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Assemblyman Kolb will not seek re-election this fall

Assemblyman Kolb will not seek re-election this fall
The 131st District seat in New York State Assembly is officially open. Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-131) announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election. The embattled Assemblyman had stepped down from his leadership post after a DWI crash on New Years Day. The 131st District seat in New York State Assembly is officially open. Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-131) announced... more

Walmart opens apparel section at Geneva store as recovery from arson continues

Walmart opens apparel section at Geneva store as recovery from arson continues
The Walmart store in Geneva, which shut down in late-January after a fire, has reopened its apparel section. More portions of the store reopened last weekend, after the grocery store had opened about a week after the arson occurred. Now, with the apparel section open at the store – it brings the Geneva Walmart to near-full operation. Check out more... more

Fire under investigation at Penn Yan Aero

Fire under investigation at Penn Yan Aero
First responders were called to a structure fire at Penn Yan Aero, which is located on Bath Road. The fire was reported around 9:30 p.m. That’s when first responders say it started near the southeast corner of a building on the property. Firefighters from Penn Yan, Dundee, Benton, and Himrod responded to the scene and brought it under control in... more

Who should pay when potholes do damage on local, state roads?

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Potholes are a problem. They always are in the winter. It’s an Upstate New York thing, but this season, it seems to be worse. “I’m trying to steer around it, but everyplace I steer, there’s another pothole, and I went into the biggest one,” Kathryn Howard told 13WHAM. “I jarred to a stop, and thought, ‘I probably busted that tire.'”... more

Police: Canandaigua man attempted to break into home through window

Police: Canandaigua man attempted to break into home through window
Police say a 30-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested on several charges after attempting to break into a home on Wilcox Lane through a window on February 1st. That arrest took place just two days after another arrest following a property damage incident on South Main Street. The victim in the attempted break-in did not know the suspect, who police identified... more

Cortland County woman dead after head-on crash in Lansing

Cortland County woman dead after head-on crash in Lansing
One person is dead after a head-on crash this week in the town of Lansing. The accident happened on February 11th along North Triphammer Road. One person was killed, and another was injured, according to The Ithaca Voice. Deputies were called to North Triphammer Road near Horizon Drive in the village of Lansing for a crash. Lori G. Burns, 64,... more

Lake effect snow, bitter cold temperatures fall in behind general accumulation

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory active for Wednesday PM, Thursday AM
This morning the widespread snow will taper off and behind it will be a few lake effect snow showers. Some areas will see more significant accumulations than others. That said, the entire region will stay cloudy until a cold front swings through the area this evening. That will bring in some of the coldest weather we’ve seen this winter. Temperatures... more

318 Asian Buffet now serving beer & wine; offering Valentine’s Day special

318 Asian Buffet now serving beer & wine; offering Valentine’s Day special
318 Asian Buffet opened to rave reviews on Christmas Eve inside the Finger Lakes Tea building on Route 318 in Waterloo. Since opening almost two months ago they have served thousands of hungry patrons and are happy to announce that they are now serving beer & wine. Also, to celebrate the success of their opening, they are offering some specials... more

Police: Canandaigua driver charged after crash investigation

Police: Canandaigua driver charged after crash investigation
Police arrested a 21-year-old Canandaigua woman following an investigation into a crash. Victoria Loree, 21, of Canandaigua was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and failure to yield the right of way following an investigation of the crash. There were no reported injuries in the crash, but while investigating – police say they found a quantity of concentrated... more

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold
Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – asking for more staff – due to the constant struggle to keep up with discovery requests from the... more

Ithaca man under reported income by $4M for construction business

Ithaca man under reported income by $4M for construction business
Three years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. That’s what one Ithaca man could be dealing with after pleading guilty in federal court to under reporting his income by nearly $4 million. William Harrell, 58, of Ithaca admitted to the under reporting connected to his construction and remodeling business. He also admitted to not paying more than $400,000 in federal... more

Victor CSD’s new superintendent will start on Tuesday

Victor CSD’s new superintendent will start on Tuesday
Dr. Tim Terranova is ready for a new challenge. The former deputy superintendent at the West Irondequoit Central School District is taking over as superintendent at the Victor Central School District. He’ll start his new job on Tuesday, and as he told the Messenger Post – he’s ready for the challenge. Terranova said that the reputation of the district spoke... more

Owners, Ontario County going back to court over Akropolis restaurant case

Owners, Ontario County going back to court over
A more than decade old case involving a family restaurant on 5&20 outside of Canandaigua and Ontario County isn’t over. Even though a decision last fall made it seem that way. Supreme Court Justice John Ark ruled last fall that Ontario County owed the owner of the Akropolis Family Restaurant nearly $300,000 based on the county’s tax sale of the... more

Syracuse women top North Carolina for third straight win, 74-56

Syracuse women win third straight over North Carolina, 74-56
The Orange continued their winning ways Thursday night with a respectable 74-56 victory on the road against North Carolina to extend their winning streak to three games. The loss was the Tar Heels’ largest margin of defeat this season and extended Syracuse’s winning streak against them to five games. Emily Engstler recorded her ninth double-double of the season in the victory. “We... more

Canandaigua man threatened three people, officers, and child during disturbance

Canandaigua man threatened three people, officers, and child during disturbance
Police report the arrest of a 41-year-old Canandaigua man following an incident at Camelot Court. Aaron Ellis, 41, of Canandaigua was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and three counts of second-degree harassment. Following investigation Ellis was found to have made verbal threats to physically harm three people at the location – and even threatened a child. While... more

Canandaigua man charged with DWAI after speeding

Canandaigua man charged with DWAI after speeding
Police say a 52-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested for driving while his ability was impaired by drugs after a traffic stop on North Main Street. The stop was initiated due to the driver, identified as Dean Castle, 52, of Canandaigua, speeding along North Main. He also failed to keep right, according to police. Investigation determined that Castle was impaired by... more

Canandaigua man violated court order, charged with criminal contempt

Canandaigua man violated court order, charged with criminal contempt
Police arrested a 29-year-old Canandaigua man following a noise disturbance at a Parrish Street residence. While investigating the disturbance, Patrick Rivera, 29, of Canandaigua was found to have been in the presence of a person who was a protected party in a legal court order. They then learned that he was also violating a second court order at the same... more
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