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Lawsuit accuses former D&C delivery manager of sexually abusing delivery boy

Lawsuit accuses former D&C delivery manager of sexually abusing delivery boy
A former newspaper delivery boy who once worked for the Democrat & Chronicle has filed a lawsuit against the Rochester-based paper and its owners, claiming he was abused during his time there. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday night with the Monroe County Clerk’s Office under the Child Victims’ Act. The law gives sex abuse survivors in New York state a... more

Lyons mobile home park that went dark for 50 days this summer could now go waterless

Water could get cut from Lyons mobile home park that lost power over summer
After going more than 50 days without power this summer, the Canalside Mobile Home Park in Lyons is now facing a new problem — water. An official from the Wayne County Water Authority said the mobile home park’s water is due to be shut off on October 29, unless the owner of the park, Phil Provenzano, pays the water bill. Marty Aman from the... more

Syracuse basketball’s Elijah Hughes named to watch list for best small forward

Syracuse basketball’s Elijah Hughes named to watch list for best small forward
Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes is one of 20 players named to the watch list for the 2020 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. The annual honor is in its sixth year and recognizes the top small forwards in Division men’s college basketball. The watch list was determined by a national committee of basketball personnel. Hughes, a redshirt junior, is... more

Gov. Cuomo signs new law to close pardon loophole

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday to close New York’s double jeopardy loophole. The loophole protected people who received Presidential pardons on federal charges from being prosecuted on the same charges on the state level in New York. “The closure of this egregious loophole gives prosecutors the ability to stand up against any abuse of power, and... more

Lyons Farmers Market to hold November indoor market

Lyons Farmers Market to hold November indoor market
The Lyons Farmers Market is holding an “after season” market to extend the availability of fresh produce into the holiday season. The market will have farmers, food vendors and handmade crafts. The hours for the market are 10:00AM to 2:00PM on Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. The market will be at the Grace Parish Hall, 7 Phelps... more

Cayuga County is mulling a styrofoam ban at restaurants

Cayuga County to consider restaurant Styrofoam ban
A Cayuga County Legislature committee Tuesday approved establishing two public hearings later this year in order to get a sense of whether or not residents would support several other New York counties in banning restaurants from using Styrofoam containers. The full Legislature would still need to approve the measure, but the Ways and Means committee unanimously voted to hold public... more

City of Ithaca reacts to losing out on $10M DRI grant again

City of Ithaca reacts to losing out on $10M DRI grant again
It’s starting to play out like a broken record. The City of Ithaca has come up short in its efforts to obtain a $10 million grant from Empire State Development, New York State government’s economic development division. The state announced the Southern Tier regional winner, the small city of Hornell in Steuben County, on Tuesday afternoon. This marks the fourth failed... more

Southern Cayuga Planetarium to reopen in November

Southern Cayuga Planetarium to reopen in November
Years after it was shuttered, the public will soon be able to revisit the Southern Cayuga Planetarium. The planetarium, which had previously held events for people and school districts, was closed in 2014. In recent years the planetarium’s fortunes improved. Distinct Superintendent Patrick Jensen previously said the then-interim Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Superintendent Chris Todd helped the district get the planetarium classified... more

Court to hear appeal in Rideout murder case Wednesday

Court to hear appeal in Rideout murder case Wednesday
On Wednesday, an appeals court is set to hear the case of Laura Rideout, the suburban mother convicted of murdering her estranged husband in 2016. Rideout, who is serving a life sentence, filed an appeal in May. In the filing, she blamed her two sons for the death of her husband Craig Rideout. Prosecutors say the fact that she went into her estranged... more
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