FOILS ON THE FOURTH: Questions loom as investigation into Ontario Center

FOILS ON THE FOURTH: Questions loom as investigation into Ontario Center remains open

By Gabriel Pietrorazio Today is the Fourth of July, a celebration of freedom – and in honor of this federal holiday, several Freedom of Information Law requests have been filed by our newsroom over the last few days with local county and state agencies as a part of ... FULL STORY
Three swimmers hospitalized, another person airlifted after dramatic water rescue at Sodus Point Pier

UPDATE: Good Samaritan dies from injuries sustained in Sodus Bay incident on Thursday

Family members of the 20-year-old who attempted to save the three swimmers in Sodus Bay on Thursday has died. Draven Starr-Howell’s grandmother tells News10NBC that he ... MORE
Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn't tackled long-overdue system upgrades

Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades

By Peter Mantius Members of the Phish rock band were just about to begin their on-stage sound checks on Aug. 16, 2018, when state and local ... MORE
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Deputies: Palmyra man kicked pregnant girlfriend, resulting in injuries

Deputies: Palmyra man kicked pregnant girlfriend, resulting in injuries

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Palmyra man following a domestic incident. Kristopher Fletcher, 20, was charged with assault after an altercation with his pregnant girlfriend. Deputies say ... MORE
State Department of Health makes unannounced visit to Ontario Center, says investigation into facility underway

State Department of Health makes unannounced visit to Ontario Center, says investigation into facility underway

By Gabriel Pietrorazio When Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare employees walked through the doors of the facility on Thursday, the New York State Department of Health did, too. The state’s Department ... MORE
NYSPHSAA Covid-19 Task Force is considering 6 options for high school sports

NYSPHSAA Covid-19 Task Force shares six potential scenarios for high school sports

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Covid-19 Task Force met on Tuesday to finalize potential options for high school athletics this coming fall and winter. Six potential scenarios were ... MORE
Deputies: Two hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Wayne County

Deputies: Two hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Wayne County

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation of a motorcycle crash, which happened in the town of Palmyra. Fortunately, only minor injuries were reported in the incident. It happened around 7:48 ... MORE
State launches form to report violators of NY’s travel ban to places with high infection rate

State launches form to report violators of NY’s travel ban to places with high infection rate

New York State has set up a way for residents to report violators of the new travel advisory issued to include more states this week. Initially the restriction, which states that anyone ... MORE
Canandaigua City Council Discusses New Electric Services Program and Calls Upon Ontario County To Rename Court Street In Honor of Susan B. Anthony

Canandaigua City Council calls on Ontario County to rename Court Street to honor Susan B. Anthony

By Todd Elzey The Canandaigua City Council met on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The Council continued to meet via Zoom conference call due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. As was the regular ... MORE
MARATHON CITY COUNCIL MEETING – COUNCIL CAN PROTECT GRASS AND TREES FROM SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES BUT CITY ATTORNEY ADVISES THAT COUNCIL DOES NOTT HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO REGULATE POLICE USE OF FORCE

MARATHON MEETING: City Attorney says Geneva City Council doesn’t have legal authority to regulate police use of force

By Todd Elzey The Geneva City Council held its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom Conference call due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. This meeting was ... MORE
Two restaurants in Ithaca close permanently due to COVID-19

Two restaurants in Ithaca close permanently due to COVID-19

A pair of restaurants in Ithaca will not reopen after the Coronavirus Pandemic, and it appears that largely due to the virus itself. Ten Forward Cafe and John Thomas Steakhouse will remain ... MORE

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This week John Sullivan reviews the American Mensa Guide to Casino Gambling book, hoping to find some solid sports betting information. He also previews week 5 of Aussie Rules football and NASCAR at Indianapolis.  ... MORE
J. Martin Auction, LLC accused of violating executive order at end of May
J. Martin Auction, LLC accused of violating executive order at end of May
By Josh Durso The Seneca County Health Department has slapped J. Martin Auction, LLC with violations connected to the coronavirus pandemic, and executive orders issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo. In a letter published on Wednesday, Vickie Swinehart, Director of Public Health said ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)
DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)
By Gabriel Pietrorazio On the heels of our reporting into Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Canandaigua, State Senator Pam Helming [R-54] announced that she would co-sponsor legislation to establish an independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the deaths of New ... MORE
New York expands testing to include all residents, says numbers are ‘good’ across state
New York expands testing to include all residents, says numbers are ‘good’ across state
The governor also announced that New York State will expand its testing criteria to all New Yorkers statewide. He made the announcement on Wednesday at a press briefing. New York conducts more tests per capita than any big country in the world ... MORE
Five hour standoff ends after domestic incident in Seneca County
Five hour standoff ends after domestic incident in Seneca County
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 26-year-old Ovid resident following a domestic incident, which resulted in a standoff. Brandon Casey, 26, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal mischief, and harassment after the incident. Around 10 p.m ... MORE
Bristol Street shut down for over an hour after police called to domestic incident in Canandaigua
Bristol Street shut down for over an hour after police called to domestic incident in Canandaigua
The Canandaigua Police Department reports that on Wednesday around 10:20 a.m. officers responded to a residence on Bristol Street for a domestic dispute. When officers arrived, a female and several children were able to exit an apartment. However, a man remained inside ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: South Seneca Class of 2020 grad Hannah Goldberg (podcast)
FLX WEEKLY: South Seneca Class of 2020 grad Hannah Goldberg (podcast)
Last weekend Hannah Goldberg and her classmates received their high school diplomas during the commencement ceremony at South Seneca High School in Ovid. Hannah, a former FingerLakes1.com, Inc. Intern, is in-studio to talk about the challenges of closing out her senior year ... MORE
Unemployment falls to 11.1% as U.S. economy adds 4.8M jobs in June report
Unemployment falls to 11.1% as U.S. economy adds 4.8M jobs in June report
U.S. employers added millions of jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1% as the market recorded its second consecutive month of rebound from the pandemic-induced shutdown. While that was a bright spot in the overall economic news on Thursday, ... MORE
Dundee woman charged in 2002 murder of her 16-month-old son
Dundee woman charged in 2002 murder of her 16-month-old son
Kelly L. Anderson, age 42 of Dundee, was arrested on a Yates County Court warrant Tuesday morning in Dundee by Yates Sheriff’s and State Police Investigators. She is charged with 2nd degree murder of her 16-month-old son, Ethan M. Eslick, in 2002 ... MORE
No fans at professional sport events in New York, officials say
No fans at professional sport events in New York, officials say
There might be professional sports in New York State, but there won’t be any fans at those games. Those rules are part of the new guidance from New York on “Professional Sports Competitions.” The state will also not allow fans to congregate ... MORE
Rally to support police officers in Geneva draws large crowd; meeting runs for
Rally to support police officers in Geneva draws large crowd, City Council meeting runs over 6 hours
Before Geneva City Council met for its monthly meeting – a rally was held to back law enforcement in the city. Finger Lakes News Radio was there, and reports that approximately 500 people showed up to support local law enforcement. Several officials ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)
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Most Finger Lakes residents have heard of the Pre-Emption Line but very few know the fascinating history of why is exists. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable explains in this episode of Our Finger Lakes History.  . The Pre-Emption Line forms the ... MORE
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