Deputy Chief Anthony pleads guilty to minor DWAI charge in court; remains suspended indefinitely

Deputy Chief of Police Roger J. Anthony, 44, who was charged with driving while intoxicated and has been suspended indefinitely without pay has pleaded guilty. Anthony pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired by alcohol, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine. He could also face a conditional discharge, according to officials. That said, it’s the most Anthony... more

FLX WEEKLY: Easter recap, Earth Day and more (podcast)

Easter is officially behind us and the FL1 staff is here to bring you the latest from the region. Whether you’re looking for something to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes — or just curious about the forecast — check out the most-informative 30 minutes in local media. Join Jessica Lahr, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso on this Earth... more

Special State of Emergency declared along Lake Ontario in Wayne County

Officials in Wayne County have declared a special state of emergency for all Wayne County bays and harbors. Board of Supervisors Chairman Steven LeRoy and Sheriff Barry Virts pursuant to Executive Law Article 2B declared the special state of emergency for Sodus Bay, Port Bay, East Bay, Blind Sodus Bay, Pultneyville Harbor and Bear Creek Harbor in Wayne County. Effective... more

CEO: Cayuga Milk Ingredients lost $30M in sales ‘overnight’ due to Canada’s trade rules

Kevin Ellis knew his company, Cayuga Milk Ingredients in Aurelius, would take a hit when Canada implemented its new dairy pricing policy related to ultra-filtered milk. What he didn’t know is how soon the trade rules would affect sales. “The impact is our sales went to zero on April 1 because we have no sales into Canada at this point,”... more

VISION FOR THE FUTURE: Trout released into waterways of former Army Depot

Things are changing at Deer Haven Park at the former Seneca Army Depot. In a press release on Tuesday, Earl Martin announced that 300 brook trout and brown trout would be released into waterways throughout the Depot property. Martin, who owns Deer Haven Park, said the trout were recently released into the Depot waterways in an effort to focus on... more

CMAC: Concert days are green days

Just three days before Earth Day, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center announced its new sustainability initiative for the 2017 season. Joining concerts and music venues around the nation, CMAC is going green through partnerships with Impact Earth and JUST water. The ultimate goal: zero waste production. “We are thrilled for this new initiative that will take CMAC to the... more

Finger Lakes gets $12m from NY to fight heroin epidemic

The Finger Lakes region is getting $12 million from New York State to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic. The funding was announced after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation that gives $213 million to New York State to combat heroin. The funding will help support prevention, treatment and recovery programs. The programs will target chemical dependency, public awareness and... more

State funds not enough to finish Owasco Flats project

Bruce Natale is hopeful that the latest delay in an approximately five-year endeavor to restore the Owasco Flats is coming to an end. The environmental engineer for Cayuga County, Natale has worked on the design and study at the southern end of the lake since the county was awarded state funding in 2011. The plan hopes to keep the sediment... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, still pushing for change 50 years later

On Monday, 70-year-old Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon for the ninth time in five decades. Fifty years ago, while she was a Syracuse University undergraduate, she became the first woman to ever run it officially. The Boston Marathon had 13,698 female entrants in 2017, with women making up about 46 percent of the field. Switzer was the lone woman... more

Newly obtained documents raise questions in Geneva (podcast)

Tonight on the Debrief Podcast the Geneva Foundry took center stage as Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed the ongoing debate, litigation and scrutiny that the City of Geneva faces moving forward. Did all parties involved handle the information that they were receiving responsibly? Did any current member of council, or any former officials have information that could have swayed... more

NY requires infertility coverage for all

New York’s health insurers will be required to provide coverage for fertility treatment regardless of marital status or sexual orientation, according to new state guidelines. The state Department of Financial Services unveiled the new guidelines Wednesday, circulating a letter to insurers across the state making clear that they can’t restrict fertility-related coverage if the patient otherwise qualifies. “All women who... more

Ithaca boys lacrosse dealt first loss

An unusually undisciplined Ithaca High boys lacrosse team on Wednesday would possibly overcome its mistakes playing lesser opponents, but not against a fellow state-ranked squad. Fairport High School of Section 5 took advantage of several man-up opportunities, and TJ Hendricks and Reese Burek each scored three goals as the Red Raiders routed the Little Red, 9-4, in cold, rainy and... more

Bourama Sidibe could make big impact for Syracuse basketball next season

Bourama Sidibe, a Class of 2017 signee with the Syracuse Orange, could be an impact player that is going completely under the radar heading into next season. Sidibe, who stands at 6-foot-11, had an impressive showing at the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game last week, scoring 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against some of the nation’s best players. NunesMagician.com:... more

MacIntyre finishes Boston Marathon on Katherine Switzer’s team

Katie MacIntyre can officially say she finished the Boston Marathon. In an update on Wednesday to those who had been following her journey on Crowdrise, she thanked those who had supported her throughout the process. She was part of Katherine Switzer’s team, who ran the marathon after a several-decade break from her historic runs in the late-1960s and 1970s. While... more

Waterloo man charged with felony for allegedly violating protection order in Auburn

A Waterloo man was charged Tuesday for allegedly violating a stay-away order of protection on a woman in Auburn, according to the Auburn Police Department. Joseph T. Wendt, 38, 1135 Hecker Road, Waterloo, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony. Police said Wendt was with the woman, who has the order against him, at McDonald’s, 198 Grant... more
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