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INSIDE THE FLX: Port 100 secures new funding, has bold outlook for 2020 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: What’s next for Port 100 in Geneva (podcast)
Earlier this month it was announced that around $30,000 had been secured in funding through Ontario County Economic Development for Port 100, a co-working space in downtown Geneva, which had seen its public funding disappear unceremoniously after a decision by last year’s City Council. Maureen Ballatori, who runs the facility, as well as her own marketing agency out of the... more

Auburn Doubledays general manager resigns

Auburn Doubledays general manager resigns
For the second time in two months, the Auburn Doubledays’ general manager is stepping down. Bob Scarbrough, who was named general manager after Adam Winslow’s departure in November, resigned effective Jan. 24. Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert confirmed Scarbrough is leaving, but declined to comment further because he hadn’t informed the city council. Read more from AuburnPub.com more

Penn Yan driver airlifted after cement truck overturns, shutting down Rt. 54A for 12 hours

Penn Yan driver airlifted after cement truck overturns, shutting down Rt. 54A for 12 hours
A cement truck crashed in the Yates County town of Jerusalem on Wednesday, resulting in the closure of Route 54A for upwards of 12 hours. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that the truck, which was owned by Hansen Cement, had overturned and slid down an embankment at the intersection with Wager Hill Road. PHOTO BY MIKE DONOVAN The driver was... more

State officials: Waterloo man claimed $10K in workers’ comp benefits while working other jobs

Inspector General: Waterloo truck driver accused
A Waterloo truck driver is accused of stealing upwards of $10,000 in workers compensation benefits following an investigation involving the New York State Inspector General’s Office. Joshua Hernandes was charged with grand larceny; and last month had been charged with offering a false instrument for filing, grand larceny, and welfare fraud, as well, in a related investigation. He had been... more

Bomb threat prompts early dismissal at Victor schools

Pair of Victor schools evacuated, will dismiss early after bomb threat
A pair of schools in Victor are dismissing early after a bomb threat resulted in evacuation. A robocall to parents outlined a threat, which was written on a wall of a bathroom at the Victor Senior High School on Thursday. The threat was found and students at both high and middle schools were evacuated. Witnesses say police are present at... more

Weedsport girls basketball coach Chris Vargason records 200th career win

Weedsport girls basketball coach Chris Vargason records 200th career win
The Weedsport varsity girls basketball team improved their season record to 13-1 with a 72-42 victory at LaFayette on Thursday night behind 20 points from Emma Stark and 18 points from Suzie Nemec. The Warriors now stand at 8-0 in the OHSL league of Section III. In addition to the team win, longtime head coach Chris Vargason recorded a major... more

Seneca Falls woman facing felony charges after being found asleep behind the wheel at local school

Seneca Falls woman facing felony charges after being found asleep behind the wheel at local school
A local woman was arrested on felony charges after an incident at a Seneca Falls school on Wednesday. The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of 35-year-old Nicole Macomber, of Seneca Falls following an investigation at Frank Knight Elementary School. Police say they were called to the school for the report of a person asleep in a running vehicle.... more

Longtime Seneca Falls medical practice joins Finger Lakes Health

Lorenzetti and Randall-Mantella join Finger Lakes Health
Finger Lakes Health announced on Thursday that Joseph Lorenzetti, M.D. and Susan Randall-Mantella, MSN, FNP had joined the FLH team. Lorenzetti and Randall-Mantella will continue to see patients located at 28 Cayuga St in Seneca Falls, according to a press release from Finger Lakes Health. They have been delivery family care for the past 32 years. Lorenzetti said “When considering... more

Deputy seriously hurt in Schuyler crash; GoFundMe begins raising money for recovery

Schuyler deputy involved in serious wreck; GoFundMe started for family
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office community is reeling after one of their own was involved in a serious one-vehicle crash last week. They say that Lieutenant Craig Gallow was involved in a wreck last week when his car hit a patch of ice. His vehicle struck a tree. He was headed to work at the time of the wreck, according... more

Pretrial motions adjourned in former official’s case in Seneca County

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Pretrial motions have been adjourned. Defense Attorney James Doyle, who is representing former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard made the request for pretrial motions to be adjourned on Wednesday. A new date has not yet been set, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Sheppard was charged with one count of official misconduct. He’s accused of threatening disciplinary action against Emergency... more

Seneca Falls PD: Streets will be closed Saturday for Women March 2020

Police: Streets will be closed Saturday as Women March 2020 takes place in Seneca Falls
The Seneca Falls Police Department provided an update on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s march. The fourth annual march, rally, and corresponding events will begin around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police say the Women March Ceremony will begin and conclude on Lower Fall Street near VanCleef Lake. The march will start near the Trinity Church at 1:30 p.m. and proceed... more

Four hospitalized after three-car wreck, police chase in Macedon

Pursuit begins in Macedon, ends in three-car wreck in Perinton
Four people were taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash in the town of Perinton, which started as an attempted traffic stop in the town of Macedon. The crash happened around 3:45 p.m. on Route 31 near Blackwatch Trail. Police say that one of the vehicles involved in the crash was being pursued by Macedon Police in connection to... more

BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City

BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City
The owners of an Italian restaurant along Route 5&20 between Waterloo and Geneva closed unexpectedly. “Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closing the restaurant,” the owners said in a post to Facebook. “Thank you to everyone who gave us a shot!” Just two days earlier things appeared to be moving forward normally for the business – as they posted... more

Very real danger for those who work alongside the road during winter months

Very real danger for those who work alongside the road during winter months
The concern is real for first responders when they take to the roads. But, what about when they stop and are working alongside the road? Seven workers have been killed across the U.S. in the first two weeks of 2020. It’s a concerning statistic, according to Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson. His office tweeted out the statistics, which were picked... more

Supervisors join lawmakers calling for Sampson to be selected as state-run veterans cemetery

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Earlier this week the Seneca County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution at its January board meeting to see that the state’s first veterans cemetery be at Sampson. Senators Robb Ortt and Pam Helming are leading statewide efforts to get New York to take over operations at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus. At the moment, New York State has... more

Penn Yan man sentenced to 180 days in jail after guilty plea in rape case

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A Penn Yan man was sentenced 180 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in Yates County Court. District Attorney Todd Casella said Travis Vermilye, 25, was arrested after being accused of having sex with a girl less than 17 years old. The sentence carries 10 years of probation, in addition to the jail time. As part... more

Republicans call for ‘immediate’ repeal of bail reform laws in NYS (video)

Republicans call for ‘immediate’ repeal of bail reform laws in NYS (video)
Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference called for an immediate repeal of recently-enacted criminal justice reforms that put New Yorkers at risk. At a press conference held today in Albany, lawmakers were joined by families who they say have been directly impacted by the new bail reform laws, and law-enforcement officials who expressed... more
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