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Mynderse, Penn Yan & Wayne notch East wins; Bloomfield girls edge Whitman (W-FL round-up 12/15)

Three of the top contenders for the Finger Lakes East title each recorded wins on Friday night. In Wayne County action Lyons defended home court against Gananda and it was an emotional night in Marion. On the girls’ side, Bloomfield snuck by Marcus Whitman in Rushville as the Bombers’ Braelin Scott recorded her 6th straight double-double. Full results below… W-FL... more

Sheriff: Seneca Falls woman charged with grand larceny, identity theft

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on December 8th at 10:00 am investigators arrested a Seneca Falls woman at the conclusion of a larceny investigation, which involved identity theft. Kayla M. Voit, 20, of Seneca Falls was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree identity theft, and two counts of petit larceny. Two of the four charges are Class E... more

Deputies: Romulus man was drunk during crash

On December 13th around 8:20 pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Bromka Road near Log City Road. The vehicle’s operator, Daniel M. Barton, 53, of Romulus was eastbound on Bromka Road when he crashed into the ditch. Upon further investigation Deputies determined that Barton was intoxicated, and was arrested for DWI. Sheriff’s Deputies issued... more

Inside the FLX: Joseph Campbell, Yvonne Taylor talk environmental issues in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On episode #87 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso is joined by Joseph Campbell and Yvonne Taylor, who are President and Vice President of Gas Free Seneca and Seneca Lake Guardian, a Waterkeeper Affiliate. They were in-studio to talk about a number of environmental issues that have made headlines in recent months. Both have worked tirelessly to develop... more

Seneca Sheriff: Investigators make pair of welfare fraud arrests within an hour

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce announced the arrest of two subjects following a welfare fraud investigation. Sheriff Luce reports that on Thursday at approximately 12:53 pm investigators arrested Jeremy U. Trapp, 32, of Waterloo on three counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The charges are Class E felonies, according to Luce, who reported that Trapp failed to... more

FLX FORECAST: Travel could be challenging Friday night, Saturday morning

The active weather pattern that the region has been locked into over the last week or two will continue into the weekend, with the threat of snow showers, squalls, up-and-down temperatures, and much more. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil the weather will get dicey again late-Friday into Saturday when winds will swing from the northwest around to the... more

FLX WEEKLY: Round-up your wintry week in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso recap the past Wonderful Life weekend in Seneca Falls, talk about the first snowfall of the year, Brian Kolb’s bid for governor, the weather for the December weekend ahead, and some great local photos taken in the past week here in the Finger Lakes. . more

Sheriff: Prisoner possessed marijuana during shakedown

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a Seneca County Correctional Facility prisoner for promoting prison contraband. Luce says Tyler J. Lambert, 20, was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana. He is accused of possessing marijuana and a lighter on December 10th while incarcerated at the facility. This incident was due to a... more

Wickham ends tenure as manager of Empire Farm Days

Melanie Wickham’s name is nearly synonymous with Empire Farm Days. After 32 years as organizer and manager of the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast, Wickham is leaving. A town of Seneca resident in Ontario County, Wickham has served as executive director of the Empire State Potato Growers Inc., which sponsors Empire Farm Days every August. Since 1988,... more

Tourism assets expand as Finger Lakes region grows with new businesses

The last 12 months have seen a significant amount of growth in the Finger Lakes Region, with new businesses opening and attractions, accommodations, culinary options, and more being added to the popular vacation region. According to the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC) – the official tourism promotion agency of the Finger Lakes Region as recognized by I Love NY... more

Teens charged after physical altercation in Seneca Falls

On December 8th police responded to a report of teens engaging in a physical altercation. While names are being withheld, the Seneca Falls Police Department reports that the fighting had ceased by the time they arrived. No injuries were reported, according to police. The teens were both charged with Disorderly Conduct and released on appearance tickets. They are to appear... more

KOLB FOR GOVERNOR: Assembly Leader launches website, campaign for 2018 bid

“I’m Brian Kolb, candidate for Governor to bring honest leadership to New York.” Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is expected to make a formal announcement on Tuesday, but with those words on the website KolbForNewYork.com — the Leader formalized his efforts to make New York better. Kolb currently serves as Assemblyman for all of Ontario, and part of Seneca County.... more

Depot subdivision on Seneca County Planning Board agenda

The Seneca County Planning Board Thursday will review a proposed subdivision of 74.5 acres of land at the former Seneca Army Depot. The county Industrial Development Agency is planning to subdivide the parcel prior to transferring the land to Earl Martin as the location of his Seneca Iron Works manufacturing operation, now in Fayette. The land would be split off... more

Forde named village public works superintendent in Waterloo

Mike Forde will take over as superintendent of this Seneca County village’s Department of Public Works Friday. The Village Board appointed the Waterloo native to the position at Monday’s meeting. The vote was unanimous. Forde succeeds Steve Ward, who is retiring Thursday following a career that spanned 26-plus years. Forde, a 1988 Waterloo High School graduate, has worked under Ward... more

Supervisors question Romulus incinerator, send waste disposal law back to committee

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors did not want to move forward with a resolution proposed by outgoing, at-large Seneca Falls Supervisor Steve Churchill. The room was packed Tuesday with residents and business owners from throughout the region voicing opposition to Circular EnerG’s waste-to-energy incinerator proposal. Many of those who spoke also voiced support for a resolution before the Board... more

Geitner’s 50 points lift Bloomfield over Honeoye in 2 OT thriller (W-FL round-up 12/12)

It took 2 overtimes on Tuesday night but the Bloomfield Bombers survived a trip to Honeoye to escape with a 101-99 win in the most exciting game of the year in the Wayne-Finger Lakes. Bloomfield senior Patrick Geitner exploded for nearly half of his team’s output ending with an incredible 50 points. Even more impressive, just 6 of the 50... more

Seneca Falls teen charged with harassment, disorderly conduct after altercation

The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a 17-year-old male following a physical altercation with another teenage male on December 7th. Police say the teen, who is not being identified, was charged with second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct. He is accused of engaging in a physical altercation with another teen while in a public setting. The 17-year-old’s identity... more
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