Blue-Green Nightmare: Dangerous algae reported throughout Seneca Lake

On Monday, FingerLakes1.com received reader submitted photos showing potential blue-green algae blooms forming near Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva. Less than 12-hours later, officials in Schuyler County released an official statement on blue-green algae sightings the same day at the southern end of the lake. On Monday, a bloom was spotted along the northern shores of Seneca Lake, and... more

Kitty Karle ends campaign for Ontario County DA

Kitty Karle, who lost the Republican primary for Ontario County district attorney, announced today she has ended her campaign. “On primary Election Day, the voters spoke, and the Republican party chose its candidate,” Karle said in a statement. “I must and will respect that choice. As such I will no longer actively campaign for the position of District Attorney.” Karle... more

Penn Yan bicyclist struck by car; driver had suspended registration

A 23-year-old Penn Yan woman was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after authorities say she was struck by a vehicle on Rt. 14A late-Saturday. Police say 44-year-old Frances Fiorilla, of Canandaigua was traveling north around 6 pm when she struck Kristine Leinbach, of Penn Yan, who was riding a bicycle. The accident took place in the Town of Benton, according... more

Inside the FLX: Talking rural development in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Monday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso was joined by Jillian Kasow, Director and Counsel to the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Christopher Stewart, Special Projects Coordinator with the USDA, and Jim Walfrand, Area Director for Rural Development with the USDA — who discussed shared efforts between regional, state, and federal officials to deliver valuable assets... more

Two sent to Strong after car flips multiple times in Lyons

Deputies in Wayne County report an accident, which took place in Lyons over the weekend. Jesus Ballesteros-Cisneros, 24, of Penn Yan was southbound on Rt. 14 when his vehicle crossed over into the northbound lane, striking an embankment and flipping over several times. The Lyons Fire Department and EMS assisted at the scene, according to investigators. Both individuals inside the... more

Finger Lakes Cornhole Championships this weekend in Seneca Falls

Finger Lakes Cornhole has partnered with Allcornhole.com to bring you the largest cornhole tournament in the FLX Region. The event takes place on September 29th and 30th, 2017, at Seneca Falls Elks lodge. This event was designed with the players in mind with three levels of competition and will showcase why cornhole is the #1 growing lawn game in America.... more

Ontario County supervisors to get schooled on county landfill

Members of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors will soon be taking a course called Landfill 103 with county Planning Department staff member Carla Jordan as the teacher. Details of the presentation will be finalized at today’s meeting of the board’s Planning and Environmental Quality Committee. The course will be given prior to the board’s Oct. 5 meeting. Jordan is... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Liz Comatis of Abigail’s Restaurant in-studio (podcast)

Meet Liz Comatis, manager of Abigail’s on Routes 5 & 20 in Seneca Falls, and learn about the history of the longtime northern Seneca County restaurant. Also, find out the ins-and-outs of managing a restaurant of that size, what’s new and coming down the pike at Abigail’s and their new customer rewards program. .   more

Stink bug season: Those ugly, smelly bugs are trying to get into your house

So what's up with all the stink bugs stuck to your house and flying around your kitchen? They're looking for a sweet, cozy spot to spend the winter with you. The shorter days tell the bugs it's time to find a place to hunker down. "They're looking to move in," said Peter J. Jentsch, an entomologist at Cornell University. Jentsch... more

Walters wins Republican primary for Phelps highway superintendent

Phelps Highway Superintendent Terry Featherly was up by five votes in unofficial results after the Sept. 12 Republican primary, against challenger Lee G. Walters. But after last week’s absentee ballot count, Walters is the official winner. Walters beat Featherly in the Sept. 12 primary, with 284 votes, to 279 for Featherly. Walters will now appear on the November ballot for... more

GOLFJAY.COM PODCAST: Season Finale Episode (podcast)

The 2016-17 PGA Tour season came to an end on Sunday with Justin Thomas capturing the FedEx Cup. On the season finale edition of the GolfJay.com Podcast join Jim Sinicropi, Rhett Ticconi and Doug Brown to talk all about the culmination of the PGA Tour’s version of play-offs, look ahead to the President’s Cup, learn about a new premium golf... more

Motorcycle fire quickly extinguished at Seneca Falls gas station

The Seneca Falls Fire Department responded to a fully-involved motorcycle fire, according to first responders. The call came in shortly before 4 pm, and crews had the fire out within minutes, according to reports on the ground. The fire was reported at the Express Mart on Cayuga St. Other units were called to the scene, but were held off, according... more

Lansing representatives tour Cayuga Salt Mine

Lansing Town officials went 2,300 feet below ground as they toured the Cayuga Salt Mine Friday (9/11), and New York State Senator Pamela Helming toured the mine Tuesday. Mine officials offered the tour in the hope that it would help them understand the health and safety issues motivating the construction of a new 2,500 foot deep mine shaft about seven... more

Bees are necessary in the Finger Lakes

Bees, hornets and wasps are all examples of flying insects that can sting. Even though most people lump all three of these three bugs into a single category—namely bees—there are distinct differences in both the appearance and the demeanor of each of these insect species. While some are a bit more tolerant of animal and human activity, others can be... more

Seneca Falls man charged in $8,500 larceny investigation

On Saturday at 1:05 am the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Dakota R. Standbrook, 18, of Seneca Falls. The arrest stems from an investigation that began in June of 2017. Standbrook was found to be in possession of stolen property that was valued at $8,500, according to police. As a result of the investigation, Standbrook was charged with... more

Cortland County resident wins $105 million Mega Millions jackpot

A Cortland County resident won the Mega Millions jackpot over the weekend. The individual ticketholder, who's identity has not been released, has come forward to claim their $105 million prize. The life-changing ticket was purchased at the Mirabito gas station located at 7073 Route 281 in Preble. The New York Lottery said it will announce the winner's identity in the... more

Seneca Falls man pulled child’s hair; charged with endangering

Police say a Seneca Falls man was arrested on a warrant for endangering the welfare of a child, after allegedly pulling on the arm and hair of a child earlier this month. Police say Adam J. Christensen, 43, of Seneca Falls was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. A stay away order of protection was issued, and the... more
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