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Sheriff: Waterloo supervisor ticketed after leaving scene of crash

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says deputies were called to a one-car crash on December 22nd, where a driver fled the scene into a nearby wooded area. Deputies say the accident happened in the area of River Road and State Route 96A — when a vehicle operated by Don S. Trout, 33, of Waterloo exited the roadway and struck a... more

Snow coming, bitter cold will return for New Years Eve

The National Weather Service has upgraded expectations of forecasts for parts of the Finger Lakes this weekend. While much of the region will only see a period of light snow, lake effect snow warnings have now been issued for Wayne and Monroe counties. The National Weather Service said on Friday that a clipper system would bring a quick, burst of... more

Cuomo seeks greater student loan protections to address rising debt

With total student loan debt exceeding $1 trillion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to boost protections for New Yorkers who require financial assistance to pay their way through college. Cuomo released his latest 2018 State of the State proposal Friday aimed at student loan debt. The four-point plan must be reviewed and approved by the state Legislature. The governor's agenda includes... more

Police: Penn Yan woman sold cocaine, fentanyl, heroin in Yates County

The Penn Yan Police Department arrested a 19-year-old on various drug charges following an investigation. Police say Alexandra “Allie” Griffin, 19, of Penn Yan was arrested on a superior court warrant charging her with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal posession of a controlled substance after allegedly selling heroin, cocaine... more

DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest political news in 2017 (podcast)

Episode #15 of the Debrief Podcast marked the final show of 2017 from Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso, who has discussed a variety of political, social, and economic issues in the FingerLakes1.com Studio. On the special, ‘year-end’ edition of the pod, the duo discussed Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s viability in 2018, a number of state proposals that will be... more

Rt. 444 shut down after rollover crash, Victor FD responds

Multiple emergency crews, including the Victor Fire Department are on-scene of a one-car rollover on Route 444. According to a posting by the fire deparmtent on social media, the roadway will remain closed for the next several hours as crews work to replace the destroyed utility pole. Some properties in the area are reporting a loss of power, but no... more

Local support fuels Kolb’s gubernatorial run

Capping off what he said was an “incredible week,” state Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, brought his campaign for governor to the place where it all started Tuesday night, Dec. 19. Speaking at the annual Christmas party of the Ontario County Republican Committee, Kolb thanked its members for their “amazing support” and recalled how the committee’s original backing started... more

Mynderse stays unbeaten in Syracuse; Shaulis triple-double lifts South Seneca over Newark (W-FL round-up 12/29)

No rest for Kevin Korzeniewski and the Mynderse Academy Blue Devils boys varsity basketball team. Thursday night they defeated Clyde-Savannah 73-72. Friday night they were on the bus heading east on the Thruway to face Syracuse Academy of Science as part of a showcase at Onondaga Community College. Mynderse would head back home winners and remain undefeated after a 52-49... more

Study says Yates County is financially healthy

A healthy mind and a healthy body are important, but a healthy wallet is too. According to a recent study, Yates County is one of the healthiest places in New York. SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, recently released a study on the most financially healthy places in the U.S. The study analyzed debt, bankruptcy, poverty and unemployment in... more

Mynderse holds on to edge Clyde-Savannah; Midlakes girls now 9-0 (W-FL round-up 12/28)

In a highly anticipated boys varsity basketball game between a pair of state ranked Wayne-Finger Lakes teams, Mynderse held on to edge Clyde-Savannah 73-72 in the fourth game of a quadruple-header at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls on Thursday. Mynderse held a 12 point lead heading into the fourth quarter but barely held on for the 1 point... more

Bloomfield schools start new year with new superintendent

At 57, Bloomfield Central School District Superintendent Michael Midey feels he’s young enough to take a step in a different direction. He just doesn’t know what that direction will be yet, but he is looking forward to figuring it out. “I have no buckets,” he said during a recent interview. “I have no list of things I want to accomplish.”... more

Seneca Falls woman stole nail glue from Eastview store

A 49-year-old Seneca Falls woman was charged with petit larceny after deputies say she stole nail glue from a beauty store at Eastview Mall. Deputies say on Friday at approximately 4:55 pm Lisa L. Chillis, of Seneca Falls was charged with petit larceny after stealing nail glue, valued at $2.99 from Beauty Plus at Eastview Mall. She was released and... more

Cold spike means more accidents on slippery roads

First responders were kept busy on a frigid Thursday afternoon that saw temperatures barely reach double digits for the high. Members of the Canandaigua Fire Department and Canandaigua Emergency Squad responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Emerson and Sand Hill roads. At least one person was taken to the hospital for treatment. In Farmington, firefighters and members... more

Learn about Geneva city finances at Citizens Budget Academy

Learning about city budgeting might seem like some pretty dry stuff, but those who took part in the first Citizen Budget Academy last year said they found it fun and informative. A new one is set to begin early in the New Year. The Citizen Budget Academy, part of the three-academy series sponsored by the Mayoral Institute of Civic Engagement,... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: End of the year with Happy Tails

The end of the old year is a time for celebration at the Beverly Animal Shelter. It is a time to celebrate the successful adoptions of the past, the “Happy Tails” of BAS. Sometimes, simply dropping by the Shelter for a visit will lead you to the perfect pet. LILLY Puggle (Pug/Beagle mix) Lilly was surrendered when her owner could... more