MANTIUS: DEC kills Crestwood’s plan to store LPG next to Seneca Lake

The state’s top environmental regulator on Thursday halted a controversial gas storage project proposed for caverns next to Seneca Lake, ending a fierce eight-year battle between midwestern fossil fuel interests and local residents and businesses. Basil Seggos, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, announced that he has denied a subsidiary of Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners LP a permit... more

Skaneateles High School student dies; district offers counseling

A Skaneateles High School student died Tuesday evening, and the district is offering counseling, Skaneateles Superintendent Ken Slentz announced today. Marissa Reilly would have started her junior year at Skaneateles High School in the fall, Slentz said. He said she was active in Odyssey of the Mind, an international science and problem-solving competition. "Her teammates are certainly grieving tonight as... more

Report: Police had previously responded to LeSean McCoy’s home

Police responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home invasion, according to reports released Thursday. Police responded early Tuesday to the home in Milton, just outside Atlanta, after McCoy’s ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon called 911. The reports... more

Judge Kenyon secures signatures to be placed on ballot this fall

Judge Edward C. “Russ” Kenyon has filed petitions at the Ontario County Board of Elections to be placed on the ballot in this fall’s election for Ontario County Judge. A lifelong Republican and 40-year resident of Ontario County, Kenyon filed petitions to run on the Republican and Reform Party ballot lines. “The people of Ontario County deserve a choice in... more

Apartment building fire in Auburn shuts down local streets

Firefighters are battling a blaze on Washington Street in Auburn, according to the Auburn Citizen. The apartment building, located at 5 Washington Street was called in around 8:30 am. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Fritz said all occupants of the apartment building are out and accounted for. The area was shut down to traffic. This story will be updated as more... more

Additional staff hired to handle snow removal, other tasks in Seneca Falls

In a move that Deputy Town Supervisor Lou Ferrara called a ‘great move’ for Seneca Falls – the Town Board unanimously supported hiring three laborers at a special session on Thursday. Those employees will work in the Highway Department, and be worked into a pay scale of $14 to $20 per hour. The candidates were not identified, but Highway Superintendent... more

ESPN announces TV info and broadcast pairings for TBT, Boeheim’s Army

All of the games that Boeheim’s Army plays in The Basketball Tournament will be broadcast on ESPN platforms. ESPN released the broadcast information and broadcast pairings for the winner-take-all $2 million tournament on Thursday. The first two Boeheim’s Army games will be streamed on ESPN3. Boeheim’s Army, a group of former SU players, plays its opening game next weekend on... more

Funds being raised to send Waterloo girls softball team to state tournament

The 13 girls who make up the Waterloo Little League Major Softball All-Star Team and their coaches are heading to Fishkill today to participate in the state championship tournament. The community has been raising money to help support the team, and monetary donations are still being accepted. Checks should be made out to Waterloo Little League and sent to Waterloo... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman found passed out in car

Police say a Seneca Falls woman was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired by drugs after an investigation into an incident on Ridge Street. Crystal M. Sachs, 35, of Seneca Falls was arrested after a civilian complaint on July 9th. Police say she was found passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle on Ridge Street... more

Hicks clutch late, propels Yankees past Indians

The dominant pitching forecast for a meeting of two of the top finishers in last year’s American League Cy Young Award chase may not have materialized, but Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius blasted big homers to set up Aaron Hicks’ go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning, leading the Yankees to a 7-4 victory over Corey Kluber and the Indians... more

Auburn Doubledays suffer another setback in loss to Lowell

A mostly lifeless performance on offense guarantees that the Auburn Doubledays will lose their second straight home series. The Doubledays had no answer for Lowell starter Eduard Bazardo, leading to a 6-1 loss to the Spinners Thursday at Falcon Park. Overall, Auburn was held to four hits. Facing Bazardo for the first six innings, Auburn went down in order four... more

Getting fast internet service is a challenge in Yates County

There’s a difference between what broadband internet services federal and state officials say Yates County residents have access to, and what residents actually have experienced. When it comes to attracting more providers, or encouraging the existing providers to expand services, local officials will have to work to convince state and federal agencies to pitch in. Yates County Legislators heard a... more

Algal blooms continue on Cayuga Lake, beaches and Wells dock closed

Harmful algal blooms have already been identified on Cayuga Lake this summer and some beaches are currently closed as officials await water sample results. On July 5, a suspicious bloom was reported at the Wells College dock in Aurora and was sampled the same day by the Cayuga County Health Department. No mycrocystin toxin, one of the main worries with... more

Deputies: Man strikes co-worker with metal pipe, one hospitalized in Geneva

Deputies say a 58-year-old Syracuse resident was charged with assault after an investigation into a physical incident between two co-workers. Timothy Dunbar, 58, of Syracuse was ticketed for third-degree assault after allegedly striking a co-worker in the head with a metal pipe. The co-worker suffered a minor injury and was transported to Geneva General Hospital for treatment. The charges will... more

Syracuse football receiver Trishton Jackson wants to walk on to basketball team

Trishton Jackson scored 34 points in a King of Kings game here last week. When it was over, when fans inside the Mohawk Valley Community College had seen what he could do for Team Eannace, Jackson fielded a familiar reaction. Basketball people wanted to know who he was. @Toogie_2 can do it!https://t.co/PS480IrgCx — Southfield Falcons (@SFL_FALCONS) July 13, 2018 “I... more

Police: Seneca Falls man was unconscious inside vehicle, charged with DWAI

A 29-year-old Seneca Falls man was charged with driving while intoxicated after police received report of an unconscious man inside a vehicle on West Bayard Street. Joshua R. O’Shea, 29, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, and unlicensed operation following an investigation into the incident. He was issued traffic tickets and... more

Mitrano believes she can win in 23rd District

Tracy Mitrano, the winner of the crowded Democratic primary in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, is optimistic that recent enthusiasm among Democratic voter bases across the country — in particular what she’s seen in the 23rd — will help her against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, in November’s general election. “Among Democrats … there is a real recognition that... more
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