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Local doctor leads significant strides fighting Hodgkin Lymphoma

Dr. Jonathan Friedberg, director of the Wilmot Cancer Institute, is making significant strides in the fight against cancer. As the lead researcher of a recent clinical trial, Dr. Friedberg has helped to identify a new ... more

Senate passes HEAT Act: Natural gas appliances one step closer to being banned in NY

The New York State Senate has passed the HEAT Act, which now goes to the Assembly. The legislation aims to phase out gas-line extension allowances, which would reduce the use of natural gas in the state ... more

Lawmakers debate healthcare for asylum seekers in New York

The federal government has approved New York to provide health care coverage to migrants with asylum seeker status and undocumented residents, marking a significant step towards inclusion. However, the legislation to actualize this must pass ... more

Lawmakers move to ban pesticide-treated seeds amid declining bee population in New York

The New York State Legislature is set to vote on a bill banning the sale of seeds pre-treated with neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to a decline in the bee population, despite strong opposition ... more

Convict who misrepresented background, state licenses tried to get top job in Cayuga County: Now he faces 2-4 years in prison

Charles Grefer, a 53-year-old ex-convict from Rochester, was found guilty on Wednesday in Cayuga County Court for misrepresenting his criminal background and professional credentials on an application for a top county position. The Citizen reports ... more

Retail cannabis licenses will be issued next week for the Finger Lakes

Retail cannabis licenses are coming to the Finger Lakes region soon. reports that retail licenses for cannabis dispensaries will be issued next week. The Cannabis Control Board will meet June 15 to decide on ... more

Hochul’s signature is all that awaits on prescription drug transparency bill

The New York State Legislature has given final approval to a bill requiring greater transparency in prescription drug pricing. The legislation, which now awaits Governor Kathy Hochul's signature, mandates that drug manufacturers notify the public ... more

New York offers aid to Canada amid wildfires: Air Quality Alert extended through Thursday

Air quality issues will soon peak: Doctors advise staying indoors as conditions get worse this morning and afternoon
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has offered to send aid to Canada in the fight against wildfires that have ravaged the country. Hochul said that New York is prepared to send firefighters, equipment, and other ... more

Sergeant hurt while man who damaged vehicle with frying pan resists arrest in Seneca County

Deputies arrested a Seneca County resident after a domestic incident where the suspect was repeatedly striking a vehicle with a frying pan. Jamison Davis is accused of damaging the vehicle with a frying pan during ... more

Larceny investigation in Junius leads to arrest of Rochester resident

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Rochester resident following a larceny investigation. Manzel Maxwell, 32, was arrested for petit larceny after being observed stealing property from a business in Junius. He ... more

Waterloo man accused of sexual extortion in Pennsylvania

Waterloo man accused of sexual extortion in Pennsylvania
Police arrested a 23-year-old Waterloo resident following a warrant investigation out of Pennsylvania. Zane Walentukonis was taken into custody in Seneca Falls for a felony warrant out of Pennsylvania. He's accused of sexual extortion and ... more

Newark woman charged with assault after pushing, injuring person during altercation

Deputies arrested a Newark woman following a domestic incident in the town of Palmyra. According to a news release, Margaret McCafferty, 21, was charged with assault after an investigation into an incident in late-May. She's ... more

Newark couple face felony charges for abandoning dog that later died in Ontario County

Authorities in Ontario County have provided an update on the dog that was left abandoned on Stryker Road in Phelps. The dog, now known as Ash, was abandoned on the side of the road and ... more

Proposal would decrease mandated number of lockdown, active shooter drills from four to one in New York

A proposed bill aiming to decrease the annual number of mandated lockdown and active shooter drills in New York schools from four to one may not gain final approval from the Legislature. Should the bill ... more

Sodus gets new climate smart recognition for efforts to go green

New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced that a Wayne County village has received the esteemed Bronze Level Certification in the state's Climate Smart Communities Program. The award is in recognition of eight years of ... more

Canandaigua property owners may be forced to replace lead pipes

A new ordinance mandating inspection and replacement of lead water service lines before property sales was introduced by the City Council on June 1. The regulation, aimed at ensuring clean, lead-free drinking water, requires that ... more

Deputies: Wayne County man committed ‘lewd act’ in view of neighbors and public

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of an Ontario man following a disturbance on Tuesday. Andreas Vagianos, 47, was charged with public lewdness. It's alleged that he exposed himself and proceeded to commit ... more

Supervisors debate, ultimately delay vote on asylum seeker resolution in Ontario County

Last week, the Ontario County Board of Supervisors postponed a vote on a resolution addressing the unplanned relocation of asylum seekers from New York City to Ontario County. Canandaigua Supervisor Jared Simpson proposed several amendments, ... more

Father, son killed in crash with tractor-trailer in Wayne County

Police are investigating a crash that killed two people in Wayne County on Monday. Around 10:15 a.m. a pickup truck and tractor-trailer collided at the intersection of State Route 104 and Ridge Road. The driver ... more
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