Info session set for flood victims on Lake Ontario shoreline

Property owners affected by flooding from record Lake Ontario water levels can learn how they can get help next week in a meeting hosted by state Sen. Pam Helming and Assemblyman Bob Oaks. An informational meeting on the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the Wallington Fire Department, 7863... more

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday’s $535 million jackpot?

Can you feel the excitement as the Powerball jackpot grows to the fifth largest ever? Here are Wednesday’s winning numbers: 17-19-39-43-68, Powerball: 13, PowerPlay: 4X The estimated jackpot is $535 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $338.8 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even larger for the next drawing. Syracuse.com: Read More more

Why so many want Joseph Amico behind bars

It was quite a surprise to Joseph Amico, age 45, of 7850 Flagler Street, City of Las Vegas, that two Wayne County Sheriff’s Officers were waiting outside a New York City Courtroom on Monday (8/14) morning, waiting to take him into custody. In a Manhattan court, Amico had been charged with making terrorist threats and Aggravated Harassment in the Second... more

Birders Preparing for the Montezuma Muckrace

Birrdwatchers from all over New York State and beyond will descend on the Montezuma Wetlands Complex for the 21st Annual Montezuma Muckrace on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th. The Muckrace, organized by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, is a 24-hour bird watching competition that raises funds for bird conservation and environmental education programs in this birding... more

Voters in Walworth say ‘no’ to making clerk position appointed

Voters in Walworth don’t want to hear about making the Town Clerk position, one that can be appointed by Town Board members. While it’s been a growing trend in the region, to move some elected positions to appointed, administrative roles, working to ensure that the right candidates are put in place — voters have had a hard time jumping on-board.... more

Deputies: Macedon woman produced, set off homemade explosives

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Macedon woman was arrested after she set off a homemade explosive device. Christina Greene was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, after deputies were called to Meadowview Trailer Park for the report of a noise disturbance. Upon arrival Greene was found to have built an explosive device using a... more

Pennsylvania man charged with aggravated DWI in Sodus

On August 14th Troopers arrested Humberto Rodriguez-Cruz, 25, of Chester, Pennsylvania for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to dim lights and speeding. Rodriguez-Cruz was stopped on State Route 104 in the Town of Sodus for failing to dim lights and speeding. He was placed under arrest after failing multiple standard field sobriety tests. Rodriguez-Cruz was transported to... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, JIm Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your weekend ahead. With just two more weekends left in August, find out how the weather is shaping up and what events are happening around the region. Also, we discuss the top local stories of the week on FingerLakes1.com and show you our favorite local photos from the... more

UPDATE: Phelps woman had been arrested for petit larceny in weeks leading up to car v. train accident in Palmyra

A woman was killed by a train near the railroad crossing at Hogback Hill Road in Palmyra on Tuesday morning. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts told local media that a woman drove her vehicle onto the tracks, waiting for the train. He added that the CSX train was working properly when the accident happened. The vehicle was pushed about a... more

Wayne County supervisors Spickerman, Groat trade barbs

It’s not very often members of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors take digs at each. At least not at meetings. After all, Republicans hold a 14-1 advantage on the board. Any disagreements the members have are generally hashed out at committee meetings or political caucuses. But as Ontario Town Supervisor John Smith has said, they’re not going to always... more

Here’s a toast to China: FLX international exports Finger Lakes wines

A father and son duo, Lance and Matthew McFetridge, are making their love of the Finger Lakes, of the wines produced there, and their connections to the Far East a new business opportunity. Working with local wineries, Keuka Spring, McGregor Vineyard, Fox Run, Boundary Breaks, and Red Newt Cellars, the McFetridges are making sure the region is represented in the... more

Quiet midweek weather for the Finger Lakes

A new area of high pressure will build into the Finger Lakes on Wednesday, resulting in another couple days of sunny, dry weather.  First, though, fog and some low clouds are in place early this morning in the wake of yesterday’s storm system and rain. Some of the fog may be locally dense this morning, so be on the lookout... more

Macedon man reels in record-breaking 36-lb. fish

A man from Macedon pulled in a huge fish on Oneida Lake back in June. On Tuesday, the New York State DEC announced that the 36-lb. freshwater drum was a record-setting catch. Jason Bair, who lives in Macedon, reeled in the drum on June 16. The fish surpassed the previous state record set in 2016 by more than six pounds.... more

Newark’s UltraLife scores $4.7 million contract

Ultralife Corp. has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $4.7 million to supply its Vehicle Installed Power Enhanced Rifleman Appliqué (VIPER) to Thales Defense and Security, Inc., which it says is a global leader in the development, manufacture and support of combat-proven, software-defined radio equipment, for the U.S. Army. Officials from Newark-based Ultralife said the contract follows VIPER awards... more

DEC seeks permit for water chestnut herbicide

About 45 acres of the Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area off Lake Ontario may be treated with a herbicide to eliminate water chestnuts, an invasive vegetation. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has applied for a freshwater wetlands permit to apply a herbicide trademarked and sold as Weedar-64. Followup treatment would be applied in subsequent years, as needed. The... more
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