UPDATE: Justice charged with grand larceny, scheme to defraud in Ontario County

In an official update Thursday morning, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reported that Erika Martin, 45, of Manchester was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, one count of first-degree scheme to defraud, four counts of petit larceny, as well as two counts of issuing a bad check. The charges are a result of crimes that were discovered in the personal and... more

Residents disagree as Geneva Council waives controversial residency requirement

Residents sounded off at Wednesday’s Geneva City Council meeting – as the councilors considered a resolution that would waive the residency requirement of Geneva Police Chief Jeff Trickler. Trickler was hired as the city’s chief of police in 2011, and according to City Manager Matt Horn, was done with the expectation that he would become a city resident. When hired... more

Police: Auburn woman charged with burglary after domestic incidents

An Auburn woman is facing several charges after she allegedly broke into a person’s home and damaged multiple items. The Auburn Police Department said Caroline J. Clark, of 18 Howard St., was arrested around 2 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 after two domestic incidents involving the same victim that day. Police Chief Shawn Butler said during the first incident, Clark is... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Gananda visits Clyde-Savannah for crucial early-season Wayne County contest on FL1 Sports

The Gananda Blue Panthers visit Clyde-Savannah High School tonight at 7:30 pm to take on the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles in an early season Wayne County league showdown featuring a pair of teams in the FL1 Sports top ten Power Rankings. Gananda comes in ranked #8 with a blowout win over Williamson and a four-point loss to #4 Midlakes. C-S comes... more

Federal reps ask FEMA to reconsider Cayuga County’s flood aid request

Two upstate New York members of Congress and the state’s U.S. senators are urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider requests from Cayuga and Monroe counties for assistance after Lake Ontario flooding affected communities along the shoreline this year. U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long urging him to add Cayuga... more

Auburn police: Be aware of your deliveries

The Auburn Police Department is cautioning the public about package deliveries and unlawful solicitors after a theft in the city of Auburn on Dec. 4. Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler said a package was taken from 21 Lafayette Place by a heavier set black male wearing a lanyard around his neck. The individual, Butler said, appeared to be going door-to-door... more

Ontario, Seneca, Wayne receive ‘Crisis Intervention’ funding for training

Senator Pam Helming announced that the Sheriff’s Offices in Ontario, Seneca, and Wayne Counties have received funding for Crisis Intervention Team training. This important funding covers mental health training, materials, and overtime for police officers. this funding from the New York State Office of Mental Health allows police officers to learn how to identify mental health situations so that officers... more

Cayuga County legislators consider raises, shrinking its membership

Some Cayuga County legislators feel it’s about time they get a raise. The base pay for a legislator is $10,100, and outgoing Legislator Terry Baxter said it’s been 15 or 16 years, at least, since the salary has changed. Baxter, who is wrapping up his term on the Legislature to take on the Moravia town supervisor post, brought the issue... more

Pal-Mac senior Olivia Keller is nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Olivia Keller, a senior at Palmyra-Macedon High School, is one of 20 students in New York State to be nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for Arts and Academics. She is the only student in the Finger Lakes area to be selected for this honor, which is among the nation’s highest recognition for secondary school students. New York... more

Group takes a closer look at opioid crisis in the Finger Lakes

In their ongoing effort to better understand and inform others of the social, economic, environmental, and political issues facing the United States and the world, the Yates Progressives invited a panel of diverse experience to discuss the rising heroin and opioid drug abuse problem in our region. Convening at Hunt Country Vineyards Sunday, Nov. 19, the panelists were Penn Yan... more

Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler officially welcomed, appointed to position

The City of Ithaca officially welcomed new Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler to the position, after he was appointed by Mayor Svante Myrick, a move unanimously approved by Common Council Wednesday night. Myrick publicly announced his endorsement of Tyler on Nov. 14 saying, “I’ve had an opportunity to work with and watch Pete for years and have always been impressed,... more

Holiday season spending may increase this year, says poll

According to a new Siena College survey, Christmas cheer may be in the air, as excitement for the holiday season has increased among New Yorkers this year. Eighty-five percent of people polled plan to celebrate Christmas and ‘Merry Christmas’ is still the top holiday greeting. One-third of New York residents still even say they believe in Santa Claus. The ninth... more

6-3 vote closes Ezra’s Tunnel, at least for now

In a 6-3 vote, the city of Ithaca voted Wednesday night to fence off Ezra’s Tunnel after hearing out the community’s objections to the move. Numerous people stood in the back of Common Council chambers holding signs or snapping their fingers in support of sentiment to —keep the natural area open. About a dozen people who spoke about the tunnel... more

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Hopewell

On Wednesday around 10:12 pm deputies arrested a Penn Yan man for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on County Road 10 in Hopewell. Deputies say Richard R. Lewis, 53, was observed traveling back-and-forth across the roadway, crossing over the fog and center lines multiple times. They say he additionally struck curbing alongside the road. Lewis was charged with... more

Lawrence Moten’s 21 will take residence In Carrier Dome rafters

The jerseys for former basketball standouts Dennis DuVal and Lawrence Moten will be officially retired in ceremonies during the current season, according to Director of Athletics John Wildhack. DuVal’s recognition is scheduled for halftime of the January 6 game with Notre Dame, while Moten’s jersey will join others previously honored on March 3 when the Orange host Clemson. Cuse.com: Read... more

Perfect score nets state grant for public health in Yates

The NYSDOH General Public Health Work program includes a statewide performance-based incentive program that allows the NYS Commissioner of Health to establish statewide performance standards for delivery of core public health services and to provide additional funding referred to as incentive awards to local health departments that meet or exceed statewide performance standards. For 2016-2017 NYSDOH chose to focus on... more

World War II vets in Canandaigua tell their stories

Joseph Bader was 24, a student at Rochester Institute of Technology — with the girlfriend who would later become his bride — on the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Bader was driving over the Clarissa Street Bridge in Rochester, Estelle Doyle by his side, on Dec. 7, 1941. They were returning home after a house party on Conesus Lake,... more
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