Day: September 24, 2019

PURSUIT OF EQUITY: 841 petitions delivered to Sen. H

Auburn schools seek ‘equal treatment’ as state funding continues to come up short

On Monday students and stakeholders from the Auburn Enlarged City School District turned over 841 signed petitions to New York State Senator Pam Helming, a Republican, with the goal to see critical fixes made to K-12 funding methods. Ian Phillips, a school ... MORE
Mets continue to lose games they desperately need

Mets continue to lose games they desperately need

Catcher Jorge Alfaro sure knows how to spoil the party. He hit a pair of home runs — including his first career grand slam — to help the Marlins defeat the Mets, 8-4, at Citi Field on Monday night. With the victory, ... MORE
New York Mets, Sports
ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse looks to make it two straight as they take on Holy Cross (preview, media & info)

Syracuse wins their second in a row after 41-3 win over Holy Cross (full coverage)

The Syracuse Orange football team beat the Holy Cross Crusaders, 41-3 on Saturday. It was a weird one at times, but the result was never in doubt as Syracuse started hot, cooled considerably and then closed things out with a couple more ... MORE
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Two bodies recovered from site of explosion in Ontario County

An exhaustive search effort was undertaken by first responders in Ontario County after a blast and subsequent fire destroyed a home on Quayle Road. Neighbors in the Town of Richmond said they heard the first blast before 5 a.m. After first responders ... MORE
Fire, News, Ontario County, Richmond
Growing potential in cannabis industry drives new SUNY program

Growing potential in cannabis industry drives new SUNY program

A pile of dried branches of industrial hemp sit on a table in the Spader Greenhouse on the State University of New York at Morrisville campus in Morrisville, N.Y. Around that table, two students and Howard Rice, the instructional support assistant for ... MORE
In petition, lawmakers call on Albany to address Enhanced STAR changes

In petition, lawmakers call on Albany to address Enhanced STAR changes

Lawmakers have launched a new petition, calling on Governor Cuomo to address changes to the Enhanced STAR program. Those recent changes include a requirement for homeowners to enter into the state’s income verification program. The changes have presented challenges to some homeowners. Perinton’s ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
Fairport restaurant facing lawsuit over sexual harassment allegations

Fairport restaurant facing lawsuit over sexual harassment allegations

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a local restaurant, claiming it did not take appropriate measures to address sexual harassment allegations against an employee. The lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges inappropriate actions against a chef employed with Green Lantern ... MORE
Food, Life, Rochester Area
Congressman Chris Collins appeals judge’s decision on pre-trial motions

Congressman Chris Collins appeals judge’s decision on pre-trial motions

Congressman Chris Collins has appealed a judges decision on pre-trial motions. Earlier this month, a judge denied Collins’ efforts to get access to communications from staffers. His lawyers are trying to prove prosecutors violated his rights under the speech and debate clause ... MORE
Health Insurance signups about to open: how to take advantage

Health Insurance signups about to open: how to take advantage

The ‘windows’ for both Medicare (Oct 15-Dec7) and NY State of Health (Nov 1 – Jan 31) are about to open, and a check of mailboxes show there’s already an increase in mail solicitations, urging people to signup. Here are some suggestions ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
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Vaping industry: Stop blaming us, start blaming illegal e-liquids

Over the last three months, the vaping industry has come under intense scrutiny and the industry said they are being unfairly blamed as a whole. Many in the vaping industry, like Jeff Kathman, are convinced the real blame is with illegal black ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
Request to re-open Auburn restaurant denied by officials

Request to re-open Auburn restaurant denied by officials

The city of Auburn’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday denied a variance request to allow Costello’s Restaurant on Aurelius Avenue, which closed in 2013, to reopen. Owner Patricia Glanville appeared before the board requesting a variance permitting the use of 15 ... MORE
Food, ag innovation on menu in Wayne County

Food, ag innovation on menu in Wayne County

Food and agriculture is a still-growing multibillion-dollar industry in New York state, said Locate Finger Lakes. It’s a big reason Upstate Capital Association of New York is hosting its second annual Future of Food event on Thursday at DeFisher Fruit Farms, a ... MORE
Decades later, Lodi native receives Army medals

Decades later, Lodi native receives Army medals

A few years after he fought in World War II, including the renowned Battle of the Bulge, Gerald White contacted the Army about medals he believed he had earned. “The Army looked at my paperwork and said there was insufficient information,” White ... MORE
Cornell commits extra $200K for fund that adds affordable housing in Tompkins

Cornell commits extra $200K for fund that adds affordable housing in Tompkins

At 28 Crystal Drive in Dryden, a small house is being renovated for a client of Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services. When complete, generations of families will benefit from the low-cost of the home. It’s an example of one local affordable housing project ... MORE
News, Politics, Tompkins County
Recall on blood pressure medication containing Losartan

Recall on blood pressure medication containing Losartan

An important recall about blood pressure medication. Torrent Pharmaceuticals says two of its blood pressure medications were found to have trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity. The voluntary recall affects tablets containing Losartan. The company is urging any one who takes ... MORE
Health, New York State, News