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INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Spike talks career, heroin epidemic (podcast)

Sheriff Ron Spike has been working in law enforcement his entire career. Ever since he graduated from Monroe Community College immediately following high school. Even then, Sheriff Spike – then a deputy with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office – knew his career and life would be spent in law enforcement. “I grew up in the jail,” he joked before cameras... more

Update: Ruling in favor of Olney overshadowed by new allegations in Barrington

Judge Dennis Bender has issued a decision that favors Olney Place owner Seth Olney in his lawsuit against the Town of Barrington, but the conflict that has fractured relationships in the town is far from over. Now, Olney and his attorney allege that Town Code Enforcement Officer John Griffin may have falsified the business’s certificate of occupancy, perhaps in an... more

Job Fair coming to Yates County

If you are seeking employment for a full or part time job, you will not want to miss the Yates County Job Fair that will take place Wednesday, May 17 from 2-6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn on Keuka Lake. This event provides an excellent opportunity for job seekers to meet employers. Free and open to the public, over 30... 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

Power surge causes damage in Barrington

About 100 NYSEG customers along the Bath Road corridor in Barrington are learning the hard way the extent of damage that can be done by a power surge. Russell Martin, owner of Lake Country Welding on Porter’s Corners Road, says he has been running his business “on one leg” after a surge of voltage damaged several pieces of his equipment.... more

Barrington residents speak up at meeting

Residents of the Town of Barrington and supporters of Olney Place owner Seth Olney are telling town officials they want the dispute with Olney to end. About 32 people attended the Oct. 26 Town Board meeting, and several commented that they would like town officials to find a way to settle the issues without going to court, but the town’s... more

Yates County DA reports her own campaign amid forgery investigation

Yates County DA reports her own campaign amid forgery investigation
New York State Police are investigating after learning that signatures may have been forged on petitions, according to the Committee to Elect Valerie Gardner. They say Yates County District Attorney Valerie Garner, who is currently running for Yates County Judge, alerted investigators Monday morning after learning that there might have been forgery committed by a campaign volunteer. The possibl… Read... more