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Geitner’s 50 points lift Bloomfield over Honeoye in 2 OT thriller (W-FL round-up 12/12)

It took 2 overtimes on Tuesday night but the Bloomfield Bombers survived a trip to Honeoye to escape with a 101-99 win in the most exciting game of the year in the Wayne-Finger Lakes. Bloomfield senior Patrick Geitner exploded for nearly half of his team’s output ending with an incredible 50 points. Even more impressive, just 6 of the 50... more

Clyde’s Chance brothers combine for 65, Bloomfield’s Scott drops 37 & Weaver knocks down 10 threes for Lyons (W-FL round-up 12/7)

The Wayne County boys league got into full-swing on Thursday night and the fireworks were flying along the Route 31. In Clyde, the C-S Golden Eagles shook-off an early 9-point deficit to visiting Gananda and exploded past the Blue Panthers for a 81-53 win. Derrick Chance was the game’s leading scorer with 33 points as he proved to be virtually... more

Honeoye’s Marble scores 1,000th; Red Creek girls slam ER (W-FL round-up 12/6)

The first full night of Finger Lakes West boys varsity basketball action had everything fans of the league could hope for. Two games decided by one possession and a Honeoye Bulldog scoring his 1,000th point. The Honeoye Bulldogs won their first game of the season on Wednesday night, travelling to southern Yates County to defeat Dundee, 45-36 in overtime. Dundee... more

Clyde-Savannah & ER open with league wins; Red Jacket deals South Seneca girls first loss (W-FL round-up 12/5)

Clyde-Savannah opened up their season and their Wayne County league slate with a convincing 80-45 win over Red Creek. Also hitting the court for the first time, East Rochester hosted Sodus and sent the Spartans packing with a 53-39 win behind 17 points and 20 rebounds from John Lexer. Also in Wayne County boys action, Marion won their second straight... more

Mynderse explodes past Avon; Gananda rolls and HAC starts 4-0 (W-FL round-up 12/4)

The Mynderse Academy boys basketball team hosted Avon on Monday night and after a little more than a quarter of play, the Braves faithful knew it would be a long drive back to Livingston County. Under first-year Mynderse head coach Kevin Korzeniewski, the Blue Devils jumped out to a 28-2 lead just 2 minutes into the 2nd quarter at Arthur... more

Marion girls top HAC; Dundee boys open with win (W-FL round-up 11/30)

In an early season Wayne County-Finger Lakes West girls cross-over match-up Thursday night, the Marion Black Knights overcame a 22 point effort from Jalen Nowden to defeat Harley-Allendale-Columbia 51-30. In other girls action last night… Honeoye hosted and defeated Warsaw, 42-34. Kale Pestle scored 14 and Hannah Reynolds had 11 points in the win for the Lady Bulldogs. Girls 🏀…... more

Dundee may need new wastewater treatment plant

Village officials in Dundee have approved an agreement with an engineering firm to begin work on the development of a new sewage treatment plant that is likely to cost about $6.5 million. Nearly half of the plant’s cost could be covered by grants, and the balance could be financed with a zero interest loan. Mayor Fred Cratsley Jr. and the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Steve Griffin of FLEDC talks economic development in the region (podcast)

“At the end of the day we have to be louder than the pessimists.” Steve Griffin, who serves as CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center, said the agency he leads serves a county that has seen surprising growth over the last 10 to 15 years. “It hasn’t been an accident,” he continued, adding that while some of the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Yates Legislature Chairman Dr. Tim Dennis talks local issues (podcast)

On Episode #83 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Yates County Legislature Chairman Dr. Tim Dennis joined Josh Durso to discuss a wide range of topics. The discussion included thoughts on the recent election, ongoing economic development efforts, as well as his thoughts on some regional environmental issues. . more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Casella will be the new Yates DA

While absentee ballots could change the results from election night, it appears Todd Casella has unseated incumbent Valerie Gardner in the race for Yates County district attorney. According to unofficial results posted by the Board of Elections Tuesday night, Casella garnered 2,704 votes, or 52.6 percent, to 2,435, or 47.3 percent, for Gardner. Approximately 550 absentee ballots were sent out,... more

OUT & ABOUT: Early November Saturday on the Seneca Lake Wine & Finger Lakes Beer Trail

It has become an annual tradition for a group of our friends to spend the first Saturday of November on one of the area’s wine trails. Early November is a great time to tour wineries and craft breweries in the Finger Lakes as the foliage is usually near peak and the weather is still generally comfortable. Last year, we enjoyed... more

Grape harvest at Shaw Vineyard on Seneca Lake (photos)

The annual grape harvest is now complete for most wineries and farms across the Finger Lakes. In these photos below, winemaker Steve Shaw and the team at Shaw Vineyard process the harvest late last week in Himrod on the western shore of Seneca Lake. Shaw Vineyard is a artisanal winery dedicated to gentle processing, cellar aging, and risk taking. Since... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Yates County

In Yates County, a hotly-contested race for District Attorney has made headlines for the last several months. However, two other legislative races, as well as a Town Supervisor race in Barrington will also be having voters thinking long-and-hard this November. Valerie Gardner and Todd Casella will battle in an election, which has been marred by residency questions, petition issues, and... more

Penn Yan, Dundee schools kill merger talks

The Penn Yan and Dundee Central School Districts have taken the idea of a merger off the table as they continue discussions about ways to offer students more opportunities through two committees with specific focuses. Last week the schools each circulated statements about the outcome of surveys in the communities, both making it clear that any conversations of exploring a... 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
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