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Syracuse loses a legend: Remembering ‘Coach Mac’

Richard F. “Dick” MacPherson, who guided the Syracuse football team to an undefeated season in 1987 and five bowl games in 10 seasons as head coach, passed away on Aug. 8. He was 86 years old. The beloved “Coach Mac” arrived at Syracuse in 1981 and built the football program into a national championship contender during his tenure. His teams... more

Former Syracuse football coach Dick MacPherson dies at 86 years old

Former Syracuse football coach Dick MacPherson died on Tuesday at the age of 86. Beloved for his personality and his connection to the Syracuse community, as well as his ability to win football games, MacPherson coached 10 years at the school, highlighted by an undefeated season in 1987. Led by quarterback Don McPherson, the Orange finished that year in the... more

Past, present city officials remember former Auburn City Manager Bruce Clifford

Former city of Auburn Superintendent of Public Works Mike O’Neill laughed as he recalled a time when he and former city manager Bruce Clifford, who died Wednesday after a short illness, almost missed their flight home from New York City. O’Neill said he and Clifford ran up to the airport entrance where there was a row of about 20 glass... more

Friends and colleagues remember former Canandaigua Mayor Earl Coleates

Two special stained glass napkin holders grace the tables in the home of Ed and Vanessa Varno. Part of what makes them so special, besides their artistry, are that they were made by their good friend Earl Coleates, former mayor of Canandaigua. Varno, executive director of the Ontario County Historical Society, enjoyed recalling the story of the making of the... more

East Rochester loses vital member of sports community

On the surface it looks like business as usual for the East Rochester baseball team. Practicing indoors ahead of another season, but unlike the last 20, something is missing… equipment manager Dan Marra. Dan Marra served Rush-Henrietta and East Rochester sports for over 50 years. “Its very different because he’s been around for as long as I can remember,” East... more

Don Culligan, legendary Ithaca High coach, dies at 93

Donald Culligan left quite the impact on the Ithaca community as a teacher, coach and elected official. Achieving numerous high school coaching records and having a basketball court and street named in his honor will keep his name in the public eye, but Culligan’s true legacy will live on through the lives he impacted in more than 40 years of... more

Former Rochester Deputy Mayor Christopher Lindley has died

Former Rochester Deputy Mayor Christopher Lindley has died
A man who was Rochester’s deputy mayor in the late 1980’s and early 90’s has died. According to the Democrat and Chronicle, Christopher Lindley, who was deputy mayor when Tom Ryan was mayor, died Friday after a long battle with heart disease. He was 82. Lindley had also served on City Council, and in the 1980s hosted a weekly political... more

Lansing Athletic Director, coach Adam Heck dies

Adam Heck, an administrator and highly successful boys soccer coach at Lansing High School, died early Saturday. His death was confirmed Saturday night through a Facebook post from district superintendent Chris Pettograsso that appeared on the Lansing Central School District website through Pettograsso’s Twitter account. Heck, 42, died in Albany. His team was in the area preparing for… Read More... more

Noted Honeoye Lake conservationist Florence Muller dies

Emil Muller built many of the most recognizable shopping centers in the Rochester area. They included Northgate Plaza in Greece, Panorama Plaza in Penfield, Westgate Plaza in Gates and Twelve Corners in Brighton. He also developed properties in Chicago, Cincinnati and Atlanta. Read more from the Democrat and Chronicle. more

Former Syracuse center Conrad McRae’s high school to name gym after him

Conrad McRae, the late Syracuse University basketball player, will have his high school’s gymnasium named in his honor in September. McRae, a native of Brooklyn, attended Brooklyn Tech before coming to Syracuse where he played from 1989 to 1993. Brooklyn Tech will dedicate its gym to McRae during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 16. The event will begin at 6:30... more

Friends & co-workers mourn 38-year-old Geneva woman

Friends & co-workers mourn 38-year-old Geneva woman
In what Geneva Police say was an instance of domestic violence, Emily Carson, a 38-year-old mother of three was violently attacked, and then shot in a murder-suicide that rocked the city on Sunday afternoon.Pedro Pachecho began assaulting Carson in an SUV, where the fight carried out onto the sidewalk and parking lot surface. At that point, witnesses say Pachecho assaulted... more