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WEBCAST REPLAY: Border rivals Geneva & Waterloo square-off with top seed on the line (FL1 Sports)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Border rivals Geneva & Waterloo square-off with top seed on the line (FL1 Sports)
The top two seeded boys varsity basketball teams in Section V’s Class B1 division square off for the #1 seed in a Finger Lakes East battle between the Geneva Panthers and the Waterloo Indians in Waterloo on Tuesday night. Jim Sinicropi and Kevin Sharp have the call for FL1 Sports beginning at 7:25 pm.  .   more

Lyons man charged with assault, burglary after breaking victim’s arm during confrontation

Lyons man charged with assault, burglary after breaking victim’s arm during confrontation
A 33-year-old Lyons man is in custody on assault and burglary charges following a violent incident in the town of Lyons on February 12th. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Richard Taft, 33, of Lyons following an investigation into a disturbance that left another person with a fractured arm. Deputies say Taft caused the broken arm to... more

Jeff Shipley announces his candidacy for New York State Assembly in 131st District

Jeff Shipley announces his candidacy for New York State Assembly in 131st District
Jeff Shipley, President and CEO of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for New York State Assembly in the 131st District. The seat recently opened up when longtime Assemblyman and former Minority Leader Brian Kolb announced last week that he wouldn’t seek re-election in 2020. Over the weekend, Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff... more

FRESH TAKES: Daytona’s wild Monday finish & NBA All-Star Weekend reaction (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Daytona’s wild Monday finish & NBA All-Star Weekend reaction (podcast)
This week on Fresh Takes w/ Russo & Felice, a recap of the Daytona 500 which moved to a Monday finish and reaction to this past weekend’s NBA All-Star game and festivities. Also, the latest on the Astros sign-stealing saga, college hoops and the end of the local high school basketball regular season. .   more

Vehicle thefts in S. Carolina, Geneva, and Ithaca all connected to man arrested in Ontario County

Sheriff: Vehicles stolen in South Carolina, Geneva, and Ithaca all connected to Miami resident arrested in Victor
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Florida resident after a stolen car from South Carolina was found in Victor. But that wasn’t the only stolen vehicle connected to the Miami man. Javoy Jamall Gaines, 32, of Miami was found sleeping in a Honda Accord behind the Home Depot in Victor. The vehicle had been reported stolen from... more

DEC finalizes definitions for plastic bag ban ahead of March 1st start

DEC finalizes definitions for plastic bag ban ahead of March 1st start
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has wrapped up fine-tuning the single-use plastic bag ban, which will take hold on March 1st. While state lawmakers passed the law last year, it had to go through some fine-tuning, as the DEC works through definitions of single-use and reusable. The department says it took 2,500 public comments into consideration when... more

Lawmaker, NYSCOPBA push for end of double-bunking in state prisons

Lawmaker, NYSCOPBA push for end of double-bunking in state prisons
How about an end to double-bunking in prisons across New York State? One lawmaker is making that exact push. The proposal would end the practice of double bunking in medium security prisons across the state. That move has been pushed for years by the union that represents corrections officers. The bill is backed by Assemblyman Billy Jones and the New... more

Waterloo duo charged after string of burglaries at Walmart stores in Geneva, Canandaigua

Waterloo duo charged after string of burglaries at Walmart stores in Geneva, Canandaigua
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of two Waterloo residents following a string of Walmart burglaries that occurred in Geneva and Canandaigua during the month of January. More than $1,500 in merchandise and gift cards were stolen. Jason B. Osgood, 48, of Waterloo is accused of entering the Geneva Walmart on two separate occasions in January stealing $666 and $582... more

Wolcott sex offender failed to update address

Wolcott sex offender failed to update address
Deputies report the arrest of a 55-year-old Wolcott man man following his failure to update his address. Glenn Mattison, 55, of Wolcott was arrested on a sex offender registry violation. He’s accused of not changing his address with the registry after moving. He was arrested and brought to the Wayne County Jail. The charges will be answered at a later... more

Reps Katko, Brindisi, and Morelle send letter to IJC to maximize Lake Ontario outflows

Reps Katko, Brindisi, and Morelle send letter to IJC to maximize Lake Ontario outflows
The Congressmen serving along the shores of Lake Ontario are calling for maximized outflows from the lake to ensure minimal flood damage, as experts warn of a difficult spring. Reps. John Katko, R-24 of Camillus, Anthony Brindisi, D-22 of Utica, and Joe Morelle, D-25 of Irondequoit have all sent a letter to Jane Corwin and Pierre Beland, they chair the... more

Katko calls Trump tweets ‘inappropriate’ after weighing in on federal cases online

Katko calls Trump tweets ‘inappropriate’ after weighing in on federal cases online
Congressman John Katko, a Republican, is breaking stride with his party in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. He called it ‘inappropriate’ for President Donald Trump to comment on pending federal cases. “As a former federal prosecutor for over 20 years, I am committed to preserving the independence of our judicial system and believe prosecutors must remain insulated from external pressures,”... more

Senators write letter to EPA calling for chemicals in Seneca Lake to be addressed

Senators write letter to EPA calling for chemicals in Seneca Lake to be addressed
The Finger Lakes is getting some environmental advocacy attention from Senators Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and about 28 others in U.S. Senate. Last year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlined a plan to address contamination – in form of PFAS – at the former Seneca Army Depot. The chemical found in sampling at the depot, which runs off to Seneca... more

Police: Canandaigua man possessed stolen credit cards, intended to use them at Geneva businesses

Police: Canandaigua man possessed stolen credit cards, intended to use them at Geneva businesses
The Geneva Police Department reports the arrest of a Canandaigua resident following an investigation into a stolen credit card. David Fischette, 29, of Canandaigua was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a Class E felony, following an investigation into a stolen credit card. Police say he knowingly possessed the stolen card and intended to use the credit card to... more

Assemblyman Brian Kolb talks retirement, service to 131st District

Assemblyman Brian Kolb talks retirement,
Assemblyman Brian Kolb is speaking out after his decision last week to not seek re-election was announced. He talked with RochesterFirst.com about his time in office, the DWI that unravelled his leadership, and now the most-recent decision to join other Republicans in state legislature to retire. Kolb served as Assembly Minority Leader for 11 years, and represented the 131st for... more

McMurray stripped of job, paycheck at Delaware North until after special election

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Nate McMurray, a Democrat and candidate in the 27th Congressional District special election slated for April 28th has been stripped of his job and paycheck. At least until after the April 28th election. The owner and chairman of Delaware North is Jeremy Jacobs — uncle of McMurray’s Republican rival for the 27th Congressional District, Chris Jacobs, the Canandaigua Messenger reports.... more
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