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Wind Advisory issued for parts of FLX ahead of active weather night

It may have been a pleasant, unseasonably warm day in the Finger Lakes on Monday, but things are about to cool off. Before the cool off takes place, the winds, which have been picking up throughout the day will reach their peak during the overnight hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for most of the eastern... more

Twin sisters living in Farmington charged in welfare fraud investigation

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Wayne County Department of Social Services, reports the arrest of twin sisters for Conspiracy and other charges following a three month long investigation. Arrested were Stephenie K. Hartnagel and Chrysten L. Buttiglieri, both 36, and currently residing together at Carriage Court in the Town of Farmington. An investigation was initiated by... more

Helming announces monetary awards for three housing agencies in FLX

Senator Pam Helming announced that three agencies in the Wayne-Finger Lakes region have received a total of five conditional awards that will provide funding for supportive housing for the homeless and those with special needs. These awards allow local agencies an opportunity to apply for state funding for their projects as part of New York State’s plan to develop 6,000... more

Waiting for Life: New York’s critical organ shortage

Liz DeVivo’s pager went off at 4:45 a.m. on July 29, 2003. She was in bed, attached to two intravenous machines pumping medicine through her body, keeping her heart beating until it was her turn for a transplant. The Binghamton resident had gotten the call once before, in November 2002. But the weather — cold, icy, windy — meant a... more

Williamson man kicked in door during domestic dispute; young children present

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Jordan T. Green, 24, of Williamson following a domestic incident, which took place in front of two young children. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. It is alleged that Green kicked in the front door causing damage to the door and wall behind... more

Fairport woman faces felony DWI charge in Wayne County after hitting road sign

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Fairport woman for Driving While Intoxicated following a traffic stop in the Town of Macedon. Angel L. Ericson, 28, of Fairport, was speeding and was observed crossing over the yellow line. Upon initiating the traffic stop her vehicle struck a road sign. Ericson attempted to give a breath sample, but... more

Region’s grape crop big in two ways

Hans Walter-Peterson has one word to describe this year’s grape crop in the Finger Lakes. Big. Big in two ways, specified Walter-Peterson, a viticulture extension specialist with Finger Lakes Grape Program, which is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension. The grapes are big. So are the bunches. As a whole, this year’s crop looks to be outstanding, Walter-Peterson said. “Some of... more

Newark celebrates $23 million in sewer plant upgrades

Mayor Jonathan Taylor said it took plenty of courage for village officials to embark on a $23 million upgrade of an aging sewage treatment plant, a project that was years in the making. “(Spending $23 million) is never an easy decision to make,” Taylor noted. Taylor wasn’t a part of the government that made the tough, but necessary decision to... more

Helming announces correction officer exam beginning in February

Senator Pam Helming announced that a new civil service examination will be held for those interested in becoming a correction officer on Feb. 3, 2018. The filing deadline for this examination is Dec. 13, 2017. “Our correction officers do incredible work each and every day to keep our communities safe. As Vice Chair of the Senate’s Crime, Crime Victims and... more

New state program helps vets become farmers

New York state has created a new program to help veterans become farmers. The new program provides financial assistance to former military service members turned farmers. The initiative is related to a broader $1 million grant program for new and early-stage farmers. Under the initiative, past service members can apply for state funds to help them buy new farm equipment,... more

Winds pick up before rain moves in late-Monday

Get ready for a windy Monday in the Finger Lakes. Forecasters say Monday is going to feature strengthening winds as a storm system boils over the Great Lakes, and eventually passes to the north of our region. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says wind gusts will range between 25 and 35 mph, before strengthening more during the late-afternoon and evening... more

HELMING: Busting the myths around Breast Cancer

Many of us, myself included, know people who have been personally impacted by breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is important that we use this opportunity to raise awareness, recognize survivors, and remember those we lost. In fact, one in eight women will face this diagnosis sometime during their lifetime. We must continue to spread awareness,... more

Section V Football Playoffs: ER/Gananda, Clyde & Victor advance on Friday night

Friday night opened postseason play in Section V Football with no major surprises as the top seeds easily advanced to the second round. Full scoreboard below along with Saturday’s schedule of games… AA Webster Schroeder 7 McQuaid 20 AA Victor 49 Edison 6 B Batavia 36 Wayne 28 B Hornell 44 Newark 0 B Livonia 61 Waterloo 12 C East... more

Foliage report shows FLX getting closer to ‘peak’ conditions

Foliage change continues to slowly progress across New York State, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Areas in eight of the state’s 11 vacation regions should experience peak foliage this weekend. I LOVE NEW YORK defines “peak” foliage as the period when the leaves are displaying their best overall appearance of the season.... more

Glorious weekend weather ahead in the Finger Lakes

FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says Friday will shape up to be a nice weather day — but will feel a touch cooler than Thursday. As high pressure builds in today, temperatures will struggle to get through the mid-60s. That said, an incredible weather weekend is on tap here in the Finger Lakes — and Montreuil says that will be... more

Wayne deputies assail county over contract talks

The group representing Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said it will be filing an unfair labor practice charge over its efforts to gain a new contract. The dispute is centered on who is representing deputies in negotiations. In a press release, the Wayne County Police Officers Association stated that in a “highly unusual maneuver to avoid negotiations, the Wayne County Sheriff’s... more

Abnormally dry drought status persists for the Finger Lakes

Much of the Finger Lakes is considered to be in the first stages of drought development, according to the latest US Drought Monitor Report. The D0- Abnormally Dry classification was first introduced to the Finger Lakes on September 26, 2017, and expanded to its current bounds a week later on October 3rd. This is the lowest class of drought status... 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
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