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Police: Town court clerk in Seneca County stole $167,000 over 7 years

VARICK, N.Y. - A town court clerk in Seneca County has been accused of stealing $166,999 over seven years from the court, according to the New York State Police. Julie Dougherty, 44, of Varick, was charged today with 2nd-degree grand larceny, police said. The town of 1,800 is southeast of Geneva. Po

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-10-19 17:37:25

SU Maxwell School gets grant to aid schools in Harlem

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University's Maxwell School has received a federal grant that could total $2.35 million over five years to improve education for gifted and talented public school students in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. The grant was developed by Jim Carroll, a Maxwell research as

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-10-19 16:27:37

Uber spent $1.8 million on lobbying for Upstate NY arrival

UPSTATE N.Y. -- The ride-booking app Uber spent nearly $1.8 million in lobbying legislators in its bid in Upstate New York and Long Island, the state's Joint Commission on Public Ethics said. That makes it the biggest spender on lobbying in the first half of 2017, when the legislative session occurr

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-10-19 15:52:11

Stephanie Miner will not run for Congress in 2018

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner will not run for Congress in 2018. Miner's name has been floated as a potential candidate to challenge U.S. Rep. John Katko for Central New York's 24th Congressional District. "After much thoughtful consideration and conversations with my family, I ha

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-10-19 15:50:13

Attica inmate found guilty of assaulting fellow inmate

WARSAW, N.Y. (WIVB) - An inmate currently serving a life sentence for murder at Attica Correctional Facility was found guilty of assaulting another inmate. Devante Spencer, 24, was found guilty of first degree gang assault, first degree assault, and first degree promoting prison contraband by a jury

WIVB - 2017-10-18 21:45:20

Troopers: Man on drugs crashes, rolls over stolen car in Oneida County

DURHAMVILLE, N.Y. -- A man was on drugs Tuesday morning when he crashed a stolen car in Oneida County, troopers said. Robert S. Matuszczak Jr. was driving west on Route 31 in Durhamville around 8:50 a.m. when he veered into the oncoming lane and drove off the road, said the New York State Police. Th

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-10-19 12:27:00

Police officer involved in Oct. 4 Pinnacle North shooting identified

State police say an off-duty parole officer fired first at Sgt. Scott Kadien, who then returned fire, killing the parole officer. CANANDAIGUA - The Canandaigua city police officer involved in the Oct. 4 shooting at Pinnacle North Apartments has been identified as Sgt. Scott Kadien, a 15-year veteran

MPNNOW - 2017-10-19 01:06:18

Regional labor union supports Lattimore for Cayuga County Legislature

Cayuga County Legislator Tim Lattimore received an endorsement from county union workers and their regional political committee in his campaign for reelection. The Civil Service Employees Association Central Region 5 Political Action Committee announced the endorsement in a letter to Lattimore dated


Schumer: Lower broadband standard would be 'inadequate' for rural NY

A Federal Communications Commission proposal to alter the definition of broadband could have a negative impact on rural New York, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned Wednesday. The agency is considering a plan to lower the broadband from 25 to 10 megabits per second for downloads and from 3


Randy Wolken to be new co-chair of Central NY economic development council

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Randy Wolken, president and CEO of the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, will succeed CenterState CEO President Robert Simpson as co-chair of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council. Wolken will join the council's academic co-chair, SUNY Upstate Medi


Schumer: Upstate NY would be left behind if FCC lowers broadband standards

WASHINGTON -- A Federal Communications Commission proposal to lower the standard for what qualifies as broadband internet service would leave large parts of Upstate New York with poor internet service, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday. The FCC in August proposed changing the national definit


Couple Charged with Drug Possession in East Fishkill

Mikal Anderson EAST FISHKILL - A couple were stopped by East Fishkill Police on Rt. 82 in Hopewell Junction about 10:43 p.m. on Oct. 17, following an incident the two were involved in just minutes earlier at the Stewart's Shop on Rt. 82, according to police. During the investigation, officers allege


Poughkeepsie trio charged in Amenia burglary

Three people from Poughkeepsie were charged with felonies Tuesday following a burglary in the Town of Amenia. State police charged 32-year-old Austin M. Lovett, 21-year-old Taylor E. Desario, and 17-year-old Dyer A. Burns for second-degree burglary, a class C felony. Police received a complaint of a

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-10-19 14:14:28

50th Marist President's Awards honor local leaders

POUGHKEEPSIE - A room full of noteworthy civic leaders attended the 50th annual President's Community Breakfast at Marist College in Poughkeepsie Thursday, honoring two new recipients of the prestigious Community Service award, presented to restaurateur Nick Citera and community leader Shirley Adams

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-10-20 07:00:00

Hold the Date list of upcoming events

Legends by Candlelight ghosts tours, Oct. 27-28 Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Ave., Germantown, will present tours 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27-28. Guests will be welcomed into a 1921 Halloween party featuring a spiritual medium, crystal ball and Ouija board. When the seance goes wrong, the house is

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-10-20 00:00:07

Business Excellence Awards recognize Dutchess businesses, nonprofits

More than 100 people packed into the Grandview Hotel in Poughkeepsie on Thursday night to celebrate the honorees at the Think Dutchess Business Excellence Awards. The annual celebration recognizes area businesses and nonprofits that have made an impact in Dutchess County. Video by Jack Howland/Poug

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-10-20 00:07:35

Learn to store your garden tools for winter

Gardeners use many tools, and it's important to store them the right way. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's Master Gardener Program will hold a free workshop about the best way to prepare tools for winter storage. It takes place from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Xeriscape Garden, locate

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-10-20 07:01:00

Shandaken Man Sentenced in 2015 Vehicular Manslaughter Case

Danny Griffin KINGSTON - Danny Griffin, age 32, of Shandaken, received a sentence of 2 1/3 to 7 years in state prison Oct. 17, 2017, in Ulster County Court upon his conviction of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree. The case stemmed from a morning collision on State Rt. 28 in the Town of Oli


Dutchess County man, 21, indicted in Westchester road rage killing

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. >> A Lagrangeville man has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in connection with a fatal motor vehicle incident on the Taconic State Parkway in Briarcliff Manor. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino Jr. said Christian Walczyk, 21, was also charged with crimina

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-10-20 04:00:00

Long Island sand and gravel hauler disputes role in Accord illegal dumping case

TOWN OF ROCHESTER, N.Y. >> A Long Island sand and gravel hauling company owner sought to clear his name and that of his company, NYTAC Corp., in a controversy over the dumping of illegal construction and demolition material on private property in Ulster County last summer. Truck drivers, who alleged

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-10-20 04:00:00