Ithaca auctioneer ordered to pay nearly $250,000 in restitution, fines

An Ithaca-based auction house has been ordered to pay nearly $250,000 in restitution and fines after the state Attorney General’s Office obtained a judgment for failing to pay consignment fees to customers. The judgment means Finger Lakes Estate and Auction, and owner Charles Dorsey must pay $237,739 in full consumer restitution for profits from sales Read More …

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

The motorized chair, used by Hawking after he was paralyzed with motor neuron disease, raised 296,750 pounds in a Christie’s online auction. It had been expected to fetch up to 15,000 pounds. LONDON — A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost 300,000 pounds ($393,000), while a copy of his Read More …

‘Batman,’ ‘Star Trek’ TV collectibles to be auctioned

‘Batman,’ ‘Star Trek’ TV collectibles to be auctioned LOS ANGELES — A longtime TV memorabilia collector is putting props and costumes from “Batman,” ″Star Trek” and other shows up for auction. James Comisar said 400 items from his collection will be for sale. That includes the Riddler’s green jacket from the first episode of “Batman” Read More …

Vendors sought for TSC Farmers Market

Tractor Supply Company is inviting all local growers, crafters and artisans to showcase their homemade and homegrown goods at a fall Farmers Market outside the Lockport store on Sept. 22. Vendors with expertise in everything from produce and soaps to homemade crafts and candles are encouraged to sign up and participate. “Tractor Supply Farmers Markets Read More …

Washington County gets record profit from property auction

Washington County made a record amount of money at Saturday’s tax auction. The county was owed $509,840 in back taxes, including interest and penalties. It collected $1.24 million, nearly $733,000 more than the taxes owed. County officials don’t like to call the figure a “profit” and instead refer to it as a “surplus.” The county Read More …

Festival of Food tickets on sale now

Annual fundraiser supports Foodlink and its many food-related programs Tickets are now on sale for Rochester’s most delicious night of the year, which returns September 17 with the Festival of Food at the City of Rochester Public Market. Foodlink, the regional food bank that serves 10 counties in the Finger Lakes region, hosts this annual Read More …