Ex-wife of Apple Farm owner already indicted on arson charge

Karen Bahai, who was arrested Monday in connection with the November 2016 fire that destroyed the retail store at The Apple Farm in Victor, has already been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of arson in the third degree, the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. The grand jury indicted Bahai, the 57-year-old ex-wife of the business’s... more

Golden Eagles lose shootout to C.G. Finney in Clyde (W-FL round-up 12/21)

It was up and down action in the gymnasium at Clyde-Savannah High School on Thursday night as Section V Independent C.G. Finney came to town to face the Golden Eagles. Clyde’s Derrick Chance would bury three straight three-pointers to end the first half with C-S on top 51-44 but Finney would outscore the hosts 23-14 in the 3rd quarter and... more

Exodus from New York continues as state loses thousands

New York gained population in 2017 — but it wasn’t reason to celebrate for officials, who lived through another Census review, which highlighted significant losses to other states. In fact, even as the state’s population grew to 19,849,399 — up some 13,000 over the previous one — the state ranked 41st in overall growth. More troubling was the migration of... more

Second woman convicted in Newfield murder case pleads guilty to conspiracy

A Dryden woman involved in a fatal robbery in Newfield last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy in Tompkins County Court on Wednesday afternoon. Colleen McColgin, 38, was initially charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and fourth-degree conspiracy following the death of 30-year-old Camden Rundell on Dec. 2. McColgin, represented by Attorney Edward Kopko, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy in relation... more

Lansing grad goes around the world in a semester

Sophia Pitti-Daly graduated from Lansing High in 2015 with plans to go to Ithaca College to study biology education and become a high school science teacher. But she had bigger plans in place since she was 12 years old. Sophia is on her way home from a “Semester at Sea,” an around-the world voyage on a floating college campus. I... more

DEC: Men arrested after shooting deer on public highway in Brutus

Two men have been charged with several misdemeanors for hunting a doe on a public road in the town of Brutus, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. According to a press release, on Dec. 8, officers responded to a complaint of illegal hunting on a public highway. The caller stated that two men had shot a doe from... more

BURNING UP: Residents voice concerns about $365M proposal in Romulus

There wasn’t anything on the Romulus Town Board agenda that interested residents like the $365 million incineration facility proposed for a portion of the former-Seneca Army Depot. Yet that project wasn’t even on the agenda. Since the Romulus Planning Board has final, and most-say in the matter, according to officials at all levels – it’s a decision that Romulus Town... more

GOP tax overhaul will be felt by state, local governments

With Congress sending President Donald Trump a tax overhaul, state and local governments are preparing for some fallout. A look at some of the ways it might affect them: FEDERAL-STATE CONNECTIONS The federal tax overhaul will force officials in most states to decide whether to apply similar changes to their own income taxes. Nearly every state with its own income... more

Woman sentenced for attempting to smuggle heroin, Suboxone into Moravia prison

A Queens woman was sentenced to a year in jail for trying to bring a package of narcotics into Cayuga Correctional Facility. Cassie L. Rodrigues was arrested in September 2016 after state police found 10 bags of heroin and 56 strips of Suboxone — a prescription medication used to treat opiate addiction — in her purse. And in October, Rodrigues... more

Public hearing for traffic, parking law update set for Jan. 11

The Auburn City Council voted Thursday to set a date for a public hearing so residents can give their input on proposed changes to the city's vehicle and traffic law. The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 at Memorial City Hall. Proposed changes include: • prohibiting overnight parking on Genesee Street from 3 a.m. to 6... more

Yates County nets $2.2 million for various projects

Christmas came early for the village of Dundee with the announcement that the village will receive two state grants totaling $1.355 million to make improvements to the village’s downtown streetscape and find ways to reduce the amount of stormwater that flows into the village’s sewage system. The grants are part of $63.9 million in state funds coming to the Finger... more

Deputies: Waterloo driver involved in crash had to be revived via Narcan

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 20th at 5:00 pm deputies arrested a Waterloo man on multiple charges, which stemmed from an investigation into a two-car property damage accident. Scott M Knowlton, 19, of Waterloo was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, and failure to use designated lane. Deputies say Knowlton... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Hunks of kitty for the New Year

With the upcoming New Year ’s Eve, some of You ladies may be looking for a new man in the New Year… Maybe a strong hunk who likes to cuddle? Well the Beverly Animal Shelter has some of the cuddliest hunks around. Just check out these guys! HOBART Big brown tiger, Hobart is an unclaimed stray from Seneca Falls. He... more

No Shave November yields $1,350 donation to Golisano’s by Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office

Seneca County Correction Officers participated in a “No Shave November” fundraising event. Each officer paid a dollar a day not to shave. Female officers and civilian staff participated by wearing colored t-shirts. The event raised $1350, which was presented to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Sheriff Luce said he was very proud of his staff for their community involvement. more

Sheriff: Savannah woman drove drunk, without a license plate

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Savannah woman for driving while intoxicated after deputies observed him driving without license plates. Lenay Richardson, 39, of Savannah was arrested after a vehicle and traffic complaint regarding a vehicle on the roadway without license plates led officers to the Village of Wolcott where that vehicle was located. It was... more

Helming legislation requires field testing at all serious, fatal crashes

Supporters of the legislation say it would provide greater enforcement of DWI and DWAI laws that are already on the books. Senator Pam Helming announced legislation that she sponsored to provide mandatory alcohol and drug testing in the event of a serious car accident was signed into law. “Individuals need to be held accountable for their choices, especially when it... more

Grant will fund continued improvements at YCRR Complex

Yates Cultural & Recreational Resources, Inc. (YCRR) was awarded a $500,000 grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the construction of a new recreation complex that will be located at the Yates Community Center at 467 North Main St. This grant is a portion of the 2017 New York State Regional Economic Development... more

Mynderse rolls past Waterloo; Midlakes, Red Creek girls win big (W-FL round-up 12/20)

A light slate for Wednesday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes varsity basketball with just three boys games and five girls games. Full results below along with Thursday night’s schedule of games… WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOYS SCOREBOARD: MYNDERSE 74 @ WATERLOO 39 Mynderse jumped out to 26-3 after the first quarter and never looked back, remaining undefeated with a 74-39 win in a... more
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