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ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Rematch comes early for Groton, Lansing

Groton and Lansing will get their re-match immediately out of the gate back in the Bobcats’ house at Sobus Field in Lansing Friday afternoon in a Section IV Class C girls soccer quarterfinal match-up. Groton, seeded fifth, and Lansing, seeded fourth, were given automatic byes into the final eight teams along with No. 1 Trumansburg, No. 2 Unadilla Valley and... more

Groton goes back-to-back for IAC Small title

For most of the game it was Groton’s midfield setting up leading scorer Lauren Reeves, who had three prime opportunities in the first half of the IAC Small School girls soccer championship game at Tompkins Cortland Community College Saturday afternoon. The game-winner, though, came off a pass from Reeves to Maggie Ossit with 16:43 left on the game clock. It... more

Three residents evacuate as fire destroys Groton house

Three Groton residents were able to escape from a house that was destroyed by a fire during a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters received a report of a fire at 470 Pleasant Valley Road around 3 p.m., according to the Tompkins County Emergency Dispatch Center. They arrived at the scene at 3:08 p.m. The fire had spread throughout the house before... more

Court strikes down Groton lockdown law, citing First Amendment

A court last Thursday struck down a lockdown law in the Village of Groton in Tompkins County, saying it violated residents’ First Amendment rights by penalizing them for making 911 calls. The ruling, which came from the New York State Supreme Court Third Appellate Division, could have implications for the City of Binghamton, where a lockdown law served as a... more

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which poses no threat to humans, causes hemorrhaging of fish tissue and internal organs. It has impacted fish populations... more

Attorney General: Massive heroin network busted up in the Finger Lakes

A massive 217-count indictment named 31 people in the Finger Lakes, and according to many state officials — could have taken a serious amount of heroin off the streets. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the indictment on Wednesday, which included New York, Bronx, Queens, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties. “Today’s arrests should send the message to those terrorizing and... more

The craziest softball game Groton may have ever seen

Groton defeated visiting Lansing, 17-10, on senior night Tuesday at the Groton Elementary School field. All 17 runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Indians trailing 10-0. “It was amazing,” said Groton head coach Ed Dow, who has been a modified and varsity coach at Groton for more than two decades. “I’ve never been in a... more

Teen ticketed in Groton school bus crash

A teenager was ticketed for failure to stop at a stop sign as the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a crash involving a Groton Central School District bus on Friday. Deputies responded to a call at about 3:10 p.m. at the intersection of West Groton Road and Bossard Road in the Town of Groton for a personal-injury vehicle... more

Groton, Dryden rivalry heats up with father-son softball connection

From the Dryden Lion dugout on a 70 degree Friday afternoon, Ed Dow yelled out to his shortstop. “Take a step,” he yelled, motioning for Lindsey Goodenough to move closer to second base. Kelly Malepe wound up, delivered the pitch and without hesitation Groton’s Paige Graham broke from first to second. Catcher Amy Gardner didn’t hesitate either, swiftly throwing down... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Kiwanis Club recognizes Dryden and Groton officers

The Ithaca Kiwanis Club recognized the Groton and Dryden police departments during its officer of the month recognition luncheon on Monday at Kendal at Ithaca. Sitting at the recognition table were Lt. Tim Williams of the Groton Police Department; Mackenzie Covert, a patrol officer for the Dryden Police Department; and Deb Lawrence, a part-time sergeant for the Dryden Police Department.... more

ELECTION RESULTS: Winners and losers from village contests (full-coverage)

The surprise from Tuesday’s slate of village elections was the loss of incumbent Waterloo Trustee David Duprey who has served on the board since 1996. In races that generated very few votes — Democrat Gina Suffredini and Republican John Butlak both secured seats on the Village Board. Butlak received 250 votes, while Suffredini secured 213. While there are still 44... more

Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

After officials released information outlining the possibility of eight overdoses in a short period of time — Ithaca and Tompkins County added another potential two overdoses to that list. Heroin has become one of the biggest, if not the outright biggest fight that local and state officials are trying to combat. The Ithaca Voice has extended coverage on the recent... more

Tractor-trailer rollover on Rt. 34B in Groton

An accident in Groton has resulted in part of Route 34B and Peruville Road being temporarily shut down. According to the Ithaca Voice, the crash was caused by slippery road conditions, according to Lt. Daniel Donahue of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. The tractor-trailer slid off the road and entered the ditch, where the trailer overturned but the tractor stayed... more

Man sent to prison for attacking ex-girlfriend in Cayuga County

A Tompkins County man will spend the next one to three years in prison for attacking his ex-girlfriend in Auburn last summer. Harry R. White, 31, of Groton, was arrested in August 2016 after an altercation with his ex-girlfriend. At the time, the Auburn Police Department said an argument broke out between White and the victim on Lansing Street where... more
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