Deputies investigate double-fatal wreck in Huron

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports a three-car crash, which claimed two lives, according to deputies. The crash took place at the intersection of State Route 104 and Noris Rd. In the Town of Huron. Deputies say Deborah Caster, 59, of Port Byron was traveling east on Rt. 104 when she slowed down at an intersection, waiting to make a... more

Reports: Two airlifted from scene of motorcycle crash in Lodi

Two people were airlifted from the scene of a crash with injuries, according to the Ovid Fire Department, who posted an update on a busy day to Facebook. LifeNet and Mercy Flight transported the patients to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse. Extent of the injuries was not known, but according to Ovid FD — Schuyler Ambulance and South Seneca Ambulance both... more

Bills score 13 unanswered in 2nd half to sink Broncos

Buffalo’s passing game found some rhythm, the Bills defense got a takeaway and turnover on downs and Stephen Hauschka was money from long distance. The total team effort resulted in a Bills 23-16 victory over Denver. The Bills were in a nip and tuck battle through the first half with two ties and a pair of lead changes as the... more

Former Genevan in the thick of hurricane relief work

On one hand, Chrystie Payne is thankful her family and friends on St. Thomas are safe after the island took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma earlier this month. On the other hand, the former Geneva resident can’t say the same for many of the island’s residents and its infrastructure. “We are so lucky that our houses were saved, but... more

State reports high toxins in Canandaigua, Keuka lakes from algae

State Department of Environmental Conservation reports lab samples this week confirmed high toxins from blue-green algae in Canandaigua and Keuka lakes. This week, the DEC added 16 waterbodies to the notification list. There are currently 65 waterbodies statewide with blooms on the list. Kevin Olvany, Canandaigua Lake Watershed program manager, had reported that results from three samples collected Monday showed... more

Second charge filed against Ruzicka

Seneca Falls Town Board member Tom Ruzicka is facing a second, more serious charge in connection with an alleged incident involving fellow board member Dave DeLelys. Ruzicka appeared in Waterloo Town Court Friday morning on the original charge of second-degree harassment, a violation. However, special prosecutor David Mashewske of Yates County filed information adding a charge of third-degree assault, a... more

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after accident in Port Byron

A motorcyclist was transported by helicopter after an accident in Port Byron Saturday, according to Cayuga County 911.  A call about a motorcyclist on the side of road along Route 31 came in at 3:06 p.m, 911 said. The person was picked up at by Mercy Flight helicopter at Dana L. West Junior-Senior High School in Port Byron and flown to Upstate... more

GALLERY: Saturday at the 2017 Naples Grape Festival

The 2017 edition of the Naples Grape Festival kicked off on Saturday throughout the streets of the Vine Valley image. Large crowds attended on the first of the two day annual celebration of the grape harvest on an unseasonably warm September afternoon in the southwestern Ontario County village. Check out these 61 photos below from FingerLakes1.com on Saturday in Naples... more

Gene-altered moth trial in Geneva raises hopes… and worries

It seems like the stuff of science fiction: Genetically engineering a species to die before it can reproduce. But field tests of a gene-altered type of moth are taking place now at Cornell University’s Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. It’s a pesticide-free attempt to control invasive diamondback moths — an insect that devours crops like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Cornell... more

Garee pleads not guilty to terrorist threat charge

The Seneca Falls man accused of threatening town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro and Seneca Meadows District Manager Kyle Black pleaded not guilty Friday in Waterloo Town Court. John C. Garee, 69, of Tall Oaks Drive, faces a Class D felony charge of making a terroristic threat. Appearing with attorney Matt Lembke of Rochester, Garee entered the innocent plea. He remains free... more

Panther alum Sweeney is new Hobart career completion leader as Statesmen roll at Boswell

On Saturday afternoon, Geneva High School graduate Shane Sweeney became the Hobart Statesmen’s all-time leader in passing completions during the first half of Hobart’s game against Endicott College at Boswell Field. Sweeney also threw for one TD pass as the Statesmen opened up a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. Sweeney and a stout defense led the Statesmen to a... more

Syracuse rallies, comes up short at LSU (full coverage)

Syracuse posted 23 second-half points but came up just short against No. 25 LSU, 35-26, in front of the fourth largest crowd (96,044) in Orange program history on Saturday in Death Valley. Wide receiver Steve Ishmael recorded his fourth consecutive 100-yard receiving game with 123 total yards on 11 receptions. He is just one game behind Amba Etta-Tawo for the... more

Union blasts Auburn Community Hospital over staffing, contract

For the past year and a half, Ken Spurgeon said, Auburn Community Hospital has been short-staffed. The vice chair of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Spurgeon has worked as a registered nurse at ACH for nearly 20 years. Now, he said, he is becoming increasingly concerned about staffing levels at the hospital. Spurgeon will be one of three ACH employees... more

IDA sets hearing on aid to casino hotel

Should the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency provide financial assistance for a proposed Hilton Garden Inn at del Lago Resort & Casino? Anyone who has a comment on that question can make it known at a public hearing scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The IDA Board of Directors voted unanimously Sept. 7 to make an initial offer of the following... more

Yates is ‘high need’ county for treatment

Yates County’s opioid addiction treatment programs and others across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions are among serving 16 high-needs counties receiving the bulk of $25.2 million in federal funding to enhance treatment services for people struggling with opioid use disorders. Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency (FLACRA) will receive $1.4 million, and Trinity of Chemung County will... more

Nimmo HRs again, but Mets can’t beat the Nationals

The Nationals and Mets matched up for the final time this season Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, so it was fitting for one final matchup between their respective aces, Max Scherzer from Washington and Jacob deGrom of New York. Scherzer outdueled deGrom to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 victory, which secured home-field advantage for Washington in the National League... more

Leaves beginning to change color in the Finger Lakes

The I LOVE NEW YORK program volunteer observers have released their second Fall Foliage Report for New York State and indicates that the change from green to brown, orange, red, yellow and maroon is underway for the weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. According to the report released Wednesday: In the Finger Lakes region, color change is coming on strong... more
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