Cornell season ends in Maryland with 13-8 loss

Defending national champion Maryland pulled away in the second half and advanced to its fifth consecutive championship weekend with a 13-8 win over Cornell on Sunday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the NCAA quarterfinals. The top-seeded Terrapins improved to 14-3, while the Big Red’s season came to an end after a 13-5 campaign. Maryland scored the game’s first... more

Inmate charged with felony after graffiti incident at Seneca Co. Correctional Facility

Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators say a 37-year-old Syracuse man was arrested on felony harassment charges after an incident at the Seneca County Correctional Facility. Albert L. Serhman, Jr., 37, of Syracuse was arrested and charged with first-degree aggravated harassment — a felony; and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He is accused of drawing an offensive Nazi emblem and writing racially derogatory language... more

Arguments against Greenidge water permits set for May 22 in Penn Yan

On Sept. 11, 2017, the state Department of Environmental Conservation issued Greenidge Generation water withdrawal and State Pollution Discharge Elimination System permits. The DEC did so without requiring the plant to install cylindrical wedge wire intake screens on the plant’s cooling water intakes and variable speed cooling water pumps to reduce fish mortality. The Sierra Club, the Committee to Preserve... more

Fundraising begins for expanded Greater Canandaigua Civic Center

Locker room and bathroom improvements are needed. And so are more meeting rooms and a new ice resurfacer, as well as upgrades to a facility that is nearly 25 years old. But first things first. That’s why several people gathered Tuesday for the official unveiling of the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center’s first major capital campaign — because these kinds of... more

Thurman Thomas’ No. 34 to be retired by the Bills

As a Pro Football Hall of Famer, a Bills Wall of Famer and the team’s all-time leading rusher, Thurman Thomas’ legacy as a Buffalo Bill was essentially already etched in stone. Now his jersey No. 34 will be part of that legacy as the club announced they’ll be retiring his number this fall. Thomas is just the third player in... more

Watkins Glen teacher wins $2,500 grant, finishes second on Jeopardy!

Rachel Niegelberg, a Watkins Glen Elementary School teacher walked off the set of Jeopardy! with a $2,500 educational grant to help fund some projects in the district she teaches on Tuesday. She finished second on Tuesday’s semi-final round game of the gameshow, which featured educators from around the U.S. The Trumansburg resident was a winner in last week’s quarterfinal game.... more

One airlifted from scene of Throop accident

First responders say one person was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital with ‘serious’ injuries after a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday. The accident happened during the late-afternoon hours and when firefighters were called to the scene — one person was entrapped. Throop Fire Department, Port Byron Fire Department, and AMR Ambulance were called to the scene on Centerport Road near Mills... more

Nimmo’s HR in 9th all Mets muster in defeat

When the Mets walked off the field on April 13, winners of nine straight, they knew they could not continue playing with such gusto forever. Defeats would come. Bad streaks were inevitable. But even the foremost pessimists among them could hardly have envisioned this: the Mets’ 12-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday ensured they will go five full... more

What’s ahead for the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights?

The county’s Office of Human Rights is in a moment of transition. In the wake of Karen Baer’s dismissal as director of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, Dr. Kenneth Clarke has been appointed the interim director. Clarke had been serving as a special adviser until Monday. Moving forward, human rights complaints will be handled at the state level... more

What tests will Tyus Battle face at the NBA Draft combine?

This year’s collection of NBA Draft hopefuls features a slew of big names with lottery aspirations, along with players like the Syracuse Orange’s Tyus Battle. Battle, like numerous others outside the lottery range, is vying for some coveted spots at the back half of the first round. And to do that, he’ll need to earn the attention of front offices... more

Penn Yan man charged with felony contempt after domestic incident

Police in Penn Yan were called to a domestic incident in progress on Monday around 5:10 p.m., and charged a Hamilton Street resident with felony contempt. Joshua T. Robinson, 35, of Penn Yan was charged with second-degree harassment and first-degree criminal contempt after violating a Yates County Family Court Order of Protection. Police say he violated an order of protection... more

MOTORSPORTS: Troyer set a car-building standard that continues today

Several area tracks offered condolences and hosted ceremonies last week in honor of Maynard Troyer. Troyer passed away last week. He was 79. The all-time Modified win leader at Spencer Speedway, Troyer first raced in Williamson in the 1960s when he drove a Street Stock. He broke through for his first Spencer victory in 1965, then raked in 11 checkered... more

Yates County fund helps natural resource & recreation projects

Yates County Legislators are investing $44,000 of occupancy tax revenue in some of the county’s natural and recreational resources. “This is a significant step for this legislature. This is going to improve the quality of life in Yates County,” commented District 2 Legislator Timothy Dennis, who was chairman of the legislature last year when the fund was established. Outlining an... more

Felony charges for Waterloo woman after welfare fraud investigation

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a 60-year-old Waterloo woman was arrested on felony charges following a welfare fraud investigation. Luann Coughlin, 60, of Waterloo was charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps. Both are Class E felonies. The charges stem from an investigation, which alleges that Coughlin failed to disclose household income while receiving monetary benefits... more

“Explore the Color Around You” with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Join The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) in Branchport on June 2nd, 9:30am-noon, for a family-friendly presentation and color observation called “Explore the Color Around You” led by artist Kari Ganoung Ruiz! Kari’s presentation will cover historic and current artists who work and live in the Finger Lakes Region, and will explain why this area inspires her paintings. Kari... more

Thor keys offense as Mets break out vs. Jays

When their bus pulled back into Citi Field late Sunday following a road trip starved for offense, the Mets ranked dead last in baseball in runs over the past calendar month, and bottom five in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging. So desperate were the Mets for offense that they were willing to gamble with their most expensive player’s health,... more
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