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Seneca Falls ranks #3 on list of best places for solo women travelers

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According to a list of top-destinations for solo female travelers by AARP and Expedia – Seneca Falls is the third best destination in the U.S. The author notes that locations on the list celebrate and recognize women for their contributions to society. “Seneca Falls is one of the best places for single women to travel, because the city has long... more

Two arrested on felony drug charges in Seneca County

Two arrested on felony drug charges in Seneca County
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two people on felony charges following a drug investigation led by the Narcotics Unit. Investigators say Shannon Markel, 30, and Florencio Alicea, 34, were both charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies. Markel was charged with an additional count of criminal... more

Sheriff: Lyons man leads deputies on pursuit in Cayuga County before rollover crash

Sheriff: Lyons man leads deputies on pursuit in Cayuga County before rollover crash
Sheriff Schenck says a 28-year-old Lyons man was taken into custody after a pursuit and crash in Cayuga County last night. The whole ordeal happened around 10 p.m. Both the driver and a passenger were transported to a Syracuse hospital with minor injuries. more

Lawyer says friend of Cornell student found in local gorge told to ‘keep quiet’ by frat officer

Lawyer says friend of Cornell student found in local gorge told to ‘keep quiet’ by frat officer
A friend of the deceased Cornell University freshman Antonio Tsialas has come forward with new information to aid in the Tsialas family’s investigation into their son’s death in October, according to an attorney for the family. Tsialas was last seen at an unsanctioned Phi Kappa Psi fraternity party on Oct. 24. He was reported missing the following afternoon by his parents, who... more

Cookie baking tradition going strong at Midlakes Elementary School

Cookie baking tradition going strong at Midlakes Elementary School
A tradition going 25 years strong kept going Wednesday at Midlakes Elementary School. Staff working in the cafeteria donated their time and ingredients in the morning to make 125 trays of cookies that will go out to the community. From sugar cookies to chocolate chip, there were 10-12 people who came in on their day off to make the baked... more

Where will NYS find revenue to cover programs? Could be higher taxes?

Where will Albany find revenue? Higher taxes?
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie signaled Tuesday his Democratic conference next year will seek ways of raising more revenue for the state to close a $6.1 billion budget gap. Heastie was careful not to say this would come in the form of a tax increase, which the conference has sought in the past in the form of taxing upper income earners in New... more

Police: Missing man could be in Auburn, Geneva, or Oswego

Police: Missing man could be in Auburn, Geneva, or Oswego
Police say they are asking for the public’s help locating a local man last seen on November 26th. Scott Milliman, 48, went missing last Wednesday, according to the Auburn Police Department. He was reported missing by a family member. That family member, who reported Milliman missing to authorities said he seemed distressed at that time. Police say Milliman could be... more

Constellation Brands cuts losses and sells brewery it bought for $1B

Constellation Brands cuts losses and sells San Diego brewery
In a striking reversal of course, Victor-based Constellation Brands announced Tuesday afternoon it has sold San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing just four years after paying $1 billion for the brewery. Constellation, the country’s third largest beer company, announced it had reached an agreement with Illinois-based Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. to purchase Ballast Point. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. But... more

Corky Jarrett wins annual George Bailey Award

Corky Jarrett wins annual George Bailey Award
Despite her reluctance to be in the spotlight, Corky Jarrett will have her moment to shine. Jarrett will be the 16th annual recipient of the George Bailey Award as part of this year’s It’s A Wonderful Life Festival. Karolyn Grimes, the actress who played Zuzu Bailey in the 1946 Frank Capra classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” will present the award... more

Motion to demote Peenstra, Snyder never gets introduced at Seneca Falls Town Board meeting

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A motion to demote the town police chief and lieutenant didn’t happen at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. Supervisor Greg Lazzaro said Nov. 21 that he would introduce a measure to reduce the rank of Police Chief Stu Peenstra and Lt. Tim Snyder to sergeants. However, with many in the crowd expecting a fight over the issue, Lazzaro never made the... more

Report: New York State ranks 27th in credit card debt burden

Report: New York State ranks 27th in credit card debt burden
A new report ranks New Yorkers as having the 27th highest amount of credit card debt burden in the country. The report from creditcards.com compares credit card debts to household income. Researchers found people in New Mexico have the highest average debt burden, at a rate of more than $8,000 per household. The report also offered advice to get ahead of credit... more

Police: Drunk driver crashed into utility pole in Seneca Falls

Police: Drunk driver crashed into utility pole in Seneca Falls
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a 24-year-old on multiple charges after they responded to a one-vehicle crash. Police say Cody Sabol, 24, of Seneca Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Investigation determined that Sabol crashed into a utility pole near Ovid Street. They... more

Another great success at this year’s holiday parade in Auburn

Another great success at this year’s holiday parade in Auburn
Staff & Board of the Downtown Auburn BID extend their gratitude to everyone that participated in the Holiday Parade, and those that came out to enjoy it! Special thanks go to Terry Colella and Healing H’Arts Equestrian Center, for hosting Mr. & Mrs. Claus, played by the talented Merlyn Fuller & John Woodman. We also thank the fun-loving Grinch, played... more

‘Flutie Flakes’ back after 20 years; to debut at Buffalo Bills’ game vs. Ravens

‘Flutie Flakes’ back after 20 years; to debut at Buffalo Bills’ game vs. Ravens
Get ready, Buffalo Bills fans. “Flutie Flakes” are coming back. The cereal, introduced in 1998 when Doug Flutie was in the midst of a Pro Bowl season at quarterback for Buffalo, will be reintroduced Sunday when the Bills host the Baltimore Ravens at New Era Field, according to ESPN. Flutie will be honored by the Bills Sunday as a “Legend of... more

Healthcare programs hoping Congress re-authorizes funding to help with Medicaid, uninsured patients

Healthcare programs hoping Congress re-authorizes funding to help with Medicaid, uninsured patients
Congress has just three weeks to approve funding for health care programs in our area. Jordan Health, Unity Hospital, Regional Primary Care Network, Oak Orchard Community Health Center in Brockport and Finger Lakes Community Health have all provided health care to all patients, regardless of those patients’ ability to pay or access to health insurance. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is asking... more
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