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Driver ticketed, airlifted to Strong after serious Hopewell crash; two others hospitalized

In an update by law enforcement the accident that happened around 8:15 am at the intersection where a Sheriff’s Deputy was killed earlier this year resulted after a Union Springs man failed to stop at a stop sign. Deputies say the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Hopewell Fire Department, Canandaigua Ambulance and Finger Lakes Ambulance were dispatched to a two-car accident... more

FLX WEEKLY: Glorious September weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

We’re two weeks into September and the weather outlook for the weekend ahead rivals any we’ve seen all summer long. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for all the details including the top area events and sports line-up. Also, details on our livestream of Saturday’s Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Seneca Falls, a recap of Tuesday’s... more

Porsch wins Democratic Primary in Seneca County

While the official results are still being tabulated, it appears as though November’s District Attorney’s race will be uncontested. After an intense primary challenge by Joe Sapio, former Fayette Town Judge, Barry Porsch not only won the Republican Primary on Tuesday, but also secured an overwhelming majority of write-in votes in the Democratic Primary to ensure that he will appear... more

Cayuga County with four of top 10 highest paid government employees in CNY

Four Cayuga County government employees — two psychiatrists, the district attorney and a college president — are among the highest paid local government employees in central New York, according to a report released Wednesday by an Albany think tank. The Empire Center for Public Policy's annual "What They Make" report found that Dr. Abbas Ispahani, a psychiatrist at the Cayuga... more

Esperanza mansion sued; in foreclosure

Esperanza Mansion, the landmark hotel, restaurant, and wedding venue overlooking Keuka Lake that closed its doors last year, has been dealt another financial blow. Facing a class action lawsuit filed by banquet servers for unpaid gratuities, Esperanza owner David Wegman has agreed to a $210,000 settlement for the local workers employed by Esperanza between Aug. 2010 and Aug. 2016. Named... more

Geneva City supervisor candidate Dave D’Amico to hold forum

Dave D’Amico, candidate for Ontario County supervisor representing the city of Geneva, will hold a Sept. 20 forum at the North Street Apartments complex. D’Amico is running to represent District 2 (wards 3 and 4) on the county board. The forum will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is open to complex residents. “It will be an introduction to... more

del Lago purchases local wine to be gifted to guests

From the start, the mission behind del Lago Resort & Casino has been to act as a gateway to the Finger Lakes region. The mission continues as the resort and casino celebrates the fall grape harvest by purchasing 3,000 bottles of wine (250 cases) from Thirsty Owl Wine Company on Cayuga Lake and 3,000 bottles of wine (250 cases) from... more

Deputies: Restaurant employee altered receipts to increase tips

An employee at a Town of Ontario restaurant is facing charges after deputies say she changed credit card receipts. Forty-two-year-old Kathryn Donnelly, of Webster, is charged with scheme to defraud. Investigators say, while Donnelly worked at Konstantinou’s Restaurant in 2015, she made changes to credit card receipts increase her tip amounts. Read more from WHEC.com more

Auburn-area lawyers earn recognition from peers

Several attorneys with connections to the Auburn area have recently been honored in publications that highlight top lawyers. Auburn native Katherine Ritts Schafer, an attorney with Syracuse-based Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, has been placed on the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for employment and labor law. This peer-selected list honors lawyers 40 years old and... more

Phelps man charged with aggravated DWI in Seneca Falls

Police arrested a 28-year-old Phelps man following a traffic stop on Rt. 5 in Seneca Falls. Troy B. Mabbett, 28, of Phelps was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and having a blood-alcohol content above .18 percent. He was stopped after police observed an equipment violation. The investigation determined he was intoxicated. All charges will be answered... more

Newark man possessed cocaine during Seneca Falls traffic stop

On September 2nd the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Newark man following a traffic stop on Fall St. Police charged Michael Gonzalez, 26, for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after having been found to be possessing cocaine and miarijuana at the time of the arrest. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Gonzalez was processed... more

Cayuga County Fair and Big 6 will combine for 2018

It's official. The Cayuga County Fair and the Remember the Big 6 Picnic and 4-H Youth Country Fair will combine in 2018 at Emerson Park. It will take place July 26 to 28. Robin Bartholomew, treasurer and secretary of the agricultural society, told Cayuga County legislators the news at a Planning Committee meeting Tuesday night. Many on the committee clapped.... more

State judge to rule on impact of Auburn bridge replacement project

The city of Auburn will have to wait about three months for a state Department of Transportation judge to hand down a ruling regarding the impact replacing the North Division Street bridge could have on a portion of the Finger Lakes Railway. During an administrative law hearing on the North Division Street Bridge Replacement Project Tuesday afternoon, representatives from the... more

Auburn Police Department to host third Coffee With a Cop event

The Auburn Police Department will host another Coffee with a Cop event to give residents an opportunity to meet officers and address any concerns. This summer, Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler said he introduced the idea to build a more positive, trusting relationship with the community. He said the event lets citizens sit down with police in a casual, neutral... more

Barrington voters to decide booze sales

Selling and consuming alcoholic beverages has been a topic of many discussions in Barrington over the past few years. In November, voters in the town are likely to have a say in who can sell adult beverages in the town. Two sets of petitions have been turned in to Town Clerk Joy Perry for submission to the Yates County Board... more

Irma in the Finger Lakes? Slight chance of rain on Wednesday

It’s not going to be a washout, and a large portion of the region will likely remain dry. That’s the word from the National Weather Service and FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil who both note that even with Irma moisture being pushed into the region — it’s significantly weakened, which means a stray shower or thunderstorm is all that will... more
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