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Pal-Mac Select Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

The Palmyra-Macedon High School Select Choir, directed by Jill Davis, will perform at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave., New York. The 31-member choir will perform four selections. Palmyra-Macedon Middle School music teacher Kayla Mayou will accompany the choir on two pieces. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Auburn Police make arrest in violent domestic that happened in October

The Auburn Police Departments reports that a 30-year-old Lansing man was charged after an investigation into an incident that happened during the fall. On Sunday officers arrested Christopher Dewey, 30, of Lansing after an investigation into an incident where he allegedly broke into a 23-year-old woman’s home on Mann Street. The incident took place on October 15th, according to police.... more

Batman re-elected chairman of Cayuga County Legislature

Keith Batman will serve as chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature for a second term. The 2016 chairman sat with his fellow legislators at the start of the reorganization meeting Tuesday night, but soon took his seat at the front of the Legislative Chambers after a 12-1 vote to keep him steering the ship. Legislator Michael Didio voted against Batman’s... more

Gov. Cuomo announces ‘free tuition’ proposal for students in New York (watch)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal on Tuesday to provide “free tuition,” to students across New York at SUNY and CUNY schools. The move is an expensive one, which Cuomo said will cost $163 million to implement and would impact 940,000 students. However, the measure would ensure that those making less than $125,000 per year would be eligible for free... more

Bloomfield man charged with aggravated DWI after traffic stop

State Troopers say they arrested a Bloomfield man on County Road 37 following a traffic stop for driving while intoxicated. David J. Vanderbrook, 39, of Bloomfield was found to be in an intoxicated condition following a traffic stop where he was unable to maintain his lane on County Road 37. He was taken into custody and transported to State Police... more

Canandaigua man sentenced for sending indecent materials to 11-year-old

The Canandaigua man arrested in September for sending nude photos and simulated sexual conduct to an 11-year-old was sentenced to serve one to three years behind bars. Jeffrey M. Lewis, of 4187 East Ave., was handed the sentence by State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran in Ontario County Court after agreeing to plead guilty to first-degree disseminating indecent material to... more

Yates Transit Service starts with five routes

Busses hit the roads Tuesday, Jan. 3 as Yates Transit Service (YTS) began providing public transportation in Yates and surrounding counties. YTS received final approval from the Yates County Legislature in December, clearing the final hurdle to begin operation after the New Year. The public transportation system provides affordable transportation for Yates and surrounding counties. Chronicle-Express: Read More more

Auburn woman arrested in Seneca Falls after failling to stop for police

On Sunday at 2:17 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Amanda A. Evans, 27, of Auburn following a traffic stop on Chapel Street. Evans vehicle was observed failing to stop at a stop sign, when the officer attempted to stop Evans she failed to do so. She then ran three additional stop signs before eventually pulling into... more

New Tompkins Co. District Attorney takes office

ompkins County officially welcomed its new District Attorney to office Friday afternoon in a swearing in ceremony at the county courthouse in Ithaca. Democrat Matt Van Houten beat out Independent candidate Ed Kopko for the position during the November election, receiving nearly three times as many votes, after a contentious election season. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Victor doctor completes interim probation

A local ear, nose and throat doctor arrested in 2015 following a display of unusual behavior attributed to anxiety issues has successfully completed his interim probation. As part of a plea deal with the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office, Dr. Warren B. Simmons, who has 30 years of medical experience, avoided any additional time behind bars and was sentenced to... more

PAYING UP: SUNY system requests another tuition increase to start off 2017

Editor’s Note: On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his proposed plan to make tuition at any SUNY or CUNY school in New York free for those making less than $125,000 per year. Read more on that story here. They don’t seem interested in taking ‘no’ for an answer. Last year State University of New York officials asked for a $300... more

Deputies: Geneva man uninjured after driving vehicle into path of train; charged with DWAI

A 21-year-old Geneva man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after deputies say they responded to State Route 14 in the Town of Geneva for the report of a train having struck a car. Deputies say that the incident happened around 12:12 am on Tuesday, when a Norfolk Southern train, which was traveling south struck an unoccupied... more

IN FOCUS: Seneca Army Depot deal stirs the pot

The former Seneca Army Depot property will be leased for a year, or two. Late in December, municipalities hold meetings to wrap up the year’s activity, pay bills and take care of any outstanding issues that remain on the table. One practice that should be made regular is taking stock of the year. It should mean looking at everything that... more

Canandaigua woman transported to Strong after vehicle collides with tree

Deputies in Ontario County say that a 37-year-old Canandaigua woman was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital after she swerved to avoid a deer on Wabash Road in the Town of Seneca. Deputies say that Sabrina A. Coleman, of Canandaigua, was traveling north on Wabash Road when she swerved to avoid a deer — losing control of her vehicle. The vehicle... more

Clyde pair arrested on theft, drug charges in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of two Clyde residents following an investigation into the theft of merchandise from Walmart, which led the drug charges as well. Police say that on Monday at 11:25 am officers arrested Jessica M. Morales, 32, and Matthew R. Knowlton, 29, both of Clyde were charged with petit larceny and seventh-degree criminal possession... more

Manchester man taken into custody on DWI, AUO warrant found with drugs

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 2nd around 4:14 pm deputies arrested Steven A. Greene, 37, of Manchester on a warrant for first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, as well as a multitude of other traffic and vehicle offenses. While taking the defendant into custody and further investigation — deputies found a quantity of heroin, which... more

UPDATE: Auburn woman ID’d as victim in fatal crash on SR 34

New York State Police have identified the 57-year-old Auburn woman who was killed in the fatal crash on State Route 34 in Sennett last week. The accident happened on Route 34 between Manrow and Highbridge roads Thursday morning around  7 am. Vivian D. Johnson was the passenger in the vehicle, which was operated by her significant other William H. Harley.... more
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