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Crestwood ‘fire’ stirs debate as polarizing issue grips Schuyler Co.

What exactly happened at the Crestwood facility in Reading on Saturday? It’s not entirely clear. While FingerLakes1.com received a press release from an organization outlining the moments that played out around 7 pm, many have questioned the validity of the claims. The original story has been left, unedited, below. Calls to authorities in the area have gone unanswered, with exception... more

Wayne County man’s catch could be new state record

A Macedon man has landed the catch of a lifetime. Jason Bair caught this freshwater drum, commonly called a sheepshead, on Oneida Lake. It weighed in at more than 36 lbs., which shatters the current record of 29 lbs. 14 oz. listed on the New York State DEC website. Of course Bair’s fish still has to be verified as a... more

NBA Draft: The case for picking Tyler Lydon

Tyler Lydon is headed to the NBA after two seasons at Syracuse, and he’s a near certainty to have his name called at some point in Thursday’s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-9 forward finished his collegiate career with per-game averages of 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. He also shot 40-percent from deep while drilling 93 3-pointers. Currently,... more

FOOSBALL WIZARD: North-Rose Wolcott student is an international competitor

For students it’s the quintessential question this time of year: What are you doing this summer? The answer is simple for 15-year-old Kevin Paul, who is just winding up his sophomore year at North Rose-Wolcott High School. He’ll be playing lots of foosball on his new table. Yes, foosball. Paul, you see, is just coming off his first international tournament... more

SF board member’s harassment case postponed

Seneca Falls Town Board member Thomas Ruzicka pleaded not guilty Friday to a second-degree harassment charge in Waterloo Town Court. Represented by attorney Rome Canzano of Auburn, the first-year board member waived reading of the accusatory instrument outlining the charge that he accosted fellow board member David DeLelys in Parker’s Grille and Tap House in downtown Seneca Falls on the... more

Ettman will take on new role for Seneca County

David Ettman will not need a waiver of Seneca County’s residency requirement for his new job. A Varick resident, Ettman was appointed assistant county attorney this week by County Attorney Frank Fisher, filling a vacancy that has existed since the May 19 departure of David Morabito. “I am very pleased to have someone with Mr. Ettman’s background and experience coming... more

Car enthusiasts celebrate Father’s Day at annual Emerson Park car show

For many automobile aficionados, fixing up classic cars is something they have been doing for most of their lives. Some, like Perry Lyon, started working on cars with their fathers and now pass the hobby on to their children. Lyon brought his son and two green Ford pickup trucks, one from 1946 and one from 1947, to the 26th annual... more

Storms lead to power outages in FLX (photos)

While the strong and severe thunderstorms that moved through the Finger Lakes on Father’s Day packed quite a punch, the big impact after the storms passed wasn’t the flooding or physical damage to property. Rather it was the power outages, which left thousands without power in the central portions of the Finger Lakes. Here are the latest outage numbers: Cayuga:... more

Canandaigua brewery goes for three

Although his sights were set on Geneva for a while, Twisted Rail Brewing co-owner John McMullen said an opportunity for the right spot for a tasting room, restaurant and brewery failed to develop right away. That changed when he and partner Ian Boni found a vacant theater building on Exchange Street, near Seneca Lake. And then things changed really fast.... more

State Police arrest two after discovery of “meth” lab in Lyons

It was a sure sign that something was amiss when State Police out of Lyons found a woman swimming topless, with very short shorts unbuttoned and yelling she was “burning up from inside”, in the Lyons Park fountain on Thursday (6/8) at 8:30 pm. Shaila T. Gorske, age 25, of Lyons told police she was having a bad reaction to... more

Genevan gets 10 years for taking ring

A Geneva man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for forcibly taking a diamond ring from his girlfriend last July. Ontario County Judge William Kocher handed down the sentence to Corwin Coleman on Thursday. In February, Coleman was convicted in a jury trial on felony counts of second-degree robbery, third-degree robbery and second-degree assault. He was acquitted of... more

Union: Corrections officer assaulted by inmate at Auburn Correctional Facility

A corrections officer was knocked unconscious and had his jaw fractured by an inmate at Auburn Correctional Facility earlier this month, the corrections officer union said Saturday. Around 9:32 a.m. June 9, two officers escorted a 28-year-old inmate from his cell to an office at the prison, according to a news release from the New York State Corrections Officers &... more

A wild ride: Recent graduates helped bring Hobart College rowing program to the next level

There is a group of Hobart College athletes who compete against some of the biggest schools in the country — and these Statesmen don’t play on Boswell Field. Instead, they train on Seneca Lake, competing in bodies of water across the country. The Statesmen’s rowing team wrapped up a successful 2017 season recently. While doing so, the Class of 2017... more

Remembering a history maker in Canandaigua

Hundreds of men, women and children hoisted protest signs, donned period costumes, and shouted their support for the history-making woman who dared to vote. Members of the Ontario County Historical Society and 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse teamed up Saturday night to host the Susan B. Anthony Legacy Event on the 144th anniversary of the start of Anthony’s historic trial in... more

Seneca County Arts Council seeks entries for ‘Canal’ show

The Seneca County Arts Council seeks artists for its 22nd annual “Arts Along the Canal” juried art show, to be held Friday, July 14, through Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Art Works Gallery, 109 Fall St., Seneca Falls. The exhibit is open to artists of self-designed, self-made work. Painting, drawing, mixed media, original graphics and 3-D art are all accepted... more

Canandaigua looks to NY for help

Although unsuccessful in previous attempts, city officials are optimistic this time around that state grant money will aid in the revitalization of downtown, help in the cleanup of a blighted Main Street property and bring unleashed dogs and their owners to a new city-owned park for exercise and socialization. While there are other projects requiring state assistance in the works... more

deGrominant ace’s bat, arm lead Mets to Father’s Day win

The Mets fell into a familiar pattern over the first two months of this season, playing well at times only to lose difficult games on Sunday afternoons. Some of their most memorable losses came with the sun up on Sundays, including a blowout in Washington on the final day of April. Behind Jacob deGrom’s dominant outing and first career homer,... more
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