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SECTIONAL SATURDAY REPORT: FL East boys, Wayne County girls dominant Saturday

SECTIONAL SATURDAY REPORT: FL East boys, Wayne County girls dominant Saturday
There was a full slate of Section V boys and girls postseason high school basketball games on Saturday. Check out all of last night’s scores, updated brackets and the next slate of games below… BOYS SECTIONAL SCOREBOARD 2/29: 1 IRONDEQUOIT 64 8 CHURCHVILLE-CHILI 62 A1 BOYS In the first half, @keenanr33 returned from injury to dominate. In the second, @ITownHoops... more

Violence erupts in Seneca Falls after Cayuga Nation press conference (video & photos)

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It was a violent day in Seneca Falls, as a leadership dispute that resulted in several buildings being demolished last weekend on Cayuga Nation property escalated further. A press conference was held by seven chiefs on Saturday, and a short time after the press conference ended a crowd gathered at the site crossing yellow caution tape that lined the property. That's... more

‘LEADING THE WAY’: Finger Lakes serves as prime example of what Upstate can do for NY economy

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Vinnie Esposito says the kind of activity and development seen in communities like Geneva and Seneca Falls is emblematic of the possibilities when communities rally around a single-idea or plan. In a recent interview with FingerLakes1.com, the Finger Lakes Regional Director for Empire State Development discussed the changes - good and bad - in economic development locally. more

Cuomo announces committee roster for veterans cemetery search process

Cuomo announces committee roster for veterans cemetery search process
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the committee roster that will oversee plans to create the first New York State Veterans Cemetery that will provide dignified burial options for the state’s veterans and their eligible family members. Officials in Seneca County are hopeful that Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Varick will be selected by Governor Cuomo. The committee will be chaired... more

Geneva contractor will have to pay restitution, but uncertain future for other victims

Geneva contractor will have to pay restitution, but uncertain future for other victims
A Geneva contractor accused of taking money for jobs he never completed has pleaded guilty. As part of that plea, he will have to pay back the victim. Scott Pepson, the contractor who was accused of taking more than $3,400 for a job he didn’t complete was sentenced in Geneva Court this week. As News10NBC in Rochester learned, though, there... more

More charges filed after Canandaigua murder, as suspect appears in court again

Fairport man’s murder case moves forward in Ontario County
New charges have been filed against the man who was already facing a number of charges for the stabbing death of Julia Baker. That incident unfolded on January 2nd in Canandaigua when William Fricke, 67, entered a home on West Lake Road, and stabbed Baker and Dennis Gruttadaro. Gruttadoro survived, but Baker died from her injuries. Fricke and Baker had... more

Cuomo calls for judicial discretion, says he won’t sign budget without bail law changes

Cuomo calls for judicial discretion, says he won’t sign budget without bail law changes
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he won’t sign a budget for the upcoming year unless there are changes made to the law that he pushed through in 2019. The law eliminated cash bail for most misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes. Cuomo said he’s in favor of eliminating cash bail entirely, but wants to allow judges to have discretion over whether to keep... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Nationally recognized Indigenous rights lawyer weighs in on Cayuga Nation conflict (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Managing lawyer with Indigenous rights law firm weighs in on Cayuga Nation dispute (podcast)
On episode #220 of the Inside the FLX podcast Gabriel Galanda, the managing lawyer of Galanda Broadman, an Indigenous rights law firm stationed out of Seattle, Washington weighs in on the latest chapter of the longstanding Cayuga Nation leadership conflict. Last week, a takeover included destruction of several buildings along State Route 89 in the town of Seneca Falls. Galanda... more

Two officers hurt, inmate charged with felony assault after incident at Seneca County jail

Two officers hurt after assault at Seneca County Correctional Facility
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 25-year-old inmate following an assault at the jail. On February 21st Quondall D. Davis, 25, initiated a physical altercation with an officers at the jail. Sheriff Tim Luce says two corrections officers were hurt as result of the incident. Investigators charged Davis with two counts of second-degree assault, a felony,... more

Headaches uncovered as NYS moves closer to cashless tolling along Thruway

Headaches uncovered as NYS moves closer to cashless tolling along Thruway
Cashless tolling is coming on the New York State Thruway. Lawmakers are raising concerns because of issues that have been exposed downstate, as cashless tolling rolls out there. Drivers with E-ZPass reported issues with billing. Some said they were billed incorrect amounts, or fined based on their tag not being read properly. “When cashless tolling was first deployed, we saw... more

Woodtex in Yates County closes up shop, customers left without sheds they paid for

Woodtex in Yates County closes up shop, customers left without sheds they paid for
What’s the deal at Woodtex? The company has apparently gone out of business, and without much warning at that. The company was formed back in 1983. It’s founder, Sanford Lapp, moved from Pennsylvania to Yates County. Sheds, barns, gazebos, horse barns, and garages were the areas of focus. Small structures, which were popular items in the rural Finger Lakes. Lapp’s... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Gallahan talks campaign for New York State Assembly (podcast)

LIVE AT 8:15 AM: Jeff Gallahan talks campaign for New York State Assembly (podcast)
Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan was the first Republican to enter the race to succeed longtime Assemblyman Brian Kolb in the 131st District. On episode #219 of the Inside the FLX podcast, he goes in-depth on the issues, as we take a closer look at his campaign to represent the heart of the Finger Lakes in Albany. New episodes of... more

Seneca County gives go ahead on Cayuga Nation demolition as federal prosecutors begin investigation

Seneca County says demolition can continue on certain properties owned by Cayuga Nation
On Thursday there was an update on the government side of things, as it pertained to the demolition of several properties owned by the Cayuga Nation along State Route 89. That news was that demolition could continue forward. Seneca County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Robert Hayssen announces that Seneca County has issued Building Permits to the Cayuga Nation... more

Could Child Victims Act get extended in New York?

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Will the Child Victims Act get extended? Some lawmakers want to see that happen. Advocates around the state say that the window, which was opened by legislation action during the last budget cycle, should be opened for a lengthier period of time. Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’s hesitant about extending the window. The deadline for expiration at this point remains... more

President Storey inauguration scheduled at Keuka for May 1st

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Commencement won’t be the only momentous day on the Keuka College calendar this May. The College has scheduled the inauguration of its 20th president, Amy Storey, on Friday, May 1st. President Storey, who was named to the office permanently in May 2019 after serving on an interim basis for 10 months, is the third woman to lead the 130-year-old institution. “President... more
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