MOUNT MORRIS — A former long-term substitute teacher in the Dansville Central School District was arrested by state police earlier this week after images of child pornography and chats related to child exploitation were allegedly discovered on his electronic devices.


WELLSVILLE — Allegany County’s river towns all have the same concern about the Genesee River, but some are coming up with creative and innovative ideas for the Southern Genesee Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.

The board of trustees at Jamestown Community College approved a $32.7 million operating budget for the 2021-22 academic year Tuesday with no change to tuition rates.

ALBANY (TNS) — Republicans want stage agencies to investigate New York’s spike in crime and whether it is related to the oft-politicized bail reforms, which were passed in 2019 by a Democratic-led legislature, but the state may be unbecoming to taking on that task.

ROCHESTER (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from a police raid that allegedly turned up a rifle and pistol, and her 10-year-old daughter alone, in the home she shares with her husband.


ITHACA — A $10 million grant aims to help the U.S. dairy industry become at least carbon neutral while supporting farmer livelihoods — and providing important insight for New York state, which ranks fourth in milk production nationwide.

With hearings to solicit public input on the redrawing of state legislative and congressional districts set to take place in the coming weeks, state Sen. George Borrello urges constituents in the 57th Senate District to make their voices heard to help ensure fair representation for the region.

ALBANY (TNS) — A divide between who has the tools and a high-speed connection to the Internet and who doesn’t has long existed, but the pandemic made clear how important a digital connection is to education, medicine and business. Remote learning, working from home and telehealth were all po…

The American Red Cross in Western New York says the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions.


U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, Republican leader of the Social Security Subcommittee, condemned President Joe Biden’s firing of the Social Security Administration commissioner, calling it “partisan politics” on Saturday.

BUFFALO — If a majority of voters, along with the four-term incumbent, mostly ignored political newcomer India Walton’s campaign for mayor during the Democratic primary, they’re paying attention now.


WEST VALLEY — Shipments by rail of hazardous material and some low-level radioactive waste have resumed at the West Valley Demonstration Project.

ROCHESTER (AP) — A state judge in Western New York announced Friday he would step down from his administrative duties after a photograph taken at Halloween party in 1988 surfaced where he was dressed as a well-known person of color, an act he said he now knows “is considered to be racist."

ROCHESTER (AP) — Human error caused the crash of an Army National Guard helicopter during a January training exercise in upstate New York that killed three soldiers, National Guard officials have determined.

RANDOLPH — Randolph Academy, a 200-student, two-campus New York State Special Act school district that educates children with emotional and mental health disabilities celebrated its 17 graduating seniors Thursday.

BUFFALO — India Walton, a socialist community activist, has defeated the four-term mayor of Buffalo in a Democratic primary, putting her on track to become the first woman to lead New York’s second-largest city.


ST. BONAVENTURE — In response to a challenging year, the St. Bonaventure University community rallied together to raise nearly $3 million for The Bonaventure Fund, making the 2021 fiscal year the most successful in unrestricted annual giving in the university’s history.

Despite completing their degree amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2020 graduates of SUNY Jamestown Community College’s nursing program achieved an 86% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination to become registered nurses — 2% better than the New York state average.

While state Sen. George Borrello was disappointed that Democrats never considered revoking the governor’s pandemic emergency powers before the end of the 2021 legislative session this past Friday, he did point to some victories in the session.