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Subscribed, but don't have a login? Thumbs up: For buying local. The new del Lago Resort & Casino purchased 6,000 bottles of Finger Lakes wine to give to its top guests. That adds up to $84,000 worth of sales for two area wineries, Thirsty Owl and Glenora Wine Cellers. "From the very start, our miss

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-22 20:06:28

After $12 million update, former Cayuga County center will again house youth offenders

SENNETT, N.Y. -- A youth detention center that was shuttered six years ago in Cayuga County will reopen after receiving $12 million worth of upgrades. New York plans to reopen the former Harriett Tubman Residential Center in Sennett, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced this week. The center is one

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-22 19:12:37

Paul McCartney fans travel hundreds of miles to attend Carrier Dome concert

James Migliore (right) and his 89-year-old mother attend the premiere of "Eight Days a Week" on Sept. 16, 2016. They will both travel from Buffalo to see Paul McCartney at the Carrier Dome on Sept. 23, 2017. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- James Migliore was only a child at the time, but he remembers one continu

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-22 16:35:24

Central NY has never had a late September this warm before. Not even close

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The temperature will likely hit 80 degrees in Syracuse today for the eighth day in a row. The forecast calls for five more. Thirteen consecutive days of 80-plus temperatures in Central New York -- in late September? Syracuse hasn't seen anything remotely close to this since weather

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-22 13:26:25

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at frightening new weapons tests. It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement again

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-09-22 14:55:00

Reasons to fear the wind are piling up

Recent writings have indicated that there is much controversy over wind energy in the area. This is true especially in the towns of Somerset and Yates. Apex "Clean Energy," a Virginia-based company, is proposing Project Lighthouse Wind, a project that will string up to 70 huge, 600-foot-plus industr

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-23 05:37:34

A New Start Kitty Rescue Shelter is in need of help

Because cats breed so readily, a few unsprayed female cats can quickly turn a few strays into an unmanageable hoard. Due to the number of hoarding situations addressed in 2016, New Start Kitty Shelter adopted out 789 cats. To facilitate these adoptions without adding to the cat population, the rescu


Family recognized for their role in rescuing teen hiker

Family recognized for their role in Springwater rescue Left to right: Sheriff Dougherty, Tom Froehler, Shannon Froehler, Undersheriff Bean and Kyle FroehlerLeft to right: Sheriff Dougherty, Tom Froehler, Shannon Froehler, Undersheriff Bean and Kyle Froehler September 21, 2017 10:56 PM A family was r

MPNNOW - 2017-09-22 12:05:05

What's it like to live in Tower280? An inside look

Growing up in the 1960s in Brooklyn, I lived in what today's builders would call a "triplex." My aunt and uncle and their two children lived on the top floor. My parents, brother and I lived on the middle floor, and my grandmother lived alone in the ground-floor apartment. As a family, we owned all

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 19:23:33

Finger Lakes SPCA: Young cat Whitney wants out of her condo

Every Friday, The Citizen features a pet available for adoption from the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York. This week, we spotlight Whitney. Q: Who is your best friend? A: He doesn't know it yet, but I have made this handsome boy cat named Norman my BFF. He lives just outside of my condo room in

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-22 04:15:00

Letter: We must say no to oil, gas

Climate change is one of the single biggest threats to our environment, our public health and our economy. Pumping carbon and methane emissions into the atmosphere is accelerating climate change and is responsible for more extreme weather. New York State has spent billions of dollars over the past d

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Matt Sickles settling in as Midlakes superintendent

When he decided to transition to a superintendent's position, Matt Sickles knew the kind of district he wanted to work for and eventually found it at Phelps-Clifton Springs (Midlakes) Central School District. He didn't necessarily expect to move 200 miles away from where he grew up and spent his ent

MPNNOW - 2017-09-21 21:58:47

Man charged with luring 12-year-old for sex pleads not guilty in Cayuga County

AUBURN - An Amsterdam man was arraigned for attempted rape and luring a child Thursday and remanded to Cayuga County Jail Thursday in lieu of $100,000 cash, $300,000 bond. Victoriano Vergel-Marquez, of 24 Carmichael Ave., was arrested in April for attempting to engage a 12-year-old girl in sexual c

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-21 21:00:00

Schumer pushes back against cuts to farming safety agency

Under the current proposal, it would be cut by 40-percent: Schumer says farming-related fatalities are 800-percent higher than many other industries. The federally-funded Center of Occupational Safety and Health for Agriculture provides rollover bars, safety experts and immediate resources. News par

MPNNOW - 2017-09-21 14:00:42

Massive del Lago casino wine purchase boosts Finger Lakes wineries

Jon Cupp, President of Thirsty Owl Wine Company, discusses the winery's sale of 250 cases containing a total of 3,000 bottles of wine to del Lago Resort & Casino. Matt Steecker / Staff video To say the new del Lago Resort & Casino is purchasing and selling locally sourced food and beverages would b

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 13:59:38

Two apprehended after high-speed chase that exceeds 100 mph

Two people were apprehended by police after a high-speed chase that ended in Rochester, according to New York State Police. Trooper Mark O'Donnell said troopers attempted to stop a motorist for a traffic violation while on Interstate 390, near Exit 10 in Livingston County when the driver took off Th

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 17:56:51

1886 Malt: Upstate NY's big new brewery supplier could be game-changer (photos,video)

Noel McCarthy holds a tiny piece of grain -- a kernel of barley -- in his hand, turning it over. "What this is, really, is a little packet of energy," he says. "It's designed to use that energy to make a new plant. But we change that. We take the grain, change it internally, stop it before it makes

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:54:13

A week of summer weather coming

If you haven't planned your weekend yet, get going - over the next week, summer will finally arrive in Rochester (Hey, better late than never.) Technically, it'll be autumn by Friday afternoon. Temperatures may struggle to reach 80 Thursday because of some lingering clouds, said Shawn Smith of the N

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 16:46:19

Latest Obamacare replacement plan would cost NY $19B, analysis shows

Members of 1199SEIU, the healthcare workers union, and community activists rally outside the Galleries of Syracuse today to demonstrate their opposition to the latest Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The latest Senate bill seeking to repeal Obamacare would hurt New York state mo

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:36:54

Seal with amputated flipper headed to Niagara Falls aquarium (photos, video)

Brigantine, N.J. - A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to an Upstate New York aquarium. New Jersey's Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine has been caring for the seal since it was found wounded on a beach in Barnegat L

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:03:33