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Woman sentenced for selling heroin, fentanyl in Cayuga County

When Cynthia Jedra was arrested in 2016, the Cayuga County district attorney said police were shocked to find hundreds of doses of synthetic fentanyl at her Auburn residence. There were also several glassine envelopes of heroin, more than 30 pounds of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia throughout the home. Jedra, of 35 Quill Ave. Apt. X317, was initially indicted and... more

Seneca Falls man attempted to pull another out of a vehicle

On Tuesday, October 17th at 7:27 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Sean C. Terry, 34, of Seneca Falls following a physical altercation. Terry is accused of grabbing the victim and attempting to pull him out of a vehicle in the parking lot of a local business. He was charged with one count of harassment, a violation,... more

Nolan’s plan gets Canandaigua city OKs

Nolan’s is one step closer to reopening. The Canandaigua City Planning Commission on Tuesday night gave the OK for a special use permit, site-plan review and architectural review for a $1.6 million, 18,000-square-foot restaurant project. The owners, Nick Violas and Kate Nolan, are hoping to open in May at the same South Main Street location where their previous building was... more

Town-wide leaf, brush and rubbish pick-ups set in Seneca Falls

There will be a Townwide pickup for LEAVES and BRUSH ONLY the week of November 6, 2017. Leaves and Brush must be at roadside Sunday, November 5th. There will only be one pass per street starting Monday. NO RETURN TRIPS WILL BE MADE. Only one truckload per household. LEAVES must be in PAPER BAGS. They will not be picked up... more

Incumbent receives Democratic, Republican support in Canandaigua supervisor race

In a display of bipartisan support, the Town of Canandaigua Republican and Democratic Committees are both supporting incumbent Greg Westbrook in the upcoming election for Town of Canandaigua Supervisor. “I’m honored and energized by the bipartisan support and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to build on the foundation established by former Town Supervisor Pam Helming,” said Westbrook. When Helming was... more

OFFICIALS: Horse killed by West Nile Virus in Cayuga County

According to the Cayuga County Health Department, a horse at the southern end of the county died from West Nile Virus. The virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can go symptomless in humans. According to the numbers, 8 out of 10 people do not exhibit symptoms of the virus. The department was notified by the state Department of Health about... more

Two graduate from Yates drug court

Two people graduated from Yates County Drug Treatment Court during a ceremony last week at the county courthouse. Attending the event were county Judge Jason Cook, presiding judge of drug court, along with court personnel, law enforcement members, government officials, treatment providers and guests. Also in attendance was retired Judge W. Patrick Falvey, who presided over the court for many... more

Kolb, Molinaro in talks to form GOP ticket against Cuomo in 2018

Two former colleagues could reunite in an attempt to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, both of whom are exploring gubernatorial bids, are in discussions to form a Republican ticket to challenge Cuomo, a Democrat, in next year’s election. Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Molinaro revealed their potential plan during a... more

Union member: Waterloo teachers deserve pay raise

The school district’s 162 teachers deserve to be fairly compensated for their work. That’s the opinion of elementary school psychologist Jim Elkins in a statement read to the school board Monday. Elkins said he is speaking for himself, not the officers of the Waterloo Education Association, its union members or the negotiating committee. “The WEA contract with the district was... more

Partnership for Ontario County director retires

One of Ontario County residents’ most tenacious, focused and gracious advocates has hung up her leadership hat and stepped into retirement. Partnership for Ontario County Executive Director Bonnie Ross retired Sunday, Oct. 15, after serving in her role since 2013. Under her tenure, the independent not-for-profit organization has grown 140 percent, and today serves more than 40 percent of the... more

How to ‘Flourish’: Cayuga County-area businessman writes book on economics, politics

Mark W. Bitz remembers teaching English in Poland in 1980. He saw people in homemade, decades-old clothes waiting in line for a food truck, only for the food to be gone in about an hour. He would sometimes wait in line for 30 to 45 minutes, only to find that not even a scrap remained as he inched closer to... more

Oaks says pension forfeiture is getting closer to law

Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R-C Macedon) is reminding New Yorkers there is more at stake this November than just voting for elected officials; on the back of the ballot will be three important statewide initiatives. Voters will decide whether to establish a constitutional convention, allow the complete or partial forfeiture of a public officer’s pension if he or she is convicted... more

Auburn community wants green space, art, stage at State Street lot

Auburn residents were given the opportunity to share their thoughts on what elements they would like to see incorporated into the city’s redevelopment of the 1-7 State St. property during a public meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn on Monday night. Public is taking part in an interactive workshop, listing things they would like to see in the park. Lots... more

Cayuga County plans $1.4M project to expand industrial park sewer capacity

An infrastructure project endorsed by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council would benefit two businesses in the Aurelius industrial park. The Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency applied for a $284,000 grant to support $1,418,125 project to expand sewer capacity at the complex, which is home to Cayuga Milk Ingredients and Grober Nutrition. Cayuga Milk Ingredients is a milk... more

Teens charged in Waterloo burglary investigation

At least two teens face charges following a burglary investigation in Waterloo. Police say the incident took place in September at a residence located in the Village of Waterloo. The teens were charged and one additional arrest is pending, according to police, who say that the group entered the residence unlawfully and tampered with property at the location. The teens... more

$9.6M in projects funded by state grants in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne counties

Senator Pam Helming today announced that seven towns and villages within the 54th District will receive a combined $9.6 million in state grants for local water infrastructure projects. As Senator, she has led the fight to ensure that New York State prioritizes water infrastructure funding for our local communities in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. “Clean, affordable water isn’t a luxury... more

Katko for Congress leads money race over potential Democratic foes

With more than a year to go until the 2018 election, U.S. Rep. John Katko holds a large financial advantage over one of his potential Democratic opponents. Katko, R-Camillus, raised $260,736.38 and spent $92,757.12 in the third quarter of 2017, according to his latest campaign finance report submitted to the Federal Election Commission. Entering the final quarter of the year,... more

McGraw man faces felony burglary charge in Steuben County

Deputies in Steuben County arrested a McGraw man on Saturday following a call about a suspicious circumstance. Deputies say Nicholas R. Fish, 19, was charged with felony third-degree burglary after the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspicious incident in progress. New York State Police, the Alfred Police Department, and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office assisted. Fish is being... more
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