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INSIDE THE FLX: Dr. Scott Noren discusses campaign for NY-23 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Dr. Scott Noren discusses campaign for NY-23 (podcast)
On Episode #214 of Inside the FLX it’s a conversation with Congressional Candidate Dr. Scott Noren. He says political parties and affiliation should not be the primary driving force in the electoral process – rather representation should take center stage. He’s looking to elevate the profile of the Southern Tier through his candidacy. . New episodes of Inside the FLX... more

Section III & IV boys and girls basketball postseason tournaments kick-off (brackets)

Section III boys and girls basketball postseason tournaments kick-off (brackets)
The high school basketball regular season has come to an end in Section III and Section IV. Local teams found out who they would be playing in the sectional tournament on Wednesday. Section V’s boys and girls basketball brackets will be released on Friday. Check out the brackets for all the Section III classifications below: SECTION III BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS... more

Cuomo announces statewide education effort ahead of plastic bag ban

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York State is going to spend some money educating residents about the pending plastic bag ban, which is slated to take effect on March 1st. He announced a statewide education and outreach campaign to ensure that New Yorkers are aware of the ban, and their options. The BYOBagNY campaign, spearheaded by the New York State Department of... more

High speed chase in Yates leads to felony charges

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A grand jury indicted two people following an arrest after a high-speed chase in Yates County. One of which has ties to a suspected criminal organization. District Attorney Todd Casella told the Finger Lakes Times that Bradley Zadul and Jessica Owen were arraigned Tuesday in county court following the indictments. Zadul, who is a Niagara Falls resident, faces multiple charges... more

Study shows cancer rate increase among firefighters

Study shows cancer rate increase among firefighters
A new study says cancer rates among firefighters are increasing. It’s the toxic and often carcinogenic soot that’s left behind on firefighter’s gear and sometimes even the firefighter, according to the study. That’s a big reason why firefighters are being urged to rinse off gear and clean it several times after each fire. The new protocols were established by the... more

Tubing hill opens at Wayne County golf course

Tubing hill opens at Wayne County golf course
The Links at Greystone in Walworth opened its first-ever tubing hill. And it opened just in time for winter break. Dusty Odenbach, part-owner of the golf club, says it’s normally a driving range in the summer. “We broke ground at the end of August and our goal was to be open by Christmas break,” said Odenbach. “There was a couple... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City School District struggles to secure needed funding (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City School District struggles to secure needed funding (podcast)
On Episode #215 of Inside the FLX a conversation with two people involved in the fight to secure additional funding for local schools. Small urban districts have been among the hardest hit across the state, as funding gaps are realized year-after-year. The Auburn Enlarged City School District in Cayuga County has seen its share of funding challenges, even as it... more

Spectrum store to open in Auburn Plaza on Grant Ave.

Spectrum store to open in Auburn Plaza on Grant Ave.
A new Spectrum store is coming to Auburn. The store will move into the former Maryann’s Hallmark store, which was located in the Auburn Plaza on Grant Avenue. “Our new Spectrum stores provide an updated design and enhancements for showcasing innovation across the full suite of Spectrum services,” said Pattie Eliason, group vice president of Spectrum Stores in a statement.... more

Canandaigua considers lowering snow removal fee for property owners who don’t shovel sidewalks

Canandaigua considers lowering snow removal fee for property owners who don’t shovel sidewalks
In Canandaigua it’s simple: Remove snow from the sidewalk in front of your house, and avoid a fee. If that snow is not promptly removed, as requested by City officials for all property owners, a fee is applied. However, members of the ordinance committee are looking at the possibility of lowering those fees. If approved by full-city council, the changes... more

Rochester area man threatened to kill Schumer, Schiff over voicemail

Rochester area man threatened to kill Schumer, Schiff over voicemail
A Rochester area man was charged with threatening to kill two representatives – one of which was New York Senator Chuck Schumer. Salvatore Lippa II, a Greece resident, is accused of leaving a threatening voicemail with Congressman Adam Schiff at his Washington office. That voicemail included a death threat over the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. A similar message... more

W-FL Thursday: Kenyon’s 40-point Senior Night explosion not enough to stop Mynderse (final league standings)

W-FL Thursday: Kenyon’s 40-point senior night explosion not enough to stop Mynderse
There were just two games on the final night of the regular season across the Wayne-Finger Lakes. On Senior Night in Ovid, South Seneca’s Matt Kenyon erupted for 8 first half three-pointers to open up a double-digit lead against visiting Mynderse Academy. The Blue Devils would rally in the second half to secure a 73-67 win at the Jack Guinan... more

Syracuse women top Clemson for fifth straight victory, 59-46

Syracuse women top Clemson for fifth straight victory, 59-46
With 1,592 fans in attendance, Syracuse used a 59-46 victory over Clemson Thursday night in the Carrier Dome to secure its fifth-straight victory and improve to 10-3 at home. The ninth consecutive win over the Tigers (7-20, 3-13 ACC) improves the Orange’s record to 15-11 and 9-6 in ACC play. Senior Gabrielle Cooper recorded just her second career double-double in the victory,... more

Yankees shut down Luis Severino, who is dealing with ‘concerning’ forearm issue

Yankees shut down Luis Severino, who is dealing with ‘concerning’ forearm issue
Yankees right-hander Luis Severino is dealing with forearm soreness and has a loose body in his right pitching elbow, manager Aaron Boone told reporters Thursday. Per Boone, Severino has felt soreness throughout the offseason — particularly when throwing his changeup — dating back to his final start against the Astros in Game 3 of last year’s American League Championship Series. The 26-year-old... more

W-FL Wednesday: Penn Yan girls stun Pal-Mac; Red Jacket girls defeat Whitman

W-FL Wednesday: Penn Yan girls stun Pal-Mac; Red Jacket girls defeat Whitman
On the final night of the Wayne-Finger Lakes girls basketball regular season, there were still two big games on the slate with league title implications and they both saw the current league leader lose creating a co-champion situation in both the FL East and West.. The Penn Yan Mustangs defeated the Pal-Mac Red Raiders by a score of 60-54. With Penn... more

Senators rally in third, top Amerks in overtime

Senators rally in third, top Amerks in overtime
The Rochester Americans (29-17-3-4) built a 2-0 lead midway through the second period only to see the first-place Belleville Senators (34-15-4-1) counter with three straight tallies, including the game-winning goal 1:12 into overtime, to steal a 3-2 win from the Amerks Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena. Despite the overtime loss, the Amerks, who remain in second place in the... more

Tampa Bay Lightning acquire forward Anthony Greco from Florida Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning acquire forward Anthony Greco from Florida Panthers
The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Anthony Greco from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Danick Martel, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Greco, 26, has skated in 37 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL, recording 10 goals and 19 points to go along with 12 penalty minutes. He ranks first on the Thunderbirds and tied... more