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Central New York killer to be portrayed in new Lifetime movie

Central New York killer to be portrayed in new Lifetime movie
A new Lifetime movie will air this weekend, and the subject of it will be one of Central New York’s most-prolific murder cases. “Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story” will premiere February 1st at 8 p.m. on Lifetime, starring Nia Vardalos as Stacey Castor. CNYCentral reports that Castor was convicted for the poisoning death of her husband and for trying... more

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

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz plans for Macedon arts campus stalled

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz plans for Macedon arts campus stalled
Last year, two celebrities made headlines when plans were announced for a performing arts center along State Route 31 in Macedon. The Wayne County campus has sat empty for a number of years. The celebrities at the helm of the project – Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. The concept was first introduced to the Macedon Town Board in August 2019,... more

Funding secured for human trafficking work in Yates County

Funding secured for human trafficking work in Yates County
The Yates County Youth Bureau and the Department of Social Services were approved for crucial funding through the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Safe Harbour Program. That funding will go a long way to fighting human trafficking in Yates County. The funding will continue for a five year period, and is designed to provide services, create resources,... more

New programs, presentations at Keuka highlight expanded offerings in Asia

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From China to Vietnam to Sri Lanka, Keuka College officials spent part of December meeting with international education partners, crafting their vision for a coming decade of cooperation, and establishing new academic programs for students on both sides of the globe. “It was an excellent opportunity to meet all of the partners and have them meet each other in the spirit... more

Clifton Springs YMCA will get an overhaul this spring as major expansion begins

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In the Rochester-area there is a lot of excitement around the growth and expansion of YMCA facilities. It’s a trend that’s being captured by the organization across the U.S. But here in the Finger Lakes there’s a lot of excitement around development at a Y location in Ontario County. The Clifton Springs YMCA is expected to go under construction this... more

Dogs proving to be a good addition at VA in Canandaigua

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Canines are keeping employees and visitors to the Canandaigua VA Medical Center safe. They’re serving a bigger purpose, too. The facility is using a Labrador Retriever to detect drugs. The dog has successfully done so at least a dozen times. It’s a success story that has blossomed. “We have some veterans who are recovering addicts … and we want to... more

Chamber will host ribbon cutting ceremony for Fall Street Brewing

Chamber will host ribbon cutting ceremony for Fall Street Brewing
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, January 30th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the grand opening of Fall Street Brewing Company in Seneca Falls, NY, located at 106 Fall Street. Fall Street Brewing Co., home of Finger Lakes Kombucha, is owned and operated by Seneca Falls native, Brad Luisi-Ellis and his wife,... 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

‘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
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