WEEKEND WEATHER: Rainy, windy forecast for the Finger Lakes

It will definitely be a windy weekend in the Finger Lakes. While sun dominated the forecast on Friday, some changes are on the way for the region. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, who appeared in-studio on Friday in a must-watch discussion on forecasting and weather hype, said that no significant winter weather event is expected contrary to some long-range reports... more

Sheriff Povero, longest serving in NYS history will retire in 2018

The longest serving sheriff in the history of Ontario County, as well as the longest serving sheriff in New York State is calling it quits in 2018. Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero announced his plan to retire on December 31st, 2018 to the Ontario County Board of Supervisors during their regularly scheduled meeting. He will not run for re-election.... more

Williamson man charged with attempted sexual abuse

A 48-year-old Williamson man has been charged after allegedly having sexual contact with a child less-than 11-years-old. Michael McCarthy was charged with attempted sexual sexual abuse, course of sexual conduct against a child, and endangering the welfare of a child. the incidents took place between December 2016 and November 2017, according to deputies. He was remanded to the Wayne County... more

Romulus proposal brings ‘trash trains’ back into the realm of possibility

Trash could be making its way to the middle of Seneca County. It’s a proposal by a company called Circular EnerG and would convert waste to energy under the premise. The proposal, which will go before the Romulus Planning Board next month, is drawing criticism from environmental groups in the region – who have been battling two privately-owned, high-profile developments.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Montreuil dissects ‘Weather Hype’ & new NWS warning system (podcast)

How big a deal is weather hype in the world of forecasting? Well for anyone who has seen or experienced those over-hyped forecasts, it can be a challenge. It interferes with plans, creates unneessary worry, and all the while — does so for the gain of clicks, traffic, or recognition. For forecasters like FLX Weather Founder and Meteorologist Drew Montreuil... more

SLOW DOWN: Helming announces Rt. 318 speed limit reduction in Tyre

Get ready to slow down. Senator Pam Helming (R-Canandaigua) announced a reduction of the state speed limit on State Route 318 near the intersection of State Route 414. Proponents of the reduction say ‘safety’ is the main priority. The speed limit on State Route 318 a half-mile west and east of the intersection with State Route 414 will be lowered... more

Joe Molino wins Ontario Town Supervisor race by 13 absentee ballots

The votes have been counted in the race for Ontario Supervisor and a winner has been declared. Following the opening of absentee ballots on Thursday morning at the Wayne County Board of Elections, Democrat Joe Molino received 46 votes to Incumbent Republican John Smith’s 33. The two had tied in balloting on election night, each receiving 1227 votes. Wayne Times:... more

SF residents will have to brace for big tax hike in 2018 as board passes budget

In an ironic twist of fate, Seneca Falls residents learned that their taxes would nearly double, simultaneously, as Seneca Meadows served the Town – renewing an  Article 78 proceeding. Resuming the Article 78 won’t cost Seneca Falls any money in the short-term, but as Town Attorney David Foster pointed out – it becomes difficult to plan on host agreement dollars... more

Multiple felony charges for intoxicated driver in Canandaigua

A 51-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested after a traffic stop where police say he drove over a curb. The Canandaigua Police Department arrested Timothy L. MacMillan, 51, of Canandaigua for felony driving while intoxicated, felony driving with a BAC of .08 percent or more, felony driving while ability impaired by drugs, felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol,... more

Residents will have chance for input at Ovid Comp Plan meeting

All Ovid community members are invited to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, December 12th, at 6:00pm at the Fire Station on 2136 Brown Street in Ovid to play a key role in the ongoing Comprehensive Plan. This public meeting will provide an important opportunity for community members to learn about the status of the plan’s process and to share... more

For Syracuse, beating Louisville means stopping Lamar Jackson (preview)

With its season hanging by a thread, Syracuse football’s postseason dreams hinge on one obvious, difficult task. It must humanize a generational talent that has barnstormed college football and become its most lethal player at its most important position. The first step in stopping Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson might be deceiving the mind. “He’s just like the rest of us,”... more

Diverging diamond? Victor considers it as possible solution to 490 interchange congestion

The Town of Victor is taking steps to make major changes to one of their busiest roads. “This area is always busy around the holidays,” said Allen Bennett of Farmington. The town is looking to make improvements on the 490 interchange by the Thruway exit on Route 96 because of heavy congestion and safety concerns. A proposal is in the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Batman talks budget process, infrastructure spending, and local disasters (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX the individual tasked with leading Cayuga County’s largest governing body – is in-studio talking about elections, the budget process, infrastructure, environmental issues, as well as the prospect of being excluded in a ‘disaster declaration’ by the White House. Keith Batman, Chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature, who recently won re-election to continue serving... more

Police: Canandaigua woman menaced roommate with a knife

Canandaigua Police arrested a 22-year-old Canandaigua woman on multiple weapons and assault-related charges following an incident with her roommate. Police say Jazmin L. Cole, 22, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree menacing, third-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and fourth-degree criminal mischief after the incident. They say Cole injured her roommate, menaced her with a knife, and damaged her... more

FLCC grad making wine from grapes grown on a rooftop in Brooklyn

New York City boasts some of the most expensive food and beverage items in the country, but when the $1,000 bottle of wine Devin Shomaker is vinting is ready, it will be known for more than just the price. The grapes are being grown on a rooftop in Brooklyn, New York, the first attempt ever in the world to create... more

What’s behind the fence at former Seneca Army Depot?

The question as they set off: Would they see the famous Seneca white deer living inside the vast preserve now known as Deer Haven Park? Answer: Yes. Long before the conclusion of the first public tour of the year Thursday at the former Seneca Army Depot, a busload of visitors got more than a glimpse of nearly a dozen snowy... more

Missing Macedon woman located after alert sent out

Macedon Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a woman who went missing Thursday night. Ellen Barnes, 77, was seen leaving the Wolcott Elks Lodge at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Barnes battles dementia and takes medication. Police report that Barnes was last seen driving a black 2014 Ford Edge with New York State license plate CDA1189. Authorities say... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your November weekend ahead & NWS changes Winter Storm alerts (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso to round-up your week and look ahead to the weekend here in the Finger Lakes. Get your weekend events, sports and weather outlook, take a look at the top local news stories of the week, and check out our favorite local photos from the past few days. Also, we let you know... more
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