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Motorcyclist charged with DWI after accident on Rt. 414

First responders say a motorcyclist is recovering from injuries sustained in a crash in Lodi over the weekend. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday at 6:06 pm deputies arrested Kirk R. Durkin, 59, of Alden after a motorcycle accident on State Route 41 in Lodi. Deputies responded to Rt 414 just south of the Village of Lodi... more

HABs strike Cayuga Lake earlier than last year, but no ‘high toxins’ yet

Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, on Cayuga Lake have come earlier and more often than last summer, when confirmed outbreaks prompted an off-season ramp-up of shoreline monitoring and sample testing for the 2018 season. While none of the 21 algal bloom reports this month has been confirmed to contain high levels of toxins, three beaches were temporarily closed as a precaution —... more

Cayuga County draft shared services plan updated with savings projections

Cayuga County Administrator J. Justin Woods presented an updated version of the draft shared services plan that included tax savings projections to the county Legislature at its July meeting. At one of several required public presentations on the plan that brought together leaders from the county government, city of Auburn and the county’s towns and villages, Woods detailed preliminary numbers... more

St. Bonaventure back on ‘Cuse hoops schedule

St. Bonaventure, a 2018 NCAA Tournament participant, is back on the Syracuse schedule this year. The Orange will host the Bonnies on Saturday, Dec. 29, in the Dome. St. Bonaventure snapped a 14-game losing streak to the Orange by defeating Syracuse last winter, 60-57 in overtime. The Orange own a 24-3 advantage in the series that dates back to the... more

Doubledays get off to fast start in win over Black Bears

Once the West Virginia Black Bears finally got on the scoreboard, the Auburn Doubledays answered emphatically. The Black Bears scored their first two runs in the top of the eighth but the Doubledays put up a four-spot in the bottom half, as Auburn routed West Virginia, 9-2, at Falcon Park Monday. For Doubledays manager Jerad Head, a fast start offensively... more

Three hospitalized after crash at State Route 96, 332 intersection

Deputies say they responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of State Routes 96 and 332 around 10 am on Sunday. They say Kathleen Gosnell, 80, of Henrietta was making a left turn from State Route 332 onto State Route 96; and Michele Garrett, 45, of Canandaigua was traveling north on State Route 332 with a passenger – identified... more

ALDI debuts fresh design of remodeled Seneca Falls store

ALDI welcomes shoppers back to its renovated Seneca Falls store when it reopens on Tuesday, July 31. The store, located at 2065 Routes 5 & 20, is part of a $1.9 billion initiative to remodel and expand more than 1,300 ALDI stores nationwide by the end of 2020. To celebrate the Seneca Falls store reopening, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting... more

With a day off Monday, here’s a look at the first four days of Bills camp

And on the fifth day, they rested. The Bills are taking Monday off after four consecutive days of training camp practice at St. John Fisher College, then will get back to work Tuesday for a session that will be closed to the public. The next time fans can see the team will be Wednesday when they hit the field at... more

Syracuse Chiefs’ imminent name change sparks community debate

Marty Nave and Dave Smolnycki sat at NBT Park for the 45th time this season, where they’ve watched their beloved Syracuse Chiefs play in over 3000 games over the past four decades. Nave, 65, has come to Chiefs games for 56 years. He said the team’s name has become a part of the dialect of the city. “When you say... more

Yankees acquire Lance Lynn from Twins

The Yankees continued their midseason roster makeover on Monday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn and cash considerations from the Twins while obtaining international bonus pool money from the Mariners in separate transactions. New York shipped infielder Tyler Austin and right-hander Luis Rijo to Minnesota for the 31-year-old Lynn, who is expected to further bolster the Yankees’ rotation following last week’s... more

‘It’s an addiction’: Skaneateles hosts 40th Antique and Classic Boat Show

While some people seemingly fall into the art of restoring boats, for others it appears antique and classic boat restoration is in their blood. “I’ve been coming here since I was a baby,” said Katelyn Marsden, who was showing her own first-ever restored boat — which she affectionately called her “baby” — at the Finger Lakes Chapter Antique and Classic... more

Cheektowaga woman charged with DWI in Ontario Co.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Cheektowaga woman for DWI on Sunday following an investigation following a traffic stop. Erica R. Prior, 28, of Cheektowaga was allegedly stopped for vehicle and traffic violations. Patrol determined that Prior was operating the vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. After further investigation a breath test indicated that she was... more

Paddle Keuka 5 returns this weekend on August 4th

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) announces the third annual Paddle Keuka 5K to be held Saturday, Aug. 4. “The past two years have been splashing successes with kayakers and canoeists attending from all over the Finger Lakes region and many prominent area wineries, restaurants and businesses joining in as sponsors,” says executive director, Natalie Payne. “The race is... more