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Livingston Highway Department accepting public comments for the Presbyterian Road Culvert Replacement Project

Livingston Highway Department accepting public comments for the Presbyterian Road Culvert Replacement Project
The Livingston County Highway Department (LCHD) is accepting public comments now through Aug. 30, 2022, as part of the design process for the Presbyterian Road Culvert Replacement project. Located in the town of Mount Morris, ... more
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Gearan returns to HWS campus as students, faculty ready for fall semester

Gearan returns to HWS campus as students, faculty ready for fall semester
Hobart and William Smith College’s President Mark Gearan is back. The two were on-campus Monday speaking with groups of students, staff, and faculty. Gearan spent nearly two decades as president of HWS from 1999 to ... more
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Three year, $10M partnership to assist direct support professionals in New York approved

New York Senate passes legislation that would establish independent commission to investigate state’s 15,000 COVID-related nursing home deaths
The state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has entered into a $10 million partnership with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals to expand opportunities for professional credentialing for direct support professionals in the ... more
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SNAP in New York: $234M more in food assistance coming for families this week

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Governor Kathy Hochul and other state officials said Monday that anyone enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for August. All households participating in SNAP — ... more
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Canandaigua man had metal knuckles, threatened others with axe during incident

Larceny investigation leads to arrest in Canandaigua
Deputies say a Canandaigua man showed an axe in a threatening manner during an incident on Monday resulting in one arrest. Lucas Jacobson, 41, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession ... more
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Byrne Dairy gets big recognition with annual award for production

Byrne Dairy to sell its Syracuse fresh milk bottling plant and direct story delivery operation
Byrne Dairy, Inc.’s dairy plant in DeWitt has received some recognition. It was named 2022 Dairy Plant of the Year by Dairy Foods Magazine for its accomplishments in aseptic production, food safety, and sustainability. It's ... more
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New York sees COVID-19 caseload drop by 18% over last week: Is the pandemic over?

Majority of Cayuga County
Last week was significant for New York in its continued fight against COVID-19. The state's number of COVID cases dropped by roughly 18% as federal officials eased quarantine and testing guidelines. While some are concerned ... more
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Man cited after traffic stop in Penn Yan

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A Canandaigua man was ticketed following a traffic stop Wednesday morning. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department cited Scott R. Dunton, 46, of Canandaigua for aggravated unlicensed operation. Dunton was observed ... more
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Fox Run Vineyards welcomes new Head Winemaker

Fox Run Vineyards welcomes new Head Winemaker
Fox Run Vineyards, one of the most prominent wineries in the Finger Lakes, has announced the appointment of Craig Hosbach as its new head winemaker effective September 1. Hosbach, 44, succeeds long-time winemaker Peter Bell, ... more
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Geneva Area Chamber co-hosts groundbreaking milestone celebration for Lakes Edge Seneca Development Project

Geneva Area Chamber co-hosts groundbreaking milestone celebration for Lakes Edge Seneca Development Project
The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting a Member Milestone Celebration for one of its newest members, Lake's Edge Development Group LLC, on Thursday, August 25 from 12-2pm. The celebration will honor the ... more
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Letters of interest to fill Waterloo school board vacancy due August 24th

Final decision on new name for Waterloo mascot due in June
Interested in serving on the Waterloo Central School District Board of Education? Those who are interested must submit a letter of interest by August 24. The board has a vacancy brought on by the resignation ... more
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Man arrested after leaving scene of accident in Steuben County

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Deputies report the arrest of a Caledonia man after report of a disabled vehicle on Monday. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested David P. Werdein, 63, of Caledonia for driving while intoxicated and leaving the ... more
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$110,000 coming to grow farm-to-school program in New York

Ontario County Supervisors to consider farm housing grant application
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has been awarded a $110,000 USDA Food and Nutrition Service grant to grow its Farm-to-School program. The grant will support producer readiness training that will help ... more
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Saunders tapped to lead educational opportunity program at SUNY Corning

Crisis team formed at Corning Community College after programs unexpectedly dropped
SUNY Corning Community College says Kim Saunders will serve as Director of Educational Opportunity Program. “CCC is thrilled to have someone with Kim’s educational background and professional experience stepping into this important role,” said Dr ... more
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Union Springs man charged with driving while intoxicated

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Police arrested a Union Springs man after a traffic stop.Robert A. Jacobs, 66, of Union Springs was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Troopers initiated a traffic stop after observing Jacobs crossing the center line on ... more
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Penn Yan motorist charged with unlicensed operation

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Police say a Penn Yan man was ticketed following a traffic stop. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department ticketed Shaun M. Drennen, 42, of Penn Yan for aggravated unlicensed operation. Drennen ... more
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Steuben County Jail inmate charged with grand larceny

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Police say a current inmate at the Steuben County Jail was arrested after a reported larceny. John E. Sabins, 32, of Bath was charged with grand larceny and scheme to defraud. It is alleged that ... more
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BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES: Engagement fatigue happens when residents don’t understand the importance of their feedback (podcast)

BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES: Engagement fatigue happens when residents don't understand the importance of their feedback (podcast)
If your meetings are empty and your public hearings are quiet, it could be a symptom of "engagement fatigue." In many cases, residents don't understand the impact of their feedback on your decisions. This session ... more
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Upstate New York has a Spotted Lanternfly problem: Schumer calls on USDA to free up $212M for fight

Spotted lanternfly: Invasive species poses threat to Finger Lakes wine, beer industries
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Upstate New York is infested with the Spotted Lanternfly. He called on the USDA to act quickly, because Upstate New York's economy, driven by tourism, wineries, and breweries, ... more
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Body found in sailboat on Lake Ontario

Body found in sailboat on Lake Ontario
A man was found dead in a sailboat on Lake Ontario today, multiple news outlets have confirmed. Crews responded just after 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 15 after receiving a report of an unresponsive man ... more
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Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua receives $25,000 grant

Direct payments for essential workers in Connecticut– up to $1,000
Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua has received a grant of $25,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr Legacy Fund for Youth Sports at the Community Foundation. This grant will be applied toward equipment purchased for the ... more
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