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Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra suspends State Senate campaign

Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra drops out of State Senate race, says he will switch parties
Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra announced late Tuesday he would suspend his campaign for state Senate District 61 and change his party affiliation. "After careful thought and consideration, I have decided that I can ... more
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Church of Love Faith Center and Charles Finney School raise $250,000 for student scholarships

Church of Love Faith Center and Charles Finney School raise $250,000 for student scholarships
The Church of Love Faith Center (COLFC) recently donated $100,000 as a matching grant to The Charles Finney School. The donation was made through the Church of Love Faith Center Bishop Gregory and Pastor Myra ... more
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UPDATE: Police want public’s help as investigation into Ferrara Lumber fire continues

UPDATE: Seneca Falls Police want public’s help
UPDATE: Police are requesting the public's help as they investigate the devastating fire that occurred at Ferrara Lumber in Seneca Falls on Sunday. Police say the Seneca Falls Fire Department and Seneca Falls Police Department ... more
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A home on Owasco Lake sold for $2.15 million, the highest local sale price on record

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The sale of a home in Scipio may be the most expensive ever recorded for a residence on Owasco Lake. The 4,200-square-foot home at 35 Fire Lane 24 sold for $2,150,000 in April. The Cayuga ... more
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$343 million in grants available for NY childcare providers

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Applications are currently being accepted for $343 million in federal funding for childcare providers in New York. The NYS Office of Children and Family Services will administer the funds, according to a recent release from ... more
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Motorcycle racer dies after weekend crash at Weedsport Speedway

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A 24-year-old motocross racer and Pennsylvania native died on Saturday evening at Upstate University Hospital following an on-track incident at Weedsport Speedway. Ryan Varnes was part of an incident on the track during the Production ... more
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RENT TRENDS: High mortgage rates could mean fewer homebuyers, more renters and steeper costs

RENT TRENDS: Higher mortgage rates mean less homebuyers, more rente
Nationally, a staggering 95% of apartment units are up in price compared to May of last year. Some of the biggest rent increases have been in midsized cities, including Rochester. Data shows average price of ... more
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Fire at pro-life clinic outside of Buffalo being investigated as arson

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Police in Erie County said a fire at a pro-life medical office in Amherst on Tuesday is being investigated as arson. Firefighters responded to CompassCare at 1230 Eggert Road in Amherst on the morning of ... more
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Ontario County: Leonard’s Express celebrates construction of new warehouse with ceremony this Thursday

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Transportation company Leonard's Express will celebrate the construction of its new warehouse at a ceremony this Thursday. The 144,500-square-foot warehouse in Shortsville, Ontario County is comprised of five 20,000-square-foot rooms, each of which can be ... more
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Ithaca stabbing victim expected to survive after incident leaves them with multiple wounds

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The Ithaca Police Department responded to the 300 Block of West State Street on Monday for a stabbing. The victim was located with multiple stab wounds and transported to a trauma center for treatment. Police ... more
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Ithaca resident in stable condition after fall from upper floor of apartment building

Ithaca resident in stable condition after falling from upper floor of apartment building
The Ithaca Police Department repsonded to a residential apartment in the 100 Block of Cherry Street yesterday for an injured person. The call was received at approximately 2:52 p.m. on Monday, June 6. Upon arrival, ... more
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Gun rights advocate says NY’s new gun legislation won’t prevent future mass shootings

Gun control in NY: Gun rights activist says newly-signed legislation won’t prevent future mass shootings
Governor Kathy Hochul signed a 10-bill package into law on Monday to enact sweeping reforms to New York's gun control laws. The most significant measures include raising the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles to 21, ... more
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Upstate NY counties send the most people to state prisons per capita, says new report

Upstate NY counties send the most people to state prisons per capita, says new report
A new report found counties in upstate New York send the most people to prison per capita. The Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) and VOCAL-NY released a report this month that provides greater insight into where ... more
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Gov. Hochul signs gun control legislation, outlaws semi-automatic rifles for those under 21

Hochul signs 10-bill gun control legislation into law
New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a 10-bill package to combat gun violence into law on Monday. The legislative package, passed by the state Legislature on Tuesday, June 3, includes bills to strengthen the state's ... more
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Police investigating after dead body found near Geneva General Hospital

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Police in Geneva say a dead body was found in a gravel parking lot behind Geneva General Hospital on Sunday. Now, the Geneva Police Department has launched an investigation. At this point, they are calling ... more
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Water conservation order lifted for Village of Interlaken

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The Village of Interlaken lifted its water conservation order on Monday, June 6. The Seneca County Health Department issued the order on Wednesday, June 1 after electrical issues caused the village's water pumps to stop ... more
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South Seneca parents want deputy deployed to both schools following Texas shooting, incident at middle school

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Three days after the shooting in Buffalo and a week before the shooting in Texas, South Seneca Central School District had its own threat to assess. FingerLakes1.com has learned of an incident that occurred on ... more
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A look into life at Ithaca’s EcoVillage

A look into life at Ithaca’s EcoVillage
A turn onto Rachel Carson Way in the Town of Ithaca leads to a community unlike any other in the Finger Lakes. The charm of EcoVillage presents itself at once. To your left is a ... more
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Willard State Hospital among ‘Seven to Save’ historical sites in NY

Willard State Hospital among Preservation League’s ‘Seven to Save’ historical sites in NY
The Preservation League of NYS included Willard State Hospital in Romulus on its 'Seven to Save' list of the most endangered historical sites in the state. Willard State Hospital- formally named Willard Asylum for the ... more
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Canandaigua Emergency Squad celebrates grand opening of new headquarters

Canandaigua Emergency Squad celebrates grand opening of new headquarters
Canandaigua Emergency Squad celebrated the official grand opening of its new headquarters at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. The new 13,000-sqaure-foot facility includes fice ambulance garages, two flay car bays and one large training room ... more
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State, local police are increasing school patrols in wake of Texas shooting

NY State Police increasing school patrols through end of academic year
New York State Police will increase patrols and conduct daily check-ins at schools from now until the end of the school year, Governor Kathy Hochul announced this morning. Following the horrific shooting at a Texas ... more
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