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BURNING UP: Residents voice concerns about $365M proposal in Romulus

There wasn’t anything on the Romulus Town Board agenda that interested residents like the $365 million incineration facility proposed for a portion of the former-Seneca Army Depot. Yet that project wasn’t even on the agenda. Since the Romulus Planning Board has final, and most-say in the matter, according to officials at all levels – it’s a decision that Romulus Town... more

Deputies: Waterloo driver involved in crash had to be revived via Narcan

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 20th at 5:00 pm deputies arrested a Waterloo man on multiple charges, which stemmed from an investigation into a two-car property damage accident. Scott M Knowlton, 19, of Waterloo was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, and failure to use designated lane. Deputies say Knowlton... more

Exodus from New York continues as state loses thousands

New York gained population in 2017 — but it wasn’t reason to celebrate for officials, who lived through another Census review, which highlighted significant losses to other states. In fact, even as the state’s population grew to 19,849,399 — up some 13,000 over the previous one — the state ranked 41st in overall growth. More troubling was the migration of... more

No Shave November yields $1,350 donation to Golisano’s by Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office

Seneca County Correction Officers participated in a “No Shave November” fundraising event. Each officer paid a dollar a day not to shave. Female officers and civilian staff participated by wearing colored t-shirts. The event raised $1350, which was presented to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Sheriff Luce said he was very proud of his staff for their community involvement. more

Sheriff: Savannah woman drove drunk, without a license plate

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Savannah woman for driving while intoxicated after deputies observed him driving without license plates. Lenay Richardson, 39, of Savannah was arrested after a vehicle and traffic complaint regarding a vehicle on the roadway without license plates led officers to the Village of Wolcott where that vehicle was located. It was... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Hunks of kitty for the New Year

With the upcoming New Year ’s Eve, some of You ladies may be looking for a new man in the New Year… Maybe a strong hunk who likes to cuddle? Well the Beverly Animal Shelter has some of the cuddliest hunks around. Just check out these guys! HOBART Big brown tiger, Hobart is an unclaimed stray from Seneca Falls. He... more

Helming legislation requires field testing at all serious, fatal crashes

Supporters of the legislation say it would provide greater enforcement of DWI and DWAI laws that are already on the books. Senator Pam Helming announced legislation that she sponsored to provide mandatory alcohol and drug testing in the event of a serious car accident was signed into law. “Individuals need to be held accountable for their choices, especially when it... more

Casella says new landfill cell is complete and awaiting DEC approval

Casella Waste Systems has completed construction of a second new trash disposal cell at the Ontario County Landfill. The new cell is part of a 43.5-acre expansion of the 389-acre landfill approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in January 2016. The expansion calls for construction of several new cells within the existing footprint of the landfill, plus the... more

Former Trumansburg officer sentenced to prison time

Former Trumansburg police officer and Marine veteran Andrew Jacobsen was sentenced to two to four years of prison time following his arrest in September on charges of theft and parole violation. Jacobsen, 32, was surrounded in his home and taken into police custody on Sept. 26th, accused of stealing $4,000 worth of jewelry from a Trumansburg home, which he then... more

Finger Lakes level management concerns downstream property owners

Carl Wiezalis is already thinking spring, but not for pleasant reasons. A representative of the Central New York Waterways Inc., Wiezalis owns property on Cross Lake. With flooding an issue this summer and again in late fall (Wiezalis said he had to hire divers to pull his lift out of the lake), he’s dreading what spring freshets could bring. “We’re... more

Two-car crash in Weedsport causes traffic delays

A two-car motor vehicle accident around the intersection of Centerport Road and Route 31 in Weedsport caused traffic delays Wednesday night. According to initial police radio reports, accident debris was in the roadway and traffic was delayed in both directions around 5:15 p.m. An ambulance was called to the scene for patients complaining of neck and back pain, but it... more

Auburn’s hydroelectric facilities, technology security critiqued by state comptroller

A state audit released Wednesday concluded the Auburn City Council did not provide adequate oversight over its hydroelectric facilities. The audit by of the Office of the New York State Comptroller, which assessed the city’s hydroelectric power operations and software management practices from July 1, 2015 through March 9, 2017, found that council did not adopt adequate policies and procedures... more

Police: Canandaigua grad killed in Cleveland car crash

A 2015 graduate of Canandaigua Academy died in a one-car crash on Tuesday in Cleveland, according to officials. The Rochester resident, identified as Robert Park was driving his car near Edgewater Park on Memorial Shoreway when he missed a curve, crossed over several lanes and slammed into a cement abutment of a railroad bridge. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical... more

Mynderse rolls past Waterloo; Midlakes, Red Creek girls win big (W-FL round-up 12/20)

A light slate for Wednesday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes varsity basketball with just three boys games and five girls games. Full results below along with Thursday night’s schedule of games… WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOYS SCOREBOARD: MYNDERSE 74 @ WATERLOO 39 Mynderse jumped out to 26-3 after the first quarter and never looked back, remaining undefeated with a 74-39 win in a... more

REPORTS: Pedestrian struck near Yates, Schuyler line

According to reports, a pedestrian was struck near the Yates and Schuyler county line. The entire incident unfolded on State Route 14A in Rock Stream around 3 pm. Scanner traffic indicated that the individual was unconscious and unresponsive at the scene, but additional details were not available. Watkins Glen and Dundee fire departments responded to the scene, according to reports.... more

Powerball numbers: Did you win Wednesday’s $272 million lottery jackpot?

Powerball fever is back, thanks to a lottery jackpot prize that's grown to more than a quarter of a billion dollars. Here are Wednesday's winning numbers: 01-20-61-64-69, Powerball: 20, PowerPlay: 2X The estimated jackpot is $272 million. The lump sum payment before taxes would be about $171 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even larger for... more
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