Day: November 15, 2019

Officials, law enforcement

Officials, law enforcement review bomb threat evacuation at South Seneca HS

‘An Unfortunate Reality’ – By Josh Durso South Seneca Central School District Superintendent Steve Zielinski has provided additional insight about the response to Wednesday’s bomb threat, which prompted a full-campus evacuation in Ovid. The evacuation lasted approximately an hour. Students returned to ... MORE
Sabres lose their sixth straight after falling to the Hurricanes in overtime, 5-4

Sabres lose their sixth straight after falling to the Hurricanes in overtime, 5-4

The Buffalo Sabres kept battling back against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday to earn a well-deserved point at KeyBank Center. Johan Larsson deflected in the game-tying goal with 40.1 seconds left in the third period to force overtime, but Hurricanes defenseman Dougie ... MORE
Buffalo Sabres, Sports
Mets’ Pete Alonso finishes seventh in NL MVP voting, Jacob deGrom finishes tenth

Mets’ Pete Alonso finishes seventh in NL MVP voting, Jacob deGrom finishes tenth

Both Pete A and Jacob deGrom took home some major hardware this week, and on Thursday night they followed those up by each finishing in the top 10 of NL MVP voting. Los Angeles’ Cody Bellinger was voted NL MVP on Thursday, securing 19 of the 30 ... MORE
New York Mets, Sports
Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu finishes fourth in AL MVP voting

Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu finishes fourth in AL MVP voting

Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu has already been awarded a Silver Slugger this offseason, and on Thursday he followed that up by finishing fourth in AL MVP voting. Angels star Mike Trout took home his third AL MVP award in the past six years, after receiving 17 of the 30 ... MORE
Tax increase could be coming to Canandaigua

Tax increase could be coming to Canandaigua

City Council members in Canandaigua are facing tough choices as they try to avoid a large tax levy hike on next year’s budget. Thursday night, council members had their first shot ton suggest a wide range of cost-cutting ideas, then, in real-time, ... MORE
Auto Draft

Family, friends mourn loss of Weedsport man killed by drunk driver

Family and friends are mourning the loss of 59-year-old Mark Knapp, who was killed on November 10 by a drunk driver, Heriberto Perez-Velasquez. David Sterio is one of those friends. He worked with Mark for over sixteen years at Knapp Electric , a company ... MORE
Shoreline resiliency projects awarded New York State REDI funding

Shoreline resiliency projects awarded New York State REDI funding

A total of 31 projects in Cayuga and Oswego counties are getting an estimated $43 million in state funding. As part of the state’s ongoing response to record flooding that hit shoreline communities over the summer, Governor Andrew Cuomo created the REDI ... MORE
WHAM, WHEC, WXXI, and WROC will go dark this weekend for maintenance

WHAM, WHEC, WXXI, and WROC will go dark this weekend for maintenance

If you watch local TV stations over the air or using a service other than Spectrum cable, or you listen to WXXI radio stations over the air, you won’t be able to access them during some overnight and morning hours Friday, Saturday ... MORE
News, Rochester Area
IG: Freeman engaged in ‘persistent pattern’ of sexual harassment

IG: Freeman engaged in ‘persistent pattern’ of sexual harassment

New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro announced this week that her office’s investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by Robert Freeman, the former executive director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, shows that he engaged in a persistent ... MORE
New York State, News
Cayuga County committee restores social services position to budget proposal

Cayuga County committee restores social services position to budget proposal

The Cayuga County Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee passed a resolution Thursday to restore a permanency specialist to the county Social Services Department. The seven-person committee held its second special meeting Thursday to workshop the tentative 2020 county budget. The legislators reviewed ... MORE
Auburn drops out of one opioid lawsuit in favor of another

Auburn drops out of one opioid lawsuit in favor of another

The Auburn City Council voted to opt out of a national opioid distributor lawsuit based out of Ohio in order to focus on a case in New York state. The law firm Napoli Shkolnik PPLC, which is representing Auburn and around 50 other municipalities, filed a complaint ... MORE
Auburn school district teaming up with social justice organization

Auburn school district teaming up with social justice organization

The Auburn Enlarged City School District and the Harriet Tubman Center for Justice and Peace are teaming up to tackle human dignity and diversity issues, starting with a workshop. The two organizations “are beginning a long-term working partnership aimed at integrating discussions ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, News
Cayuga County public safety agencies to participate in community-building forums

Cayuga County public safety agencies to participate in community-building forums

Community members can attend three public forums to engage in a dialogue with local law enforcement and firefighters in Cayuga County. The forums are part of a long-term collaboration between the Auburn-based Harriet Tubman Center for Justice & Peace, the Auburn Police ... MORE
Cayuga County, Events, Life
State officials continue push toward start of cashless bail

State officials continue push toward start of cashless bail

State lawmakers and local government officials like Assembly Codes Committee Chairman Joe Lentol say they want the push to end cash bail to be successful. “We want it to be a good and fair way of dealing with bail reform. We don’t ... MORE
Shop owners react to raised smoking age across NYS

Shop owners react to raised smoking age across NYS

Tim Grignon, a manager at Smokes 4 Less along Route 9, figured New York would ultimately change its smoking age to 21. So when the new law changed the legal age from 18 to 21 on Wednesday, he was ready. A sign went up ... MORE