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Wind Advisory issued for parts of FLX ahead of active weather night

It may have been a pleasant, unseasonably warm day in the Finger Lakes on Monday, but things are about to cool off. Before the cool off takes place, the winds, which have been picking up throughout the day will reach their peak during the overnight hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for most of the eastern... more

Schumer targets tax plan in Canandaigua

Canandaigua resident John DeBalso said his state and local tax deduction over the past 20 years averaged $8,500 annually. It was cash he used to help put two kids through college. Now, with a younger child he hopes to help put through college, along with meeting other expenses, DeBalso is joining others in opposing a plan in Washington to repeal... more

West Bloomfield fire requires six departments to contain

On Sunday around 11:47 pm the West Bloomfield Fire Department, as well as the Ionia Fire Department were dispatched to a reported building fire behind a house at 1742 Lefevre Rd. In the Town of West Bloomfield. The first firefighters on-scene reported a working structure fire and requested mutual aid from neighboring departments. Due to the remote location of the... more

Twin sisters living in Farmington charged in welfare fraud investigation

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Wayne County Department of Social Services, reports the arrest of twin sisters for Conspiracy and other charges following a three month long investigation. Arrested were Stephenie K. Hartnagel and Chrysten L. Buttiglieri, both 36, and currently residing together at Carriage Court in the Town of Farmington. An investigation was initiated by... more

Golisano holding back $90K in school taxes due to geese feces

Tom Golisano owes approximately $90,000 in school taxes for his home in South Bristol, Ontario County. But the Paychex founder and philanthropist says he will not pay it until the problem at his Canandaigua Lake home is resolved. That problem? Geese. More specifically, the feces that the 50-200 birds are leaving behind on Golisano’s lawn is the problem. At a... more

Geneva man faces drug charges after Ontario County Jail incident

A 40-year-old Geneva man was arrested by deputies in Ontario County after an investigation into the sale of fentanyl at the Ontario County Jail. Deputies say Felvin Lebron, 33, of Geneva was arrested and charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband after he was found to be possessing fentanyl while incarcerated at the Ontario County Jail. He was arraigned and committed... more

Helming announces monetary awards for three housing agencies in FLX

Senator Pam Helming announced that three agencies in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region have received a total of five conditional awards that will provide funding for supportive housing for the homeless and those with special needs. These awards allow local agencies an opportunity to apply for state funding for their projects as part of New York State’s plan to develop 6,000... more

Waiting for Life: New York’s critical organ shortage

Liz DeVivo’s pager went off at 4:45 a.m. on July 29, 2003. She was in bed, attached to two intravenous machines pumping medicine through her body, keeping her heart beating until it was her turn for a transplant. The Binghamton resident had gotten the call once before, in November 2002. But the weather — cold, icy, windy — meant a... more

Bloomfield man charged with burglary after Main St. incident

A Bloomfield man faces charges after a burglary investigation stemming from an incident on Main St. in Bloomfield. Deputies say James McCallum, 31, of Bloomfield was charged with third-degree burglary after an alarm went off at a business on Main St. in Bloomfield. He was found inside the business, according to deputies. He was remanded to the Ontario County Jail... more

New Thruway Exit 43 bridge in Manchester requires wetlands permit

The state Thruway Authority wants to replace the deteriorating, Exit 43 bridge that runs over Interstate 90. However, it needs a state Department of Environmental Conservation permit in order to do so, because the project site will disturb about 0.02 acres of an adjacent state freshwater wetlands area. Public comment on a draft of that freshwater wetlands permit is due... more

Region’s grape crop big in two ways

Hans Walter-Peterson has one word to describe this year’s grape crop in the Finger Lakes. Big. Big in two ways, specified Walter-Peterson, a viticulture extension specialist with Finger Lakes Grape Program, which is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension. The grapes are big. So are the bunches. As a whole, this year’s crop looks to be outstanding, Walter-Peterson said. “Some of... more

Helming announces correction officer exam beginning in February

Senator Pam Helming announced that a new civil service examination will be held for those interested in becoming a correction officer on Feb. 3, 2018. The filing deadline for this examination is Dec. 13, 2017. “Our correction officers do incredible work each and every day to keep our communities safe. As Vice Chair of the Senate’s Crime, Crime Victims and... more

New state program helps vets become farmers

New York state has created a new program to help veterans become farmers. The new program provides financial assistance to former military service members turned farmers. The initiative is related to a broader $1 million grant program for new and early-stage farmers. Under the initiative, past service members can apply for state funds to help them buy new farm equipment,... more

Winds pick up before rain moves in late-Monday

Get ready for a windy Monday in the Finger Lakes. Forecasters say Monday is going to feature strengthening winds as a storm system boils over the Great Lakes, and eventually passes to the north of our region. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says wind gusts will range between 25 and 35 mph, before strengthening more during the late-afternoon and evening... more

Investigation continues into serious crash that closed Rt. 96

LifeNet was called to the scene of a two-car crash, which happened at Rt. 96 and County Rd. 6 around 3:30 pm. First responders say that Geneva Fire Department set up a landing zone at Exit 42 of the New York State Thruway. However LifeNet was unable to transport. Rt. 96 was shutdown and within moments of authorities arriving on-scene... more
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