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Coalition educates Congress on bitcoin mining harms

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The National Coalition Against Cryptomining (NCAC) held a panel for Congress, highlighting the environmental and community harms of Bitcoin mining. Representatives from Earthjustice, Sierra Club, Seneca Lake Guardian, and others spoke. Bitcoin mining, banned in ... more
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Monson elected president of Geneva school board

Police investigate another threat at Geneva HS campus on Friday
Kelley Monson is the new president of the Geneva City School District's Board of Education for the 2024-25 school year. Monson, who was elected on July 15, takes over from Stephanie Annear, who did not ... more
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Pennsylvania angler breaks NY bass record on Cayuga Lake

Pennsylvania angler breaks NY bass record on Cayuga Lake
James Britenbaugh of Pennsylvania set a new New York State record for largemouth bass at Cayuga Lake on July 11. He caught a 12-pound, 6-ounce bass, surpassing the previous record set in 1987. The New ... more
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Stony Brook State Park gets $4.5M swimming area overhaul

Stony Brook State Park gets $4.5M swimming area overhaul
Stony Brook State Park’s swimming facilities have received $4.5 million in upgrades, with more improvements on the way. Governor Kathy Hochul’s office announced the completion of the project, which included a new lifeguard headquarters, a ... more
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Cornell sonar device on Cayuga Lake pulled from water after firefighters called to emergency

Cornell sonar device on Cayuga Lake pulled from water after firefighters called to emergency
The Aurora Fire Department responded to a water emergency on Cayuga Lake Monday evening after spotting a flashing light. The light turned out to be an OceanScout sonar device launched by Cornell University on July ... more
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Watch out for unpaid toll scam: Thruway Authority doesn’t send those texts

Watch out for unpaid toll scam: Thruway Authority doesn't send those texts
New Yorkers are receiving scam text messages about unpaid tolls, claiming to be from New York Toll Services. The scam texts state you owe $5.89 and risk a $150 charge if unpaid. The fake link, ... more
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Romulus teacher honored as Outstanding Early Career Teacher

Romulus schools staying remote for another day after student tests positive for COVID-19
Jami Thompson, an agricultural science teacher at Romulus Central School, has been named the 2024 New York Outstanding Early Career Teacher. Thompson, recognized on June 16 at the New York Agricultural Educators award banquet, revived ... more
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NY hunters can print licenses at home beginning Aug. 1

Deer Hunters on Dirt Road
New York hunters, anglers, and trappers will soon be able to print their licenses at home, thanks to a change by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Beginning August 1, licenses and carcass tags ... more
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Wayne County supervisors cut raises for 17 jobs; creates potential legal challenge for conflict of interest

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The Wayne County Board of Supervisors cut expected raises for more than a dozen positions after a heated debate earlier this month. The original plan included pay hikes for roles like the county administrator, county ... more
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Have you seen them? Authorities seek Auburn Bass Pro larceny suspects

Have you seen them? Authorities seek Auburn Bass Pro larceny suspects
The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying suspects in a grand larceny case. The suspects allegedly stole over $1,000 worth of batteries from Bass Pro Shops in Aurelius on June 2. They ... more
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NY delegates react to Biden dropping out; mostly support Harris

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates Biden on election victory
New York state delegates had mixed reactions when President Joe Biden announced he would not seek reelection. Buffalo Common Council Member Mitch Nowakowski was surprised but felt Biden made the right decision. Caroline McGraw, a ... more
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NY election experts say Harris is legal nominee if Dems nominate her

NY election experts say Harris is legal nominee if Dems nominate her
Election experts say Democrats followed the law by nominating Vice President Kamala Harris for president after President Joe Biden decided not to run for re-election. New York delegates endorsed Harris at the Democratic National Convention, ... more
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Sodus man arrested for DWI, unlicensed operation after traffic stop

Sheriff: Sodus man killed in fatal wreck on Welsher Rd.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony J. Cromartie, 55, following a traffic stop investigation. Cromartie, of West Main Street, was charged with driving while intoxicated. He also received citations for aggravated unlicensed operation and ... more
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Hochul announces $15M for youth suicide prevention

Gov’t wants a new 911-like number just for suicide hotline
Governor Kathy Hochul has announced $15 million in funding for suicide prevention services targeting at-risk youth. The funds will support programs for Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and LGBTQ+ youth. The ... more
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Auburn approves sidewalk contract

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Auburn City Council has awarded a $113,855 contract to DiGeorge Construction Services for sidewalk replacements on Owasco Street and South Fulton Street. To maximize federal funding, the council also approved a $61,145 change order to ... more
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Phelps gets $1M grant for culvert project

Phelps gets $1M grant for culvert project
The Town of Phelps has been awarded a $1 million grant to replace a culvert on Melvin Hill Road. This culvert carries water from a tributary to the Canandaigua Lake Outlet. Town Supervisor Bill Wellman ... more
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Three Brothers launches new guided tours

Three Brothers launches new guided tours
Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in the Finger Lakes region is excited to announce the launch of two new guided tours. Visitors can now experience the behind-the-scenes process of wine and beer production or enjoy ... more
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Dresden woman arrested after late-night stabbing in Penn Yan

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Penn Yan Police arrested a Dresden woman after a late-night stabbing on Keuka Street. Tiffany P. Jensen, 33, is accused of stabbing the victim, resulting in serious injuries. Jensen was charged with second-degree assault, a ... more
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Barton woman arrested for impaired driving in Yates County

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Penn Yan Police arrested a Barton woman for impaired driving on July 19. Cynthia M. Cross, 62, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation. Officers stopped Cross around 10:50 ... more
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