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Port Byron man had stolen car, controlled substance during investigation

State Police say a a suspicious vehicle complaint in the Village of Weedsport led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle around 2:46 am on North Seneca Street. Upon investigation it was determined that the vehicle was stolen, and being operated by Westley J. Alfred, 37, of Port Byron who had been operating it on a suspended license. Police say... more

Auburn BID will pay $12K a year to rent office space at welcome center

The Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District and the city of Auburn have reached a lease agreement for the BID to rent office space at the Equal Rights Heritage Center. Members of the BID board of directors unanimously approved the lease agreement, with only slight modifications to some legal language, Tuesday during the board’s monthly meeting. During the first two years... more

UPDATE: Barn housing rescue chickens in Walworth destroyed by fire (photos)

A barn was destroyed after a fire in Walworth, according to officials, after a structure fire was reported during the early-afternoon hours. Several structures around it were partially damaged, as well, according to those reports. The fire broke out on Route 350 between Plank Road and Atlantic Avenue. The owner of the property said that the barn was used as... more

Popular Brooklyn brewery to open second location in Ontario County

A popular Brooklyn brewery announced Tuesday that it has purchased an Ontario County facility and will open a second location there. According to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Other Half Brewing has purchased the former Nedloh Brewing Co. in East Bloomfield for $660,000. The Brooklyn brewery will invest $1.8 million into upgrading the two-story facility and building two more, one... more

From prison to summer camp? NY sells shuttered correctional facility

A state prison that closed four years ago was sold at a public auction Tuesday. The state Office of General Services announced that Canadian-based Adar Investment, Inc., purchased the former Chateaugay Correctional Facility in Franklin County for $600,000. The runner-up at the auction was Alpha Daycare NYC. The third-highest bidder was Robert Potenza. A representative for Adar Investment said that... more

Undercover narcotics operation at CMAC results in felony, misdemeanor arrests

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports a number of arrests as part of an undercover narcotics sting in the CMAC parking lot prior to the Phil Lesch concert on Saturday. According to deputies the detail was conducted in conjunction with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. As result the following arrests were made: – Ronald L. Gigliotti, 70, of Utica was... more

Casella says recycling market is declining

Officials at Casella Waste Services, operator of the Ontario County Landfill, are concerned about the decline in markets and prices for selling recycled materials. In addition to depositing household waste, Casella operates a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at the landfill site. New landfill general manager Mark Clinker will be introduced at Monday’s meeting of the Planning and Environmental Quality Committee... more

New Skaneateles superintendent contract details released

The next Skaneateles Central School District superintendent’s base pay is set to be less than the current leader’s salary. Lynda Quick will receive a $185,000 base salary for the 2018-2019 school year, according to her employment agreement with the district. Quick, the district superintendent and chief operating officer of the Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES in Cattaraugus County, is set for a three-year... more

Bright ideas for municipalities to save money, energy

It’s not cheap to light a city or village. In Wayne County, the village of Newark pays $165,000 a year to New York State Electric & Gas for approximately 1,209 cobrahead and 164 decorative streetlights that are not only inefficient but costly to maintain. However, Newark, Geneva and other Wayne and Ontario county communities are taking advantage of a state... more

Galen resident used deceased person’s EBT card at two stores

Deputies say a welfare fraud investigation resulted int he arrest of a 75-year-old Galen resident on Tuesday. Around 8:55 am Jerry L. Thorn, 75, was charged with misuse of food stamps, petit larceny, and identity theft after using a deceased individual’s EBT card at Tops Market in Lyons and Glenwood Foods in Seneca Falls. As result, Thorn obtained $115.02 worth... more

Historic Huntington Building may be demolished in Seneca Falls

The southeast corner of Fall and Rumsey streets may never be the same again. An Ohio convenience store chain, Circle K, is seeking approval to demolish the Huntington Building at 201 Fall St. and an existing gas station and convenience store at 193 Fall St. to make way for a new, 14-pump gas station and convenience store. The town Historic... more

Phillips files specific objections to Porsch, Ettman petitions

Specific objections have been filed to the Green Party nominating petitions of David Ettman and the Independence Party petitions of Barry Porsch, candidates for Seneca County judge. But the Seneca County Board of Elections will not rule on the objections until Monday, July 30. Election Commissioners Carl Same and Tiffany Folk are at a training conference the rest of the... more

Deputies: Fight leads to assault charge for East Bloomfield resident

Deputies say a 58-year-old East Bloomfield resident was arrested on assault charges following a physical fight on Sunday. The incident happened around 1:24 am, according to deputies, who say that LeeAnn B. MacArthur, 58, of East Bloomfield was involved in a physical fight on Flatiron Road. As result she was charged with third-degree assault and arraigned in local court. The... more

CRASH COURSE: Recap of the demo derby action at Seneca County Fairgrounds (podcast)

The Crash Course Podcast returned to the FingerLakes1.com Studio on Monday night with a look back at the Seneca County Fair Demolition Derby and all the pageantry that comes with our own hometown derby. Then, a peek at the action promoted by Jordan Rutherford tonight, Stirrin Dirt’s Wastch Wipeout later this week, and look ahead to what’s to come in... more

Deputies: Farmington man stopped in wrong lane, found to be intoxicated

A 30-year-old Farmington man stopped in front of oncoming traffic while drunk and on drugs, according to deputies. Deputies say Luis A. Gonzales, 30, of Farmington was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol after a traffic stop on Route 96. They say Gonzales stopped in the oncoming... more

It’s Christmas in July for Waterloo’s Rotary Farmers Market

It’s Christmas in July at the Waterloo Rotary far Market! Come down to the Market this week and donate new toys at the Waterloo Rotary booth and receive a free Waterloo Rotary Farm Market shopping bag! All items donated are given by Waterloo Rotary to the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency and distributed to needy children during the holidays or in... more

39th Annual American Cancer Society Golf Outing raises funds

Generations Bank announced today that the 39th Annual American Cancer Society Golf Outing, in memory of Bob Rosenkrans, raised $8,048.21 for the organization. The annual event took place at the Seneca Falls Country Club on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018. The event benefits from robust sponsor support including primary sponsor Seneca Meadows Landfill. Mark Benjamin, Community Relations Director remarked “Seneca Meadows... more
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