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LOCAL IMPACT: Lake Ontario flooding in Cayuga, Wayne counties (full coverage)

It’s been a long spring for those living along Lake Ontario. We’ve been highlighting the ongoing flooding along the largest lake in the region, but so many stories have developed along the shoreline — on both sides of the lake — that we decided it was time to break all of the moving parts down. By now most people have... more

Woman transported to Strong after Bristol crash

Deputies in Ontario County say they responded with Naples Ambulance and Naples Fire Department to a one car accident on Route 64 in South Bristol on Monday. When they arrived, deputies found a vehicle operated by Charlene Bowen, 61, of Wayland had been traveling north on Rt. 64 when she began to swerve to avoid a deer and was further... more

Panel calls FLX the best wine region to visit in the U.S.

A panel of Sommelier’s ranking the best wine regions in the U.S. have named the Finger Lakes as No. 1. The panel included Heath Porter, owner and operator of Uvaggio in Miami, David Boyle, head sommelier at Chandlers Steakhouse in Idaho, Wes Narron, chief wine ambassador at City Wine Tours in Boston and New York City, Brian Grandison, head sommelier... more

Local schools should jump on unified hoops bandwagon

Last week, Finger Lakes TImes Sports Editor Pat Macdonald had a chance to go to a practice for the Newark unified basketball team — and got to see firsthand how special this program is. For those of you who don’t know, unified basketball brings students with disabilities and students without disabilities together on the court. FL Times: Read More more

Farmers waiting for it to dry out in the region

It’s a slow start for farmers this season. Many are waiting for their farm fields to get dry enough to start planting crops like tomatoes, beans and sweet corn. “Last year we were begging for rain, and now we want it to get shut off,” said Dave Borrelli of Borrelli Farms. “We could use some drier weather.”   Borelli says... more

Thai food coming to downtown Canandaigua

After nearly 40 years of traveling the globe, a Canandaigua native is returning home with his wife — and they’re bringing a new Thai restaurant with them. The restaurant, called Thai By Night, will be located in the center of downtown at 123 S. Main St. on the corner of Phoenix and South Main. Thai By Night is expected to... more

Tireless Yanks blitz Reds for 6th straight win

If there was any lingering grogginess for the Yankees one night after an 18-inning game and early-morning arrival into town, it didn’t show up on the field on Monday at Great American Ball Park. Behind Masahiro Tanaka’s effort on the mound and plenty of offense, New York took a 10-4 victory over the Reds, the Yankees sixth consecutive victory. Yankees.com:... more

Adult and child injured in car accident in Auburn

One adult and one child suffered minor injuries in a car accident Monday afternoon, the Auburn Fire Department said. According to Cayuga County 911, two vehicles crashed at the corner of North and Lansing streets at around 3 p.m. Monday.   One of the vehicles veered off the road and hit a sign for the medical building at 143 North... more

Fair Haven mayor considers calling on inmates, National Guard to sandbag village

The wind has shifted, the rain continues to fall and volunteer sandbaggers are tired. Fair Haven Mayor James Basile said Sunday he is considering seeking help from state prison inmates and the National Guard to build levees to keep this village on Lake Ontario from taking on water. “Just so we can stay ahead of it,” he said. Basile said... more

Canandaigua Wegmans to celebrate 25th anniversary

Wegmans, 345 Eastern Blvd., Canandaigua, will celebrate its 25th anniversary from noon to 3 p.m. May 13. Employees who have greeted customers since opening day will enjoy cake with customers at noon, share recollections of the grand opening in 1992 and talk about other moments through the years. Current store manager Sarah DePeters will transfer power to Larry Gamer before... more

Section V baseball, softball scramble due to spring weather

Months ago when Section V baseball and softball organizers decided to extend the regular season this year by a few days they had no idea what was in store for them this spring, which as it turns out is a lot of cold weather and rain and postponed games. That’s why ending the regular season by a few days right... more

Geneva man crashed into tree drunk, fled police

A Geneva man is facing felony DWI charges after a crash in the Village of Waterloo that happened on Sunday. Wally J. Morabito, 46, of Geneva was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after crashing into a tree on West Wright Ave in Waterloo. When officers arrived Morabito was walking away from the accident. A short foot pursuit ensued as... more

Hobart seniors helped build foundation for success

Saturday’s Northeast Conference men’s lacrosse championship game ended with the Bryant Bulldogs celebrating a league title and the Hobart Statesmen leaving Boswell Field disappointed. For 13 Hobart seniors, that walk off Boswell Field would be the last in their college careers, which has included 31 wins over the last four years — the most for any Hobart class since 1996.... more

Rep. John Katko to participate in televised town hall meeting at CNY college

After months of rallies urging him to hold a town hall meeting, U.S. Rep. John Katko will participate in an open forum next week. The town hall meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 15 at Onondaga Community College’s Storer Auditorium. The event, which is sponsored by CNYCentral, will be televised on WSTM channel 3 and... more

Deputies: Canandaigua woman possessed heroin during search

On Monday around 1:58 am deputies in Ontario County located a suspicious vehicle, which was parked at the Outhouse Park in Canandaigua. Upon further investigation, deputies found a woman, asleep inside the vehicle, which prompted a search. The female was identified as Rachel J. Lyttle, 26, of Canandaigua. She was found to be in possession of heroin and marijuana. She... more

New plea offered in predatory sexual assault case

A Clifton Springs woman facing a possible life sentence for alleged sex crimes against children and child pornography charges will be back in court next month. Janiet Simonds, 26, who was charged in February with two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, a class A-II felony, was offered a deal crafted by the District Attorney’s Office that included... more

Syracuse lacrosse is 2-seed; hosts Yale in NCAA Tournament (brackets)

The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (12-2), earned the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host IVY League champion Yale (10-5) at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 in the Carrier Dome in a first round matchup. This is the fifth-consecutive season that Syracuse will host the first round of the NCAA Tournament by way of earning... more
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