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Bills clinch playoff spot with 17-10 win over Steelers (full coverage)

BILLS GAME DAY: Buffalo looks to clinch playoff spot with win tonight in Pittsburgh (preview, media & info)
The Buffalo Bills did it right. No waiting another game or even two to punch their ticket to the postseason. No leaving anything to chance. The Bills had their shot Sunday night to win and become no worse than a fifth seed in the AFC playoffs, and they cashed in with a 17-10 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz... more

Auburn, TLC Ambulance could be parting ways as city explores its options

Auburn, TLC Ambulance could be parting ways as city explores its options
It’s been over a decade since the city of Auburn has had a different medical transportation company. The city and TLC Emergency Medical Services entered into a five-year agreement in June 2013, according to The Citizen. The first time they had agreed to a contract was way back in 2006, but in recent years – things have been complicated. The... more

FLX WEEKLY: It’s A Wonderful Weekend in Seneca Falls & Kristin Bauer in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: It’s A Wonderful Weekend in Seneca Falls & Kristin Bauer in-studio (podcast)
The Christmas season is now in full swing throughout the Finger Lakes and this coming weekend is the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls. We’ll tell you what to expect if you’re attending and have local model coach Kristin Bauer with us in-studio. *** FLX Weekly viewers can use the code ‘fingerlakes’ for $75 off Industry Day tickets... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: East Rochester Bombers take on the Lyons Lions in the Atwood (FL1 Sports)

WATCH LIVE: East Rochester Bombers take on the Lyons Lions in the Atwood (FL1 Sports)
The Lyons Lions continue their quest for back-to-back Wayne County titles when they welcome the East Rochester Bombers into the Atwood Gymnasium on Wednesday night for a varsity boys basketball showdown. Jim Sinicropi and Kevin Sharp have the call for FL1 Sports.  . more

Marijuana legalization could help struggling farms in rural, Upstate NY

Marijuana legalization could help struggling farms in rural, Upstate NY
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to begin the new year pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana, which could be good news for farmers. The growing number of vaping-related lung illnesses, however, could complicate the debate. Sen. Jen Metzger, the chair of the New York State Senate Agricultural Committee, says legalizing marijuana could help small rural farms in New York... more

$20M solar home project pitched for town of Geneva

$20M solar home project pitched for town of Geneva
The Solar Village Company has announced a new project , this time in the Town of Geneva.  The Geneva Solar Village will be located on 37 acres at 212 Carter Rd, northwest of the Community Center and will feature both single family homes and townhome-style apartments. The apartments, called Solar Pods, are market rate and will range from $900 to... more

Motion arguments in Deeds case adjourned; no date set for former Seneca County official

Motion arguments in Deeds case adjourned; no date set for former Seneca County official
Pretrial motion arguments in the case against former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds had been scheduled for Tuesday in Seneca County Court. However, the matter was adjourned. James Doyle, the Rochester attorney representing Deeds, said a new court date has not been set. It was unclear who requested the adjournment when the Times went to press Tuesday night. Deeds, 43, was... more

EPA says ash landfill cleanup at Greenidge not optional

EPA says ash landfill cleanup at Greenidge not optional
While it “appreciates” the offer from owners of the Lockwood Hills Ash Landfill to meet Coal Combustion Residual Rule requirements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the company really doesn’t have a choice. The 44.2-acre landfill is on the west side of Route 14, across from the Greenidge Generation power plant. The plant was built in 1937 and used coal... more

Flu starting to move into the Finger Lakes

Flu starting to move into the Finger Lakes
Nationwide, the winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years, while the Rochester area has yet to feel the brunt of it. That could change quickly. “We have a few confirmed cases and it looks like it’s starting to increase here,” said Mary Beer, director of Ontario County Public Health. “We are not at... more

Lincoln school in Newark filled with joy of holiday season

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The Lincoln School gymnasium was filled with the warmth and joy of the holiday season December 10th for the 28th annual Second Grade Penpal breakfast. Festively arrayed for the event, the room was transformed into a welcoming dining room where second graders served their senior citizen pen pals and a few other guests cheesy vegetable frittata, sausage links, hashed brown... more

Amerks close out homestand with 4-2 win over Penguins

Amerks close out homestand with 4-2 win over Penguins
The Rochester Americans (16-4-2-2) jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the third period against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (13-9-3-1) and withstood a late push from the visitors to come away with a 4-2 win to close out their four-game homestand Wednesday night at The Blue Cross Arena. It was the fifth straight win over the Penguins for Rochester dating... more

Gemel Smith nets hat trick in 4-1 Crunch win over Bruins

Gemel Smith nets hat trick in 4-1 Crunch win over Bruins
Gemel Smith netted a hat trick as the Syracuse Crunch topped the Providence Bruins, 4-1, tonight at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. After giving up the first goal, Smith and Peter Abbandonato potted back-to-back goals less than a minute apart before Smith hit two empty nets. The win advances the Crunch to 14-9-2-0 on the season and 1-0-0-0 in the home-and-home series with... more

Lawmakers with power say there’s no plans to delay, change criminal justice, bail reform

Lawmakers with power say there’s no plans to delay, change criminal justice, bail reform
New York’s Senate majority leader has thrown cold water on a push to delay criminal justice reforms. Changes passed by lawmakers earlier this year eliminate pretrial detention and money bail for the wide majority of misdemeanor and non-violent felony cases. The move is expected to curtail the number of people held in jail while awaiting trial. Some law enforcement officials... more

Seneca Chamber seeks OK for subdivision of Tyre property

Seneca Chamber seeks OK for subdivision of Tyre property
The town Planning Board will conduct a public hearing Dec. 17 on a subdivision application from the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce for its property at the northwest corner of Route 318 and Route 414. The Chamber owns 2.62 acres of land, with plans to renovate the existing historic Dr. Thomas McGee structure and build a 900-square-foot addition for its... more

Yankees agree with Gerrit Cole on nine-year, $324 million deal

Yankees agree with Gerrit Cole on nine-year, $324 million deal
The Yankees have landed the biggest name on this year’s free agency market, and added a proven ace to their pitching staff. SNY’s Andy Martino has confirmed the Yankees have agreed to a nine-year, $324 million deal with right-hander Gerrit Cole, which immediately increases their odds to win their first World Series since 2009. The deal was first reported by MLB Network’s... more
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