Cornell will survey Lake Ontario flooding; businesses, residents urged to participate

Cornell University will be studying the rising waters of Lake Ontario. The New York Sea Grant has awarded rapid response funding to Cornell University to develop and conduct a standardized high water impact survey in the areas along the southern and eastern shores of Lake Ontario. The effort is in response to stakeholder requests for a standardized method to collect... more

Driver of medical supply van killed in Locke crash

In an update Thursday night, police say the driver of the medical supply van involved in today’s serious accident in Locke on Thursday afternoon has died. The accident happened on West Hill Rd., and was reported around 2:40 pm. It took firefighters 45 minutes to free the driver, who was not identified by authorities. The Lincare medical supply van was... more

Forecast improving for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s certainly not going to be a washout. Not by any stretch. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil delivered the news that most of us were hoping for over the last 48 hours. After a rainy Thursday, which made outdoor activity almost impossible – the forecast for the weekend went from damp and dreary, to mostly-dry with most of the rainfall... more

Emergency flood funding legislation passes, awaits Cuomo’s signature

The New York State Senate today announced that a bill to accelerate the availability of emergency funding for water infrastructure has passed both houses and been delivered to the Governor. The bill sponsored by Senator Pam Helming (R-C-I, Canandaigua), moved quickly through the Legislature to help provide resources to fix infrastructure damaged by flooding and high water levels in communities... more

Two sent to hospital after accident at busy Farmington intersection

On Thursday around 1:07 pm deputies in Ontario County, along with Victor Farmington Ambulance and the Farmington Fire Department responded to the intersection of State Route 96 and State Route 332 for the report of a four car accident. Deputies say that Martin Hudson, 22, of Bloomfield was traveling east on State Rt. 96 when he rear ended a vehicle... more

Auburn Correctional remains locked down, drone confiscated day before fight

The Auburn Correctional Facility was placed on lockdown this week, and remains locked down on Friday, according to officials. The maximum security facility was locked down after a fight broke out, which involved at least 10 inmates. The fight happened on Tuesday around 10 pm in the south yard, and involved a large group of inmates who ignored orders to... more

Grand Prize for biggest fish at Saturday’s Trout Derby has increased to $7,500

Organizers of the 2017 National Lake Trout Derby, which takes place on Seneca Lake this Memorial Day weekend, are hoping to lure more anglers with bigger cash prizes this year. Derby President Bob Stivers said the Grand Prize for catching the largest lake, brown, rainbow trout or landlocked salmon is $7,500, up from $5,000 last year. Official website of the... more

Auburn Fire Department helps get man out of Owasco River

The Auburn Fire Department helped a man get out of the Owasco River Thursday night, according to the fire department. Firefighters were dispatched just before 9 p.m. for a report of a man in the river.   Firefighters went behind 147 Owasco St. and were able to verbally led the male out of the water and assisted him up an embankment.... more

Inside the controversial book published by Victor students

The Victor Central School District says it became aware of a controversial and some say offensive book of haiku poems published by a small group of students in mid-April. In a statement sent to parents today the district states it investigated the book and found, “It was intended to be humorous and satirical.” The book includes profanity, homophobic comments and... more

NOW OPEN: The Candle Shop celebrates a new beginning on Exchange St. in Geneva

It’s been a long road, but a rewarding one at the same time. The Candle Shop, which celebrated it’s first weekend open last week – heads into the holiday weekend with renewed confidence about their plan to open a business in Geneva. For Jessica Fischer, owner of The Candle Shop, the idea was born out of uncertainty in 2014. “My... more

Former-employees dispute claim that ‘low salaries’ drive resignations in Seneca County

The Seneca Supervisors say it’s time to deal with employee retention. Earlier this year, County Manager John Sheppard released a report highlighting the losses that Seneca County has experienced. It revealed more than 20 vacancies and 47 resignations. The resignations were attributed to salary deficiencies, as Seneca County came in significantly lower than competing counties in the area. Board moving... more

FLX WEEKLY: Memorial Day Weekend 2017 in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 is nearly upon us. Learn about all the events in Waterloo and across the region and get the weather outlook for the three day holiday weekend. Also, some of the great local photos sent in by our users over the last week, a warning for area boaters, and this weekend’s sports line-up. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim... more

Canandaigua’s Kershaw beach opens Saturday

Buoys are out on Canandaigua Lake. Sand is in place. The beach house is spruced up. And everyone is ramped up and excited for the opening of the Kershaw Park swimming beach on Saturday, according to Dan Mackey, the city’s recreation supervisor. “The only thing we need is some decent weather,” Mackey said. The good news: The Accuweather forecast calls... more

Naples duo faces charges after incident with child

On Thursday at 7:56 pm deputies responded to 13 Concord Park in Naples for a reported disturbance between multiple individuals. Upon investigation it was determined that a domestic fight had occurred between Jesse James Lee, 43, and Tea Leann Lee, 22, both of Naples with a child involved. Both were taken into custody, and Jesse Lee is accused of endangering... more

HELMING: Common Core needs overhaul

Major changes are ahead for New York’s families with school-aged children as the Common Core Standards are headed for a major overhaul. Rolled out nationally in 2011, the Common Core was intended to create a baseline of standards to be used nationally, but is more often known for its confusing language and unsuitability for students with disabilities. Criticism of the... more

Beverly Animal Shelter’s 13th Annual HUGE Garage Sale

Beverly Animal Shelter’s 13th Annual HUGE Garage Sale will be held once again at the Rodman Lott & Son Farm (site of Empire Farm Days), 2973 Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY on June 1, 2 & 3 from  9am-5 pm each day (NO EARLY BIRDS!!). We are still taking donations of good, clean, sellable items for the sale. Please, no:... more
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