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

New policy will help protect Yates County assets

The Yates County Legislature has approved a policy that lays the groundwork for sharing funds that will be used to protect and preserve natural and recreational resources in the county. Making improvements to public assets in the county was recommended by Finger Lakes Economic Development Center executive Steve Griffin in one of his reports earlier this year. He said while... 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

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

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

Police: Penn Yan woman charged after domestic incident

On October 19th the Penn Yan Police Department responded to 219 Keuka St. for a reported domestic incident. Officers say Rhonda Collins, of Penn Yan fled on foot, and was eventually apprehended and taken into custody. She was charged with resisting arrest and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. The charges will be answered at a later date. 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

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

Substance Abuse forums planned in Penn Yan and Dundee

The Yates Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAC) will be sharing the stage with community partners at two events to share some updates and news on what has been going on in the Yates County community in regards to drug use, drug-related crimes, addiction services, education, and prevention. ‒ Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 – 8:30 p.m. Penn Yan Middle School, 515... 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

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

Finger Lakes Community Health gets national award

Since it started nearly 30 years ago, Finger Lakes Community Health has been recognized on a local, regional and state level for providing quality health care. The Penn Yan-based organization has now been recognized on a national level. During a ceremony in the Washington, D.C. area, Finger Lakes Community Health received the 2017 Organizational Excellence Award from the Association of... more

SOCCER: Marcus Whitman boys sneak by LeRoy, face Williamson on Saturday

In this Section V Class C match, Marcus Whitman topped LeRoy by a score of 2-1. With all the final scoring coming in the last 12 minutes of the match, Marcus Whitman held on to advance to play Williamson (2nd seed) next Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Williamson. FL Times: Read More more

Penn Yan motorcyclist airlifted with serious injuries after crash

The Penn Yan Fire Department reports that a 48-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured after a crash that happened on Tuesday night. Charles McKay, 48, of Penn Yan was traveling north on Rt. 14A when he lost control of his bike and struck a guide rail at the intersection of Clark Rd., according to fire officials. They say McKay was airlifted... more
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