Three former Syracuse standouts picked in XFL Draft

Three former Syracuse standouts picked in XFL Draft
Former Orange guard Andrew Tiller, defensive back Jordan Martin and wide receiver Jamal Custis were selected in the inaugural XFL Draft. Held over the past two days via conference call, the draft featured a pool of more than 1,000 players. Picks were announced via social media and players were allocated in four, 10-round phases separated by position groups. The fifth phase was... more

Canandaigua man accused of causing life threatening injuries to victim during violent domestic incident

Canandaigua man accused of causing life threatening injuries to victim during violent domestic incident
Police say that a woman suffered life threatening injuries at the hands of a 59-year-old Canandaigua man, who was taken into custody on Tuesday after being charged with first-degree assault. Police received information regarding a domestic assault that took place on September 18th and initiated a criminal investigation. Through investigation, police learned that Sebastian J. DiMaggio, 59, of Canandaigua physically... more

Dundee plans new streetscape, sewer plant

Dundee plans new streetscape, sewer plant
Things are changing in Dundee. The small community in Yates County is taking steps to make major changes a reality in 2020. The first is the Gateway Streetscape Improvement project, which will transform much of the village’s core along Water, Main, and Union Streets, according to the Chronicle-Express. The second project is construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and... more
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