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GANANDA OUT: Lady Blue Panthers comeback falls short as Avon takes C1 championship

GANANDA OUT: Lady Blue Panthers comeback falls short as Avon takes C1 championship
Karin Meuwissen’s Gananda Lady Blue Panthers found themselves trailing 31-23 at the half to the Avon Braves in Saturday’s Section V Class C1 Championship Game at Victor High School on Saturday afternoon. Senior Peyton Daeffler scored 7 straight points in the third quarter to help her team take a 33-31 lead late in the third quarter. Then Avon would go... more

Syracuse blows past Louisville for 20 point Dome win (full coverage)

Orange hosts Louisville tonight (preview & info)
An 18-point performance from Elijah Hughes helped Syracuse (18-8, 9-4 ACC) dominate #18/22 Louisville (18-9, 9-5 ACC), 69-49, Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. After being quiet from three in the last two games, Hughes knocked in four 3-pointers on his way to the game-high 18 points. He also contributed six rebounds, two steals, two blocks and an assist. Oshae... more

Republicans say Amazon should consider Upstate as NYC deal draws criticism from all sides

Republicans say Amazon should consider Upstate as NYC deal draws criticism from all sides
In recent weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the Amazon project in New York City could be in jeopardy, according to Republican lawmakers. “It is time to talk about relocating the proposed second Amazon Headquarters perfectly between Rochester and Syracuse. Both cities have world-class colleges and universities, providing a rich pool of potential employees to support the Amazon campus.... more

Mynderse senior grappler Trent Youngs qualifies for States

Mynderse senior grappler Trent Youngs qualifies for States
This past weekend, Wrestling Super Sectionals were held at SUNY Brockport and Mynderse Academy senior Trent Youngs took first place in the 152 weight class. The victory earned Youngs a trip to Albany later this month for the State Championship tournament. Mynderse senior Mason Major also wrestled well and came in fourth place. Youngs becomes the fourth Mynderse Academy wrestler... more

NYCC and Seneca Co. Community Counseling announce new partnership to provide chiropractic care at clinic

NYCC and Seneca Co. Community Counseling announce new partnership
New York Chiropractic College and the Seneca County Community Counseling Center announced a new partnership in which NYCC faculty clinicians and students will provide chiropractic and acupuncture treatment to the clients of the SCCCC. The Seneca County Community Counseling Center specializes in behavioral health outpatient treatment including a comprehensive menu of substance abuse and mental health services. NYCC offers a... more

Greece police arrest three in plot to attack Muslim community near Binghamton

Greece police arrest three in plot to attack Muslim community near Binghamton
Greece police made three arrests this weekend in connection to an alleged plot to attack a Muslim community near Binghamton. Police arrested Brian F. Colaneri, 20, of Gates; Vincent R. Vetromile, 19, of Greece; and Andrew C. Crysel, 18, of East Rochester, on Saturday. All three have been charged with three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a dangerous weapon... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Big announcement at Lake Tunnel Solar, discussing changes in housing trends

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Big announcement at Lake Tunnel Solar, and discussing progress in modern housing
When the Lake Tunnel Solar Village sees its first unit placed in Geneva in the coming weeks – it will be a big moment for the city, which has become an innovator in the region for economic development. CEO Ryan Wallace sees the Lake Tunnel as a blueprint for other communities like it. The development near State Route 5&20 isn’t... more

The Thruway is revamping its rest stops, but some feel left out

The Thruway is revamping its rest stops, but some feel left out
Yvonne Bachmore and Gary Grassman owe their livelihood to New York’s Business Enterprise Program, which trains blind people to manage and own snack shops and vending machines. So when the state Thruway Authority launched a plan in October to overhaul the 27 rest areas along the state’s 570-mile superhighway, they saw it as a once-in-a-generation chance to expand opportunities for... more

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren will remain as chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors in 2019, a role he has been elected to each year since 2013. Once again, Bristol Supervisor Bob Green was appointed vice chairman. And while the calendar has flipped from 2018 to 2019, the board is expected to face many of the same challenges... more

CR 40 in Richmond temporarily shut down on Thursday after tractor takes down wires (photos)

CR 40 in Richmond closed by National Grid after tractor pulls down power lines
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the closure of County Road 40 in the Town of Richmond due to power lines, which came down earlier in the day. According to deputies, National Grid closed County Road 40 between Belcher Road and County Road 15 around 3:30 p.m. A couple of utility poles brought down by the tractor. It’s estimated that... more

Cayuga County Legislature names new legislative chair

Cayuga County Legislature names new legislative chair
Legislator Tucker Whitman, R-Sterling, was sworn in as the new Cayuga County Legislature Chair at the annual reorganization meeting Thursday. Whitman was unanimously approved for the position, with legislators from both political parties saying they were hopeful he would foster bipartisan cooperation on the Legislature. “I’m honored to be up here,” Whitman said. “I appreciate the support and I hope... more

Unvaccinated toddler with measles confirmed in Monroe County

Unvaccinated toddler with measles confirmed in Monroe County
The Monroe County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday that an unvaccinated toddler in the county has contracted the measles virus. The child had recently traveled out of the United States and is believed to have contracted the disease outside the country, spokesman Ryan Horey said. “The family did do some international travel to an area that was experiencing a... more

One critically injured in Dryden crash; pregnant woman sent to hospital as precaution

One critically injured in Dryden crash; pregnant woman sent to hospital as precaution
State Police say a 54-year-old man is in critical condition after a two-car crash, which happened at the intersection of Lower Creek Road and Route 13 in Dryden. Troopers credited Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler, who was first on the scene, with saving the man’s life. The crash happened around 2:40 p.m. Tyler was in the area at the time... more

First female judge appointed by council in Auburn

City’s first female judge appointed by Auburn City Council
The Auburn City Council on Thursday appointed the city’s first female judge — naming Auburn attorney Kristin Garland as the city’s new part-time associate judge. In Auburn’s 226 years as a municipality, Garland is now the city’s first female judge. She was approved by a 4-1 vote, with Councilor Debra McCormick casting the only “no.” Despite her vote, McCormick said... more

O’Mara appointed to Senate Judiciary Committee in 2019

O’Mara appointed to Senate Judiciary Committee in 2019
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) has been appointed to serve as the ranking Senate Republican member on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the 2019 legislative session, which begins next week. The Judiciary Committee is one of the Legislature’s most powerful committees responsible for overseeing the Senate confirmation process for judges nominated by the executive to serve across New York’s... more

Dannemora escapee moved to Auburn Correctional Facility

Dannemora escapee moved to Auburn Correctional Facility
David Sweat, the inmate who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in June 2015 and was subsequently caught after a three-week manhunt that made national news, is now a resident of Auburn Correctional Facility. Sweat, 38, was moved to the Auburn prison Dec. 3, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The department did not provide a specific reason for... more
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