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Sodus man accused of $11,000 fraud

Sheriff: Sodus man killed in fatal wreck on Welsher Rd.
Deputies arrested a Sodus man following a welfare fraud investigation where more than $11,000 was obtained illegally. Chad Glerum, 52, was arrested for grand larceny, welfare fraud, and three counts of offering a false instrument ... more
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AG James says NY will investigate AT&T outage

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New York Attorney General Letitia James has initiated an investigation into the nationwide AT&T service outage on February 22 that left countless customers without essential communication services for up to 12 hours. In response to ... more
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NY supermarkets push to sell wine, liquor in stores as small businesses fear closure

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In New York, a legislative proposal allowing supermarkets to sell wine has reignited a longstanding debate between convenience for consumers and the survival of local liquor stores. Liquor store operators fears such a measure could ... more
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NY Assemblyman takes aim at Wendy’s proposed ‘surge’ pricing; company since backtracks

NY Assemblyman takes aim at Wendy's proposed 'surge' pricing; company since backtracks
New York Assemblymember Kenny Burgos has announced plans to draft a bill opposing a rumored pricing model by Wendy's, which social media users have interpreted as "surge pricing." The move comes after Wendy's CEO, Kirk ... more
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Kellogg’s CEO faces backlash after saying poor families should eat cereal for dinner

Kellogg’s CEO faces backlash after saying poor families should eat cereal for dinner
Kellogg's CEO Gary Pilnick has sparked controversy by suggesting that families could save money by eating cereal for dinner, amidst rising food costs. This suggestion came during a CNBC interview, where Pilnick highlighted the cost-effectiveness ... more
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Judge delays decision in Seneca County sex abuse case

Judge delays decision in Seneca County sex abuse case
The decision on the fate of a child sexual abuse case in Seneca County has been delayed, as announced by Seneca County Judge Barry Porsch. Originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, the ruling has been postponed ... more
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Rep. Williams faces uphill re-election battle in new version of NY-22

Rep. Williams faces uphill re-election battle in new version of NY-22
In the face of a challenging reelection campaign for the newly configured 22nd Congressional District in Central New York, U.S. Rep. Brandon Williams is receiving a significant show of support from prominent Republican leaders. High-ranking ... more
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Clifton Springs YMCA suffers roof damage in wind storm

Clifton Springs YMCA suffers roof damage in wind storm
The Clifton Springs YMCA suffered extensive damage due to Wednesday night's damaging winds. According to CEO Paul Birtel, the Clifton Springs location at 5 Crane Street had its roof surface peeled off. They said repairs ... more
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Geneva calls for ‘shovel ready’ development proposals

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The City of Geneva is actively seeking proposals for "shovel-ready" development projects eligible for state and federal grants. David West, the city's Planning and Economic Development Director, told the Finger Lakes Times this week that ... more
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Overturned tractor-trailer snarls traffic on I-86 in Steuben County

Overturned tractor-trailer snarls traffic on I-86 in Steuben County
A tractor-trailer accident caused disruptions on I-86 in Steuben County, but the area has now been cleared, restoring normal traffic. The incident, which saw a tractor-trailer roll onto its side into the median, occurred near ... more
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Auburn man part of major drug trafficking ring sentenced to 8 years

Auburn man part of major drug trafficking ring sentenced to 8 years
In Auburn Kyreese T. Gilliam, 27, has been sentenced to eight years in prison following his conviction for second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A felony. The sentence, handed down by Cayuga ... more
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Two face felony charges after illegal drugs, weapons seized in Newfield search

Police investigate after bullet goes through window frame at Ithaca home
In a significant operation on February 29 the Ithaca-Tompkins Specialized Response Team executed a search warrant in the town of Newfield. The operation was a part of an ongoing investigation targeting the illegal sale of ... more
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Lyons Bancorp announces dividend and board election updates

Lyons National Bank breaks ground on new branch
Lyons Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of The Lyons National Bank, has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 35 cents per share, to be paid on April 15, 2024, to shareholders of record as of ... more
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Seneca Foods reports decline in sales, but increase in earnings for 2024

Seneca Foods reports decline in sales, but increase in earnings for 2024
Seneca Foods Corporation announced its financial results for the third quarter and the first nine months ending December 30, 2023. The company reported a slight decrease in net sales, totaling $1,150.6 million, down from $1,178.3 ... more
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Residents gather in Wolcott to hear about dissolution: Vote coming up March 12

Residents gather in Wolcott to hear about dissolution: Vote coming up March 12
In Wolcott, over a hundred community members gathered at a local middle school auditorium to discuss the potential dissolution of their village, a proposal that has stirred considerable concern among its residents. The second public ... more
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Planning board raises questions about proposed Chick-fil-A in Victor

Officials in Victor will hold meeting for residents on Facebook Live
The Victor Planning Board is deliberating a proposal to introduce a Chick-fil-A restaurant near the Eastview Mall, a plan that includes two drive-thru lanes and 65 parking spots on a two-acre site close to the ... more
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Geneva Solar Village project revived: Home Leasing will take over Carter Rd. development

Geneva Solar Village project revive: Home Leasing will take over Carter Rd. development
The Geneva Solar Village project, previously stalled, is now set to resume under the leadership of Rochester-based Home Leasing. The company is promising to deliver affordable solar-powered housing to the 212 Carter Road area. The ... more
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School districts in Cayuga County performed well on state tests, data shows

School districts in Cayuga County performed well on state tests, data shows
School districts in the Cayuga County area have showcased impressive academic performances, with all nine districts recording above-average scores in most subjects of the 2022-23 Regents exams, according to recent data from the New York ... more
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Tompkins County deals with uptick in opioid overdoses

NY death certificates for overdoses must note type of opioid
Tompkins County is grappling with a significant rise in opioid overdose deaths, sparking concern among local officials and community leaders. Six individuals have succumbed to opioid overdoses this month alone, including five deaths reported by ... more
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