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#ICYMI: Vincent out at HWS, Circular enerG told to make ‘revisions’, & more

Once again winter weather made headlines this week, as temperatures bounced from 30-something to 60-something depending on exact location in the Finger Lakes. The region has gotten used to it, but the weather wasn’t the only headline we watched this week in the FL1 Newsroom.

Here are the biggest headlines from the week on FingerLakes1.com.



Touring ‘Deer Haven Park’ at former Seneca Army Depot

It’s been a long road for organizers behind ‘Deer Haven Park’, but a rewarding one, according to Seneca White Deer, Inc., president Dennis Money. He says there remains a lot of room for improvement, too. When asked what he thinks the next several years will hold for the tourist attraction – Money talked about the growth potential that exists with an attraction that’s open all year. [Take The Tour]


Department of Public Service requests ‘revisions’ to Circular enerG’s PIP submission

In a letter released this week by the New York State Department of Public Service – changes were requested to Circular enerG’s Public Involvement Program Plan for their Article 10 application. The company, formed in Rochester is proposing a $365 million incinerator, which would be the state’s largest, and would bring around 85 jobs. [Continue Reading]


Dr. Vincent time ends at Hobart & William Smith Colleges amid plagiarism scandal

Dr. Gregory J. Vincent ’83 announced the end of his short tenure as president at the colleges in Geneva. “In the best interests of my family and myself, and for the love of Hobart and William Smith, I have decided to tender my resignation in order to explore new opportunities,” Vincent said in a statement. Professor Emeritus of Economics Pat McGuire L.H.D. ’12 was tapped to serve as Interim President while the Colleges conduct a national search for a new president. [Continue Reading]


Florida duo busted after credit card skimming operation investigated in the Finger Lakes

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a Florida duo were arrested on nearly 20 charges, with additional charges possible – following an investigation into a credit card skimming operation. Electronic devices were found, which were used to skim and clone credit cards to use on fraudulent purchases. [Continue Reading]


Fire official in Ontario County accused of stealing $20K

A 53-year-old Manchester resident, who served as the treasurer of an Ontario County fire company now stands accused of stealing upwards of $20,000. That was the report from law enforcement out of Ontario County on Friday, as the investigation ended with formal charges. Wendy Wharton, 53, of Manchester is accused of stealing the funds to cover gambling expenses at casinos in New York and Las Vegas. [Continue Reading]


Route 96 bridge over Mud Creek in Victor closed until July

Highway officials noted that the bridge that goes over Mud Creek on State Route 96 would be closed effectively immediately – until approximately July. The reason for the closure was not explicitly listed. [Continue Reading]


D&C releases 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks

The Democrat & Chronicle released their annual ‘Winter Sports’ picks of the 2017-18 season. These athletes makeup the All-Graterh Rochester Winter Sports picks, who represent a total of 14 all-star teams. [Read the List]


Mother of Kevin Ward Jr.: ‘I have no other choice’ but to settle with Tony Stewart

The family of Kevin Ward Jr. agreed in court this week to settle a wrongful death lawsuit following an incident that happened in 2014. He walked out on a live race track in Canandaigua and was struck by Stewart. Ward’s mother told the judge that she felt there was ‘no other choice’ but to settle the longstanding legal battle. [Continue Reading]


Highlights from the FingerLakes1.com Studio


Nate Michaels releases his new album, performs on Weber This Week

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Chris Belfi of MaxPotential Coaching on The Leadership Journey


Photo of the Week from FLX Weekly


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