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DEBRIEF: November fallout, Wells closure, housing crisis, and community engagement (podcast)

DEBRIEF: November fallout, Wells closure, housing crisis, and community engagement (podcast)
Today on the show hosts Jackie and Josh are talking about Geneva's Community Engagement Coordinator position, which was eliminated with a lot of community concern, the closure of Wells College in Aurora, an update on ... more
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$6.7M contract awarded for Sodus Bay repairs

$6.7M contract awarded for Sodus Bay repairs
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a $6.7 million contract to Great Lakes Dock & Materials LLC for repairs to the Great Sodus Bay East Breakwater. This is the largest investment ... more
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Ohio-based payroll firm opens Victor office

Ohio-based payroll firm opens Victor office
Group Management Services (GMS), a payroll and HR services provider, has opened a new office in Victor. The Ohio-based company, headquartered in Richfield, now has 25 locations, including one in Buffalo. The Victor office is ... more
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WEEKLY PLANNER: Warming up, rain chances increasing in Finger Lakes

Deputies investigate after man found dead in Canandaigua Lake
The Finger Lakes will experience warm and humid weather with a chance of storms this week. Humidity will return today, bringing increased chances of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday. A cold front will cross late ... more
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Ithaca to consider bird-friendly building law

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The Ithaca Common Council will soon discuss a new law to protect birds from hitting buildings. The ordinance, proposed by Fourth Ward Alderperson Patrick Kuehl and first reported by The Ithaca Voice, requires new buildings ... more
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Tompkins County receives Juul settlement funds

New York sues Juul Labs for deceptive marketing of e-cigarettes
Tompkins County and local educational organizations will receive $657,313 from a settlement with e-cigarette maker Juul Labs. The funds aim to reduce youth e-cigarette use and enforce anti-vaping regulations. Tompkins County will get $473,932, managed ... more
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Hornell underpass gets new surveillance to combat vandalism

Hornell underpass gets new surveillance to combat vandalism
The Hornell pedestrian underpass on Buffalo Street, known for graffiti and vandalism, will soon have a new surveillance system, according to city officials. The Evening Tribune reports the underpass, which connects Buffalo and Canisteo Streets, ... more
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Sen. O’Mara: Affordability still a major issue in New York

DEBRIEF: Tom O’Mara focuses on being voice for Southern Tier in Albany (podcast)
Sen. Tom O'Mara highlighted a growing concern for New Yorkers in a recent column: the state's rising unaffordability. According to a recent Siena Research Institute poll, 75% of residents report that grocery costs seriously impact ... more
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State appeals court revives lawsuit against proposed Schuyler County waste facility over PFAS-tainted leachate

Schuyler County will consider resoluti
A state appeals court in Albany has revived a lawsuit alleging that waste from a proposed recycling center in Schuyler County would contaminate drinking water drawn from Cayuga Lake. Residents who rely on potentially tainted ... more
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NY bill addresses monopolies, anti-trust loopholes

NY bill addresses monopolies, anti-trust loopholes
New York legislation can address growing anti-trust concerns. The 21st Century Anti-Trust Act updates the state's aged anti-trust laws and closes loopholes companies have abused. This comes as an Institute for Local Self-Reliance report finds ... more
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Deputies: Manchester man endangered children, started fight with person during domestic

Motorcyclist dead after crash in Canandaigua
The Ontario County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance on County Road 7 in Manchester around 4:45 a.m. on Sunday. Deputies found that Wilfredo Ofarril, 56, had started a physical fight and thrown items in ... more
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Police: Driver ticketed after hitting child bicyclist on S. Main St. in Canandaigua

One person critically hurt in Canandaigua fire, two first responders also treated at hospital
A 12-year-old boy was hit by a car while riding his bike on South Main Street in Canandaigua around 6 p.m. on Sunday. He was crossing Saltonstall Street after activating the crosswalk lights when a ... more
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Troopers: 18-month-old run-over by adult driver in Fayette, no charges expected

Waterloo driver ticketed for DWI after crash on Rt. 14 in Phelps
State police have given an update on the fatal accident involving a young child last week in Fayette. According to troopers, an 18-month-old died after an adult driver backed over the child. The adult was ... more
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President Biden ends campaign for re-election, NYS lawmakers react as race to convention begins

Will you get $7,200 next year if the child tax credit is extended?
President Joe Biden has ended his reelection bid and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris. Democrats now face a unique challenge as they prepare for their convention in Chicago from August 19-22. With Biden's endorsement, Harris ... more
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Ready for Halloween? Home Depot unveils 2024 lineup

Ready for Halloween? Home Depot unveils 2024 lineup
Home Depot launched its 2024 Halloween collection, featuring a 12-foot skeleton named Skelly, who now has a 7-foot-long pet dog. The new Skelly dog is one of the highlights, equipped with multiple eye settings. The ... more
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Step-by-Step Guide to the Jury Duty Process

Step-by-Step Guide to the Jury Duty Process
If you get a jury summons, maybe you don’t know what to expect. If you’ve never gone through the process, you might feel a little intimidated. Every citizen does jury duty at some point, so ... more
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Kelce brothers launch new cereal with General Mills

Kelce brothers launch new cereal with General Mills
The Kelce brothers, Travis and Jason, have teamed up with General Mills to create Kelce Mix Cereal. This new product combines their top three favorite cereals: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Reese's Puffs. Alongside ... more
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Deputies: Sodus Point man exposed himself in Newark

Sheriff: Sodus man killed in fatal wreck on Welsher Rd.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a man from the Village of Sodus Point after a disturbance in Newark. Deputies arrested 50-year-old Scott Gessin of Margaretta Road for public lewdness. Authorities allege ... more
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Democrats debate Biden’s successor: Harris or a fresh start?

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates Biden on election victory
As Democrats question President Joe Biden's 2024 run, they also debate whether Vice President Kamala Harris should be the next nominee or if a new candidate should be chosen through a "mini primary" before the ... more
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CDC warns vulnerable groups to reheat deli meats amid Listeria outbreak

CDC lists 23 New York counties as high risk for COVID-19, recommends indoor masking
Amid a fatal listeria outbreak, U.S. health officials advise pregnant people, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems to avoid sliced deli meats unless reheated until steaming. The CDC reported two deaths and 28 ... more
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Doctors debunk swimming after eating myth

Doctors debunk swimming after eating myth
Many believe you must wait 30 minutes after eating before swimming, but doctors say that's not true. Experts that people still have enough blood flow to their muscles after eating. While it's fine to swim ... more
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