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INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Week 2 in Finger Lakes HS football features heavy Friday night slate

The second weekend of area high school football gets underway on Friday night with all but one game involving Finger Lakes East & West teams hitting the field. The lone Saturday game features Tri-Town (South Seneca/Romulus/Trumansburg) visiting Mynderse Academy for an afternoon affair on Saturday. Full schedule and game times below… FRIDAY NIGHT ER/Gananda at Midlakes 7 pm CG Finney... more

Rain doesn’t dampen first-school-day spirits in Ontario County

Teachers and administrators donned umbrellas to greet students, some of whom covered their heads with hoods and backpacks to shelter from the rain. “Children eagerly arrived to Victor Primary School this morning, wet from the rain and excited for the promise the year holds,” said Principal Jennifer Check. “This year, we are looking forward to growing as a school community,... 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

WEBER THIS WEEK: Marcus Whitman grad & MMA fighter Evander Russ (podcast)

Meet Geneva native and Marcus Whitman graduate Evander Russ who competes in the world of Mixed Martial Arts and KUDO fighting. Hear Evander’s inspirational story and why he is studying to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. . You can donate to Evander at https://www.gofundme.com/takingcareofchavez . AUDIO ONLY VERSION: . more

1917 Ford Model TT Truck Cruises into 100 Years

Paul and Ginny Curtis’ 1917 Ford Model TT truck is celebrating its 100th birthday with a cruise-in car show during the Rushville Lions Club’s annual Community Days on Aug. 5. “We had talked about having a birthday party for the truck,” said Paul Curtis, a Rushville Lions Club member, “and when we were looking for other things to do at... more

Major infrastructure projects on tap for Seneca, Ontario, Wayne counties outlined

Infrastructure is always scrutinized by officials and taxpayers. Universally, the condition of local roads is something that has been questioned, debated, and discussed at-length throughout all levels of government. On Wednesday, Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) announced road paving projects in the 54th District, which will be completed this summer – totaling $6.24 million in local investment. According to the Senator,... more

FLCC grad to receive Potato Growers scholarship

Marcus Whitman High School and recent Finger Lakes Community College grad Karen Luong has been named the 2017 Empire State Potato Growers Scholarship winner. Luong, of Rushville, will receive $500 per academic year for up to four consecutive years of agricultural education at a college in New York state. Luong first became interested in agriculture when she took an agriculture... more

Rushville, Macedon awarded $50K grants

The town of Macedon and village of Rushville have been awarded $50,000 Local Government Citizens Reorganization Empowerment grants. The grants were announced Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The money is to be used to implement shared services initiatives and explore dissolution and consolidations in order to reduce local property taxes and streamline government operations. Macedon, in Wayne County, received $50,000... more

Lyme: A lot to learn

More than a decade ago, people weren’t talking much about Lyme disease — certainly not in upstate New York where, if you got sick from a bite of an infected tick, that bite happened somewhere else. Up until a few years ago, family physician Dr. Robert Ostrander at Valley View Family Practice in Rushville hadn’t seen more than one or... more

UPDATE: Driver airlifted after serious crash in Gorham; charged with DWI

In an update from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office additional details have been outlined in the serious crash, which resulted in one person being airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. Deputies say that on Friday at approximately 2:57 pm first responders were called to the intersection of State Route 245 and Baldwin Rd. in Gorham for a reported one vehicle crash... more

Debrief Podcast: Supervisors weigh audit, DEC challenges City’s position, and dissolution

On Thursday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso tackled a big list of heavy topics happening in the region. The ongoing debate in Geneva around the former-Foundry, new regulations in Seneca Falls around Town Board meetings, as well as some newcomer items to the show list — including the Rushville dissolution, and efforts at the state-level... more

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

A Village Divided: Rushville heads towards dissolution vote

For as long as many in town can remember, the Village of Rushville has always been a village divided with part of it in Ontario County, the other in Yates County. But a pending vote for dissolution has made that division seem much more literal. “It tears us up, because it shouldn’t be this way,” said longtime Rushville resident Karen... more

Ontario County issues boating advisory ahead of hot weekend

As the temperatures rise, so do the number of boaters out on the water in the Finger Lakes. In Ontario County, storms that dumped flooding rains on Thursday resulted in a boating advisory being issued on Canandaigua Lake. According to Sheriff Philip Povero boaters should observe caution while operating this weekend due to floating debris, which were caused by the... more

One Rushville? Disagreement runs rampant in village as vote to dissolve nears

The Lunch Box, a Main Street diner in Rushville, was buzzing Sunday. Families were out hosting dads for breakfast, and the management didn’t want a reporter asking patrons about the vote to dissolve the village. “It’s Father’s Day … we’re Switzerland here,” a woman called from the kitchen, referring to that conflict-free nation. Outside the restaurant, reports surfaced of stolen... more

Pageant petering out? Annual Gorham event sees drop in participating bands

While Marcus Whitman school officials and organizers of the Gorham Pageant of Bands look forward to the 56th annual event, they do so with some concern for its future. In a letter posted on the school district website, Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman and members of the Marcus Whitman Band Boosters said while there are a number of bands participating this year,... more
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