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FLX WEEKLY: The year in the Finger Lakes in review (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for our final episode of 2017 where we take a look back at the past year. We discuss the top stories that shaped our news and relive the year in local photos. . 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

Rochester woman possessed cocaine, heroin at Eastview Mall

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester woman following an incident at Eastview Mall. Deputies say Sarah Kassa Federe, 23, of Rochester was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after an investigation into an incident. Deputies say Federe was possessing cocaine and heroin while at Eastview Mall. She... 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

Yates Legislature will have new leader

After four years as chairman of the Yates County Legislature, Dr. Tim Dennis will not seek the position in 2018. Dennis, a retired veterinarian, told the board of his plans earlier this month as he continues to recuperate from a medical issue. Vice Chairman Doug Paddock will chair the Legislature’s year-end meeting Friday. “I had been thinking about whether I... more

Two dead after Newfield home fire

A fire killed two people and destroyed a mobile home at Ward Heights Trailer Park in Newfield on Wednesday. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office responded to the fire by Douglas Road near the intersection of Ward Heights North at 5:50 p.m., authorities said. Fire departments from Newfield, Enfield and Odessa were at the scene and so were State Fire investigators... 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

WEBCAST REPLAY: 2017 NYCC Holiday Classic at NYCC on FL1 Sports

Join the FL1 Sports Team for a quadruple-header of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls at the 2017 NYCC Holiday Classic on Thursday. Check out the full schedule of games below:  . GAME SCHEDULE (12/28/17): Noon – Waterloo Indians vs. South Seneca Falcons 2:00 – #7 Lyons Lions vs. #9 Midlakes Screaming... 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

Cuomo announces $1.3M for waterfront upgrades for greater connectivity

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  announced that Watkins Glen would be part of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program to develop projects that will spur economic development in the community. The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program serves as a management program for the Village’s treasured waterfront resources along the Seneca Canal system outlined in the Southern Tier Soaring Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan.... more
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