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Happy meal for couples: Valentine’s Dinner brewing at Canandaigua McDonald’s

Grab your sweetheart, kid or grandmother. For any couple, $20 on Valentine’s Day will buy you a three-course dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14 – at the Canandaigua McDonald’s. Valentine’s Dinner was the brainchild of managers at the Routes 5 and 20 restaurant who wanted to do something fun and different. They also wanted to raise money for Ronald McDonald House... more

7 foot 8 inch tall Razorshark Bob Wegner makes season debut

Nobody knows if the Rochester RazorSharks got better, but they sure are taller. The team announced Friday that it has signed 7-foot-8 center Bob Wegner, one of the world’s tallest professional athletes, to a four-game contract and made his debut when Rochester hosted the Providence Sky Chiefs on Saturday in their home opener at Blue Cross Arena at the Community... more

Victor couple expresses distress with upside-down flag

Devastated, stunned and incredibly fearful. Those are the words Victor resident Laura Glasner used to describe the moment she realized that Donald Trump would soon be president. She said her concern is based on the president-elect’s characterization of racial and ethnic groups, his approach to free speech, his disregard for global warming and a proposal that includes the implementation of... more

Police: Newark man stole engagement ring from family member

New York State Police say a 26-year-old Newark man has been arrested after he allegedly stole a diamond engagement ring from the residence of a family member. State Police report that Zachary R. Patanzo, 26, of Newark was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after allegedly stealing a diamond engagement ring from a family member in Lyons while residing at the... more

Ithaca couple gives historic house a new home

Bill and Susan Lesser always admired the architecture of the 1840s-era Greek Revival-style house at 341 Coddington Road while driving by it on the way to and from their own similar home about 200 yards down the road. The Lessers and other neighbors have watched the vacant historic house in the town of Ithaca deteriorate over the past 20 years... more

Kenny rants on the Rochester City Court Judge who was stopped on 490 and charged with DWI

Kenny rants on Leticia Astacio, the Rochester City Court Judge who was stopped on 490 with four flat tires and charged with DWI. Also, Kenny’s thoughts on the Syracuse Orange, Buffalo Bills, and the Mynderse and Waterloo boys and girls varsity basketball squads heading into 2016-17. Check out the episode at FingerLakes1.TV Audio Only Version: more

Police: Auburn man arrested for throwing a small trampoline at a woman

An Auburn man is facing a felony charge after allegedly throwing a trampoline at a woman and injuring her. Abel C. Arambarry of Auburn got into an argument with a woman at his home on Thursday night, said Auburn police. During the domestic incident, police said the 37-year-old picked up a small trampoline and threw it at the woman, striking... more

Auburn man accused of smearing feces, writing graffiti on wall of motel in Oswego Co.

An Auburn man is accused of trashing a room at a motel in Mexico that he was living in, according to the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say 64-year-old John Batuk, of Auburn, has been charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Those charges come after an investigation into an incident at the La Siesta Motel in Mexico that occurred at some... more

State working with Auburn homeowner to remove any remaining prison inmate bones

here may be more human bones from state prison inmates buried in the backyard of an Auburn home, and the state is working with the owner to find and remove them. The house on Fitch Avenue abutting Auburn’s Fort Hill Cemetery has Halloween decorations out front and pumpkins lining the stairs up to the door. The Auburn Citizen – News:... more

A selfie of your election ballot? Not in New York State

As voters cast their ballots in this age of social media, capturing that experience with a selfie isn’t as simple as you might think. A century-old New York law makes it a misdemeanor to show a marked election ballot to others. That includes taking a picture of your completed ballot. “It’s just ridiculous that people can’t do that. We have... more

Quick Bites: Fine wines meet hot dogs at FLX Wienery

Here’s the challenge: while wineries seem to be everywhere in the Finger Lakes, there are long stretches where there just isn’t a place to eat. As luck would have it, we were a short drive from the FLX Wienery, on the west side of Seneca Lake. The elevated hot dog stand is the creation of Christopher Bates, together with his... more

Bones unearthed in Auburn backyard are those of long-dead inmates

Like a lot of new homeowners, Eric Johnson II had ambitious plans when he moved into his tidy beige house this summer. He envisioned a swing set in back for his 2-year-old son, and a detached garage. But when he and his father started leveling the ground and removing shrubs this summer, they made an unexpected and macabre discovery. “I... more

Motorcycle crashes in Ovid at 123 mph

Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies report that on Friday around 7:00 am Terry G Stevens II, age 35 of 2135 Chapman Street in Ovid, was involved in a personal injury motorcycle accident on County Road 139A in the Town of Ovid. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office had received several complaints of motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed down County... more

Cornell breeds flavor-packed mega-strawberry the size of a plum

Strawberry fans, rejoice. The newest Cornell strawberry variety concentrates intense flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand. Topping out at over 50 grams, Archer, the latest creation from Cornell berry breeder Courtney Weber, is comparable in size to a plum or small peach. But this behemoth stands out in ways beyond just its proportions:... more
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