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Employees work tirelessly to reopen Geneva Walmart after arson (photo gallery)

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It’s been a week since the devastating fire at the Geneva Walmart. Reports indicate that the fire may have been started in the craft section of the store, but beyond an arson charge – which was confirmed by Sheriff Kevin Henderson earlier this week – little information has been publicized about the investigation. What has been publicized is the struggle... more

FLX WEEKLY: Brad Ellis & Fall Street Brewing Grand Opening (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Brad Ellis & Fall Street Brewing Grand Opening (podcast)
Brad Ellis has been in-studio before to help us taste Kobucha that he brewed in downtown Seneca Falls at Finger Lakes Kobucha. Today he joins us one week prior to the Grand Opening of Fall Street Brewing. Learn about what Brad has planned for the opening weekend, check out some great local photos and get your first look at this... more

Red-hot Orange win 4th straight with 84-82 victory in South Bend (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse looks to extend winning streak with win at Notre Dame tonight (preview & info)
In a game of wild and crazy swings, Syracuse staged the last run of the night for an 84-82 victory over Notre Dame here at the Joyce Center on Wednesday night. Syracuse (12-7 overall, 5-3 ACC) extended its win streak to four games. It’s the first 4-game win streak against ACC competition for Syracuse since the Orange won five straight... more

W-FL Wednesday: Red Jacket girls win third straight; Waterloo boys beat Hornell

W-FL Wednesday: Red Jacket girls win third straight; South Seneca girls beat Geneva
There were just three Wayne-Finger Lakes girls games on Wednesday night. Two girls games and one boys game. The Red Jacket Indians won their third consecutive game after defeating the East Rochester Bombers by 12 points. Sydney Close scored a game-high 24 points to lead the way for the Indians. With the win, Red Jacket improves to 9-5 while East... more

Deputies: Child treated at hospital after assault by caretaker in Ontario County

Ontario County woman accused of assaulting 7-year-old child
Sheriff Henderson says a 36-year-old Gorham resident was taken into custody after a young child was assaulted in Ontario County. Linda Randall, 36, of Gorham was arrested at her residence on County Road 29 following an investigation into the assault of a 7-year-old child. It was determined by investigators that Randall was severely impaired by drugs on January 14th while... more

Dundee man admits to shooting, killing two cats in Yates County

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Deputies say a Yates County man is facing an animal cruelty charge after admitting to shooting and killing two cats. Stanley Clark, 46, of Dundee was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after an investigation into the incident. He’s accused of shooting the two animals with a rifle in December on State Route 230. He was issued an appearance ticket... more

Deb Steward named athletic director at HWS

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Deb Steward has been named the Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Previously the Director of William Smith Athletics, in her expanded role Steward will oversee all 23 varsity Hobart and William Smith sports as well as the Colleges’ recreation, intramural, fitness, outdoor recreation and physical education programs. An award-winning administrator,... more

Smoke but no fire found after first responders called to Quality Inn

Smoke but no fire found after first responders called to Quality Inn
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports that they investigated a smoke condition at the Quality Inn located on State Route 414 in Seneca Falls during the overnight hours. A call came to the 911 Center around 2:22 a.m. after a fire alarm was activated at the hotel. Additional information received from the alarm company reported a possible fire in the... more

Tessy Plastics recognized globally for climate disclosure in 2019

Tessy Plastics recognized globally for climate disclosure in 2019
Tessy Plastics has been recognized for its climate action achieving a place on global environmental impact nonprofit CDP’s prestigious ‘A List’ for climate change, based on the company’s climate disclosure in 2019. Tessy was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low- carbon economy, based on the data submitted by the company through CDP’s... more

Supervisors take ‘serious’ stand over residency requirements for Wayne County employees at meeting

Supervisors take ‘serious’ stand over residency requirements for Wayne County employees at meeting
Residency is one of those tricky issues that can easily trip-up elected officials as they work in rural communities to find qualified candidates to fill vacancies, or new roles. The Wayne County Board of Supervisors has, for several years, held the view that those who earn a paycheck in their county, live there too. The Finger Lakes Times reports that... more

Judge Doran re-appointed to head of courts in 7th Judicial District

Judge Doran re-appointed to head of courts in 7th Judicial District
Judge Craig Doran was named the administrative judge for the 7th Judicial District. Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, with the approval of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore made the announcement in consultation with Presiding Justices Gerald J. Whalen of the Appellate Division. As Administrative Judge, Judge Doran supervises the operations of the courts in the eight counties of the 7JD... more

Tech provides added resources for students in Newark HS

Tech provides added resources for students in Newark HS
Stacey Brewer’s Newark High School Earth Science students have an advantage this week reviewing for their mid-term exam January 24th they wouldn’t have had without the individual laptop tablets each student was assigned last fall. Using the OneNote Microsoft digital notebook program, they no longer have to rely just on notes they took in class each day last semester using... more

Skaneateles moves closer to seeing new 88-room hotel project approved

Skaneateles moves closer to seeing new 88-room hotel project approved
It was a packed house on Tuesday as the Skaneateles Planning Board met to talk about a proposed hotel. Neighbors learned more about the Woodbine Hospitality Group’s proposed project, which would bring an ew 88-room hotel to the village. The hotel would be located along Old Seneca Turnpike, near the Hill-Rom. That’s the former Welch Allyn site. CNYCentral reports that... more

Vendors thrilled about prospect of five more days at New York State Fair

Vendors thrilled about prospect of five more days at New York State Fair
The New York State Fair could be getting a little longer thanks to added funding in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget. He made the announcement while outlining his budget proposal for Fiscal 2021 on Tuesday. That budget year begins in April. In that address he said that the fair would be extended to 18 days if approved. Central New Yorkers... more

Siena Poll shows fading support for bail reform; growing support for marijuana legalization

Siena Poll shows fading support for bail reform; growing support for marijuana legalization
A recent Siena Poll shows that New Yorkers have reservations about bail reform measures, which took hold on January 1st. While they were optimistic about those changes a month earlier, it appears as though shaky implementation across the state has caused concern and confusion among some residents. The poll showed that voters who felt good about the bail reform measures... more

Seneca Falls DRI committee will hold second meeting on January 29th

Seneca Falls DRI committee will hold second meeting on January 29th
The Seneca Falls Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee will hold its second meeting at the Community Center located at 35 Water Street at 6 p.m. on January 29th. The LPC will finalize the vision, goals and strategies for the Seneca Falls Downtown Revitalization Initiative, review highlights from the public survey, and discuss projects submitted in response to the Request... more
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