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UPSTATE HOOPS: New season of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball tips-off (podcast)

The 2017-18 local high school basketball season is underway and FingerLakes1.com will have full coverage, live game webcasts and your weekly round-up every Sunday morning on the Upstate Hoops Podcast. Our season premiere went live on Sunday morning with your host Jim Sinicropi and in-studio analysis from Lyons varsity boys head coach Zac Young and first year Mynderse varsity boys... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Mike Scaglione & Hoop’s Annual Bicycle Giveaway (podcast)

Mike Scaglione has been involved with Hoop’s Annual Bicycle Giveaway for several years. The program, founded by Seneca Falls native Bob Hooper, provides bicycles to children at need at Christmas in Seneca County. Hear from Bob Hooper via telephone and Mike Scaglione in-studio on Monday’s edition of Weber This Week. . more

Car collides with pole near Community Bank in Phelps

Reports indicate that a car collided with at least one utility pole in Phelps on Saturday. The accident happened a little after 2:30 pm, and resulted in one- or two poles being sheered off. Utility companies were called to the scene to contend with the damaged poles, but reports also indicate that the driver was still inside the vehicle when... 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

FLX WEEKLY: An amazing month of October coming to a close in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Weather-wise, this has probably been the greatest October of all-time here in the Finger Lakes. We will all be sad to see it go. Before we turn the page to November we have one final weekend of October and Halloween fun remaining and Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso will get you set with everything you need to know... more

Investigation continues into serious crash that closed Rt. 96

LifeNet was called to the scene of a two-car crash, which happened at Rt. 96 and County Rd. 6 around 3:30 pm. First responders say that Geneva Fire Department set up a landing zone at Exit 42 of the New York State Thruway. However LifeNet was unable to transport. Rt. 96 was shutdown and within moments of authorities arriving on-scene... more

$9.6M in projects funded by state grants in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne counties

Senator Pam Helming today announced that seven towns and villages within the 54th District will receive a combined $9.6 million in state grants for local water infrastructure projects. As Senator, she has led the fight to ensure that New York State prioritizes water infrastructure funding for our local communities in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. “Clean, affordable water isn’t a luxury... 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

Midlakes students disciplined after marijuana use on campus

Another rural school district is disciplining its students for illegal drug use. Monday, we told you the Geneseo Blue Devils were forced to forfeit their season due to allegations of OxyContin use by team members. Friday night, we’re learning several students at Midlakes High School are in trouble for marijuana use in school. The superintendent for the school district confirms marijuana... more

Garage a ‘total loss’ after Phelps fire

On Wednesday, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office was called to the report of a fully-involved fire. Clifton Springs, Phelps, and Oaks Corners fire departments responded to the scene, as well as Phelps Ambulance and Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies for a garage fire. Deputies say the garage was separated from the house, and the structure was deemed a ‘total loss’. Investigators... more

Walters wins Republican primary for Phelps highway superintendent

Phelps Highway Superintendent Terry Featherly was up by five votes in unofficial results after the Sept. 12 Republican primary, against challenger Lee G. Walters. But after last week’s absentee ballot count, Walters is the official winner. Walters beat Featherly in the Sept. 12 primary, with 284 votes, to 279 for Featherly. Walters will now appear on the November ballot for... more

Matt Sickles settling in as Midlakes superintendent

When he decided to transition to a superintendent’s position, Matt Sickles knew the kind of district he wanted to work for and eventually found it at Phelps-Clifton Springs (Midlakes) Central School District. He didn’t necessarily expect to move 200 miles away from where he grew up and spent his entire career, but Midlakes met all of his criteria, so he... more

Groundbreaking for Ontario, Seneca water expansion set for Thursday

Supervisors Norman Teed, Mark Venuti, Gary Westfall and Greg Wadhams and their respective boards invite all area residents and local leaders to attend the groundbreaking for an important economic development initiative impacting the four towns they represent. The project is an inter-municipal water expansion that highlights the success of shared services between the four towns of Phelps, Geneva, Waterloo and... more

Phelps woman charged after investigation finds ‘raw sewage’ inside home

A 33-year-old Phelps woman faces multiple charges after it was reported that living conditions inside her residence were unsanitary and uninhabitable. An investigation involving the Humane Society and Department of Social Services resulted in Renee K. Mobley, 33, of Phelps being charged with 15 counts of animal cruelty, having unlicensed and unvaccinated animals, as well as endangering the welfare of... more
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