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FLX WEEKLY: Labor Day Weekend Edition (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your holiday weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. The unofficial end of summer is upon us but there are still great outdoor activities and events to enjoy across the region. We’ll fill you in and let you know how the weather is shaping up. Also, the top news... more

END OF AN ERA: Area Records in Geneva will close this fall

It’s the end of an era in Geneva. Mikel George, Owner of Area Records & Music in Geneva says he is closing up shop. It’s become a staple in downtown Geneva, and has served the area as an independent record store for over 40 years. He made the decision to retire on the 40th Anniversary of the business. “It has... more

Williamson man used elderly woman’s EBT card while she was in Seneca Co. facility

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 40-year-old Williamson man after an investigation into the misuse of food stamps. Joseph R. Bertou, 40, of Williamson was arrested for petit larceny and misuse of food stamps. Deputies say an investigation was initiated by the Department of Social Services after the report was filed that Bertou was possibly using... more

Canandaigua woman failed to report settlement, income; faces felony welfare fraud charges

A Canandaigua woman faces five felony charges after an investigation into welfare fraud resulted in an arrest on Tuesday. Investigators say Jennifer Heidemann, 30, of Canandaigua was arrested for fourth-degree welfare fraud and charged with four additional counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. All of the charges are felonies, according to deputies, and resulted from an investigation,... more

Bristol Harbour Village residents speak out

Homeowners of Bristol Harbour Village packed South Bristol Town Hall Tuesday to complain about a proposed 116 percent water rate hike. Sitting in the front row at the public hearing before an administrative law judge with the state Public Service Commission was Todd Cook, who owns Bristol Harbour Water Works Company and seeks the increase. Cook declined to comment after... more

U.K. drum corp makes Waterloo part of regular U.S. tour

This week about 200 performers assembled at the Waterloo High School to practice for part of their U.S. Tour. The Kidsgrove Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps make the U.S., a regular part of their travel competition schedule. Based out of the Europe and formed in 1910 — Kidsgrove provides music and dance education through competition. It begs the question, though:... more

Fayette Democrats nominate Lorenzetti

Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti was nominated by town Democrats Monday for her third, four-year term in the November election. Lorenzetti will also be on the Working Families Party line. She will be unopposed. Town Democrats, meeting at Lorenzetti’s home, also cross-endorsed incumbent Republican Highway Superintendent William Trout. But caucus participants did not nominate any Democrats to run for two seats on... more

Police: Rochester woman charged with prostitution in Canandaigua

Police say a 26-year-old Rochester woman was arrested for prostitution after an investigation. Diamonds Cain-Henry, 26, of Rochester was charged with prostitution after she agreed to have sexual intercourse with an undercover police officer in exchange for money. Police say she is due in court at a later date, and that the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation. more

Waterloo eyes solar farm moratorium

After imposing a six-month moratorium on mining permits Monday, the Town Board is now looking to approve a one-year moratorium on large commercial solar farms in the town. The board voted 5-0 to direct Town Attorney Dennis Benjamin to draft a proposed local law imposing the solar farm moratorium. Benjamin was asked to come up with a local law for... more

Danaren incentive package draws no comments

Danaren Dental Laboratory of Seneca Falls is exploring three options to expand its manufacturing space and remain competitive in the marketplace. The options are to expand its current operations in Seneca Falls by building a 7,500-square-foot addition to its existing facilities at the north end of the BonaDent facility, the former Wal-Mart building on Routes 5&20. Another option is to... more

Police: Canandaigua woman threatened witness in criminal case

An order of protection has been issued, and a 19-year-old Canandaigua resident now faces additional charges for intimidating a witness in a criminal case. The Canandaigua Police Department reports that Sierra M. Kirkpatrick, 19, of Canandaigua was charged with third-degree intimidating a witness. Kirkpatrick is accused of making intimidating and threatening statements towards a witness in a separate criminal case.... more

Buffalo QB’s Taylor, Yates still in concussion protocol

Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates remain in the concussion protocol with neither having any chance of participating in Thursday’s preseason finale. The hope is one or both are ready for Week 1. Just three days removed from sustaining concussions in the game against Baltimore, there wasn’t much of an update on Buffalo’s two injured quarterbacks, Tyrod Taylor and T.J. Yates.... more

Substance Abuse Coalition announces drop box in Phelps

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County, is excited to announce the installation of a new medication drop box in Phelps, NY. The new drop box is located at the Phelps Community Center and can be utilized during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 6am – 9pm and Saturdays 8am... more

Get to know Central Connecticut State, Syracuse football’s first opponent

It’s been a long nine months since Syracuse football last took the field. The offseason officially ends on Friday when the Orange takes on Central Connecticut State in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. SU head coach Dino Babers called opening against the Blue Devils a “very dangerous situation.” How much of that is truth and how much is coachspeak?... more

Geneva native ‘lucky so far’ in Houston

Geneva native Jeff Springmeier and his wife are hunkered down and riding out Hurricane Harvey in their Houston apartment building. “There is no major flooding in the area we are. It’s safe and we feel we’ve been lucky so far,” he said by cell phone Tuesday afternoon. That’s good news to his mother, Karen Springmeier of Geneva. “I was very... more

Tribe-Yanks postponed on Tuesday; twin bill set for today

Tuesday’s scheduled game between the Indians and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather. The clubs will instead play a single-admission doubleheader on Wednesday, with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET. Trevor Bauer had been lined up to start for the Indians against Jaime Garcia. They are now set to face off in the... more

Cabrera, Mets drop series opener to Reds

Joey Votto’s patience and Scott Schebler’s power remained a lethal combination for the Reds, who leaned on three walks from the former and a grand slam from the latter Tuesday in a 14-4 win over the Mets at Great American Ball Park. Schebler also walked, scored twice and singled home a run, matching his career high with five RBIs. Each... more

Perfect weather Wednesday before big cool down Thursday, Friday

Wednesday will be a gorgeous day in the Finger Lakes. Sunshine, mild temperatures, and very little wind — will mean that those looking to get outside — and enjoy it — will have perfect conditions to do so. Change is on the horizon, according to forecasters. It won’t be a long-term change, but right now — FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew... more
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