PLANNING FORECAST: Springs stays away from FLX, but unsettled weather disappears

Don’t expect spring, but the region can celebrate the fact that snow is out of the forecast. While parts of the region might see some snow showers around mid-week – a vast majority of the region will be snow-free. Temperatures will hover in the 30s throughout the week, with low temperatures sinking into the low-20s. A system that has been... more

Plaza with Newark Walmart up for auction

Real estate auctions traditionally are reserved for properties under foreclosure through banks or governments. However, relatively high-performing commercial properties can now be found on the auction block — and that’s exactly what’s happening in this Wayne County village. A company called Newark Plaza LLC is auctioning off the Arcadia Shopping Center, which includes a Walmart Supercenter and a number of... more

Newark burglar loses appeal

An appeals court has upheld a 12-year prison sentence given to a Newark man for a 2015 burglary spree. In a decision filed Friday, the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division unanimously affirmed the Wayne County Court conviction of Daniel Fisher. Fisher pleaded guilty in 2016 to felony counts of burglary, attempted burglary, and grand larceny. He... more

Deputies: Williamson woman possessed crack cocaine, powder cocaine and heroin during incident

Deputies say a Williamson woman was taken into custody on multiple felony drug charges after an incident this weekend. Susan J. Ryan, 58, was charged with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after the incident. According to deputies, she was found to be possessing multiple bags of crack cocaine, power cocaine, and heroin. Ryan was arraigned... more

Clifton Springs man violates protective order, charged with contempt in Wayne Co.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Clifton Springs man after an investigation into a domestic incident. The incident took place in Marion — when deputies arrested Jacob P. Bloomer, 24, for second-degree criminal contempt. Bloomer is accused of entering a residence and picking up a female to go shopping. That party, who was not identified, was... more

Convicted for Palmyra double murders, Chad Campbell coming up for parole

He was sentenced to serve life in prison after his conviction in the August 1990 double murders of 15-year-old Palmyra-Macedon Central School classmate, Cindy Lewis, and the 17-month-old boy she was babysitting, Curtis Rizzo. The community held its breath in the days before the bodies were discovered. Chad Campbell, 14 years old at the time, even helped in the search... more

FLX FORECAST: Cold but calm weather for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

The scenes that played out in parts of the Finger Lakes on Friday morning will be a thing of the past by the time we get to the afternoon hours. Peaks of sun can be expected on Friday, as temperatures push into the low-30s. The weekend will remain sunny and calm. For the first time in several days, there is... more

FLX WEEKLY: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Edition (podcast)

More winter weather is delaying the start of spring, which officially begins next week in the Finger Lakes, but spirits should still be high with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Saturday. Join Sydney Rogers, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso to find out some local options for finding Irish cheer, get the details on our coverage of Midlakes girls basketball... more

Newark man violates order of protection in Seneca Falls

On Friday around 9 a.m. police arrested a Newark man following a domestic incident involving a Seneca Falls resident. Police say Michael Gonzalez, 26, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. According to the Seneca Falls Police Department’s report on Friday — Gonzalez violated a stay away order of protection. He was arraigned in Waterloo Town Court and released on his... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Wayne ARC talks Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (podcast)

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. To talk about Wayne ARC’s collaborative efforts within the communities they serve – David Johnson, Foundation Director, and Jessica Blondell, who leads Community Relations within the organization were in-studio. Watch the entire conversation below, or listen to the audio only version in the media player above. more

Upstate NY reps want Lake Ontario shoreline damage report

A trio of upstate New York members of Congress is requesting a report examining the damage to Lake Ontario's shoreline last year. U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, John Katko and Claudia Tenney have asked House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen to include language requiring the report in an upcoming omnibus spending bill. The language would authorize... more

Kolb, Palmesano & Helming draft letter calling on Gov. Cuomo to block Circular enerG incinerator

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-Corning) and Sen. Pamela Helming (R-Canandaigua) called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials to block a prospective application from Circular EnerG, LLC to construct a waste-to-energy incinerator at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus. On Tuesday, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed a... more

FLX will remain cold, windy over next several days

There will be a chance for some minor, scattered snow showers, but a vast majority of the snowfall is over. At least for the time being. While some outlets are already gearing up for another winter storm that could run up along the coast early-next week – between now-and-then the weather will improve. Temperatures will feel cold on Thursday, especially... more

Gillibrand: National Heritage designation for Finger Lakes passes hurdle

It’s been almost three years since U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stood in Red Jacket Park and announced an effort to have the Finger Lakes Region designated as a National Heritage Area (NHA) Monday, her office announced that the legislation has passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “This will be a big deal for the area,” says... more

185 groups urge Cuomo, NY lawmakers to ban plastic bags

Nearly 185 environmental and civic groups are urging New York state lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pass legislation banning plastic bags. In a letter sent Friday the groups called on state leaders to follow the lead of California and the hundreds of cities and towns across the nation that have already banned the plastic shopping bags and imposed... more

Maple producers on the cutting edge in the Finger Lakes

Walter and Vance Kannapel, a father-and-son duo making maple syrup at their sugar shack in Farmington, started boiling sap from sugar maples around their cabin in the Adirondacks some three decades ago. These days, their sugar shack is at the Kannapel home on Rushmore Road. They boil sap from a forest of sugar maples on the property into syrup, which... more

Former state Sen. Nozzolio leading initiative to promote region

An initiative spearheaded by former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio is moving forward with plans to promote the Finger Lakes region with a focus on economic development. LOCATE Finger Lakes has created a website, locatefingerlakes.com, featuring links to county and state economic development agencies, local chambers of commerce and educational institutions in the region. Other information is available on the website,... more
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