Area Homeowners Encouraged To Partake In Light Decorating Contest

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Cropped Photo: terren in Virginia / Flickr / CC BY 2.0JAMESTOWN – In an attempt to help the community break away from the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is partnering with a local businesses to host a special light decorating contest.The contest, a partnership between JRC and Chautauqua Sign, is open to all residents of the City of Jamestown and Towns of Ellicott, Kiantone, and Busti.Entries are being accepted online between now and April 5. Entries will need to include one photo of the decorations. Online voting for winners will take place from April 8-14.Chautauqua Sign’s Kristie Voty first brought the idea to the cooperation as a way to help the community take a break from the virus. Chautauqua Sign has made a donation towards prizes, along with a contribution from Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and Jamestown Up Close. Currently there will be at least three local gift card prizes, but JRC is currently seeking more.For official contest rules and more information visit The event is also on Facebook as “Community of Lights.”last_img read more

Social media scheme hits six credit unions

first_imgSix small and large New York credit unions and their members were victimized in a $100,000 social media check fraud scheme.New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneideman filed a 19-count indictment July 29 against Kevin Lee and Daniel Green for writing fraudulent checks in the name of a bogus business to deceive credit union members. The state’s prosecutor said Lee and Green were the ringleaders in this fake check scam and an investigation is continuing in at least eight counties including Westchester, Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Oneida, Broome and Oswego.The credit unions targeted were the $242 million G.P.O. Federal Credit Union in New Hartford, the $815 million Summit Federal Credit Union in Rochester, the $1.3 billion Capital Communications Federal Credit Union in Albany, the Syracuse-based $40 million Money Federal Credit Union, the $1.5 billion Empower Federal Credit Union in Syracuse and the $176 million SECNY Federal Credit Union. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

News outlets wait outside Fine’s home on Friday

first_img Comments Published on November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm An empty hammock swayed in the breeze. A pot lay tipped over in middle of the lawn. Friday’s newspaper sat untouched in the mailbox in front of Bernie Fine’s home. The Fine house seemed isolated from the rest of the neighborhood as a small cluster of cameras and reporters standing in the street focused its attention on any movement coming from the house. It was a waiting game for the media. Waiting for any opportunity to document the smallest piece of information available that could be gathered from the home. Television crews from ESPN, Fox News and the NBC affiliate in Buffalo all stood in the street outside Fine’s home. Writers from The New York Times and The Post-Standard also waited outside. There were never more than 15 media members surveying the home. Reporters and cameramen congregated and chatted while waiting for that opportunity. And when a silver Acura SUV rolled up the street and turned into the Fines’ driveway, the media went silent. The cameramen that at times seemed removed from the situation quickly jumped behind their viewfinders to capture any semblance of a key moment.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text It was one of the few times Friday when something actually happened at the house. Aside from a couple quick peaks out the window by the people inside, the Fine home did not provide much activity. When the SUV pulled into the driveway, a young, unidentified woman stepped out and quickly made her way into the house. She left about an hour later, and another woman was seen in the house as she left. Neither spoke to the media members outside. David Rudoni, a satellite engineer for ESPN, said the network had cameras at the scene since 9 a.m. He added that around 10 a.m., Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, who lives with his family directly across the street from Fine, left his home and stopped in front of the camera crews. Rudoni said Boeheim told them not to bother filming because Fine was not home before driving away. Boeheim’s comment and the woman who pulled into the Fine’s driveway provided the only abnormalities of the day at the house. And for the media waiting outside, it was a largely uneventful site. [email protected] [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more