Weather balloons have CA grad looking up, way up

Tory Carissimo got his start in weather balloons at the bottom. Now, with several flights behind him, a brand, a nationwide following and a flight scheduled to coincide with the solar eclipse, Carissimo’s hobby, Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons, is looking up. “Yeah, way up,” Carissimo said. Like, to near space, at 109,000 feet, to a level where the curvature... more

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday’s $535 million jackpot?

Can you feel the excitement as the Powerball jackpot grows to the fifth largest ever? Here are Wednesday’s winning numbers: 17-19-39-43-68, Powerball: 13, PowerPlay: 4X The estimated jackpot is $535 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $338.8 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even larger for the next drawing. Syracuse.com: Read More more

What are lowest rated bridges in Ontario County?

With just a few more weeks left before the start of a new school year, area families are busy wrapping up vacations, road trips and the annual treks “over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house.” But have you ever wondered about the safety of these summer jaunts — particularly the portion “over the river”? New York state... more

Cancer struggle turns into financial struggle for Mark and Lisa Rager

Mark and Lisa Rager met on a blind date some two decades ago, fell in love and eventually married, living a modest middle-class life in an impeccably kept home on Oak Street in the city. Mark, a strapping man with a quick smile, was always on the go, working around the house, riding bikes and following his favorite sports teams,... more

Short hospital stay may come with a price in Canandaigua

Hundreds of patients who visited the emergency department last year at UR Medicine’s Thompson Hospital could have benefited from a new unit now up and running. The new 12-bed Observation Unit at the hospital in Canandaigua is geared for short stays — when there’s no need to be admitted for tests and treatment that can often be done in less... more

Driver flips car, crashes into Canandaigua dealership; transported to Strong Memorial Hospital

Deputies say a 20-year-old had to be rescued by fire crews after a chain reaction crash at a Canandaigua car dealership around 10 pm on Wednesday. They say 20-year-old Nicholas Albrecht, of Canandaigua was traveling down County Rd. 10 when he lost control of his vehicle. At that point, deputies say the car left the roadway, flipped onto its side... more

With city support, Canandaigua’s Steamboat Landing project chugs along

The stalled Steamboat Landing project on the northern tip of Canandaigua Lake has generated plenty of derisive nicknames from locals frustrated by the steel skeleton that’s hovered over the beachfront since construction stopped in 2015. As they see it, “Pigeon Landing” or “the Birdcage” or “Eyesore Landing” has taxed the community’s patience enough and it’s time for developers who have... more

Investigators: Penn Yan man stole $1,500 in merchandise from Canandaigua Walmart

Deputies say a 29-year-old Penn Yan man stole more than $1,500 in merchandise from the Canandaigua Walmart. On Wednesday around 8:40 pm Russell Jesse Aliff, 29, of Penn Yan was arrested for fourth-degree grand larceny following an investigation into two events that took place in May. Aliff is accused of stealing more than $1,500 in merchandise on May 25th and... more

Geneva City Golf Championship down to final match

The Geneva City Golf Championship tournament is down to the final two participants and will feature a match-up between teacher and student. After a qualifying round to produce the 16-man field, and 3 rounds of match play at Big Oak GC and Geneva Country Club, the final match will be between Joey Maher and Bill McDermott. Mayer is a freshman... more

Geneva begins recruiting for ‘Complaint Resource Assistants’ to address policing issues

Geneva is moving forward with efforts to improve transparency with law enforcement. The Geneva Police Department and Geneva Community Compact Steering Committee announced the start of recruiting for volunteers to support a complaint process for the department. Complaint Resource Assistants, as they will be called, will train in department protocol and policies. They will provide technical support to those seeking... more

Police: Canandaigua woman attempted to break into Saltonstall St. garage

Police in Canandaigua arrested a 52-year-old resident after an investigation into an attempted burglary. Debra Bidwell, 52, of Canandaigua was charged with third-degree attempted burglary after she allegedly tried to break into a garage on Saltonstall St. in an effort to remove her vehicle from the garage without paying for the towing. She was arraigned in Canandaigua City Court. more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, JIm Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your weekend ahead. With just two more weekends left in August, find out how the weather is shaping up and what events are happening around the region. Also, we discuss the top local stories of the week on FingerLakes1.com and show you our favorite local photos from the... more

New school administrators named at Canandaigua district

Four vacancies on the Canandaigua City School District administrative team will soon be filled with educators from the area, including one who has been with the district for more than 20 years. Cary Burke, who began her career student teaching in the district in 1993, is a new assistant principal at Canandaigua Academy. Emily Tatar is a new assistant principal... more

Here’s a toast to China: FLX international exports Finger Lakes wines

A father and son duo, Lance and Matthew McFetridge, are making their love of the Finger Lakes, of the wines produced there, and their connections to the Far East a new business opportunity. Working with local wineries, Keuka Spring, McGregor Vineyard, Fox Run, Boundary Breaks, and Red Newt Cellars, the McFetridges are making sure the region is represented in the... more

Quiet midweek weather for the Finger Lakes

A new area of high pressure will build into the Finger Lakes on Wednesday, resulting in another couple days of sunny, dry weather.  First, though, fog and some low clouds are in place early this morning in the wake of yesterday’s storm system and rain. Some of the fog may be locally dense this morning, so be on the lookout... more

THE DEBRIEF: Multiple situations involving DEC, future of FLX discussed (podcast)

On Tuesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso are back discussing all of the latest issues including a sewage spill in Geneva, which resulted in the closure of one popular beach last weekend. The duo discussed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s July fundraiser event, a DEC hearing in Seneca Falls on the future of landfilling, as well as... more

Hospeace House welcomes director in Naples

Jennifer Emmons, a registered nurse experienced in hospice care, took the helm Monday of the newly formed comfort care home opening at Hospeace House. “I am so blessed to have this opportunity,” said Emmons, a Naples native familiar with Hospeace House, which operated for more than a decade as a four-bed, state-certified hospice. Hospeace is scheduled to reopen later this... more

Section V high school football coaches rate Victor preseason #1

There are some high school football coaches who are in charge, and there is no doubt about it. There are others who persuade players to not only follow their instructions, but to do so with faith that the desired results will come. The Victor Blue Devils are 29-5 in the last three seasons, winning two Section V championships, with an... more
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