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Sheriff: Walmart employee responsible for bomb threat at Geneva store

Sheriff: Walmart employee responsible for bomb threat at Geneva store
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a 26-year-old Geneva resident on terroristic threat charges after an incident at a local Walmart store. Henderson says that Anthony French, 26, of Geneva was charged with making a terroristic threat on Friday following an incident, which occurred on May 20th. He says the store was evacuated after a bomb threat was written... more

Incoming state GOP chair ‘excited’ about Cuomo’s plan to seek fourth term

Incoming state GOP chair ‘excited’ about Cuomo’s plan to seek fourth term
From his very first press conference as incoming state Republican party chair, current Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy was very clear about his lofty goal. When the next gubernatorial election comes around, it will have been two decades since the GOP has elected its candidate to the executive’s office. Langworthy is determined to end that streak. This week, Langworthy... more

It’s Sulphur Springs Festival time in Clifton Springs

It’s Sulphur Springs Festival time in Clifton Springs
The popular two-day event returns to the picturesque community on Friday and Saturday, May 31, and June 1. Festival food and craft vendors will be on hand in Rotary Park on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. The three-hour Beer and Wine Stroll kicks off at 5 p.m. One of this year’s stroll locations is the Clifton Springs Library on Railroad... more

Flood insurance and what homeowners need to know

Flood insurance and what homeowners need to know
Along the Lake Ontario shoreline the question for many is turning from whether there will be damage to whether insurance will cover the damage. If the wind does push waves into homes, many will look to their insurance company to help pay for repairs. But here’s the thing, home insurance alone does not cover flooding rom waves, rain, or sewer... more

Teen drivers face their ‘100 Deadliest Days’ on the road

Teen drivers face their ‘100 Deadliest Days’ on the road
Motorists — especially the youngest drivers — are in the danger zone. The roughly three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has historically seen a rise in fatal accidents involving teen drivers, since they’re out of school and driving more — leading AAA to label these late-spring and summer months “The 100 Deadliest Days.” Nearly 3,500 people have been... more

Homeowners along Lake Ontario worry high water could lower property value

Homeowners along Lake Ontario worry high water could lower property value
It’s peaceful and beautiful living on the water’s edge of Lake Ontario. However, with lake levels close to hitting an all time high, it’s also worrisome. “The water level is higher than I’ve ever seen it and the damage from the water is by far worse than it’s ever been,” said Jim Babcock. Jim Babcock’s dad built a camp on... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Mynderse students preview ‘A Walk of Honor’ (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Mynderse student preview ‘A Walk of Honor’ (podcast)
Over the last several months a group of local teens have been working to raise money for Honor House and the Habitat for Humanity. On Monday, those efforts culminate with their final fundraising effort with ‘A Walk of Honor’. It’s slated for Sunday, June 2nd at 2 p.m. along the canal harbor in Waterloo. This week Abby Palmer, Macy Benz... more

Deputies: Rochester man sold crack cocaine in Ontario County

Deputies: Rochester man sold crack cocaine in Ontario County
Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a Rochester resident was arrested on felony drug charges after an investigation involving agencies from three different counties. He says the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Taskforce was assisted by officers from Wayne County, Seneca County, as well as the Canandaigua and Geneva police departments. They charged David Espinosa with criminal sale of a controlled substance,... more

Canandaigua Farmers Market readies for Saturday opening

Canandaigua Farmers Market readies for Saturday opening
When the Canandaigua Farmers Market opens for the season Saturday morning, visitors can expect to find a lot of what they have come to expect over the last 18 years as well as a few new surprises. Many market favorites are returning, offering everything from fresh fruits and veggies to pickles to baked goods to jams and jellies to local... more

Cayuga County sex offender back in prison after parole violation

Cayuga County sex offender back in prison after parole violation
A twice-convicted sex offender from Fleming will be in state prison for the next year following a parole violation earlier this spring. Roger Kulakowski, 65, was arrested in April and charged with violating the conditions of his parole. He was being held in Cayuga County Jail pending an administrative hearing. This week, his parole was revoked and he will be... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Local impact of the NY Wine Industry Association (podcast)

It’s fair to say that the Finger Lakes Region benefits from a stable, advancing wine industry. That’s exactly what the New York Wine Industry Association is aiming to accomplish. The not for profit advocates for stability and advancement of the wine industry in New York through advocacy and public education. It’s the only association of wine and grape professionals across... more

Candidates for Canandaigua city offices campaign

Candidates for Canandaigua city offices campaign
Races for city of Canandaigua offices are shaping up. On Saturday morning, the city and town of Canandaigua Democratic committees are hosting their annual pancake breakfast at the Canandaigua Yacht Club, 3524 West Lake Road. The breakfast, which is scheduled from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., will include presentations by the party’s candidates. Mayor Ellen Polimeni tops the city slate. At-large... more

Democrats eye rent control as lawmakers get on same page

Democrats say they’re on the same page when it comes to rent control in NYS
The top Democrats in the state Legislature on Thursday sought to present a united front on renewing and strengthening the state’s rent control laws as the negotiations enter the final weeks. In a joint statement, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said the are in favor of the end goal: “the strongest rent package ever.” “Now... more

Vigneri grand slam keeps Canandaigua on track for 4th straight Section V title

Vigneri grand slam keeps Canandaigua on track for 4th straight Section V title
Cooper Crunick pitched a two-hitter and a grand slam by catcher Seth Vigneri on Thursday launched Canandaigua into the Section V Class A1 final, where the Braves have a chance to win a fourth title in four years. Crunick struck out six Irondequoit batters during his seven-inning complete game, as Vigneri’s home run in third inning was all that Canandaigua... more

FLX WEEKLY: June Arrives in the Finger Lakes & Katherine Chase in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: June Arrives in the Finger Lakes & Kathrine Chase in-studio (podcast)
Katherine Chase, Executive Director of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail joins Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso & Jim Sinicropi to look ahead to the first weekend of June in the Finger Lakes including the Sips & Succulents event on the wine trail. Our favorite local photos from the past week, a look at the weekend weather outlook and more on Wednesday’s... more
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