MIDLAKES FALLS IN TROY: Screaming Eagles historic season ends at NYS semifinals, 60-48

The Midlakes girls varsity basketball was the last Wayne-Finger Lakes boys or girls basketball team still playing when they took the court at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy on Friday afternoon for the NYSPHSAA Class B state semifinal game against the Susquehanna Valley Sabers out of Section IV. Both the Screaming Eagles and Sabers brough undefeated records to the... more

FLX WEEKLY: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Edition (podcast)

More winter weather is delaying the start of spring, which officially begins next week in the Finger Lakes, but spirits should still be high with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Saturday. Join Sydney Rogers, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso to find out some local options for finding Irish cheer, get the details on our coverage of Midlakes girls basketball... more

Plans unveiled for Seneca Turk Resort in Geneva

If the project comes to fruition, the former home of Seneca Lake Country Club will one day include a new golf course, winery, lodge, events center and up to 100 townhomes around the golf layout. During an informal presentation Tuesday evening to the Geneva Town Board, Matt Newcomb — from Rochester-based engineering firm Passero Associates — went over the plan.... more

Kolb, Palmesano & Helming draft letter calling on Gov. Cuomo to block Circular enerG incinerator

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-Corning) and Sen. Pamela Helming (R-Canandaigua) called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials to block a prospective application from Circular EnerG, LLC to construct a waste-to-energy incinerator at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus. On Tuesday, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed a... more

Phelps fire likely caused by unattended cooking on stove

On Tuesday around 5:10 p.m. firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in Phelps after it was discovered by the residents. Phelps and Oaks Corners fire departments were called to the scene, with initial units arriving on-scene — reporting smoke coming from the single-story multi-family structure. Phelps FD and Oaks Corner FD are finishing up from a structure fire on County... more

Steuben County woman run over, killed by her own car

State Police said a woman from Canisteo was killed after being run over by her own car Tuesday evening. Troopers were called to the intersection of Fall Creek Rd. and Bearlick Hollow Rd. in the town of Hartsville around 5:50 p.m. A passing delivery service driver told troopers that a woman was found trapped underneath the driver’s side of the... more

Cayuga Centers’ 120 laid-off workers getting help from local career center

A Cayuga County career organization is helping a mass of workers recently laid off from Cayuga Centers last month. Ann Kubarek, director of the Cayuga Works Career Center, said her Auburn office has been busy assisting nearly 120 people find jobs after the family services organization announced the closure of its residential program Feb. 22. The closure also affects some... more

Poll: Wegmans ranks 2nd for best company reputation

Wegmans has the second-best corporate reputation, according to a poll monitoring the top 100 most visible companies. That was the finding of a Harris poll that received feedback from thousands of U.S. adults about the 100 companies' social responsibility, emotional appeal, products and services, vision and leadership, financial performance and workplace environment. Wegmans led the way when it came to... more

First phase of Auburn’s Owasco River trail nearing completion

Construction of the downtown Auburn portion of the Owasco River Greenway Trail will finish up this summer. The project, which involves installing pedestrian and bicycle paths along city-owned land to create a 12-mile path along the Owasco River from Emerson Park to Wadsworth Park, has been in the works since 2012. The first phase, which is one of five, is... more

17 moments: Students throughout Ontario County show solidarity

The names of the 17 students and staff members killed in the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida were read by students throughout Ontario County Wednesday. The focus of various demonstrations taking place as part of a National School Walkout was on remembrance, solidarity, advocacating for safer schools and promoting acts of kindness. Hundreds of Candandaigua Academy students filled... more

’17 minutes for 17 victims’: Auburn High School students walk out for national protests

Tears overcame Ashley Reilly outside Auburn High School Wednesday morning. Reilly, 16, was one of hundreds who congregated at the back of the school as a part of the national walkouts planned to protest gun violence and to honor the 17 people killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month. Students, staff, administrators... more

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Yates Sheriff says drifting snow is causing difficult conditions

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike has issued a Travel Advisory for Yates County roadways with special alert for north and south State, County and Town roadways due to drifting snow. Spike says the drifting is causing wet roads to suddenly turn into snow covered and slush causing hazardous driving conditions. Deputies and Troopers currently investigating several different crash scenes with... more

SENECA CO. BOS: Resolution to oppose incinerator passes unanimously (full coverage)

On Tuesday the Seneca County Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled meeting for March, taking what some felt was a ‘significant’ step in opposing the proposed Circular enerG incinerator in Romulus. Multiple speakers at the session railed against the proposed facility, pointing out potential threats to a nearby school, the environment, and local tourism economy. David Lock, a Fayette... more

Police: Waterloo man had 5 lbs of marijuana in car during traffic stop

On March 12th at approximately 4:15 p.m. a 39-year-old Geneva resident was taken into custody on felony possession charges after a traffic stop on North Street. Geneva Police say John Dickson, 39, of Waterloo was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and three counts of aggravated unlicensed operation. He was also charged with operating a vehicle without an interlock... more

Yates Transit Service announces new routes

After a little more than a year of providing affordable public transportation around Yates County, the Yates Transit Service has announced plans to expand some routes and add others. Daniele Lyman, President and CEO of The Arc of Yates, the agency that established the transit service in collaboration with Yates County, outlined the changes, which will take place in April,... more

Crews respond to fire at Ray’s Restaurant in Canandaigua

Firefighters in Canandaigua were called to the scene of a restaurant fire on State Route 332 around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A fire at Ray’s Restaurant located at 2510 State Route 332 was quickly extinguished, but not before first responders reported seeing flames on the roof of the building. Additional details about the incident were not available this morning. This... more

Aurora’s three mayoral and three trustee candidates participate in forum

Candidates running for mayor and two trustee seats in Aurora came together Tuesday night at the Morgan Opera House to share their platforms with the community so residents can cast informed votes at the polls next Tuesday. Incumbent Bonnie Apgar Bennett is seeking re-election, and two newcomers, Barbara Blom and Marie Dentes, are challenging Bennett for mayor. Incumbent Trustees Grace... more

Gillibrand: National Heritage designation for Finger Lakes passes hurdle

It’s been almost three years since U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stood in Red Jacket Park and announced an effort to have the Finger Lakes Region designated as a National Heritage Area (NHA) Monday, her office announced that the legislation has passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “This will be a big deal for the area,” says... more
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