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Executive Director of FLX Red Cross talks Lake Ontario flooding, disaster response (podcast)

When it comes to disaster response, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross handles hundreds of events and disasters throughout the calendar year. They also spend a significant amount of time working to prevent disasters. Even training and developing core volunteer staff to respond to various disasters throughout the Finger Lakes Chapter’s six county district takes up a... more

FLX WEEKLY: Memorial Day Weekend 2017 in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 is nearly upon us. Learn about all the events in Waterloo and across the region and get the weather outlook for the three day holiday weekend. Also, some of the great local photos sent in by our users over the last week, a warning for area boaters, and this weekend’s sports line-up. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim... more

Damp Memorial Day weekend forecast in the FLX

Periods of rain are expected late this week and during the Memorial Day weekend, but there will be dry times, too. A large area of rain is moving through the Finger Lakes early Thursday morning. The heaviest of this rain is over the western portions of the Finger Lakes, but more areas will see at least a half-inch of rain... more

Successful drug collection efforts continue in Ontario County

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the collection of unwanted prescription drug medication this past Saturday at the “Medication Take Back” event in the Town of Richmond/Hamlet of Honeoye. Through the support of community members, we collected over 132 pounds of unwanted medication and had 77 participants.   Thank... more

Pelican Point plan heads to Gorham Town Board

The town Planning Board this week recommended Pelican Point Marina be able to rezone parcels off East Lake Road and Route 364 for its marina business — under certain conditions. At issue are undeveloped parcels adjacent to the marina on Canandaigua Lake that are zoned mostly for residential use. Marina owners requested rezoning 2 acres adjacent to the marina on... more

Trinity project moves ahead: City ZBA OKs use variance request for church redevelopment

After four months of debate and two public hearings, the city Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday night unanimously approved a use variance request by Trinity Episcopal Church that would ultimately allow the church to redevelop its historic property into an inn, events center and restaurant. The church, which has been struggling in recent years with low membership and a... more

Report: Addiction major driver of local crime

Nearly 2,100 inmates were committed to the Ontario County Jail in 2016. Sadly, many had one thing in common. “The criminal justice system continues to be driven by substance abuse, which is the number one public safety and public health issue in Ontario County,” Sheriff Phil Povero said in his annual report. “Persons with addictions generate thousands of property crimes... more

Legislation would ban type of guardrail from NY roadways

Senator Pam Helming (R,C,I-Canandaigua) announced her co-sponsored bill to make New York State’s roads and highways safer by banning and removing “X-Lite” Guardrail Systems has been approved by the State Senate. The bill would permanently remove “X-Lite” guardrail products from the list of eligible types of materials used for guardrails, ban “X-Lite” and similarly designed products from being installed in... more

Skies turn cloudier as storm system approaches

Clouds will increase on Wednesday as a storm system approaches with a steady rain early Thursday. A complex storm system will creep closer to the Finger Lakes on Wednesday. As this system draws near, clouds will mingle with some limited sunshine. A few showers will also be possible, especially later this afternoon, but most of the day will be dry.... more

Victor baseball stuns Schroeder in quarterfinal upset

Tied at 1-1 in the 6th inning, Victor would take the lead on an RBI single by Zack Carpin that brought home Nate Hampson. Warriors answer right back in the home half. After a lead off double by Connor Bisallion, Caleb Punter singles to center to tie the game back up at 2-2. WROC: Read More more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: How one person can propel powerful change (podcast)

On Tuesday afternoon’s edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show, Katie MacIntyre, a 261 Fearless Ambassador is in-studio for Melissa’s ‘Women who make a difference’ segment and a fun story of how one person propelled powerful change, especially as told by Stephen Beals and Karen Huntington Beals. Who can you share this important message with? . more

Naples Ambulance sounds call for recruits

Naples Ambulance opened its doors Sunday for an open house that volunteers hope bring new members. Several people filled out applications at the event that marked the beginning of National EMS Week, which celebrates the men and women behind the nation’s emergency medical services. “We thank everyone who came today,” said Naples Ambulance President Linda Almekinder, who joined others with... more

Short on customers, group calls for end of Seneca Lake LPG storage plan

After learning that Arlington Storage Company could not find customers for additional fracked gas storage at Seneca Lake, Gas Free Seneca, represented by environmental law firm Earthjustice, sent letters to the two agencies with jurisdiction over the facility, asking for official disapproval of Arlington’s proposed expansion. The grassroots group, representing more than 400 local businesses and thousands of residents, asked... more

Warmer in the FLX ahead of late week storm system

Mild temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, combined with some sunshine filtered through high thin clouds, will make for a couple of nice days. The Finger Lakes will enjoy some nice weather on Tuesday and Wednesday with mild temperatures and dry conditions. As expected, it is a bit cool Tuesday morning with lows in the low and mid 40s. The temperatures will... more

Uber, Lyft battle heads to local level

The New York battle over apps like Uber and Lyft didn’t end when the state legislature approved a ride-hailing system in the state budget last month. It just shifted to the local level. A provision in the state’s new ride-hailing law allows all counties and four major cities — Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse and Buffalo — to block companies like Uber... more

Price-shocked Spectrum cable customers react, ready to cut cord

Former Time Warner Cable customers say sharply higher prices from Charter Communications’ Spectrum brand are making them cut the cord or at least think about it. Dan Beecher, of Camillus, said he called Spectrum twice after his monthly bill for internet, television and phone service jumped from $153 to $187, a 22 percent increase. “Each time, they said, ‘Gee, there’s... more

CMAC announces community valet shuttle coming this season

Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) announced a shuttle service to and from CMAC will be available on select show nights this season. The shuttle will run during the following 2017 season shows: June 17: Elvis Costello; July 2, Tom Petty; July 23, Sam Hunt; July 29, Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper; and August 18, Santana. Shuttle riders will... more
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