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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fayette native Robert S. Duncanson (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fayette native Robert S. Duncanson (podcast)
Born in Fayette in 1821, Robert Seldon Duncanson was one of few African American landscape painters of the nineteenth century, and he achieved levels of success unknown to his contemporaries. In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents the life and times of Duncanson. . more

Brutal 2018 murder in Yates County: How did it happen?

Brutal 2018 murder in Yates County: How did it happen?
It’s been almost a year since a Dresden area woman was brutally attacked and her dog was killed— allegedly by her son — Paul Khouzam, 38, a man with a violent criminal history who had been evaluated by a physician, a psychiatrist, and others at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital emergency department and released just hours before. The woman —... more

Woman with ties to Seneca Falls found dead in Georgia; 15-year-old nephew lead suspect in homicide investigation

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A 42-year-old with roots in Seneca Falls was found dead in Forsyth, Georgia, according to WMGT-TV. Monroe County investigators say they found 42-year-old Tryeflue Lerra O’Neal unresponsive at her home off Tingle Road in Monroe County, Georgia Sunday night. A press release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office indicates that a juvenile suspect is in custody in South Carolina. “Maybe... more

Skaneateles High School offers counseling after recent graduate’s death

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The Skaneateles Central School District will have grief counseling available following the death early Thursday morning of a recent graduate. District Superintendent Lynda Quick posted a statement Thursday on the district’s Facebook page saying Josh McIntyre, who graduated from Skaneateles High School last month, had died. It did not include information on the circumstances of his death. Read more from The Citizen more

Mental health treatment can play key role in fighting addiction

Mental health treatment can play key role in fighting addiction
New research shows up to 80 percent of people who struggle with substance abuse also have a mental health diagnosis. Professionals say it is common for those struggling with substance abuse disorder to experience trauma, anxiety, or depression. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says only 9 percent of people receive treatment for both. Nearly 53 percent get no treatment... more

Alison Bovio sentenced to 4-12 years in prison

Alison Bovio sentenced to 4-12 years in prison
The mother of a 3-year-old Seneca Falls boy murdered by his stepfather in May 2018 has received the maximum sentence. On Thursday, Acting Seneca County Court Judge Jason Cook sentenced Alison Bovio to 4-12 years in prison. Bovio had pleaded guilty to manslaughter and agreed to testify against her husband, Donald, at his trial. Donald Bovio instead pleaded guilty to... more

Yankees now 8 games up in AL East after doubleheader sweep of Tampa

Yankees now 8 games up in AL East after doubleheader sweep of Tampa
It is possible, as Aaron Judge suggested earlier this week, that the Yankees would not be in first place if not for Gio Urshela’s presence. The hot-hitting infielder did his part to help tighten that grip on Thursday. One of the Yankees’ biggest surprises of the season, Urshela slugged his ninth homer as part of a three-RBI performance, helping to... more

Doubledays survive 9th inning rally to top Muckdogs, 5-4

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Pearson McMahan halted a ninth inning Muckdog rally to record his third save of the season as the Auburn Doubledays recorded a 5-4 victory in Batavia on Thursday night. Designated hitter Onix Vega went 3-3 on the night with a pair of walks and Caldioli Sanfler had a pair of RBI in the win. The Doubledays return home for a... more

Deputies: Geneva man accused of not reporting income to Geneva Housing Authority

Deputies: Geneva man accused of not reporting income to Geneva Housing Authority
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a Geneva resident following an investigation involving the Geneva Housing Authority. Deputies received a complaint from the Housing Authority that Hector Mendez, 65, of Geneva received housing assistance totaling $4,735 between June 2018 and July 2019. Upon investigation it was determined that Mendez had a total of $10,925 in unreported income from two... more

Unemployment, assistance numbers for Yates County clarified

Unemployment, assistance numbers for Yates County clarified
Responding to the unemployment figures presented at a meeting of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, Amy Miller, Commissioner Yates County Department of Social Services, offers detailed figures on unemployment and public assistance recipients. She says 36 people were receiving unemployment benefits in Yates County in May. Those who collect benefits must be ready, willing, and able to work, and... more

Three-way race for Richmond Town Supervisor

Three-way race for Richmond Town Supervisor
Voters in the town of Richmond will have three choices for town supervisor this November: Supervisor Caroline Sauers, longtime Town Councilman Daryl Marshall and former Town Councilman Randall Walker. Sauers lost the Republican primary in June to Marshall. Sauers, who seeks a second term, was endorsed last week in a Democratic caucus and will appear on the Democratic line. “I... more

PREVIEW: 2019 NYS Junior Amateur Championships at Seven Oaks Golf Course

PREVIEW: 2019 NYS Junior Amateur Championships at Seven Oaks Golf Course
The best junior golfers around New York State will gather at Seven Oaks Golf Club next week for the 2019 New York State Boys’ & Girls’ Junior Amateur Championships, July 23 – 24. The Championship returns to Colgate University’s Seven Oaks Golf Club for the fourth consecutive year, the sixth time overall for the Boys’ Junior and Sub-Junior and the... more

Emerson Park BBQ fest adds demos, psychic fair and more

Emerson Park BBQ fest adds demos, psychic fair and more
Ed Helinski knows that barbecue isn’t for everybody. But he believes the Rotary Ribs Rhythm & Blues Festival can be. That’s why the Auburn Rotary Club’s third annual festival, taking place this weekend on Deauville Island at Emerson Park, will introduce several additions. Among them will be a Psychic Fair featuring mediums from throughout the Northeast. Helinski, the festival’s chair,... more

Canandaigua Art and Music Festival kicks off Friday

Canandaigua Art and Music Festival kicks off Friday
This weekend will be one for the arts, from tie-dye to henna to jewelry to murals to glass to painting to wood-working to music and more. In two words, according to Denise Chaapel, manager of the Downtown Canandaigua Business Improvement District: “Awesome stuff.” The 31st annual Canandaigua Art and Music Festival kicks off Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday, and... more
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