Trooper critically injured in Steuben County, investigation into cause continues

State Police have released more information following a press conference on the State Trooper who was struck by another vehicle during a traffic stop on I-86 in Campbell. They say Trooper Craig Foglia, 45, pulled over a car on I-86 in Campbell when a pickup truck struck the rear of his vehicle. The accident happened at highway speed, so the... more

FLX WEEKLY: Feels like summer in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Summer-like weather has finally arrived in the Finger Lakes. How long will it last? Find out and gets some great ideas on how to spend your weekend out and about around the region with Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso on this week’s edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.TV. Also, our favorite local photos of the week... more

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Here’s how the numbers shake out in the FLX

Have you ever wondered how life expectancy varies by county in New York? A study published on the JAMA Network attempted to answer the question, putting numbers in place throughout the region. Tompkins County ranks among the best in the state with life expectancy ranging in 82 to 83 years. As a point of reference, in 1980 those residents in... more

Sodus Point officials push legal action on lake levels

odus Point officials are pushing Wayne County to take legal action against a recently enacted Lake Ontario water-regulation plan that they say is causing significant harm to residents and businesses. On Monday night, the Village Board passed a resolution “requesting commencement of legal action on behalf of (the) village of Sodus Point.” Sodus Point Mayor Chris Tertinek read the resolution... more

Seneca Falls Town Board member to receive summons over alleged restaurant incident

An alleged ‘criminal summons’ accusing a Town Board member of second-degree harassment has been filed with the Seneca Falls Town Court, according to reporting by the Finger Lakes Times. Read part of the Times story below. FingerLakes1.com has reached out to those involved for comment, and to confirm details of the charges — and will provide an update later today.... more

Two breweries beat out Prison City Pub & Brewery to win Cuomo’s Craft Beer Challenge

Two upstate New York breweries tied for first place in the inaugural Taste NY Craft Beer Challenge. Cooperstown-based Brewery Ommegang and Roscoe NY Beer Co. of Sullivan County won the competition with 90 points at the final tasting event in New York City Wednesday. Prison City Pub & Brewery in Auburn was one of the five finalists in the contest... more

CMAC up for Academy of Country Music honor

Make way for the red carpet. Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center is in the top five in the Academy of Country Music’s venue of the year, large category. Joining CMAC are Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee; Fenway Park in Boston; Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana; and Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The ACM Industry Awards will be announced... more

Wayne County supervisors split over shared-services mandate

In a county that pays some of the highest property taxes in the nation relative to home value and household income, Butler Town Supervisor Dave Spickerman sees plenty of opportunity for sharing and consolidation among the county’s governments and school districts in an effort to save money. But other Wayne County supervisors see Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s shared services plan requirement... more

NY Senate votes to accelerate start of upstate Uber, Lyft

Uber and Lyft may be coming to upstate New York in time for the 4th of July. The New York Senate voted Wednesday to allow the two ride-hailing apps to begin service in cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany on June 29, 10 days earlier than they can start under existing law. Lawmakers voted earlier this year to allow... more

Bloomfield woman failed to list investment accounts, charged with welfare fraud

A Bloomfield woman is accused of failing to list all of her resources on an application for public assistance, which resulted in multiple charges. Deputies in Ontario County arrested Catherine A. Arner, 60, of Bloomfield on two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and third-degree welfare fraud. Arner is accused of submitting applications for cash assistance that... more

‘This is our home’: Auburn police chief discusses department’s new look

The Auburn Police Department is getting its first facelift in more than 20 years. Since its original construction in the 1930s, the historic building at the corner of North Street, Market Street and the Arterial has only had one major upgrade — when a three-bay garage was transformed into the police department’s command center in the early 1990s. Now that... more

ReInvention Brewing taps into local flavor, community spirit

From alchemy to zymurgy, ReInvention Brewing Company — Ontario County’s newest craft brewery — has a passion for the art and science of brewing the best beers possible using local ingredients. The brewery, located at 9 N. Main St. (Route 21) in Manchester, will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday and Sunday. The celebration will include food trucks from... more

Ontario County sparkler law on the books for good

The hot weather may have you thinking of the Fourth of July, and its arrival comes just in time. A county law dealing with the sale and use of sparkler devices was set to expire June 3, but the Ontario County Board of Supervisors has made sure the law stays on the books for good. Supervisors on May 11th approved... more

FIRST LOOK: Auburn welcome center unveiled at event on Tuesday

The city of Auburn has taken the next step toward building its new welcome center downtown. On Tuesday evening, city officials and project architects gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn to unveil the welcome center’s preliminary design concepts and get feedback from the public. The design — which was primarily prepared by a team from nArchitects, a Brooklyn-based... more

Camp Cory plans expansion in Milo

Representatives of the YMCA of Greater Rochester presented plans for the expansion of Camp Cory on Keuka Lake to the Milo Town Board Monday night. YMCA Sr. Vice President Mike Stevens introduced architect Daniel Mossien and Jack Brown of The Pike Co., General Contractors. Together, they described the organization’s plans for expansion and improvements to the 96-year-old camp. Three years... more

Seneca County board committee to review residency requirement

A local law that would waive the existing residency requirement for people serving as second-in-charge department heads will be discussed at Thursday’s Government Operations Committee meeting. Currently, people in those positions must reside in Seneca County. But committee chair Cindy Lorenzetti, D-Fayette, said there has been an issue enforcing the residency requirement in recent years. “If we can’t enforce it,... more

Area school budgets pass easily

Voters approved most area school budgets and spending propositions in voting on Tuesday. In Geneva, the $52.46 million budget passed by a 530-151 margin. A bus acquisition also passed by a nearly identical vote (530-150). “We are so grateful to this community for supporting us and believing in our initiatives,” Superintendent Trina Newton said. “Voters in Geneva have shown that... more

Homeowner will demolish house teetering on edge of Lake Ontario

A house teetering on a cliff above Lake Ontario won’t be there for much longer. The owner of the Sodus Point home said he plans to demolish it next weekend. The house sits on Lake Road, not far from Sodus Bay and the land underneath is quickly eroding because of high water levels. The erosion on this home’s backyard has... more
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