Day: July 23, 2019

$69 million fund boosts grape genetic research at Cornell

$69 million fund boosts grape genetic research at Cornell

The Finger Lakes are known for their vineyards but the sun shines on this one a little differently. Lance Cadle-Davidson, Grape Pathologist USDA-ARS says, “Here, we’re standing in the national grape collection. About 1400 types of grapes collected from around the world ... MORE
$54 million grant will spur new research at Cornell’s synchrotron

$54 million grant will spur new research at Cornell’s synchrotron

More than 1,200 users bring their projects to Cornell’s High Energy Synchrotron Source each year, but for every research proposal that is accepted, another is denied due to a lack of available X-ray beamtime. On Monday, CHESSannounced a $54 million award from the ... MORE
Taking suicide prevention to Albany

Taking suicide prevention from Waterloo to Albany

Suicide is a tough topic to talk about openly, but thanks to the efforts of local groups and one local family, positive change is coming. In June, Senator Pamela Helming (R-Canandaigua) met with Christopher and Tiffany Folk, along with their daughters Trinity ... MORE
New infill guidelines seek to address housing loopholes around Ithaca

New infill guidelines seek to address housing loopholes around Ithaca

Anyone who has ever seen the Longest Night Solstice Towers, the property at 504 West Seneca Street, has certainly noticed their peculiar design. This isn’t to say the buildings are ugly, but rather the design is the result of technicalities, infill design ... MORE
News, Tompkins County
Land Trust looks to acquire Lansing lakefront

Land Trust looks to acquire Lansing lakefront

The Finger Lakes Land Trust will be delivering a presentation to the Lansing Town Council on the potential acquisition and preservation of the Cayuga Cliffs land and water at a meeting on July 17. Director of Conservation Max Heitner will be presenting ... MORE
Lansing, News, Tompkins County
Newfield BOE renews contracts for coach and athletic director

Newfield BOE renews contracts for coach and athletic director

After some public outrage, confusion, and nearly a month’s time, Athletic Director Jeff Augustine and varsity basketball Coach Chris Bubble will continue their work at the Newfield School District. At the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on July 11, the newly-restructured board ... MORE
GoFundMe established for Binghamton student-athlete who drowned in Ithaca

GoFundMe established for Binghamton student-athlete who drowned in Ithaca

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to help with funeral expenses for Calistus Anyichie, the Binghamton student and basketball player who drowned in Buttermilk Falls State Park on Sunday night. The campaign is seeking $30,000 to pay for the funeral. It has raised over $5,000 ... MORE
Question about Canadian motorists and cashless tolling get answered by Hochul

Question about Canadian motorists, cashless tolling get answered by Hochul

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said Canadians who drive on New York state toll roads are required to pay and promised the state will take the necessary steps to collect money. Currently, cashless tolling exists at the Grand Island bridges in Western New ... MORE
Grease trap tragedy: Heartbroken mother on toddler’s tragic death

Grease trap tragedy: Heartbroken mother on toddler’s tragic death

Tenitia Cullum, the mother of the 3-year-old boy who died after falling into a grease trap, spoke with News 8 WROC Monday. Cullum’s son, Bryce Raynor, suffocated after falling into a grease trap behind the Tim Hortons on University Avenue last week. “It ... MORE
Life, Rochester Area
Calm GrassRoots Festival for law enforcement

Calm GrassRoots Festival for law enforcement

While there was much music, partying and fun to be had during a hot Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, the festival was quite calm from the law enforcement perspective. As of Saturday, the Trumansburg Police Department covered 50 cases, none of ... MORE
Lengthy pursuit involving stolen vehicle ends in Hopewell

Lengthy pursuit involving stolen vehicle ends in Hopewell

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester man following a vehicle pursuit, which involved law enforcement agencies from two counties. Wilber W. Quintana, 34, of Rochester was pursued into Ontario County by deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s ... MORE
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Beautiful scene in the Finger Lakes (photo)

A beautiful scene in the Finger Lakes from one of the region’s best wineries. Photo by Billie Brinkerhoff ... MORE
Getting a drink (photo)

Getting a drink (photo)

A recently snapped shot of a Bald Eagle who was getting a drink. Photo by Ken Prindle ... MORE
Police: Penn Yan woman stole cash, threw away wallet at local business

Police: Penn Yan woman stole cash, threw away wallet at local business

Police say a 32-year-old Penn Yan woman was arrested on multiple charges related to the theft of cash and a wallet from a local business, which was captured on surveillance footage. Jessica Parish, 32, is accused of stealing cash from a wallet ... MORE
Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton

Vehicle crashes into home along Ferguson Corners Rd. in Benton

The Benton Fire Department reports that they responded to a car accident on Ferguson Corners Road on Monday. They report that a vehicle traveled through the front lawn of a home; and crashed into the house. The road was temporarily closed between ... MORE
Benton, News, Traffic, Yates County
Sheriff: Canandaigua man grabbed inmate by throat at Ontario Co. Jail

Sheriff: Canandaigua man grabbed inmate by throat at Ontario Co. Jail

Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a Canandaigua resident following an incident at the Ontario County Jail on July 22nd. Kyle Martin Carey, 18, of Canandaigua was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing following an investigation into events at the Ontario ... MORE
Moonshot from Cayuga County (photo)

Moonshot from Cayuga County (photo)

A view of the moon Monday night from Cayuga County. Photo by Lesa St. Pierre ... MORE
Low hanging clouds in Ontario Co. (photo)

Low hanging clouds in Ontario Co. (photo)

Some low hanging clouds provided a scenic view on Monday. Photo by Travis J. Smith ... MORE