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FLX WEEKLY: Talking Valentine’s Day, the Olympics, and your weekend ahead (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso discuss the Winter Olympics, Valentine’s Day, the latest news in the region, high school basketball and our favorite local photos from the last week in the Finger Lakes… . more

REPORTS: Vehicle strikes buggy in Locke, leaves scene of accident

First responders in Cayuga County were called to the area of Route 90 at the intersection with Locke Summerhill Town Line Road for a reported car vs. buggy accident. Locke Rescue and Four Town Ambulance were called to the scene, and scanner traffic indicates that there were no reported injuries after a vehicle struck a horse-and-buggy traveling on the roadway.... more

Guns stolen from Hopewell residence, resold in Geneva; search for suspect, weapons remains active

On Tuesday, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office received a report of several guns being stolen from a residence in Hopewell. During the subsequent investigation it was learned that a 16-year-old Hopewell resident stole a handgun and two rifles from the location. It was also determined that the 16-year-old sold two of the guns to a 21-year-old Geneva resident. While the... more

Syracuse can’t finish in critical Dome loss to Wolfpack (full coverage)

Freshman Oshae Brissett tied his career-high with 25 points and added seven rebounds to lead Syracuse (16-9, 6-7 ACC) in a 74-70 loss to NC State (17-9, 7-6 ACC) Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. Sophomore Tyus Battle posted 17 points and Frank Howard added 16 points with six assists for the Orange. Allerik Freeman led NC State with 17 points... more

$87K worth of ‘I Love NY’ signs scrapped over shade of blue

A batch of the “I Love NY” tourism signs that went up along the NYS Thruway were actually removed and re-printed because they were in a shade of blue that made them too difficult to read in the daytime. This was happening at the same time the state was receiving warnings from the federal government that the signs, regardless of... more

State charts future of Canandaigua Highlands

The state wants the public to weigh in on the future of more than 8,700 acres of state forest and wildlife management area called the Canandaigua Highlands. The property includes the Italy Hill State Forest and High Tor Wildlife Management Area in the towns of Italy, Jerusalem, Naples, Middlesex, South Bristol and Naples in Yates and Ontario counties. The state... more

Auburn basketball player reinstated to team following school board discussion

An Auburn High School student who had been kicked off the Auburn boys basketball team after being accused of vaping in school has been reinstated, along with another unnamed athlete who had been removed from a different team earlier this year. Al Brown said the school district superintendent informed him Wednesday that his stepson, senior Majesty Wilder, will be able... more

Canandaigua duo busted in investigation; possessed 89 baggies of crack cocaine

On Monday at approximately 9:22 p.m., officers of the Canandaigua Police Department, with the assistance of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department arrested three individuals as part of a narcotics investigation. Officers took 54-year-old Brenda S. Sims of Canandaigua, 36-year-old Dawn C. Collette of Canandaigua, and a 16-year-old male from Rochester into custody. It’s alleged that the trio were in possession... more

Oswego man admits leaving scene of accident in Sterling in December 2016

An Oswego man admitted his guilt in an accident in December 2016 in the town of Sterling, according to a press release from the Cayuga County District Attorney's Office. Timothy Oleyourryk, 48, of State Route 104A, pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court on Wednesday to leaving the scene of personal injury accident without reporting to police, a Class A misdemeanor.... more

Police: Canandaigua man faces drug charges, accused of selling crack

On February 12th at approximately 10:45 p.m. officers of the Canandaigua Police Department, with the assistance of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department, arrested a 54-year-old Canandaigua resident following a drug investigation. Michael Ventra, of Canandaigua, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. It’s alleged that he sold crack cocaine on multiple occasions while in Canandaigua. The arrest... more

NEW YEAR, NEW ASSIGNMENTS: Supervisors reduce number of committees, aim for efficiency at meetings

Standing Committees in Seneca County have a new look after a unanimous vote to merge several for 2018. Supervisor Lee Davidson (R-Lodi) made a motion for the Rule 29, which was seconded by Supervisor Cindy Garlick-Lorenzetti (D-Fayette). After the resolution was introduced, reducing the total number of committees by nearly-half — the board entered discussion. “It takes a long time... more

Expansion to Court Street parking lot back on Auburn City Council agenda

A planned expansion to the Court Street parking lot in Auburn is moving forward after the Auburn City Council sent the project back to the drawing board in September following residents' concerns. City staff has spent the past five months conducting a more thorough environmental review and working with Court Street residents to remedy concerns they had about the project,... more

Sheriff: Romulus man threatened officer with a baseball bat

A Romulus man is in custody after a chaotic incident played out in Seneca County on Monday, according to Sheriff Tim Luce. Anthony J. Battisti, 33, of Romulus was charged with four counts of menacing a police officer and was arraigned in Ovid Town Court after a dramatic incident. Sheriff Luce says Battisti had threatened to physically harm a third-party,... more

Temperatures will warm into 40s, 50s for FLX; flooding risk remains ‘very’ minimal

Above average temperatures are on their way to the Finger Lakes. As we warm up during the second half of this week — some concerns have been raised about flooding. However, forecasters say that there won’t be enough rain, combined with the snowmelt that will be taking place — to worry about any major flooding. Some ponding in yards is... more

Wayne clinches share of East title; Bloomfield girls win FL West; Midlakes completes perfect regular season (W-FL round-up 2/13)

With just two days remaining in the Section V boys and girls basketball regular season, several Wayne-Finger Lakes wrapped up their schedule on Tuesday night. The Midlakes girls varsity team has been the story of the season, having clinched the Finger Lakes East title over the weekend, completed their regular season with a perfect 20-0 record after defeating Pal-Mac 58-49... more

Future of federal funds uncertain as Auburn struggles to meet block grant spending requirements

Despite racing to fund several large community projects in 2017, the future of Auburn’s federal block grant allocation could be in jeopardy because the city failed to spend enough money to meet regulations set forth by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2017, HUD determined that Auburn did not spend enough of its Community Development Block Grant funds... more

Dog kennel moratorium passes in Starkey

No new dog kennels will be permitted in the Town of Starkey until after town officials write new local regulations for the operation of such businesses within the town. The town board enacted a moratorium on issuing permits for commercial dog kennels Feb. 8 after a public hearing during which several town residents and visitors offered their input. While a... more

Canandaigua city commission OKs revised Nolan’s plan

A plan for a scaled-back Nolan’s restaurant rebuild received Canandaigua City Planning Commission approval Tuesday night. But a definite date when construction will begin — and when the restaurant will reopen — has not been determined. Co-owner Nick Violas said the hope is still to rebuild in the spring — allowing for the return of summer seasonal business to return... more
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