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Efforts to find Blue-Green Algae to increase this summer in the FLX

There is an increased effort to keep you safe from harmful algae in the water this summer. This is bacteria that’s not safe to swim in. Officials on Seneca Lake are stepping up efforts to find it before it makes you sick. Harmful Algal Blooms, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, irritated skin, and make it... more

Hall Diner reopens with new menu, same old charm

Time seems to stand still in the quiet country hamlet of Hall. That feeling is certainly evident in the venerable Hall Diner on Route 14A, which, through a variety of owners, has been serving up simple, affordable fare for more years than many can remember. However, the diner had gone dark for nearly a year, leaving the Seneca hamlet without... more

Bridge in Town of Seneca will be closed throughout summer

Officials in Ontario County say that Ferguson Rd. Bridge over Flint Creek in the Town of Seneca will be closed beginning June 7th. It’s not slated to re-open until early-October. In a message to residents on Wednesday, officials say that detour routes will be established on County Rd. 20, Vogt Rd., and Seneca Castle Rd. They say message boards will... more

Rochester driver ticketed after investigation into fatal Ontario Co. crash

An investigation into a fatal accident, which happened back in January has been completed in Ontario County. The Sheriff’s Office says that a vehicle operated by Michael Nichols, 32, of Rochester was southbound on County Rd. 20 and a vehicle operated by Crystal Roche-Mercado, 29, of Geneva was traveling west on County Rd. 4 when Nichols failed to stop —... more

Solar farm moratorium proposed

The Town Board voted last week to introduce a local law imposing an indefinite moratorium on the installation of large, commercial solar farms in the town. A public hearing on the proposed local law will be conducted at the board’s May 16 meeting. Town Supervisor Drew Wickham said the moratorium affects new solar arrays built for commercial, electricity-generating purposes. It... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Stanley woman fled deputies at 91 mph on 5&20, charged with DWI

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a 41-year-old Stanley woman after a brief pursuit on State Rt. 5&20. The entire ordeal took place during the early-morning hours of Sunday. Deputies say they attempted to stop Dennie C. Lynn, 41, of Stanley when they observed her speeding — going nearly 40 mph over the posted speed limit. They say Lynn was observed... more

Both drivers ticketed after two car crash on Fort Hill Rd.

On Saturday around 12:23 pm deputies responded to Fort Hill Rd. in Seneca for an accident involving two vehicles. Deputies say an SUV operated by Judy Buddle, of Geneva was traveling south on Fort Hill Rd. when it turned left in front of a sedan operated by Kara Maples, of Geneva. Buddle suffered a leg injury in the accident and... more

Ontario Sheriff extends ‘No Unnecessary Travel’ request

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says that conditions are worsening in his county. A Travel Advisory has been issued by Povero until 10 pm. Povero extended the No Unnecessary Travel Advisory active in the county, which will remain until 5 am on Thursday. He says that motorists should use extreme caution on the roadways, especially as those individuals who have... 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

Ontario County moving on goal to close landfill

With 11 years to go before the contract expires for the Ontario County landfill, there is no time to waste in reducing waste. The current county Board of Supervisors has the goal of closing the landfill beginning in 2028, when the county contract expires with landfill manager Casella Waste Systems Inc. Canadice Town Supervisor Kris Singer, who now heads the... more

Seneca Town Board proposes third option after fire

What happens when the home part of a home-business burns down or is otherwise uninhabitable? That’s what happened at Townley Coal Co. Under the town zoning code, the town could either force Townley to rebuild the home or revoke the home-business permit. The Town Board is proposing a third hardship option. FL Times: Read More more

Geneva resident killed in crash on CR 4; two others seriously injured

One person is dead after a two-car crash on County Road 4, according to deputies in Ontario County. Crystal Roche-Mercado, 30, of Geneva was traveling west on County Road 4 around 12:30 pm on Monday, approaching the County Road 20 intersection, when a vehicle being operated by Michael Nichols, 32, of Rochester failed to stop at the intersection. The two... more

Canandaigua woman transported to Strong after vehicle collides with tree

Deputies in Ontario County say that a 37-year-old Canandaigua woman was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital after she swerved to avoid a deer on Wabash Road in the Town of Seneca. Deputies say that Sabrina A. Coleman, of Canandaigua, was traveling north on Wabash Road when she swerved to avoid a deer — losing control of her vehicle. The vehicle... more

Seneca Castle woman charged with DWAI after domestic incident

Deputies in Ontario County report that on Monday around 10:20 pm they arrested Laurie A. Johnson, 56, of Seneca Castle for driving while ability impaired by drugs, as well as driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol. The arrest stemmed from a report of a domestic incident that happened on Melvin Hill Road in Phelps. Johnson... more
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