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DEBRIEF: Geneva deals with policing challenges, Local Law No. 2 shot down (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast, Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine talk about ongoing issues in Seneca Falls and Geneva, as well as dialogue at the state-level regarding higher education. Watch the stream below, or check out the audio-only version in the player above: . more

FLX WEEKLY: Summer in September for Grapefest weekend in Naples (podcast)

The mid-summer warmth will continue into the third weekend of September and will make for perfect conditions for getting out to all that is happening across the Finger Lakes, including the annual Grape Festival in Naples. Get all the details on the forecast, discuss the week’s top stories at FingerLakes1.com, hear the local weekend sports line-up and more with Jessica... more

Cuomo announces more $10M downtown grant winners; will Auburn be next?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered two more big checks to New York communities Wednesday. The Bronx and city of Kingston are the latest winners of the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, which awards $10 million to support projects in each community. Since launching the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative last spring, Cuomo has announced six winners. One of the regions... more

Plans afoot for tours of Seneca Army Depot

After years of fundraising, political wrangling and other hurdles, the former Seneca Army Depot is on track to open for tours. A welcome center is nearly built, a tour operations manager has been hired, and buses stand ready — almost — to take visitors beginning next month. “We are definitely excited with the mortar and brick being built, and it’s... more

Public meeting will cover Cayuga County’s government structure

Members of the public are invited to a meeting and presentation about the organizational structure of Cayuga County government. The meeting will take place prior to the Cayuga County Legislature meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Room T229 of Cayuga Community College’s Technology Building, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. The body’s meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. The Center... more

Medical transport van involved in serious Ontario County crash

On Tuesday at approximately 8:09 am deputies responded with the Bristol Volunteer Fire Department and Finger Lakes Ambulance to an accident with injuries on County Rd. 32 at the intersection with East Hollow Rd. Upon arrival it was found that an Auburn Medical Transport van — being operated by Dawn Stryker, 31, of Geneva — and occupied by two clients,... more

Ledyard town clerk who refused to sign same-sex marriage licenses may depart

Rose Marie Belforti will appear on the Election Day ballot in the town of Ledyard, but her tenure as clerk could be coming to a close. The longtime town clerk who received national attention in 2011 when she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses is in the process of selling her farm and preparing to move out of state. She... more

Public invited to inauguration Friday of 5th FLCC president

Finger Lakes Community College will host an inauguration ceremony for the college’s fifth president, Robert K. Nye, on Friday starting with a 1:45 p.m. processional into the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to attend. The new State University of New York chancellor, Kristina M. Johnson, who started work this month, will attend to conduct... more

Naples mourns victims of fatal plane crash

The community is grieving the death of a Naples native, his wife and their two children, who died Friday in a plane crash in Colorado. Jeff Makepeace, 47; his wife Jennifer, 45; and their 10-year-old children, Addison and Benjamin, were flying from Fort Collins to Moab, Utah when the plane went down about 10 miles north of Glenwood Springs. A... more

New solar project in Ontario generate power – and buzz

The sun will be helping to save money in Wayne County. Officials in the town of Ontario cut the ribbon Wednesday morning on a new solar panel project. GroSolar installed 8,600 panels along Lake Road near Bear Creek Harbor. The solar panel farm is expected to generate 3.5 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy in one year. That is the... more

Victor schools cutting ribbon on new concession stand

A new concession stand will be dedicated Saturday at Victor Central Schools, next to the varsity soccer and lacrosse field on the north end of campus. School officials and members of the Victor Chamber of Commerce will gather at 2:30 p.m. for a ribbon-cutting of the new brick building, built through a community effort involving the DiMarco Group, other local... more

STARSTRUCK IN LYONS: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner film scenes at local store

Sean Dobbins found out that it’s not easy to run a pharmacy while John Lithgow and Blythe Danner are in your store. However, the award-winning actor and actress were not there to pick up prescriptions from Dobbins Drugs. Rather, they were there for some filming of a yet-to-be-named movie that is being described by producers as a love story. The... more

Youth clubhouse to host event in Geneva

In recognition of September being National Recovery Month, EPIC Zone — a youth clubhouse in Geneva — is hosting an event Saturday called “Hoops for Recovery.” The event will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Road. It will feature: – Basketball — EPIC Zone members, along with community residents, will play 10-minute pick-up... more

FL Community Health gets $175K grant

Finger Lakes Community Health has been awarded a $175,700 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant was announced by Rep. Tom Reed, R-23 of Corning, whose district includes Yates County. Finger Lakes Community Health, based in Penn Yan, was founded in 1989 as a provider of health care for agricultural workers. A federally qualified health... more

Big Red soccer upsets #11 Orange in OT

Cornell’s Ryan Hill scored the only goal of the game in the 98th minute to lead the Big Red to a 1-0 victory against No. 11/13 Syracuse at the SU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday night. “We had our opportunities tonight, we just didn’t take them,” said Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre. “Full credit to (Cornell). They kept us off (the... more

Lafayette man drowns on Skaneateles Lake

State Police are investigating the drowning of a Lafayette man on Skaneateles Lake. Investigators say it happened around 8:25 a.m. when the man, identified as 38-year-old Joshua D. Sharpe, and a friend were fishing in a boat about 80 yards from shore. Troopers say Sharpe ended up going into the water to swim and at some point he swam underwater... more

Deputies: Driver faces multiple charges after DWAI crash with child

A 31-year-old Rochester man faces multiple charges after a one-car accident in South Bristol on Tuesday. Tyler Curls, 31, of Rochester has been charged with aggravated driving while ability impaired with a child less than 16-years-old, as well as driving while ability impaired by drugs. The 15-year-old passenger was treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to deputies. Curls... more

Get to know LSU, Syracuse’s next opponent

Syracuse football is making its first trip to LSU for a Saturday night game in Death Valley this weekend. You’re on your own to impress the locals with your tailgating proficiency (and good luck with that!), but Nate Mink is here to save you from utter embarrassment and help you knowledgeably talk about the Tigers at said tailgate. Syracuse.com: Read... more
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