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Second floating island discovered on Lake Ontario; Coast Guard monitoring land mass

Second floating island discovered on Lake Ontario; Coast Guard monitoring land mass
Days after a small island was discovered floating along the shore of Lake Ontario, a new, bigger island has arrived. From a distance, the massive chunk of land looks relatively small. Westpoint Marina Dock Attendant Kyle Napier drove a boat up to the “floating island” in Braddock Bay. It was resting up against the breakwall along with smaller patches of... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing safety, viability of vaccines after NY ends religious exemptions

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing safety, viability of vaccines after NY ends religious exemptions
Vaccines are complicated. Recently, there have been a lot of questions about them. When New York State ended religious exemptions for vaccinations – doctors began getting even more questions about their safety, viability to protect, and the ramifications for those who decide to not vaccinate their children. This week a conversation with Dr. Grace Freier and Nurse Christina Redding. The... more

Ontario County OKs $900K settlement for fall

Ontario County OKs $900K settlement for fall
A Buffalo-area man who claims he fell and seriously injured his back nearly seven years ago at the Ontario County Health Facility will be getting $900,000 from the county. The county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the settlement with David Cairns during the board’s meeting Thursday. Cairns filed a lawsuit over the September 2012 incident. According to court documents, Cairns... more

Details of Seneca Dairy Systems project unveiled

Details of Seneca Dairy Systems project unveiled
Information about Earl Martin’s Seneca Dairy Systems project proposed for a 75-acre parcel on the former Seneca Army Depot was presented to the public Thursday. Martin and consultants focused primarily on the galvanizing plant that would be part of the $19.7 million, three-phase, 10-year project. Seneca Dairy Systems would be an expansion of Martin’s current business, Seneca Iron Works on... more

Issues with water in the Finger Lakes have always existed

Issues with water in the Finger Lakes have always existed
The flooding on Lake Ontario and the losses suffered by residents in both New York state and Canada made me think about various stories I have heard about flooding on Seneca Lake. After the flash flood in Lodi last year, I think most of us realize that water is an extremely powerful force and many times man has no control... more

Clifton Springs Hospital creates ‘medical village’

Clifton Springs Hospital creates ‘medical village’
The future of Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic was uncertain before plans were announced in 2013 for a partnership with Rochester Regional Health. If there were any doubts after the affiliation became official in 2015, they are gone after the hospital’s new “medical village” opened recently. It is the first phase of a $32 million expansion and renovation project. “People... more

Urshela helps Yankees take series over Blue Jays

Urshela helps Yankees take series over Blue Jays
  Gio Urshela’s emergence has provided some of the Yankees’ most delightful surprises, and the quick-thinking infielder continued his dream season with a pivotal hook slide on Sunday afternoon that provided the go-ahead run in yet another series victory. Dashing toward home plate on a fifth-inning wild pitch, Urshela deftly snuck his left foot past a lunging tag attempt from... more

Hopewell woman accused of leaving child unattended

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Deputies report the arrest of a Hopewell woman following an investigation into a missing persons report on Saturday. Shortly after midnight – deputies responded to County Road 10 for the report of a missing person. It was reported by Sarah Crowley, 32, who could not find her 9-year-old son. The child was located a short time later; at which point... more

New labor law could change the face of agriculture across NYS

New labor law could change the face of agriculture across NYS
Wednesday was the last day for planting this year’s cabbage crop at Hemdale Farms in Seneca Castle. Farm owner Dale Hemminger hopes it won’t be one of his last seasons for the crop that relies on a team of Mexican workers. Sold for sauerkraut, egg rolls and the salad market, cabbage is a mainstay of Hemdale’s dairy/greenhouse operation founded more... more

McNeil lifts Mets to first series win in over a month

McNeil lifts Mets to first series win in over a month
  Minutes before Jeff McNeil led off Sunday afternoon’s series finale at Marlins Park, Mets manager Mickey Callaway told his All-Star to work an 11-pitch at-bat before homering. “I just laughed and said I’d do one on the first pitch,” McNeil quipped. McNeil did just that, sending fellow All-Star Sandy Alcantara’s first offering just over the right-field wall in the... more

Port Byron school district technology plan approved by state

Port Byron school district technology plan approved by state
The Port Byron Central School District has implemented the technology plan it received state approval for. A total of 96 school investment plans were given the green light under the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, a June news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said. The bond act is an education technology initiative intended to provide upgraded equipment to... more

NY expands racial bias law to include hairstyles, traits

NY expands racial bias law to include hairstyles, traits
New York State has expanded laws against racial bias to include hairstyles and hair texture. The bill aims to ensure no employee can be fired or passed over for a job because of racially biased criticism of their hair. The change to the state’s human rights law, approved by lawmakers this year, was signed into law Friday by Democratic Gov.... more