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Canandaigua PD: Man tried stabbing victim during dispute ‘numerous times’

A 37-year-old Canandaigua man was apprehended by Canandaigua Police after he allegedly tried stabbing a person during a verbal disagreement. Officers say that around 2:30 pm Frank J. Vanderwall, 37, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree attempted burglary, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felony driving while intoxicated, felony driving while intoxicated while impaired by drugs and alcohol, failure to... more

Future of Aurelius J.C. Penney uncertain as company announces 140+ closures

J.C. Penney announced Friday that it will be closing between 130 and 140 stores, as well as two distribution centers over the next several months to improve profitability in the era of online shopping. In March the company plans on issuing a list of specific store closures, but at this time the future of the Fingerlakes Mall location remains a... more

del Lago Resort & Casino reports another $3 million week

For the third consecutive week, del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, reported gross gaming revenue totaling $3 million. del Lago’s gross gaming revenue for the week of Feb. 13-19 was $3,032,901, according to a commercial gaming report filed with the state Gaming Commission. The revenue is up slightly from $3,019,277 reported the previous week. The report shows... more

A spiritual retreat in Honeoye?

Concerns over noise, traffic and protecting the watershed came from several residents Tuesday during a public hearing about a proposed spiritual event site on Briggs Street. Applicant Soott Gillen wants a special use permit to use 44.25 acres as a place for events such as “mindfulness retreats, meditation workshops, yoga and religious/spiritual ceremonies,” according to the application. About 15 people... more

Cayuga County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair expected to resign March 10

Cayuga County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair is expected to resign from her post on March 10. The county Legislature will vote on a resolution Tuesday night authorizing county Legislature Chairman Keith Batman to execute a severance agreement with Sinclair and terminate her original employment agreement. The resolution, which was added on Feb. 24 to the agenda, says, “it sometimes happens that,... more

Police: Auburn man who assaulted female, had loaded gun in coat pocket faces felony charges

The Auburn Police Department says a 28-year-old male was arrested on several felony and misdemeanor charges related to a physical assault and weapons possession after he assaulted a female victim. At approximately 4:05 am patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Clymer Street and Westwood Drive for the report of a possible assault. Upon their arrival the officers located... more

Rochester man admits to attempting to lure Victor teen

A Rochester man arrested in December after being accused of attempting to transport a Victor teen to Buffalo for a sexual encounter admitted his guilt in Ontario County Court on Friday. Sir Jordan Steinfeldt, 27, appeared before Judge Frederick Reed with his attorney Robert Napier and agreed to plead guilty to attempted luring and third-degree attempted rape, both class E... more

Hundreds of jobs in limbo as Steuben County plant seeks new ownership

More than 300 employees at the Kraft-Heinz plant in Campbell have been notified they will be terminated if a new owner for the plant cannot be found. Company officials say severance packages will be offered on May 26. Layoffs would continue in phases through the end of July. Kraft originally announced its intentions to close the plant in November 2015.... more

Tompkins housing problem continues to be growing problem

It’s an issue that has been growing, literally and figuratively for years. Housing in Tompkins County has been called a crisis by some, an issue by others, and ideal by very few. Last year proved to be another increase in the median home price, further generating concern about a problem, which is spiraling out of control. The Ithaca Voice’s Brian... more

Former Rushville mayor submits petition to dissolve village

For the second time, the former mayor of this village — which sits in both Ontario and Yates counties — has submitted a petition calling for a dissolution vote. Jon Bagley turned in the petition at the village office Thursday. He said it contained 107 signatures, about 20 more than needed to force a referendum later this year. Village Clerk... more

PIPELINE CONTROVERSY: Lawmaker wants variances denied

Dominion Transmission Inc.’s divisive New Market Pipeline project is awaiting approval on several variances before construction can begin, and a state legislator from Ithaca is hoping to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to deny those requests. Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, D-Ithaca, sent two letters last week to state and federal officials regarding the $159 million project to upgrade the existing... more

UPDATE: ID’s released in serious crash on CR 6 near Big Lots in Geneva

At 6:51 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to the intersection of County Road 6 and Montmorency Way for what was originally reported as a head on crash. Deputies say Francis Modaffari, 73, of Geneva was traveling north when the sedan struck a second vehicle from behind. That vehicle was being operated by Bradley Bailey, 57, of Geneva. Bailey’s vehicle... more

Playground, music and food are focus of new Emerson Park proposed plan

Steve Lynch is determined to make Emerson Park a destination location, with or without state funding. The director of the Cayuga County Planning and Economic Development Department proposed a three-year park programming and capital improvements plan to the county Parks Commission Wednesday night. It’s a more concentrated version of the original Emerson Park Master Plan, something Lynch had hoped would... more

Casella’s 4th quarter payment exceeded 2015’s

The town received $18,000 more from Casella Waste Systems in the fourth quarter of 2016 than it did in the fourth quarter of 2015. Because it hosts the Ontario County Landfill, Seneca does not have a town tax levy. Under a host community benefits agreement between the town and Casella, manager of the landfill, Seneca receives quarterly payments that are... more

One arrested after lengthy investigation into Canandaigua shooting; other suspects sought

A 34-year-old Rochester man has been arrested after an incident on May 2nd, 2015, which resulted in an investigation spanning over eight months. The incident took place at 8:09 am at an apartment complex on Jefferson Avenue. The report was for shots fired around the building. When police arrived on scene they discovered a vehicle in the parking lot of... more

OFFICIALS: Deputy fired, charged with sex abuse in Wayne Co.

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that one deputy was fired on Tuesday after an internal investigation. Now that former deputy is facing two charges. Deputy Devin Hall, of Sodus was charged with sex abuse and official misconduct after he engaged in what the department has called “unethical and criminal conduct.” The statement continues, pointing out that Hall was terminated... more

FLX will get one more day of warmth before seasonable temps return

Temperatures will reach towards 70 degrees today for most of the Finger Lakes, but a strong cold front will bring a sudden end to the warmth on Saturday. A warm front is lifting through the Finger Lakes this morning. An area of rain is now mostly contained to the I-90 Corridor and will continue to lift northeast. Some thunderstorms are... more

Legislation introduced by Seneca Falls Town Board to kill Waste Disposal Law (video)

  Local Law No. 3, otherwise known as the Waste Disposal Law could be off the books in mere weeks — if the Seneca Falls Town Board continues on the path it has created. On Thursday, in a special session — the Town Board voted 3-2 introducing a new local law, which would nullify the previously adopted Local Law No.... more
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