Gruesome details of Rideout murder outlined at hearing

Laura, Colin and Alex Rideout, and Paul Tucci are charged with murder and evidence tampering in the death of Craig Rideout, 50, last summer. During the hearing Monday, defense attorneys requested that media outlets should not have access to motion papers, saying they would taint the jury pool for the trial in the case. Judge Moran dismissed the idea, ruling... more

No major changes coming in Richmond as Town Supervisor goes to court

It’s complicated, but nothing major is going to change in the coming weeks. At least not until the Richmond Town Board has more information. Last week Richmond Town Supervisor Nathan Van Bortel was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property — a Class A misdemeanor. He is accused of possessing business records from his previous employer, the Canandaigua National... more

Should Tompkins raise tobacco purchasing age to 21? Public hearing scheduled

Tompkins County has moved a step closer to raising the purchasing age of tobacco to 21. The Health and Human Services Committee voted in favor of the law Monday and scheduled a public hearing on the local law for April. Raising the purchasing age of tobacco, e-cigarettes, shisha and smoking paraphernalia is meant to reduce the number of smokers under... more

Canandaigua drone company scores $250K in Genius NY awards

SkyOp, a Canandaigua-based company that teaches people how to fly drones, did not win the $1 million grand prize in the Genius NY competition. That check was presented to AutoModality, a San Rafael, California-founded company whose technology allows drones to conduct close-up inspection of bridges, buildings and other structures. Nonetheless, SkyOp co-founders Brian Pitre and Dan Albert are smiling a... more

Our Finger Lakes History: The Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention of 1848 (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes a comprehensive look at the factors that contributed to the first Women’s Rights Convention being held in Seneca Falls in 1848. Meet the individuals involved and the local and national reaction to the Declaration of Sentiments which was drafted at the convention. more

Auburn Plaza location of Five Below sets opening date; Radio Shack announces closure

As one national retailer opens its doors in Auburn Plaza, another will close them. Discount chain Five Below has announced via storefront signage that it will open in the Grant Avenue plaza at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24. The Philadelphia-based chain sells fashion accessories, candy, books, decor, bath and body items, electronics and more. Like fellow discount store Dollar Tree,... more

Canandaigua woman charged with burglary

A Canandaigua woman was charged with burglary over the weekend after she allegedly was involved in a theft from a local apartment. Officers say Angela M. Davis, 33, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree burglary on March 17th at 12:38 pm. She allegedly entered an apartment on West Ave and committed a larceny. Davis was arraigned in Canandaigua City Court.... more

State agencies plan meeting on problem gambling

The opening of del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre has generated jobs and excitement throughout the region. It’s also brought the issue of problem gambling to the forefront. Problem gambling will be the topic of a public meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. March 28 in the Training Auditorium at 2465 North Road in Seneca Falls. The event is free... more

Public forums to address Geneva town zoning code changes

The town has scheduled two public forums to discuss changes to its zoning code. Both sessions will be held Saturday. The first will be from 9 to 11 a.m. in the West Lake Road firehouse on Route 14. The second runs from 1 to 3 p.m. in the North Side firehouse on Carter Road. Planners from Ithaca-based George R. Frantz... more

SU’s Tyler Lydon reportedly to declare for the NBA Draft

Tyler Lydon didn’t take long to decide his basketball future after the Orange lost to Ole Miss to end their season on Saturday. The dynamic sophomore forward will sign with an agent and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon will sign with an agent and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, per... more

WEBER: Katie MacIntyre & the Boston Marathon and Menzo Case on financial markets (podcast)

Generations Bank President Menzo Case and Marketing Director Katie MacIntyre join the Web Dog in-studio to talk about the Right to Run 19K, Katie’s participation in the upcoming Boston Marathon, and Menzo’s take on the current financial climate and healthcare situation in America. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

History, culture and more come together in program at Geneva High School

The organizers of Saturday’s Seneca Lake Academy at Geneva didn’t want participants to sit in lectures that resembled some dry C-SPAN book discussion. “Our goal was to have engaging speakers,” said Jill Ritter, a member of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, which sponsored the day-long event at Geneva High School with the high school’s Green Club, headed by Sydney Mittiga,... more

Spring has sprung: Unsettled weather week throughout the FLX

The calendar says “spring,” but it’s going to feel a little on the chilly side at moments this week. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says it’s going to be a roller coaster with temperatures rising, falling, and then rising again at the end of the week. He says Monday will be a cloudy day for the most part, despite the... more

Auburn inmate pleads guilty to possessing weapon, stabbing victim

On Monday, Nicholas Cortese plead guilty to possessing a stabbing–type weapon while an inmate at Auburn Correctional Facility on April 16th, 2016. According to District Attorney Jon Budelmann there were no promises made regarding his sentence exposure. The range is a minimum of two to four years; and up to seven years. He will appear again on May 11th. Cortese... more

Helming seeks residents for veteran nomination

Senator Pam Helming (R, C, I-54th District) is encouraging residents from throughout the 54th Senate District to nominate veterans from their community for the 2017 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors and recognizes outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. “As a State Senator... more

Midlakes to honor grads of distinction

Midlakes to honor grads of distinction
The inaugural class in the Midlakes High School Graduates of Distinction program will be honored during a day of celebration on May 12. The program was approved by the school board last year to recognize the outstanding accomplishments or lifetime achievements of Midlakes alumni. Angela Simmons, a high school history teacher and chair of the committee that established the program,... more

Thousands of social security numbers compromised this tax season

Officials say that as many as 7,100 social security numbers have been compromised in tax season scams. In particular, a scam involving an email, which fraudsters pose as a company executive seeking a social security number has been particularly damaging. Tax officials say that as many as 65 companies with employees in New York have been attacked through this method... more
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