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Ex-Seneca County manager pleads not guilty

Ex-Seneca County manager pleads not guilty
John Sheppard entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of official misconduct Wednesday night in village court. James Doyle, the attorney representing the former Seneca County manager, entered the plea on behalf of his client. Justice Conrad Struzik was presiding. Sheppard remains free on his own recognizance. Doyle asked for an adjournment, a request Struzik denied and Seneca... more

Vehicle found submerged in Seneca River on Friday

Vehicle found submerged in Seneca River on Friday
Troopers are investigating a mostly-submerged vehicle which was found along the Seneca River near Cross Lake on Friday. The vehicle was discovered a little after 12 p.m. between Elbridge and Cato. Some parts of the vehicle could be seen sticking out of the water, according to The Citizen, who noted that divers were on-scene. Troopers were not providing any additional... more

Canandaigua loses to Carthage in Class A State Semifinal

Canandaigua loses to Carthage in Class A State Semifinals
Canandaigua was unable to rally in the waning moments of Friday’s state semifinal game, falling to Section III champion Carthage, 16-6, at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The Braves struck early on a Nathan Maclean pick-six on the second play of the game. Jeffrey Welch’s defense held the Comets to 13 total yards in the first quarter as well. Dominic Comella... more

Farmington man among charged in multi-million dollar pawn shop scheme in Rochester

Farmington man among charged in multi-million dollar pawn shop scheme in Rochester
A 30-year-old Farmington man was among the accused in a multi-million dollar scheme to buy and sell stolen merchandise at Rochester-area pawn shops. Ralph Swain, 30, of Farmington, as well as 35-year-old Thomas Nary, 27-year-old Eric Finnefrock, 35-year-old Devin Tribunella, and 22-year-old Wade Shadders – all of Rochester – were charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, selling and... more

Amerks blank Wolf Pack for fourth straight win

Amerks blank Wolf Pack for fourth straight win
With a season-high three-assist outing by defenseman Zach Redmond and a stellar 25 save-effort from goaltender Andrew Hammond, the Rochester Americans (11-3-1-2) blanked the Hartford Wolf Pack (11-3-0-5) by the score of 4-0 Friday night at The Blue Cross Arena. With the win, the Amerks pushed their win streak to four games while also extending their point streak to seven games (6-0-0-1)... more

Toxics Targeting says Cayuga Lake had most HABs reports this year

Toxics Targeting says Cayuga Lake had most HABs reports this year
Cayuga Lake set a state records with 103 reports of Harmful Algal Blooms in 2019. That’s the conclusion of Toxics Targeting Inc., an environmental database from in Ithaca, which reviewed data from 192 waterbodies across the state that reported HABs this year. Walter Hang, president of Toxics Targeting, said at a Thursday press conference that the number of water bodies... more

Skaneateles Superintendent Lynda Quick leaving post for opportunity at RCSD

Outgoing Skaneateles Superintendent
Rochester City School District Superintendent Terry Dade has named Lynda Quick as the district’s deputy superintendent. Quick will start in the position in January. Last week, the district’s two deputy superintendents were dismissed. A statement from the district said the positions will be consolidated into one role as part of restructuring, and that Quick will be in charge of overseeing... more

Police: Both teens reported missing in Ithaca found safe

Ithaca Police searching for two missing teens in separate cases
Both teens were reported missing on Thursday, but located safely later that night Update: Friday, 7:20 a.m. Police say both teens reported missing in the city of Ithaca on Thursday were located safe. They say Elijah Richards was reported missing around 8:45 p.m. from Abbott Lane. He returned home a little before midnight, according to police. Police say Richards was... more

State watching solar companies as push to grow customer base continues

State watching solar companies as push to grow customer base continues
As residents report increasing mail and phone calls about buying into community solar farms, state officials offer resources to make sure they know who they are dealing with, while still taking advantage of renewable energy and possible savings on electric bills. Officials at the state Department of Public Service (DPS) say community solar projects, referred to as Distributed Energy Resource... more

Yankees sign former Twins outfielder Zack Granite to minor league deal

Yankees sign Zack Granite to minor league deal
According to Bob Nightengale from USA Today, the New York Yankees have signed Zack Granite to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. The deal also includes an opt-out on June 15. So, if he’s not on the Major League roster by that time, Granite can request a release from the organization. Granite elected free agency after... more

Cornell improves to 7-0 with win over Quinnipiac

Cornell improves to 7-0 with win over Quinnipiac
Junior goaltender Matthew Galajda made 13 of his 22 saves in the third period to help sophomore forward Michael Regush’s power-play goal in the second period stand up as the game-winner for the Cornell men’s hockey team in a 2-1 victory over ECAC Hockey rival Quinnipiac on Friday night at Lynah Rink. With the win, the Big Red — ranked second in... more

MiLB says goal is to keep teams like Auburn Doubledays

MiLB says goal is to keep teams like Auburn Doubledays
A spokesperson for Minor League Baseball said the goal is to make sure it keeps all 160 teams it currently has in its system – including New York organizations like the Auburn Doubledays, Batavia Muckdogs, Binghamton Rumble Ponies and Staten Island Yankees. He also acknowledged those teams could be threatened by a proposal from the major leagues but said negotiations... more

RIT hockey falls at Army, 2-1

RIT hockey falls at Army, 2-1
RIT junior forward Alden Dupuis (Edmonton, Alberta/Bonnyville Pontiacs) scored a goal in the final seconds of regulation, but it was host Army earning the 2-1 victory over the Tigers, Friday, in Atlantic Hockey action. HOW IT HAPPENED Army got on the board with 7:21 left in the second with a power play tally following a Tiger tripping penalty. Junior forward Tucker DeYoung... more

Lattimore considering NYS Senate run in 50th District

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Weeks after another unsuccessful mayoral bid in the city of Auburn, Cayuga County Legislature Vice Chair Tim Lattimore is considering his next run. It would be for the 50th Senate District, according to reporting by The Citizen. That reporting indicates that Lattimore is contemplating seeking the Republican nomination in the district, which will likely be resigned by Bob Antonacci at... more

Yankees reportedly filing grievance against Jacoby Ellsbury, looking to save money on his deal

Yankees reportedly filing grievance against Jacoby Ellsbury, looking to save money on his deal
After being released by the Yankees on Wednesday, Jacoby Ellsbury was expected to receive the remaining $26 million left on his deal, but that might not be the case. According to The New York Post, the Yankees will try to get back some of the money that they owe Ellsbury by filing a grievance against him because he used an outside facility... more

MRB group recognized as one of “Top 100” in Rochester, Finger Lakes region

MRB group recognized as one of “Top 100” in Rochester, Finger Lakes region
MRB Group shows pattern of growth, success in Finger Lakes – Staff Report The Rochester Chamber of Commerce recently named the “Top 100 Businesses” in its Finger Lakes Region service area. MRB Group was among those selected for recognition based on a pattern of significant growth over the past three years. President Ryan Colvin, PE, shared the news with staff... more
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