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Chris Zaldain takes Day 1 lead at Bassmasters Elite on Cayuga Lake

Chris Zaldain’s day couldn’t have started much worse. Or ended much better. The California native who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, woke up Thursday to find that several of his best rod-and-reels had been stolen during the night. But with what he had left, he went out and caught five bass that weighed 24 pounds, 5 ounces to take... more

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Marion soccer standout Chloe DeLyser in-studio

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Marion soccer standout Chloe DeLyser in-studio (LIVE at 2:00 PM)
Chloe DeLyser of Marion is one of the best girls soccer players in Section V, and NYS history heading into her senior year at Marion. She’s currently New York State’s all-time leading scorer with 260 career goals, she holds the state record for goals in a single season with 79, her team is coming off back to back Section V... more

Popular Canandaigua beach closed due to possible blue-green algae

Popular Canandaigua beach closed due to possible blue-green algae
A popular beach at the north end of Canandaigua Lake was closed Thursday after potential blue-green algae was found in the water. The blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, was found at Kershaw Park on August 16. The detection was reported by the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association. New York State Department of Health officials were on site Thursday morning, taking... more

10 things to know about Syracuse’s Carrier Dome renovations

10 things to know about Syracuse’s Carrier Dome renovations
Three years ago, Syracuse University announced renovations to the Carrier Dome as a part of its Campus Framework plan, a 20-year guideline for physical campus development. Many of the major improvements are expected to be completed by the fall of 2020, including a new roof, hanging scoreboard, lighting and sound changes, a larger Wi-Fi network and improvements to comply with... more

DRI funds will transform major portions of downtown Penn Yan

DRI funds will transform Penn Yan ‘bookends’
Two of Bill Foster’s passions are history and architecture, so he was elated when he learned $1.5 million in downtown revitalization funds are being allocated for the Knapp Hotel building. “I’ve waited for this kind of opportunity for a long time,” said Foster, who has owned the 200-year-old building on the corner of Main and Water streets since 2015. “I... more

Ionia Volunteer Fire Company gets $200K boost for new truck

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) presented the Ionia Volunteer Fire Company with a check for $200,000 in support of the department’s purchase of a new fire truck on Thursday. “Keeping our communities safe begins with providing support to the courageous first responders who watch over us,” Leader Kolb said. “The Ionia Volunteer Fire Company has always stood strong... more

Police investigate after mural damaged by vandals in Newark

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A mural created by student and adult volunteers depicting scenes of Newark’s past was damaged by a vandal or vandals Friday evening. The mural under the South Main Street (Route 88 bridge) was recently completed by Newark High School students, as well as members of Mural Mania, led by Mark DeCracker of Lyons. The second phase of the mural project... more

Still no HABs in Seneca Lake, SLPWA says

Still no HABs in Seneca Lake, SLPWA says
As of Monday, Aug. 19, no Harmful Algal Blooms have been found on Seneca Lake. The same can’t be said for Cayuga, Keuka and Canandaigua lakes. All three have reported HAB sightings. The second week of monitoring the shoreline of Seneca Lake by volunteers from Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association ended Aug. 19. SLPWA reported that no suspicious or confirmed... more

Bomb explodes, hurts Wolcott trooper in 1981; bomber remains unknown

Bomb explodes, hurts Wolcott trooper in 1981; bomber remains unknown
A trooper was backing up a patrol car when the bomb exploded. Trooper George Lachnicht was leaving the New York State Police’s Wolcott barracks in Wayne County in October 1981 to patrol the area when the explosive device blew up — leaving Lachnicht seriously injured, troopers said. Close to 40 years later, the identity of the bomber remains a mystery.... more

Lansing aims to amend wind, solar laws as eco-friendly development becomes more common

Lansing aims to amend wind, solar laws as eco-friendly development becomes more common
The Lansing Town Council will review and possibly draft a final document for a new local law that would amend the land use ordinance related to solar and wind energy systems at its meeting on Aug. 21. According to a current draft, the purpose of the law is to “facilitate and regulate the development and operation of certain renewable energy... more

BOIL WATER ORDER: Residents instructed to boil water in parts of Varick, Fayette

BOIL WATER:
Officials in Seneca County have issued a Boil Water Order for users of Seneca County Water District #1, Varick Water District #3, and Fayette Water District #5. “Bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using,” emergency management officials said in a press release. “Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making... more

Portion of Bayard Street to close for 24 hours in Seneca Falls

The New York State Department of Transportation Canal Authority will be closing West Bayard Street in Seneca Falls from Ovid Street to Bridge Street on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00 pm for one-full day. The purpose of the closure is to allow inspection of a tunnel underneath West Bayard Street. No traffic will be allowed. Detour and road signs will... more

Sheriff’s office, Auburn police get bump in civil service exam applications

Sheriff’s office, Auburn police get bump in civil service exam applications
One week after the deadline for civil service exam applications, two local law enforcement agencies reported that more people applied to take their exams this year than in the past. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office saw numbers approximately double since the last time the exam was given, said Sheriff Brian Schenck. And Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler said his department... more

Seneca County rolls out text-to-911 service

Seneca County rolls out text-to-911 service
The Seneca County 911 Center is now accepting text messages for emergencies when calling is not possible. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon are delivering text messages to 911. People can now send a text of up to 140 characters to 911 in an emergency. “Text-messaging will allow us to better serve our vulnerable populations, hearing and speech impaired, those who... more

Romulus debates zoning change for Seneca Dairy Systems

Romulus debates zoning change for Seneca Dairy Systems
The Town Board will conduct a public hearing and possible vote Wednesday night on an application from Seneca Dairy Systems to rezone 18 acres on the former Seneca Army Depot from agricultural to warehouse, industrial, transportation or energy district. Seneca Dairy owner Earl Martin, who purchased nearly 7,000 acres of the former depot from the county Industrial Development Agency for... more
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