Advance sale tickets available July 9th for New York State Fair

Advance sale tickets for the 2018 New York State Fair will be available starting on July 9. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Thursday. Cuomo also announced new discounts for the fair as well. The discounts include $1 admission every day for college students with their current college ID as well as Canadian Friendship Days where Canadian citizens can get... more

Three hospitalized after accident involving tractor-trailer on State Route 5&20

Authorities say three people were injured and hospitalized after an accident involving a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles. While exact details of the incident remain unclear, multiple crews from Seneca and Ontario counties assisted through response or standby efforts. Hazmat crews were even called to the scene, but the contents of the truck were not officially released. The accident happened... more

Police: Two arrests made in connection to commercial burglary in Ithaca

On June 9th police responded to a commercial business in the 400 block of Franklin Street regarding a burglary that occurred overnight. Officers determined that a rock was thrown through the window and multiple electronics and other items were stolen from within the store. The cost of replacing the stolen items and repairing the damage to the store totaled approximately... more

Over a dozen fire companies called to Cato blaze on Friday (photos)

It took firefighters from four different counties to battle a garage fire that spread to another garage, and a home at an address in the village of Cato on Friday. The call came in around 2:20 pm for a garage fire at 2527 West Mechanic Street; and less than 15 minutes later – it had spread to a neighboring garage,... more

Shortsville man fought with officers, resisted arrest in Seneca Falls

On Friday at approximately 6:10 am police arrested a Shortsville resident following a physical domestic incident in Seneca Falls. Joshua D. Crisp, 22, of Shortsville was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, and harassment. Police say the physical domestic incident involved a female resident. He damaged multiple items at the scene and was seen by police... more

Big gap in 23rd District campaign coffers

Rep. Tom Reed has over $1 million more than his newly minted challenger, Democrat Tracy Mitrano, in campaign cash. Mitrano this week was declared the winner to face Republican incumbent Reed in November following a five-way Democratic primary. With fewer than 30 votes separating Mitrano and candidate Max Della Pia after the June 26 primary, Della Pia conceded the race... more

Manchester roundhouse probe underway

What lies beneath what was for decades the largest operating railroad roundhouse in the eastern United States? Likely a good amount of contaminants from more than 60 years of servicing engines and rehabilitating rail cars. The Lehigh Valley Railroad Roundhouse is now the focus of an environmental investigation that will pave the way for a revival for the property in... more

COME SAIL AWAY: Great Lakes Thistle Regatta a success on Seneca Lake

Over 40 boats from all around the Great Lakes were in Geneva for the ‘Great Lakes Thistle Regatta. This event is a historic trip down memory lane for boat aficionados. Below are some photos from the event, as captured by David Kendrick. Be sure to check out Sydney Rogers’ “Get Local,” where she learned all about Regatta’s. Click on the... more

Police: Auburn man attacked with fan, chair, table leg

Auburn police charged a 24-year-old man Wednesday with attacking another man with a number of different makeshift weapons. Kyle Allen Jetty, of 8 Orchard Ave., was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies, after attacking another man with a box fan, a broken chair and the leg of a table, Deputy Chief Roger Anthony... more

JUNIOR GOLF: Lessons on golf and life at Geneva CC

“We are enhancing and building relationships, and we are instilling values outside of the game of golf,” said John Rossi, the Geneva Country Club Director of Golf and Operations, in reference to the club’s commitment to reaching out to others. The rolling hills, scenic lakeside views and clusters of trees around the Seneca Lake golf course have since 1890 been... more

Cornell and Finger Lakes Land Trust form partnership to combat threats to hemlock trees

Cornell University and the Finger Lakes Land Trust have partnered together to combat a pest that that threatens to kill eastern hemlocks found in many of the forests and gorges in the region. The land trust and university will combat the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect from Japan, as part of the New York State Hemlock Initiative. The initiative... more

Doubledays salvage series finale against State College

While it wasn’t a perfect Friday evening matchup against the Spikes, it was more than enough to stop the Doubledays’ short two-game skip. Auburn (12-8) attacked early on, riding the muscle provided by Israel Pineda while battling four errors to get the 4-2 win against the Spikes (8-13). Auburn doubled it’s scoring from it’s past 18 innings by putting up... more

Hicks connects on career-high 16th homer but Yanks fall in Toronto

Aaron Hicks’ power surge continued north of the border on Friday, as the Yankees outfielder slugged his career-high 16th home run in the third inning of the Bombers’ game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Hicks connected with a 2-2, 87-mph sinker from Toronto starter Sam Gaviglio, mashing a line drive to center field. It cut New York’s deficit... more

Auburn woman driving drunk had 8-month-old in back seat, police say

A 32-year-old Auburn woman was arrested on felony drunk driving charges Tuesday after police said they found her driving with an 8-month-old child in her vehicle. Auburn police charged Jenna Marie Shortsleeve, of 13 Augustus St., with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony, as well as driving while intoxicated first-offense, a misdemeanor. Deputy Chief Roger Anthony said Shortsleeve was pulled... more
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