Kenan Baldridge challenges Pam Helming to debates in 54th Senate District race

Following Pam Helming’s apparent victory in the 54th Senate District’s Republican primary, Democratic candidate Kenan Baldridge is looking ahead to the general election contest against the Canandaigua supervisor. Baldridge, D-Rose, challenged Helming, R-Canandaigua, to four issue-specific debates in the 54th Senate District race. The debates would focus on economic development, education and ethics reform, with the fourth debate being a town... more

Soaking weekend rain leads to another dry week

It was a stormy weekend across the Finger Lakes. Thankfully for those with outdoor plans, the majority of this rain fell late in the day or during the overnight hours. For a region that continues to be parched by drought, this soaking rain was a welcome relief. Many areas saw over an inch on Saturday night alone, with some additional... more

New York politicians took millions from industrial insiders

Proposed state policies intended to control the opioid abuse epidemic over the past decade have faced a $3.7 million roadblock — the amount of money spent by drug companies and related advocacy groups to influence New York lawmakers. A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity found members of the Pain Care Forum, composed of... more

Canvassing in contested 54th Senate race begins Tuesday

The outcome of the Republican primary for the 54th state Senate District race is no clearer today than it was Sept. 13, despite more than an hour of court proceedings Friday afternoon before Judge Frederick Reed. Just 190 votes separated Canandaigua Supervisor Pam Helming, who is leading the way, and Hopewell businessman Floyd Rayburn, who is right behind, after the... more

Auburn’s great divide: How urban renewal, the Arterial have affected the city

Forty years ago, Auburn was in the midst of one of the most transformative periods in its history: urban renewal. The transformation mostly consisted of three distinct but inseparable components: the demolition and replacement of several downtown buildings through the City Center Urban Renewal Project, the construction of the Arterial highway and the creation of Loop Road. Read more from... more

Auburn police arrest two men in connection with Kwik Fill robbery early Friday

Two men have been arrested for their alleged roles in the robbery of an Auburn gas station early Friday. The Auburn Police Department said officers were dispatched to Kwik Fill at 302 Genesee St. after receiving a report of a robbery at the gas station at 3:13 a.m. Witnesses told authorities that a white man entered the convenience store, appeared... more

Senate approves $20M for lead testing in schools

The Senate approved a water resources bill Thursday that authorizes $20 million nationally to help school districts cover the cost of testing their drinking water for lead contamination. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law earlier this month that requires all public school districts in the state to test their drinking water by Oct. 31. Elementary schools face an... more

Auburn football uses special teams, field position to hold off Nottingham

Even after posting crooked numbers through their first two games, the Maroons’ biggest focus was keeping the Bulldogs’ offense off the field. The Auburn football team accomplished its goal, keeping Nottingham on the sidelines enough to secure a 40-28 win Friday at Holland Stadium. Read More more

Helming or Rayburn? Could it take two more weeks?

According to election officials, it will take roughly two weeks to make a determination on who the winner was in the 54th District. Even after the votes are counted, though, there will be a lot of healing left to do for Republican voters in the district — who feel as though they won’t be adequately represented in November. more

Auburn man sentenced to 20 years in prison for seven burglaries, kidnapping woman in Cayuga County

An Auburn man will spend the next 20 years in state prison for burglarizing seven homes and attacking and kidnapping a woman in Cayuga County in December. Maurice James, 26, of 10 Garrow St., pleaded guilty to nine violent felonies in June, admitting he stole property from several homes in Aurelius and Auburn last winter. Read more on this story... more
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