Ontario Produce Auction opens in town of Gorham

A new produce auction facility opened for business last week at 4860 Yautzy Road in the Ontario County town of Gorham. Spokesperson Arthur Burk says the first auction went very well at the brand new building with multiple bays. Burk says he expects as many as 100 vendors to attend the weekly auctions on Thursdays. Beginning next spring, produce auctions... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Ontario County

The race in Ontario County that has received the most coverage this cycle locally is that for District Attorney. While Jim Ritts has emerged as the front runner, after claiming victory in the Republican Primary held in September — Kristina “Kitty” Karle has continued seeing support. Even after announcing that she was ending her campaign several weeks ago, the race... more

Deputies: Tractor-trailer rollover in Gorham results in tickets

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday around 10:33 pm deputies, as well as the Rushville Fire Department, Middlesex Ambulance and Canandaigua Ambulance responded to the area of State Rt. 247 and State Rt. 245 in Gotham for a tractor-trailer rollover crash. Upon arrival, first responders observed a tractor-trailer overturned on its side in the roadway near the... more

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

SOCCER: Marcus Whitman boys sneak by LeRoy, face Williamson on Saturday

In this Section V Class C match, Marcus Whitman topped LeRoy by a score of 2-1. With all the final scoring coming in the last 12 minutes of the match, Marcus Whitman held on to advance to play Williamson (2nd seed) next Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Williamson. FL Times: Read More 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
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