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INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

Amerks announce 2018-19 regular season schedule

The Rochester Americans announced today their schedule for the 2018-19 American Hockey League regular-season. The Amerks will open their 63rd AHL season – and 37th as the affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres – on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:05 p.m. against the Charlotte Checkers at The Blue Cross Arena. The Home Opener will be part of a season-opening three-game homestand... more

Comfortable mid-week weather in FLX, before heat returns late-week

There’s a cold front passing through the region on Tuesday, but don’t bank on much rain. The Finger Lakes will remain almost completely dry – with only a few passing showers registering on the radar as a cold front passes through. The front will dry things out, and remove the humidity that built into the air on Monday. However, the... more

FLX FORECAST: Get out and enjoy the mild, dry weather this weekend

Relief is here. A comfortable summer weekend has arrived in the Finger Lakes – with the high heat, and humidity subsiding after the passage of a cold front. Cooler, drier air is taking over the region, and will remain in place throughout the weekend. Rain chances will be non-existent until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, when temperatures will again... more

CHANGE ALMOST HERE: Strong storms moving through tonight, cooler Friday in the Finger Lakes

The heat is on for one more day in the Finger Lakes as cooler air slowly approaches the region behind some strong thunderstorms. Some of the storms currently moving through the Finger Lakes could produce heavy rain. There is an 80% chance all Finger Lakes residents will experience one of these passing storms. The storms will continue to move through... more

Thunderstorms rip through the Finger Lakes on Monday

Severe thunderstorms moved through our area Monday afternoon and into the evening, mostly south of the Thruway to the west and through the central/southern Finger Lakes. These storms packed a punch with strong lightning and torrential downpours causing flash flooding and downed trees and power lines. NYSEG reported over 20,000 Finger Lakes residents lost power, many who remain in the... more

Rochester man accused of selling heroin, fentanyl in Canandaigua

On June 29th at approximately 5:00 pm, police arrested a 25-year-old Rochester man in Canandaigua following an investigation into the sale of heroin and fentanyl in Canandaigua. Kenneth M. Holmes, of Rochester was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. It’s alleged that Holmes sold fentanyl and heroin while in the City of Canandaigua over... more

Felony DWI charge for Rochester driver in Fayette

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday at approximately 7:22 pm a 39-year-old Rochester woman was arrested for felony DWI after a traffic stop in Seneca County. Barbara Gonzalez, 39, was charged with felony DWI due to a conviction in the last ten years, as well as aggravated DWI for having a BAC higher than .18 percent. She... more

Man arrested twice in same day after pair of Seneca Falls domestic incidents

On Sunday around 10:01 am the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 35-year-old Greece resident following a domestic incident. James R. Calaci, 35, of Greece allegedly restrained and pushed a female victim who was trying to contact the police for assistance during an argument. He was charged with unlawful imprisonment and harassment. Police say Calaci was arraigned in... more

How to protect your pet from firework stress on July Fourth

More dogs run away during the Fourth of July than any other day of the year according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Although many people have fun during the holiday, the booming fireworks and noisy celebrations can be very nerve-wracking for any animal — not just dogs. “It can be stressful for any pet... more

State DEC crews battle plant causing burns and blindness

State DEC crews are out in full force battling against a plant that can cause burns and blindness. It’s called giant hogweed. The sap inside the towering plant can cause burns on your skin if it is exposed to the sun. Crews use herbicide to kill the plant without killing pollinators like bees and butterflies. While Livingston, Monroe, and Wayne... more

BRINGING THE HEAT: Hottest weather since 2012 moves into the Finger Lakes

Heat advisories have been issued, and officials are urging for the elderly and young to use extreme caution. In an advisory on Thursday, New York State Office for the Aging Director Greg Olsen warned that older adults, specifically those who are low-income, live alone, have chronic conditions or take certain medications are more at risk for heat-related illnesses. “Extreme heat... more

PRIMARY RESULTS: Della Pia, Mitrano separated by 26 votes before absentee ballots counted

While there were multiple contested, primary races on Tuesday worth watching – only one of them will last into absentee counting. Joe Morelle and Dana Balter captured the most votes in the 25th and 24th districts respectively. Democrats selected Morelle, the New York State Assembly Majority Leader to vie to succeed Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Democrat who passed away earlier... more

MRB Group announces Merger, Expansion

MRB Group recently announced the decision to join forces with Chatfield Engineers in a move that further expands its municipal services team and broadens the spectrum of services to clients of both firms. “In order to serve the increasing needs of clients, we also need to grow and evolve,” said Ryan Colvin, PE, President of MRB Group. “The decision to... more

Blue-Green Algae: The summer guest Honeoye didn’t invite

In the Finger Lakes, summertime is highly anticipated and upon arrival, cherished. The temperament of Upstate New York isn’t exactly amiable for a good part of the year, so when people can be on or near the lake — enjoying the sunshine — they take full advantage. Something has been threatening this prized lake time in recent years, to the... more

Finger Lakes or bust: how wineries are taking innovative approaches to changing climate

The winters of 2014 and 2015 dealt Tom and Susan Higgins, the owners of Heart & Hands Wine Co. in the Finger Lakes, a one-two punch that left them concerned about the viability of their business. It started with the fierce winter of 2014. January and February temperatures were a roller coaster ride from highs near 50, rapidly dipping down... more

Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester receives $300K award

Senator Pam Helming announced that the New York State Senate passed a Senate Resolution awarding $300,000 to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. This critical funding will assist BCCR with its continued outreach and support services to those impacted by breast cancer in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester is an independent, grassroots organization dedicated to... more
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