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Mitrano reminds of cybersecurity threat after pair of local ransomware attacks

Mitrano says more to be done after pair of ransomware attacks in 23rd District
The FBI calls ransomware attacks common, but defending oneself from them is among top concerns of businesses across the board. While FBI officials did not comment this week on recent attacks against Olean Medical Group and the Seneca Nation Health System, which prompted a response from 23rd Congressional District Candidate Tracy Mitrano – the ransomware attack itself isn’t unique for... more

Lyons teen charged after officer injured during scuffle

Lyons teen charged after officer injured during scuffle
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Lyons teen following an incident at the Wayne County Jail, which resulted in a corrections officer being injured. Khalif B. Foster, 18, of Lyons was charged with four counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, and two counts of criminal obstruction of breathing. Foster is being held on... more

Marijuana legalization fails in New York

Push for marijuana legalization fails in New York
A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York state has fallen flat. The sponsor of the main legalization bill in the state Senate says the bill will not pass before lawmakers adjourn for the year this week. Manhattan Democrat Liz Krueger says supporters came close to "crossing the finish line" but ran out of time. Sticking points included how... more

Ex-deputy pleads guilty to falsifying time cards

Ex-deputy pleads guilty to falsifying time cards
A former Cayuga County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to remaining charges he was facing in connection with a scheme to submit fraudulent time cards. Robert L. Brown, 42, of 301 Indian Field Road, Genoa, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cayuga County Criminal Court to first-degree falsifying business records, a class E felony, and official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor. The... more

Some New York clerks won’t give licenses to those in US illegally

Some New York clerks won’t give licenses to those in US illegally
Some county clerks in New York say they will defy a new state law authorizing driver’s licenses for immigrants who entered the United States illegally. Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns says Wednesday he’s going to federal court with his concerns that the law signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday conflicts with federal policy. Kearns says Buffalo-area motor vehicle offices... more

Juneberry Festival pushed back one week

Juneberry Festival pushed back one week
The Juneberry Festival scheduled for Thursday in this Seneca County hamlet has been postponed one week due to weather concerns. The festival will now take place from 5-7 p.m. June 27th. For further information, contact Seneca County CCE’s Agricultural Economic Development Specialist Judy Wright at (315) 539-9251 ext. 109 or jlw24@cornell.edu. Finger Lakes Times: Read More more

Doubledays split Wednesday doubleheader in Batavia

Doubledays split Wednesday doubleheader in Batavia
The Auburn Doubledays (1-5) picked up their first win of the 2019 season with a doubleheader split against the Batavia Muckdogs (3-3) on Wednesday night at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia. The Muckdogs took game one by a score of 5-4 in 11 innings while the Doubledays emerged victorious in a seven-inning game two with a 5-0 shutout win. The first... more

Lawmakers approve changes to sexual harassment laws

Lawmakers approve changes to sexual harassment laws
State lawmakers approved on Wednesday backed the final passage of a bill that makes changes to the state’s sexual harassment laws following a series of public hearings this year lawmakers held on the issue. “I apologize to everyone who has been subjected to the harassment, the abuse, the insensitivity, the ugliness of being marginalized, and though it was perfectly OK... more

Braves cruise past Mets for 7-2 win

Braves cruise past Mets for 7-2 win
Josh Donaldson began this memorable homestand with a frustrated shove and ended it with a furious power surge that provided further indication of just how potent the Braves’ deep lineup can be. Donaldson extended his most impressive stretch of the season with a go-ahead two-run home run that enabled the surging Braves to conclude this productive 10-game homestand with a... more

Deputies: Farmington woman received thousands in benefits from Geneva Housing Authority illegally

Deputies: Farmington woman received thousands in benefits from Geneva Housing Authority illegally
Deputies report the arrest of a 29-year-old Farmington resident following an investigation into Section 8 housing benefits, which were illegally obtained in Ontario County. Alissia King, 29, of Farmington was charged with grand larceny after receiving more than $5,500 in benefits she should not have received, according to deputies. The benefits were received from the Geneva Housing Authority. Deputies say... more

Commons Playground stays shuttered for now in Ithaca

Commons Playground stays shuttered for now in Ithaca
The Commons Playground, a mainstay for children accompanying their families for downtown festivities, will remain closed for the foreseeable future as construction on the adjacent Harold’s Square project continues. Construction on the project has been inconsistent during the last year or so. It seemed to be moving along well before a contract dispute between developers L Enterprises and construction firm... more

State lawmakers fail to vote on security cameras in state-run group homes

State lawmakers fail to vote on security cameras in state-run group homes
For two years, News10NBC has been investigating the deaths of two people inside local, state-run group homes. On Wednesday, we learned a push to get surveillance cameras inside those homes did not get a single vote by a state lawmaker. News10NBC started tracking this issue after a young woman died at a group home in Webster. Heather Roselli died in... more

Cayuga County man sentenced to 4 years in prison for probation violation

Cayuga County man sentenced to 4 years in prison for probation violation
A Genoa man was sentenced Wednesday in Cayuga County Court to four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation. William E. Harrington, 34, was convicted in February 2016 of third-degree rape, a class E felony, and third-degree sexual abuse, a class B misdemeanor. He admitted to having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl and 14-year-old girl in... more

Sponsors, students, and parents come together in Newark for 5th grade celebration

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The long-anticipated and fun-filled annual PTA 5th Grade Celebration was held during the afternoon June 11th at Kelley School. PTA sponsors this event each year for the graduating class as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for being such good role models for younger Kelley School students. “It is always a bittersweet event for our parent volunteers, as they know... more

Bavis gets 3.25% raise in Waterloo, bumping salary to $164K

Bavis gets 3.25% raise in Waterloo, bumping salary to $164K
School Superintendent Terri Bavis will receive a 3.25 percent salary increase on July 1. The Board of Education voted 8-0 Monday to approve the pay hike. Board member Coreen Lowry was absent. The increase will bump Bavis’ salary up from $159,025 to $164,193. Bavis has been superintendent since July 1, 2016. Her current contract expires June 30, 2020. In other... more

Dispute over delivery of mail to Waterloo home

Dispute over delivery of mail to Waterloo home
Man’s best friends have been known to be mail carriers’ worst enemies at times. David and Gail Fridley have two pitbull mix dogs at their 9 E. Elisha St. home, and the Waterloo Post Office has not delivered mail to their house for nearly two weeks. The Fridleys say they’ve done all that’s been asked of them to keep the... more