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- Jets to stay at home for training camp instead of Cortland
The team announced Tuesday it will hold training camp at its facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, after spending five of the past six years at SUNY Cortland. The campus is about a three-hour drive from the Jets' facility.
- Restaurant Management - A Best Practices Approach - By Joe Dunbar
In 1991, my wife Jackie and I spent two weeks in the Finger Lakes area of New York State. We decided to stay at a hotel in Ithaca.
- Chase employees learn more about pending layoffs
The employees, who work in the Chase Tower, learned they'd lose their jobs in January. Severance packages will be offered to employees who are not reassigned.
- Wine review: A surprising dessert wine from Arbor Hill Grapery
To help guide the beginner and the intermediate wine enthusiast, wine reviewers Leah and David Valvo share their thoughts on Finger Lakes wines here each week and on their website, Wineforecaster.com . This week they taste "Ambrosia," a dessert wine from Arbor Hill Grapery and Winery in Naples on the southwestern end of Canandaigua Lake.
- New York opens bidding process for Southern Tier casino
Bidding opened Monday for those interested in building a Las Vegas-style casino in New York's Southern Tier, but so far there's only one contender. The state's Gaming Commission approved a new request for applications at a meeting Monday.
- Teachers take 1,000 apples to New York governor in protest
Teachers from an apple-growing region in New York have delivered 1,000 of them to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to protest education funding levels. The teachers from the Finger Lakes say each of the shiny red apples represents a local teaching position unfilled because of years of underfunding for public education.
- Auburn city lawyer and former judge, Andrew Fusco, dies at 62
Andrew S. Fusco, assistant corporation counsel to the city of Auburn, died overnight, corporation counsel John Rossi said. Rossi said the fire department responded to Fusco's house around 5:30 a.m. The cause of death has not been determined yet.
- Wine review: The semi-dry riesling from Chateau Lafayette Reneau deserves its praise
To help guide the beginner and the intermediate wine enthusiast, we've launched a series of wine reviews from Leah and David Valvo, a husband and wife team who review wines on their website, Wineforecaster.com . This week they try the 2013 Semi Dry Riesling from Chateau Lafayette Reneau, a winery located on the southeastern side of Seneca Lake.
- Winter returns to CNY for first weekend of Spring
Rain and snow along an arctic cold front Saturday afternoon will dispel any thoughts of Spring, with lake effect snow and cold wind chills for Sunday. Cold, wind and some snow will entrench itself over Central New York this weekend as an arctic front and lake effect set us back a month in the weather.
- 130,000 snow geese turn sky white at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
Snow geese take flight this week at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area near Kleinfeltersville. Middle Creek officials estimated 130,000 snow geese, en route to Bylot Island in northwest Greenland, have stopped at Middle Creek Lake.
- Report: Bad bridges need repair, closure
In Monroe County and the Finger Lakes, more than five million vehicles travel each day over bridges that are in need of repair. Some of the bridges are so bad they need structural work.
Time for a good book "The Age of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker is the chosen book for "If All of Rochester Read the Same Book," the annual community read organized by Writers & Books. Groups around the region have been reading the novel since the beginning of the year.
- NYC man drowns trying to save dog that fell through ice
Police say a 34-year-old New York City man has drowned while trying to save his dog from a pond. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office tells local media that Garvin Brown, of Brooklyn, and his fiancee were renting a home in the Finger Lakes town of Naples, 40 miles southeast of Rochester.
- Wine review: A refreshing semi-dry chardonnay from Rock Stream Vineyards
To help guide the beginner and the intermediate wine enthusiast, we've launched a series of wine reviews from Leah and David Valvo, a husband and wife team who review wines on their website, Wineforecaster.com . This week they try a 2012 semi-dry chardonnay from Rock Stream Vineyard, located on the southwestern side of Seneca Lake north of Watkins Glen.
- Track sues over selection of nearby casino in Finger Lakes
A Finger Lakes thoroughbred racetrack with video lottery terminals has filed a lawsuit against New York officials for selecting a nearby casino they claim will siphon off customers. The Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack filed a lawsuit against the state board that in December selected Lago Resort & Casino just off the Thruway in the Town of Tyre as one of three recommended sites for an upstate casino.
- Upstate NY man found dead, trapped under collapsed porch roof
Emergency crews called to help a man trapped under a collapsed porch roof said they now are investigating his death. "The preliminary investigation revealed that Mr. Nelson was tending to his roof when it separated from the house and fell, pinning him underneath the roof debris," state police said in a news release.
- Morning Briefing - March 7
'Good God! Why?' at OldCastle: 'Good God! Why?' will be showing at OldCastle Theatre at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets available at Mac Treasures 600 Main St., Williamstown, Mass., Bennington Bookshop or at the door. Cost for either show is $15 or $10 for students and seniors.
- Wine review: A remarkably smooth Cabernet Franc from Lamoreaux Landing
To help guide the beginner and the intermediate wine enthusiast, we've launched a series of wine reviews from Leah and David Valvo, a husband and wife team who review wines on their website, Wineforecaster.com . This week they try Lamoreaux Landing's T23 Cabernet Franc .
- Comptroller reports growth in NY agriculture industry
A report from the state comptroller's office showed the agriculture industry contributed $37.6 billion to New York's economy in 2012, up 22 percent from its impact in 2007. Released Tuesday, the report shows the state is ranked first nationwide for the production of a variety of dairy products as of 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2012 Census of Agriculture.
- Donohue: Cops make petty subway bust, catch murder suspect
Maybe the heat wasn't working in his subway car. Maybe he was fleeing the pungent smell of homelessness.
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