RG&E, NYSEG to pay $3.9 million in 2017 windstorm settlement

RG&E and NYSEG will pay $3.9 million in a settlement stemming from the 2017 windstorm. RG&E will pay $2.8 million and NYSEG will pay $1.1 million in regard to 12 alleged violations found after the March 2017 storm, during which hundreds of thousands of customers lost power. The $3.9 million will be utilized to, “increase resiliency and improve emergency response... more

Batman kicks off NY Assembly campaign with Auburn fundraiser

There was no signal needed for Batman to appear at this event. Cayuga County Legislator Keith Batman formally launched his campaign for state Assembly by holding a fundraiser Sunday at the Phoenix Building in Auburn. Batman, a Democrat, is challenging state Assemblyman Gary Finch. Finch, R-Springport, represents the 126th Assembly District which includes parts of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland and Onondaga... more

Canandaigua unveils new highway garage during ribbon cutting

Not too long ago, the new town highway garage was just a drawing on a piece of paper, according to state Sen. Pam Helming, who was Canandaigua town supervisor when the project planning was initiated. Now, the “little red shed,” as it’s affectionately known, is simply “amazing,” Helming said. “This is truly a community project that we all can be... more

Real FBI SWAT team participates in FLCC active shooter drill

Shots rang out inside the Finger Lakes Community College main campus Monday in an active shooter drill that was eerily realistic. The shots could even be heard outside where a few spectators also saw flashes of light, as if the firing weapon was real. Immediately sirens went off and lights were flashing inside the building where only staff, law enforcement... more

Bird Banding demo at Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

Seneca Meadows, Inc. and Braddock Bay Bird Observatory of Hilton, NY, today announced that a bird banding demonstration will be held at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve on Saturday, June 2nd from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. The public is invited to drop-in to this free event. Kyle Black, Seneca Meadows District Manager said, “Braddock Bay Bird Observatory is a... more

Court cases, criticism plague property sales in Ontario County

Ontario County lawmakers say they have no plans to change the county’s policy for selling tax-foreclosed properties — but the outcome of a recent court case and public opinion point in a different direction. On Wednesday, Ontario County will hold its annual tax-foreclosed property auction. Twenty parcels are set to be auctioned off at the county Safety Training Facility. Taxpayers... more

Penn Yan housing project gets $2.7 million

Construction is expected to begin this fall on a new housing project that will include 42 apartments, some for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Keuka Gardens development will be getting $2.7 million from the New York State Homes & Community Renewal program, which was recently announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. The project was previously awarded $1.2 million... more

Police: Auburn man strangled woman in bathtub, endangered children in domestic incident

An Auburn man was arrested early Monday morning after strangling a woman and 9-year-old boy at the suspect's apartment, the Auburn Police Department said. At around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to 86 E. Genesee St. for a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Auburn Deputy Police Chief Roger Anthony said, police discovered 38-year-old Raymond Kent Oxendine had attacked his... more

Newark mayor will seek another term; focuses on ‘quality of life’ in village

On Monday Village of Newark Mayor, Jonathan Taylor, announced he will seek re-election in the upcoming elections this Fall. Taylor has served as mayor since 2014, when he was elected to replace retiring mayor, Peter Blandino. Prior to that, Taylor served as village trustee from 2012 to 2014. “I have really enjoyed serving this community. Over the last four years... more

Rain on Tuesday will lead to dry, warm week

Showers during the morning hours will dissipate and morph into isolated thunderstorms during the late-afternoon hours, according to forecasters. It won’t be a heavy, soaking rain — but it will be enough to complicate any activities that are taking place outside. High-temperatures will push into the low-70s, and then tonight — as temperatures drop — fog will develop. It’ll be... more

Man arrested after attempting to pass fake $100 bill in Ontario Co.

On May 17th at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers of the Canandaigua Police Department, arrested 21-year-old K’lon J. Reese for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree. It is alleged that on May 14th, 2018, Reese knowingly possessed a counterfeit $100.00 bill with intent to defraud a local business. An astute employee at the local business identified that... more

Generations Bank announces the addition of Joseph Scibona as AVP-Western Regional Retail Director

Generations Bank announces the hiring of Joseph Scibona as the Western Regional Retail Director. Scibona will be responsible for the Ontario County offices as well as Monroe County and Western New York Markets. Scibona has spent the past 18 years working in various roles in the financial services industry, including Branch Manager and Area Manager. He also holds securities and... more

Officials: No threat after NR-W school bomb scare

A post on Instagram prompted a heavy response from law enforcement this morning in Wayne County. A student posted to Instagram indicating that a band teacher was ‘wearing’ a bomb. The post read, “My band teacher is wearing a bomb.” An investigation was launched, which was prompted by the FBI. Authorities in Wayne County say the FBI contacted local law... more

Seneca Falls man kicked child’s car seat; 11-month-old uninjured during incident

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a Seneca Falls man following a domestic incident involving an 11-month-old child. Luce says that Christopher J. Freeman, 31, of Seneca Falls was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he was allegedly involved in a domestic incident with a young child. He further reports that the child was... more

State, local officials left reeling as Feher customers leave garbage at Waterloo location

Officials throughout Seneca County have been reeling since the abrupt closure of Feher Rubbish. The company’s Border City location in Waterloo on State Route 5&20 had to be blocked after angry customers began leaving their garbage and totes at the shuttered site last week. State and local officials will meet on Monday to determine the next steps of the process.... more
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