Tops Friendly Markets files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Tops Friendly Markets LLC has filed for reorganizational bankruptcy, known as Chapter 11. It’s a move to eliminate debt and position the company for success moving forward. The company employs over 14,000 workers, and according to reports, most stores that are good performers in New York and Pennsylvania will remain open. That said, the company has a debt problem that... more

Organizers talk history, appeal of Ludovico Trail in Seneca Falls ahead of public hearing (video)

In 1998 businessman Frank J. Ludovico gave the canal side property along Bayard Street, which was an abandoned railroad bed to Wilhelmina Pusmucans to establish a Sculpture Trail. While the trail has evolved, grown, and become a prominent part of Seneca Falls — an eminent domain process, which was initiated by the Town of Seneca Falls by calling for a... more

Police: Farmington woman created GoFundMe, then never turned over money

On Tuesday at approximately 3:45 p.m. officers arrested a 24-year-old Farmington woman after creating a GoFundMe account under the guise of rasiing money to provide an individual with a new motorized scooter. Jordan E. Fogg, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. It is alleged that in August 2017, Fogg opened a GoFundMe account and raised more than $1,200... more

Syracuse late comeback falls short in 78-74 loss to UNC (full coverage)

Sophomore Tyus Battle, junior Frank Howard and freshman Oshae Brissett combined to score 66 points for Syracuse (18-10, 7-8 ACC) in its 78-74 loss to No. 10 North Carolina (22-7, 11-5 ACC) Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. Battle posted 26 points and six assists, Howard recorded 23 points and Brissett compiled his 11th double-double of the season with 17... more

FLX WEEKLY: The dog days of winter & Facebook birthdays (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso for a look at your upcoming weekend in the Finger Lakes and a round-up of the top news, local photos and activities at FingerLakes1.com this week. Will the extraordinarily warm weather continue. Is spring finally here? Also, how do you handle your birthday on Facebook? . more

Second night of Sectionals opening round sees 13 W-FL teams advance (W-FL round-up 2/21)

The opening round of Sectional play is complete and the quarterfinal match-ups are set for the boys and girls Section V basketball postseason tournaments. Of the 42 Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls teams that are competing amongst Section V opponents, just 19 are still alive. Check out all the results from Wednesday night’s games in each classification below… – Looking... more

Girl Scout ‘Cookie Season’ kicks off next week at Fingerlakes Mall

Next week thousands of cases of cookies will be unloaded and re-loaded onto minivans, cars, U-Haul trucks, and every other type of vehicle you could imagine — ahead of the March 1st kickoff of Girl Scout Cookie Season. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Communications Director Jaime Alvarez called the sight an incredible one, which she saw for the first time... more

What Auburn Rite Aid customers can expect as Walgreens, Albertsons take over

Over the next two to three years, Rite Aid customers can expect some big changes as Walgreens and Albertsons take over three Auburn stores. According to Rite Aid spokesperson Ashley Flower, two Genesee Street locations — 47 E. Genesee St. and 314 Genesee St. — have been purchased by Walgreens Boots Alliance, which reached a deal to buy nearly 2,000... more

Sheriff Luce: Woman faces 16 charges after stealing credit cards, using them 172 times

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a Rochester woman was taken into custody on Tuesday after an extensive investigation into stolen credit cards at the del Lago Resort & Casino. At approximately 10:30 a.m. investigators arrested a 41-year-old woman on multiple charges related to the use of stolen credit cards after an incident last year. Michelle M. Richardson, 41, was... more

Public forum will outline Cayuga County Social Services five-year plan

The Cayuga County Department of Social Services is inviting the public to attend an upcoming forum examining its five-year plan for the family services it provides. Called The Child and Families Services Plan, Deputy Director Christine Bianco said it will include goals for programs like child protective services, preventative service, foster care, adoption, adult services and others. It will cover... more

Hammondsport man charged with child endangerment after incident at school

Steuben County Sheriff, Jim Allard, reports that on Monday deputies arrested a Hammondsport man on child endangerment charges after an incident this week. Joseph M. Rago, 19, of was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Harassment in the Second Degree, a Violation. It is alleged that Rago had unwanted contact with a person... more

Wayne Brady coming to del Lago’s ‘Vine’ this spring

Del Lago Resort & Casin announced five-time Emmy award winner and Grammy nominee, Wayne Brady as an upcoming performer in May. He will be performing two shows at The Vine on Saturday, May 5th at 5 pm and 8 pm. Wayne Brady is a true show biz renaissance man. Actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter ­¾ he’s done it all throughout... more

Spectrum to drop WSKG in Tompkins, Cortland

Throughout the years, WSKG-TV has shown numerous programs including "NOVA: Making North America," "American Experience," news programs like "Frontline," musical programs like "Expressions," and it's most popular locally produced show, "Let's Polka!" Now, it looks like WSKG-TV will be having it's last polka in Tompkins and Cortland counties. WSKG announced Spectrum plans to drop the TV station in the Ithaca... more

FOR SALE: Lloyd’s Limited Pub hits the market after abrupt closure in Penn Yan

For Mark Sprague and Steve McMichael the goal is to restore the history and significance held by Lloyd’s Limited Pub. That’s why the business partners have opted to sell the property.  On Tuesday, Sprague talked with FingerLakes1.com about the process that’s been unfolding at the once-popular pub. “Lloyd’s has a tremendous, rich history including being a hotel, puzzle factory and... more

Appellate Division upholds two sentences in Cayuga County

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced the affirmation of two Fourth Department of Appellate Division decisions after prosecution and sentencing from his office. On September 1st, 2016 Jermaine Gotham pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, and second-degree kidnapping — in addition to two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of second-degree attempted burglary. Budelmann says three separate... more

Sheriff: Lyons man protected party in-person and on social media

A 46-year-old Lyons man was arrested on criminal contempt charges after an investigation was launched by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Child Protective Services. Steven K. Boyer, 46, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, aggravated family offense, and second-degree criminal contempt after it was reported to Child Protective caseworkers and Wayne County Probation that he was violating a Family... more

Lyons woman violates order of protection, punches protected party

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Lyons woman following an investigation into a domestic incident. Deputies arrested Anionae L. Stergis, 26, for first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment. She is accused of punching a person who is listed as a protected party on an order of protection. As result Stergis was arraigned in Lyons Town Court... more

Police: Auburn driver charged after failing sobriety test

An Auburn man is facing criminal charges after being found intoxicated while driving Wednesday morning, the Auburn Police Department said. Joseph D. Adams, 24, 116 Owasco St., was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a class E felony, and driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Adams was stopped by police for speeding on Osborne Street around 2:30... more
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