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Meeting set on Route 96 roundabout in Victor

Meeting set on Route 96 roundabout in Victor
A $2.8 million state project designed to improve traffic flow on Route 96 in Victor is slated to begin in summer 2020. Specifics on a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Route 96 and Lynaugh Road will be discussed at a public informational meeting and open house for residents and business owners on Wednesday, May 1, from 4 to 7... more

Family and friends mourn loss of 6-year-old after Junius crash; GoFundMe established for funeral expenses

Serious crash temporarily closes SR 318 in Seneca County on Saturday
An online fundraiser seeks to help out a family as they are forced to bury their six-year-old daughter after a crash over the weekend in Seneca County. We’re told the Seneca Falls family was in a minivan stopped on Route 318, attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Burgess Road in Junius, when they were hit from behind by a... more

Deputies: Drunk driver crashes car into Skaneateles Lake

Deputies: Drunk driver crashes car into Skaneateles Lake
Investigators in Cayuga County say a woman has been charged with driving drunk after they say she drove her car into Skaneateles Lake. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office says Malia M. Mcafee, 23, from Syracuse, was leaving a home and took a wrong turn, driving off the boat launch at the Seveys Boatyard Inc. on Glen Cove Road in the... more

DOT selects Community Grid as ‘preferred’ choice for I-81 replacement

DOT selects Community Grid as ‘preferred’ choice for I-81 replacement
In a draft of an environmental impact study, the New York State Department of Transportation has selected the “Community Grid” as the preferred choice to replace the aging portion of Interstate-81 through Syracuse. The document, posted on NYSDOT’s website, lays out all the options to replace 81 and says a community grid would likely best meet all the goals of... more

Route 88 bridge over Ganargua Creek closing April 29

Route 88 bridge over Ganargua Creek closing April 29
The Route 88 bridge over Ganargua Creek in Arcadia will be closing Monday morning, April 29, for repairs and maintenance, the village of Newark announced. The bridge will remain closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately 14 calendar days, depending on the extent of repairs necessary and weather conditions, said officials. A signed detour will be in place... more

Deputies: Canandaigua driver charged with DWI after Waterloo crash

Deputies: Canandaigua driver charged with DWI after Waterloo crash
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Canandaigua resident following single-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Route 96 and Virginia Street in Waterloo. Deputies responded to the scene and spoke with the driver, who was identified as Michal Bradley, 26, of Canandaigua. Following investigation it was determined that Bradley was under the influence of alcohol during... more

Newark driver charged with DWI after Galen crash

Newark driver charged with DWI after Galen crash
Deputies report the arrest of a Newark man for driving while intoxicated following an investigation into a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Galen. On Saturday around 4:22 p.m. Anthony W. Carr, 29, of Newark was arrested following investigation into a property damage accident on Gannett Road. Deputies say Carr failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the... more

Police investigate fatal three-car crash in Schuyler Co.

Police investigate fatal three-car crash in Schuyler Co.
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that they investigated a three-car fatal crash on Thursday, which occurred a little before 1 p.m. The crash occurred on State Route 13 in the Town of Cayuta. Investigation revealed that Annette, M. Osborn, 50, of Campbell was traveling south on Route 13 when she crossed the center line and struck the side of... more

Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31

Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31
Deputies say a Palmyra man was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle accident on State Route 31 in Macedon during the early-morning hours of April 13th. William E. Watson, 49, of Palmyra was traveling eastbound on Route 31 when a deer entered into the roadway and collided with the motorcycle. The collision caused Watson to lose control of... more

DOT to hold public meeting on roundabout plan for Victor

NYS DOT to hold public meeting on plan for roundabout in Victor
A public information meeting to discuss a proposal for a roundabout in Victor is scheduled for next month. The roundabout would be installed at the intersection of Route 96 and Lynaugh Road. Construction for the roundabout would include new sidewalks, a new closed drainage system, a retaining wall, more lighting and landscaping. The New York State Department of Transportation will... more

Closure of Rt. 54A starts April 22nd; work on State Rt. 54 also starts soon

Closure of Rt. 54A starts April 22nd; work on State Rt. 54 also starts soon
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that continuing work to repair a landslide on State Route 54A in the town of Urbana requires that the road be closed starting the week of April 22. The location is approximately 2.5 miles north of the Village of Hammondsport. The closure is expected to be in place approximately six weeks... more

Deputies: Lyons man charged with reckless endangerment after SR 318 crash

Deputies: Lyons man charged with reckless endangerment after SR 318 crash
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man following a lengthy investigation into a crash that happened on February 26th. Investigators say on that date, John H. Houghtaling, 39, of Lyons was traveling east on State Route 318 in a reckless manner, striking another eastbound vehicle. He left the scene of the crash, and as result... more

Two sent to hospital after crash on SR 414 in Fayette

Two sent to hospital after crash on SR 414 in Fayette
The Seneca county Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday at approximately 6:40 a.m. deputies responded to a two-car personal injury crash on State Route 414 in Fayette. Deputies investigated and determined that Jennifer Carroll, 38, was traveling north when she became distracted and rear-ended a vehicle operated by 19-year-old Timothy Sanpietro. Deputies say he was stopped and attempting to turn... more

Auburn forum highlights I-81 project — and need to move forward

Auburn forum highlights I-81 project — and need to move forward
CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson remembers the first conversations about the future of the Interstate 81 viaduct. The discussions were a decade ago. Simpson has seen other communities advance significant infrastructure projects while Syracuse and central New York continue to debate the fate of I-81. “Meanwhile, we have remained polarized and stuck,” Simpson said during the Wednesday Morning Roundtable at... more

Fayette driver charged with DWI after crash

Fayette driver charged with DWI after crash
Deputies say a Fayette woman was arrested on DWI charges following a one-car crash on State Route 89. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 8th at approximately 7 p.m. deputies arrested Courtney M. Chavez, 24, of Fayette. Chavez was charged with DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, failure to keep right, and refusal to submit to... more

Tompkins officials continue mulling future of public transportation

Tompkins officials continue mulling future of public transportation
The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) has issued their draft improvement plan for 2020-2024 and is now looking for feedback from the public on the plan, which is currently projected to include 32 specific projects though some shuffling is bound to happen. There will be a meeting held on Tuesday, April 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Heyman Conference Room... more

Work on Newark’s East Avenue Bridge underway

Work on Newark’s East Avenue Bridge underway
Work has begun on the rehabilitation of the East Avenue bridge that, when complete, will allow the village to remove weight limits from the span over the Erie Canal. Mayor Jonathan Taylor said the project is two years in the making after the village received $404,000 in state money in 2017 to repair the bridge. He did not have the... more
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