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FLX WEEKLY: Yet another warm, wonderful October weekend (podcast)

We’ve passed the mid-point of the month of October in the Finger Lakes but we will be treated to yet another unseasonably warm weekend filled with great local events and outdoor activity options. Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi fill you in on all the details including the weekend sports line-up, top local headlines of the week and the... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Three bundles of joy

Just like the Beatles once sang… “We’re talking about boys…”   And they are bundles of joy! This week at the Beverly Animal Shelter, there are 2 more canine boys and 1 fine feline boy. Wouldn’t you like some joy in your life? Season 1 Kittens, aged 3 to 5+ months old, continue to become available for adoption. If you are... more

2017 Section V high school football play-off brackets

The top eight teams from each classification across Section V will begin first round postseason action as Sectional football action gets underway on Friday and Saturday. Check out all the match-ups and tournament brackets below… – Get game results and Connors & Ferris Bowl matchups at SectionVFootball.org more

HIGH SCHOOL X-COUNTRY: Records fall at Waterloo

Napoleon’s vaunted army fell at Waterloo more than 200 years ago. It’s still talked about to this day. Now, something else has fallen at Waterloo. Although this event may not receive the recognition of that battle in Belgium back in 1815, it’s certainly noteworthy in its own right. Both the boys and girls course records toppled at Waterloo’s quad meet... more

Waterloo native, Tom Coughlin receives Arents Award in Syracuse (video)

Waterloo native, Syracuse alum and Super Bowl champion head coach Tom Coughlin came back to the Syracuse campus to receive the Arents Award, the University’s top alumni honor earlier this month. In the interview below with Matt Park, Coughlin talks about the award and mentions his hometown of Waterloo…   more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Guests who have inspired in the past year (podcast)

Melissa Killeleagh is back for her October episode of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.com. This is the one-year anniversary of The Melissa Killeleagh Show and you’ll hear from five guests who have appeared on the podcast since it debuted back on October 18, 2016. .   more

Union member: Waterloo teachers deserve pay raise

The school district’s 162 teachers deserve to be fairly compensated for their work. That’s the opinion of elementary school psychologist Jim Elkins in a statement read to the school board Monday. Elkins said he is speaking for himself, not the officers of the Waterloo Education Association, its union members or the negotiating committee. “The WEA contract with the district was... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Samantha Pundt, Emily Bogart & Rachel Sullivan of Mynderse varsity tennis in-studio (podcast)

Mynderse Academy senior varsity tennis players Samantha Pundt, Emily Bogart and Rachel Sullivan are in-studio after winning the program’s third straight Section V Class CC championship on Monday afternoon’s edition of Weber This Week… .   more

Teens charged in Waterloo burglary investigation

At least two teens face charges following a burglary investigation in Waterloo. Police say the incident took place in September at a residence located in the Village of Waterloo. The teens were charged and one additional arrest is pending, according to police, who say that the group entered the residence unlawfully and tampered with property at the location. The teens... more

$9.6M in projects funded by state grants in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne counties

Senator Pam Helming today announced that seven towns and villages within the 54th District will receive a combined $9.6 million in state grants for local water infrastructure projects. As Senator, she has led the fight to ensure that New York State prioritizes water infrastructure funding for our local communities in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. “Clean, affordable water isn’t a luxury... more

Waterloo man arrested after Seneca Falls domestic incident

On Saturday around 2:09 pm the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 48-year-old Waterloo man for criminal obstruction of breathing after a domestic incident that took place in Seneca Falls. Police say Abraham Shammah, 48, of Waterloo put his hands forcibly around the neck of a female victim, which resulted in her not being able to breathe. She was uninjured,... more

Directors sought for Seneca Community Players 46th season

Seneca Community Players is seeking theatre directors from throughout the region to participate in their 46th season of providing live theatre in the Finger Lakes. Individuals of all experience levels, from first time directors to seasoned veterans, are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. Proposals for dramatic, comedic and musical productions of any length are welcome. Opportunities for a... more

Waterloo school board to tweak effort to sell Main St. building

Back in 2013, the school board approved a motion authorizing the sale of the vacant Main Street School building. The sale hasn’t happened, but school officials are still interested in selling the iconic school, built in 1928. The school district’s attorney has re-examined the 2013 resolution and determined that it lacked some minor legal language. Monday night, the board will... more

Multiple felony drug charges for Waterloo man after bust

On October 12th at about 6:00 am, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at 346 Waterloo/Geneva Rd. in the Town of Waterloo. As a result of the search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators seized a quantity of crack cocaine, United States Currency, and packaging material commonly used in the sale of illicit drugs. One of... more

$17M on way to FLX to fix aging infrastructure

A growing number of MRB Group clients will be receiving substantial financial support for water infrastructure, thanks to a grant opportunity created by a new funding source initiated in 2017. The Clean Water Infrastructure Act, adopted earlier this year, created a much needed focus on improvements to aging infrastructure that threatens waterways and drinking water sources. Recently announced awards included... more

CEO: Waterloo Holiday Inn will become Quality Inn this winter

The hotel market is evolving. In 2018, the Holiday Inn located in Waterloo will transition into a Quality Inn, according to Charter One Hotels & Resorts, Inc. CEO John Balliett who spoke with FingerLakes1.com exclusively on Wednesday about the move. “We have decided to make a change from Holiday Inn to Choice Hotel’s Quality brand,” he explained. “But our decision... more
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