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Court backs farmworkers ability to organize

Court backs farmworkers ability to organize
The state Appellate Court on Thursday backed the ability of workers in New York’s agricultural sector to collectively bargaining and join labor unions. The development was cheered by supporters of a bill meant to expand labor rights and benefits to farm workers, but blasted by the New York Farm Bureau, which promised to appeal. The ruling comes as Democratic state... more

Bill to combat robocalls gets through Senate

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans. Though the measure wouldn’t eliminate all unwanted calls, it would give regulators more tools to go after scammers. It would also push phone companies to adopt new technology to combat fake phone numbers popping up on caller ID. The Senate passed the bill 97-1... more

Skaneateles girls lacrosse advances to Class D sectional title game

Skaneateles girls lacrosse advances to Class D sectional title game
The top-seeded Skaneateles girls lacrosse team looked every bit like the favorite in the Class D sectional bracket Thursday, rolling past No. 4 Marcellus, 17-4 at East Syracuse Minoa High School. The Lakers advance to face No. 2 South Jefferson in the championship game, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at SUNY Cortland. That battle will be a rematch of last... more

Auburn rallying around siblings who need heart transplants

Auburn rallying around siblings who need heart transplants
The Auburn community is rallying behind a mother who is doing all she can to make sure her two kids live a full life. “I don’t think there’s a sacrifice out there a mom wouldn’t make for her kids,” said Carrie Brown. “They have faced more things in their life than any one person should.” Hailey and Hayden Brown have... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing Edith B. Ford Memorial Library expansion (podcast)

LIVE THIS AFTERNOON: Discussing Edith B. Ford Memorial Library expansion (podcast)
Earlier this month the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library celebrated a landmark occasion – holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for a multi-million dollar expansion. It was a big moment for a library, which serves as a hub for learning, community building, and much more. Shannon O’Connor, Library Director for the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library is in-studio with Luke Hodde,... more

Yankees sweep Orioles in Camden after 9th inning walk

Yankees sweep Orioles in Camden after 9th inning walk
Given their scorching success, there were more than a few eyebrows raised when the Yankees posted a lineup card on Thursday that lacked both Gleyber Torres and Gary Sánchez, who have already combined to mash 19 dingers off Baltimore’s homer-prone pitching staff. The decision to rest the stars seemed scripted by the ninth inning, as both were available to pinch-hit... more

Jury deadlocked in Orbino rape case

Jury deadlocked in Orbino rape case
Closing arguments, deliberation, deadlock, back to deliberation. That’s how the day went for an Ontario County jury tasked with deciding the fate of Michael Orbino Jr., accused of of a rape that dates back to 2008. After the jury submitted their eighth note to Monroe County Judge Judge Charles Schiano Jr. stating they are deadlocked he issued them an Allen... more

Ontario County auction fetches $574K

Ontario County auction fetches $574K
The annual Ontario County auction of tax-foreclosed properties concluded Wednesday with 22 properties sold — including one batch of 37 lots in Farmington selling for one bid price. “Hope you did your homework,” said the auctioneer with Auctions International Inc. before he started the bidding for the vacant residential lots that are all part of Creek View Trail in Farmington.... more

TBT co-founder on Boeheim’s Army, Syracuse venue & more

TBT co-founder on Boeheim’s Army, Syracuse venue & more
The Basketball Tournament is coming to Syracuse this summer. Games will be played on the OCC campus in July. Boeheim’s Army will have home-court advantage. Local fans curious about the $2 million winner-take-all tournament can now see for themselves what all the fuss is about. Boeheim’s Army, soon to be in its fifth incarnation, will host one of eight regional... more

Morgan Management CEO Robert Morgan, involved in Ontario Co. properties indicted

Morgan Management CEO Robert Morgan, involved in Ontario Co. properties indicted
Morgan Management CEO Robert Morgan has been indicted on federal charges. Morgan appeared in federal court Wednesday to answer to a 114-count superseding indictment. Court papers state Morgan has been indicted on a plethora of charges, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy and other charges. Court papers state Morgan conspired with... more

Employers prepare for possible changes as Albany lawmakers mull marijuana vote

Employers prepare for possible changes as Albany lawmakers mull marijuana vote
At Pittsford Paving, using heavy machinery safely helps get the job done. “We drive heavy vehicles and heavy equipment,” said owner Gustavo Kusminsky. “It’s important they’re clear-minded, of course.” Kusminsky says he doesn’t drug test his employees, adding the DOT already periodically tests his truck drivers. However, Kusminsky says he does keep an eye on his workers’ behavior. “We monitor... more

Town of Canandaigua seeks ownership of Onanda

Town of Canandaigua seeks ownership of Onanda
After years of footing the bill for maintenance and improvements to Onanda Park, the town of Canandaigua would like to own the lakefront property. The Town Board earlier this week voted to request the state of New York to turn over ownership of the park on County Road 16, which this year celebrates its 100th anniversary as a camp and... more

Livingston Co. Board of Supervisors condemns closure of Livingston Correctional Facility

Livingston Co. Board of Supervisors condemns closure of Livingston Correctional Facility
The Livingston County Board of Supervisors is criticizing the announced closure of the Livingston Correctional Facility in Sonyea. Last week, the Department of Corrections and Community services announced the correctional facility was one of two in the state slated for closure. Wednesday, the board said it is planning a Committee of the Whole resolution to voice opposition to the decision.... more

Fundraiser set for Naples winemaker Tim Moore

Fundraiser set for Naples winemaker Tim Moore
Winemaker Tim Moore beat skin cancer several years ago. Sadly, he was told earlier this year that cancer has returned, and he is now battling Stage 4 brain metastases. Moore and his wife, Diane, own Inspire Moore Winery in Naples. The recent diagnosis prompted the Moores to do research that led them to one of the best brain cancer oncologists... more

Domestic violence shelter planned for Seneca County

Domestic violence shelter planned for Seneca County
Only six counties in New York state are without an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and abuse. Three of them are local ones: Ontario, Seneca and Yates. That number will go down by one in 2020 when a shelter opens in an undisclosed location in Seneca County, operated by Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes. “Safe Harbors has... more

Panel to explore ‘Future of Wine in the Finger Lakes’

Panel to explore ‘Future of Wine in the Finger Lakes’
Six panelists will discuss how weather and climate affect the Finger lakes wine industry Thursday. The event, hosted by the Nature Conservancy, will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Road, Geneva. Finger Lakes Times: Read More more

Global fundraising campaign working to combat child poverty

Global fundraising campaign working to combat child poverty
Thursday, May 23 is the 5th Annual “Red Nose Day.” Although the global fundraiser wasn’t introduce to the U.S. until 2015, it’s been going on in the U.K. since 1988, when it was established by the nonprofit organization, Comic Relief. The fundraiser has raised nearly $150 million since it started in the U.S. four years ago. According to the campaign’s... more
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