Another charged in drug investigation; more arrests expected in Geneva

On Friday, the Geneva Police Department arrested another individual involved in an ongoing drug sale investigation in the City of Geneva. Markiesha M. Henley, 25, of Geneva was charged with first-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and is being held for arraignment in Ontario County Court. She was arrested after an Ontario County Court Indictment was issued for her... more

Ithaca Festival: 5 things to know if you go

The Ithaca Festival is a three-day celebration of art and music, featuring dozens of bands, vendors and other activities for the whole family. Kicking off with a parade on Friday evening, the festival continues around the Commons and Dewitt Park through Sunday, with additional events Saturday at the park across from Greater Ithaca Activities Center on Court Street. With local... more

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which poses no threat to humans, causes hemorrhaging of fish tissue and internal organs. It has impacted fish populations... more

FLX WEEKLY: Ready for the first weekend of June (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio on the third floor of the North Park Building in Seneca Falls for the final episode of FLX Weekly for the month of May. June begins Thursday but Finger Lakes residents are still waiting for summer-like weather to arrive in the region. For now, we’ll all just... more

Cayuga unveils plans for one of state’s largest solar farms

It was just a few years ago that Cayuga Operating Company was on the verge of closing their coal plant in Lansing, but today they are planning for a new future in solar. The company unveiled plans to construct one of the state’s largest solar farms at its 434-acre site in Lansing. Ironically, the solar farm will be located on... more

Bokelman pulls out of Wayne County district attorney race

Acting Wayne County District Attorney Chris Bokelman has pulled out of a special election to decide the county’s top prosecutor. In an email to the Times Tuesday, Bokelman said he sent the following announcement last Friday to his supporters. “I am writing to let you know that I am ending my campaign for the position of Wayne County District Attorney... more

Update: Ruling in favor of Olney overshadowed by new allegations in Barrington

Judge Dennis Bender has issued a decision that favors Olney Place owner Seth Olney in his lawsuit against the Town of Barrington, but the conflict that has fractured relationships in the town is far from over. Now, Olney and his attorney allege that Town Code Enforcement Officer John Griffin may have falsified the business’s certificate of occupancy, perhaps in an... more

Ithaca Festival returns for 40th year

Marking its 40th anniversary, the Ithaca Festival returns this weekend with the theme of “Celebrating Like It’s Our First.” Once again, the event will kick off Friday with the festival parade, which beginning at 6:30 p.m. will wind its way down North Cayuga Street toward downtown Ithaca. “The parade will have more than 110 entrants, with 2,800 participants, which is... more

Victor boys win 4th straight Section V lacrosse title, topping Canandaigua

The first day after every Victor boys lacrosse game is spent looking back, and the next day is spent looking ahead. Coach Jim Andre calls them, respectively, the fix-it day and the prep day. Earlier this month, those two days were eye-opening for the two-time defending state champions after they lost to Canandaigua, snapping a 43-game winning streak against Section... more

Canandaigua teacher passes away unexpectedly

The Canandaigua Central School District unexpectedly lost one of their own on May 30th, according to school officials. Todd Feldman, who was a social studies teacher with the district, passed away. Additional counseling personnel will be at the high school over the next several days, as students, faculty and the community grieves. Funeral arrangements will be announced when they’re set,... more

Penn Yan rolls to another Section V boys’ lax title, this time in Class D over Waterloo

Penn Yan fans are wearing T-shirts this year that read “Tradition Doesn’t Graduate.” “No it doesn’t,” Penn Yan coach Brian Hobart said with a smile. Neither does the utter domination the Mustangs’ boys lacrosse program wields in Section V year after year after year, no matter what class it competes in. Wednesday afternoon at St. John Fisher College, Penn Yan... more

Cayuga County, town, village officials meet to discuss state’s consolidation mandate

Cayuga County and its municipalities are moving forward on consolidation discussions in an attempt to satisfy a state mandate that seems to have some local leaders miffed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this year that counties will be required to submit shared services plans for residents to vote up or down on the November 2017 general election ballot. The idea, Cuomo... more

Seneca County IDA to consider hiring consulting firm

The next step in the One Seneca economic development strategic plan process is hiring a consultant. That may occur Thursday. The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors will discuss a proposal from Fairweather Consulting of New Paltz to serve as a consultant to the IDA, the county Board of Supervisors and the county Chamber of Commerce during the... more

Tiger Woods had a Turning Stone Elite Card at time of his DUI arrest

A review of Tiger Woods’ police report from a recent DUI arrest in Florida brought about a small but interesting link to Central New York. There on line 11 under “description of personal property” along with his cell phone, key ring, watch and credit cards: Turning Stone Elite Card. The Turning Stone Elite Card is described as the highest level... more

Down big to Orioles early, Yankees can’t bail out Tanaka

The Orioles’ struggling bats broke out in a big way Wednesday as Chris Davis and Adam Jones homered, leading Baltimore to a 10-4 victory over the Yankees. The win, Baltimore’s fifth in its last 19 games, dropped first-place New York to 13-12 on the road this season. Jones hit a two-run homer off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka and drove in... more

Mets miss chances on deGrom’s rough night

A surprise nomination for one of baseball’s best offenses so far this season, the Brewers continued chugging along Wednesday despite the presence of one of the National League’s top pitchers. Eric Thames homered to spark a seven-run attack against Jacob deGrom, leading Milwaukee to a 7-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field. Homering for the first time in 16... more

SP: Ithaca man charged for gas station burglary after trying to flee troopers

State Police say an Ithaca man is facing several charges for crimes committed in Tompkins County. Troopers say it started Monday when they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a car being driven by 24-year-old Dennis Noonan. State Police say when troopers tried to stop Noonan on North Triphammer Road in the Town of Lansing he refused to stop... more

Eighth grader from Ontario out in second round of National Spelling Bee

A local student was eliminated from the National Spelling Bee during the second round. Thirteen-year-old Charley Wiggins, of Ontario, was asked to spell the word “ocotillo.” Charley gave the incorrect answer of “ocatillo.” Ocotillo is a plant indigenous to the southwest U.S. Several other students were eliminated in the second round for misspelling words such as wobbulator, malfeasance, and sirenomelus,... more
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