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INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisors Lorenzetti, Hochadel talk issues in Seneca County (podcast)

Shaping the future of Seneca County comes with its challenges. It is especially difficult when you’re operating in the minority. For Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti and Waterloo Supervisor Lisa Hochadel, the lone Democrats on the Board of Supervisors – remaining optimistic is crucial. The duo were inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio talking about issues, headlines, and much more as the... more

Deputies: Hopewell blaze set by juvenile, home is ‘total loss’ (video)

One completely destroyed home, five individuals who narrowly escaped injury, and an active investigation. Those are the components of a structure fire on Route 488 in Hopewell, which was reported on Thursday afternoon around 1:40 p.m. Videos from the scene shows flames engulfing a single-story home, as well as a small shed. working structure fire on 488 in the town... more

Republicans don’t back candidate for judge, primary expected

The Seneca County Republican Committee did not endorse a candidate in the race for Seneca County Judge. Donna Cathy, former Seneca County District Attorney said on Thursday she ‘commended’ the choice. “I commend their decision to leave the choice for filling this open seat up to the voters,” she explained. “Looking ahead, I’m prepared and excited to run a spirited... more

ALL CLEAR: Bomb threat at Penn Yan business deemed unfounded

On Wednesday, the Penn Yan Police Department was called to Silgan Plastics for a reported bomb threat. The call came in around 1:30 p.m. and resulted in a heavy response to the facility. Officers checked the grounds with Ontario County and New York State Police K9 units assisting. A thorough search of the building and grounds were conducted and no... more

Multiple hospitalized after crash involving tractor-trailer in Lansing

Three people were hospitalized after an early-morning crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 13 in Lansing. State Police were called to the report of a crash around 2:05 a.m. and as result, Route 13 was shut down for five hours as crews worked the scene. The Ithaca Voice says the car was traveling south when it crossed into the northbound... more

Seneca Falls resident & former health care giver celebrates 103rd birthday

On April 2nd, Matilda Renegar of Seneca Falls celebrated her 103rd birthday. Matilda was born in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to Seneca Falls as a little girl. She was married to Clem Piscitelli who owned Seneca Novelty ruler company. She worked at Clifton Springs hospital, Taylor Brown Hospital and had been a health care giver for many years. She currently... more

Two hospitalized after crash on Rt. 34

Two people were sent to the hospital after a three-car crash on Route 34 in Weedsport. Weedsport Ambulance & Rescue, Port Byron EMS, Jordan Ambulance, and Throop Ambulance were all called to the scene on Route 34 and Bentley School Road. Officials in Cayuga County say that Throop Ambulance transported one patient to Auburn Community Hospital, while a second patient... more

Hundreds still without power in the Finger Lakes after wind storm

The wind storm may have passed, but hundreds are still without power as of late-Thursday afternoon. The winds blew utility poles, trees, and even large trucks over on Wednesday — as the highest wind gust in the region was reported at 75 mph. As of 4 p.m. on Thursday the following power outages were reported: Cayuga: 57 Monroe: 4,324 Ontario:... more

Victor man arrested after road rage incident in Ontario County

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says a 57-year-old West Bloomfield man was arrested after a road rage incident, which deputies say took place on Strong Road in Victor. Thomas B. McGreary was charged with two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment where he intentionally drove into the rear of another vehicle — striking it four times while they were traveling along... more

Encore Players Community Theatre presents ‘Artifice’

Encore Players Community Theatre is delighted to announce upcoming production dates for their Spring comedy/farce. Artifice is a hilarious romp packed with intrigue, relationships, near disaster, and, well, art. For her work on Artifice, playwright Anne Flanagan won the Reva Shiner Award, the McLaren Memorial Comedy Award, and the Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Award. The story takes place at a... more

Victor man charged with DWI after running red light

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 25-year-old Victor man following a traffic stop on Route 96. Deputies say Bryce R. Grantham, 25, of Victor was traveling south on Route 96 in Victor when his vehicle passed through a solid red light at the intersection of County Road 42 and Route 96. Through investigation it was determined that Grantham was driving... more

Sheriff: Pair charged with grand larceny in Ovid after attempting to steal ammonia to produce meth

On Wednesday at approximately 3:21 a.m., Seneca County Sheriff Sheriff Tim Luce says two subjects were arrested following the theft of anhydrous ammonia from a local farm in the Town of Ovid. While on patrol, deputies were alerted by an employee of the farm that a male subject was in the process of loading the anhydrous ammonia from the farm... more

Finger Lakes Dry Ross as distinctive as Rieslings

More than 30 Finger Lakes wineries participated in the sixth annual Discover Dry Rosé Grand Tasting for industry and media March 28 at Fox Run Vineyards, where they showcased their Dry Rosé wines made from the fruit of the 2017 vintage. Fellow winery owners, wine merchants, restaurateurs, hoteliers, food and travel writers, and tourism industry leaders sampled Dry Rosé wines... more

Ovid woman charged with felony DWI after rollover crash on Rt. 89

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says around 4:39 p.m. on Wednesday — investigators charged a 49-year-old Ovid resident with DWI following a one-car rollover accident. Lori J. Mitchell, 49, of Ovid was traveling north on Route 89 near Bergen Beach Road when she left the highway, then crossed over the road into the south side ditch — rolling onto its... more

Penn Yan village board organizes; sets $5.6 M budget

Village officials are ready for a new year, with two new trustees, a new committee structure, and a tentative $5.6 million budget. The budget reflects a 6 percent or $335,495 increase in spending. Teresa Hoban, Ray Spencer, and Carolyn Benedict were sworn in as trustees, and Mayor Leigh MacKerchar took his oath of office before the annual organizational meeting April... more

‘Scary scene’ for New York dairy farmers

Cheaper milk on grocery store shelves is bad news for dairy farmers. It’s the fourth year of falling milk prices, and the crisis is hitting farm families hard. “There have been farms that have gone out of business,” said Elizabeth Wolters of the New York Farm Bureau. “Farms have had to take out additional lines of credit. Some farms have... more

Town of Fleming hopes reassessment will lower tax rate by two-thirds

Fleming held a public meeting Wednesday to explain the process of a reassessment to residents as the town is roughly halfway through its first reassessment since the 1980s. More than 60 people packed the meeting room at the Fleming Fire Station 2, where Town Assessor Jeff Bartholomew held an informational meeting and gave a presentation to explain to residents why... more