Month: August 2019

Gov’t wants a new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

Governor Cuomo wants a new 911-like number just for suicide hotline

With suicides on the rise , the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach. Once implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help. Currently, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline uses a 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK (8255). Callers ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
EPISODE #27: A Sunday Conversation with NY24 Candidate Roger Misso

EPISODE #27: A Sunday Conversation with NY 24 Candidate Roger Misso

Roger Misso, a Red Creek native, says he’s running because there wasn’t time to waste. The Democrat is among the field of challengers, vying for support in the 24th Congressional District to challenge Rep. John Katko, the incumbent Republican, in the 2020 ... MORE
Two airlifted, others hospitalized following head-on crash in Waterloo

UPDATE: Troopers ID those involved in serious head-on crash on Edwards Rd. in Waterloo

State Troopers have identified those involved in the serious head-on crash on Edwards Road in Waterloo on Sunday. They say McKenzie Dewolf, 17, of Waterloo was northbound on Edwards Road when she moved into the southbound lane and struck a vehicle operated ... MORE
Traffic violations lead to drug arrests in Ontario County

Traffic violations lead to drug arrests in Ontario County

Two people are facing charges after a stop for traffic violations led to a closer investigation that led to arrests related to drugs and alcohol. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says that a vehicle was stopped on State Route 20A in the Town ... MORE
Macy’s Backstage brings new experience for shoppers at Eastview Mall

Macy’s Backstage brings new experience for shoppers at Eastview Mall

The first Macy’s Backstage Store in Rochester has opened at the Eastview Mall, on the second floor of Macy’s. The outlet will provide discount brand-named items. Some shoppers are excited but for others, it’s just another store. “I actually asked one of ... MORE
Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center moves to MCC

Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center moves to MCC

Congressman Joe Morelle announced on Saturday that the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center will be moving to Monroe Community College at its downtown campus. The center is a cornerstone of the Upstate Revitalization Project and helps fill vacant jobs in the region ... MORE
One person shot in Tompkins County; Troopers investigate Newfield scene

One person shot in Tompkins County; Troopers investigate Newfield scene

Police are investigating a shooting, which took place near an apartment in Newfield on Sunday. Troopers in Ithaca responded to a ‘shots-fired’ call at a parking lot of an apartment house on Shaffer Road. When they arrived, they learned that a male ... MORE
Strong storms lash Ontario, Seneca counties on Sunday

Flooding, power outages reported in Ontario, Seneca counties after severe storms roll through on Sunday

It was another day of strong thunderstorms for parts of the Finger Lakes on Sunday, as storms moved through – causing downed trees, power outages, and street flooding. This was particularly the case in Ontario and Seneca counties, who were hardest hit ... MORE
Witnesses say lightning strike caused fire at historic church linked to Harriet Tubman in Auburn

Witnesses say lightning strike caused fire at historic church linked to Harriet Tubman in Auburn

First responders were called to the Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church on Parker Street in Auburn on Sunday after a fire was reported. Witnesses believe that the fire was caused by a lightning strike. However, that information remains unconfirmed. Video of the ... MORE
Syracuse basketball finishes Italy trip undefeated

Syracuse basketball finishes Italy trip undefeated

Bourama Sidibe came to Italy as something of an unknown quantity. Had he recovered from the knee tendinitis that limited him his freshman and sophomore years? Could he be a factor in SU’s zone and on the backboards? Through four games here, ... MORE
Indians take down Yankees on Sunday, 8-4

Indians take down Yankees on Sunday, 8-4

Mike Freeman doesn’t play every day for the Indians, but when manager Terry Francona gave him a chance to face the Yankees on Sunday — starting him at third base in place of the red-hot Jose Ramirez — the utility infielder made ... MORE
New York Yankees, Sports
Mets roll, 11-5, over Royals

Mets roll, 11-5, over Royals

The Mets didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard through the first two games of their weekend series against the Royals. But that changed in the seventh inning on Sunday, when New York showed what it can do offensively with a barrage of ... MORE
New York Mets, Sports
Tradition continues for campers at the Fairgrounds ahead of State Fair

Tradition continues for campers at the Fairgrounds ahead of State Fair

As fairgoers get ready for the first day of the State Fair, hundreds of people park their RVs on the lot for the entirety of the fair. Phyllis Winter’s been coming to the State Fair for 54 years. She remembers when there ... MORE
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How to preserve local history in the digital age

Ruth Bradley was organizing some photos at the Cayuga County Historian’s Office when she saw a name that stumped her: “Nora.” The photo containing the name was from 1978. It showed a condemned building at 175 State St., near the corner with ... MORE
Cayuga County, History, Life
Everybody’s Italian for a day at Owasco Italian Festival in Cayuga County

Everybody’s Italian for a day at Owasco Italian Festival in Cayuga County

Lena Misuraca has been volunteering at the St. Francis of Assisi Italian Festival, held Saturday in Owasco and presented by the SS. Mary and Martha Parish, since way back when they were first held on Underwood Street. After all those years of ... MORE
DOH moves to require more documentation for vaccine exemptions after law change in NYS

DOH moves to require more documentation for vaccine exemptions after law change in NYS

Emergency regulations issued late last week by the state Department of Health will require doctors to provide more documentation, including specific justifications, for when children are given exemptions for vaccinations. The move comes as children next month are returning to school and ... MORE
Reed won’t waver on gun control stance

Reed won’t waver on gun control stance

The recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, haven’t changed Congressman Tom Reed’s stance when it comes to gun control. In a conference call with reporters last week, Reed, R-23, Corning maintained that it’s not the gun — but ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

A 50th anniversary of Woodstock, America’s most iconic music festival, had been planned for Watkins Glen International this weekend. The Finger Lakes Times would have had a team of reporters and photographers on hand, but when WGI pulled out, the show was off, at ... MORE