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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

John Hicks to receive Springstead Award

John Hicks to receive Springstead Award
The Geneva Rotary Club is proud to announce that the club will award this year’s Springstead Award for Outstanding Community Service to retired Ontario County Administrator John Hicks. The presentation will take place at the Gala 100th Anniversary Celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Club 86. The club also announced that Don Alhart, veteran television news anchor of... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
As we move past the half-way point of April it is starting to feel more and more like Spring in the Finger Lakes. Easter Sunday is coming up this weekend and we’ll have your weather outlook and some options for brunch around the region. Also, an update on Sydney’s Instacart side-gig, reaction to Tiger Woods’ big win on Sunday and... 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

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

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner
The New York Beef Council enticed five culinary schools from across New York State to experience a two-day “Farm to Fork” Beef Tour and Cooking Competition here in the Finger Lakes April 11 and 12. This event was made possible through continued support and funding from the South Dakota Beef Council. Five culinary schools, SUNY Cobleskill, Erie Community College, SUNY... more

Rep. Reed raises $347K in Q1 of 2019

Rep. Reed raises
Congressman Tom Reed’s re-election bid is off to a hot start, according to a press release issued by his campaign. Reed, a Republican from Corning, raised more than $347,000 in the first quarter of 2019. It’s more than 15-times that of his Democratic challengers – Tracy Mitrano and Dr. Scott Noren. Mitrano unsuccessfully ran against Reed in 2018, and quickly... more

Meeting hosted to discuss solar power in Geneva

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Joule Community Power and Town Supervisor Mark Venuti hosted a meeting to discuss the potential inclusion of a solar farm for Geneva residents and other NESEG patrons which would lead to both individual-bill savings and the development of community sustainability projects on Wednesday, April 10. The meeting was held in the recently-renovated Cabaret room at the Smith Opera House. In... more

Federal Prosecutors: Canandaigua woman illegally wrote 73 prescriptions, obtaining over 5K pills

Federal Prosecutors: Canandaigua woman illegally wrote 73 prescriptions, obtaining over 5K pills
A Canandaigua woman has been charged in federal court with writing false prescriptions to obtain opioids illegally, according to new information. Federal prosecutors have accused 33-year-old Shannon Lambert with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. She’s accused of working at Cornerstone Eye Associates in Rochester between January 2018 and February 2019. That’s when the fraud is said to have occurred.... more

Penn Yan woman airlifted after being partially ejected in two-car crash

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  The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on the crash that happened a little before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Lake to Lake Road and County Road 18 in Gorham. Deputies say Edward Fraser, 67, of Churchville was traveling west on Lake to Lake Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at County... more

Deputies: Scottsville teen charged with rape in Ontario County

Deputies: Scottsville teen charged with rape in Ontario County
Deputies arrested an 18-year-old Scottsville resident in Ontario County on rape charges. Sheriff Henderson says that on April 11th investigators arrested Gabriel C. Collalto for third-degree rape after that lengthy investigation. He’s accused of forcibly raping a 15-year-old victim in December 2018. The incident occurred inside a vehicle located on Lehigh Avenue. Following arraignment – Collalto was released. more
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