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New York farms get $2.3M to reduce climate change impacts

New York farms get $2.3M to reduce climate change impacts
New York state is awarding $2.3 million to 24 farms to help them reduce their climate change impacts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced the funding on Friday. The money is part of a state program launched in 2015 that helps farmers reduce carbon emissions and energy use while preparing their businesses for extreme weather such as droughts, floods and... more

Woodstock 50 releases all artists from contracts

Woodstock 50 promoters eyeing Maryland for the festival
According to Billboard reports, organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival have formally released all artists scheduled to play from their contracts. Last night, July 25, both John Fogerty and Jay-Z had already pulled out from the festival. But it wasn’t until today that Woodstock 50 organizers formally released all artists from their contracts. According to written reports by Billboard, the event organizer Michael Lang emailed talent agents with... more

Deputies: Richmond resident airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after ATV flips in crash

Deputies:
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on a personal injury accident involving a four-wheeler, which happened along Big Tree Road in the Town of Richmond on Thursday. Justin Buzard, 28, of Richmond was operating his four-wheeler on a friend’s property when he struck a log, according to deputies. They say this caused the ATV to roll backwards multiple... more

Buffalo Bills open training camp; here’s your recap of the first two days

Buffalo Bills open training camp, recap first two days
After the Buffalo Bills’ offense launched training camp with a surprisingly competent session, the defense battled back in a big way for day two on Friday. Defenders shut down plays left and right, with Tremaine Edmunds and E.J. Gaines getting in the mix for pass breakups. Dean Marlowe intercepted one of Josh Allen’s tipped passes in the 11-on-11 session. The... more

Auburn Downtown Revitalization projects to be named Tuesday

Auburn Downtown Revitalization projects to be named Tuesday
A list of downtown Auburn projects receiving state assistance through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative will be announced Tuesday, city officials have said. Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Auburn Public Theater, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to announce a number of downtown projects to receive a portion of the $10 million grant. The announcement comes a year after Gov. Andrew... more

Bath mobile home seriously damaged in early-morning fire

Bath mobile home seriously damaged in early-morning fire
A mobile home was seriously damaged in an early morning fire Friday in Bath. According to the Bath Volunteer Fire Department, crews were dispatched to Ash Street just before 4:30 in the morning. Officials say the owner called 911, saying her living room was on fire. She, along with her cats, were able to safely evacuate. Units from Hammondsport, Savona... more

IJC: Outflows to continue at current level; water anticipated to drop a foot by mid-August

IJC: Outflows to continue at current level; water anticipated to drop a foot by mid-August
The International Joint Commission says it will maintain Lake Ontario outflows at their current level until water levels drop by about one foot. The board previously announced the outflows would be set at 10,400 cubic meters per second – which is above the limits set in Plan 2014. At the most recent board meeting, its members said the outflow rate would... more

Boeheim’s Army survives first round of The Basketball Tournament

Boeheim’s Army survives first round of The Basketball Tournament
With its namesake sitting with his wife, two sons and daughter in the front row at SRC Arena Friday night, Boeheim’s Army shook off a scare from the No.8 seed and survived to play again in The Basketball Tournament. The Army won 68-65 on a single Jordan Crawford free throw. The entire building then exhaled. The home team and top... more

Mookie Betts, Red Sox torch Yanks for second straight night

Mookie torches Yanks for 3 HRs
It is hard enough to hold Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts down. But now, Mookie Betts is hitting like an MVP again, and the Red Sox look truly dangerous. Betts launched homers over the Green Monster in each of his first three at-bats against Yankees lefty James Paxton on Friday night at Fenway Park, powering the Red Sox to a... more

Tompkins County mulls throwing out criminal record question

Tompkins County mulls throwing out criminal record question
Tompkins County is considering a county-wide ban on job applications asking if an applicant has a criminal record. The movement to “ban the box,” as it has become known, has already swept through certain parts of the county, motivated by a desire to remove discrimination from the hiring process. Currently, the City of Ithaca Tompkins County governments, Cornell University, the... more

Ithaca business claims to have received death threats over President Trump greeting cards

Ithaca business claims to have received death threats over President Trump greeting cards
Mayor of Ithaca Svante Myrick says a stationary store in the city received death threats over greeting cards the store sells. The cards feature anti-President Donald Trump rhetoric. On Sunday night, Mayor Myrick started receiving texts from friends saying that Mockingbird Paperie in the Ithaca Commons, was under attack by a Facebook group presenting itself as supporters of President Trump.... more

Are you eligible for money from the massive Equifax breach?

Are you eligible for money from the massive Equifax breach? Here’s how to find out
More than 8.5 million New Yorkers could be eligible for money or free credit monitoring under a settlement announced Monday between states and credit giant Equifax. Now the Atlanta-based company has set up a website to find out what you may be entitled to at www.EquifaxBreachSettlement.com. The site allows potential victims to register to see if their personal information was compromised in Equifax’s... more

NY to require greater public notification of data breaches

NY to require greater public notification of data breaches
New York state is strengthening a law requiring companies that handle consumers’ personal data to notify them about any data breaches. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, on Thursday signed legislation that expands the law to cover any company holding personal data belonging to a New Yorker, and not just companies doing business in the state. The new law, which takes... more

Algal Blooms Symposium set for July 31

Algal Blooms Symposium set for July 31
The sixth annual Finger Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms Symposium will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney St., Geneva. HABs negatively impact the quality of water,produce toxins harmful to people and animals, and have been found in many of the Finger Lakes. This year’s keynote speaker is Maya van Rossum,... more

Dryden man arrested for public lewdness in Ithaca

Dryden man arrested for public lewdness in Ithaca
On July 16, registered sex offender Will Rogers Howell Jr., age 37 of Dryden, NY, was arrested for three counts of Public Lewdness, a class B misdemeanor, and two counts of petit larceny. The arrest comes after an investigation by Ithaca Police into multiple accounts of him masturbating in public and exposing his genitalia while in plain sight of citizens.... more
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