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How did that $500M for Upstate Revitalization get spent?

How did that $500M for Upstate Revitalization get spent?
Four years ago Monday, the Central New York Region hit the jackpot. It was award $500 million dollars of taxpayer money by New York State to be used to revitalize and energize the economy. In 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo created the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) competition to strategically focus on the economic development of Upstate NY, as part... more

Coolest real estate listing in Auburn won’t sell to highest bidder

Coolest real estate listing in Auburn won’t sell to highest bidder
Real estate agent Michael DeRosa can’t keep up with all the calls, emails and texts he’s getting about 113 North Street. “This went viral, and I wasn’t expecting the interest to come from all over the world,” he said. People who live on just about every continent have reached out in some way – interested in buying the 10 bedroom... more

FRESH TAKES W/ RUSSO & FELICE: College Football Playoffs & Baseball HOF Veteran’s Committee (podcast)

FRESH TAKES W/ RUSSO & FELICE: College Football Playoffs & Baseball HOF Veteran’s Committee (podcast)
Join Paul Russo and Nick Felice for this week’s edition of the Fresh Takes Podcast where they will discuss the college football play-off match-ups, NFL football playoff positioning with just 3 weeks remaining in the regular season and the Baseball Hall of Fame Veteran’s Committee decisions.  . more

Lake House on Canandaigua announces new general manager, director of guest experiences

Canandaigua hotel getting set to open by Summer 2020
The Lake House on Canandaigua has announced two new hires to lead the hotel when it opens in 2020. The hotel is currently in development by the Sands Family, designed by The Brooklyn Home Company and New York-based firm Studio Tack. Simon Dewar and Jennifer Hess will serve as General Manager and Director of Guest Experiences respectively, according to an... more

Auburn schools administrator on leave to resign

Auburn schools administrator on leave to resign
An Auburn Enlarged City School District administrator who has been on leave for months is resigning. Krista Martin, the district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, went on leave over the summer. When asked at the time why, Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said the district does not publicly discuss personnel matters. Read more from The Citizen more

Sheriff: Clifton Springs man accused of promoting sexual performance by child released due to new NYS guidelines

Sheriff: Clifton Springs man accused of promoting sexual performance by child released due to new NYS guidelines
Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a 24-year-old Clifton Springs man at the center of a FBI investigation has been released after being charged with promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child. Christopher Cole, 24, of Clifton Springs was arrested at the conclusion of an investigation by the FBI Child Exploitation Human Trafficking Task Force, which consists of a member of... more

Have you seen this person? Canandaigua PD ask for public’s help identifying person of interest

Have you seen this person? Canandaigua PD ask for public’s help identifying person of interest
Investigators with the Canandaigua Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a person involved in a criminal mischief investigation. The incident occurred on November 27th, according to police, who released security footage of the person on Tuesday. Anyone with information should call 585-396-5035 or email jmc807@canandaiguanewyork.gov. Information can be provided anonymously. To have the latest delivered to your... more

Lawsuit claims former Auburn doctor caused patient death at hospital

Lawsuit claims former Auburn doctor caused patient death at hospital
A medical malpractice lawsuit says a former Auburn doctor caused a patient’s death, according to Syracuse.com. The lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Cayuga County says Robert E. Pratt, who was 66-years-old at the time, died on November 1st, 2018 due to the actions of Dr. Jeremy Barnett. The suit alleges that Dr. Barnett failed to properly treat him... more

Canandaigua man accused of stealing over $1,000 in power tools from local business

Canandaigua man accused of stealing over $1,000 in power tools from local business
Deputies arrested a 33-year-old Canandaigua resident following an investigation into the theft of tools from an Ontario County business. Deputies say Rolfe Newton III, 33, of Canandaigua was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. He’s accused of stealing over $1,000 worth of power tools from Runnings on October 23rd, 2019. Newton was arraigned and released to appear in Hopewell Town Court... more

Didi Gregorius agrees to deal with Phillies during MLB Winter Meetings

Didi Gregorius agrees to deal with Phillies during MLB Winter Meetings
The Yankees’ shortstop situation just became very clear, as Didi Gregorius has agreed to a one-year deal with the Phillies, according to multiple reports. Brian Cashman said he was talking to all the Yankees on the free agent market, and Gregorius was among them. But with Gleyber Torres under team control and his natural position being shortstop, the Yankees may not have been too aggressive... more

Waterloo CSD will decide on $2.9M proposal this week

Waterloo CSD will decide on $2.9M proposal this week
Voters in the Waterloo school district will decide the fate of a proposal to spend an additional $2.9 million to complete a 2014 renovation project. Voting is noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the 109 Washington St. district office on the campus of Skoi-Yase Primary School. The project, which had a price tag of $21 million, needs the additional $2.9... more

Ontario County becomes latest to hear concerns about Styrofoam, as group asks for sale, use ban

Ontario County asked to ban polystyrene products
Two counties have at least been entertained by folks who believe Styrofoam should be banned. Cayuga County has had an ongoing debate among its legislature, and now, the Ontario County Planning and Environmental Quality Committee was petitioned by a group of citizens proposing a similar measure. The Citizens Campaign for the Environment, which is based in Canandaigua is proposing a... more

Dundee man admits to sex crime the day his trial was set to begin

Dundee man admits to sex crime the day his trial was set to begin
On the day his trial was to begin, a Dundee man admitted he engaged in sexual contact with a physically helpless teen girl. According to Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella, Ramon Johnson pleaded guilty Monday in county court to first-degree criminal sexual act, a class B felony. Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced to nine years in prison followed... more

Hofrichter, Cisco earn AP All-ACC Honors

Hofrichter, Cisco earn AP All-ACC Honors
Redshirt senior punter Sterling Hofrichter and sophomore safety Andre Cisco were named All-ACC by the Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Hofrichter was picked to the first team, while Cisco received second-team honors. A finalist for the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter, and an All-ACC First Team selection by the conference, Hofrichter leads the league with 29 punts downed... more
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