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Local law enforcement on lookout for ‘gray death’

The drug is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine, and it can take up to 10 hits of a heroin overdose treatment drug to bring back someone from an overdose. Those are two of the reasons why law enforcement officials are sounding the alarm about “gray death,” a drug police have found in heroin. The effects are amazing, said Canandaigua... more

One hospitalized after accident in Rushville

Deputies in Ontario County responded to an accident on Main St. in Rusvhille, which is also located in the Town of Gorham. Ruth K. Hastings, 66, of Canandaigua and her passengers were stopped in traffic facing south in a 2004 Honda when Brent T. Siwak, 23, of Penn Yan was traveling south on Main St. and failed to observe the... more

Tourism season arrives with parades, beachgoers

The skies this weekend might be dark and cloudy, but across the region spirits will be high as the traditional start of the tourism season arrives with the Memorial Day weekend. The forecast for Saturday calls for cloudy skies and light wind, with highs in the upper 60s, while Sunday grows cloudier through the afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms likely... more

Executive Director of FLX Red Cross talks Lake Ontario flooding, disaster response (podcast)

When it comes to disaster response, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross handles hundreds of events and disasters throughout the calendar year. They also spend a significant amount of time working to prevent disasters. Even training and developing core volunteer staff to respond to various disasters throughout the Finger Lakes Chapter’s six county district takes up a... more

Report: Addiction major driver of local crime

Nearly 2,100 inmates were committed to the Ontario County Jail in 2016. Sadly, many had one thing in common. “The criminal justice system continues to be driven by substance abuse, which is the number one public safety and public health issue in Ontario County,” Sheriff Phil Povero said in his annual report. “Persons with addictions generate thousands of property crimes... more

Boating safety crucial over holiday weekend, as lake levels remain concern

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer. For many, it means getting boats out onto the water. Here in the Finger Lakes — we have plenty of water to boat on. A wet spring, combined with new rules from the International Joint Commission have resulted in increased risk for those taking to the waters of Lake Ontario... more

Forecast improving for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s certainly not going to be a washout. Not by any stretch. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil delivered the news that most of us were hoping for over the last 48 hours. After a rainy Thursday, which made outdoor activity almost impossible, and a mixed bag on Friday, the forecast for the weekend went from damp and dreary, to mostly-dry... more

Legislation would ban type of guardrail from NY roadways

Senator Pam Helming (R,C,I-Canandaigua) announced her co-sponsored bill to make New York State’s roads and highways safer by banning and removing “X-Lite” Guardrail Systems has been approved by the State Senate. The bill would permanently remove “X-Lite” guardrail products from the list of eligible types of materials used for guardrails, ban “X-Lite” and similarly designed products from being installed in... more

Skies turn cloudier as storm system approaches

Clouds will increase on Wednesday as a storm system approaches with a steady rain early Thursday. A complex storm system will creep closer to the Finger Lakes on Wednesday. As this system draws near, clouds will mingle with some limited sunshine. A few showers will also be possible, especially later this afternoon, but most of the day will be dry.... more

Warmer in the FLX ahead of late week storm system

Mild temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, combined with some sunshine filtered through high thin clouds, will make for a couple of nice days. The Finger Lakes will enjoy some nice weather on Tuesday and Wednesday with mild temperatures and dry conditions. As expected, it is a bit cool Tuesday morning with lows in the low and mid 40s. The temperatures will... more

Uber, Lyft battle heads to local level

The New York battle over apps like Uber and Lyft didn’t end when the state legislature approved a ride-hailing system in the state budget last month. It just shifted to the local level. A provision in the state’s new ride-hailing law allows all counties and four major cities — Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse and Buffalo — to block companies like Uber... more

Price-shocked Spectrum cable customers react, ready to cut cord

Former Time Warner Cable customers say sharply higher prices from Charter Communications’ Spectrum brand are making them cut the cord or at least think about it. Dan Beecher, of Camillus, said he called Spectrum twice after his monthly bill for internet, television and phone service jumped from $153 to $187, a 22 percent increase. “Each time, they said, ‘Gee, there’s... more

Injured trooper off breathing tube, improving

The state trooper seriously injured in a traffic stop in Steuben County last week is improving. His condition has been upgraded from critical to guarded, according to Strong Memorial Hospital where Trooper Craig S. Foglia, is a patient. “The breathing tube was removed a couple days ago and I’ve been told, he’s slowly improving every day and we remain optimistic... more

Airbnb has $68M impact on Finger Lakes, says report

Airbnb unveiled a new economic impact report by HR&A Advisors showing that the home-sharing platform generated $68 million in economic activity for the Finger Lakes, with Airbnb guests spending $16 million at local food and beverage establishments. The findings indicate that Airbnb has become an important economic driver in the Finger Lakes, with many guests supporting key industries, including local... more

Goodbye to Yellow Pages? Phone company says not yet

Old-school phone books, once headed for history’s dustbin, have new life. For now. Earlier this year, Frontier Communications sought permission from the New York state Public Service Commission to end the mass delivery of the Yellow Pages business listings book to its customers in Rochester and beyond. In a written filing, the company argued there was limited interest in printed... more

UR Medicine Home Care wins operational excellence award

On May 11th UR Medicine Home Care received the George K. Hansen Exemplar Platinum Award for Operations Excellence at the 11th Annual Greater Rochester Quality Council Showcase and Performance Excellence Awards. GRQC is a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate. The George K. Hansen Exemplar Award is the highest level of achievement, and is only given when an organization demonstrates exceptional... more

Pleasant start to weather week in FLX

Skies will turn sunny Monday afternoon and will remain clear until clouds increase late Wednesday as the next system approaches. Temperatures will rise from the 50s this morning into the upper 60s for a couple hours this afternoon. A cold front late in the day will drop temperatures back into the upper 50s before the sun sets. The sun should... more

Analysis: Upstate home sales on a long recession rebound

When Christine Niskanen and Richard Masters were looking for a home in Binghamton back in 2005, they took their time. Over two years, they visited open houses and collected tipsheets for each one. “We had a pile like this,” Masters said, holding his thumb and forefinger four inches apart while sitting in the dining room of the West Side Colonial... more
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