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REDI initiative grants continues to take shape, local match lowered from 15 to 5 percent

REDI initiative grants continues to take shape, local match lowered from 15 to 5 percent
Albany has announced several updates regarding the Regional Economic Development Initiative. That initiative is aimed at providing assistance to municipalities along the Lake Ontario shoreline after another year of flooding and damaging waves. In a letter released Tuesday, initiative co-chairs Basil Seggos and Eric Gertler said the state will now only require local or county governments to match five percent... more

Newark CSD spotlighted by local media in Rochester

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Morning television feature reporter Michael Schwartz is visiting and spotlighting a different high school every Friday morning on Good Day Rochester’s early “Friday Morning Lights” segments through the end of October to talk to the students, athletes and club members. On September 27th, the Newark Reds were gearing up for the Big Homecoming Weekend Friday evening football game against Wayne... more

Newark-based Ultralife scores $14.4M U.S. military contract

Newark-based Ultralife scores $14.4M U.S. military contract
Officials at Ultralife Corp. say the company has received a $14.4 million contract from the U.S. Government’s Defense Logistics Agency for its lithium manganese dioxide, non-rechargeable batteries. The batteries are used in a number of military applications — from detectors to imaging. A release from the Newark-based company said the award “consists of a three-year base contract with two one-year... more

Spectrum cable, internet prices going up… again

Spectrum cable, internet prices going up
Spectrum rates are going up. The company has confirmed that some rates for TV Select and above will be going up. The broadcast TV surcharge will increase and the cost of digital receivers is also going up. The company says there will be an increase for those who subscribe to the internet only. This is the first change in the... more

Pair of thefts lead to felony charges in Seneca County

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After a pair of thefts at a local Walmart store, two Wayne County women were arrested on felony charges. Police say that on Monday, September 30th around 3:26 p.m. 18-year-old Mararet Gould, and 21-year-old Nicole Foote, both of Williamson were arrested following a larceny investigation at Walmart in Seneca Falls. Police say that on July 18th the two women entered... more

Rep. Katko concerned about Ukraine call, but doesn’t see anything illegal yet

Rep. Katko concerned about Ukraine call, but doesn’t see anything illegal yet
Nearly a week ago, House Democrats announced plans to try and remove President Trump from the highest office in the nation. Here in Central New York, Republican Congressman John Katko says not so fast, adding the transcript of Trump’s July phone call with Ukraine’s president is just the start. “Does it provide a blueprint of what to look at? Of... more

FLH Medical welcomes new providers to local operations

FLH Medical welcomes new providers to local operations
FLH Medical, P.C. is proud to welcome two new providers. Interlakes Orthopaedic Surgery welcomes Ashley Harris, FNP-C, and FLH Medical, P.C. Geneva Primary Care welcomes Ashley Pajk, RN, BSN. Harris is seeing patients at Finger Lakes Health Commons, 789 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY, and at 430 Clifton Springs Professional Park, Clifton Springs, NY. She joins the largest team of orthopaedic... more

SNL parodies Upstate NY apple-picking tradition; “maybe just go to the store” (video)

SNL parodies Upstate NY apple-picking tradition; “maybe just go to the store”
Saturday Night Live parodied the Upstate NY tradition of apple-picking during a skit on the show’s season premiere over the weekend. The skit features a commercial for Chickham’s Farms, a fictitious apple-picking destination located in the part of New York that “has confederate flags.” “For just $45, you can bring home $10 worth of apples,” Kate McKinnon jokes during the... more

New legislation could mean more funding for local crisis & suicide call centers

New legislation could mean more funding for local crisis & suicide call centers
A proposed piece of legislation could bring a much-needed boost in federal funding to local crisis and suicide call centers across the country. The legislation co-sponsored by Congressman John Katko (R) seeks to increase a stipend provided to centers like Contact Community Services in East Syracuse by the federal government. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Contact‘s Crisis Intervention Director Cheryl Giarrusso said... more

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on Nye Road in Lyons. The team of drug experts are providing support and care to those with a heroin, opioid or any other addition issues,... more

Wayne County man accused of strangling woman during domestic incident

Wayne County man accused of strangling woman during domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Butler man following a domestic incident on September 22nd. Phillip Seaton, 31, of Butler was charged with second-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing following an investigation into the incident. Seaton is accused of strangling a woman with a belt during a violent domestic incident. Deputies say Seaton was transported... more

Walworth man sentenced to 2-6 years for DWI accident that seriously injured two

Walworth man sentenced to 2-6 years for DWI accident that seriously injured two
It was just over a year ago when Liborio A. McCauley, Jr., now age 24, of 2382 Walworth-Marion Road was charged with Aggravated Vehicular Assault, a Class C Felony, Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, a Class D Felony, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, Driving While Intoxicated, Driving With a B.A.C. of... more

Newark HS musicians perform at new clinic in Rochester

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It was a big weekend for four local high school students, who performed at a new clinic in Rochester. Four Newark High School musicians sang the National Anthem at the ribbon-cutting ceremony September 26th of the new 84,000-square-foot, state-of the-art outpatient Veterans Administration medical clinic on Calkins Road in Henrietta. NHS Vocal Music teacher Kate Flock said the recently formed... more

Sen. Helming visits Newark Central School District

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New York State Senator Pam Helming got an up close and personal glimpse September 26th of where some of the state aid funding for education has been put to great use in one of her rural constituent school districts in Newark. Helming, (R,C, IP) who represents the 54th Senate District that includes all of Seneca and Wayne counties and portions... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 & 1919 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 & 1919 (podcast)
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and 1919 killed millions of people worldwide and had a big impact on life in the Finger Lakes region. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable describes the local impact through newspaper headlines and public records to demonstrate how day to day life for area residents came to a halt and shares some staggering numbers of lives... more

Wayne County judge dismisses sex abuse case citing insufficient evidence, DA disagrees

Wayne County judge dismisses sex abuse case citing insufficient evidence, DA disagrees
A sex abuse case involving a 51-year-old Sodus man has been dismissed in Wayne County Court. Robert Olmstead, 51, of Sodus had been charged with criminal sex act after alleged abuse of a 10-year-old girl. Officials with Wayne County Child Protective Services had noted that Olmstead had oral sex with the girl, whom he was caring for in July 2012... more
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