Deputies: Traffic stop leads to DWAI charge, warrant arrest in Farmington

Deputies arrested a 20-year-old Honeoye Falls resident following a traffic stop in Farmington. Ezickiel M. Smith, 20, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs after a traffic stop for failing to keep right on the roadway. As result of the traffic stop he was issued citations to be answered in Farmington Town Court. During the traffic stop, it... more

Interlaken Village Board member files legal claim against police chief

Village Board member William McGuire has filed a legal complaint against village Police Chief Leon Anderson over Anderson’s effort to get McGuire removed from the Village Board. McGuire is seeking a public apology, a complete retraction of all statements made or published by Anderson on the matter, nominal damages of $1 and attorney costs and fees. The complaint was filed... more

Ithaca surgeon Scott Noren to run for U.S. Senate in New York

Scott Noren, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Ithaca, is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Noren has been a health care provider for nearly two decades and served the U.S. Army for six years until 2003, a press release stated. The surgeon running for office is focusing especially on health care affordability... more

NY lawmakers: Pass new rules for social media political ads

Two New York state lawmakers are urging their fellow legislators not to pass a state budget without including new rules for political ads on social media. Sen. Todd Kaminsky of Long Island and Assemblyman James Skoufis (SKOO’-fis) of Woodbury detailed their proposal Monday at the state Capitol in Albany. The two Democrats want to require Facebook and other social media... more

Yates County District Attorney hires Michael Tantillo on part-time basis

While new Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella is still searching for a full-time assistant DA, he has a part-time assistant who is a familiar face in area legal circles: Former Ontario County District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo. Tantillo, who retired at the end of last year after 28 years as Ontario County’s top prosecutor and nearly 40 years in... more

Deputies: Bloomfield man taken into custody after domestic involving his kids

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 52-year-old Bloomfield man following a reported domestic incident. Steven J. Madison, 52, of Bloomfield was taken into custody by deputies following a domestic incident involving his two children. While details of the incident were not outlined by authorities, the children are 14- and 18-years-old. He was taken into custody a little after midnight on... more

Brutus holds open house for bridge maintenance project

An open house will be held by the state Department of Transportation at the Brutus Town Hall on Thursday to discuss a Bontra Bridge Road bridge maintenance project. Preliminary drawings for the project will be available, and DOT representatives will be present to answer questions from the community, the agency said on Monday. No formal presentation is planned. The preliminary... more

Town of Skaneateles leads watershed plan

The town of Skaneateles became the sponsor of a state grant application to map the Skaneateles Lake watershed and its sources of nutrient loading at a town board meeting Monday night. Called a Nine Element Watershed Plan, or a 9E Plan, it will model what kinds of pollutants are in the watershed, where they are coming from and where practices... more

For the bird nerds: Montezuma Audubon Center to hold owl dissection workshop

Not everyone gets shipped a cooler full of dead owls, but Alyssa Johnson isn’t everyone. An environmental educator at the Montezuma Audubon Center, Johnson is bringing a whole new level of programming to the local bird branch — dissection. With about 30 dead barred owls at her disposal, Johnson will be offering a workshop in March for people to participate... more

Rochester Red Wings reach deal with Monroe County; will stay at Frontier Field

Rochester’s oldest and most popular sports team will remain in the Flower City, as the Rochester Red Wings and Monroe County have signed a lease deal to keep the team at Frontier Field for at least another decade. Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Rochester Red Wings President/CEO/COO Naomi Silver announced the deal at a joint press conference at Frontier... more
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