FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr: The Olympics, drought relief possible this weekend, Pirates in Palmyra and the Income Gap in the Finger Lakes

The week on FingerLakes1.com and in the FLX with your host Jessica Lahr and Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso. This week’s topics include the Olympics, the upcoming Vino & the Beasts obstacle run and the drought that is gripping our region. Also, some great local photos from the past few days here in the Finger Lakes… Audio Only... more

Hazmat teams respond to chemical spill in Canandaigua

Hazardous materials units from four counties responded Wednesday morning for a chemical spill that resulted in an evacuation of the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center off State Route 332. No employees were hurt as a result of the spill and one firefighter was treated at Thompson Hospital as a precaution, although crews not only battled the spill but also... more

Schuyler Legisluature backs Crestwood’s latest proposal

Schuyler Legisluature backs Crestwood’s latest proposal
The Schuyler County Legislature voted 6-2 Monday to support Crestwood Midstream’s scaled-back liquefied petroleum gas storage project in the town of Reading. Voting for the motion were legislators Dennis Fagan, Barbara Halpin, Philip Barnes, James Howell, Carl Blowers and Mark Rondinaro. Opposed were legislators Michael Lausell and Van Harp. Crestwood officials announced Monday that the company… Read more from the... more

Pinnacle North construction, round two, underway in Canandaigua

As crews continue to finish the first phase of construction on the ambitious, $120 million Pinnacle North project on Lakeshore Drive, discussions on getting the second phase underway have started. No one from the public spoke at a hearing Tuesday night before the Canandaigua City Planning Commission. But commissioners tabled the plan for the second phase of construction, which would... more

del Lago Resort & Casino announces restaurant operated by celebrity chef

Excitement continues to build at del Lago Resort & Casino as another major announcement is made. On Wednesday, the del Lago team announced that Fabio Viviani, world-renowned chef, author and TV personality, will open his very first New York restaurant inside the resort space. Portico by Fabio Viviani, which will open in February 2017 when del Lago Resort & Casino... more

Bath man arrested after stabbing in the village

Bath man arrested after stabbing in the village
A Bath man was arrested after a stabbing incident Tuesday night. Shortly after 10:30 pm Tuesday, Bath Police responded to West Morris Street for a report of someone being stabbed. There they found a 65 year old man with a stab wound in his left bicep. After investigating, Bath Police arrested Ronald Griffin, 65 years old from Bath. He's charged... more

Serious crash in Canandaigua sends three to Strong, two children among seriously injured

Serious crash in Canandaigua sends three to Strong, two children among seriously injured
On Tuesday, at approximately 7:05 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to State Route 21 south on Hickox Road in the Town of Canandaigua for a two car crash with entrapment. When deputies performed an investigation, they learned that Amy Reeg, 40, of Farmington was traveling north on State Route 21, turning left onto Hickox Road and failed to yield... more

Department of Transportation to consider lowering speed limit on Owasco road after fatality

An informational presentation will be held Thursday as the state Department of Transportation prepares to conduct a traffic study along a portion of Route 38A in Owasco, according to Town Supervisor Ed Wagner. An area near the Tom Thumb Drive-In on Route 38A, otherwise known as East Lake Road, was the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident two weeks... more

Girl’s recovery from Skaneateles boat crash: Next step rehab in Boston

Kaelynne Driscoll, a little girl who lost her left arm and leg in a boating crash on Skaneateles Lake, will soon move from Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to a Boston rehabilitation center to begin the next phase of her recovery, her mother said Wednesday. “She’s doing amazing,” said her mom Amber Oursler. “She is able to get up out of... more

Cuomo: Finger Lakes wineries win top honors at New York Wine & Food Classic

Two Finger Lakes wineries received the top awards at the 31st New York Wine & Food Classic held Tuesday and Wednesday in Watkins Glen. Billsboro Winery in Geneva received the Governor's Cup trophy for its 2013 syrah, which also won for best red wine. The Governor's Cup is presented annually to the top wine in the competition. Read More more

Finn’s Tap Room: New look for old Victor favorite

The new owner of the former Mickey Finn’s Restaurant, which for decades was a go-to neighborhood bar and eatery in Victor, said his venue is getting more than a facelift. Restaurateur Nick Iadarola, also the owner of Crust Pizza Kitchen and ER Hots in East Rochester, said a lot has changed since he took ownership last November. First, it’s been... more

Cuts and new revenue options discussed at Cayuga County Legislature budget workshop

Cuts and new revenue options discussed at Cayuga County Legislature budget workshop
Hands were tucked under chins Wednesday night as Cayuga County legislators pondered where the county's finances stand currently, and ways to make cuts or increase revenue. County Budget Director Lynn Marinelli started off the night showing the body where the budget roughly stands. The county is projected to draw about $1.5 million from the fund balance by the end of... more

City manager urges extension of sales tax sharing deal: Numbers indicate city getting more than fair share of county pie

The city’s sales tax sharing agreement with Ontario County has been beneficial to Geneva’s finances and should be extended, City Manager Matt Horn is recommending. The pact is up for renewal after getting a one-year extension for 2016. Horn presented an overview of the sales tax agreement at last week’s Council meeting, noting that the city entered into an agreement... more

Paddle Keuka 5K a big success

Saturday, August 6, was the perfect day for the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s first ever Paddle Keuka 5K. With nearly 70 paddlers and a tremendous crew of volunteers led by our dynamic event leadership trio, Pat Atkinson, FLM&A Volunteer, Taryn Windheim, owner of Finger Lakes Racing and Events, and Natalie Payne, FLM&A Executive Director, the race was a big... more

Sip a spot of wine, for the Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates

Behind the Wines is moving on up. Its first year in the Carriage House at Sonnenberg Gardens was such a success that the second-annual fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates will be in the historic Canandaigua mansion. Featuring hors d’oeuvres by award-winning Root Catering, area wines, and piano music by Tom McClure of Geneva, the event will be 5:30-8 pm... more

Manktelow campaign has $48K in bank, spent $12K thus far

New York State Senate candidate Brian Manktelow announced on Wednesday that his campaign had submitted mandatory 32-days-prior-to-the-primary filings with the New York State Board of Elections. The finance records, which his campaign manager says will be available to the public within 24-hours, highlight that the Manktelow campaign has spent a total of $12,439.63 thus far. The Manktelow campaign notes that... more
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