Pedestrian hit by snowplow in Victory ID’d, was intoxicated at time of accident

State Police have released additional information about the accident involving a snowplow and pedestrian. According to the Auburn Citizen, the incident was reported around 4:30 am in the Town of Victory. State Police say that David P. Goodman, 37, of Port Byron was walking eastbound on the shoulder of Route 370 when he was hit by a snowplow. The snowplow... more

EVALUATING POLICY: Snow removal takes center stage in Seneca Falls after winter storm

On Sunday, FingerLakes1.com published an op-ed outlining concerns raised about snow removal in Seneca Falls. In particular, the piece asked what the policy was for snow removal in Seneca Falls. It was prompted by a series of messages and emails directed to FL1 that had been received after those visiting downtown late-Saturday and early-Sunday saw downtown sidewalks untouched, more than... more

Wayne boys, Midlakes girls stay atop W-FL Power Rankings; Full week of big games ahead

For the second straight weekend, the slate of Wayne-Finger Lakes and Section V boys and girls varsity basketball games were wiped out by winter weather (with the exception of the Clyde-Savannah at Lyons game Saturday night). Still, there was some movement in the latest FL1 Sports W-FL Power Rankings released on Sunday. The latest polls for the boys and girls... more

Burst pipe at Wayne County’s justice building cost $50K

Wayne County Administrator, Rick House, updated the County’s Finance Committee that last weekend’s frozen pipe rupture will cost taxpayers up to $50,000. On Sunday (1/7), when temperatures fell well below zero, the only area in the building that was not insulated, the vestibule (front door entrance) spewed water. House said the fire sprinkler head in the vestibule ruptured, sending streams... more

Protecting dogs from the cold in the Finger Lakes

Last weekend’s bitter cold sent Nina Nigro of Geneva and a friend to a residence in Wayne County. They were worried about the condition of dogs that were left outside in the cold. When they arrived, they discovered their worst fear, Nigro said: Dogs confined to chain-link fence cages filled with snow. “No food, no water,” Nigro said in the... more

Plastic bag ban, fee among options floated by NY task force

A state task force suggested several options to address plastic bag waste in New York after failing to reach a consensus on one recommendation. The Plastic Bag Task Force’s 88-page report was released Saturday ahead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget address. The governor will outline his budget proposal Tuesday in Albany. The six-member task force led by state Department... more

Officials talk municipal water expansion in Fayette ahead of Jan. 20 session

The Town of Fayette wants to take a step in the right direction when it comes to providing residents an essential service. Back in 2013 when Town Supervisor Cindy Garlick-Lorenzetti ran for her second term, she prioritized the development of municipal water and sewer service. “The development of both water and sewer lines will create a more business-friendly environment to... more

BEYOND THE FENCE: A step back in time at former depot

A bit south of the former township of Kendaia on Route 96A, a small rest stop curves off amid trees and field. Many travelers pass it by without thought, heading either south toward Ovid or north toward Sampson State Park, Deer Haven Park, or beyond. If one cared to venture, however, one would encounter a sense of timelessness here. The... more

Cayuga County Craft: Big things coming for local breweries in 2018

When it comes to craft beer in Cayuga County, there’s a lot to be excited about in 2018: • Aurora Ale & Lager Co. will almost triple its production after the King Ferry brewery installs a new 5-barrel system, with glycol-jacketed fermenters and tanks, in March. Owners Mark Grimaldi and Joe Shelton have also relocated their taproom, which now includes... more

Kowalski leaves SLPWA board, joins Seneca Lake Guardian board

For the past 10 years, Mary Anne Kowalski was the face of the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association. The Romulus resident announced Friday she has resigned from the organization’s board of directors. Kowalski, who remains a Pure Waters member, has joined the board of Seneca Lake Guardian, an affiliate of Waterkeeper. She served as Pure Waters president from 2011-16. “I... more

Blooms, bridges and broadband: Katko’s plan to bolster America’s infrastructure

The view from outside Washington is that it’s plagued by dysfunction and hyper-partisanship. But a group of Democrats and Republicans led by U.S. Rep. John Katko have agreed on a plan that aims to address many of the country’s infrastructure problems. Katko, R-Camillus, and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a Connecticut Democrat, co-chaired a working group within the bipartisan Problem Solvers... more

Bloomfield’s new superintendent is loving his job

Just two weeks into the new year and Andy Doell is loving his new job as superintendent of the Bloomfield Central School District. “This district is such a great place and the people are so welcoming,” Doell said. “In addition, one of the things that I love about this district is the opportunities for kids.” The district offers an International... more

‘We’ll go on’: The Wolfs say they’ll ‘be fine’ after devastating fire

For years, Doris and Walter Wolf have devoted much of their time and energy to helping others in the Waterloo and Seneca County areas. Walter has been limited somewhat by dementia, but Doris remains a “super volunteer,” as many call her, for a host of organizations. Now the community they’ve helped so much is looking to help them. The Wolfs... more

PLANNING YOUR WEEK: Forecast looks calmer with warming trend by end in FLX

The forecast looks much calmer after one of the largest storms of the winter season. The storm dumped between 8 and 16 inches of snow on most of the region. While some places saw more, most of the Finger Lakes fell in that range, according to information from the National Weather Service. While it will be cold this week, excessive... more

Bloomfield bowler Chris Wollschleger rolls perfect game

It’s been said that the biggest room in the house is the room for improvement and that’s certainly true for all sports. Won that football game by four touchdowns? Coach is there to remind you of the false start penalty. Stomped that basketball team by 30 points? Yeah, well, remember that pick-and-roll that ate you up? Pitch a perfect game... more
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