Finger Lakes Headline News (2024)

WEBCAST: Seneca County Board of Supervisors holds July meeting (video)

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors held its monthly meeting for July on Tuesday covering an array of important issues. Watch the full-meeting below, which was streamed on YouTube ... more

/ Staff Report

USPS says stamp prices are going up again in days

Starting July 14, the cost of a First-Class Forever stamp will rise from 68 cents to 73 cents. This is the second increase this year, following a 2-cent hike in January. The USPS has been ... more

/ Staff Report

New York’s school funding formula faces overhaul: What will that mean for schools?

New York’s school funding formula, distributing $24.9 billion in aid, may soon get a major update. The Rockefeller Institute of Government is studying the "Foundation Aid" formula, which aims to reduce funding inequities among school ... more

/ Staff Report

Shots fired on South Plain St. in Ithaca: Police investigating

Ithaca Police responded to reports of gunshots on the 100 block of South Plain Street around 9 PM on July 9. Upon arrival, officers confirmed multiple shots were fired. The area was temporarily closed for ... more

/ Staff Report

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Hurlbut St. bridge to close for repairs in Steuben County

The Hurlbut Street bridge in Arkport and Hornellsville will be closed from July 22 to July 25 for repairs. Located over Marsh Ditch between State Route 36 and Davenport Street, the bridge will undergo surface ... more

/ Staff Report

Officials warn New Yorkers about cyberattack, offer free credit monitoring

Attorney General Letitia James is urging New Yorkers affected by the Change Healthcare data breach to use free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services. In February, Change Healthcare, which handles electronic health care payments, ... more

/ Staff Report

NY to ban plastic toiletry bottles in hotels next year

Starting Jan. 1, 2025, hotels in New York with 50 or more rooms will no longer provide small plastic toiletry bottles. This ban includes mini shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and lotions. Hotels with fewer than ... more

/ Staff Report

MOVE OVER: State trooper and others hurt in 590 crash

A state trooper and two others were injured in a crash on State Route 590 on Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened when a third vehicle sideswiped a state trooper’s car and another car the trooper ... more

/ Staff Report

Spencerport man arrested for assaulting Bath sergeant; department speaks out about violence against police

A Spencerport man was arrested after allegedly injuring a sergeant in Bath. David C. Cervantes, 38, faces a second-degree assault charge, a class D felony. The incident occurred on Howell Street when police were assisting ... more

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REPORT: Hochul’s delay on congestion pricing will cost state jobs in the long-term

New York is seeing ripple effects from Gov. Kathy Hochul pausing "congestion pricing." The Metropolitan Transit Authority haltednumerous capital projectslike Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades at subway stations and track replacements. The pause is costing ... more

/ Edwin Viera

Ontario County Sheriff’s Office promotes two officers

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office promoted two officers in a recent ceremony. John Kesel was elevated to evening road patrol lieutenant, while Dylan LaBrake advanced from deputy to criminal investigator. Sheriff David Cirencione praised Kesel, ... more

/ Staff Report

Canandaigua Lake property owners sues Gorham over flood damage

The Town of Gorham and its Town Board are being sued by the family of a Canandaigua Lake property owner for alleged flooding damage. Michael Cregg, trustee of the Barbara A. Cregg Trust, claims the ... more

/ Staff Report

New coworking space ‘FLX Works’ to open in Watkins Glen

The Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development will celebrate the grand opening of FLX Works, a new coworking space at 216 N Franklin Street, on July 17, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. The event will include ... more

/ Staff Report

Ontario County Chamber CEO joins regional economic development team

Tracey Dello Stritto, President & CEO of the Ontario County Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed a voting member of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC). She attended her first meeting on June ... more

/ Staff Report

Ithaca woman arrested for felony DWI after Scipio stop

On July 3 around 10:56 a.m., Cayuga County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a speeding car on State Route 34 near the Scipio Fire Department. The driver, Theresa P. Cooper of Ithaca, was found to be driving ... more

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Vehicle fire at Serenity Manor Apartments in Geneva

A vehicle fire broke out at Serenity Manor Apartments on July 9 around 2:30 p.m., prompting a swift response from local emergency teams. Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies and White Springs Fire Department arrived to find ... more

/ Staff Report

Sodus man arrested after investigation into shots fired incident in Newark

A chaotic incident involving gunfire on June 22 led to the arrest of a suspect on July 8. Anthony Canady Jr., 21, of Sodus, was arrested for second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Newark Police ... more

/ Staff Report

Arcadia man arrested for threatening person, pinning them against a wall

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported an arrest following a domestic incident investigation. Leon D. Sedore, 52, was charged with second-degree harassment. Deputies allege that Sedore grabbed and pinned the victim, making threats of further ... more

/ Staff Report

Penn Yan man arrested after domestic incident in village, preventing victim from calling 911

Penn Yan Police arrested a local man following a domestic dispute. Conner R. Subeh, 26, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful imprisonment, criminal mischief, and harassment. Police allege that Subeh subjected ... more

/ Staff Report

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