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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

Former-employees dispute claim that ‘low salaries’ drive resignations in Seneca County

The Seneca Supervisors say it’s time to deal with employee retention. Earlier this year, County Manager John Sheppard released a report highlighting the losses that Seneca County has experienced. It revealed more than 20 vacancies and 47 resignations. The resignations were attributed to salary deficiencies, as Seneca County came in significantly lower than competing counties in the area. Board moving... more

FLX WEEKLY: Memorial Day Weekend 2017 in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 is nearly upon us. Learn about all the events in Waterloo and across the region and get the weather outlook for the three day holiday weekend. Also, some of the great local photos sent in by our users over the last week, a warning for area boaters, and this weekend’s sports line-up. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim... more

Damp Memorial Day weekend forecast in the FLX

Periods of rain are expected late this week and during the Memorial Day weekend, but there will be dry times, too. A large area of rain is moving through the Finger Lakes early Thursday morning. The heaviest of this rain is over the western portions of the Finger Lakes, but more areas will see at least a half-inch of rain... more

From Seneca Falls & Skaneateles fields to ‘Potatoes & Molasses’, on the go…

Potatoes and Molasses, which made its debut Saturday, May 20, at an open house and customer appreciation event hosted by Lune Chocolat, in Manlius, is operated by Kendra and Paul Porter. Since 1996, they’ve been growing organic produce on their 200-acre farm in Seneca Falls and five-acre field in Skaneateles. “What makes our food truck a little bit different is... more

Seneca Co. Investigator seriously hurt in Steuben crash

Steuben County Sheriff James Allard has confirmed that an Investigator with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a serious car accident Sunday morning. He says that there were no witnesses, and the driver, identified as Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigator James Conkey was in his personal vehicle when it left the roadway, went through a ditch, and collided with... more

SFDC holds ‘successful’ community workshop

The Seneca Falls Development Corporation held a community workshop on Monday where residents, business owners, and community leaders gathered to share ideas and explore emerging opportunities for the Town’s ongoing economic development efforts. In addition to working on a draft of tasks, recommendations, and action items for the 2017 Town of Seneca Falls Economic Development Plan, the group heard from... more

Americana Winery’s Woofstock benefits local shelters

Americana Vineyards Winery is is very proud to announce that their new rescue dogs and official winery greeters, Maverick and Lilly, will be hosting their first Woofstock, now in its fifth year, to benefit local shelters and rescues on June 3, from 12 to 7 p.m. at the winery. Kids, pets and parents are all invited and asked to bring... more

Large police presence at Waterloo Outlet Mall on Wednesday

Multiple witnesses at the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall are reporting a significant police presence near Nautica and Wilson Leather on the west side of the center. Those on the scene say that a large volume of merchandise was spread across the ground at the center, as shoppers continued to go in- and out- of the stores. No stores were shut... more

Seneca County’s fight to foreclose on tribe’s tax-delinquent properties gets a reset

Seneca County’s legal battle to foreclose on tax-delinquent Cayuga Indian Nation properties is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court — again. The first time, it got short-circuited when a Rochester law firm missed a crucial filing deadline. That forced the litigation to basically start all over again. At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors Indian Affairs Committee, new... more

Pathway Home hosts ribbon cutting (photo)

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held for Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes located at 1529 Route 414 Seneca Falls. Pathway Home is a comfort care home in Seneca County, providing quality end of life care in a home like setting free of charge to guests. If interested in volunteering, please call (315) 651-1240 or visit pathwayhome.org. more

Waterloo Little Free Libraries seeking young adult books

With the end of the year looming, it’s time to bring in those books for the book drive at Waterloo High School and Little Free Libraries around the community before it ends. In celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the school kicked off a book drive on March 2nd to help fill the Little Free Libraries in the school and community. As... 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

‘Poverty simulation’ a lesson in empathy

There is plenty of poverty in Seneca County, and a special project will allow the public to learn what it’s like to live in poverty. The Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency at 23 Center St. will sponsor a “poverty simulation” from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the gymnasium of the former St. Mary’s School at 25 Center St.  ... more

Attorney requests court deny landfill zoning appeal

The state Court of Appeals should deny the motion filed by Seneca Meadows Landfill, the town of Waterloo and the town Zoning Board of Appeals to either reargue a unanimous Appellate Court ruling that went against them or appeal it to the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. That’s the position of attorney Douglas Zamelis, lawyer for North Road... 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
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