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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ice Harvesting in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ice Harvesting in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Before the days of electrical refrigeration much of the perishable foods that sustained the northeastern United States came from the vast ice harvesting industry on the Finger Lakes. Learn how ice was harvested and delivered to customers throughout the region and beyond in this edition of Our Finger Lakes History with Seneca County Historian Walter Gable.  . more

LATEST: Police say they don’t know where Geneva shooting occurred

Police investigate shooting in Geneva; victim transported to Strong with life-threatening injuries
Not a lot of new information. That was the takeaway from an inquiry made by the Finger Lakes Times for more information about a shooting investigation launched Sunday morning. That investigation began when police were called to Geneva General Hospital for a gunshot victim, who walked into the hospital’s emergency room. Chief Mike Passalacqua said that an update to the... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: Izzy Wilbur, Taylor Sharp, Caiden Crego & Zoe Zutes in-studio (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Izzy Wilbur, Taylor Sharp, Caiden Crego & Zoe Zutes in-studio (podcast)
This week we turn the spotlight on the highly competitive Wayne County girls league and welcome Isabella Wilbur of Red Creek, Zoe Zutes of East Rochester, Caiden Crego of Lyons and Taylor Sharp of Clyde-Savannah in-studio. Also, a rundown of all the Wayne Finger Lakes leagues following exam week and our updated Power Rankings.  . more

Drunk driver nearly collided with deputy’s vehicle in Wayne County

Drunk driver nearly collided with deputy’s vehicle in Wayne County
An Ontario driver was arrested after nearly causing a collision with a deputy’s vehicle in Wayne County on Saturday around 6 p.m. Deputies arrested Danielle McBridge, 30, of Ontario for driving while intoxicated. A deputy reported that they were traveling north on Walworth Ontario Road approaching the intersection with Ridge Road; and McBridge was traveling south on Furnace Road –... more

Watkins Glen Chamber leader resigns unexpectedly

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Changes have come to the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce. The Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Executive Director Rebekah Carroll. She was hired in October 2008 to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer. She was named CEO in May 2010. Her title was changed to executive director in 2019. During Rebekah Carroll’s tenure as President... more

Deputies: Ontario man accused of choking, hitting girlfriend during domestic incident

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 36-year-old Ontario man following an investigation into a domestic incident. Deputies responded to an address in the town of Ontario for reported domestic violence. Jeremy Hudson, 36, of Ontario was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, and harassment. He’s accused of hitting his girlfriend in the face and choking her.... more

Plastic bags will disappear from Wegmans stores this week; gone across NYS on March 1st

Plastic bags will disappear from store shelves this week in some stores
Single-use plastic bags will be gone when shoppers head to Wegmans locations this week. It's a change that will spread to all stores in a month - when legislation passed in 2019 is enacted. It means that reusable bags will be the prime shopping tool. It's something that Aldi shoppers have been accustomed to for years. more

Auburn woman charged with felony DWI after rollover crash in Montezuma; three kids sent to hospital as precaution

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Troopers say a 39-year-old was charged with three counts of first-degree aggravated driving while intoxicated, felony charges, after a serious crash that first responders were called to on Saturday around 8:40 a.m. Troopers said three children were inside the vehicle and had to be transported to Auburn Community Hospital for evaluation. It was a precaution. Kelly Beattie, 39, was charged... more

‘NOT ON OUR WATCH’: Protesters call for policy change at Geneva rally (full-coverage)

‘NOT ON OUR WATCH’: Protesters call for policy change at Geneva rally (full-coverage)
The Geneva Women’s Assembly hosted a rally out in front of the Geneva Armory amid the ever-changing weather of rain and snowfall on Saturday. The rally was organized by the GWA and sponsored in tandem with the New York State Poor People’s Campaign and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.  more

Mitrano says major shift necessary in healthcare as listening tour stops in Geneva

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During the final leg of her five-city healthcare crisis listening tour Democratic congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano issued a campaign promise and publicly commented on Rep. Tom Reed’s (R-23) contemplation of a run for governor. Vying once again to represent the 23rd District, Mitrano challenged Reed in a rematch from 2018 for the coveted seat in Congress ahead of 2020. more

Driver airlifted from serious crash in Cayuga County

Driver airlifted from serious crash in Cayuga County
First responders in Cayuga County were called to a serious crash shortly before 10 p.m. Deputies said that the crash happened on Toll Gate Road in Locke. Only one vehicle was involved. It reportedly left the roadway, struck a truck, and overturned. The driver of the vehicle had to be airlifted to Upstate University Hospital with serious injuries. Mercy Flight... more

Managed care looming concern for those serving disabled population in Finger Lakes

Managed care looming concern for those serving disabled population in Finger Lakes
Allen Connely says it all began about 18 months ago. Several months before anyone in the public knew that a major change was brewing for two of the region's largest service providers for those with developmental disabilities. The Arc of Yates had lost their CEO; and it prompted a conversation with representatives from the Arc of Seneca Cayuga. He says... more

Farmington, Ontario County brace for impact of cuts to VLT funding

Loss of VLT funds would deal heavy blow to both Farmington, Ontario County
Officials in Ontario County are concerned about the loss of Video Lottery Terminal funds. The town of Farmington and Ontario County will both lose out on the funding, as part of the 2021 fiscal budget. Currently, Ontario County and the Town of Farmington receive a portion of the proceeds of wagers placed on video lottery terminals (VLT) at Finger Lakes... more

Troopers: One hospitalized after rollover crash in Skaneateles

Troopers: One hospitalized after rollover crash in Skaneateles
First responders say one person was taken to the hospital after a one-car rollover crash in Skaneateles on Saturday. Troopers say the crash happened on Vinegar Hill Road around 11:45 a.m. The driver was not identified, but said to be a 21-year-old woman from Jordan, lost control of her car before the crash. Her vehicle left the roadway and rolled... more

Jacobs endorsed by Republican chairs in 27th District for special election

Jacobs endorsed by Republican chairs in 27th District for special election
Republicans officially have a candidate in the race for the 27th Congressional District in Western New York. That district includes part of Ontario County; and will see a special election this spring. The Republican chairs of the 27th District endorsed State Sen. Chris Jacobs for the seat. It was held by Chris Collins until his resignation in 2019 ahead of... more

Police: Penn Yan woman sent threatening text messages to sister

Police: Penn Yan woman sent threatening text messages to sister
Police say a 43-year-old Penn Yan woman was arrested on Saturday after she sent text messages that made her sister fear for her physical safety. Rebecca Anderson, 43, of Penn Yan was charged with second-degree harassment after an investigation into text messages that were exchanged between she and her sister. Police say Anderson sent threatening text messages to her sister,... more
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