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GREENIDGE LAWSUIT DENIED: Judge deems approval process was ‘proper’

Acting State Supreme Court Justice William Kocher has dismissed a lawsuit brought by opponents over the reopening of the Greenidge Generation power plant on Seneca Lake. Kocher heard oral arguments Jan. 24. His decision was dated April 21 and received by lawyers for both sides this week. The seven-page decision states that the Sierra Club, the Committee to Preserve the... more

Wegmans hash browns recalled for ‘golf ball materials’

Wegmans’ hash browns are the latest to be recalled for, of all things, potentially having “golf ball materials”. According to Wegmans’ website, the company’s O’Brien Hash Browns 28 oz. bags are being recalled because “they may contain golf ball materials.” The company says the affected products have UPC code 07789036523, a “Best By” date of October 2017 and production code... more

FLX WEEKLY: The final show ever from the original FingerLakes1.com Studios (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso and Jessamy Uticone for the final live stream in the current FingerLakes1.com Studio after over 2,000 episodes over the past 8 years. After the live show on Wednesday, the studio will be disassembled and moved, with the entire offices of FingerLakes1.com, Inc. to a new home inside the North Park Building across town... more

Finger Lakes region gets a new partner

The Finger Lakes brand is expanding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester Tuesday to break ground on a $60 million renovation of the Greater Rochester International Airport. On its face, the event had all the familiar trappings of good political credit-taking — thanks and praise all around from Rochester city, county and business leaders. Lots of applause. And shovels of... more

Mynderse boys roll over Marcus Whitman

The Mynderse Academy boys lacrosse team scored at least three goals in each period as the Blue Devils cruised to a 14-6 win over host Marcus Whitman in a Finger Lakes showdown on Tuesday. Draven VanEvery led Mynderse with four goals and Ian Anderson had four assists and one goal. FL Times: Read More more

Temperatures will soar in the FLX on Thursday

Temperatures are off and running this morning with most areas already near or above 60 degrees at 7 am. With at least partial sunshine and a gusty south wind, warm air will continue to pump into the Finger Lakes for one of the warmest days yet in 2017. Many areas will push 80 degrees this afternoon, and the typically warmer... more

Windmill market opens April 29 for 30th year

The Windmill Farm & Craft Market opens for its 2017 season at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29. Celebrating the market’s 30th Anniversary, the Windmill is home to nearly 175 vendors, including new member businesses: Finger Lakes Beer Company, Cozy Cabin Brands, Keuka Inspirations, Grapes Alive, It’s Pawsable, Abandon Brewing Company, Rocky Ridge Kitchens and Bath, Brand New Uke & Ron... more

Keuka Outlet Trail is an environment for learning

Marcus Whitman sixth grade students do a lot of the work each year when the time comes to release young trout into the Keuka Outlet. The Environmental Classroom Opportunity program, which has been offered to Marcus Whitman students since 1997, provided a work crew of 23 youngsters who could haul buckets of flopping fish to dump into the Keuka Outlet... more

Rushville citizens hear about the nuts and bolts of dissolution

Another marathon meeting Monday gave nearly 100 village residents a few more details about how dissolution could impact them. Village officials and MRB Group, the village’s municipal consulting company, gathered with residents at Rushville Hose Company in attempt to field questions and dispel what they called “misinformation” they say has been circulating on social media. “We’re here to put an... more

Chris Collins to receive U.S. Chamber award in Farmington

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, will be honored Monday in Ontario County with a U.S. Chamber of Commerce award. Collins will receive the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award “in recognition of Congressman Collins’ continued support of pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress,” according to a release from the congressman. “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce scored members... more

FARM ACCIDENT: 2-year-old airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after Penn Yan incident

A farm accident on Welker Rd. left a Penn Yan boy hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital, according to deputies. Deputies in Yates County say the incident happened around 9 am, when the 2-year-old and his brother were in a barn with their father. The younger child then climbed onto an operating feed conveyor and became pinched by the large machine.... more

FLL 360: Hammondsport is now open for the season

The sleepy little village of Hammondsport, NY (population 731 as of the year 2000 census) has just awoken from its long winter sleep and is now ready for the 2017 tourist season. I called the Village Tavern Restaurant on Saturday and asked if they were open and the person on the other end of the line answered, “In five minutes,... more

NY health care providers to push for supervised drug sites

A group of health care providers, drug reform advocates and former users is launching a new effort to bring supervised drug consumption centers to New York state. The facilities allow drug addicts to shoot up or consume their drugs in a safe, secure location under the supervision of medical personnel who can intervene in the event of an overdose. Similar... more

Penn Yan man pinned by fallen pickup

A Merritt Hill Road man was able to wiggle free from underneath a pickup that fell onto him and call 911 for help, according to Yates County sheriff’s deputies. A condition was not immediately available for David W. Smith II, 35. Smith was taken by Penn Yan ambulance to a waiting Mercy Flight helicopter, which flew him to Strong Memorial... 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

Boating Advisory issued in Ontario and Yates counties

The Ontario and Yates County Sheriff’s Offices have issued boating advisories for all of the lakes in those counties. This comes just a week after Seneca and Cayuga County officials declared advisories for Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. The move also comes just days after a state of emergency was declared along Lake Ontario for a flood threat, which exists predominantly... more

NY labor commissioner: Tuition-free college will help boost workforce

State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon appeared in Cayuga County Thursday to highlight the 2017-18 budget and how it benefits central New York. One of the main initiatives in the budget touted by Reardon is the Excelsior Scholarship, which provides students whose families earn no more than $125,000 annually with free tuition to New York’s public colleges and universities. The scholarship... more

Rep. Tom Reed holds Yates County round table

Monday morning at Glenora Wine Cellars, Congressman Tom Reed (R, N.Y. 23) held a round table meeting to hear the concerns of winery, brewery, and distillery owners. Reed came prepared to talk about tax reform, especially for corporations and business investments, but the business people were more concerned with other problems. Their list includes: the Trump Administration’s immigration crackdown which... more
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