Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2016-09-29T05:12:03Z Winged Mexican Visitor Reluctant to Fly Home <a href=";id=225416" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> It's a once-in-a-lifetime sighting of a bird that has no business hanging out in the Finger Lakes.&nbsp;&nbsp; A Brown Booby, that spends much of its life diving for fish in the ocean along the tropical Mexican coast, appeared over a month ago near... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Train Kills Pedestrian in Chautauqua County <a href=";id=225415" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train early Wednesday morning, according to Chautauqua County authorities.&nbsp; Dunkirk Police believe that two people were walking along the tracks near the city when a CSX train hit one of them.&nb... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Reed Bill Seeks Death Penalty in Fatal Overdose Cases <a href=";id=225414" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Congressman Tom Reed is co-sponsoring legislation that would seek the death penalty for drug dealers who sell narcotics laced with lethal substances that cause fatal overdoses.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Reed says the law, dubbed the HELP Act, would give fe... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Suspects Sought in Ithaca Stabbing <a href=";id=225413" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A 27 year-old man was stabbed in the leg when he attempted to stop two men from robbing his car about 7:42PM, Wednesday night, in the 400 block of Stewart Avenue.&nbsp; According to Ithaca Police, the victim saw two men removing some items from his... Lucas Day and Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z No Toxins Detected in Auburn and Owasco Drinking Water <a href=";id=225406" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Health officials are hopeful that the incidence of blue-green algae toxins in Cayuga County's water supply may have run its course.&nbsp; The latest test results for the town of Owasco and the city of Auburn show no detectable toxins in the drinkin... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Geneva Starts Work On Downtown Revitalization Plan <a href=";id=225375" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> This past July, Geneva won a 10 million dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant from the state. Tuesday night, an advisory committee holds its first meeting at Jordan Hall at the NY State Agriculture Experiment Station. The committee ... Joe Nittler 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Welch Allyn To Add 100 New Jobs in Skaneateles Falls <a href=";id=225358" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The news delivered Wednesday morning by Governor Cuomo that 100 new jobs are coming to Skaneateles Falls based Welch Allyn is good news for Cayuga County. The Governor announced the state will invest $12 million in the medical equipment manufac... Steve Penstone 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Romulus Voters To Consider School Upgrades <a href=";id=225357" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Voters in the Romulus Central School District have a big decision to make. They are being asked to approve a 12.8 million dollar capital improvement project on November 3rd. School Superintendent Marty Rotz tells us there are several things that ne... Joe Nittler 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Local Law 7 Forum Could Be SRO Tonight <a href=";id=225350" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It's likely to be a standing room only affair. Seneca Falls Town leaders have set aside four hours this evening for a public forum on Proposed Local Law 7, which bans solid waste disposal sites unless they have a valid and current state permit. The c... Joe Nittler 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Ontario County Continues To Look At Traffic Circles For Dangerous Intersections <a href=";id=225347" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &n... Joe Nittler 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Reed Bill Would See Heroin, Opioid Dealers Get Death Penalty in Fatal Overdose Cases <a href=";id=225330" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Could convicted heroin and opioid dealers get the death penalty for supplying users with the illict substances that cause an overdose death?&nbsp; Under a new bill proposed by Congressman Tom Reed called the HELP Act, the answer is "yes."[audio:92816... Lucas Day 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Cayuga County Legislature Selects Grant Kyle to District 4 Seat <a href=";id=225320" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Cayuga County legislature has a new member today. Despite a call by county Republicans for a special election, a vote by the legislature last night gave the nod to 30-year old businessman Grant Kyle, who will serve out the term of 4th District le... Steve Penstone 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Foster Grandparents Needed For Dundee School District <a href=";id=225319" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Wayne CAP, or the Wayne County Action Program, offers a diverse range of programs to meet the needs of the citizens of Wayne County and surrounding communities. One of the programs it offers, a foster grandparent program for older residents, is avail... Lucas Day 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Physicans Pair Up at Schuyler Hospital Primary Care <a href=";id=225318" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two Schuyler County physicans are teaming up at Schuyler Hospital's Primary Care. The Hospital's Executive Director of Community Relations Michelle Benjamin tells us more.[audio:9281654100-SaksWilkins.mp3] [/audio] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb... Lucas Day 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Ithaca Firefighter Arrested After Gun Incident in Cortland <a href=";id=225316" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An Ithaca firefighter faces multiple charges following an incident that occurred last week in Cortland. Daryl Pace is accused of standing in her driveway with a long gun and menacing Cortland firefighters as they flushed a nearby hydrant.&nbsp; The I... Lucas Day 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Seneca Lake Plein Air Festival Begins Today <a href=";id=225314" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The beauty of the Finger Lakes will be the inspiration for original works of art created throughout Geneva as part of the Seneca Lake Plein Air Festival this week.&nbsp; One of the premier arts events in the Finger Lakes, the festival will take plac... HWS Office of Communications 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Florida Woman Airlifted After Yates County Crash <a href=";id=225313" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Sarasota, Florida woman was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after being involved in a one car accident on State Route 54 in the town of Barrington Tuesday. 66 year old Joan Wilson lost control of her vehicle, which went off the road and colli... Lucas Day 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Montezuma Wildlife Refuse Spared Drought's Impact <a href=";id=225306" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Severe drought has impacted much of the Finger Lakes, but Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center says lack of rainfall was never an issue for the wildlife refuge because of its proximity to multiple water sources. [audio:9281631401-LAJEWSK... Fred von Wiegen and Ted Baker 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Cuomo Campaign to Hold Back Tainted Funds <a href=";id=225305" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A high-level Democratic official says Governor Cuomo's re-election campaign will "set aside" more than $350,000 in contributions from upstate developers named in a criminal complaint filed last week by the U.S. Attorney's office.&nbsp; The funds ... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z Man Violates Protection Order and Allegedly Causes Damage <a href=";id=225304" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A Farmington man was arrested at his home, Tuesday night, for violating an order of protection and allegedly causing damage to a woman's belongings during a dispute back on September 3.&nbsp; Sheriff's Deputies say 28 year-old Glen Stevens was take... Fred von Wiegen 2016-09-28T05:00:00Z