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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)
It is a very rare occurrence for the Finger Lakes’ two biggest bodies of water, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, to completely freeze over in the winter. It has, in fact, only happened a handful of times. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will tell you when it happened and what that meant for local residents throughout history. . more

UPSTATE HOOPS: Red Jacket boys basketball in-studio (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: Red Jacket boys basketball in-studio (podcast)
The Red Jacket Indians boys basketball team remains undefeated through mid-January one year removed from their Section V Class C2 finals loss at the Blue Cross Arena. On this week’s podcast, Matt Record, Chase Rizzo, Adam Borst and Travis Hill are in-studio to talk about their season and what it will take to bring home a sectional title to Manchester-Shortsville.... more

Deputies: Auburn driver, passenger sent to Strong Memorial Hospital after Phelps crash

Deputies: Two hospitalized after wreck in Phelps
First responders were called to a two-car crash at the intersection of County Road 6 and Cross Road in Phelps. Teresa Sepulveda, 49, of Auburn was traveling west on Cross Road when she failed to yield the right of way. Robert Northrup, 63, of Dundee, who was traveling north on County Road 6 struck her vehicle. Sepulveda and her passenger... more

Dundee Scottish Festival cancelled due to lack of funding, new blood

Dundee Scottish Festival cancelled due to lack of funding, new blood
At this point it looks like the Scottish Festival, which has been held in Dundee each summer for the last decade, is not happening in 2020. “It’s been a wonderful 10 years,” said Fran Willis, the festival’s longtime chairperson said to the Finger Lakes Times. “I think we did meet some goals, but the financial backing has evaporated.” The event... more

Local business owners question Cayuga County’s RFP process at Emerson Park Pavilion

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Cayuga County may be going back to the drawing board, after an RFP process was called into question. As result, the County might consider accepting new bids on a contract to cater events at the Emerson Park Pavilion. The catering company that held the contract for years, gave up the site in 2019. The contract was transferred to A&M Catering.... more

Waterloo CSD could have new facilities director after Monday meeting

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The Waterloo Board of Education will likely appoint a new Facilities Director for the Waterloo School District on Monday. The Finger Lakes Times reports that Donald Miller Jr., has been proposed for the position. The position has been vacant since the resignation of Jeff Mochan. The facilities director is responsible for overseeing buildings and grounds for the district. To have... more

Amerks lose seventh straight after 4-1 loss to Bears

Amerks lose seventh straight after 4-1 loss to Bears
In a meeting between the American Hockey League’s two oldest teams, the Hershey Bears (25-13-2-3) scored three times in the third period on their way to a 4-1 win over the Rochester Americans (21-13-2-4) Sunday in the weekend finale at Giant Center. The matchup, which was the 460th all-time meeting among the league’s cornerstone franchises, results in a season split for... more

Syracuse tops Pittsburgh, 68-51

Syracuse tops Pittsburgh, 68-51
Four Syracuse players scored in double-figures as the Orange returned to the win column with a 68-51 victory at Pittsburgh. Junior Kiara Lewis led all scorers with 19 points. She added nine assists, six steals and five rebounds in her 40-minute performance to give Syracuse (9-8 overall, 3-3 ACC) its 17th consecutive win against Pittsburgh (3-14, 0-6). Junior Digna Strautmane scored 13 points and... more

Sabres assign Asplund, Pilut and Wilson to Rochester

Sabres assign Asplund, Pilut and Wilson to Rochester
With the Buffalo Sabres on their bye week, the team announced this morning that forwards Rasmus Asplund and Scott Wilson, and defenseman Lawrence Pilut have been assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL). The Sabres won’t play again until Jan. 28 against Ottawa at KeyBank Center while the Amerks have four games during that time. Rochester’s next match is tonight in Hershey at 5 p.m. Read more from... more

W-FL Saturday: Crego leads Lyons girls to ninth consecutive victory; Honeoye boys beat Bloomfield

W-FL Saturday: Crego leads Lyons girls to ninth consecutive victory; Honeoye boys beat Bloomfield
There were just two Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball games on Saturday because two of them were cancelled due to the snow storm. For the girls, the Lyons Lions won their ninth consecutive game after defeating the Romulus Warriors by four points. Caiden Crego, a senior at Lyons, scored a game-high 30 points. Lyons improves to 10-2 while Romulus falls to 7-4.... more

RIT falls 5-3 at Arizona State

RIT falls 5-3 at Arizona State
Senior forward Shawn Cameron (Sherbrooke, Quebec/Cumberland Grads) scored twice as the RIT men’s hockey team (11-10-3-0, 7-6-3-0-1) lost 5-3 at No. 14 Arizona State (15-8-3, 0-0-0), 5-3 Saturday evening. Sophomore forward Kobe Walker (Lloydminster, Alberta/Lloydminster Bobcats) built off his previous night’s performance by putting RIT on the board a little more than six minutes into the first period. He managed to get past the ASU defense off a... more

NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory for lake effect snow

NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory for snowy Saturday
The National Weather Service says that several bands of lake effect snow will make travel difficult along sections of the New York State Thruway. Northern Cayuga, Wayne, and Monroe counties are all in an active Winter Weather Advisory, which expires at 4 a.m. on Monday. Blowing snow, slippery road conditions, and at times – heavy snow – will all be... more