SENECA — The town of Seneca has property in the Geneva and Marcus Whitman school districts. If a property owner challenges the town’s assessed value of their property, the town can ask Ontario County and the districts to share the cost of defending legal challenges to that assessment.

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LYONS — The defense attorney for the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 14-month-old son suggested police may have continued to interrogate his client well after he had indicated…

CANANDAIGUA — More than a week after the trial started, an Ontario County jury was to begin deliberations Tuesday morning in the case of Erin Rhynes.

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CANANDAIGUA — Erin Rhynes admitted he was in a pickup truck when Michael Cosentino was shot during the early-morning hours of April 1, 2018 — but repeatedly said he was not the shooter.

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GENEVA — For the first time in a decade the Hobart men’s hockey team will be playing in the NCAA Division III Frozen Four as they square off against top ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point this Friday night in Stevens Point, Wis.

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Patrick Kane notices the little things, especially when he's doing really big things. Moments after Kane's assist against the Canucks earlier this week gave him his 100th point of the season, Alex DeBrincat skated over, picked up the puck and delivered it to the Hawks bench to ensure Kane would have a keepsake of the occasion. Kane reached the 100-point mark for the second time in his career, ...

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Rays have signed Cy Young award winner Blake Snell to a five-year, $50-million deal that could keep him with the team through 2023. The contract covers this season, Snell's three years of arbitration eligibility and his first year of free agency, which is significant. There are $2 million in escalator clauses that could raise the total value, though no options. The ...

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The Ravens have agreed in principle to re-sign quarterback Robert Griffin III to a two-year deal, pending the results of a physical, the team announced Thursday. Griffin, whom the Ravens signed to a one-year deal last season, backed up rookie Lamar Jackson after starter Joe Flacco hurt his hip in Week 9. Though he finished just 2-for-6 for 21 passing yards, Griffin spoke often last season of ...

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LOS ANGELES - In the end, the legendary Los Angeles birthplace of what became the vast Fox film empire was just too dear to part with. The historic lot on Pico Boulevard in Century City was retained by the newly formed Fox Corp., even as Walt Disney Co. absorbed much of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets in a $71.3-billion deal that put Captain America and Wolverine on the same team. Fox ...

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It's hard to believe at this stage of the season that Duke, despite its star power and shiny ACC title, is still very much an unfinished product. Just when the Blue Devils were getting rolling, Zion Williamson's shoe slew put a pause on things. And even when he returned in Charlotte, Marques Bolden's injury left a hole to fill. Duke will enter the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed ...

Stories don't usually survive very long in the swift churn of news these days. But the college admissions criminal scandal has legs, probably because it has everything a big story needs: famous people, rich people, the FBI, renowned universities and major-league cheating, including the irresistible detail about Photoshopping kids' heads onto real athletes' bodies. It's one thing for the rich ...

WASHINGTON - Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, penned a letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone Thursday, alleging that Trump administration officials violated federal law. The Maryland Democrat said in his letter that the committee's investigation has found new information that "raises additional security and federal records concerns about the ...

The February 2019 volume of the Journal of Applied Psychology included a major article titled "Gender and the Evaluation of Humor at Work," which ended with a surprisingly gender-specific caveat. Under its "Practical Implications and Conclusion" section, the distinguished researchers - four men and one woman - warned that, "Even when women successfully express humor, they experience a ...

Country singer Justin Carter was shot to death in Texas with a gun that was being used as a prop for a music video, news outlets reported Thursday. The apparent accidental shooting took place in Carter's own apartment in Woodlands, north of Houston, on Saturday, according to WTVD-TV. Details of the accident have not been released, but an employee with Carter's agency, Triple Threat Management, ...

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of New Zealanders and others who have flown in from abroad plan to observe an emotional Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflects on the moment one week ago in which 50 people were killed when a gunman terrorized two mosques.

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a clo…

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NEWARK — A tax-abatement agreement has been reached ahead of a spring groundbreaking for the new IEC Electronics site at Silver Hill Technology Park.

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GENEVA — The group heading the Dove Block restoration effort in downtown Geneva is looking for a new partner for the project’s next stage.

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CLIFTON SPRINGS — When Audrey (Stahl) DeBoover headed off to SUNY Cortland after graduating from Midlakes High School in 2007, she said she was “really clueless like most kids.”

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HIMROD — The grape has been king in the Finger Lakes for some decades now. But a group of investors and one of the area’s most creative chefs are planning to give another traditional Finger Lakes fruit a new showcase.

Thanks to glands of the endocrine system like the ovaries, testes, thyroid and hypothalamus, special chemical messengers known as hormones influence the health of our minds and bodies every day — whether it’s basic needs like hunger and movement to more complex systems such as puberty and reproduction. Hormones can also influence our emotions and moods.

As cliché as it may sound, it’s also a fact: Doing good is good for everyone. Altruism is beneficial to your mental health, physical well-being and sense of belonging. A recent study revealed that volunteering for as little as two hours every week can be instrumental to your health. The same study found that out of all the do-gooders who spent their free time helping others 93 percent reported an improved mood, 79 percent reported decreased stress levels and 88 percent felt a boost in their self-esteem.

Rebecca Williamson, a registered dietitian at IRMC, has spent much of her career making sure folks eat so their hearts are healthier. As with most things in life, moderation is the key. But there’s more to keep in mind.

Cross Creek Church, 3700 state Route 31, Palmyra, joined nearly 600 churches around the world in hosting Night to Shine 2019, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is a prom experience for people 14 and older centered on God’s love for people with special needs. The event was…

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Alaska State Troopers are presenting a special award to Buddy, a German Shepherd that led authorities to a fire at his owners' property. The owner suffered minor burns. (April 22)

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ALBANY (AP) — Democrats across New York state are picking the winner of a long and sometimes nasty primary contest between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist and former "Sex and the City" star Cyn…

Many of us make assumptions. We assume our shoe is still tied. We assume that the gas left in our car’s tank will get us home. But whether it’s tripping over your shoelace or getting stranded on the side of the road, through trial and error, we all probably have learned that we might not alw…