Cuomo hints at Monday announcement for plans, criteria as NY deals with surging COVID-19 cases

Cuomo hints at Monday announcement for plans, criteria as NY deals with surging COVID-19 cases

Governor Andrew Cuomo wasn’t bashful about his expectations for COVID-19 spread over the next two weeks during a call with press on Sunday. It could mean new restrictions, or new methodology for determining what locations are in various ‘zones’ for micro-clustering. It was a record-breaking weekend in New ... FULL STORY
BILLS GAME DAY: Buffalo takes on the Chargers (preview, media & info)

Bills improve to 8-3 with 27-17 win over Chargers (full coverage)

If there’s one thing we can count on from the Buffalo Bills this season, it’s that nothing comes easy. It hasn’t all season, and probably won’t ... MORE
Wrong-way driver on Thruway intentionally hit vehicles, pedestrian before being taken into custody

UPDATE: Auburn man charged with assault, reckless endangerment after hitting pedestrians, vehicles on Thruway

New York State Police provided an update on the wrong-way crash in Monroe County on Friday saying that a 37-year-old Auburn man was facing felony charges ... MORE
COVID-19 hot spot zones map makes finding local restrictions easy

COVID-19 hot spot zones map makes finding local restrictions easy

Over the weekend the holiday shopping season kicked off. While pandemic rules were clear — as shoppers wore masks in still-busy stores — some things remained the same. Long lines, inside-and-outside stores, ... MORE
Senator pushes back against Thruway Authority plan to increase tolls by 30%

Senator pushes back against Thruway Authority plan to increase tolls by 30% for non-E-ZPass users

A New York State Senator is fighting the Thruway Authority’s plan to add 30% to select toll bills. At this point, rates will increase by 30% for drivers who don’t use the ... MORE
Editor’s Note: Team mattered more than ever in 2020

Editor’s Note: Team mattered more than ever in 2020

There are a lot of faces that make up the FingerLakes1.com team. Some of them you don’t see as often, but are just as important. This year has been a testament to ... MORE
Gov. Cuomo vetoes stream protection bill, siding with Sen. O’Mara and GOP legislators over 41 environmental groups

Gov. Cuomo vetoes stream protection bill, siding with Republican legislators over 41 environmental groups

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed Friday a bill to protect 41,000 miles of New York State streams regularly used for fishing and boating — legislation that major environmental groups consider an essential response ... MORE
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State Police: No criminal charges filed after months-long investigation into Thruway wreck that killed two children

On Friday, New York State Police announced that the investigation into a double-fatal crash that was caused by a pickup truck slamming into the back of a minivan had concluded. They said ... MORE
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Dundee man lied to police about broken window, charged with making false statement

A Dundee man is accused of lying to police about damage to his vehicle on Friday in the village of Penn Yan. Police say Ryan Cadwell, 38, of Dundee was arrested on ... MORE
Lyons man charged with felony assault, imprisonment after attacking girlfriend

Lyons man charged with felony assault, imprisonment after attacking girlfriend

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons man following a domestic incident. Deputies say Sharod Huff, 60, of Lyons was involved in a disturbance on Dry Dock Road ... MORE
Three COVID-19 clinics coming to Cayuga County this week

Three COVID-19 clinics coming to Cayuga County this week

The Cayuga County Health Department is holding walk-up rapid testing clinics for those not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms next week. The clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ... MORE

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Phelps home suffers minor damage after fire on Rt. 488
On Friday around 6:45 p.m. the Clifton Springs and Phelps fire departments were dispatched to a report of a ‘burning odor’ on State Route 488 in the town of Phelps. Initial arriving firefighters at the scene declared a fire within the attic ... MORE
SPORTSBOOK CONFIDENTIAL: When is Black Friday for sports bettors? (podcast)
SPORTSBOOK CONFIDENTIAL: When is Black Friday for sports bettors? (podcast)
In this week’s episode John considers what days on the calendar might give bettors superior value. He also looks at week 12 in the National Football League including Chargers/Bills and Dolphins/Jets. ... MORE
New York processes record number of COVID-19 tests for second consecutive day
New York processes record number of COVID-19 tests for second consecutive day
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a record-breaking number of coronavirus tests completed in New York for a second consecutive day. A total of 219,442 tests were completed and reported to the state. “All the global experts say the same thing: This virus has ... MORE
Syracuse women’s basketball beats Stony Brook in season-opener, 50-39 (full coverage)
Syracuse women’s basketball beats Stony Brook in season-opener, 50-39 (full coverage)
The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team (1-0) opened their 2020-21 slate with a win on Sunday against New York State foe the Stony Brook Seawolves (0-2). The 50-39 victory on Long Island marked the first of what seemingly could be many wins ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Superintendent Pirozzolo says Auburn schools’ finances could be big challenge (podcast)
DAILY DEBRIEF: Superintendent Pirozzolo says Auburn schools’ finances could be big challenge (podcast)
One day after we talked with Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo about the return to class after the Thanksgiving break, he informed families that the junior high would be fully-remote through Tuesday, December 8th. The cause? Contact tracing on ... MORE
Wegmans responds after questions raised about mask policy
Wegmans responds after questions raised about mask policy
Wegmans says it sees 99% compliance with mandated face coverings in their stores. The Rochester-based company tweeted out a statement after a reporter for The Auburn Citizen, tweeted out a lengthy thread addressing questions, comments, and concerns he’s received since the pandemic ... MORE
DEC releases draft ‘Deer Management Plan’ for public review and comment
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the release of a draft Deer Management Plan for New York State for public review and comment on Friday. The plan builds upon the progress made by DEC’s first deer ... MORE
Cuomo says state will work on ‘winter plan’ for added COVID-19 guidelines
Cuomo says state will work on ‘winter plan’ for added COVID-19 guidelines
There’s going to be three major areas of focus after the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. He held a press conference on Thursday outlining the things that the state would focus on moving forward. Last week he voiced concerns about ... MORE
DOJ pushes through death penalty protocols, allowing for other means of execution
DOJ pushes through death penalty protocols, allowing for other means of execution
The Justice Department has quietly amended its rules for execution protocols, and no longer will require federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal ejection, according to reporting by the Associated Press. The amended rule was published on Friday. It allows ... MORE
Lyons man charged with felony assault, imprisonment after attacking girlfriend
Deputies: Sodus man charged with assault after pool stick attack
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Sodus man following an investigation into an assault that took place on Wednesday on Gaylord Street in Sodus. Cody Middleton, 28, of Sodus was arrested at his residence following an investigation into ... MORE
Can the Manchester Roundhouse be saved? Officials will find out in 2021
Can the Manchester Roundhouse be saved? Officials will find out in 2021
An assessment of the historic Lehigh Valley Railroad Roundhouse in Manchester is set to take place in February 2021. That will likely determine whether it stays upright, or is taken down. At one time it was one of the largest of its ... MORE
Free COVID-19 clinic coming up this weekend in Cayuga County
Free COVID-19 clinic coming up this weekend in Cayuga County
Public health officials in Cayuga County say there will be an opportunity this weekend to get a COVID-19 test. A drive-thru clinic will be hosted on Sunday, November 29th for those who are experiencing symptoms. It will run from 9 a.m. to ... MORE
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