Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-12-19T02:44:33Z Update: Seneca Falls Casino Celebration Goes On Despite Cuomo Cancellation <a href=";id=156533" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>You win some, you lose some. Roughly 24 hours after Seneca County got word from Albany that the Town of Tyre had been recommended for one of four casino licenses, Governor Andrew Cuomo was scheduled for a tour of three Gaming Facility Location Board ... Joe Salzone 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Canandaigua Man Allegedly Breaks into Home, Confronted by Resident <a href=";id=156532" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Canandaigua man is under arrest and charged with burglary. Police say Jonathan Volpe broke into a Park Avenue home Wednesday afternoon around four o'clock, but quickly was confronted by a woman who lived there. 32-year-old Volpe allegedly bolted wi... Joe Salzone 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Auburn Bar to Re-Open Christmas Eve <a href=";id=156506" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> They've got their liquor license and are getting ready to stock the bar. Tinker's Guild in Auburn is re-opening before the New Year. Owner John Mortimer tells Finger Lakes News Radio his Franklin Street bar, which has been rebuilt after a February ... Joe Salzone 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Additional Charges for Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Ontario County Teen <a href=";id=156502" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Additional charges are expected today for a Chili man in Monroe County Court. 30 year old Matthew Ringrose is now facing 14 additional charges of alleged rape and sex abuse. Ringrose was sentenced recently to 16 to 28 years in prison in Ontario Count... Tiffany Collinsworth 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Incoming Geneva Chamber Executive Director Ready for New Year Start <a href=";id=156493" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has named Miranda Polmanteer as its next Executive Director/Vice President. Polmanteer has worked all over the Finger Lakes from the Southern Tier to Canandaigua, which will give her an advantage in the new positio... Tiffany Collinsworth 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Seneca Chamber Director Addresses Casino Concerns <a href=";id=156484" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Casino advocates and Seneca County officials are still beaming after the state Gaming Facilities Location Board recommended granting a gaming license to a proposed casino in the Town of Tyre. On the Finger Lakes Morning News, Seneca County Chamber Ex... Joe Salzone 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z State Lawmakers React to Fracking Ban <a href=";id=156478" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>With news coming Wednesday out of Albany that fracking will be banned in New York State, State Senator Jim Seward says it's time to move on and focus on other efforts to improve life in the Empire State.[audio:SewardFrackingDecision121714.mp3] [/aud... Joe Salzone and Fred von Wiegen 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Yates County's "Living Legend" Bloomquist Passes Away <a href=";id=156430" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>[audio:ObamaMilly14.mp3] [/audio] That was President Barack Obama at the White House in October of 2011 as he awarded Penn Yan resident Milly Bloomquist the Presidential Citizen's Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor.&nbsp; Bloomquist ... Lucas Day 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Two People Injured in Benton Accident <a href=";id=156426" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A two car accident at the intersection of Ferguson Corners and Hall Roads in the town of Benton Wednesday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital. 84 year old Lester McMillen, of Penn Yan, entered the intersection and turned into the path of a ca... Lucas Day 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Congressman-elect Katko Spliting Time Between DC and District <a href=";id=156424" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>He hasn't been sworn in yet, but Congressman-elect John Katko already knows how he'll spend his time as representative of the 24th district. Katko tells Finger Lakes News Radio how he will divide his time.[audio:katkooffices.mp3] [/audio] Katko say... Joe Salzone 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Arrests Mount in Gas Storage Protest <a href=";id=156397" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Another 41 protesters - mostly educators from the Finger Lakes - were arrested Tuesday for blocking the main gate of Crestwood Midstream's headquarters in the Schuyler County Town of Reading.&nbsp; The group, which protests under the banner of "We Ar... Fred von Wiegen 2014-12-18T05:00:00Z Union Springs Taxpayers Okay District Rainy Day Fund <a href=";id=156396" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>By a vote of 174 to 29, taxpayers in Union Springs have established a capital reserve fund for the school district.&nbsp; According to the Auburn Citizen, the fund will essentially be a rainy-day savings account in which unexpended budget monies are ... Fred von Wiegen 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Casino Free Tyre Vows to Keep Fighting Wilmorite Casino <a href=";id=156394" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Casino Free Tyre, which has waged a campaign to prevent a casino from being built in the Town of Tyre, was understandably disappointed by the Gaming Facility Location Board's recommendation to grant a license to Wilmorite to build its proposed $425 m... Joe Nittler and Fred von Wiegen 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z BRAVO LAGO! Seneca County Site Selected for Casino <a href=";id=156364" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>12/18/14 UPDATE 8:35AM&nbsp;Seneca County Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Shipley reacted to the casino announcement just minutes ago on the Finger Lakes Morning News, saying the casino and the nearby development announced by the Sessler Companies... Greg Cotterill 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z NYS To Prohibit Hydrofracking <a href=";id=156355" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> New York DEC Commissioner Joe Martens and Acting State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker have formally called for a prohibition on hyrdofracking in New York State. Both gave reports during a meeting of Governor Cuomo's cabinet today. Zucker says h... Joe Nittler 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Farmington Planning Board Gets First Look At Fed Ex Plans Tonight <a href=";id=156326" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> It's the top item on their agenda tonight. The Farmington Town Planning Board gets its first formal look at plans for a Fed Ex Warehouse and Distribution Center. The complex would be located on Collett Road between Route 332 and Hook Road. The buil... Joe Nittler 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Update: State Police Release Names Of People Killed In Town Of Phelps Accident <a href=";id=156166" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Update:&nbsp; 12/17/14 State Police in Canandaigua have released the names of the people involved in Tuesday morning's fatal accident that claimed the lives of three people in the Town of Phelps. Authorities say 71 year old Richard Rhinevault of Gen... Joe Nittler 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z Shoplifting Leads to Prison for Auburn Woman <a href=";id=156318" target="_blank"><img src=" Bars.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An Auburn woman is going to prison for as much as three years for shoplifting. The Citizen reports Tiffany Ernst pleaded guilty in October to burglarazing Wegmans and shoplifting nearly 60 dollars worth of goods. 32-year-old Ernst tried getting her g... Joe Salzone 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z Auburn Schools Preparing Tech Plan for State Money <a href=";id=156280" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Voters in November approved the two billion dollar Smart Schools proposition, allowing school districts to upgrade technology and equipment to keep up with the ever-changing pace of the 21st century. Auburn schools can receive as much as 3.5 million ... Joe Salzone 2014-12-17T05:00:00Z 41 Protesters Arrested at Crestwood Tuesday (Video) <a href=";id=156179" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Forty-one people, mostly teachers and college professors, were arrested Tuesday for blocking the gates of Crestwood Midstream in the town of Reading. State Police, Watkins Glen Village Police, and the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office arrested the pro... Lucas Day 2014-12-16T05:00:00Z