Deputies: Macedon teen arrested after running down pedestrian

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says a 17-year-old has been charged after an investigation into an accident where a pedestrian was struck, which took place in Ontario. Virts says David Kennett, 17, of Macedon was arrested following the accident in Ontario, where a pedestrian — identified as Brandon Barron was struck. Kennett was charged with one count of first-degree reckless... more

Milo barn destroyed in early-morning fire on Wednesday

Firefighters say they were called to the scene of a Baker Rd. barn, which was completely destroyed by fire during the early-morning hours of Wednesday. Firefighters say the owners of the property, identified as Dexter and Faith benedict, were woken up by their dog barking when they looked outside and saw the barn fully-engulfed. Firefighters weren’t able to save the... more

Councilman Ferrara unloads on condition of SF, says state audit is coming

Seneca Falls Deputy Supervisor Lou Ferrara told all in an exclusive interview with Josh Durso on the Inside the FLX podcast. He talked about an ongoing water issue in the Town of Seneca Falls, as well as an audit, which Ferrara says he initiated, with the State Comptroller’s Office. “There have been a lot of irregularities for a very long... more

Hopewell home a ‘total loss’ after Pearl St. fire just outside Clifton Springs

Officials report that the structure fire just south of Clifton Springs on Pearl St., technically in the Town of Hopewell, was a defensive firefight only. The fire broke out around 4 am, at a house still being built, according to reports on the ground. WHEC reports that the owner’s family was set to move into the home in less than... more

Wayne County DA candidates offer contrasting views of office

Attorney Michael Calarco was plenty happy in his private law practice and part-time assistant district attorney work. Calarco had served in the latter capacity since former DA Rick Healy, now a county judge, appointed him in 1991. After he was elected judge in November of 2016, Healy appointed longtime Assistant DA Chris Bokelman as acting DA — and Calarco said... more

Two District Attorney hopefuls battle to the wire in Yates County

Four years ago, as an independent candidate, Valerie Gardner defeated Republican incumbent Jason Cook to win the Yates County District Attorney race. Last year, she fell to Cook in the race for Yates County Judge, and this year she is being challenged in a heated campaign with independent Todd Casella, Steuben County Assistant District Attorney. Their battle has included legal... more

PERMIT RENEWED: Seneca Meadows has DEC permit renewed through 2025

It isn’t the 10-year renewal that some thought might come after the public hearing was held this summer regarding the future of the Seneca Meadows Landfill. It wasn’t the short-term permit issuance that others thought might come as result of extensive comments received by DEC officials. On Tuesday, the New York State Department of Conservation moved to grant Seneca Meadow’s... more

Auburn Community Hospital, nurses settle labor contract

After multiple protests about nurse staffing ratios, Auburn Community Hospital and 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East union have reached a three-year labor contract. The agreement, ratified by a vote on Oct. 31, addresses wage increases and benefits as well as staffing ratios at the 99-bed hospital, according to a release from ACH. The current contract with nurses expired in July.... more

Low turnout at opioid forums raises concerns

The Yates Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAC) invited community partners to speak at two events to share updates and news on what has been going on in the Yates County community in regards to drug use, drug-related crimes, addiction services, education, and prevention. But what may be the more telling story is how few seem interested now, despite the growing problem.... more

Yates County joins Steuben in broadband study

Yates County officials have announced the launch of a joint Broadband Aggregation & Adoption (BAAT) Campaign with Steuben County to determine needs and opportunities for broadband Internet growth in the region. The campaign, which consists of a short online survey and speed test, was launched Oct. 24, and will target both residential and commercial addresses. “Those of us in the... more

FLX WEEKLY: November arrives & time to “fall back” this weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, November arrives in the Finger Lakes and brings with it cooler, more seasonable weather. Get your weather, events and sports outlook for the first weekend of the month. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso to talk all about it and to wrap up the top local news of the week and review... more

New Friendly Ford to open Tuesday in Seneca

For months, motorists traveling on Routes 5&20 near the Seneca-Geneva town line have watched a massive, new building being erected. On Tuesday, the Friendly Ford dealership opens at its new location, three days after it closes up shop just down the road in the town of Geneva. A grand opening is planned for Nov. 18. The new dealership is between... more

Tours will start at former depot in November

White Deer Tours of the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus will begin Thursday, November 16, Seneca White Deer President Dennis Money announced today. The world’s largest herd of white, white-tailed deer form the centerpiece of the tours, which will also feature military artifacts from decades as a major weapons storage facility. Reservations for the tours can be made online... more

Residents can vote to change Canandaigua city government

One of the many decisions city voters will be making on Election Day this year may play a major role in the next local election year, 2019. Three separate questions will go to voters on this year’s ballot, containing proposed changes to the city’s charter as recommended by an 11-member city Charter Review Commission. The charter guides how the city... more

Clyde woman charged with four felonies after drug investigation

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the conclusion of a months-long investigation into the sale of narcotic drugs in Lyons. Deputies arrested Sandy Martinez, 36, of Clyde on two counts of their-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. All four are Class B felonies, according to the Sheriff’s Office.... more

Montezuma, Moravia looking to make highway superintendent an appointed position

For years, residents of Montezuma and Moravia have elected a highway superintendent, but now both towns are looking to change that. On Election Day, voters in the towns will have the opportunity to approve a new local law to replace the elected position with an appointed one. That would allow the town board to hire a highway superintendent at its... more

Cato-Meridian schools superintendent search down to two

The Cato-Meridian Central School District has narrowed its pool of potential superintendents to two. Superintendent Noel Patterson's retirement, effective Jan. 2, was approved at a board meeting Monday, and school board president Michael Lees said the board is planning to select a superintendent by early December. Selected candidates for the superintendent spot met with the board in interviews Oct. 3... more
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