Day: February 17, 2017

Sunset over Seneca Lake in February (photo)

Sunset over Seneca Lake in February (photo)

Enjoying the brilliant colors of sunset over Seneca Lake, as the sound of geese fills the evening air. Photo by Rachel Burkholder ... MORE
FLX will see February thaw over next week

FLX will see February thaw over next week

It might feel more like mid-spring in the Finger Lakes this weekend, as temperatures rise into the 50s on Saturday before cooling down slightly on Sunday. The cool down will still leave temperatures about 10 degrees above normal for most of the ... MORE
Slow internet? Test it and tell the state

Slow internet? Test it and tell the state

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged consumers to test their Internet speeds and submit the results to his office, part of an ongoing investigation into whether service providers are delivering on the speeds they promise. “No one should be paying a premium ... MORE
Courts, New York State, News
Local school officials skeptical of DeVos

Local school officials skeptical of DeVos

Newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ views on school choice and her alleged lack of familiarity with public education concern local school administrators. Meanwhile, a local school-choice leader said DeVos’ history as an advocate for private education — and school vouchers to ... MORE
Virts named to STOP-DWI board

Virts named to STOP-DWI board

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts has been named western region chairperson for the New York State STOP-DWI Association board of directors. Virts began his 40-year career with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer and rose through the ranks, serving ... MORE
News, Wayne County
City takes steps to remove language barrier, hires bilingual engagement coordinator

City takes steps to remove language barrier, hires bilingual engagement coordinator

Over the years of its existence, the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center, has expanded its reach and programming, but there was still a noticeable gap, said Rhonda Everdyke, director of communications and engagement: Were they reaching residents in Geneva who speak Spanish? The ... MORE
Geneva, News, Ontario County
Seneca Board of Elections rejects two independent petitions

Seneca Board of Elections rejects two independent petitions

The Seneca County Board of Elections has upheld an objection to the independent petitions of Republican Waterloo village trustee candidates John Butlak and Damon Monroe. Butlak and Monroe filed petitions this week to obtain an independent ballot line for the Revitalize Waterloo ... MORE
Seneca County sewer/water district duties stay with Gates

Seneca County sewer/water district duties stay with Gates

Seneca County Manager John Sheppard will not administer the county’s water and sewer districts — at least not now. The Public Works Committee of the Board of Supervisors took no action Tuesday on a proposed motion relieving Highway Superintendent Roy Gates from ... MORE
News, Seneca County
Beds abound: Mattress dealer springs into business at Fingerlakes Mall

Beds abound: Mattress dealer springs into business at Fingerlakes Mall

For the most part, the operators of Mattress by Appointment at Fingerlakes Mall are just about done breaking in their newest location ahead of its grand opening. They know a mall is not a normal place for a mattress store. Typical mattress ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, Life
Auburn woman in deadly four-car Sennett accident still in critical condition

Auburn woman in deadly four-car Sennett accident still in critical condition

An Auburn woman was in critical condition Thursday with head and chest injuries after a deadly four-car accident on Route 20 in the town of Sennett Wednesday. New York State Police Investigator Anthony Gower said 29-year-old Ashley M. Hester was transported to ... MORE
State plow truck overturns in Wayne County

State plow truck overturns in Wayne County

Crews are on scene of a crash involving a state plow truck in Ontario. The truck overturned on Route 350 in Wayne County. There are no reported injuries. Route 350 North at Hennessy Road is currently closed while crews clean up the ... MORE
Geneva Housing Authority (Billboard)
Bloomfield woman hospitalized after making U-turn, causing crash in Hopewell

Bloomfield woman hospitalized after making U-turn, causing crash in Hopewell

On Thursday at approximately 5:17 pm deputies in Ontario County — along with Hopewell Fire Department and Canandaigua Ambulance were dispatched to the intersection of County Road 46 and Freshour Road for the report of a crash with injuries. The accident involved ... MORE
Cuomo consolidation plans stir talks between Union Springs and Springport

Cuomo consolidation plans stir talks between Union Springs and Springport

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal for counties to create consolidation plans for residents to vote up or down on the November ballot, Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck had an idea. The state Division of Local Government Services is encouraging counties to apply ... MORE
Auburn nanny charged after assaulting child

Auburn nanny charged after assaulting child

Members of the Auburn Police Department say that a 27-year-old Auburn woman, who worked as a nanny in Cayuga County has been charged with allegedly assaulting a child. Kimberly L. Hyde, an Auburn resident, was charged with second-degree assault on Thursday. The ... MORE
State senators oppose Cuomo's free tuition plan

State senators oppose Cuomo’s free tuition plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free tuition at state colleges and universities for students whose families earn no more than $125,000 annually is opposed by Cayuga County’s state Senate delegation. State Sens. John DeFrancisco, Pam Helming and Jim Seward said in ... MORE