STATE POLICE: Town of Varick Court Clerk stole over $166K

On Thursday, State Police arrested 44-year-old Town of Varick resident and Varick Court Clerk, Julie Dougherty, on the felony charge of Grand Larceny in the Second degree. The arrest is the result of a six-month joint investigation by State Police, the Seneca County District Attorney Office and the Unified Court System’s Internal Audit Services Unit. The charge alleges that Dougherty... more

Foliage report shows FLX getting closer to ‘peak’ conditions

Foliage change continues to slowly progress across New York State, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Areas in eight of the state’s 11 vacation regions should experience peak foliage this weekend. I LOVE NEW YORK defines “peak” foliage as the period when the leaves are displaying their best overall appearance of the season.... more

Yankees sitting pretty as ALCS returns to Houston tonight

The American League Championship Series has a new leader as it shifts sites for Game 6. After claiming all three games on their home turf to remain unbeaten in the Bronx this postseason, the Yankees now hold a 3-2 advantage over the Astros in this best-of-seven ALCS presented by Camping World. Momentum is theirs, but Houston hopes to take it... more

Wayne deputies assail county over contract talks

The group representing Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said it will be filing an unfair labor practice charge over its efforts to gain a new contract. The dispute is centered on who is representing deputies in negotiations. In a press release, the Wayne County Police Officers Association stated that in a “highly unusual maneuver to avoid negotiations, the Wayne County Sheriff’s... more

Abnormally dry drought status persists for the Finger Lakes

Much of the Finger Lakes is considered to be in the first stages of drought development, according to the latest US Drought Monitor Report. The D0- Abnormally Dry classification was first introduced to the Finger Lakes on September 26, 2017, and expanded to its current bounds a week later on October 3rd. This is the lowest class of drought status... more

FLX WEEKLY: Yet another warm, wonderful October weekend (podcast)

We’ve passed the mid-point of the month of October in the Finger Lakes but we will be treated to yet another unseasonably warm weekend filled with great local events and outdoor activity options. Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi fill you in on all the details including the weekend sports line-up, top local headlines of the week and the... more

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet location to open Wednesday at former Circuit City location in Aurelius

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, a national discount retailer, will open its new Auburn-area store at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The new store, located in the Fingerlakes Crossing shopping center at 1614 Clark St., is taking over the freestanding building that last served as a boat showroom for Frontenac Harbor. Previously, it has housed a clothing store and an electronics... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Falls Town Council candidates talk campaign, local issues (podcast)

On episode #77 of the Inside the FLX podcast Dave DeLelys and Douglas Avery joined Josh Durso in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to discuss their race for Town Council. The duo will both appear on the Democratic line on the ballot in November. While landfilling has been the primary debate taking place in Seneca Falls for several years now, a larger... more

Investigation continues in Bice homicide in Canandaigua

Canandaigua city police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the Sept. 30 death of 21-year-old Nicholas Bice, which has been ruled a homicide. Bice’s body was discovered in his Camelot Square Apartments unit after Canandaigua firefighters had just put out a blaze there, the cause of which was ruled arson. “We’re putting the case file together,” said Canandaigua Police... more

Syracuse vs. Miami preview: Five things to watch

The Syracuse Orange (4-3, 2-1) are riding high after defeating the Clemson Tigers last week. Now, with a national audience tuning in, they’ll get a chance to prove it was no fluke. SU faces the No. 8 Miami Hurricanes down at Hard Rock Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Orange and Hurricanes haven’t faced off on the football... more

Bender agrees to stay Cayuga Indian Nation property transfer order

Acting State Supreme Court Justice Dennis Bender has agreed to stay his Sept. 8 order transferring Cayuga Indian Nation businesses and properties from one rival faction to another, if one faction posts a $2 million bond. In a seven-page ruling issued late Tuesday, Bender also denied a request from Seneca County Attorney Frank Fisher to have a bond posted to... more

Investigation underway into report of ‘shots fired’ in Geneva on Tuesday

The Geneva Police Department is investigating an incident that took place on Tuesday around 7:44 pm at the “K” block of Courtyard Apartments in Geneva. The call came in as a complaint that shots had been fired, which resulted in a response from the Geneva Police Department, as well as the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Police say that upon initial... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Three bundles of joy

Just like the Beatles once sang… “We’re talking about boys…”   And they are bundles of joy! This week at the Beverly Animal Shelter, there are 2 more canine boys and 1 fine feline boy. Wouldn’t you like some joy in your life? Season 1 Kittens, aged 3 to 5+ months old, continue to become available for adoption. If you are... more

2017 Section V high school football play-off brackets

The top eight teams from each classification across Section V will begin first round postseason action as Sectional football action gets underway on Friday and Saturday. Check out all the match-ups and tournament brackets below… – Get game results and Connors & Ferris Bowl matchups at SectionVFootball.org more

Rematch comes early for Groton, Lansing

Groton and Lansing will get their re-match immediately out of the gate back in the Bobcats’ house at Sobus Field in Lansing Friday afternoon in a Section IV Class C girls soccer quarterfinal match-up. Groton, seeded fifth, and Lansing, seeded fourth, were given automatic byes into the final eight teams along with No. 1 Trumansburg, No. 2 Unadilla Valley and... more

SOCCER: Romulus girls advance in upset win, South Seneca falls to Cuba

Thanks to a late goal in the first half by Ashlynn Currier on an assist from Lydia Seils, Romulus, tenth seeded, defeated Bradford, seventh seeded in an upset win in Class D, 1-0. Romulus is moving on to the next round. Hannah Burch posted two goals and two assists, and Delaney Morris had two goals as the No. 12 Rebels... more

Finger Lakes Community Health gets national award

Since it started nearly 30 years ago, Finger Lakes Community Health has been recognized on a local, regional and state level for providing quality health care. The Penn Yan-based organization has now been recognized on a national level. During a ceremony in the Washington, D.C. area, Finger Lakes Community Health received the 2017 Organizational Excellence Award from the Association of... more
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