Finger Lakes Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-04-25T09:30:47Z Auburn Double Days Announcer Creates Catchphrases Off-the-Cuff <a href=";id=172671" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Many play-by-play announcers on radio and television have recognizable catchphrases. We asked new Doubledays radio voice David Lauterbach&nbsp;if he prefers writing down possible phrases, or if he allows the moment to dictate his call. &nbsp; &nb... Joe Salzone 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z If You Had or Have Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield You Might Be Surprised <a href=";id=172668" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> There's a jackpot of unclaimed money totaling 2.66 million in unclaimed checks issued by Excellus BlueCross/BlueShield to its members and providers. The funds were paid out in claims or refunded premiums to 13,600 individuals and companies, statewi... Fred von Wiegen 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Rochester Music Hall of Fame Inducts Local Legends Sunday <a href=";id=172667" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The 4th Annual Induction Ceremony at the Rochester Music Hall of Fame will take place on Sunday night at the Eastman Theater in Rochester starting at 7PM.&nbsp; It will be a big night for five legends in the making. Steve Feder of the Music Hall of... Paul Szmal and Joe Nittler 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z State Education Department Redefines Teacher Evaluation Policy <a href=";id=172663" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>? &nbsp; The State Education Department has defined a policy change that will allow for school districts to delay the development of new teacher evaluation systems. The deadline is November 15th of this year, but for schools who can prove a hardshi... Fred von Wiegen 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Parents of Gun Toting 1st Grader Dodge Bullet - Walk Scot-Free <a href=";id=172660" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The parents of the boy who brought a handgun to South Seneca Elementary School, last Tuesday, will not face criminal charges. The 7 year-old&nbsp;first grader, has been suspended indefinitely pending a superintendent's hearing. The case involving t... Fred von Wiegen 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Shock Camp After Palmyra Man Deceives Public A Wayne County man accused of stealing some $42,000 from Monroe County residents for snow plowing that he never did has accepted a plea deal and will spend six months in what's called a shock incarceration program, and if he gets through it okay&nb... Fred von Wiegen 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Trial Date Set For Waterloo Justice Roger Barto <a href=";id=172640" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>We now have a trail date set in the case of the people vs. Roger Barto. The acting Waterloo Village Justice was indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury last summer on nine counts after he claimed he suffered injuries when he was attacked outside the W... Joe Nittler 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Brittany's Law Still Languishing In The Assembly <a href=";id=172634" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; They are being pig headed about it. On the Finger Lakes Morning News , Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb told us he just can't get the New York City Democrats who control the Assembly to budge on Brittany's Law and let it ... Joe Nittler 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Wayne County Will Have 9 Drug Drop Off Sites Saturday <a href=";id=172618" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The Wayne County Sheriffs office, New York State Police and all 7&nbsp; Wayne County Police Departments urge you to check your medicine cabinet and get rid of old , unused pharmaceuticals at nine collection sites Saturday from 10 to 2 . Chief Deput... Joe Nittler 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z NYS Gaming Commission Meets Monday; Casinos Not On The Agenda <a href=";id=172615" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; &nbsp;The New York State Gaming Commission holds it's regular monthly meeting in Brooklyn Monday and it looks like they are not ready to grant casino licenses yet. They have an eight item agenda published and there's nothing on it in regard... Joe Nittler 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Geneva Still Needs Candidates For Open School Board Seat <a href=";id=172608" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Geneva School Board has one&nbsp; open seat going into the May 19th election and no on in sight to fill it . Jessica Bailey has decided not to seek re-election. We are told as of mid day Friday&nbsp; no one has picked up a petition to get on the ... Joe Nittler 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Farmington Man Arrested After Tossing Frozen Corn Dogs At Woman <a href=";id=172596" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Farmington man was jailed Wednesday after allegedly throwing frozen corn dogs and a steak at his girl fiend during a domestic disturbance. Ontario County Deputies also say 43 year old John David Kirby was verbally abusive to the woman and their 15 ... Joe Nittler 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Seymour Library Adding Numerous Autism Books and Movies to Collection <a href=";id=172590" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A walk for Autism awareness is coming up Saturday morning in Auburn. In anticipation, Lisa Carr at the Seymour Library says they've been adding books and movies about Autism to their large collection.[audio:4241591502-seymourautism.mp3] [/audio] ... Joe Salzone 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Benefit Tomorrow for Cancer Support Groups in Auburn <a href=";id=172588" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A group called Stand By Me was formed to help raise money for Coaches versus Cancer and the Cayuga County Relay for Life. Their benefit is being held tomorrow afternoon at the Auburn Correctional Facility Recreation Center on Franklin Street in Aub... Joe Salzone 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Yates, Schuyler Fire Departments Holding Open Houses <a href=";id=172542" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Once again this year, New York State is setting aside this weekend for volunteer fire departments to hold recruiting events. The number of volunteer firefighters statewide has dropped to fewer than 90-thousand. Congressman Tom Reed says those volunte... Lucas Day 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Penn Yan Rotary Radio Day Auction Saturday on WFLR <a href=";id=172539" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The 49th annual Penn Yan Rotary Radio Day Auction takes place Saturday on WFLR. The auction will eminate from the Living Well in Penn Yan. Chairperson Carol Worth tells us about some of the items up for bid...[audio:4241554815-PYRotaryRadio15.MP3] [... Lucas Day 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z State Fair Bans Smoking This Year at Chevy Court <a href=";id=172535" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> Smokers will have to light up elsewhere. The State Fair has announced smoking will be banned this summer at Chevy Court. Fair officials say people can still smoke on streets around Chevy Court, but the concert and picnic table areas are off limits.... Joe Salzone 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Break-In at Hidden Valley Camp Under Investigation <a href=";id=172534" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A break-in at Hidden Valley 4-H Camp in Watkins Glen is under investigation. According to State Park police, several buildings were entered sometime between April 14th and 15th, including a cabin, storage shed, pool shed and the old Rec Hall. Two can... Lucas Day 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Schuyler Legislature Appoints New Highway Department Superintendent <a href=";id=172533" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Kenneth Thurston, of Reading, was appointed Schuyler County Highway Superintendent Thursday by the Schuyler County Legislature. Thurston will fill the unexpired term of former Superintendent Greg Mathews through the end of 2017. Mathews resigned in J... Lucas Day 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Chapman Calls for More Collaboration Between Cayuga County Towns and Villages <a href=";id=172520" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>He wants more collaboration. Mike Chapman, chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature, would like to see more towns and villages in the county working together and sharing resources.[audio:4241551750-chapmantowns.mp3] [/audio] Mike Chapman, Cayuga... Joe Salzone 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z