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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cayuga County couple who faked son’s cancer to raise money could face prison time

Cayuga County couple who faked son’s cancer to raise money could face prison time
A Cayuga County couple could face up to three years in prison for raising thousands of dollars through a fraudulent GoFundMe page that falsely claimed their young son had cancer. In May, Martin D. LaFrance, 36, and Jolene M. LaFrance, 36, formerly of 78 Rochester St., Port Byron, were arrested and charged with first-degree scheme to defraud, a felony, and... more

Canandaigua man indicted on rape, kidnapping charges

Canandaigua man indicted on rape, kidnapping charges
Police report that a 42-year-old Canandaigua man was indicted on rape and kidnapping charges following an investigation into an incident that took place over a decade ago. The Canandaigua Police Department reports the grand jury indictment of Michael J. Orbino, 42, of Canandaigua. He was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping, and first-degree criminal sex act. The alleged incident occurred... more

Prison City presents new brewery to Auburn Planning Board

Prison City presents new brewery to Auburn Planning Board
The owners of Prison City Pub & Brewery presented the site plan for the production facility they want to build to the Auburn Planning Board Wednesday night. After explaining to the board how the proposed brewery at 197-199 North St. will help Prison City meet the demand for its critically acclaimed beers, owners Dawn and Marc Schulz went over some specifics of the... more

Victor man charged with first-degree criminal sex act after Clifton Springs investigation

Victor man charged with first-degree criminal sex act after Clifton Springs investigation
Deputies say an order of protection has been issued, and a Victor man was arraigned on a criminal sex act charge after investigation into an incident that took place in Clifton Springs. On January 1st at approximately 1:30 a.m. deputies arrested Ronald S. Spike, 41, of Victor – charging him with first-degree criminal sex act. Deputies say that Patrick was... more

Shortsville woman charged with DWI after crash on 5&20

Shortsville woman charged with DWI after crash on 5&20
Deputies say that on New Years Day at approximately 7:44 p.m. they arrested a 50-year-old Shortsville resident following a crash investigation. The accident happened on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell, according to deputies, who say that Christine Manning, 50, struck a vehicle operated by Thomas Northrup, 25, of Canandaigua, who was backing out of a driveway. Deputies say Northrup admitted... more

Deputies: Bloomfield woman charged with grand larceny after stolen credit card investigation

Deputies: Bloomfield woman charged with grand larceny after stolen credit card investigation
Deputies say a 25-year-old Bloomfield woman was arrested on a grand larceny charge on New Years Eve after an investigation. Jillian A. Atwood, 25, of Bloomfield was arrested on Monday at approximately 1:15 a.m., according to a report from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Atwood was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny following an investigation into using a stolen... more
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