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W-FL High School Football Week #1 Scoreboard

W-FL High School Football: Local teams open season this weekend
School is back in session and area high school football teams are set to kick off their 2019 season. Check out the full slate of games below and check back here for the results throughout the weekend. Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 Victor Central 31 Canandaigua Academy 14 – Game recap & highlights Friday, Sep 6, 2019 Avon 48 Mynderse/South Seneca... more

Leonard’s Express purchases former GLK Foods plant in Ontario County

Leonard’s Express purchases former GLK Foods plant in Ontario County
Change is coming. A facility that once processed cabbage in Ontario County has been purchased by a Farmington-based trucking company. Leonard’s Express purchased the former GLK Foods manufacturing in July, according to officials with Leonard’s. Michael Riccio, who serves as chief marketing officer for Leonard’s Express said that the purchase was facilitated out of need. “Some of our customers are... more

Naples woman faces felony charge after vandalizing 9/11 memorial

Naples woman faces felony charge after vandalizing 9/11 memorial
A Naples woman was arrested in connection with the vandalism investigated by the Geneva Police Department. The City’s 9/11 memorial was temporarily damaged with spray paint. The paint has since been cleaned from the memorial, but the accused is also said to have damaged another memorial in the city. Laura DiCampli, 31, of Naples was charged with criminal mischief, a... more

Hazmat team responds to Auburn Correctional Facility on Thursday

Hazmat team responds to Auburn Correctional Facility on Thursday
A hazmat team was called to Auburn Correction Facility Thursday after a suspicious substance was found. Auburn firefighters and an ambulance were called to the prison around 9:30 a.m. The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said there was “evidence of a suspected unknown substance” at the prison, so a hazmat crew was called in “out of an abundance... more

New name, merchandise for Peebles stores in Geneva, Penn Yan

New name, merchandise for Peebles stores in Geneva, Penn Yan
Come early next year, you won’t be able to shop at Peebles in Geneva, Newark and Penn Yan. The locations are not closing, but they are being converted by Houston-based Stage Stores to Gordmans, part of a long-term strategy to convert hundreds of its stores nationwide to the new name by the middle of 2020. Stage Stores spokesperson Blakeley Graham... more

Victor defeats Canandaigua to open up the 2019 football season

Victor defeats Canandaigua to open up the 2019 football season
It was a back and forth game in the the first half of the Teddi Bowl on Thursday night to kick-off the 2019 local high school football season. However, Victor took a 24-14 lead over Canandaigua into half time after a late 21-yard field goal by Samuel Castiglia. In the second half Victor never looked back on the way to... more

Ontario County deputies using technology to help people in mental health crises

Ontario County deputies using technology to help people in mental health crises
People in Ontario County who call 911 because they or a loved one is in trouble and needs mental health intervention can now get help with just the click of a button. iPads are the Ontario County Sheriff’s office’s newest tools. The tablets are part of the comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Program (CPEP). It started last year in Ontario County by... more

Wegmans to customers: We prefer customers do not open carry firearms

Wegmans to customers: We prefer customers do not open carry firearms
Following an online discussion about retailers and their firearms policies, Wegmans Food Markets took a public stance about the issue. In a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday afternoon, the Rochester-based supermarket chain said they “prefer that customers not openly carry firearms into our stores.” Continue reading from 13WHAM-TV more

Tompkins auctioneer indicted after being accused of stealing $227K

Tompkins auctioneer indicted after being accused of stealing $227K
Local auctioneer David Hall, of Spencer, has been indicted in Tompkins County Court after he was accused of taking items on consignment valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars and not paying out the proceeds after auctions. Hall was indicted by a grand jury on Aug. 29 on a charge of second-degree grand larceny. Continue reading from The Voice more

Auburn approves new site for fire department

Auburn approves new site for fire department
The Auburn City Council Thursday night authorized the purchase of a new space for the city’s fire department, a concrete step for a project city staff said has been in the works informally for decades. The council unanimously voted to approve the purchase of 31 Seminary St. from Seminary Commons, LLC for $990,000 as part of the Public Safety Building... more

Seneca Falls Town Board told landfill odors violate local, state laws

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The head of the Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee urged the Town Board to enforce air-quality laws she claims Seneca Meadows is violating. Valerie Sandlas said she is alerting the board of what she called an escalating odor problem caused by the Salcman Road landfill. “I do this so we don’t reach the previous high levels of odor from 2015-16,”... more

Residents warned as algae blooms grow in numbers around Canandaigua Lake

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Stay out of shallow areas of Canandaigua Lake. That’s the message from those watching intensifying blue-green algae blooms along Canandaigua Lake’s shoreline. The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association reported areas that show significant worsening of condition. “Although yesterday’s blooms were not experienced lake-wide, the areas they were observed were severe in some cases,” an update on Tuesday said. “Reported blooms were... more

Publicly financed elections could be coming to NY

Publicly financed elections could be coming to NY
By the end of this year, a system of publicly financed campaigns could be born. The details hinge on a commission appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers in the Legislature. Rosemary Rivera, executive director of Citizen Action, says the large amount of money in politics has drown out other voices. “Money in politics, which helps to delusion communities,... more

Chlorine levels boosted in public water system as precaution to Skaneateles Lake algal bloom

Chlorine levels boosted in public water system as precaution to Skaneateles Lake algal bloom
Another algal bloom has been spotted on Skaneateles Lake. The Onondaga County Health Department says chlorine levels have been boosted in the public water system as a precaution, although this bloom is not near the water intakes. Water samples have been sent for testing. The algal bloom found earlier in the week has gone away. Continue reading from WSYR-TV more

New concerns arise as flood recovery stalls, frustrating South Seneca residents

New concerns arise as flood recovery stalls, frustrating South Seneca residents
It has been more than a year since devastating, historic flooding leveled Lodi Point and severely damaged other parts of South Seneca. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the Point the day of the historic rains, which totaled more than 9-inches, according to the National Weather Service. State lawmakers, locally elected officials, and stakeholders alike worked together to bring resources into Lodi,... more

Man shot five times in Ithaca, police searching for shooter

Man shot five times in Ithaca, police searching for shooter
Ithaca police have identified the suspect they believe is responsible for shooting a man five times outside of a parking garage Wednesday. Police say 30-year-old Shane Lott of Rochester was shot around 9:45 a.m. in front of the Green St. Garage. Investigators found a 357-caliber revolver, but not the shooter, who they believe is Andrae Martin, 33. Lott was taken... more
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