Year: 2019

Violence at Auburn skating rink prompts change in hours, policy

Large fight at Auburn skating rink prompts change in hours, policy

Tension at a local ice rink? A rise in tension within the community directed at The Casey Park ice rink has resulted in policy shift at the community center, according to The Citizen’s recent reporting. Over the weekend, police responded to the ... MORE
Driver charged with aggravated DWI after one-vehicle crash in Ontario County

Driver charged with aggravated DWI after one-vehicle crash in Ontario County

Deputies report the arrest of a Victor driver following a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 9 and Valentown Road. William Schoff, 61, of Victor was arrested around 11:04 p.m. after deputies responded to the scene of the crash – ... MORE
Romulus driver charged with aggravated DWI after leaving scene of property damage accident

Fayette crash leads to aggravated DWI, leaving scene charges

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday around 9:15 p.m. deputies were called to State Route 89 in Fayette for the report of a one-car property damage accident. They say a vehicle, operated by Tally McDonald, 24, of Romulus had ... MORE
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Deputies: Traffic stop in Varick leads to DWI, AUO charges

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday around 2:12 a.m. deputies arrested a 31-year-old Lima resident following a traffic stop. Michael Rivers, 31, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, as well as driving while intoxicated after deputies witnessed his vehicle ... MORE
Public hearing scheduled in Seneca Falls to drop full-time lawyer position

Public hearing scheduled in Seneca Falls to drop full-time lawyer position

Seneca Falls is saying goodbye to full-time legal representation. The Town Board accepted the resignation of David Foster, the Geneva resident who succeeded Patrick Morrell, at last week’s final meeting of 2019. Now, a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January ... MORE
Paul Volcker, who shaped U.S. monetary policy for decades had roots in Lyons

Paul Volcker, who shaped U.S. monetary policy for decades had roots in Lyons

Paul Volcker is known as being one of the last ‘truly independent’ Federal Reserve chairs. Volcker died in December at 92 in New York City. He was credited with taming inflation in the 1970s, who did it by pushing Federal Reserve interest ... MORE
History, Life, Lyons, Wayne County
Ferrara says public will have ample opportunity to speak under his leadership

Ferrara says public will have ample opportunity to speak under his leadership

When Mike Ferrara takes over as Town Supervisor in Seneca Falls this week – he hopes to be a catalyst for change. Ferrara, who defeated Doug Avery by 82 votes, plans to change the tone of meetings. He hopes that carries over ... MORE
Change of leadership coming now to Canandaigua City Hall

Change of leadership coming now to Canandaigua City Hall

This week longtime Canandaigua Mayor Ellen Polimeni ends a 28 year run that can only be described as historic. “It amazes me how much we addressed and how much we were able to accomplish,” Polimeni told the Messenger Post. The memories – ... MORE
Local student dies unexpectedly due to undiagnosed cardiac condition

Local student dies unexpectedly due to undiagnosed cardiac condition

Cornell University sophomore and Ithaca High School grad Paul Benton Fisher-York passed away unexpectedly on Christmas while visiting family, according to the Ithaca Voice. Family says Benton had a ‘previously undiagnosed cardiac condition’. Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life ... MORE
Population continues to decline across New York

Population continues to decline across New York

New York is continuing its downward trend in the population column, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest annual update of population estimates. Since 2010, New York’s population grew by 75,459, or 0.4%, almost 16 times less than the overall population growth ... MORE
New York State, News
SNOW SQUALL WARNING: Line of heavy, wind-driven snow marching east across WNY, FLX

Heavy snow squall sprints through the Finger Lakes (video)

A round of heavy snow in form of a squall moved through the Finger Lakes this afternoon. It brought a quick dusting- to an inch of accumulation, plus gusty winds and poor visibility. The National Weather Service temporarily issued Snow Squall Warnings ... MORE
Canandaigua man accused of damaging downtown planter pot

Canandaigua man accused of damaging downtown planter pot

Police arrested a 31-year-old Canandaigua man following the investigation of a planter in the downtown business district, which had been significantly damaged. Anthony Peters, 31, was charged with criminal mischief after allegedly damaging the ceramic planter. He was issued an appearance ticket ... MORE
Police: Man charged with resisting arrest after downtown Canandaigua incident

Police: Man charged with resisting arrest after downtown Canandaigua incident

The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 34-year-old following an investigation into a disturbance on South Main Street. Police were called to a business on South Main Street around 5:17 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Houston Fountiane, 34, who had no ... MORE
Police: Canandaigua man accused of striking another person during incident

Police: Canandaigua man accused of striking another person during incident

Police say a 48-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested after striking another person – causing damage to a pair of eye glasses. Todd Derycke, 48, of Canandaigua was charged with harassment and criminal mischief after a disturbance at a residence on Thad Chapin ... MORE
BILLS GAME DAY: Buffalo looks to clinch playoff spot with win tonight in Pittsburgh (preview, media & info)

Bills clinch playoff spot with 17-10 win over Steelers (full coverage)

The Buffalo Bills did it right. No waiting another game or even two to punch their ticket to the postseason. No leaving anything to chance. The Bills had their shot Sunday night to win and become no worse than a fifth seed ... MORE
Buffalo Bills, Sports
Residents given 30 days to vacate park in Newark with raw sewage issues

Residents given 30 days to vacate park that has sewage issues in Newark

Sand Hill Mobile Home Park in Newark has been shut down and residents have 30 days to vacate the premises, according to residents and the Arcadia Code Enforcer ... MORE
Lyons, Newark, News, Wayne County
Amerks goaltending tandem has anchored team success

Amerks goaltending tandem has anchored team success

By splitting a weekend set with the defending the Calder Cup Champion Charlotte Checkers, the Amerks open the second week of December with points in 17 of their last 20 games overall, going 13-3-2-2 over that span, while also earning 34 out ... MORE
Marijuana legalization could help struggling farms in rural, Upstate NY

Marijuana legalization could help struggling farms in rural, Upstate NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to begin the new year pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana, which could be good news for farmers. The growing number of vaping-related lung illnesses, however, could complicate the debate. Sen. Jen Metzger, the chair of ... MORE
Farm, New York State, News