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One dead, another airlifted after two motorcycles crash on Rt. 88 in Arcadia

Geneva woman dies from injuries sustained in Wayne County crash
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened on Route 88 in the town of Arcadia late-Sunday. Derick Haak, 38, of Ontario was traveling north on Route 88 while operating ... more
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Drought conditions remain the same: Should Finger Lakes residents be concerned?

Drought conditions remain the same: Should Finger Lakes residents be concerned?
The U.S. Drought Monitor says conditions have remained about the same for most of the Finger Lakes and Central New York. In its weekly update released August 4, the Drought Monitor noted that several counties ... more
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Sheriff Luce: County Road 124 shut down for two hours during Cayuga Nation demolition, standoff between opposing factions

Sheriff Luce: County Road 124 shut down for two hours during Cayuga Nation demolition, standoff between opposing factions
Sheriff Tim Luce provided an update on the demolition of Cayuga Nation-owned properties in Seneca County on Wednesday. On August 3rd, 2022, at about 5:58 p.m. deputies were dispatched to 2778 County Road 124 in ... more
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Smith will retire as undersheriff in Cayuga County, Peenstra to leave SFPD for the job

Smith will retire as undersheriff in Cayuga County, Peenstra to leave SFPD for the job
Undersheriff Steve Smith is retiring, but a familiar face in local law enforcement will be assuming his vacated role. Sheriff Brian Schenck, who leads the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, confirmed the news in a press ... more
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HWS President Mark Gearan has COVID, but that’s not slowing him down

HWS plans furloughs, pay reductions amid uncertain future on campus
Days after Hobart and William Smith Colleges announced that Mark Gearan would return as president of the Geneva institutions - a positive COVID test has entered the equation. However, it's not slowing him down. "While ... more
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Siena poll shows Hochul, Schumer, DiNapoli, and James all have big leads over Republican challengers in New York

Siena poll shows Hochul, Schumer, DiNapoli, and James all have big leads over Republican challengers in New York
There are three months until Election Day, but that doesn't mean it's too early for some prognostication on what the outcome of New York's gubernatorial race might look like. A new Siena Poll released on ... more
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Want to work for the DMV? They’re hiring, here’s how to apply

Want to work for the DMV? They're hiring, here's how to apply
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles announced this week that it's civil service exam period has opened. The agency is seeking motor vehicle representatives. The exam period will remain open until Wednesday, August ... more
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Hochul announces $682M in financing for affordable housing projects

Hochul announces $682M in financing for affordable housing projects
New York State announced more than $682 million in bonds and subsidies to make more than 1,600 affordable housing projects come to life. The developments will leverage an additional $218 million in private funding to ... more
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Who won that massive $1.3B Mega Millions lottery drawing over the weekend?

Winning $1M lottery ticket sold in Painted Post
Who won that massive $1.3 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot over the weekend? The answer to that question probably lies in another, similar question posed in 2018. That's when a lucky lottery player won the ... more
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One airlifted, witnesses sought as investigation continues into Cayuga County crash

One airlifted from crash involving car, motorcycle in Auburn
At least one person was airlifted from the scene of a serious crash in the town of Sterling Saturday afternoon. First responders were called to the intersection between Routes 38 and 104 in Cayuga County ... more
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One hospitalized after two-car crash in Sodus

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Deputies say one person was sent to the hospital after a motor vehicle crash in Sodus on Friday. Owen Moore, 16, of Lyons was traveling north on South Geneva Road when he approached the intersection ... more
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Man sent to Strong after falling off back of UTV in Wayne County

Wayne County moves forward with plan for countywide EMS operation, seeks contractor to oversee project
Deputies report the investigation of a personal injury incident involving a UTV. Deputies say it happened on Lake Road in Williamson late-Friday. Dennis Smith, 50, of Pennsylvania was riding in the rear of a UTV ... more
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Governor Hochul declares state disaster emergency in response to monkeypox outbreak

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After multiple agencies and municipalities issued updates late last week on their fight against Monkeypox, Governor Kathy Hochul issued the most stern warning yet. Hochul issued an executive order declaring a State Disaster Emergency in ... more
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NYS will spend $113M to turn around SUNY enrollment decline: How will funds be used?

SUNY schools’ lax policies led to out-of-state students getting discoutned tuition, audit found
The state is going to spend $113 million to bolster its SUNY campuses and overall enrollment. Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the criteria for allocating ... more
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Clyde-Savannah pushes elementary start time later to accommodate shortage of bus drivers

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Elementary students at the Clyde-Savannah School District are getting a late-start in 2022-23. A letter to parents informed them that it's part of an effort to avoid the chances of needing to move to virtual ... more
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What is a child care desert? How will $100M in state funding help address it?

What is a child care desert? How will $100M in state funding help address it?
Nearly $70 million in grant funding has been awarded to newly licensed, registered or permitted child care programs in areas of the state that are considered child care deserts, according to Governor Kathy Hochul's office ... more
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Congressman Lee Zeldin attacked at gubernatorial campaign event at VFW in Perinton

Fairport man who attacked Rep. Zeldin at campaign event faces federal assault charge
It was a typical campaign event for Congressman Lee Zeldin, a candidate for New York State Governor on Thursday. That is until he was attacked by a member of the audience while speaking at the ... more
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Ovid Big M named 2022 Small Business of the Year: “This award belongs to our amazing team and loyal customers”

Ovid Big M named 2022 Small Business of the Year: “This award belongs to our amazing team and loyal customers”
The Ovid Big M Supermarket has been named Business of the Year by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce. The longtime supermarket, which serves all of South Seneca, made it through all of the market ... more
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Two hospitalized, 87-year-old ticketed after crash on Rt. 96 in Victor

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On Tuesday around 3:20 p.m. deputies responded to a two car crash along with Victor Farmington Fire and EMS at the intersection of State Route 251 and State Route 96. According to a news release, ... more
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