Finger Lakes Raiway to make track improvements

Short-line rail company Finger Lakes Railway plans to spend $850,000 to upgrade its weight-carrying capacity in some sections of its network of tracks in Ontario County. The money also will go toward more routine track maintenance as well. FL Railway General Manager Joann Armstrong-Bruch said the work includes tie, ballast (stone base) and rail installation on the two lines the... more

FLX recovers after thunderstorms exit (photos)

  The National Weather Service has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for a vast majority of the region. The showers and storms leftover in the area are moderate or light. Some of the storms that passed through earlier though packed quite a punch bringing winds and hail. Check out the photos from the storms below. Be sure to stay tuned... more

Some storms possible this afternoon in the FLX

More showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop on Wednesday during the afternoon hours. However, the risk of severe weather is minimal compared to Tuesday’s round of strong storms that caused some damage in central New York. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says a bundle of atmospheric energy will be sweeping through the area, but ahead of that area —... more

Sodus father let 3-year-old wander on public streets

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Sodus man following an investigation into the care of a 3-year-old child. Derek G. Cobin, 27, of Sodus was arrested after deputies say they observed his child walking alone in a public roadway in Sodus. Cobin was found to be the father of that 3-year-old and was subsequently charged with endangering the welfare of... more

Firefighters knock down another blaze at Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor restaurant on Keuka Lake in Hammondsport caught fire again early Saturday morning, according to the Hammondsport Fire Department. Fire chief Bill Fries said the department responded to the scene at approximately 2:44 a.m. Firefighters knocked out the bulk of the blaze in about 15 minutes. Fries said the fire started in the same room as the previous fire... more

Syracuse man pleads guilty to having sexual contact with 12-year-old girl in Cayuga County

A Syracuse man has admitted to sending sexual messages to a 12-year-old girl from Cayuga County. Joshua E. Mauro, of Syracuse pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree disseminating indecent material to minors, a class D felony. In court, the 25-year-old told Judge Mark Fandrich that he engaged in “inappropriate contact” with the girl in November 2016. When pressed, Mauro acknowledged that he... more

Public comment for $10 million downtown Auburn grant open until June 7th

The public comment period for Auburn community members to give their input for a $10 million state grant competition to revitalize downtown is open until June 7. Auburn Mayor Michael Quill encouraged those who attended the meeting Tuesday evening at the Auburn Public Theater to “tell your neighbors, tell your friends” to submit opinions and ideas through the city’s website... more

Garage damaged after Canandaigua fire started from discarded cigarette

Deputies in Ontario County along with the Canandaigua Fire Department were called to 2339 County Rd. 38 for a reported structure fire on Tuesday. Deputies say when they arrived, the garage, which was attached to the home at that location was on fire. The fire was quickly put out, but significant damage was done to the garage itself. Officials say... more

Tompkins Legislator Kelles seeks re-election

Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles has announced she is running for re-election. Kelles has represented District 2, which includes Fall Creek and Cornell Heights, since December 2015. Kelles chairs the Health and Human Services committee, vice-chairs the Jail Study committee, vice-chairs the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion committee, and sits as a member of the Public Safety committee. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Cayuga County man pleads guilty to robbing local farms at gunpoint

A Cayuga County man has admitted his involvement in two armed robberies at local farms. Devin Meacham-Wheeler, of Conquest, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree robbery, all class C felonies. During Meacham-Wheeler’s plea, the 21-year-old told Judge Mark Fandrich how he and his co-defendants — Christopher Johnson Jr., 21, and Emilie Keeney,... more

RELIEF IS COMING: Cuomo promises $7M in funds for homeowners along Lake Ontario

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $7 million in state funding to assist homeowners that have been impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The new investment program will provide up to $40,000 for homeowners to support interior and exterior repairs to structural damage caused by flooding, as well as the repair or replacement of permanent fixtures.... more

New York students can apply for free college tuition June 7th

New York college students can apply for the state’s free tuition plan beginning June 7. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees approved Excelsior Scholarship regulations last week. The initiative was a key priority for Cuomo. It covers tuition at state universities for full-time, in-state students whose families earn $125,000 or less.... more

Apple invests $200 million in Corning Inc.

It was only a few years ago that Corning Inc. and Apple Inc. were locked in a fierce battle. Apple was considering replacing the protective screens in its iPhones and iPads with sapphire, effectively wiping out the market for Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Fast-forward to 2017, when Apple has just bestowed on Corning a $200 million grant to help stabilize iPhone... more

Deputy honored after dying from injuries sustained in Hopewell crash

On Sunday, the Ontario County Corrections Officer who was seriously injured in an accident at the intersection of Smith Rd. and Route 46 died. He had been hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital since the accident, which happened on May 12th immediately following a shift worked by the 35-year-old deputy. Joshua P. Shaver, 35, of Canandaigua passed away due to complications... more

Deputies: Galen man accused of DWI nearly ran over mother

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 29th a Galen man was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated. Deputies arrested Aaron J. VanOpdurp, 24, of Galen after he allegedly backed down Pilgrimport Rd. in Lyons to pick up his mother who was on the side of the road, and he nearly struck her. He was charged with felony... more

Seneca Falls man faces charges in Seneca Co. after Geneva drug bust

On May 23rd the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca Falls man after allegedly selling crack cocaine to an undercover police officer. Joshua E. Dyson was charged with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance – a Class B felony, and one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance – a Class B felony.... more

68-year-old seriously injured in SR 96 crash in Manchester

On May 26th at approximately 6:53 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to State Route 96 near King Rd. in Manchester for the report of a personal injury crash. The collision occurred at State Route 96 and the entrance to the Springbrook Mobile Home Park. Deputies say Trent C. Wormley, who was driving west in a 1994 Accord rear ended... more
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