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Flooding possible as thunderstorms develop on Friday

Thunderstorms with heavy downpours, which could lead to some flash flooding is expected to develop this afternoon. Around 3 pm is when FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says the storms will begin to fire up, which could lead to some poor drainage flooding. He says the atmosphere is primed for these heavy, torrential downpours along with the storms firing ahead... more

Pro-dissolution group holds information meeting in Rushville

About 40 people turned out to hear what the pro-dissolution group One Rushville had to say at a meeting Thursday at the Gorham Fire Hall. With the vote next Tuesday, the heat is on. More signs have cropped on lawns both for and against dissolving and reports of stolen and damaged signs have only added to heightened emotions. “Every single... more

Jurors selected in Rideout murder case

Twelve jurors have been selected and one alternate in the murder case of a Penfield father. Craig Rideout was killed last summer. Police found his body in Yates County wrapped in a tarp with acid poured over his face. Rideout’s two sons, Alex and Colin, his estranged wife Laura, and her boyfriend Paul Tucci are all charged with murder and... more

Unsettled weather returns for Finger Lakes

The next couple days are going to be wet in the Finger Lakes. Rain chances are going to gradually increase throughout the day on Thursday, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. He says that a slow-moving frontal boundary will be the blame, but that the whole region shouldn’t expect to see a washout at any point in the day.... more

Identifying what economic development looks like in Yates County

How far has Yates County come over the past 10 to 15 years, and what actions should be taken to enhance the community? Steve Griffin, CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, points to some favorable trends in the county’s overall picture, but he also acknowledges some areas that don’t look quite so favorable are detailed in the recent... more

A Village Divided: Rushville heads towards dissolution vote

For as long as many in town can remember, the Village of Rushville has always been a village divided with part of it in Ontario County, the other in Yates County. But a pending vote for dissolution has made that division seem much more literal. “It tears us up, because it shouldn’t be this way,” said longtime Rushville resident Karen... more

Nozzolio tapped to lead economic development initiative for Finger Lakes

A private institution with deep business and family roots in the area announced a major new initiative that will promote the Finger Lakes region as a great place for business enterprise. Leading the effort will be former New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio. Citing the Finger Lakes region’s outstanding natural beauty and livability, record numbers of tourists and wine and... more

DEC expands water quality monitoring program to all 11 Finger Lakes

All 11 Finger Lakes will now have citizen scientists collecting water quality data that is state-certified, a new development spurred on by the Finger Lakes Water Hub. Scott Cook, supervisor for the hub, said the expansion of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program, often called CSLAP, was huge. Hub staff along with Chief of the... more

Summer kicks off with sun, mid-70s for Finger Lakes

If mid-70s with plenty of sunshine is something you like — then summer is going to get off to the right start. Wednesday is going to see temperatures into the mid-70s, with low-humidity, and mostly sunny skies. While a brief rain shower cannot be ruled out completely, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil — a vast majority of the... more

Decker takes Ultimate Outlaw 100 in Dundee on Tuesday night

A warm and sunny evening greeted competitors from the Super DIRTcar Series, the DIRTcar Sportsman Series, and the Fight Night All Star Street Stock Series on Tuesday night at Outlaw Speedway. The anticipation was high for the first ever Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series event at the facility. Max McLaughlin and Stewart Freisen brought the field to the green... more

Rideout murder suspects to be tried together

A Monroe County judge has ruled that all four suspects in the death of Penfield man Craig Rideout will be tried together, according to Chronicle-Express news partner WHEC in Rochester. Last summer, Craig Rideout’s beaten, disfigured body was found wrapped in a tarp in a wooded area in the Town of Jerusalem in Yates County. Investigators said he had been... more

Assembly hang up could hit local property tax bills hard

Will state lawmakers act before the 2017 legislative session ends June 21 on what has become a routine request from most New York counties — including Yates — to approve action allowing the local sales tax rate to remain at the current level? Or will Yates County property taxpayers have to withstand an increase in their tax bills and/or cuts... more

US Lacrosse honors for 12 players in Section V

US Lacrosse announced its annual national awards, and the governing body’s girls lacrosse All-American and All-Academic teams includes 12 players from Section V schools. A pair of the award winners are from Palmyra-Macedon, a team that made history in May by winning its first Section V championship. The Red Raiders advanced to the Class D state semifinals in Cortland with... more

Pleasant days coming for FLX

The forecast looks good through the middle of the week. It’ll get a little wet, with showers and perhaps some steady rain making their way into the region for the end of the week, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. Montreuil says a few showers are possible on Tuesday and Wednesday, but that both days will be mostly dry... more

Jury selection slated to begin for four accused of murder in Craig Rideout homicide

A judge Monday denied a request to move the trial for the four accused of killing Craig Rideout, clearing the way for jury selection to begin Tuesday. Attorney Matthew Parrinello asked for a change of venue, saying that some information made public by the media has since been suppressed and cannot be used as evidence at trial. For instance, the... more

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Inspired by son, mom raises $23K for The Homestead

When friends of Bill Struzzi — a man barely past the age of 30 — learned he had dementia, they reached out to his mother for ways to help. At first, Cathy Sperrick was at a loss for how to answer them. But after her son — now 32 — was moved to The Homestead at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial... more

GALLERY: Looking back at the Father’s Day storm

The weather was active on Father’s Day. While temperatures soared throughout the afternoon hours, the sky turned vibrant as a line of strong and severe thunderstorms moved through between 6 pm and 8 pm. There were some power outages, but most of the region had power restored by midnight. Send us photos of weather as it happens via Facebook or... more

Storms lead to power outages in FLX (photos)

While the strong and severe thunderstorms that moved through the Finger Lakes on Father’s Day packed quite a punch, the big impact after the storms passed wasn’t the flooding or physical damage to property. Rather it was the power outages, which left thousands without power in the central portions of the Finger Lakes. Here are the latest outage numbers: Cayuga:... more
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