Power outages, downed trees in the Finger Lakes (full coverage)

Strong thunderstorms are clearing out of the area, as of 7 pm. While a Tornado Watch and several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings had been active earlier – those are quickly expiring as the main line of thunderstorms rushes off to the east. Power outages were reported throughout the region, with Cayuga County being among the hardest hit. Officials in the Village... more

FOOD IN THE FLX: Jerlando’s Ristorante is a Watkins Glen signature

Many years ago, the region also saw its fair share of Italian immigrants. Those folks brought with them a a cuisine that has had a lasting impact on American culture as a whole, but also resulted in some fantastic restaurants — as those families turned “home cooking” into business models. While in Watkins Glen last week, I visited what easily... more

Macedon man escapes three story fall at Onanda Park with non-life threatening injuries

Deputies in Ontario County say they responded to a fall at Onanda Park around 8:12 pm on Saturday. They say Jacob A. Peck, 19, of Macedon fell approximately three stories off a cliff down a waterfall. As result of the fall, Peck suffered a shoulder injury. However, he was spared other serious injuries, according to deputies. The Ontario County Rope... more

Sen. Helming says time to act is now for those in Sodus, Wayne Co.

Drive around Sodus Point and you’ll see a community taking no chances. Sand bags stacked several high are visible on every property along Lake Ontario. As the water continues to rise, so to concerns about what will happen next. Village officials have said that if the water rises too much more, it could compromise municipal water systems. State legislators requested... more

Landfill loses over clay mine in court again

Twice denied. The Fourth Department Appellate Division Court in Rochester ruled Friday that Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls cannot reargue a Feb. 3 ruling that halted the landfill’s Meadow View Mine clay mining project in the town off North and Burgess roads. That court also denied Seneca Meadows’ request to appeal the ruling to the state’s highest court. “Motion... more

Greater Canandaigua Civic Center celebrates 25 years

It’s kind of weird how some of Mike Boudway’s warmest hockey memories come from the coldest of days. “Oh, it was cold,” the 1988 graduate of Canandaigua Academy said of his days with the Canandaigua Knights hockey organization on the outdoor rink on Pearl Street. “I remember being so cold we’d put all of our gear on at home and... more

Victor woman charged with DWI

On April 29th around 10:37 pm deputies in Ontario County arrested Mary Morrell, 47, of Victor for driving while intoxicated. Deputies say she was operating her vehicle on State Route 5 in the Town of East Bloomfield when she was stopped by police. According to deputies, she failed to stay right, which resulted in the traffic stop. When investigated, it... more

5 Bills thoughts from the 2017 NFL draft

NFL personnel executives always strive to get starters with their top three picks. At face value the Bills top three draft choices look capable of pushing for starting roles. Tre’Davious White will likely push second-year cornerback Kevon Seymour for a starting role on the boundary. Zay Jones is a legitimate candidate in the battle for the top job opposite Sammy... more

Putting down the scalpel: Longtime Geneva surgeon says time is right to retire

Shortly after Dr. Peter D’Silva came to New York from India, he did something on many people’s Empire State wish list. “When everybody comes here they want to see Niagara Falls, right?” D’Silva Peter D’Silvasaid during a recent interview at his office on the Geneva General Hospital campus. “That is one of the first things I did.” Rather than drive... more

Thompson Health doctor among those charged in Wayne Co. prostitution investigation

Six men were charged on Wednesday with third-degree patronizing a person for prostitution after a town of Ontario resident tipped off Wayne County sheriff’s deputies about an ad on a social media website. The tip lead deputies to Backpage.com and an ad posted by a female, unidentified by police, who was soliciting money for sex in the Ontario area. FingerLakes1.com... more

del Lago update: Casino has second-best week since opening

del Lago Resort & Casino just had one of it’s best weeks ever. The casino has only been open for a couple of months, but del Lago achieved its second-best week since opening on February 1st, according to filing with New York State. The third week of April saw pre-tax revenues over $3.4 million, which was the second-highest gross gaming... more

ELLIS: The inevitable future of Seneca Falls

For all humans, one of the most difficult truths to grasp is that nothing lasts forever and that change inevitable. Seneca Meadows Inc. will eventually shut their gates, the trash haulers will vanish from route 414, the systems that were built to protect our community from toxic landfill contents will eventually deteriorate, and the tax easements that have us riding... more

What’s Up With That?: Bee hotel looking for customers

The buzz on the street is, the bee hotel soon may open for business. Kaitlin Deutsch, a Gainesville, Florida, native and doctoral student in entomology at Cornell University, is hoping to erect a bee nesting box on a tree in Gibson Street Park as part of a research project. City Council is expected to consider the request at its meeting... more

Former Sterling Nature Center volunteers remembered with memorial grove

Sterling Nature Center Director Jim D’Angelo recalls those who spent some of their time on this earth helping with the center. “There’s been a lot of people associated with the nature center who have passed away. Some people have given donations in memory of those people, but others used to volunteer or used to come and hike here,” D’Angelo said.... more

Over 2,200 runners circle Seneca Lake today for annual Seneca7 relay (everything you need to know)

The Seneca7 will introduce you to the wonders of Seneca Lake: rushing inlets, crashing waterfalls, banks bathed in golden sunlight and as the race website says, “all you have to do is run around it”. The Seneca7 consists of more than 325 seven-member teams, including many from across upstate New York, competing on a 77.7-mile course encircling Seneca Lake. Before they’ve... more

Auburn Walk for Autism ‘a great cause’

Herman Avenue Elementary School was abuzz with activity on Saturday morning with hundreds of Cayuga County residents coming together in support of community members living with autism. The fifth annual Walk for Autism Awareness began in front of the school and proceeded across Genesee Street to the outer loop of Hoopes Park and back to the school. The walk is... more
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