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FRESH TAKES: Super Sunday match-up, NBA/NHL midway report & Geneva-Wayne preview (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Super Sunday match-up, NBA/NHL midway report & Geneva-Wayne preview (podcast)
This week Paul Russo and Nick Felice react to the Super Bowl match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers and rundown the NBA and NHL at their season’s mid-point. Also, discussion of today’s Baseball Hall of Fame selections and local W-FL high school basketball talk including a preview of Friday’s big Geneva-Wayne game. . more

Governor Cuomo outlines full-plan for spending in 2020 (video)

Governor Cuomo outlines full-plan for spending in 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo says his proposals outline a bold vision for New York as it battles with some of the toughest economic pressures the state has faced in years. The 2020 budget plan features a $33 billion five-year plan to combat climate change, including a new plan to streamline government bureaucracy to deliver renewable energy projects faster; a $25 billion expansion of... more

Sheriff: Newark woman possessed 60 bags of heroin, sold nearly 50 more

Sheriff: Newark woman had more than 100 bags of heroin
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of two Wayne County residents following an investigation by the Special Investigations Unit. He says a vehicle being operated by Rebecca Lichorowic, 36, of Newark was stopped by deputies on Outlet Road in the town of Manchester for traffic violations. During the course of a traffic stop, Lichorowic was found to be in possession... more

Lawmakers, NYSUT respond critically to Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal

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When the dust settled on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 spending plan, which lawmakers will now debate furiously before the budget is passed in April – some local lawmakers voiced concerns with the proposals inside it. Senator Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats) warned that Cuomo’s proposed state budget charts a course for the future of New York that could leave state and... more

Phelps man taken into custody on burglary, criminal tampering charges in Wayne County

Phelps man taken into custody on burglary, criminal tampering charges in Wayne County
Deputies report the arrest of a Phelps resident following an investigation in Newark, which resulted in a warrant being issued. Timothy Wright, 31, of Phelps was charged with burglary or break and enter in NSW, falsifying business records, petit larceny, and criminal tampering following an investigation. Details of the investigation were not released, but deputies indicated in a press release... more

High speed chase spanning two counties leads to rollover crash in Ovid

High speed chase spanning two counties leads to rollover crash in Ovid
Sheriff Tim Luce says his deputies helped the Geneva Police Department with a pursuit that occurred on January 16th around 2:45 a.m. Deputies were called to County Road 131 in the town of Ovid for a one-car crash. They say that police in Geneva attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed on Route... more

Cuomo’s plan for Medicaid includes incentives for savings to local government, more cost if expenditures rise

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Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his vision for changes to the Medicaid program in New York, which has created a shortfall of more than $2 billion for the upcoming budget process. While local officials around the region were worried that Cuomo might push to undo an agreement made in years past, which ensured that the state would pay for any excess... more

Yankees legend Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame in near-unanimous fashion

Yankees legend Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame in near-unanimous fashion
An outcome that has been known since Derek Jeter‘s name first hit the ballot became official on Tuesday when the Yankees legend was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in near-unanimous fashion. Jeter received 99.7 percent of the vote, meaning only one BBWAA writer didn’t check off his box. That’s closer than Ken Griffey Jr. who, despite being a sure first-ballot... more

Enrollment at community colleges in Finger Lakes has declined 19-60%

Enrollment at community colleges in Finger Lakes has declined 19-60%
Enrollment at community colleges is declining. Across the U.S., and also across New York State. Between 2010 and 2019, a report by the Times Union in Albany shows that enrollment has declined by 23 percent at SUNY community colleges. It’s creating a crisis; not only in the operational sense, but in terms of cash – as less enrollment means less... more

Newark will receive $30K through grant to help with new DEC standards

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The Village of Newark is getting more funds to help with local infrastructure expenditures. The Village announced on Tuesday that they received a $30,000 grant from the Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant Program through the New York Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has new requirements involving disinfection of sewage treatment plant... more

Family Counseling Services says bail reform having negative impact on client safety in Finger Lakes

Family Counseling Services says bail reform having negative impact on client safety in Finger Lakes
Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes says the new bail reform measures implemented on January 1st are having an impact. Not a good one, either. Cassandra Heyl spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio about the changes, and how they are impacting those served by the agency. “When an individual violates an order of protection, they will either be charged... more

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County
Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers – By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th customers will be able to visit keukatogo.com, which will display local restaurants available for delivery – many of which will be participating in a program... more

Waterloo woman leaves scene of DWI crash with Fayette man, who was also charged with DWI

Waterloo woman leaves scene of DWI crash with Fayette man, who was also charged with DWI
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 19th at approximately 2:31 a.m. deputies responded to the area of County Road 121 in the town of Fayette for the report of a car in a ditch. While deputies were on their way to the scene, witnesses observed Victoria Scharett, 30, of Waterloo leave the scene in another vehicle. Responding... more

Waterloo driver ticketed after two-car crash in Bloomfield

Waterloo driver ticketed after two-car crash in Bloomfield
On Monday the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded with East Bloomfield Fire and Ambulance to the area of Main Street and Oakmount Avenue for a reported two-car crash. Harley Hartman, 23, of Waterloo was said to be traveling west on Main Street when she attempted to make a left turn onto Oakmount Avenue. Deputies say that by doing so, she... more

Deputies: Romulus home wasn’t insured, around $30K in damage after overnight blaze

Structure fire in Romulus causes $30K in damage, residents escape injury
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded to a structure fire in Romulus during the early-morning hours on Tuesday. Around 3 a.m. deputies responded to 5658 Cherry Hill Road for a house fire. They say Jared Minges, 20, and his sister Hannah Minges, 17, were asleep upstairs when their wood stove caught fire. Both were able to safely... more

Convicted killer Emerson Tohafjian will go back on trial in February

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Emerson ‘John’ Tohafjian will go on trail in a matter of weeks as a felony rape case moves forward. The convicted murderer faces felony rape charges, as well as a count of unlawful imprisonment. He was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty in December 2018 of fatally shooting Lori McConnell, a Waterloo resident. The case shook the... more

Deputies: Waterloo man stole Go Kart, later sold it as his own in Seneca County

Deputies: Waterloo man stole Go Kart, later sold it as his own in Seneca County
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Waterloo man following a theft investigation that started on January 15th in Romulus. Deputies say that Timothy Tandle, 37, of Waterloo stole a Go Kart from a residence in the town of Romulus, then attempted to sell the stolen property to another person in Lodi. Deputies recovered the Go Kart... more
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