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Dan Murn wins Paddle Keuka 5K for second straight year

Despite a stiff wind and choppy waters, paddlers took part in the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s second annual Paddle Keuka 5K canoe and kayak race on Saturday, August 5th. Fairport’s Dan Murn was the overall first place winner for the second year in a row, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 30:30 minutes. The first place winner in the male... more

Middlesex Solar farm incentives approved

At an Aug. 2 special meeting of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center (Yates County’s Economic/Industrial Development Agency) approved multiple resolutions related to two projects — one that will allow homeowners to buy power generated by a solar farm in Middlesex. SOLAR FARM: The SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review), PILOT (Payment in lieu of Taxes) Deviation, and Approving Resolution for... more

Three to be honored in Middlesex Aug. 6

The 14th Annual Middlesex Citizen Appreciation Day will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, at the Middlesex Fire Hall, located at 5537 Water St., Middlesex. The program is sponsored jointly by the Town of Middlesex, the Middlesex Heritage Group and the Middlesex Fire Department. This year’s honorees include Darrell Bassett, one of the first female firefighters of... more

Feds may seize two Canandaigiua lakefront homes

Two homes along Canandaigua Lake – worth more than $1 million each – may be seized by the federal government if defendants in a criminal matter are convicted and cannot replace money they are alleged to have stolen. The homes belong to co-founders of 5LINX, a Henrietta-based marketing company, who were recently indicted by a federal grand jury. Charged with... more

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

Rochester Folk Art Guild to mark 50 years in Middlesex

The Rochester Folk Art Guild attains a milestone accomplishment this year, as the group celebrates 50 years as a vibrant and creative crafts community. The first seven members to make the move to Middlesex put down roots on East Hill, in 1967. Since that time, hundreds of people have spent time at East Hill Farm, helping it grow and develop... 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

Middlesex man arrested after traffic stop on CR 50

A 21-year-old Middlesex man is facing multiple charges after a traffic stop on County Rd. 50 in Canandaigua. Deputies say that Andrew J. Bell, 21, of Middlesex was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped on County Rd. 50 where he was observed operating a motor vehicle without... more

Multiple bridges in Finger Lakes to receive funding this year

Some bridges in desperate need of repair in the Finger Lakes region will finally see some work. A package was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to replace and repair 23 bridges and culverts in the region. The measure will cost $19.7 million dollars, and will be part of Cuomo’s BRIDGE NY initiative, which focuses on repairing struggling infrastructure around the... more

Deputies: Three seriously injured in Middlesex crash; weather, speed could have been factors

A crash on State Route 245 in Middlesex Sunday morning resulted in three people being transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. While the crash remains under investigation by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office — they report that weather and road conditions could have been a factor. Early portions of the investigation revealed that the operator of a sedan crossed... more

Middlesex woman charged with felony DWI after driving over sidewalk, crashing car

A 22-year-old Middlesex woman was arrested on felony driving while intoxicated charges after the Canandaigua Police Department says she drove her vehicle over a sidewalk during a one-vehicle crash. Officers say that Jessica M. Picchi, 22, of Middlesex was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more — a felony, consumption of... more

Head on crash closes SR 96 in Manchester: Drunk driver crossed center line, deputies say

On Friday night, motorists were directed to avoid the area of State Route 96 from Pratt Road to State Route 21 due to a serious car accident. The call came in around 7:11 pm and the stretch of roadway remained closed for multiple hours as crews worked at the scene. Deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office say that they... more

Folk Art Guild holds Apple Festival, open house Oct. 8-9

The Folk Art Guild will kick off the fall craft season by hosting its annual Open House and Apple Festival Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This unique celebration of local art, food, and music takes place at the Rochester Folk Art Guild, 1445 Upper Hill Road in Middlesex. This free event offers... more
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