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Penn Yan woman airlifted after crash shuts down Rt. 14A

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Deputies say a 66-year-old Penn Yan woman was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a crash on State Route 14A in Ontario County. On Thursday around 6:35 p.m. Sandra Weaver, 66, of Penn Yan was traveling west on Route 14A when her vehicle crossed over the double solid yellow line, striking an oncoming vehicle. Deputies say that while four people... more

LATEST: Pharmacy reopened at Geneva Walmart, remainder of store remains closed

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Corporate officials with Walmart say that the Geneva location's pharmacy has been reopened, despite the remainder of the store being closed after Wednesday's fire. "Although the store remains closed, we have great news! The pharmacy will be open Saturday January 25th at 9am. The pharmacy will maintain regular business hours. To get your prescriptions please enter the grocery side entrance... more

Cheribundi will close Geneva plant, move to Michigan

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Cheribundi announced in a press release on Friday that its moving out of New York. Cheribundi CEO Mike Hagan said the company will start closing its manufacturing plant off Route 14A next week. That plant is in the former Tops supermarket building. The move will take one of the nation’s largest producers of tart cherry juice to Michigan. FingerLakes1.com has... more

W-FL Friday: Wayne boys win fifth straight over Geneva; East Rochester girls lose fourth straight after hot start

W-FL Friday: Wayne boys win fifth straight over Geneva; East Rochester girls lose fourth straight after hot start
On Friday night there were seven Wayne-Finger Lakes boys games and ten girls games. For the boys side, the Wayne Eagles hosted the Geneva Panthers and this game lived up to the hype. The Eagles led after every quarter, but the Panthers trailed by just one point with four minutes remaining in the game. However, Wayne pulled away late and... more

RADIO REPLAY: Geneva invades Eagle Nest to battle Wayne with FL East lead on the line (FL1 Sports)

LISTEN LIVE TONIGHT: Geneva invades Eagle Nest to battle Wayne with FL East lead on the line (FL1 Radio)
The top two teams in the Finger Lakes East through the first half of the season are set to square off in Ontario tonight at the Geneva Panthers and Junior Martin invade the Eagle Nest to take on Coach Bill Thomson’s Wayne Eagles. Paul Russo and Nick Felice have the call for FL1 Sports on FL1 Radio… Listen to the... more

Tax cap will lower for school districts, adding pressure to budgeting

Tax cap will lower for school districts, adding pressure to budgeting
The tax cap is getting lower … at least a little bit for the time being. A slight decrease to the property tax cap for school districts is falling a little bit for the upcoming fiscal year. It will be lowered from 2% to 1.81% this summer. That means budget officers in local school districts are having to consider ways... more

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County

Supervisors debate occupancy tax expansion for small properties in Ontario County
On Thursday the Ontario County Board of Supervisors considered a resolution to impose an occupancy tax of up to three percent (3%) on lodging facilities of three rooms or less.  Currently, New York’s tax code exempts these facilities from the occupancy tax. According to the resolution, Ontario County’s tourism promotion agency is proposing the occupancy tax change to “level the... more

Sonnenberg will get $500,000 more for Gibson St. entrance

Sonnenberg will get $500,000 more for Gibson St. entrance
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park has received added state funding. The award is worth $500,000, which will go toward a new gateway that will move the park’s entrance to Gibson Street. Sonnenberg Executive Director David Hutchings says he expects the project to move forward, as it has received community support. The plan was unveiled in May 2018. The... more

VIDEO REPLAY: Bloomfield visits Red Jacket for FL West showdown (FL1 Sports)

VIDEO REPLAY LIVE NOW: Bloomfield visits Red Jacket for FL West showdown (FL1 Sports)
The undefeated Red Jacket Indians boys varsity basketball team welcomes the Bloomfield Bombers for a key Finger Lakes West showdown on Thursday night on FL1 Radio. Nate Sharman and Jason Hunt have the call for FL1 Sports. Catch the full video replay of the game below… VIDEO REPLAY: Click here for a replay of Thursday night’s broadcast on FL1 Radio... more

