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Boys basketball refs, Section Five reach agreement

Boys basketball refs, Section Five reach agreement
There will be no boys basketball postponements. Thursday night, Board 60–which oversees the boys basketball referees–agreed to the latest proposal from Section Five. An official ratification is needed and a schedule of referees must be created, but the Section Five boys basketball season is expected to go on as scheduled. Read more from RochesterFirst.com more

LATEST: Police say Geneva duo arrested on felony charge as burglary investigation continues

Vandals cause $30K in damage to Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center
Police have provided an update on the burglary investigation at the Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center located along 61 Elizabeth Blackwell Drive, which was reported Thursday morning. Police say Noah Smith, 20, and Isaac Rath, 21, both of Geneva have been charged with third-degree burglary – a Class D felony. Investigators say the two went into the building during overnight hours.... more

Police: Woman leaves 10-year-old home alone for days as she leaves NYS with two others

Penn Yan woman leaves 10-year-old child alone for days when she left New York
Police say a 31-year-old Penn Yan woman is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly leaving a young child unattended for days. Ashley Pelham, 31, of Penn Yan is accused of leaving New York State with two people for Delaware – leaving a 10-year-old child unattended from Sunday until Wednesday. Pelham was subsequently charged with endangering the welfare of a child,... more

New amenities, features at Bristol Mountain this year

New amenities, features at Bristol Mountain this year
Bristol Mountain is open for this winter season — every year more features are added that won’t disappoint. A new state of the art judge’s building sits right over Mikey’s Jump in the High Point Terrain Park. It will give a supreme vantage point for the judges and press at the jump site for the 2020-2021 U.S. Aerials Freestyle Championships.... more

Deputies: Man shot animal that didn’t belong to him, now faces felony charges

Deputies: Man shot animal that didn’t belong to him, then moved it
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Howard resident after investigators say he shot-and-killed a domesticated animal that did not belong to him. Christopher Bertram, 48, of Howard, New York is accused of shooting the animal in Howard, then moving it to another location in the village of Canisteo. Bertram was charged with aggravated animal cruelty, tampering... more

More law enforcement officials call for criminal justice reforms to be pushed back

More law enforcement officials call for criminal justice reforms to be pushed back
Law enforcement figures from our area gathered Thursday as part of another call for New York state to push back the start of criminal justice reforms. Those reforms, set to go into effect January 1, would remove bail requirements for non-violent offenses – replacing them with appearance tickets – and change rules concerning the discovery phase of prosecutions. Supporters say... more

Wayne supervisors to discuss shoreline projects

Wayne supervisors to discuss shoreline projects
The state’s planned $41 million program to protect some of Wayne County’s most valuable property from Lake Ontario’s rising waters is good news to County Administrator Rick House. However, House said, the next step is getting those flood-mitigation projects off the ground in as timely a manner as possible. “It’s welcomed, but there are a lot of logistical issues,” House... more

Victor teen recounts ‘vaping nightmare’

Victor teen recounts ‘vaping nightmare’
It almost cost him his life. Now, one Victor teen is sharing his “vaping nightmare.” Giovanni Marino, 19, started vaping a year ago. It started with low-nicotine products, but eventually turned into a combination of nicotine and THC. Then, this past September, constant vomiting and dehydration sent him to the hospital and he was diagnosed with Shattered Glass Lung Syndrome.... more

Senator Schumer working to save Auburn Doubledays: ‘I’m calling Major League Baseball’

Sen. Schumer urges MLB Commissioner to reconsider minor league plan
The top ranking Democrat in the United States Senate is going to bat for the Auburn Doubledays. Senator Chuck Schumer is strongly opposed to a reported plan from Major League Baseball to restructure the minor leagues. It’s been reported MLB would dramatically reduce or significantly restructure the number of Upstate franchises that share an affiliation with a Major League club.... more

LIFE IN THE FINGER LAKES: A Finger Lakes “Friendsgiving”

LIFE IN THE FINGER LAKES: A Finger Lakes “Friendsgiving”
As many people across the nation prepare for next Thursday’s festivities, they may also be thinking about a precursor holiday that has become synonymous with Thanksgiving: Friendsgiving. I’m not sure where or who to credit the rise of Friendsgiving to. The first time I had seen this term come to life was on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother... more

Deputies: Drunk driver leaves scene of crash, attempts to flee on foot when located

Deputies: Drunk driver leaves scene of crash, attempts to flee on foot when located
Deputies report the arrest of a 33-year-old Victor man following an accident that happened on State Route 444 on Wednesday around 9:50 p.m. Deputies charged Timothy Archibald, 33, of Victor with driving while intoxicated after it was determined he struck another vehicle while traveling down Route 444. It’s further alleged that beyond leaving the scene of the accident – Archibald... more

Seneca, Yates both see significant increases in sales tax revenue

Seneca, Yates both see significant increases in sales tax revenue
Yates County leads New York State in the year-over-year increase of third quarter sales tax revenue with a 9% gain, bringing the year-to-date revenues to $11.1 million, just shy of the $12.2 million anticipated in the 2019 budget. Acting Administrator Nonie Flynn says the county’s pace is pointing toward total revenues that will eclipse the target for this year’s budget.... more

Seneca Falls pair arrested on felony drug charges

Seneca Falls pair arrested on felony drug charges
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 15th and 20th deputies made a pair of arrests as part of a drug investigation. Mark M. Mazzoli, 56, of Seneca Falls was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third... more

Details for fourth Women March in Seneca Falls released

Details for fourth Women March in Seneca Falls released
Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential campaign sent shock waves through the women’s rights movement. That event helped sparked the first Women March in Seneca Falls the day after Trump was inaugurated in January 2017. A crowd estimated at 10,000, far more than expected, attended on a warm, sunny day. The second Women March in January... more

Akropolis owner wins foreclosure case that started in 2007

Akropolis owner wins foreclosure case that started in 2007
A state Supreme Court decision has ruled in favor of a business owner who took Ontario County to court in 2008 over a tax foreclosure sale of her Akropolis Family Restaurant. Pending any further appeals, a more than 12-year battle between Ontario County and Krystalo “Kristine” Hetelekides is finally over. In the decision dated Oct. 30, state Supreme Court Justice... more

Closer to a deal? Board 60 and Section V in ‘promising’ talks

Board 60 and Section V in ‘promising’ talks
High school coaches and athletic directors expressed hope Wednesday that a proposed deal with the region’s referees could end a work stoppage that jeopardized the start of this fall’s basketball season. Peter Mancuso, athletic Director at Harley Allendale Columbia, which was scheduled to play Lyons Senior High School in Lyons Friday night in the season’s first game, admitted he was... more

Ristolainen, Montour score as Buffalo opens road trip with loss to Boston

Ristolainen, Montour score as Buffalo opens road trip with loss to Boston
The Buffalo Sabres’ power-play drought finally ended on Thursday and they created a flurry of chances 5-on-5, but they fell to the Boston Bruins 3-2 at TD Garden. Rasmus Ristolainen and Brandon Montour scored for Buffalo while Linus Ullmark made 24 saves in net. However, Tukka Rask was strong in net for Boston, stopping 36 shots. Brad Marchand scored twice... more
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