No cases of COVID-19 yet at Wells College

Wells College keeps campus open with no confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far

More than nine weeks into the fall semester, Wells College has succeeded in doing what few other colleges could: Keep its campus 100 percent free of the coronavirus. Since the fall semester began, no active cases of COVID-19 have been detected during ... MORE
Toxic algae took it easy on Seneca Lake this year: Canandaigua, Cayuga, and Owasco lakes all got slammed though

Toxic algae took it easy on Seneca Lake this year: Canandaigua, Cayuga, and Owasco lakes all got slammed

On the morning of July 4, Cayuga Lake’s first suspected harmful algal bloom of the season was spotted on the shoreline near the Beacon Bay Marina at the lake’s northeastern tip. Tests showed that its water samples easily exceeded the state’s cutoff ... MORE
Missing teens who abducted baby, prompting AMBER alert last seen in Auburn-area

Missing teens who abducted baby, prompting AMBER alert last seen in Auburn-area

On Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. an AMBER Alert was issued in Orleans County. The Sheriff’s Office there issued the alert as it was investigating a child abduction that happened in Holley. Deputies said 2-month-old Natalie Huntington was taken from a home on ... MORE
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Elementary class, teacher quarantined after positive test in Auburn

Despite a second class of students at the Casey Park Elementary School being forced to quarantine for two weeks – Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo says there’s no cause for concern. It came after a student in the class tested positive for COVID-19 ... MORE
Race for Congress: 2020 – A Conversation with Congressman John Kakto (R)

RACE IN THE 24TH: A conversation with Rep. John Katko ahead of Election Day (read & listen)

Rep. John Katko [NY-24] is locked in a contentious race by seeking reelection to Congress for a fourth term in a rematch against Dana Balter, a Democratic challenger who vied for the coveted congressional seat and lost in 2018.  Since then, Katko ... MORE
Race for Congress: 2020 – A Conversation with Dana Balter

RACE IN THE 24TH: A conversation with Dana Balter ahead of Election Day (read & listen)

Dana Balter, the Democratic Party challenger for NY-24 believes that “the stakes get higher with every passing week” as this year’s Election Day keeps creaking closer.  In her 2018 rematch against Rep. John Katko [R-NY], she is confident that voter turnout won't ... MORE
Auburn man sentenced to 7 years in prison for abusing young child for years

Auburn man sentenced to 7 years in prison for abusing young child for years

An Auburn man was sentenced after pleading guilty in August to a felony count of sexual conduct against a child. Sentencing happened this week in Cayuga County after Joseph Woodman, 33, admitted to sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl multiple times over a ... MORE
Finger Lakes sees record turnout for early voting, even more expected this week

Finger Lakes sees record turnout for early voting, even more expected this week

Election officials in three counties in the middle of the Finger Lakes region say they have seen stunning turnout over the first three days of early voting. Officials in Cayuga, Ontario, and Seneca counties all confirmed record turnout over the weekend, which ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Montezuma Audubon Center continues to see 25% bump in visitors as fall migration unfolds (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Montezuma Audubon Center continues to see 25% bump in visitors as fall migration unfolds (podcast)

This month in our spotlight of the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, Wayne County, Chris Lajewski discusses the mid-to-late fall migration patterns, the water fowl species that can be found on the thousands of acreage in Seneca and Wayne counties, as well ... MORE
Seneca County will petition Supreme Court to review decision on $6M in unpaid taxes by Cay

Seneca County will petition Supreme Court to review decision on $6M in unpaid taxes by Cayuga Nation

Officials in Seneca County say they will be petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to review an issue connected to more than $6 million in owed property taxes. It brings the Cayuga Nation, and its properties owned in Seneca County back into the ... MORE
Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting got off to a fast start across the Finger Lakes. Long lines, masks, and social distancing were observed all around as residents made their way out to cast ballots in what many have referred to as the most important election ... MORE
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Sheriff: Deputy stabbed multiple times after incident that led to standoff in Cayuga County

UPDATE: Man charged with felony assault on officer after stabbing, standoff with police in Cayuga County

Sheriff Brian Schenck provided a detailed update Saturday morning on the standoff and assault on a police officer that happened during the late-afternoon hours in Cayuga. Around 5 p.m. on Friday two deputies and one New York State police officer responded to ... MORE
Auburn driver charged with aggravated DWI after one-car crash Seneca Falls intersection

DWI crash in Seneca Falls leaves Auburn driver facing several charges

Police report charges filed against an Auburn driver following a personal injury crash at the intersection of State Routes 5 and 318 in the town of Seneca Falls. It happened on Thursday around 9:30 p.m. when the Seneca Falls Police Department investigated ... MORE
63 new cases of COVID-19 in Cayuga County as cluster at prison grows

63 new cases of COVID-19 in Cayuga County as cluster at prison grows

Health officials in Cayuga County reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, as an outbreak connected to the state prison system continues to grow in Southern Cayuga County. In an update on Friday, officials said that 301 people are in mandatory quarantine, and ... MORE
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COVID TRACKER: How many cases are being reported in every county?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has continued to play a major role in the way people are living their day-to-day lives. Here we will track the latest data reported by public health officials in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. As of this ... MORE