Pittsford hands No. 1 Victor first loss in Section V since 2015

The Pittsford Panthers pulled down Victor, 16-6, Friday night, and may have elevated themselves to the unofficial title of Section V’s top team. There are people behind the team at McQuaid who may disagree. Pittsford went into the Monroe County league game at Victor at No. 3 in the Democrat and Chronicle Large-Schools Coaches’ Poll, while the Blue Devils were... more

Rochester man busted in crack cocaine investigation in Canandaigua

On Thursday at approximately 5 pm members of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested a 37-year-old Rochester resident as part of a crack cocaine investigation. Investigators say that Louis D. Powell, of Rochester was charged with second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. It is alleged that Powell sold crack cocaine while in the City of Canandaigua. As result, he was... more

DEBRIEF: Geneva deals with policing challenges, Local Law No. 2 shot down (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast, Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine talk about ongoing issues in Seneca Falls and Geneva, as well as dialogue at the state-level regarding higher education. Watch the stream below, or check out the audio-only version in the player above: . more

Students struggle with loan default, program completion at some local colleges

College is difficult. Two stories featured on Syracuse.com look at higher education in Upstate New York. In particular, both focus on colleges with the highest rates of default for federal borrowers. The numbers show that students at community colleges often struggle with loan repayment. Those same numbers also show that students at technical schools and community colleges struggle with completing... more

FL Community Health gets $175K grant

Finger Lakes Community Health has been awarded a $175,700 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant was announced by Rep. Tom Reed, R-23 of Corning, whose district includes Yates County. Finger Lakes Community Health, based in Penn Yan, was founded in 1989 as a provider of health care for agricultural workers. A federally qualified health... more

Deputies: Driver faces multiple charges after DWAI crash with child

A 31-year-old Rochester man faces multiple charges after a one-car accident in South Bristol on Tuesday. Tyler Curls, 31, of Rochester has been charged with aggravated driving while ability impaired with a child less than 16-years-old, as well as driving while ability impaired by drugs. The 15-year-old passenger was treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to deputies. Curls... more

Stunning weather for the Finger Lakes this week

Fall? Who said anything about fall. The next week looks as summer-like as the region saw all year, as temperatures look to sit at, or just above 80 degrees through the weekend. Check out the extended forecast below: Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Tuesday Night Mostly clear,... more

Voters turnout in primary exercise on Tuesday in the FLX (full-results)

Some results were surprising, others were expected, but all of them are unofficial. Tuesday’s primary races saw good turnout numbers, but given how many high-profile races were shaping up in the region — it wasn’t a surprise to many. In Ontario County James Ritts successfully defeated Kitty Karle for the Republican line in November’s election. While Karle was leading the... more

Irma in the Finger Lakes? Slight chance of rain on Wednesday

It’s not going to be a washout, and a large portion of the region will likely remain dry. That’s the word from the National Weather Service and FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil who both note that even with Irma moisture being pushed into the region — it’s significantly weakened, which means a stray shower or thunderstorm is all that will... more

Gas prices soar, up 30 cents nationally from Harvey, Irma

Gas prices — and the wallets of commuters throughout the U.S. — continue to be walloped in the wake of two catastrophic hurricanes, AAA reported Monday, with the average price for regular unleaded up 30 cents over the past week to $2.67 a gallon. The New York state average has jumped 35 cents over the past two weeks to $2.83... more

FLX apple crop is bountiful, tasty

There was a time not so long ago when New York’s apple farms were struggling. Competing against cheap, imported apple juice from China, the market for its own juice varieties was drying up quickly, leaving many farms with bottom lines as red as the fruit on their trees. Partly out of necessity, the industry here changed. Some marginal operations left... more

Weather turns around for the Finger Lakes this week

It’s going to be a quiet weather week in the Finger Lakes, according to local meteorologists and the National Weather Service. It’s a welcomed change after the cool, damp, and generally unsettled weather that has made it feel like October, instead of early-September the last several days. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that high pressure is going to dominate... more

Finger Lakes tourism clout noted in study

The Finger Lakes region continues to grow as a tourism destination and is providing a big boost to the economy, a new report says. The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council — comprised of tourism agencies from Rochester to Syracuse — reported that visitor spending in the “Finger Lakes Vacation” region grew by 2.1 percent in 2016 to $3 billion, supporting... more

NWS: Showers will develop throughout day in FLX

Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast again on Thursday, and even though the next several days look rainy — a clearing is in the offing. The National Weather Service says that the risk for showers will decrease each day between Thursday and the end of the weekend — but after that — things will really turn around. An extended... more

FL schools turning to social media more and more

It’s not just the chillier evenings and sales on school supplies that signal another school year is at hand. If you take a look at school district websites or follow your own district on social media, the signs have been there for weeks. In this age of instant information, usually on a mobile phone, Finger Lakes area school districts are... more

Red Wings win final game, but miss out on playoffs

The Rochester Red Wings did what they needed to do Monday afternoon, easily beating Pawtucket at home, but it wasn’t enough for the playoffs. Two homeruns in the seventh inning allowed the Red Wings to take down the PawSox, 10-1, in front of a packed crowd at Frontier Field. But, after dropping its game on Sunday, the Red Wings needed... more

Finger Lakes sees cooler-than-normal temps this week

The unofficial end of summer has passed. This week, kids will go back to school, temperatures will feel like fall — and the risk of rain exists almost every day. A cold front that moved through overnight will leave temperatures struggling to reach the 70 degree mark. The scattered showers should be moved out of the area by 1 pm,... more

FLX Forecast: Rainy day Sunday, warm up arrives for Labor Day

Get ready for some rain. Much of the day Saturday will be dry, but Sunday morning- and afternoon looks to be a near-washout. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil rain will enter the Finger Lakes after 6 pm on Saturday, becoming steady overnight, and lasting into the early-afternoon hours on Sunday. Montreuil says that between 1.5 and 2 inches... more
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