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Tractor-trailer destroyed by train after accident in Mentz

JUST IN: Train collides with tractor-trailer in Port Byron
First responders say a train collided with a tractor-trailer in Port Byron on Friday around 3:15 pm. The accident report came in to first responders, which prompted a response from Port Byron Rescue and Ambulance, as well as Weedsport EMS. The accident took place on North Main Street Road and New York Central Road. On the scene of a collision... more

What’s the Uproar? New store in Waterloo aims to connect kids, build community through gaming

What’s the Uproar? New store in Waterloo aims to connect kids, build community through gaming
Gaming is a great way to connect young people. That’s the approach one couple is taking as they opened a store in Waterloo dedicated to gameplay. Uproar Gaming opened over the summer – welcoming patrons of all ages. Owned and operated by Chad and Katie Hoff, Uproar Gaming focuses on bringing the community together – as gaming grows as a... more

Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.

Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.
New York businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 13-14, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Oct. 2, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration... more

WALKING OUT: Supervisor calls it quits on workshop as board wrestles with 2019 budget

WALKING OUT: Supervisor calls it quits on workshop as board mulls 2019 budget
A budget workshop this week turned tenuous as Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro left the session about an hour after it began. The Finger Lakes Times reports that Lazzaro abruptly walked out of the budget workshop, which happened on Wednesday. The supervisor was critical of the remainder of the Town Board, which did not support his proposed budget cuts.... more

Sheriff: Hornell woman stole upwards of $30K from another person over months

Hornell woman stole upwards of $30K
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that a Hornell woman is in custody on felony charges after stealing upwards of $30,000 from another person over a course of months. Allard says Carrieann M. Gilliam, 37, of Hornell is accused of stealing $30,523 from December 2017 until July 2018. The money was stolen from another person in the Village of Canisteo.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)
A coalition of organizations are coming together to generate positive change in some of the most-challenged communities in the Finger Lakes. The Greater Rochester Health Foundation, along with Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions – also known as ‘STEPS’, as well as the Lodi ‘Food for All’ Food Pantry are helping educate and build community in communities hit hardest by... more

Funding secured for Fair Haven State Park improvements

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Senator Pam Helming announced that $200,000 had been secured in Capital Assistance money to improve the entrance and parking lot area at Fair Haven Beach State Park. The funding comes at the request of officials in the Town of Sterling and the Village of Fair Haven, who have identified the park as an asset for the local economy and tourism... more

FBI arrests Seneca Falls man on federal child porn charges

FBI arrests Seneca Falls man on federal child porn charges
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office a Seneca Falls man has been arrested on child porn charges following a federal investigation. Matthew Urquhart, 32, of Seneca Falls has been charged with receipt and possession of child pornography. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, FBI Special Agents identified Urquhart actively trading child porn from a trailer residence in Seneca... more

Toxins from algae bloom on Canandaigua Lake force drinking ban in Rushville

Toxins from algae bloom on Canandaigua Lake force drinking ban in Rushville
Toxins generated by blue-green algal blooms in Lake Canandaigua have infected the public drinking water in the Village of Rushville, which draws its raw water from the lake about four miles to its west, test samples show. The state Department of Health yesterday urged all customers who rely on the village’s water system and those in the nearby Middlesex Water... more

THE POWER OF FRIENDS AT WORK: Jesan Sorrells joins Debbie Morello in-studio (podcast)

THE POWER OF FRIENDS AT WORK: Jesan Sorrells joins Debbie Morello in-studio (podcast)
In the latest episode of The Power of Friends at Work, your host Debbie Morello is joined by CEO of Human Services Consulting & Training Jesan Sorrells (author, conflict engagement consultant and so much more!) as he shares his experiences working with conflict issues in the workplace.  . more

Deputies: Five were in U.S. illegally when truck crashed on SR 89

Deputies: Five were in U.S. illegally when truck crashed on SR 89
Deputies say five individuals who were inside a vehicle when it crashed on October 8th along State Route 89 were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol after investigation. Around 1:20 am deputies responded to the one-car accident in Romulus. Upon arrival, they found a truck, which had crashed into a ditch. A total of five people were inside the vehicle... more

Opening the Annex: Steuben County marks historic occasion, as project draws to close

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A plan stretching back at least 10 years will reach completion when the Steuben County Annex officially opens Thursday. Originally considered as a way to allow the public convenient access to related county services, over time the plan developed to respond to state mandates that have expanded court-related functions and federal requirements for elections. The plan also called for a... more

Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake returns to serve the community

Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake returns to serve the community
Fifteen months after a devastating fire, Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake returns to serve the community again as the restaurant marks its official grand opening for the public on October 15th. In the early morning hours of July 13th, 2017, Nolan’s suffered an accidental fire that resulted in a total loss of the restaurant, a staple in the Finger Lakes community.... more

State relents on controversial Erie Canal tree-cutting plan, for now

State relents on controversial Erie Canal tree-cutting plan, for now
The state agencies behind the controversial clear-cutting of trees along sections of the Erie Canal will not appeal a temporary restraining order that halted the effort, a spokesman for the agencies said Wednesday. Instead, the spokesman for the New York Power Authority and the New York State Canal Corp. said, the agencies will conduct a “comprehensive environmental review of the... more

BJ’s Wholesale Club to temporarily lift membership requirement

BJ’s Wholesale Club to temporarily lift membership requirement
BJ's Wholesale club is pausing its membership requirement for several weeks as part of a promotion to welcome new shoppers. The promotion begins Monday, October 15 and goes through Sunday, November 4. Shoppers will not pay any fees, and there is no obligation to commit to a membership. Those who do want a membership can join during the promotion period... more

James Chrysler Dodge Jeep ribbon cutting ceremony

James Chrysler Dodge Jeep ribbon cutting ceremony
The Seneca County Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for James Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on Thursday, October 11th in celebration of the new location. The new location features seven service bays to handle all of our customers’ needs, a dedicated parts department with over 6,000 parts available, 2 wash bays in our detail department, a customer lounge with free... more
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