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Dana Balter accused of violating campaign finance rules; team says it was an oversight

Dana Balter violated campaign finance rules
The democratic candidate for Congress in the 24th district is paying back nearly $7,000 after the Federal Elections Commission notified Dana Balter’s campaign that the money she took as a salary was a violation of campaign finance rules. Candidates are not allowed to be paid a salary until the primary filing deadline. A Balter spokesperson told NewsChannel 9, “This was... more

North Rose family to reopen Emile’s Restaurant under new name

North Rose family to reopen Emile’s Restaurant under new name
Closed and for sale since October 2016, the former Emile’s Restaurant is expected to reopen under new ownership by the end of September. Owner Bob Jaynes of Geneva said he has agreed to sell the iconic Border City restaurant to Tracy Johnson and her son, Bruce Johnson, both of North Rose. “I wish them the best of luck. It will... more

Cleanup in Lodi continues one year after torrential rains and flooding

Looking back at devastating Lodi flood one year later
It was one year ago this week when some areas in the Finger Lakes region were devastated by torrential rains. No area was hit harder than Lodi on the east side of Seneca Lake. The condemned sign is still on the door at James Messigner’s house. Officials put it there last year after water ruined his property. “I had to... more

ESF masters candidate will research pollinators at Seneca Meadows Preserve and Montezuma Wetlands

ESF masters candidate will research pollinators at Seneca Meadows Preserve and Montezuma Wetlands
Molly Jacobson is completing her Master’s degree in Conservation Biology studying native bee assemblages and their plant-pollinator associations among wetland management treatments at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve in Seneca Falls and the Montezuma Wetlands Complex in Savannah. Her objectives include 1) determining presence and frequency of entomophilous plants as resources for bees between wetlands with differing management treatments, 2) conducting... more

Auburn man who leases spaces for ‘Genesee Beer’ sign explains why some lights are out

Auburn man who leases spaces for ‘Genesee Beer’ sign explains why some lights are out
Mike Speno owns an iconic music store in Downtown Auburn, but he might be even better known for the “Genesee Beer” sign that sits four stories up. That notoriety comes with complaints. For 67 years, Speno’s family has leased the space to the Genesee Beer company for the sign. People have called the Your Stories line, complaining that chunks of... more

Assembly Speaker tours New Era Field, but status of new Bills stadium remains unclear

Assembly Speaker tours New Era Field, but status of new Bills stadium remains murky at best
Don’t read into it. Tuesday’s tour of New Era Field in Orchard Park was simply that and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says discussing the future of the stadium had nothing to do with it. “It wasn’t brought up,” he said. “It was just really to come to see a jewel of Western New York, the Bills team and the stadium... more

Doubledays drop rubber game against Black Bears

Doubledays drop rubber game against Black Bears
The Doubledays (21-35) fell to the Black Bears (31-25) in a rain-shortened affair on Tuesday, dropping the rubber game to West Virginia in eight innings, 7-2.  Auburn starter Niomar Gomez struggled on the mound against the West Virginia offense. After allowing just one run over five strong innings his last outing against State College, Gomez was hit early and often... more

City of Oswego waiting to see what comes of ‘REDI’ funding

City of Oswego waiting to see what comes of ‘REDI’ funding
The City of Oswego is waiting on New York State to see if it will receive funding to fix damage from flooding along Lake Ontario. Last week, City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced the City submitted a proposal for the state’s $300 million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI). REDI was announced earlier this year and through the program,... more

Will Auburn’s downtown event plaza face more legal opposition?

Will Auburn’s downtown event plaza face more legal opposition?
Auburn city officials are optimistic that at least one of the two city-sponsored projects to receive funding through the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant will start rolling this year — and that’s despite a history of litigation at the site. In July, state representatives came to Auburn to announce that two projects — one to construct a new public safety complex, the other... more

Sports Illustrated says Otto the Orange is the best college mascot in the ACC, #9 overall

Sports Illustrated says Otto the Orange is the best college mascot in the ACC, #9 overall
Sports Illustrated ranked Otto the Orange as the ninth-best college mascot of all time in their latest issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of college football. The ranking praises Otto for being “as sweet as the fruit he embodies.” Otto is the only mascot from the ACC that made the list. Here’s how they ranked the full top 10: University of Georgia: Uga... more

Funeral set for State Police sergeant, Auburn native, who died from 9/11-related illness

Funeral set for State Police sergeant who died from 9/11-related illness
Funeral arrangements have been set for a State Police sergeant who recently passed away due to a 9/11-related illness. Sgt. Jeffrey Cicora, 54, of Baldwinsville, died Saturday after a long illness related to his assignment at the World Trade Center following the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001. According to his obituary, Sgt. Cicora, who was also a Station Commander... more

Union Springs district seeks bids from Realtors for shuttered elementary school

Union Springs district seeks bids from Realtors for shuttered elementary school
The Union Springs Central School District is moving forward in the process of putting its closed elementary school up for sale. At a board of education meeting Monday night, the board approved a resolution on “the submission and publication for Requests for Proposals to Vendors for a Realtor for the sale” of Cayuga Elementary School, according to the meeting agenda. District... more

WROC-TV Channel 8 names new chief meteorologist to replace Stacey Pensgen

WROC-TV Channel 8 names new chief meteorologist to replace Stacey Pensgen
WROC-TV has a new chief meteorologist. Eric Snitil, who is currently a meteorologist at NBC affiliate WSFA in Montgomery, Alabama, announced the news last week. On Monday evening, WROC-TV (Channel 8) anchor Adam Chodak introduced Snitil during an evening news broadcast. An Ohio native, Snitil spent the past eight years in Alabama. Before that he worked for the CBS station in Anchorage, Alaska, for one... more

Will Bob Morgan have enough money to pay back investors?

Will Bob Morgan have enough money to pay back investors? Maybe, maybe not.
Embattled developer Robert “Bob” Morgan may have enough money and assets to pay off those who dropped millions into investment funds he created, records show. Highlight the fact that he “may have” enough. The six funds, which Morgan created to help pay for property developments and purchases, owe investors about $63 million, according to a filing from the court-appointed receiver in the... more

Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora

Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora
The true story of a student activist who resisted the Nazis will be told in “We Will Not Be Silent,” an original play being performed this weekend at the Morgan Opera House in Aurora. The show depicts the confrontation between 21-year-old Sophie Scholl, who led the only major act of civil resistance against Hitler’s regime during World War II, and... more

Rural broadband is getting a boost in Upstate, but will mostly benefit Southern Tier

Rural broadband is getting a boost in Upstate New York
he Federal Communication Commission has announced the authorization of $16.2 million in matching funds to expand broadband access in rural New York — the second wave of $55.4 million in funding aimed at beefing up the utility in under-served areas. The funding, announced Monday, will expand access to more than 8,000 locations, including areas of the Southern Tier, and is part of the New NY... more
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