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INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

Drunk driver crashes through barn, destroys stored Mustang in Palmyra

State Police out of Lyons received a 911 call from a driver on Saturday at 3:26 a.m., stating he just plowed through a barn on Jeffrey Road in the Town of Palmyra. The driver, James Paro II, 25, of Palmyra told the 911 operator he also called an Uber Driver to come to the scene to give him a ride... more

Four hospitalized after Sodus crash on Rt. 104

Deputies say four people were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on Saturday around 11:59 pm in Sodus. Deputies responded to a two-car accident on State Route 104 near the intersection of Pratt Road in Sodus, and upon investigation determined that a vehicle operated by Deanna M. McGarr, 48, of Sodus attempted to make... more

Parents arrested after DWI crash in Wayne Co.

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reported the arrests on Thursday (7/12) at 10 p.m. of a Newark couple following an investigation into a motor vehicle collision on Parker Road in the Town of Arcadia. The Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Parker Road and Hyman Road where deputies discovered a 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by John R.... more

Newark man airlifted after motorcycle loses grip on gravel along Rt. 14

Deputies say a 27-year-old Newark man was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after a motorcycle accident on State Route 14 in the Town of Phelps on Saturday. The accident happened around 7:13 pm when Gregory G. Wild, 27, of Newark was making a turn on Route 14 near the 7-11 gas station, and lost control of the bike on loose... more

Newark downtown resurgence continues with ‘sweet’ addition

The locals lament the Newark of old, when this village — the commercial center of Wayne County — was home to blocks of stately two- and three-story buildings, most built in the 1800s. Those days, and those buildings, are mostly gone, victims of an ill-fated urban renewal effort four decades ago that left the village of about 9,300 without a... more

STORM WATCH: Heat persists into evening as strong storms develop

As the heat and humidity persists into Monday night, the threat of strong thunderstorms increases ahead of a cold front expected to bring relief to the Finger Lakes region. Strong storms have been reported in Wayne County and the Rochester area just before 5:00 pm. The latest FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center Forecast: Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and... more

Williamson man had BAC twice the legal limit during Ontario traffic stop

Deputies say a Williamson man was arrested on multiple charges after a traffic stop in the Town of Ontario on Friday around 11:56 pm. Daniel R. Vanatta, 53, of Williamson was stopped for a vehicle and traffic violation – and upon further investigation it was determined that he was in an intoxicated condition. Patrol also located marijuana in the vehicle,... more

Katko for Congress has $1.6M for re-election campaign against Dana Balter

With less than four months to go until Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Katko has a significant financial advantage over Democratic challenger Dana Balter in the 24th Congressional District race. Katko, R-Camillus, raised $514,977 in the second quarter, according to Federal Election Commission records. His campaign spent $153,859 from April 1 through June 30. At the end of the fundraising... more

Multiple arrests in Sodus Point after stabbing

One person was hospitalized after a stabbing in Sodus Point on Wednesday, according to deputies. The incident took place around 4 pm in a shallow section of water. The victim, who was not identified, was conscious while being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. Deputies didn’t identify the object used in the stabbing. One suspect was taken into custody. During the... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Fest in the Glen, Peppermint in Lyons & Amazing Summer Photos (podcast)

There is so much going on this time of year in the Finger Lakes. With the weather looking spot on for the weekend, we give you our top picks and discuss the top local news and weekend sports line-up. We also share what may be the best batch of local photos of the year so far with a ton of... more

Poop to power is turning waste to want in FLX

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn — home to 200 cows — has installed a state-of-the-art system that separates manure from sand bedding material, providing clean bedding for the cows and creating muck perfect for making electricity and heat. Dairies also use sawdust, wood chips or straw as bedding material, but sand reduces potential bacterial growth while... more

Montezuma Audubon Center Summer programs and camps

Montezuma Audubon Center Summer programs and camps
The Montezuma Audubon Center will sizzle this summer with these family friendly programs! Bird watching, summer camps, wine tasting, painting, guided paddling and van tours are a great way to experience the beauty of Montezuma! Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org July 14th, Saturday, 10AM – 12PM Montezuma Heritage Park Birding Walk If... more

Lyons man, former Boy Scouts employee in Seneca Co. faces child porn charges

A former Boy Scouts employee is facing child porn charges, according to federal prosecutors. Russell Ruth, 34, of Lyons is charged with possession of child pornography. Ruth worked for the Boy Scouts of America in Ovid was arrested after Yahoo! said it had found suspected child porn files on its servers, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Investigators traced the... more
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