Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-10-09T01:46:28Z Cuomo Signs Global Agreement to Combat Climate Change <a href=";id=192138" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Governor Andrew Cuomo was joined by former Vice President Al Gore at Columbia University on Thursday to announce four major actions to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across New York State.&nbsp; Cuomo told the audience th... Fred von Wiegen 2015-10-09T05:00:00Z Gillibrand Makes Impassioned Plea to Pass Gun Trafficking Bill <a href=";id=192137" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Thursday, outlined her bipartisan bill to make gun trafficking a federal crime;&nbsp; part of a new push by lawmakers to pass federal gun safety laws.&nbsp; There is currently no federal law that defines gun trafficking as... Fred von Wiegen 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Gov Announces Over $32M in Fed Grants to Promote Highway Safety <a href=";id=192129" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Governor Cuomo, Thursday, announced that over $32 million in federal highway safety grants have been awarded to 541 highway safety programs throughout New York State to improve overall highway safety and reduce the number fatalities and serious injur... Fred von Wiegen 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Traffic Stop Spells Trouble for Farmington Woman <a href=";id=192126" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Farmington woman with five current suspensions on her driver's license was arrested, early Thursday morning, by Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies.&nbsp; 32 year-old Lauri Ray had allegedly switched license plates on her vehicle and was driving on A... Fred von Wiegen 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Cornell President Praises Innovative Spirit at Geneva Campus <a href=";id=192124" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Cornell University President, Elizabeth Garrett, toured the university's Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, this week, and gave the campus high marks for its ground-breaking achievements in food science research. In a town-hall style meeting,... Fred von Wiegen 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Casino Free Tyre Keeps Up Battle Against Lago <a href=";id=192095" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Casino Free Tyre has released a series of new videos on youtube trying to hit back against the developers of the proposed Lago Resort and Casino project just off the Waterloo Thruway Exit in Seneca County. In a news release, the group says the vide... Joe Nittler 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Breaking: Body Found In Erie Canal East Of Macedon; Man Reportedly Well Known <a href=";id=192093" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The body of an unidentified 60-year-old man was found in the Erie Canal this morning along side the 24-hundred block of Quaker Road east of Macedon. Our Fred VonWiegen spoke with Macedon Chief John Colella at the scene of the discovery. Colella is fa... Joe Nittler 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Street Signs Coming to Emerson Park <a href=";id=192083" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A proposal to erect street signs in Emerson Park is a step closer to happening this week after the County Operations Committee approved the resolution on Tuesday. Parks and Trails Superintendent Gary Duckett says the large boat ramp in Owasco and a s... Steve Penstone 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Date Set For Public on New Sampson State Park Master Plan <a href=";id=192079" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation will hold a public hearing October 27th on a new draft Master Plan for Sampson State Park. The plan will outline development and operational goals for the next ten years. There will b... Joe Nittler 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Victor Man Remains In Guarded Condition After Car-Bike Accident <a href=";id=192073" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A 38-year-old Victor man is listed in guarded condition at Strong this afternoon following a car- bicycle accident on Route 332 and Farmbrook Drive in the Town of Farmington around 8:15 last night. State Police say 68-year-old Gregory Kelley of Farmi... Joe Nittler 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Mistrial Declared In Charlie Tan Trial <a href=";id=192062" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A hopelessly hung jury led to a mistrial being declared this morning in the murder trial of former Cornell student Charlie Tan. The 20-year-old Tan was on trial for the shotgun slaying of his father in the family's Pittsford home last February. The... Joe Nittler 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z New Auburn BID Executive Director Hits the Ground Running <a href=";id=192039" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The new Executive Director of the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District has been on the job for less than a week, and already she is hearing from business owners and residents. Stephanie DeVito appeared on Thursday's Finger Lakes Morning News... Steve Penstone 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Follow the Fall Foliage Trail <a href=";id=192028" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Fall colors have started to explode across the Finger Lakes and the Ontario County Historical Society is getting in on the action. Executive Director Ed Varno&nbsp; says they are promoting a new 12 stop Fall Foliage Trail and accompanying map. &nbsp;... Joe Nittler 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z $7-Million Dollar Renovation of Geneva New York State Food Venture Center <a href=";id=192008" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Wednesday hosted the third New York State Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit in Albany, where farm-based beverage manufacturers, industry leaders and agricultural producers met with educators and State officia... News Release 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Maddox Pleads Guilty To Causing Fatal December Crash <a href=";id=191962" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; After balking at a plea deal for nearly a year, 48 year old Todd Maddox pled guilty Tuesday to seven counts including aggravated vehicular homicide for the accident that killed 45-year-old Jennifer Hurlburt and badly injured her boyfriend l... Joe Nittler 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Town of Reading Updating Comprehensive Plan <a href=";id=191998" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Town of Reading is working with the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board and Schuyler County Planning Department to update its comprehensive plan, which is a document that describes the current state of affairs in a commu... Lucas Day 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z State Police Investigating Moped Theft in Pulteney <a href=";id=191995" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>State Police are investigating a burglary that happened at 15688 West Lake Road in the town of Pulteney. The reported incident happened between 6:30 Sunday night and 9:30 Monday morning when an unknown number of subjects entered a garage at that loca... Lucas Day 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z Reed Keeping Mum Over House Speaker Support <a href=";id=192003" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Congressman Tom Reed is not announcing a preference in the race for House Speaker. Last month, current speaker John Boehner announced he would be stepping down from the position at the end of October. Reed says he doesn't have one person in mind.[aud... Lucas Day 2015-10-08T05:00:00Z In New York Kids Can't Get Flu Shots In Drug Stores <a href=";id=191961" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Flu shots are available in more places than ever before, including your corner drug store. However, before you pack up the whole family and go to the store, Ontario County Public Health Nurse Sue McNear says New York pharmacies are barred from vacc... Joe Nittler 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z Former Jackal Back in Jail Less Than 48 Hours After Release <a href=";id=191940" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two days after posting a quarter of a million dollars in bail for his release, the former Elmira Jackals hockey player charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife is back behind bars. Thomas Clayton is accused of violating an order of ... Lucas Day 2015-10-07T05:00:00Z