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Red Jacket football finally gets a night under the lights

This week, Red Jacket football is set to make history, win or lose, when they take on rival Clyde-Savannah. For the first time ever, they’re hosting a game under Friday night lights. “I got goosebumps right now just talking about it,” said Travis Liberty, Red Jacket senior quarterback. “I didn’t think I would ever be able to play under the... more

Wayne County man charged with assault, endangering child

A Wayne County man was charged with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation into a domestic incident. According to Wayne County Sheriff’s report, Michael E. Caldwell II, 26, of Reed Road in town of Savannah allegedly grabbed his girlfriend’s 4-year-old child by the arm causing the child to fall to the floor. The child... more

Inside the FLX: Chris Lejewski talks Montezuma, conservation efforts (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX Podcast, Josh Durso was joined by Chris Lajewski, Director of the Montezuma Audubon Center based in Savannah. The organization cares for more than 50,000 acres of wetlands, and during the discussion Lajewski talked about the importance of young people, volunteers, and employees tireless work to continue preserving the Finger Lakes. . more

Police: Seneca Falls man fractured victim’s face during fight

The Seneca Falls Police Department reports that they responded to a fight on Sunday around 11:12 pm. Upon investigation Melvin M. Stiger, 54, of Savannah was charged with second-degree harassment, third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. Stiger is accused of grabbing another male around the neck, punching him in the face, and holding him down –... 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

50 years later, Vietnam vet receives medals for service

Like many Vietnam veterans at the time, David Tatich did not seek praise after returning home from the war. “I didn’t talk about it a lot. I just came back and went to college,” Tatich recalled. “There were a lot of (anti-war) demonstrations, but they didn’t bother me. I was married with two kids by then, so I just wanted... more

Executive Director of FLX Red Cross talks Lake Ontario flooding, disaster response (podcast)

When it comes to disaster response, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross handles hundreds of events and disasters throughout the calendar year. They also spend a significant amount of time working to prevent disasters. Even training and developing core volunteer staff to respond to various disasters throughout the Finger Lakes Chapter’s six county district takes up a... more

Time to vote on more than $27 million capital project at Clyde Savannah

School district officials at Clyde-Savannah went out of their way to improve their schools and get everything they wanted on their wish list while ensuring the project would have no impact on local taxes. “This is an unprecedented opportunity for our district,” said Michael C. Hayden, Superintendent of Clyde-Savannah Central School District. “The amount of aid, 89.2 percent, is outstanding.”... more

Clyde-Savannah proposes $27.1M capital project

In three years, Clyde-Savannah’s swim teams might achieve something that has never been done in district athletics: Host a home meet. That’s because the Junior-Senior High School pool is 5 feet short of regulation size, said Superintendent Michael Hayden. While the boys and girls swimmers can practice in their own pool, they can’t host any meets. That will change if... more

Clyde-Savannah names tops of 2017 class

School officials at Clyde-Savannah High School say that a Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been named. Rosalie Betts, who carried a 97.967 percent GPA and will graduate with 26 college credits was named Valedictorian in a press release sent out to the media this week. Officials described her as an incredibly hard worker, who has dedicated herself to her studies and... more

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... 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

Savannah supervisor who supported Ginna nuclear deal now contends cost is too high

When a group of elected officials sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month asking him to temporarily halt his clean-energy plan — it would keep the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario open — some Wayne County officials were surprised to learn one of their own was among the signatories. Savannah Town Supervisor Michael Kolczynski is among 83... more

Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

Deputies: Savannah man strangled woman until she passed out during domestic incident

A 48-year-old Savannah man is accused of strangling a woman until she lost consciousness — seriously injuring her. Deputies say Timothy Caves, 48, of Savannah was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, two counts of criminal mischief and resisting arrest. The charges stem from an incident where Caves seriously injured a woman during a domestic incident. Deputies say he strangled... more
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