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Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31

Palmyra man transported to Strong Hospital after motorcycle accident on SR 31
Deputies say a Palmyra man was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle accident on State Route 31 in Macedon during the early-morning hours of April 13th. William E. Watson, 49, of Palmyra was traveling eastbound on Route 31 when a deer entered into the roadway and collided with the motorcycle. The collision caused Watson to lose control of... more

REPORT: Geneva Friendly’s will close next month, Eastview location already shut down

REPORT: Geneva Friendly’s will close next month
Friendly’s in Geneva will be shutting down next month. Management has confirmed to Finger Lakes News Radio that the popular restaurant will see it’s last day of business on May 14th. Earlier this month several corporate-owned locations shut down without warning. The location at Eastview Mall shut down earlier this week. Senator Chuck Schumer has been calling the federal Department... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget
New York State has adopted a $175.5 billion budget. What does that mean for Upstate New York? Well, it has serious implications – as noted by Unshackle Upstate. Unshackle Upstate advocates on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in Upstate New York who are working to create a better, more-favorable environment for development. Michael Kracker, Director of Unshackle Upstate was... more

Deputies: Man locked ex-girlfriend in bathroom, shoved her during domestic incident

Deputies: Man locked ex-girlfriend in bathroom, shoved her during domestic incident
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester man following a domestic incident in the Town of Palmyra. Deputies arrested Edward A. Welsh, 21, of Rochester on multiple charges after the investigation on Wednesday. He was taken into custody around 11:40 p.m., according to deputies. Welsh was charged with criminal mischief, unlawful imprisonment, and harassment. He’s accused... more

Leaders call for more early intervention funds after agency says it may cease in Wayne County

Leaders call for more early intervention funds after agency says it may cease in Wayne County
With a Wayne County agency pondering ending its Early Intervention Program for children ages birth to 3, the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution at its meeting Tuesday asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to significantly boost reimbursement rates for service providers. The Arc Wayne, a major early intervention provider for the county, has informed officials that it... more

Budelmann is no fan of cashless bail, other criminal justice reforms

Budelmann is no fan of cashless
Criminal justice reforms shouldn’t simply gut, or throw away systems that have worked. That’s the message from Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, who spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio earlier this week. He says that members of law enforcement and prosecutors are fighting a battle of public opinion. As an example, he pointed to changes in the bail system... more

Senecas take casino dispute forward after ruling that they need to pay NYS

Senecas take casino dispute forward after ruling that they need to pay NYS
The Seneca Nation of Indians is calling on the U.S. Department of Interior to review an arbitration panel’s decision in regards to an ongoing dispute over casino revenue sharing. The panel ruled the Senecas are required to continue to pay a portion of slot machine revenue to the state, and also make two years in back payments. It was determined... more

Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town

Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town
It could be one of the largest solar farms in the region: 40 acres in Farmington are proposed to become home to thousands of solar panels. Nearly 100 people gathered at the highway garage off Hook Road in Farmington, most of them all voicing opposition to the solar panel project by Delaware River Solar, which is seeking a permit to... more

Some officials worried about unintended consequences of expanded plastics ban in Canandaigua

Canandaigua school, governments weigh in on plastics proposal
Should Canandaigua City Council enact a ban on single-use plastic items, the Canandaigua school district will have to hire more people. Superintendent Jamie Farr — who along with Ontario County and town of Canandaigua officials on Tuesday addressed Council’s ordinance committee about the impact of this legislation — said at least four cafeteria workers would need to be hired for... more

DOT to hold public meeting on roundabout plan for Victor

NYS DOT to hold public meeting on plan for roundabout in Victor
A public information meeting to discuss a proposal for a roundabout in Victor is scheduled for next month. The roundabout would be installed at the intersection of Route 96 and Lynaugh Road. Construction for the roundabout would include new sidewalks, a new closed drainage system, a retaining wall, more lighting and landscaping. The New York State Department of Transportation will... more

Victor man charged with menacing a police officer in Farmington

Victor man charged with felony menacing after brandishing knife
Deputies say a Victor man was arrested for menacing a police officer following an incident at the Speedway Gas Station along Route 332 in Farmington on Thursday. Richard E. Byers, 31, of Victor was arrested after flipping off officers who were called to the gas station for a ‘suspicious’ or ‘disoriented’ person. When deputies attempted to make contact with him... more

Arrest made in grandparents scam in Ontario County after victim loses $5,000

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Sheriff Kevin Henderson says a 21-year-old Bronx, New York resident was arrested after investigation into a grandparents scam in Ontario County. Merlyn Santiago, 21, was charged with grand larceny after investigation revealed her involvement in what’s known as a ‘grandparents scam’. On January 17th, an elderly victim received a phone call from an unidentified male stating that his grandson was... more

Downtown Geneva to undergo a major transformation

Downtown Geneva to undergo a major transformation
Downtown Geneva is about to undergo a major transformation. The city wants to draw more people to its lakefront areas and in order to do it, it’s planning major changes to the Route 5 and 20 corridor. Right now, Route 5 and 20 comes down a hill into Geneva as a multiple lane thoroughfare. That makes it dangerous for people... more

Reed slams Democrats over tax return push

Reed slams Democrats over tax return push
Republican Rep. Tom Reed in a statement on Wednesday blasted Democrats for seeking to gain access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, calling the move a “dangerous precedent” if successful. The House Ways and Means Committee is using a little-known law in order to gain access to the president’s tax returns, seeking up a potentially protracted fight over executive power... more

Freedom Village is leaving Yates County; heading to South Carolina

Freedom Village is leaving NY; heading to South Carolina
Freedom Village is moving to South Carolina, according to Finger Lakes News Radio. Pastor Fletcher Brothers, who calls his ministry “North America’s premier Christian home for at-risk youth” addressed the reason why the facility is moving to Charleston, South Carolina on a local daily radio program. “Part of the reason we’re leaving is probably the same reason a lot of... more

Seneca Falls Development Corp. will hold public meeting for DRI grant on April 25th

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The Seneca Falls Development Corporation (SFDC) is inviting Seneca Falls residents, business owners, and community leaders to a public Community Workshop to discuss and gather potential projects for inclusion in this year’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant application. The open meeting will take place from 6 – 7 pm on Thursday, April 25th at the Seneca Falls Community... more

Deputies: Geneva man facing new felony charges after violating protective order

Deputies: Geneva man facing new felony charges after violating protective order
Deputies say a Geneva man was arrested on new felony charges at the Ontario County Jail following an investigation. Samuel Mccllure, 29, of Geneva was charged with three counts of aggravated family offense. The charges are felonies, and resulted from phone calls made to a protected party. Deputies say the 29-year-old contacted a victim he assaulted on April 7th in... more
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