Day: September 10, 2019

Parents of unvaccinated kids decry religious exemption’s end

Parents of unvaccinated kids decry religious exemption’s end

Parents of unvaccinated children in New York state are protesting the repeal of a religious exemption to school immunization requirements. Hundreds of parents gathered in front of the state education building Monday to urge state officials to delay the elimination of the ... MORE
Shingles vaccine shortage leads to long wait lists, delays

Shingles vaccine shortage leads to long wait lists, delays

If you’ve had chicken pox, then the shingles virus is already in you. There is a vaccine for it, but most pharmacies have a waiting period of six months to a year, as the demand for it is too high for suppliers ... MORE
Health, News
Lunsford prepares new challenge against Sen. Rich Funke

Lunsford prepares new challenge against Sen. Rich Funke

After losing the race last November, Democrat Jen Lunsford is preparing to run for State Senate yet again. Lunsford is launching a 2020 campaign for New York’s 55th Senate District. The seat is currently held by Republican Rich Funke. When polls closed in ... MORE
Livingston Correctional Facility has shut down

Livingston Correctional Facility has shut down

It’s officially closed. The Livingston Correctional Facility shut down on September 1st. That’s according to the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The state announced it would be closing two prisons back in May, citing a declining prison population. Continue reading ... MORE
New York State, News
Fairport Federal Credit Union and Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union to merge

Fairport Federal Credit Union and Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union to merge

Two local credit unions are merging. The board of directors for Fairport Federal Credit Union and the Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union announced on Monday that they plan to merge. Under the merger, the Fairport Federal Credit Union would retain its name ... MORE
State Police: Rochester man used forged gambling chips at del Lago

State Police: Rochester man used forged gambling chips at del Lago

A 62-year-old Rochester man has been arrested after New York State Police say he used forged gambling chips at del Lago Resort & Casino. Troopers say that Ronnie Lewis was arrested after a “lengthy investigation” that found that Lewis had altered gambling ... MORE
Gov. Cuomo moving to ban flavored e-cigarettes, calls for aggressive action

Gov. Cuomo moving to ban flavored e-cigarettes, calls for aggressive action

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that he will be pushing new legislation to ban flavored e-cigarettes and is taking aggressive action against vaping products. Cuomo has directed the State Department of Health to subpoena companies that market and sell “thickening agents” used ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
Legislature considers options as search for administrator continues in Cayuga County

Legislature considers options as search for administrator continues in Cayuga County

Three months after firing its administrator, the Cayuga County Legislature is looking for a way to address the government’s executive leadership gap, which it may find through a new or existing committee, legislators said Monday. The Legislature convened Monday for the second ... MORE
Cayuga County, News, Politics
Bill filed would target drivers who don’t pass, but cruise in left-lane

Bill filed would target drivers who don’t pass, but cruise in left-lane

If lawmakers take up a recently filed bill, it could soon become illegal to “cruise” in the left lanes of any interstate in New York State. “Each lane has its purpose,” said Eddie Vasquez, a security professional in the school bus industry ... MORE
Trial begins for Tompkins deputy accused of rape

Trial begins for Tompkins deputy accused of rape

The trial for Scott Walters, a Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputy, has started this week. He is accused of raping a woman who was “physically helpless” at his Lansing residence in February 2013. In opening statements Monday, the defense and prosecution gave an overview ... MORE
New police chief named in city of Ithaca

New police chief named in city of Ithaca

Acting Ithaca Police Chief Dennis Nayor has been selected to become the City’s next permanent Chief of Police. In an announcement, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said, “The Police Chief Search Committee, which included former Police Chief John Barber, has done an excellent ... MORE
Ithaca, News, Tompkins County
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Pete Alonso leads Mets to a 3-1 win over D-backs

Alonso leads Mets to a 3-1 win over D-backs

With a flurry of September home runs, Pete Alonso has put himself in position to do something no Major League rookie ever has. Alonso hit his 46th and 47th homers in a 3-1 win over the D-backs on Monday, putting him on pace for 53 ... MORE
New York Mets, Sports
James Paxton continues to roll and Yankees take 3/4 from Boston

Paxton continues to roll and Yankees take 3 of 4 from Boston

BOSTON — Eduardo Rodriguez turned in yet another stellar start for the Red Sox on Monday night at Fenway Park. The only thing lacking? The run support he almost always gets. This time, the bats went stone cold in a 5-0 loss ... MORE
New York Yankees, Sports
Ice cream-themed corn maze opens this weekend at Macedon’s Long Acre Farms

Ice cream-themed corn maze opens this weekend at Macedon’s Long Acre Farms

An a-maize-ing tradition in Macedon is returning this weekend. Long Acre Farms’ annual Amazing Maize Maze opens this weekend. This year’s maze takes on an ice cream theme. In addition to finding their way out of the maze, visitors can also search ... MORE
Events, Life, Macedon, Wayne County
One person trapped in Webster rollover crash

One person trapped in Webster rollover crash

At least one person was trapped after a car flipped over on Ridge Road in Webster Monday night. According to the West Webster Fire Department, the crash happened near Hatch Road around 8:45 p.m. The car landed on its hood. Fire crews ... MORE