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Penn Yan teens arrested after physical altercation with police

Two Penn Yan teens were arrested by Penn Yan police after an incident at the Outlet Trail on Wednesday following a fight with officers. While police were at a property on Cherry Street on an unrelated detail when two teens – identified as Samantha Leach and Jakob Lass were observed walking three dogs on the Trail. Police say the female... more

Plea deal being reviewed for Clyde doctor accused of child pornography

A plea deal for the Clyde doctor accused of sharing child pornography and taking photos of his child patients is being reviewed by federal attorneys. Federal court paperwork filed regarding proceedings held on May 31 for David Blasczak was sealed from public view. However, a brief summary of the status conference with Judge Jonathan Feldman, U.S. Attorney Kyle Rossi, and... more

Savannah duo face felony drug charges after major crack cocaine bust

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of three people following an investigation into the distribution of narcotics at a Spoor Road residence in Savannah. at 1438 VanDyne Spoor Road, Savannah. The Wayne County Probation Department secured a search warrant for 1438 VanDyne Spoor Road, which is the residence of 40-year-old Adam Thomas who lives at the address. He... more

Police: Auburn man arrested for domestic incident involving gun

An Auburn man was arrested on multiple charges, including one felony, following a domestic incident involving a gun. Auburn police say that the incident happened on May 29th when Robert Maher, 38, threatened a 27-year-old female victim with what appeared to be a pistol. The Auburn Police Department says the victim reported that Maher took a handgun out of a... more

$329K in grants will fund youth programs in FLX

Rochester Area Community Foundation is awarding $329,000 in grants from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports to 20 youth sports and recreation programs in the Finger Lakes region. One project in Seneca County is receiving a grant of $5,840. The Seneca Falls Development Corporation’s “Team Active8 Youth Program” will provide a series of non-traditional sports, games... more

State sells more than 10,000 Thruway E-ZPass On-the-Go tags

The New York State Thruway Authority says it has sold thousands of E-ZPass tags at toll plazas since the program was launched in February. Drivers don't have to leave their vehicles when they purchase the E-ZPass On-the-Go tags for $25 in select toll lanes at more than 50 toll plazas along the 570-mile Thruway system. The purchased E-ZPass must be... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor Baldridge talks challenge to Sen. Pam Helming in 54th (podcast)

Kenan Baldridge believes its time for change. The Rose Town Supervisor made a run for the 54th Senate District in 2016, and again, will make a run – this time challenging sitting Senator Pam Helming, who has represented the district since the retirement of Senator Michael Nozzolio. Supervisor Baldridge believes there is opportunity for improvement, and in an appearance on... more

Farmington man now faces felony charge after assault, imprisonment investigation

A 30-year-old Farmington man was arrested on an aggravated family offense after an incident and investigation at his residence on June 2nd. He was initially charged with third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment, but further investigation determined that he had been convicted of criminal obstruction of breathing in 2017. As result, this incident was made a felony offense. He was charged... more

Canandaigua kids serving up cups of Joe at their own new shop

There’s a new spot in the Chosen Spot. Nestled in the main atrium of Canandaigua Academy is a mobile coffee stand called The Bright Spot, run by students in the life skills program who also selected the name. “The idea is that these students are working on skills that they’re going to need to use beyond the classroom, so when... more

Cayuga County officials discourage drive-by crash scene photos

While Aurelius firefighter David Perkins was directing traffic at an accident on Routes 5 and 20 on Memorial Day, some red flags were raised among emergency personnel at the scene: the dangers of digital rubbernecking. At around 12:40 p.m. May 28, Perkins was called to a crash between Cayuga and Short roads. A car had been T-boned by a milk... more

‘Absolutely’: Cheshire fire captain proposes at WTC

What started out as a playful challenge after a chance encounter in the emergency room ended up in a sky-high marriage proposal that went viral. Cheshire Fire Capt. Jim Busch, 31, proposed on Sunday to Lydia Mazza, 22, who recently joined the department as a volunteer, atop 1 World Trade Center, the same address of the former Twin Towers that... more

Penn Yan punches ticket to state finals after 2nd half rally

Someone has to get near the top in order to finish climbing a mountain, sometimes more than once. Penn Yan Academy, Section V’s dominant boys lacrosse team among the smallest schools, won its only state championship in 2001, despite the Mustangs often taking part in the race. This season is no different. The Mustangs earned another chance at another state... more

Victor boys lacrosse team rolls in state semifinals

There was a brief moment — and yes, it was brief, as in about 46 seconds in length — when the folks from East Syracuse-Minoa may have entertained the possibility that their Spartans could give powerhouse Victor a game Wednesday afternoon. Victor had raced out to a 6-0 lead through one quarter, but ES-M got off the deck and scored... more

In search of The Big One on Canandaigua Lake

The fish is out there. Somewhere. Not too long ago, Nate Holden of South Bristol reeled in a 12-pound, 31-inch lake trout while out fishing Canandaigua Lake with a friend. Holden was giving him a few pointers about fishing for lake trout and hoping to find the perfect spot to catch them, in anticipation of this weekend’s Canandaigua Lake Trout... more

Auditions set for The Wizard of Oz, PYTCo.’s 40th anniversary show

This year, the Penn Yan Theatre Company (PYTCo.) will stage “The Wizard of Oz” as its 40th anniversary summer musical production at the Penn Yan Academy Auditorium Aug. 10, 11 and 12. PYTCo. will be performing the more spectacular and technically complex RSC version of Frank L. Baum’s classic story, using as much of the aura of the 1939 MGM... more

Weedsport names new DPW superintendent

The village of Weedsport Board of Trustees has promoted two Department of Public Works employees to the positions of DPW superintendent and assistant superintendent and hired two new motor equipment operators. Trustee Steve Sims said the village board on Monday promoted DPW Assistant Superintendent Jeff Goodell to be the new superintendent. The role, however, is not completely new to Goodell.... more

Create the Hops Splash Community Mural at Good Shepherds Brewing Co.

“Art for Auburn” artists are invited to help create a painted mural of hops & wheat, the ingredients used in brewing the craft beer made inside at 132 Genesee Street. The design was conceived by Kendall Doub, a professional artist and graphic designer based in Winston-Salem, NC. Doub connected with Art for Auburn Project Manager Jesse Kline through mutual friend... more
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