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Supervisor Lou Guard continues advocacy on environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Supervisor continues hammering environmental, economic issues in Ontario County
Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard believes Ontario County is 'healthy', but don't take that assessment as complacency. Guard talked about the progress and growth in Ontario, and the opportunities county government still has in front of it. "It's one of the growing counties in in upstate New York, which is exciting," he said. "I think it's it's actually a quite... more

Troopers: Driver arrested after two pursuits in Ontario, Wayne counties

Troopers: Driver arrested after two pursuits in Ontario, Wayne counties
A Rochester man has been charged after a police chase in a stolen car, which ended with him colliding with an apartment building in the town of Sodus. It all started with a vehicle, which was stolen from the 7Eleven store in Farmington late-Saturday. The car's owner reportedly left the car unlocked and running while they went inside the convenience... more

Dryden FD responds after teen falls through ice; investigation underway in Cortland County

Dryden FD responds after teen falls through ice; investigation underway in Cortland County
State Police say they are investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl who fell through the ice on a creek near Route 200. The incident happened in Harford. The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, Dryden Fire and EMS, and Harford Fire all responded to the scene. The teen was located just outside the water. The 14-year-old was then transported by ambulance... more

Management says Geneva Walmart fully-reopened after January fire

Management says Geneva Walmart fully-reopened after January fire
On Monday, store management at the Walmart in Geneva announced on Facebook that the store was officially, 100% open for business. Most portions of the store had been opened by last week, but Monday marked the first time that shoppers could go into the store, and shop the location in it’s entirety since a fire in January. That fire was... more

Man admits to stealing South Bristol highway truck from department garage in Ontario County Court

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Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a South Bristol resident has pleaded guilty in Ontario County Court after an incident at the South Bristol Highway Department in 2019. Henderson said that on November 13th, 2019 Ross W. Thompson II, of South Bristol unlawfully entered the South Bristol Highway Department building and stole keys to a pickup truck. He then used the keys... more

Cuomo says he doesn’t respond to politics, but changes to cashless bail possible in budget

Cuomo says he doesn’t respond to politics, but changes to cashless bail possible in budget
The New York State Budget could include a fix to the controversial cashless bail law enacted January 1st. Governor Andrew Cuomo, appearing in a radio interview on AM 970, said that the budget would be the likely spot for legislative change. “We’re talking to everyone. What’s the continuing change, the continuing refinement and we’re having those conversations right now and... more

Local residents voice concerns over sewer sludge treatment facility in Wayne County

Local residents voice concerns over sewer sludge treatment facility in Wayne County
Back in November 2019 there was a presentation given to officials in the town of Butler over a proposed Bio Solid Composing facility. The project was proposed for a piece of property located on Route 89 in the town of Butler, which is currently owned by Sand and Gravel, LLC. The proposed facility would consist of two buildings, an in-ground... more

Phelps contractor charged with grand larceny

Phelps contractor charged with grand larceny
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports that on February 14th at approximately 5:40 p.m. deputies arrested a 55-year-old Phelps resident on grand larceny charges following an investigation into contract work. Lawrence Schenk, 55, of Phelps was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after an investigation into events reported in October 2019. Henderson said that Schenk entered into contract to redo a bathroom for... more

Democrats look to increase higher ed spending, reject SUNY tuition increases

Democrats look to increase higher ed spending, reject tuition increases at NYS colleges
New York State Assembly Democrats unveiled a plan over the weekend to boost funding and reject further tuition increases. “The Assembly Majority has long recognized that higher education is critical to establishing a pathway to the middle class for New Yorkers,” Speaker Carl Heastie said in a statement. “This year marks five years since we created the Higher Education Road... more

W-FL Monday: Lyons girls clinch Wayne County title; Victor boys remain unbeaten

W-FL Monday: Lyons girls clinch Wayne County title; Victor boys remain unbeaten
On Monday night, the Lyons Lions clinched the Wayne County title after defeating the East Rochester Bombers by four points at the Atwood Gymnasium in Lyons. Caiden Crego scored a team-high 14 points to lead the Lions. They improved to 16-3 after the win. East Rochester fell to 11-8 after the loss. On the boys side, the Victor Blue Devils... more

Sloppy forecast through Tuesday, then winter returns with colder temps

Sloppy forecast through Tuesday, then winter returns with colder temps
Temperatures are going to be on the rise for the start of the week, but don’t expect that to last into the middle, or end, as winter returns. It shouldn’t be too snowy at any point, though. The National Weather Service says that some overnight snow could leave an inch or two of accumulation on the ground, but that it... more

T-Mobile, Sprint merger will move forward without more legal pushback

T-Mobile, Sprint merger will move forward without more legal pushback
New York Attorney General Letitia James says New York will not move forward with an appeal of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. “I’d like to thank California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the 12 additional attorneys general from around the nation for their partnership throughout this lawsuit,” James said. “After a thorough analysis, New York has decided not to move forward with... more

Progress seen at Nolan Block in downtown Auburn

Progress seen at Nolan Block in downtown Auburn
Progress is happening at the Nolan Block in Auburn. It’s one of the city’s most-identifiable building runs, and its developer is looking to keep momentum rolling forward. There are three open storefronts, ranging from 630 to 1,340 square feet. Octane Social House is developer Grant Kyle’s only tenant in the space now. But he hopes that changes soon. The buildings... more

Police: Penn Yan man harassed victim for months

Police: Penn Yan man harassed victim for months
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 33-year-old village man following an incident that occurred earlier in the week. Justin Bolin, 33, of Penn Yan was charged with second-degree harassment. He’s accused of harassing an individual multiple times over the course of a few months. The final incident took place earlier in the week, according to police.... more

Seneca Falls man violates court order, charged with criminal contempt

Seneca Falls man violates court order, charged with criminal contempt
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a 50-year-old following an investigation into a court order. Police say Brian Buck, 50, of Seneca Falls was found to be in violation of an active court order. The order of protection prevented him from having legal contact with the victim. Police say Buck was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. He... more
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