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19 spills in 32 years: Ithaca firm details U.S. Salt discharges into Seneca Lake; Crestwood downplays findings

An Ithaca firm specializing in environmental database services says Seneca Lake has been polluted by south-end brine spills and petroleum releases repeatedly over the past 40 years. In releasing the information obtained from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Walter Hang of Toxics Targeting Inc. is asking the state to deny issuing the permits Crestwood Equity Partners LP needs …... more

Special Labor Day Weekend edition of FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr

Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso preview your Labor Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes and recap the top news stories, local features, and local photos of the week on FingerLakes1.com as the unofficial end of summer is upon us here in the FLX. more

Students entering 7th or 12th grade now required to get meningitis vaccine

Beginning Sept. 1, all public and private school students statewide, entering 7th or 12th grades, must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease (types A, C, W and Y) in order to attend school. Meningococcal disease is a rare but dangerous disease that strikes without warning, according to the state Department of Health. It can cause meningitis (an infection of the lining... more

Heavy traffic expected for holiday weekend, Finger Lakes region is top destination

Many western and central New York families will travel this holiday weekend, increasing traffic across the state, AAA said Wednesday. According to AAA analysis, compared to an average Monday, there will be a 10-percent increase in New York Thruway traffic on Labor Day. Heavy traffic is expected due to low gas prices — the lowest since 2004 — and record-breaking... more

Major heroin bust in Geneva on Tuesday; bail set at $125K

On Tuesday a four month investigation into the sale of heroin at various locations in the City of Geneva came to an end with an arrest. The Geneva Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit along with marked units arrested Crystal M. Seymour, 26, of Geneva — charging her with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree — a... more

New law links DWI and BWI offenses in New York

Boaters who enjoy an adult beverage while operating a vessel on New York State waters will face more serious consequences if they are found to be boating while intoxicated after Nov. 1. An incident that happened over the weekend on Keuka Lake illustrates how a new law might make a difference. A Brooklyn man who was driving a boat that... more

16-year-old charged after alleged assault on school bus

A Stanley minor was arrested by deputies after an incident, which occurred on a school bus in Ontario County. Additional details of the incident were not released. Deputies say that the 16-year-old was arrested for assault in the third degree, and was issued an appearance ticket. The charges will be answered in Hopewell Town Court. more

LETTER: Sodus Town Supervisor endorses Manktelow for NYS Senate

I am currently serving my eleventh year as Supervisor for the Town of Sodus. During that time, I have seen several other Supervisors come and go… each having come to the position with their own goals, morals, management styles and skillsets. As Supervisors, we are placed on the “front lines” of local government and have to deal with hundreds of... more

Waterloo man charged with felony assault after domestic incident involving senior citizen

Waterloo man charged with felony assault after domestic incident involving senior citizen
A Waterloo man was arrested on August 28 for assault after an investigation into a physical altercation during a domestic dispute. Deputies in Seneca County say that Jeffery M. Braun, 45, of Waterloo was charged with assault in the second degree — a Class D felony. The domestic dispute allegedly took place in Waterloo and Braun is accused of causing... more

Some OC Republicans back Manktelow

While Pam Helming, the local GOP-endorsed candidate for the 54th state Senate race, recently touted support from a number of Ontario County Republican supervisors and committee members, a Wayne County candidate has received the backing of other county… Read more from the Canandaigua Messenger more

Candidates speak at SCOPE pig roast in Penn Yan

Candidates for local, state and federal offices made their case for support from voters with a deep interest in the second amendment when they spoke before those gathered for the 14th annual SCOPE Pig Roast Aug. 28. SCOPE (Shooters Committee On Political Education) hosts political candidates during the forum each year before the Primary Election. The organization will hold another... more

Hobart football set to begin 123rd season

The Hobart College football team is firmly entrenched as one of the top programs in the nation. Since the start of the 2010 season, the Statesmen are in the top 20 in both total wins (15th with 53) and winning percentage (16th, .815). Over the past six seasons, Hobart has won four Liberty League Championships, made four NCAA playoff appearances,... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York names new head

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York has named Andrianna Natsoulas as its new executive director. She took the helm of the statewide organization in August. Founded in 1983, NOFA-NY is a member-based, non-profit educational organization of farmers, gardeners, businesses and consumers committed to promoting sustainable and fair local, organic food and farming. Read more from the Canandaigua Messenger more

Syracuse to open the season Friday night vs. Colgate wearing orange jerseys

Syracuse fans who clamored for orange jerseys when Syracuse’s new uniforms debuted two season ago, won’t have to wait long to see the football team clad in their preferred color. The football team announced on Wednesday night that it will wear the orange uniforms during its season-opener against Colgate on Friday night, pairing them with blue helmets and blue pants.... more
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