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Posted in Elections News Ontario County

Palermo chooses Bill Wellman as undersheriff in race for Ontario County Sheriff

Silvio Palermo has selected his running mate. The candidate for Ontario County Sheriff selected Bill Wellman, a 25 year veteran of the sheriff’s office, to serve as his undersheriff- if Palermo is…

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Posted in Livingston County Ontario County Weather

MICROBURST TO BLAME: National Weather Service confirms straight line wind damage in Ontario, Livingston counties

The National Weather Service has confirmed the damage observed through Livingston and Ontario counties on Thursday, June 16 was caused by a microburst, or ‘straight line’ winds. Despite concerns about the spin-up…

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Posted in New York State News Politics

Siena Poll: 92% of New Yorkers say crime is a serious problem, 60% worried about being a crime victim

A majority of New Yorkers think crime is a big problem. In fact, 60% of them in the latest Siena College poll said they were worried about being a victim of crime….

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Posted in Dresden Environment News Politics Seneca County Yates County

Democrats, Republicans unite against Greenidge: Supervisors, party leaders ask for Hochul to deny air permit immediately

Party leaders and elected officials in Seneca County are taking a stand against Greenidge Generation. In a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos, the supervisors…

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Months of planning lead to first annual Finger Lakes Country Music Festival in Palmyra
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Posted in Events Life Music Palmyra Wayne County

Months of planning leads to first annual Finger Lakes Country Music Festival in Palmyra

The Finger Lakes Country Music Festival promises to be a game-changing event for the Finger Lakes region and host community Palmyra, Wayne County. Festivals have evolved into some of the most important…

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GROWING AGAIN: FingerLakes1.com, Inc. is hiring a multimedia journalist!
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Posted in News Rochester Area Syracuse Area

GROWING AGAIN: FingerLakes1.com, Inc. is hiring a multimedia journalist!

A few times over the last three months I’ve dropped in to share updates about FingerLakes1.com, Inc.’s immense growth. Since August 1, 2021 our website has been visited more than 191 million…

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Posted in Food Life Wayne County Webster

OUT & ABOUT: Craving a tavern burger, Pub 235 in Webster delivered on food and experience

It was Saturday night- and we had plans later in the evening. Searching for something nearby on short notice, we hit Pub 235 in Webster. Located at 235 North Avenue in the village, the Pub has been on our local bucket list for over a year. Sometimes the meals you spend the least amount of time anticipating- or planning turn out to be the most-memorable.

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Posted in Auburn Business Canandaigua Cayuga County Geneva Livingston County New York State News Ontario County Politics Rochester Area Schuyler County Seneca County Steuben County Syracuse Area Tompkins County Wayne County Yates County

COLUMN: When it comes to economic development, are local and affordable possible at the same time?

There’s a gap in the economy. People want inexpensive goods, but also want to see locally-sourced goods that fit the mold. It’s impossible, creating an unsustainable long-term view in Upstate New York.

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Posted in News Police Beat Seneca County Seneca Falls

Police: Seneca Falls man stole check, cashed it for himself

Police arrested a Seneca Falls man following an incident in December. According to police, Bryan Rugenstein, 57, of Seneca Falls was charged with criminal solicitation and petit larceny after an investigation into…

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Posted in News Red Creek Wayne County

11-year-old suspended at Red Creek middle school for mask violation: Mother says punishment is too harsh

A Red Creek mother is speaking out after her son’s experience in the Red Creek Central School District. Kelly Teeter reached out to FingerLakes1.com after her son, David, was suspended for not…

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Posted in Environment New York State News Politics

COLUMN: Answering questions about landfill revenue, state support of 2025 closure in Seneca Falls

Earlier this week on The Debrief Podcast a discussion about the future of Seneca Meadows in the town of Seneca Falls prompted co-host Ted Baker to pose a question about the Town’s…

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Posted in News Ontario County

Sheriff Kevin Henderson will resign, attorneys for Ontario County say

Sheriff Kevin Henderson will resign. That was the takeaway from a meeting held by the special committee continuing an investigation into issues at the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office during his tenure. The…

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Posted in News Ontario County Politics

Sheriff Henderson says he will not resign after threats of retaliation from elected officials; Undersheriff resigns after probe

Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson says he’s not going anywhere, despite reports circulating over the holiday weekend that his job was under threat. The elected sheriff released a statement on Tuesday, telling…

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Posted in Geneva Municipal News Ontario County Politics

Pruett’s resignation letter obtained days before leaving Geneva City Council

“I am hereby issuing my resignation from Geneva City Council, Ward 6, becoming effective August 31, 2021.” That’s how the letter authored by Geneva City Councilor John Pruett, which was submitted to…

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DEC investigating after massive manure spill at Genoa dairy farm
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Posted in Cayuga County Environment Genoa News

DEC investigating after massive manure spill at Genoa dairy farm

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating a large manure line leak in Cayuga County. It happened in the town of Genoa, according to the Cayuga County Health Department,…

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Geneva City Councilor announces resignation, cites health and unproductive governing body
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Posted in Geneva News Ontario County Politics

Geneva City Councilor announces resignation, cites health and unproductive governing body

Geneva City Councilor John Pruett is stepping down. He serves as Sixth Ward city councilor and in a letter to Mayor Steve Valentino, he cited an array of issues and concerns that…

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