Canandaigua PD: Man tried stabbing victim during dispute ‘numerous times’

A 37-year-old Canandaigua man was apprehended by Canandaigua Police after he allegedly tried stabbing a person during a verbal disagreement. Officers say that around 2:30 pm Frank J. Vanderwall, 37, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree attempted burglary, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felony driving while intoxicated, felony driving while intoxicated while impaired by drugs and alcohol, failure to... more

SECTIONAL FRIDAY: Newark tops Midlakes, Gananda ousts Whitman, Mynderse survives (full coverage)

On one of the best nights for high school basketball fans of the year, over 60 boys and girls Section V basketball teams hit the court in quarterfinal postseason contents across the region. Full results and updated brackets below including video of a Wayne girls three-pointer to beat Geneva and full video of the Midlakes-Newark game on FL1 Sports below.... more

A spiritual retreat in Honeoye?

Concerns over noise, traffic and protecting the watershed came from several residents Tuesday during a public hearing about a proposed spiritual event site on Briggs Street. Applicant Soott Gillen wants a special use permit to use 44.25 acres as a place for events such as “mindfulness retreats, meditation workshops, yoga and religious/spiritual ceremonies,” according to the application. About 15 people... more

Rochester man admits to attempting to lure Victor teen

A Rochester man arrested in December after being accused of attempting to transport a Victor teen to Buffalo for a sexual encounter admitted his guilt in Ontario County Court on Friday. Sir Jordan Steinfeldt, 27, appeared before Judge Frederick Reed with his attorney Robert Napier and agreed to plead guilty to attempted luring and third-degree attempted rape, both class E... more

Former Rushville mayor submits petition to dissolve village

For the second time, the former mayor of this village — which sits in both Ontario and Yates counties — has submitted a petition calling for a dissolution vote. Jon Bagley turned in the petition at the village office Thursday. He said it contained 107 signatures, about 20 more than needed to force a referendum later this year. Village Clerk... more

UPDATE: ID’s released in serious crash on CR 6 near Big Lots in Geneva

At 6:51 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to the intersection of County Road 6 and Montmorency Way for what was originally reported as a head on crash. Deputies say Francis Modaffari, 73, of Geneva was traveling north when the sedan struck a second vehicle from behind. That vehicle was being operated by Bradley Bailey, 57, of Geneva. Bailey’s vehicle... more

Casella’s 4th quarter payment exceeded 2015’s

The town received $18,000 more from Casella Waste Systems in the fourth quarter of 2016 than it did in the fourth quarter of 2015. Because it hosts the Ontario County Landfill, Seneca does not have a town tax levy. Under a host community benefits agreement between the town and Casella, manager of the landfill, Seneca receives quarterly payments that are... more

One arrested after lengthy investigation into Canandaigua shooting; other suspects sought

A 34-year-old Rochester man has been arrested after an incident on May 2nd, 2015, which resulted in an investigation spanning over eight months. The incident took place at 8:09 am at an apartment complex on Jefferson Avenue. The report was for shots fired around the building. When police arrived on scene they discovered a vehicle in the parking lot of... more

FLX will get one more day of warmth before seasonable temps return

Temperatures will reach towards 70 degrees today for most of the Finger Lakes, but a strong cold front will bring a sudden end to the warmth on Saturday. A warm front is lifting through the Finger Lakes this morning. An area of rain is now mostly contained to the I-90 Corridor and will continue to lift northeast. Some thunderstorms are... more

Ontario-Yates Hospice achieves Partner Level Two for the We Honor Veterans program

Ontario-Yates Hospice (OYH), a program of UR Medicine Home Care, recently achieved Partner Level Two for the We Honor Veterans program. Level Four is the highest partner level, which it’s sister program, Visiting Nurse Hospice, achieved a few years ago. We Honor Veterans is a program through the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of... more

Clifton Springs basks in solar power

At first, Clifton Springs Mayor Bill Hunter wondered if the proposition before him and other village officials was for real. But over time, the proposal for a 351.54-kilowatt photovoltaic solar array introduced in May 2014 began to make more financial sense, and served a larger different purpose, Hunter said during a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event and tour of the array site... more

Inside the FLX: Laura Salamendra talks ‘We Are Seneca Lake’ (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso sat down with community organizer, and ‘We Are Seneca Lake’ board member Laura Salamendra. The organization she helps oversee has staged a number of peaceful protests, which have resulted in over 600 civil disobedience arrests to-date. Beyond the issues, Salamendra is a compelling figure who works to keep people... more

Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce appoints executive director

Ethan Fogg, the new executive director of the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, said he is excited about being at the helm of the business organization’s restructuring and looks forward to sharing the opportunities of Chamber membership with the entire Canandaigua area. Fogg, of Waterloo, was appointed to the position and will start March 13, according to an announcement Thursday from... more

Civic flips twice in Ontario Co. crash; second driver who caused accident doesn’t stop

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday around 7:46 am deputies responded to a crash on County Road 30. Deputies say that Debora Trillaud, 56, of Canandaigua was traveling west on County Road 30 when a vehicle turning east onto the roadway from New Michigan Road drove into the path of her vehicle. She avoided the collision with... more

Sectionals: Newark girls shock in Class B; South Seneca girls roll (full coverage)

Thirty-four Section V boys basketball teams and a whopping sixty girls teams were in action on Wednesday night for the final night of opening round Sectional action. Only two Wayne-Finger Lakes boys teams took the court, Geneva in Class A2 and Romulus in D2, and both lost. The Canandaigua boys would advance with a 26 point win. On the girls... more

FLX Weekly: Facebook birthdays and has spring actually sprung? (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Jim Sinicropi and Jessamy Uticone to round-up your week here in the Finger Lakes. Area residents are currently being treated to a dose of early spring weather, but how long will it last? Has spring actually sprung? Join the discussion and make plans for your weekend ahead in Wednesday afternoon’s live edition of FLX Weekly... more

Soil & Water Conservation Districts work together to repair Keuka Outlet Trail

This past year New York State Sen. Tom O'Mara assisted Yates County by providing a direct line item in the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to the Yates County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The funding was utilized to repair and stabilize sections of the Keuka Lake outlet and the Outlet Trail that were damaged during previous floods. A severe,... more

Guardian seeks new tax deal from city

Guardian Industries would pay a significantly lower amount of taxes under a proposed payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement that would replace the current deal set to expire in 2022. The tradeoff would be that the company will stay in Geneva. The plan also would result in an approximately $67 million investment in the plant by Guardian that would replace a once state-of-the-art glass... more
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