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$300 million renovations underway at Canandaigua VA Medical Center

$300 million renovations underway at Canandaigua VA Medical Center
The federal government will invest more than $300 million in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Canandaigua when Phase II of upgrades is complete. This two-part project is the first major renovation project ever on the campus, which has been around since the 1930s. Phase two, or about $176 million dollars will go to creating home-like spaces for the veterans... more

Upstate yogurt maker faces heat from labor groups

Upstate yogurt maker faces heat from labor groups
Citing New York legislation that gives farm workers the right to join unions, a coalition of labor organizations is waging a campaign to pressure a major upstate employer — the maker of Chobani yogurt — to protect the rights of agricultural workers to organize. The controversial statute, backed by New York’s politically influential unions, was approved this year in Albany... more

Gov. Cuomo introduces legislation to create a state veterans cemetery

Gov. Cuomo introduces legislation to create a state veterans cemetery
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is introducing legislation that aims to create a state veterans cemetery in New York. New York is home to about 750,000 veterans. According to the governor’s office, it’s one of only a handful of states without a state veterans cemetery. “We’ve got a national cemetery up outside of Schuylerville. One would be nice closer. There are a... more

McMurry begins securing endorsements from chairs to make NY27 run

McMurry begins securing endorsements from chairs to make NY27 run
The day after last week’s election, Nate McMurray’s congressional campaign rolled out its first major endorsement: the Niagara County Democratic Committee chairman. “Our whole goal was to be supportive of those elections until it was over and now we’re into the time where we need to focus on this race,” McMurray said. Since the election the campaign has methodically announced... more

UPDATE: Clifton Springs driver charged with DWI, CPCS after crashing vehicle into Hopewell home

Hopewell home damaged after drunk driver crashes into it
Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a Clifton Springs driver was charged with DWI after crashing into a home on County Road 47 last week. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on Tuesday, November 4th. The homeowner tells us the vehicle traveled through a field, some-700 feet, crashing into their porch. Deputies added that a parked car was also struck... more

Canandaigua woman leads police on high speed pursuit after domestic incident

Canandaigua woman leads police on high speed pursuit after domestic incident
Deputies report the arrest of a Canandaigua woman following a domestic incident and high speed pursuit in Ontario County. On Sunday at approximately 10:57 p.m. deputies were called to 6298 Goodale Road in Canandaigua for the report of a domestic incident. Deputies were informed that the suspect, identified as Laura Rachel Baughman, 46, of Canandaigua was leaving the residence in... more

RealEats stays focused on growing Geneva, and Grow-NY competition

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As one of 17 finalists, RealEats remains focused on winning Grow-NY, a food and agriculture business competition that supports innovative, high-growth startups in the food consumption market. Winners shall be announced at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit in Rochester this week where $3 million in prizes will be dispersed to winners. But before pitching their final bid for competition,... more

Newark man assaulted, choked woman during violent domestic incident in front of children

Newark man assaulted, choked woman during violent domestic incident in front of children
Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Newark man following an investigation into a domestic incident in the Town of Marion. Jacob Follett, 32, of Newark was charged with felony aggravated family offense, endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of criminal mischief, criminal trespass, obstruction of breathing, and harassment. Sheriff Virts reports that Follett allegedly entered the... more

Report: Mets looking at free agent Dellin Betances

Report: Mets looking at free agent Dellin Betances
Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen already said he’s going to take a look at what can be done to improve the team’s bullpen this offseason. Could that start with someone in their own backyard? According to SNY’s Andy Martino, the Mets are looking at Yankees’ free agent Dellin Betances as an option to bolster their bullpen. The 31-year-old is freshh off a cruel... more

Carlos Mendoza to replace Josh Bard as Yankees bench coach

Carlos Mendoza to replace Josh Bard as Yankees bench coach
Carlos Mendoza will become the Yankees’ new bench coach, replacing Josh Bard, reports WFAN insider and SNY Contributor Sweeny Murti. Mendoza, 39, had been the Yankees’ infield and quality control coach since 2018. As quality control coach, he helped to serve as a bridge between the front office and dugout. Prior to joining the Yankees’ big league staff, Mendoza worked in... more

Amerks legend, longtime hockey broadcaster Don Cherry fired from Sportsnet

Amerks legend, longtime hockey broadcaster Don Cherry fired from Sportsnet
Sportsnet announced this afternoon it has parted ways with longtime broadcaster, and Amerks legend Don Cherry. This move comes following Saturday night’s broadcast of “Coach’s Corner,” where Cherry made anti-immigration remarks. “During the broadcast, he made divisive remarks that do not represent our values or what we stand for,” said President of Sportsnet Bart Yabsley. “Don is synonymous with hockey and... more