KOLB FOR GOVERNOR: Assembly Leader launches website, campaign for 2018 bid

“I’m Brian Kolb, candidate for Governor to bring honest leadership to New York.” Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is expected to make a formal announcement on Tuesday, but with those words on the website KolbForNewYork.com — the Leader formalized his efforts to make New York better. Kolb currently serves as Assemblyman for all of Ontario, and part of Seneca County.... more

New Victor yoga studio promises breath of fresh air

Inhale the future, exhale the past. Breathe, a yoga studio, organic juice bar and boutique opened in the Victor Crossing Plaza on Monday. The studio offers classes for all levels, a variety of juices and food items, as well as a boutique that has items to support a healthy lifestyle. A grand opening event took place Dec. 2-3, at the... more

Pink power brightens holidays at Otto Tomotto’s in Victor

There is no real answer to the question, What would an Italian restaurant be without a pink flamingo at Christmas time? Because, Otto Tomotto’s Good Italian restaurant already has that one answered, with about 30 plastic pink flamingos of various sizes decked out for the Christmas holidays — including many sporting red Santa hats while others show off fancy plaid... more

Spirited shopping spree planned at Eastview Mall

A program pairing students with law enforcement officers for a holiday shopping spree this Sunday will include more kids and more police. State Police from Troop E in Farmington will be joining forces for the fourth annual Shop With A Sheriff at Eastview Mall. “We are excited with how the program grows each year and the positive impact this event... more

Victor-Farmington Rotary initiates Nicaragua project

Victor-Farmington Rotary Club recently commenced another international project. The La Palma Water Project will involve a $65,000 effort to provide clean water to the small village of La Palma in north central Nicaragua. The village has a deep well, but does not have a distribution system. The Rotary project will supply a pump and chlorinator, tank and distribution piping to... more

Victor ponders Route 96 bypass to alleviate congestion

Victor has been a driving force for the county’s economy and its growing population, but the effect on the community has not been all positive. Traffic jams on Route 96 — and in particular Main Street in the village — are an everyday occurrence. The town has been working with various government agencies to come up with solutions to the... more

Finger Lakes Technologies Group to become FirstLight after merger

FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”). The latest acquisition is just one of several that FirstLight has successfully completed during the last twelve months, as FirstLight acquired and combined operations with both Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications and also announced the... more

Geneva nips Lyons on late Porter lay-up; South Seneca girls start 2-0 (W-FL round-up 12/1)

With Lyons junior standout Justice Smith sidelined with foul trouble for much of Friday night’s opening round game against Geneva at the Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic,59 Coach Brian Miller’s Panthers were able to stick around just long enough to gut out a 46-45 win on a driving lay-up from Adrian Porter in the waning second of the fourth quarter…... more

South Seneca, Penn Yan plans for ‘smart’ tech approved by NYS

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the approval of 88 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $75.6 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act – a sweeping education technology initiative first proposed by the Governor and overwhelmingly approved by voters. The investments authorized today will modernize... more

Irondequoit duo charged with endangering child after Eastview Mall fight

Deputies arrested an Irondequoit duo at Eastview Mall on Tuesday for endangering the welfare of a child after an incident during the afternoon hours at the shopping center. Deputies say Austin Q. Martin, 26, and Goya S. Morgan, 41, were both charged with endangering the welfare of a child after engaging in a physical altercation in the immediate presence of... more

Victor schools noted as national standout for phys ed

When SHAPE America was recently looking for schools that exemplify a shift in health and physical education with an emphasis on being active for life, its independent New York state affiliate cited the Victor Central School District. Colleen Corsi, executive director of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, said Victor’s was the first program... more

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

Man accused of threatening woman in front of child in Victor

A 40-year-old Albany man was arrested after an investigation into a domestic incident on County Road 42 in Victor involving a female and child. When deputies arrived around 11:27 pm on November 24th they found Gregory S. Leszyk, of Albany belligerent and aggressive toward the female, while in the presence of the child. He was arrested and charged with endangering... more

Utica man worked with another to steal from Eastview Mall

Deputies say a Utica man was arrested on a grand larceny charge at Eastview Mall after working with another shopper to steal more than $1,600 worth of merchandise. Deputies say Michael Leggett, 49, of Utica was arrested at the Victor shopping mall when he worked in concert with another male to steal $1,673.50 worth of merchandise from Macy’s. He was... more

Tax rate stable in 2018 Ontario County budget

Spending and the property tax levy are up in the 2018 Ontario County budget, although the tax rate will be the same as this year. The $223.7 million budget was approved at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Spending is up 2.31 percent over the 2017 budget of $218.7 million. Next year’s tax levy is $57.3 million, a 3.2-percent increase... more

Victor man grows from raising crops to cultivating careers

David D. Reh, a successful Victor businessman, remembers going to his grandfather’s Orchard Park farm when he was a boy, driving a tractor to help with the hay baling. At 12, he began leasing land from neighbors and increased his planting of cauliflower, tomatoes and various grains. Now, Reh, founder and owner of Ravenwood Golf Club, enjoys helping young people... more

FLX WEEKLY: Thanksgiving Weekend Edition (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi live inside the FingerLakes1.com Studios for a special Thanksgiving holiday edition of FLX Weekly. Find out everything that’s happening in the region over the next few days, get your weekend weather outlook, discuss the top local news stories of the week and check out our favorite photos of the week. . more
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