Cuomo says he’s open to bail reform changes, but skeptical of ‘dangerousness’ clause

Cuomo says he’s “100 percent open” to bail reform changes, but skeptical of ‘dangerousness’ clause
Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’s willing to consider changes to the cash bail reforms passed in 2019, which were implemented in recent weeks. “Do I believe the reform is a work in progress? 100 percent,” Cuomo said at a press conference in New York City. “Am I open to changes? 100 percent.” He’s skeptical that a ‘dangerousness’ standard is the... more

THE 31ST LAP: New lease for Lands of Legends Raceway at Ontario County Fairgrounds (podcast)

THE 31ST LAP: New lease for Lands of Legends Raceway at Ontario County Fairgrounds (podcast)
Fresh off signing a new lease on the Land of Legends Raceway at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, promoter Paul Cole joins Land of Legends Raceway announcer and guest co-host Steven Ovens to talk about the upcoming season on episode #261 of The 31st Lap Podcast on FingerLakes1.com which streamed live on Thursday night.  . more

FLX WEEKLY: Brad Ellis & Fall Street Brewing Grand Opening (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Brad Ellis & Fall Street Brewing Grand Opening (podcast)
Brad Ellis has been in-studio before to help us taste Kobucha that he brewed in downtown Seneca Falls at Finger Lakes Kobucha. Today he joins us one week prior to the Grand Opening of Fall Street Brewing. Learn about what Brad has planned for the opening weekend, check out some great local photos and get your first look at this... more

Cuomo announces new $151M to pave local roads, bridges

Cuomo announces new $151M to pave local roads, bridges
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an added $151 million in new funding to coincide with $743 million in direct state aid for local road and bridge projects across New York. The added funding is for fixing roads impacted by extreme weather events. The new funding is part of the PAVE NY Initiative. “New York continues to make nation-leading investments in the... more

Fairport man pleads not guilty in court appearance following Canandaigua homicide

Man charged with murder in Canandaigua will appear in court
William Fricke, 67, of Fairport appeared in Ontario County Court on Thursday. He pleaded not guilty to the 11 counts filed against him. He faces up to 20 years to life in prison if he’s convicted. Altogether, Fricke was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, four counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree attempted murder, and... more

W-FL Thursday: Red Jacket boys remain unbeaten; Wilbur’s triple-double leads Red Creek girls to victory

W-FL Thursday: Red Jacket boys remain unbeaten; Wilbur’s triple-double leads Red Creek girls to victory
There were six Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball games across the boys and girls leagues on Thursday night. On the boys side, the Red Jacket Indians rolled to a 36-point home win over the Bloomfield Bombers to improve to 13-0. Chaze Rizzo scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Indians. With the loss, the Bombers have now lost three straight and... more

Assemblyman Kolb appears in court, next appearance scheduled for March 5th

Assemblyman Kolb appears in court, next appearance scheduled for March 5th
Former Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb appeared in court in Ontario County on Thursday. It was his most-recent appearance in his DWI case, after a crash on New Years Eve near his home. The court scheduled a motions hearing for March 5th. Kolb’s attorney also requested unreacted copies of paperwork released by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, according to 13WHAM-TV.... more

Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term

Improvement is coming, even if odors get worse at Ontario County Landfill in short-term
Officials in Ontario County doubled-down on statements made before about the Ontario County Landfill, which is operated by Casella. Carla Jordan, the county’s Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management, said things could get worse before they improve in the long-term, according to the Finger Lakes Times. “Over the next few weeks, a construction project will be underway with a... more

Springwater man accused of stealing ring, pawning it in Canandaigua

Springwater man accused of stealing ring, pawning it in Canandaigua
Deputies arrested a 23-year-old Springwater resident following an investigation that began with an alleged theft in October 2019. Tyler David Palumbo, 23, of Springwater was charged with criminal possession of stolen property after an investigation into events that took place on October 19th, according to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Henderson says Palumbo was in possession of a ring,... more
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