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Muller Field Station to host speaker series

Finger Lakes Community College will host its free Speaking of Nature lecture series this fall at Muller Field Station, 6455 County Road 36, Canadice. Bruce Gilman, field station director and environmental conservation professor, will talk about the facility's history from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26. Th

MPNNOW - 2017-09-19 15:55:53

Notice to Bidders - Hatfield Farms

INVITATION TO BIDDERS The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cayuga County, New York, will receive sealed bids for Hatfield Farms Leachate Collection System, which consists of: a silage leachate collection system consisting of: 162' x 20' concrete collection swale, a 20' x 40' colle

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 04:39:20

CNY mental health aide charged with insurance fraud

An aide at a state mental health facility is facing felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly submitting a false insurance claim. Duane C. Hayes, 40, of Utica, was charged with first-degree falsifying business records and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, both felonies. H

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 01:38:00

College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Time was when renting an apartment in one of this college town's funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Now, renting in Cambridge can feel like that - something critics say is made tougher by short-term rental websites like Airbnb, through wh

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

UR places Florian Jaeger on leave in harassment case

A University of Rochester professor has been placed on leave and a special committee appointed to investigate the university's handling of sexual harassment claims against him. The matter involving professor Florian Jaeger has rocked the prestigious university since the controversy surfaced earlier

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 20:47:34

Letter: Negative campaigns a threat to democracy

Because of my disdain for the negative campaigning conducted by candidates in the 2016 primary race for the 54th District in the New York State Senate, I had decided to tune out the Republican primary this year. However, in August, Kitty Karle walked up our driveway, introduced herself and spent the

MPNNOW - 2017-09-20 07:01:00

Dana Balter seeking Democratic nod to challenge Rep. John Katko for Congress

SYRACUSE - Surrounded by friends and supporters Tuesday at Forman Park, Dana Balter formally announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in New York's 24th Congressional District race. A political newcomer, Balter decided to launch her campaign after spending months exploring a run for Co

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 23:22:00

Former top staffer for Cuomo, Clinton joins Perez Williams' campaign

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Juanita Perez Williams has added a veteran Democratic strategist to her mayoral campaign staff. Peter Kauffmann will serve as a strategic advisor to the campaign. Kauffmann has held top communications positions under Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton. Kauffmann is a New York po

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 19:47:00

Report: teachers chronically absent; charter schools better

Teacher absenteeism in traditional public schools remains a major problem nationwide, with more than a quarter of teachers using 11 or more sick days in 2013-14, according to a new data analysis. The report, released Wednesday by the charter school-backed Thomas B. Fordham Institute, combines four d

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 19:41:51

Driver dies after truck hits ditch in Tompkins County; identity released

CAROLINE, N.Y. -- A man died Friday afternoon when his truck hit a ditch and tipped over in Tompkins County, according to the New York State Police. Thomas B. Ricciuti, 53, of Ithaca, was driving south on Gulf Creek Road in Caroline in his pickup truck when he drove off the road and hit a ditch, pol

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 17:42:00

Unemployment rate increases in Cayuga County

Cayuga County's August unemployment rate was above the prior-year level, the third straight month for such an increase. The county's 4.8-percent jobless rate was up from 4.7 percent reported for August 2016, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday. The county rate was lower than the New York

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 17:00:00

Member of 2 NY fire departments charged with selling heroin

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have charged a member of two fire departments in New York's Southern Tier with selling heroin. The Star-Gazette of Elmira reports (http://stargaz.tt/2ybRsf4 ) that a Chemung County grand jury has indicted 43-year-old Thomas Margeson, of Horseheads, on a felony co

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-09-19 19:41:00

We need sewers and roads, not a tax cut (Commentary)

Construction workers replace sewers in Syracuse in this 2010 photo. Sewer projects aren't sexy but they are a necessary function of government, writes former Oswego mayor John T. Sullivan Jr. John T. Sullivan Jr. is the former chairman of the New York state Democratic Party and a former Oswego may

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 13:00:44

Trooper in charge of Dannemora prison escape manhunt in 2015 writes book

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- The law enforcement officer who led the effort to find two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security New York state prison in 2015 has written a book about his experience. The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh reports that former New York State Police Maj. Charles Guess h

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-19 12:09:00

National Hunting and Fishing Day encourages sportsmen to get outside and promote sport

With rising childhood obesity rates, here are 5 tips to keep your kids healthy over the summer. Maggie Gilroy / Staff video National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, and the New York State Department of Conservation is encouraging hunters and anglers to participate -- and anyone can fish the fr

PRESSCONNECTS - 2017-09-19 14:49:24

Trial date set for Avon man charged with felony DWI

A Nov. 16 trial date has been sent for an Avon man charged with felony driving while intoxicated. James J. Belknap, 48, was charged in February after Sheriff's deputies, investigating the report of a disabled vehicle, found the occupant passed out across the vehicle's two front seats. At trial, Belk

THELCN.COM - 2017-09-18 07:51:00

Accelerator seeks wider electric vehicle use

A Drive Electric Week event for the Rochester EV Accelerator was held at RIT on Sept. 9, with about 100 people taking an EV test drive. (Velvet Spicer) Plug-in electric vehicles account for less than 1 percent of all vehicles registered in Monroe County and the Rochester metro area, but those who ow

ROCHESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Competition key to success of regional economic development councils

Last month, I was pleased to accept Gov. Andrew Cuomo's appointment as co-chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. The appointment came as Wegmans Food Markets Chairman Danny Wegman stepped down as co-chair after nearly seven stellar years of service. I now join Monroe Commun

ROCHESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

NYS Exposed: Local counties seeing increase in drug-related diagnosis for newborns

The reach of the growing opioid epidemic touches every corner of our area and that impact touches some of the most vulnerable in our community: Babies still in their mother's womb. "Babies can have actual withdrawal from the medications that moms are taking," says Suzanne Mullin, the pediatric direc

WHEC TV-10 - 2017-09-19 02:27:00

HEAP season starts Nov. 13 with new application process

The 2017-18 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) season will open on Nov. 13 with a streamlined application process in Niagara County. Applications have already been sent to qualified individuals that received HEAP last year and meet the early outreach criteria. Seniors can obtain help with their a

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-18 03:00:00