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Golf courses worried proposed New York bill would hike taxes

Golf courses worried proposed New York bill would hike taxes
Golf course owners and operators across New York worry a new tax proposal would mean putting away their clubs and parking their carts for good. The bill proposed by lawmakers downstate would allow cities and town to hike up property taxes based on an assessment of the property’s highest and best use rather than its current use. It would impact... more

Most projects to be ready for new school year in Penn Yan

Most projects to be ready for new school year in Penn Yan
The Penn Yan Central School capital project is more than 52 percent complete, and most of the project will be done in time for the school year opening in September. The completion of the new bus garage, anticipated for October, will spell the completion of the entire $15.2 million project, which was approved by voters in 2016. Some staff and... more

Tenants rally in Albany for rent safeguards

Tenants rally in Albany for rent safeguards
Tenants from around New York state gathered in Albany on Tuesday to push for stronger rental protections to address a shortage of affordable housing — a problem that they say is no longer confined to New York City. Organizers say more than 2,000 made the trip on Tuesday, a month before the state laws governing rent control and stabilization rules... more

Canandaigua, HFL students talk lackluster lunches at school

Canandaigua, HFL students dish on lackluster lunches
When a Canandaigua Academy student posted a picture of the moldy pudding that came with her school lunch to the Canandaigua 2020 Facebook page, she informed those in the group that she had seen little action from cafeteria officials. “I asked them when they replace the cups and they replied with we dont until we need more. They also told... more

Auburn council wants more help with repairing local roads

Auburn council slams state (again) on lack of road repair assistance
The Auburn City Council is continuing to request more funding from the state to repair Auburn roads. In a letter to state Assemblyman Gary Finch, Auburn Mayor Michael Quill said that a supplemental capital budget — that could have included additional funding for road repair — was expected to be approved by the end of April. There has been no... more

The story of Jacob Hodges in Ontario County

The story of Jacob Hodges in Ontario County
As far as jailhouse reformations go, the one for Jacob Hodges worked, although not everyone was sold on his change from accused murderer to God-fearing man of the church. Hodges, an African-American ex-convict who served jail time for his role in the murder of a man over a plot of land, when he died in 1842 was a member in... more

Farmer’s Inn thief arrested for probation violation

Farmer’s Inn thief arrested for probation violation
A troubled 25-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested for felony violation of probation for failing to meet his probation requirements. On Wednesday Philip Maniske-Huff was arrested for violation of probation. Maniske-Huff was placed on probation for breaking into the since shuttered Farmer’s inn and stealing cash. In Jan. of 2018 Maniske-Huff was arrested for fifth degree criminal sale of a controlled... more

Federal grant to help Auburn providers treat opioid use disorder

Federal grant to help Auburn providers treat opioid use disorder
Two Auburn-based service providers have been jointly awarded a $350,000 grant to expand access to medication-assisted treatment, the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced Thursday. East Hill Family Medical and Confidential Help for Alcohol and Drugs, both in Auburn, were awarded the grant as part of a $5.25 million funding initiative to expand access to medication-assisted treatment,... more

Cayuga County-area wineries, distillery take medals at competition

Cayuga County-area wineries, distillery take medals at competition
Several Cayuga County-area wineries and one distillery took medals at the 19th annual Finger Lakes Wine International Wine Competition held in April in Rochester. More than 2,800 wines from more than 450 wineries in 42 states and 16 countries were entered into the competition. They were evaluated by a panel of 54 judges (27 men and 27 women) representing distributors,... more
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