COVID testing standards lowered for school districts

Will there be enough COVID-19 tests available to keep schools open?

If schools have to do more testing to stay open – will they? Well, new reporting by Gannett indicates that schools will struggle to pay for it, and there could also be testing shortages. Port Chester was one of those schools placed in an orange zone last months ... FULL STORY
Police find loaded handgun, drugs after executing search warrant after fight in Auburn

Police find loaded handgun, drugs after executing search warrant after fight in Auburn

An investigation into a fight that happened in Auburn led to drug and weapons charges, according to police. Police say Harry Hurst III, 40, of Auburn ... MORE
Schuyler County reports fifth COVID-19 death, one incorrectly reported test from Tuesday’s update

Schuyler County reports fifth COVID-19 death, one incorrectly reported test from Tuesday’s update

The Schuyler County Health Department says a fifth person has died from COVID-19 in the community. The report came on Wednesday, as 28 total active cases ... MORE
DiSanto Propane (Alliance)
Truck driver dead after crash on Thruway at Exit 43

Truck driver dead after crash on Thruway at Exit 43

New York State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a trucker dead on the westbound off-ramp ... MORE
Seneca Falls Town Board hears from Boston doctor about landfill odor during visit (video)

Seneca Falls Town Board hears from Boston doctor about landfill odor during visit (video)

On Tuesday the Seneca Falls Town Board held it’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting, and while no action was ... MORE
Police Accountability Board Renamed Police Review Board  Police Review Board Law Could Be Subject to a Mandatory Referendum

PAB renamed in Geneva: Could it be subject to mandatory referendum?

On Monday Geneva City Council met in another 3-hour session to address the remaining issues involving the proposed ... MORE
MRB named 34th among Top 100 Businesses in Greater Rochester

MRB named 34th among Top 100 Businesses in Greater Rochester

MRB Group was recently named 34th among the Top 100 Businesses in the Greater Rochester area. President Ryan ... MORE
Yates Community Endowment distributes $31K to local nonprofits

Yates Community Endowment distributes $31K to local nonprofits

The Yates Community Endowment awarded $31,300 in grants to a dozen organizations that are serving Yates County residents ... MORE
Rep. Reed, Problem Solv

Rep. Reed, Problem Solvers Caucus unveil $908 billion relief package with bipartisan support

The Problem Solvers Caucus, led in part by Congressman Tom Reed (R-23) unveiled a Coronavirus Pandemic relief package ... MORE
Farmington man’s criminally negligent homicide conviction overturned after appeal

Farmington man’s criminally negligent homicide conviction overturned after appeal

A freak accident that sent a Farmington man to prison has resulted in exoneration. The Fourth Judicial Department ... MORE
Nick’s Ride 4 Friends founder accused of threatening another person, charged with harassment and menacing

Nick’s Ride 4 Friends founder accused of threatening another person, charged with harassment and menacing

Police say Joel Campagnola, the founder of Nick’s Ride 4 Friends is facing additional charges stemming from another ... MORE
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URMC moving to postpone some non-essential surgeries due to rising COVID-19 cases

URMC moving to postpone some non-essential surgeries due to rising COVID-19 cases

Earlier this week Governor Andrew Cuomo said it could become necessary for hospital systems across the state to suspend elective surgeries. Less than two days after that announcement, an email from leadership at UR Medicine to employees that was reported by 13WHAM-TV ... MORE
No criminal charges after investigation into Cornell student’s death at Fall Creek Gorge

No criminal charges after investigation into Cornell student’s death at Fall Creek Gorge

It’s been more than a year, but there will be no criminal charges filed after the death of Anthony Tsialas. Police said their investigation into the matter was complete this week, and that the matter had been turned over to the Tompkins ... MORE
Bloomfield man missing since September found at Pennsylvania jail

Bloomfield man missing since September found at Pennsylvania jail

The Bloomfield man who was last seen in September has been found. New York State Police say they were notified by authorities in Pennsylvania that Dean Nohle was at the Lycoming County Jail, according to Finger Lakes News Radio. The 28-year-old was ... MORE
Thruway Authority approves 30% toll hike effective January 1st

Thruway Authority approves 30% toll hike effective January 1st

During a meeting of the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors on Tuesday the Board unanimously approved a toll adjustments “that support the statewide conversion to cashless tolling, which occurred on November 14th,” according to a press release. The adjustment ... MORE
REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneat

REMEMBERING: Rev. Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles

Reverend Michael Francis Conboy, 85, of Skaneateles passed away at home Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Father Conboy was a native of Auburn and the eldest of seven children of Philip J. & M. Elizabeth Maloney Conboy ... MORE
Auburn man arrested on felony charges after report of passed out driver at Phelps gas station

Auburn man arrested on felony charges after report of passed out driver at Phelps gas station

A 30-year-old Auburn man faces felony charges after a new arrest at a gas station in Phelps. Deputies say that on Monday around 3:41 p.m. Jeremy Olin Haig, 30, of Auburn was taken into custody following a complaint about an unresponsive male ... MORE
Cuomo says NYS could go back on PAUSE if hospitals become overwhelmed

Cuomo says NYS could go back on PAUSE if hospitals become overwhelmed

While Governor Andrew Cuomo covered a lot of ground in his updates to the state on Monday and Tuesday, one of the most-significant was renewed concern over widespread shutdowns. Among the biggest changes announced on Monday was new hospitalization procedures, as well ... MORE
WATCH: Officials give update on pandemic response in Steuben County (video)

Officials give update on pandemic response in Steuben County (video)

On Tuesday officials from Steuben County provided an update on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Public Health Director Darlene Smith and County Manager Jack Wheeler discussed the latest on COVID-19 response in Steuben. Check it out in its entirety below: Download the FingerLakes1.com App: ... MORE
Bill introduced to waive sales tax for a week for bars, restaurants as pandemic crunches business

Bill introduced to waive sales tax for a week for bars, restaurants as pandemic crunches business

Lawmakers are introducing a bill to help bar and restaurant owners in New York State. Democratic Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Republican State Senator Daphne Jordan introduced a bill on Monday called the Save Our New York State Restaurants Act. It would create ... MORE
Cayuga County expands asymptomatic COVID-19 testing clinic for Thursday

Cayuga County expands asymptomatic COVID-19 testing clinic for Thursday

The COVID-19 clinic that the Cayuga County Health Department is hosting on Thursday will have expanded hours. They will now run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those who are not experiencing symptoms. There will be no cost associated with the ... MORE
Students losing ground in math during pandemic, researchers say

Students losing ground in math during pandemic, researchers say

Poor and minority students have had a more difficult time navigating the pandemic, according to new information released by NWEA. Elementary and middle school students have fallen measurably behind in math, while most appear to be progressing at a normal pace in ... MORE
Deputies: Florida man had BAC almost four-times the legal limit in Wayne County

Deputies: Florida man had BAC almost four-times the legal limit in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Florida man following a complaint of a vehicle operating erratically in the town of Marion on Monday. Around 4:45 p.m. deputies initiated a traffic stop and found the vehicle to be occupied ... MORE