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Former executive director of Smith Opera House passes away

Former executive director of Smith Opera House passes away
The former executive director of the Smith Opera House has passed away. Richard Erwin, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 25th, according to family members. Calling hours are taking place Friday from ... more
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OBITUARY: Richard Murney, 65, of Oswego

OBITUARY: Richard Murney, 65, of Oswego
Richard F. Murney, 65; of Oswego, NY passed suddenly Sunday, August 7th at his home. He was born in Waterloo, NY to the late George and Shirley (Lautenslager) Murney He has been a longtime resident ... more
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Reception commemorating life of Dr. Judith Pipher set for May 21

Reception commemorating life of Dr. Judith Pipher set for May 21
A reception honoring the life of Dr. Judith L. Pipher, an internationally acclaimed astronomer and National Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee, will be held May 21, 2022 at the National Women’s Hall of Fame, 1 ... more
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Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77

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According to media reports, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is dead. He was 77. Silver was serving time at a Massachusetts federal prison on corruption charges. Just two weeks after being re-elected in 2015, Silver ... more
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Former Geneva Agritech Director Donald Barton dead at 100

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The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has announced the passing of former Cornell Agritech Director Donald Barton. He was 100. Barton died October 7 in Canandaigua. He joined the Cornell faculty in ... more
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Legendary Woodstock promoter Michael Lang dead at 77

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The driving force behind the Woodstock music festival in 1969 has died. Michael Lang was 77. Rolling Stone reports Michael Pagnotta, a spokesperson for Lang’s family, said Sunday the 77-year-old had been battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma ... more
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Former Syracuse football head coach Greg Robinson dies at 70

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Former Syracuse football coach Greg Robinson passed away at the age of 70 on Wednesday. The longtime coach and two-time Super Bowl Champion defensive coordinator with the Denver Broncos spent four seasons at the helm ... more
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Legendary newsman, anchor Rod Wood from WSYR-TV remembered after passing

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Following a legendary 44 year career at NewsChannel 9, anchor and local newsman Rod Wood died on Sunday. He retired last year, and was 81 when he passed. He was considered the dean of Central ... more
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Senator Helming remembers Ralph Calabrese

Senate passes bill doubling farm workforce retention tax credit co-sponsored by Senator Helming
Remembering Ralph Calabrese, an American patriot and friend  by Senator Pam Helming When I took office, Ralph Calabrese was one of the first people to visit me. He presented me with a poem he wrote, ... more
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Former Republican Rep. Sherwood Boehlert passed away late Monday night

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Republican Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, a former republican representing Upstate New York for 24 years, has died. Boehlert served in the House of Representatives from 1983 until 2007. He passed away late Monday night following a ... more
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Victor Franzese, avid racer and owner of Glen Motor Inn, dies at age 81

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Victor Franzese, a local racing legend and owner of the Glen Motor Inn in Watkins Glen passed away on Aug. 28. The Glen Motor Inn has been in Franzese's family since 1985. "Vic" Franzese was ... more
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Wayne County Sheriff’s Office mourns the death of Deputy Johnny T. “JB” Brown

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The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own after he passed away at age 86 on Aug. 20, 2021. Johnny T. Brown, also known as "JB" was a Harlem ... more
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Fire Chief of Savona Fire Department honored

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The Fire Chief of the Savona Fire Department recently passed away from liver failure after serving the department for over thirty years. Steve Beebe, a husband, father, and friend, had the firefighters in Steuben County ... more
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THE KEEPER OF SKANEATELES LAKE: Remembering Dr. Bob Werner

THE KEEPER OF SKANEATELES LAKE: Remembering Dr. Bob Werner
Dr. Bob Werner lived on the shores of Skaneateles Lake, and during an especially busy life, he volunteered much of his free time to insure his beloved lake stayed pristine and beautiful. Werner passed away ... more
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Obituary of Howard James Ward

Obituary of Howard James Ward
Howard James Ward 2/1/2021- 6/15/2021 Howard James "Jimmy" Ward was born in Geneva, NY, on February 1, 1935, to Howard E. and Helen C. Carroll Ward. His family relocated to Seneca Falls, NY, when he ... more
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BonaDent founder passes away at 93

BonaDent founder passes away at 93
Last week the founder of one of the region's most-identifiable businesses passed away. Angelo Bonafiglia, a Philadelphia native, who came to Seneca Falls and started his first dental lab over 75 years ago, passed away ... more
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Mary Anne Kowalski dies unexpectedly after appointment to Seneca County IDA

Mary Anne Kowalski dies unexpectedly after appointment to Seneca County IDA
In a tragic turn of events for Seneca County- a local resident who had been recently appointed to the Industrial Development Agency died. Mary Anne Kowalski died unexpected after being appointed to the IDA at ... more
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Wayne Wagner, Penn Yan leader, remembered for service to community

Wayne Wagner, Penn Yan leader, remembered for service to community
Wayne Wagner was remembered by friends, family, and colleagues as a force for good. He was raised in Steuben County, and called Penn Yan his home for most of his life. He passed away at ... more
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Hall of Famer, former Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro dies at age 81

Hall of Famer, former Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro dies at age 81
Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at age 81. Niekro played an astonishing 24 years in MLB, and the reason he was able to pitch until 48 years old was because his mastering ... more
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