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FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)
The annual It’s A Wonderful Life weekend festival and 5k race return to Seneca Falls this weekend. Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk all about it and give you some important details, take a look at the weather outlook, and share some other events going on in the region if you can’t make it... more

Two charged after fight, reported stabbing; one transported to Upstate Hospital

Two charged after fight, reported stabbing; one transported to Upstate Hospital
Two people were arrested after a fight and reported stabbing in Owasco last week. Sheriff Gould reports that on November 30th deputies responded to a domestic incident that occurred at 3582 Koenig Point Road in Owasco. The initial report indicated that two men were fighting and that one had stabbed the other, according to Gould. Investigation revealed that both of... more

Meals On Wheels giving holiday gifts to neediest participants

Meals On Wheels giving holiday gifts to neediest participants
What: Meals On Wheels will be giving 350 Warmest Wishes holiday gift bags to some of its neediest meal recipients. These bags contain toiletries, tissues, lap blankets, homemade placemats, and other practical items, and convey to Meals On Wheels participants that they are not forgotten during the holiday season. This delivery is also part of Subaru’s Share the Love Event.... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Bloomfield battles South Seneca in FL West shootout on FL1 Sports

WEBCAST REPLAY: Bloomfield battles South Seneca in FL West shootout on FL1 Sports
The Bloomfield Bombers varsity boys basketball team invades the Jack Guinan Gymnasium in Ovid, NY to take on the South Seneca Falcons in the Finger Lakes West league opener for both teams. Dave Barnick and Jim Sinicropi have the call for FL1 Sports. It’s Wednesday night high school basketball on FingerLakes1.com! . more

Champlin pleads guilty to sexually abusing two women at Penn Yan bar

Champlin pleads guilty to sexually abusing two women at Penn Yan bar
The former bar owner accused of sexually abusing two women last Christmas Eve at the downtown Penn Yan business has pleaded guilty to two felony charges on Wednesday. Bob Champlin, 61, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony. The charge is punishable by up to three years in prison. He pleaded guilty in Yates... more

Branchport man accused of stabbing, beating mother to death gets a new lawyer

Yates murder suspect gets new attorney
A veteran attorney is now representing the Branchport man accused of stabbing and beating his mother in August, leading to her death two months later. Robert Zimmerman has been assigned to handle the case of Paul Khouzam. Khouzam made a brief appearance in Yates County Court Tuesday with his new lawyer. Khouzam, 38, faces charges of murder, burglary, criminal possession... more

Developer who purchased Exxon Mobile property in Jacksonville sees hamlet on ‘up and up’

Developer who purchased Exxon Mobile property in Jacksonville sees hamlet on ‘up and up’
After decades of languishing in the aftermath of an environmental disaster, signs of revitalization have sprouted in the hamlet of Jacksonville within the Town of Ulysses. The latest: a local builder who sees charm and potential in the hamlet. Earlier this week, the deed was finalized for three of the Exxon Mobil Corp. properties, land bought out by Exxon Mobil... more

Reinvent Albany proposes ‘compromise’ on pay raises for legislators

Reinvent Albany proposes ‘compromise’ on pay raises for legislators
The good-government Reinvent Albany’s road map for the first legislative pay raise in 20 years would reshape how state lawmakers in New York are paid. Currently, members of the Legislature earn a base salary of $79,500 while also earning per diems for official legislative business as well as stipends for leadership posts and committee chairmanships. The Reinvent Albany proposal would... more

Avery withdraws motion, ending possibility of eliminating Town Attorney position in Seneca Falls (video)

Seneca Falls moves to keep town attorney position (video)
The Seneca Falls Town Board moved in a direction, which some did not expect on Tuesday – as discussion about cost of living, property taxes, and overall expense to local taxpayers continues to take center stage. In November, Councilmember Doug Avery attempted to make a motion to eliminate the position of full-time town attorney. That motion was ruled out of... more

After defrauding 20 people out of $140K, Beaver Dams man will spend 3 years behind bars

Schuyler County man bilked prospective renters out of $140K to spend 3 years behind bars
A Beaver Dams resident will spend three years in prison after being sentenced in a rental scam case. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Henry Dean III, of Beaver Dams in Schuyler County, was sentenced Tuesday for his conviction on wire fraud charges. Prosecutors accused Dean of defrauding about 20 people out of nearly $140,000 between 2014 and 2016 by offering vacation... more

Two sent to Thompson Hospital after crash on CR 28 in Farmington

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Deputies say they responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of County Road 28 and Fox Road in Farmington Wednesday morning. It happened around 7:18 a.m. when 41-year-old Timothy Slater, of Farmington, was traveling west on Fox Road in his SUV when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the County Road 28 intersection. Failing to stop... more

Penn Yan committee takes a look at ideas for $10M DRI funds

Workshop, survey to give ideas to committee
The results of a public workshop held last week, combined with details submitted by the public through a survey will help the Penn Yan Village Local Planning Committee make decisions about spending $10 million in state grant money to revitalize Penn Yan. Survey The public is invited to complete the survey, which is available on the Village, Finger Lakes Economic... more

The projects being considered for Auburn’s $10 million DRI plan

The projects being considered for Auburn’s $10 million DRI plan
The Auburn Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee reviewed 21 open call project proposals at its last meeting in November, which some highlighted for further discussion while others were seen as unrealistic. As a recipient of a $10 million DRI grant, Auburn will use state funding to invest in projects aimed at transforming the downtown community. Because of limited funding,... more

Group lays out the complications of ‘single-payer’ healthcare in New York

Group lays out the complications of ‘single-payer’ healthcare in New York
There are broad-based policy and political complications with single-payer health care, Healthcare Association of New York President Bea Grause told the Rockefeller Institute last week. Grause in a talk at the think tank pointed to the failure of similar legislation in Vermont, a bill that ultimately failed to pass. She pointed to the need to recruit primary care doctors as... more

Deputies: Arcadia woman had BAC over three-times the legal limit during wreck

Deputies: Arcadia woman had BAC over three-times the legal limit during wreck
Deputies say an Arcadia woman was recently charged with DWI after a lengthy investigation into a one-car property damage accident that happened in October. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 20th, 2018 they responded to a crash where the driver, identified as 29-year-old Anna J. Skeels, of Arcadia collided with a utility pole. Deputies say Skeels refused... more

NY gets federal funds to fight addiction

NY gets federal funds to fight addiction
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced that the state will get more than $9 million in federal funding to help the state fight opioid addiction. The money will spread around to different agencies and services throughout the state. Nearly $6 million will go to medication-assisted treatment with a focus on upstate areas. $2.1 million will pay for the creation of five... more

Harris Corp. will create NASA’s next flagship telescope

Harris Corp. will create NASA’s next flagship telescope
NASA’s next biggest space discovery could be found using a telescope made in Rochester. Harris Corporation was awarded a $195.9 million contract by the agency to begin construction on the next flagship telescope. In 2016, designs on the WFIRST Telescope were created at Harris. It will explore an area of space 100 times bigger than the Hubble Telescope. Scientists hope... more

Assembly speaker says it’s ‘outrageous’ to think Dems won’t think about Upstate

Assembly speaker says it’s ‘outrageous’ to think Dems won’t think about Upstate
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in a radio interview Tuesday pushed back against claims Democrats next year won’t address the needs of upstate New York. “It is the most outrageous thing I think I’ve heard,” Heastie said in an interview with WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom. “I’ve toured this state, particularly upstate New York, every year that I’ve been the leader.” Democrats... more
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