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Southern Tier residents have extraordinary reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving

When she sits down to the table at her son and daughter-in-law's house this Thanksgiving, Carolyn Smith might lead her family in prayer. Or someone else might take the helm and supply their own words - they're pretty relaxed about it. But these days, the 81-year-old Chenango Bridge resident has a da

PRESSCONNECTS - 2017-11-23 13:30:48

Ithaca Police Charge Man with Arson in Overnight House Fire

Ithaca Police have arrested a 31-year-old Dryden man for allegedly starting a house fire on Wednesday morning. "I'm saddened this happened in our community, and I am thankful for the services from the Red Cross in assisting those who are displaced by this cowardly act. Investigating the origin and

FOX 40 NEWS WICZ TV - 2017-11-23 02:44:00

Dryden man accused of starting fire that displaced seven in Ithaca

Police say a 31-year-old Dryden man caused a fire that displaced seven Ithaca residents who were living at a home a few hundred yards southeast of Ithaca Commons. Firefighters and police were called to the fire at a three-story duplex home located at 120 Hudson St. at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, police sai

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-23 15:41:00

High-speed internet on its way to some rural Cayuga County towns

AUBURN - By the end of 2018, about 4,000 residents in seven rural Cayuga County municipalities will have access to high-speed broadband internet through 400 miles of fiber network from New Visions Communications. The $14.1 million project covers parts of the towns of Sterling, Victory, Montezuma, M


Alternative to West Dryden Pipeline approved by PSC

A natural gas-free plan to meet rising energy needs in the fast-developing reaches of Lansing hurdled an important regulatory step last week. In what Caroline Town Supervisor Irene Weiser in a press release called a "precedent setting" decision, the Public Service Commission unanimously approved a p


Chautauqua County woman killed in hunting accident

A Chautauqua County woman has died following a hunting accident on Wednesday night. Deputies say 43-year-old Rosemary Billquist was walking her dogs when a hunter accidentally shot her after he believed he saw a deer in a field near Armenian Road in the Town of Sherman. The hunter, 34, told author

CNYCENTRAL.COM - 2017-11-23 22:59:03

Police: Auburn man punched woman, stole her phone at restaurant

An Auburn man was arrested Wednesday for punching a woman in the face and stealing her cell phone at an Auburn restaurant, the Auburn Police Department said. Edward I. Vest, 36, of 53 Barber St., was charged with third-degree robbery, a class C felony. Police said he hit the victim and stole the pho

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-11-23 16:30:00

Is it time for Cornell to reconsider fraternities?

Hundreds of Cornell students attended Slope Day festivities on Thursday to celebrate the end of the school year. The last day of classes was Wednesday. Wochit The Greek system is well entrenched at Cornell University, and with good reason. In Andrew D. White's plan of organization for the new insti

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-24 15:27:04

More local law agencies carrying anti-opioid drug

HAINES CITY - A potentially life-saving drug that combats opioid overdoses is now being carried on the street by officers at almost every police department in Polk County. The Winter Haven Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Polk County to have each of its 88 sworn officers

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 03:24:51

Gardening calendar in Polk County

1124GardeningCAL GARDENING CALENDAR FOREST MAGIC NATURE WALK: Led by Steve Franklin, 2 p.m. Nov. 26, Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve, 900 Mackay Blvd., Lake Alfred, free, registration required. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 863-291-5272 or aquinones@mylakealfred.com. MAKE & T

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Thanksgiving evening shoppers search for bargains

LAKELAND - While most Central Floridians were still in the kitchen preparing Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday, or maybe pushing back from the table stuffed with turkey, cranberry sauce and pecan pie, a hardy few were lining up outside big-box stores hoping to snag top deals in pre-Black Friday

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 03:36:05

Home2 Suites hotel being built in Lakeside Village

LAKELAND - The new hotel being built at Lakeside Village will be a Hilton brand. Todd Vargas, senior planner with the Lakeland Community Development Department, said Wednesday the new 110-room hotel will be a Home2 Suites by Hilton. Construction has begun on the hotel north of the Polk Parkway and

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 01:57:19

Letter: A matching proposal on athlete kneeling

As a retired U.S. military member, I spent 7,363 days in service in respect of my country. When an athlete kneels for the national anthem 7,363 times to equal my service, then I will consider his or her position. - Jim Springs, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Lakeland

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 13:00:00

Lake Wales expands public Wi-Fi beyond downtown

LAKE WALES - Public access to the internet just became easier in Lake Wales. The city has added seven public Wi-Fi access points to the two already in the downtown area. Access is now available along Scenic Highway, on downtown's east side, and stretching east to the shores of Lake Wailes. Assistan

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 03:22:23

Davenport holds special meeting on ordinance

DAVENPORT - The Davenport City Commission will hold a special meeting Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. The meeting in City Hall was scheduled for a public hearing and second reading on an ordinance to amend the fiscal year 2016-17 budget. Reasons for the revision include the change of city managers, expenses caus

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 02:01:48

National Lie Month Began Thanksgiving!

It's National Lie Month again! National Lie Month is not like the other National awareness months in that it runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas rather than a regular full month. It was created to celebrate the tradition, institutionalization and long history of lying in America going all the way ba

PATCH - 2017-11-24 07:51:43

Woman killed in shooting on Thanksgiving

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Cincinnati Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Roselawn. Officers were called to the 7500 block of Reading Road just before 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving. They arrived to find a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to the University of Cincinnat

CINCINNATI.COM - 2017-11-24 13:42:47

Covington pop-up shop looking for permanent home

COVINGTON - With the mission to "support and empower" local artists and artisans, Lux Gallery and Gift Shop has opened in Covington. The pop-up shop is open now through Dec. 20, at 2 W. Pike St., Covington. It is operated by the nonprofit Independent NKY Artists and Artisans (INKAA), an art business


Covington Accepts Resignation of Longtime Engineer

He spent roughly eight years at the City of Covington but in a meeting that took less than five minutes, Mike Yeager's time at City Hall came to an end. In a special meeting called for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Yeager's resignation was accepted by a vote of 4-0. The River City News reported last week th


Kentucky officials declare hepatitis outbreak

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky health officials say they are seeing a dramatic rise in hepatitis A cases compared to recent years. The Kentucky Department for Public Health has identified hepatitis A with cases in multiple counties in Kentucky. The office says 31 cases of acute hepatitis A have been

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