PENN YAN — A 25-year veteran of the Yates County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the FBI National Academy earlier this month.

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SENECA FALLS — New York Chiropractic College's centennial homecoming weekend, “A Centennial Celebration,” is underway and will continue through Sunday.

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LYONS — Closure is not a term Wayne County District Attorney Mike Calarco and Sheriff Barry Virts would use to describe the guilty plea Wednesday by Alberto Reyes to two counts of first-degree manslaughter in the 2018 deaths of 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her 14-month-old son, Ow…

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WATERLOO — Crafters are invited to participate in the holiday craft show sponsored by the Waterloo Fire Department Auxiliary, which will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

WATERLOO — Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is continuing its 2019 Food Preservation Series with a class on fermented foods from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Extension office, 3rd floor of the Main Street Shop Centre.

The game of football has regressed slowly in the Finger Lakes region, making it harder for student-athletes to get recruited to play at the college level. Most coaches at the next level look for big, physical athletes to take the field.

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SAN DIEGO - A few weeks ago, a text arrived from Ollie Goulston: "About to get on my first seaplane." He was on the Caribbean island of Antigua, headed for neighboring Barbuda. Population: 1,638. It was part of a seven-country tour. A business trip. The former San Diego Hoover High basketball coach now lives in Medellin, Colombia, running an international scouting service that focuses on Latin ...

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BOSTON - Pedro Martinez can still command your attention with his fastball. His pitches are of the verbal variety these days. The former Red Sox right-hander retired in 2009 after 18 seasons and was comfortably elected to the Hall of Fame. Martinez remains in the public eye through his analyst work on national television and with his charity, the Pedro Martinez Foundation. His voice is a ...

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After the last loss, the one that finished the 1-15 Dallas Cowboys season he still carries, Jimmy Johnson collapsed at his postgame locker after a long-time aide mentioned something as common as doing his TV show the next day. "I broke down and started crying," he said. "I said, 'I can't do it. I'm mentally and physically exhausted. I've got to get out of here.' " Johnson and Rhonda ...

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It is forever tempting to build a team around a young quarterback, but it is almost never easy. There are developmental hiccups and physical limitations, injuries and inconsistencies. Starting quarterbacks are the Jenga piece that can't be bungled, and only so many come ready-made. Drew Brees, the NFL's all-time passing leader, didn't make the Pro Bowl until his fourth season. But if a young ...

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The play that won't leave the mind never happened. The genius and guts and otherworldly physical gifts displayed did not count, at least not officially, but this is like a polar bear riding a unicycle while juggling knives - once you see it, you will never forget it. The play: third-and-14 from the Chiefs' 28. The Chiefs had four receivers, including three split to the left, ...

There are a number of possible explanations for why the president of the United States is so reluctant to let the public see his tax returns and accounting records. Because he's a quiet, humble man, maybe he doesn't want anyone to know just how massively successful and wealthy he really is. Or perhaps he's been giving away so much money to the needy that the scope of his philanthropy might ...

PULLMAN, Wash. - Mike Leach had to worry about weights before wins. When he arrived at Washington State before the 2012 season, eager to revive a football program that had not been to a bowl game in nearly a decade, some players were surprised to learn their new coach expected them to work out year-round. "I don't know who was more stunned, me or them," Leach said this week during a telephone ...

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's top national security adviser Robert O'Brien is likely to select an Asia expert on the National Security Council, Matt Pottinger, as his top deputy, according to two people familiar with the matter. Pottinger has been deeply involved in U.S. talks with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and helped to plan Trump's meetings with the country's leader, Kim ...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to fight climate change.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and "any scenario," its chief commander said Saturday, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook glo…

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Lorena skirted along the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula late Friday, prompting new warnings and watches for coastal areas but apparently sparing a direct hit on the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos.

Photographers — both residents and visitors — were busy this past summer taking pictures of all the Finger Lakes has to offer. We appreciate their photos and sharing them with our readers!

GENEVA — Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union announced early this year that it had entered into an agreement to share its president and CEO, Bob McFadden, with Fairport Federal Credit Union, whose longtime leader was retiring.

LYONS — When talking about startup success in Wayne County, Economic Development Director Brian Pincelli likes to look at Optimax.

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Highlights of this day in history: Israel and the Palestinians sign a major accord; President George W. Bush takes responsibility for the federal response to Hurricane Katrina; Attica prison uprising ends; Rapper Tupac Shakur dies. (Sept. 13)

The Trump Administration rollback of federal clean-water regulations two weeks ago was not that much of a surprise. Since 2016 the president has been wearing out pens — most of them probably Sharpies — repealing environmental protections put in place during previous administrations.

If you read this column even occasionally, then you know my affinity for beholding trees, birds, water, the seasons, and discovering in the minutiae of relationships between them some unexpected shimmering insight. We so often hold ourselves outside of nature, as if we are something distinct…