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Seneca Falls business owners brought to tears over fire at Ferrara Lumber: “It’s a huge hit for our whole community” (video)
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Posted in Business Fire News Seneca County Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls business owners brought to tears over fire at Ferrara Lumber: “It’s a huge hit for our whole community” (video)

All that’s left of a landmark downtown Seneca Falls business is a skeleton of scorched wood. “It literally breaks my heart,” said Amy Pedulla Kelsey, owner of D.A.’s Liquors down the street….

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Is the Finger Lakes housing market cooling off?  Real estate brokers explain (video)
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Posted in Canandaigua News Ontario County

Is the Finger Lakes housing market cooling off? Real estate brokers explain (video)

Realtor Larry Salvato is showing a property on Parish Road in Honeoye Falls.  Salvato is a sales manager with the ReMax Plus RPP Sold team. He says the Finger Lakes housing market…

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Posted in Cayuga County Environment Health Livingston County New York State News Ontario County Seneca County Tompkins County Tourism Wayne County Yates County

Law enforcement gearing up for busy weekend on the Finger Lakes (video)

Law enforcement is out doing safety checks on Canandaigua Lake. “We’ll pull up alongside and just have a conversation, so we’ll run through all the safety equipment they’re required to have on…

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“We have to depend on ourselves” Wayne County gun lobbyists react to concealed-carry gun law changes
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Posted in Courts Lyons New York State News Politics Wayne County

Wayne County gun lobbyists react to concealed-carry changes: “We have to depend on ourselves” (video)

Don Smith lobbies for legislation favorable to gun owners in Wayne County. “Maintaining our rights to our property which includes guns of course, so for the most part, we are a Second…

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Voters focused on race for sheriff in Ontario County
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Posted in Elections News Ontario County

PRIMARY DAY: Republican voters turn out in Ontario County as sheriff race takes center stage (video)

It’s an important day for voters like Madeline Capuano of Rose Park and Michael Houser of Honeoye. “I gotta vote because that’s my civil right, my duty,” Houser said. “To change the…

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Cannabis-growing facility testing plants for upcoming sale (video)
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Posted in Business Farm New York State Newark News Politics Wayne County

Cannabis-growing facility testing plants for upcoming sale in Finger Lakes (video)

Jon Callahan admires his marijuana plants.  There are thousands of them lined neatly in a row. “We’ve got to baby them until they grow, we’ve got to transplant them, we have to…

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Posted in Courts Health New York State News Uncategorized

Local, regional reaction to Roe v. Wade getting overturned by SCOTUS (video)

Michelle Casey saw this day coming, but she says that doesn’t make it any easier. “I’m completely devastated and it really feels like a real gut punch,” Casey said Friday. Planned Parenthood…

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Free Erie Canal tours highlight Finger Lakes history
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Posted in Geneva News Ontario County Seneca County Seneca Falls Tourism

Free Erie Canal tours highlight Finger Lakes history (video)

Amanda Holchuck is enjoying a cruise along the Erie Canal.  She’s seeing a side of the Finger Lakes she hasn’t before. “Well it’s the first time I’ve ever seen a heron, a…

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Inside look at Geneva’s new food-delivery facility, RealEats (video)
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Posted in Business Geneva Health New York State News Ontario County

RealEats: Inside look at Geneva’s new food delivery facility (video)

Matthew Beadle has been in food manufacturing for more than 20 years.   “I’ve worked for many plants from freeze-fried processing to military rations and canned foods,” he said. Now, he’s the…

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Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY expanding in anticipation of Roe V. Wade overturn
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Posted in Cayuga County Life Livingston County Ontario County Rochester Area Schuyler County Seneca County Steuben County Yates County

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY expanding in anticipation of Roe V. Wade overturn (video)

Michelle Casey is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York. “I’ve been here for six years and my focus has really been on access to care…

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Campers react to impending sale of Babcock-Hovey BSA property
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Posted in News Ovid Seneca County

Scouting community reacts to impending sale of Camp Babcock-Hovey in Ovid (video)

While efforts to save a Boy Scouts camp in Ovid fell short, local campers are devastated by the announced sale. The 300-acre property along Seneca Lake is for sale, according to the…

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Posted in Bloomfield News Ontario County Richmond Weather

Residents clean up after violent storm rocks the Finger Lakes (video)

Daryl Marshall and his family got right to work after a violent storm damaged his barn in the Town of Richmond Thursday. “It blew the roof off the back shed and as…

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“It’s killing us:”  First responders are trying to work around high gas prices (Video)
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Posted in Fire Interlaken Lodi Municipal New York State News Ovid Seneca County Service/non-profit Uncategorized

Training vs. Fuel: First responders forced to make tough choices due to high cost of diesel (video)

Editor’s Note: New York State Senator Pam Helming was mistakenly referred to as “United States Senator” in the video portion of this story. Firefighter Carrie Smalser fills her truck with diesel fuel…

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Volunteers are getting ready for the Ovid Strawberry Festival
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Posted in Events Food Life Music Ovid Religion Seneca County

Volunteers are getting ready for the Ovid Strawberry Festival

“The strawberry festival started 38 years ago as a way for the community to come together,” said event organizer Carrie Smalser. “It was a strawberry social after the fire departments no longer…

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