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2017 Section V high school football play-off brackets

The top eight teams from each classification across Section V will begin first round postseason action as Sectional football action gets underway on Friday and Saturday. Check out all the match-ups and tournament brackets below… – Get game results and Connors & Ferris Bowl matchups at SectionVFootball.org more

FLL 360: Fall don’t pass me by (blog)

Fall is our favorite time here in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. It’s a time when all of the efforts of summer’s work yield its reward. The garden is now ready for its long winter nap. The onions are safely stored away in the cellar and those jars of lovely red canned tomatoes patently sit on the... more

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
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