LISTEN LIVE AT 6 PM: #1 Mynderse hosts #8 Wellsville in Class B quarterfinal on FL1 Sports

The top seeded Mynderse Academy Blue Devils host the #8 Wellsville Tigers in the quarterfinal round of the 2018 Section V Class B quarterfinals on Saturday night at 6 pm on FL1 Radio. Jim Sinicropi and Matt Verkey have the call for FL1 Sports, live at 6 pm on FingerLakes1.com Radio. The game will be posted or re-streamed with full... more

Hearing on Ludovico Trail will be held at SF Municipal Building despite capacity concerns

Taking the advice of two different attorneys, Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro says the venue of the public hearing scheduled for March 6th will not be changed. While he initially considered changing the venue — Lazzaro said that after getting two legal opinions — there wouldn’t be enough time to change the venue of the session. The necessity of... more

Saturday will be quiet, but Sunday to feature heavy rain, high winds for parts of FLX

It’s going to be an active weather weekend, as forecasters pin down the rain, wind, and changing temperatures that are expected here in the Finger Lakes over the next 48 hours. – A stalled out frontal boundary is going to cause a couple areas of low pressure to move through the region, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. –... more

Whitman, Lyons boys advance, Midlakes girls roll into semis (W-FL round-up 2/23)

The quarterfinal round of the Section V boys and girls postseason tournament began on Friday night and saw five Wayne-Finger Lakes teams eliminated. On the boys side, Lyons would advance with a win in their final game at the Atwood Gymnasium of the season and the Marcus Whitman Wildcats defeated LeRoy by 1 on a last second three-pointer from Riley... more

Multiple departments battle structure fire along Seneca Lake in Lodi

Crews in Southern Seneca County are responding to 9180 Rhodes Road for a working structure fire. Lodi, Interlaken, and Ovid fire departments were dispatched to the Rhodes Road structure, which was fully-involved when the first crews arrived on-scene. Scanner traffic indicated that a tanker task force was requested to the scene. First responders were having a difficult time getting down... more

Soggy weekend on way for the Finger Lakes

It’s going to be an active weather weekend in the Finger Lakes, but it’ll be one that doesn’t include snow in the forecast. For late-February, it’s a welcomed sight for many in the region. – Scattered showers will transition into a steadier rain on Friday, with the heaviest, steadiest precipitation falling before nighttime. Temperatures on Friday will hover in the... more

Seneca County joins effort to get state funds for jail inmate substance abuse treatment

As of Wednesday, 104 people were incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility in Romulus. County mental health and jail officials said 75 to 90 percent of them have mild, moderate or severe substance abuse and addiction problems. In many cases, their addiction was the underlying cause of their arrests. Seneca County has paid for Tania Doverspike, a full-time substance... more

UPDATE: Child transported to GGH after drunk driving crash in Seneca Falls (photos)

Police say a Romulus man was charged with DWI under Leandra’s Law after a crash in Seneca Falls resulted in the driver’s 1-year-old daughter being sent to Geneva General Hospital with minor injuries. On Wednesday at approximately 9:09 p.m. the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Leonard R. Carlsen, 28, of Romulus on multiple charges after a crash on Kingdom Road.... more

Hundreds of thousands in funding delivered for aging septic systems in Finger Lakes

Senator Pam Helming announced $1.1 million in funding to improve water quality through the replacement of aging septic systems in communities across the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. The funding was secured through last year’s budget, and it required an intense fight on behalf of residents in the 54th District, according to Helming. “The Septic Tank Rebate Program will give local communities... more

Deputies: Waterloo man gave false ID at traffic stop, charged with impersonation

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Waterloo man following a traffic stop on State Route 96 after providing authorities with a false identity. Paul J. Kesterson, 29, of Waterloo was charged with criminal impersonation after the traffic stop in Phelps where he provided an identity, which law enforcement knew not to be accurate. He was also issued a traffic citation... more

Algae summits battle the blooms in region

Will summer 2018 bring another scourge of algae to the Finger Lakes? A $65 million project to combat harmful algae blooms at select water bodies in the state is bringing in national experts to work with state and local leaders in battling the blooms that pose a hazard to health and drinking water — not to mention an economic blow... more

Tops Friendly Markets files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Tops Friendly Markets LLC has filed for reorganizational bankruptcy, known as Chapter 11. It’s a move to eliminate debt and position the company for success moving forward. The company employs over 14,000 workers, and according to reports, most stores that are good performers in New York and Pennsylvania will remain open. That said, the company has a debt problem that... more

FLX WEEKLY: The dog days of winter & Facebook birthdays (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso for a look at your upcoming weekend in the Finger Lakes and a round-up of the top news, local photos and activities at FingerLakes1.com this week. Will the extraordinarily warm weather continue. Is spring finally here? Also, how do you handle your birthday on Facebook? . more

Second night of Sectionals opening round sees 13 W-FL teams advance (W-FL round-up 2/21)

The opening round of Sectional play is complete and the quarterfinal match-ups are set for the boys and girls Section V basketball postseason tournaments. Of the 42 Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls teams that are competing amongst Section V opponents, just 19 are still alive. Check out all the results from Wednesday night’s games in each classification below… – Looking... more

Organizers talk history, appeal of Ludovico Trail in Seneca Falls ahead of public hearing (video)

In 1998 businessman Frank J. Ludovico gave the canal side property along Bayard Street, which was an abandoned railroad bed to Wilhelmina Pusmucans to establish a Sculpture Trail. While the trail has evolved, grown, and become a prominent part of Seneca Falls — an eminent domain process, which was initiated by the Town of Seneca Falls by calling for a... more

Sheriff Luce: Woman faces 16 charges after stealing credit cards, using them 172 times

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a Rochester woman was taken into custody on Tuesday after an extensive investigation into stolen credit cards at the del Lago Resort & Casino. At approximately 10:30 a.m. investigators arrested a 41-year-old woman on multiple charges related to the use of stolen credit cards after an incident last year. Michelle M. Richardson, 41, was... more

Temporary shift back to winter as light accumulation expected on Thursday

Light snow and ice accumulations are possible for the Southern Tier on Thursday, as colder air works into the region. While the Finger Lakes enjoyed 60+ degree weather for two straight days — it’s back to ‘reality’ for at least one — as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for some of the region. In the... more

Wayne Brady coming to del Lago’s ‘Vine’ this spring

Del Lago Resort & Casin announced five-time Emmy award winner and Grammy nominee, Wayne Brady as an upcoming performer in May. He will be performing two shows at The Vine on Saturday, May 5th at 5 pm and 8 pm. Wayne Brady is a true show biz renaissance man. Actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter ­¾ he’s done it all throughout... more
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