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DYNASTY: Mynderse girls tennis captures 3rd straight Section V championship

The Mynderse Academy varsity girls tennis team defeated North Rose-Wolcott in the Section V Class CC finals at Hobart in Geneva on Tuesday evening to capture the program’s third consecutive sectional championship. The victory was also Head coach Mike Marriam & assistant coach Gus Garnsey’s 200th win as a coaching tandem. Over the past three championship seasons the Lady Blue... more

Towns, villages coming together to address municipal services in Seneca County

On Tuesday, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors heard public comments on water and sewer issues. However, some action taken in the last week made for an interesting discussion at Tuesday’s meeting. The supervisors learned that a quasi-special committee met on Thursday to discuss expansion of municipal water and sewer service in the southern portion of the county. The Towns... more

Watkins Glen student arrested after making threats toward school

A 16-year-old from Watkins Glen is facing charges for allegedly threatening violence at Watkins Glen High School. According to police, a student told the School Resource Officer on Saturday that a 16-year-old student had threatened violence against the school. An investigation was started immediately. The 16-year-old student was taken into custody without incident shortly after the complaint. He was charged... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Grant could fund $1M Labelon cleanup in Canandaigua

Cleanup of the former Labelon building at 10 Chapin St. could receive state funding, if a recently submitted Restore NY grant application is approved. On Oct. 5, City Council members moved ahead with a request for grant funding from the Restore NY Communities Initiative, administered by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC). If approved, the $1 million grant would fund... more

Updated Owasco Lake harmful algal bloom reports show anatoxin

The Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program has added a new column to its harmful algal bloom page — anatoxin levels. The relatively new toxin for Owasco Lake’s algae blooms is still showing up at fluctuating concentrations. The usual toxic culprit seen in Owasco Lake harmful algae is called microcystin. A kind of liver toxin, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has... more

Felon accused of crashing into barn in Seneca County

A Seneca County man who did time in prison for leaving the scene of a fatal crash has been arrested again — this time for crashing into a barn and leaving the scene. John S. Smith, 58,  was recently charged by sheriff’s deputies with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to maintain lane, speed not reasonable and prudent, unlicensed operation and... more

COMPTROLLER: Seneca, Cayuga have highest percentage of ‘structurally deficient’ bridges

Billions of dollars are needed to correct issues with locally owned bridges throughout New York. According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli more than $27.4 billion is needed to fix local bridges. Several counties in the Finger Lakes — ranked among the top in the state for featuring the most ‘structurally deficient’ bridges. Seneca County led the way in... more

THRUWAY REPORT: Traffic way up at Exit 41 in Seneca County

How real are the traffic implications of del Lago Resort & Casino’s opening in February? Data released by the New York State Thruway Traffic Advisory Group shows a significant increase in traffic at the Exit 41 interchange in Tyre. Prior to del Lago’s opening, the average monthly traffic was noted at 266,306 vehicles. Since that opening — the average monthly... more

Ontario County Humane Society unveils new vehicle design

Three new trucks with new designs are literally being rolled out by the Ontario County Humane Society. The society for years has been using red county trucks, but now has vehicles spotlighting its own identity. Chief William McGuigan, the society’s education officer, said two identical Ford F150s and one very similar were delivered in August and went into service a... more

Arts Center exhibit celebrates diversity in Yates

Continuing a year-long theme of exploring the impact of art on Earth, the Arts Center of Yates County’s next exhibit, entitled “Big Blue Marble,” will explore the idea of “the family of man.” The exhibit, which opens Friday, Oct. 13 with a free reception, features the work of a quartet of Rochester-area painters and a sculptor from Ithaca. Each of... more

Auburn City Council candidates respond to public’s questions at IGNITE forum

The first political forum of the election season brought the four candidates who are vying for the two open Auburn City Council spots together to answer questions submitted by the public. The forum was hosted by IGNITE, Cayuga County’s young professionals group. IGNITE’s Vice Chairperson Kierstyn Zaykoski moderated the event. Candidates Terry Cuddy, Debby McCormick, John Camardo and Adam Miller... more

Waterloo may get $3 million from state for algae treatment

Village water superintendent Jim Bromka was well aware of the harmful algal blooms spotted in Seneca Lake late this summer. “I was hoping we’d dodged it getting into our water system, but that didn’t happen,” Bromka told the Village Board Monday. However, Bromka told trustees that there were some toxins measured at very low levels, and that the water has... more

Geneva Rec Complex opens skating rink for 40th season

This Friday, the Geneva Recreation Complex will open for public skating with some new hours and new renovations. Public skating will still take place 7 days a week after opening night on October 13th, but with an extension to the weekend afternoon hours. Weekdays will still include skating from 11:30 to 1:30 pm, Friday and Saturday nights run from 6:30-9:30... more

Sheriff: Varick resident threatened to shoot victim during domestic

Deputies arrested a 47-year-old Varick resident after a domestic incident. Joseph M. Jacobs, 47, of Varick was charged with second-degree harassment after allegedly threatening to shoot a resident during a domestic incident. The incident took place on October 3rd around 6:50 am. The charges will be answered in Romulus Town Court. more
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