Cuomo names Geneva as 100th ‘Clean Energy Community’

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the City of Geneva is the 100th community in New York to be designated a Clean Energy Community, recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy in its communities. This announcement complements Finger Lakes Forward, the regional economic blueprint aimed at attracting a talented workforce, growing business and driving... more

Multiple felony drug charges for Waterloo man after bust

On October 12th at about 6:00 am, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at 346 Waterloo/Geneva Rd. in the Town of Waterloo. As a result of the search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators seized a quantity of crack cocaine, United States Currency, and packaging material commonly used in the sale of illicit drugs. One of... more

IndyCar ditches Watkins Glen for Oregon in 2018

Portland International Raceway is back on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2018. It means Watkins Glen is out. In a statement Watkins Glen International said “After two years of partnership, Watkins Glen International and IndyCar have agreed to separate for the 2018 season.” The statement continues, “This is a decision based purely on an inability to find a date that... more

Deputies: Farmington man strangled victim until she passed out

A 24-year-old Farmington man was arrested by investigators in Ontario County during the early-morning hours of Thursday. According to deputies, Chaizecharles N. Pilgrim, 24, of Farmington was arrested on a warrant for second-degree strangulation. They say an investigation revealed that during the course of physically abusing an unnamed victim the day before — Pilgrim placed his hands around the victim’s... more

$17M on way to FLX to fix aging infrastructure

A growing number of MRB Group clients will be receiving substantial financial support for water infrastructure, thanks to a grant opportunity created by a new funding source initiated in 2017. The Clean Water Infrastructure Act, adopted earlier this year, created a much needed focus on improvements to aging infrastructure that threatens waterways and drinking water sources. Recently announced awards included... more

Former Ontario water utilities superintendent arrested for cover-up

He served as the superintendent of the water department in the town of Ontario for decades, but now Rodney Peets may be serving time behind bars. The Wayne County D.A. accuses him of altering water department utilities records. Police arrested the 37-year town employee Tuesday on a Wayne County indictment warrant. He appeared in court for arraignment on Wednesday. According... more

County hires Rochester law firm to handle Porsch, Rickerson notices of claim

Seneca County has hired a Rochester law firm to handle hearings related to two recent notices of claim filed against the county. The law firm of Goldberg Segalla will handle the questioning and taking of official depositions from District Attorney Barry Porsch and county Probation Department assistant Debra Rickerson. That news was shared with the Board of Supervisors and public... more

Lyons man acquitted of murder, convicted of lesser charges

Following five hours of deliberation, a Wayne County jury acquitted a Lyons man of murder but convicted him of criminally negligent homicide over a stabbing at the former Iroquois Hotel. Pedro Colon, 63, was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was acquitted of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter. Acting District... more

Residents, businesses call on Gov. Cuomo to halt Crestwood project

Residents are stepping up the fight against a plan to store millions of barrels of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in unlined abandoned salt caverns beneath the shores of Seneca Lake near Watkins Glen in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Nearly 500 local business owners, including leaders of the region’s winery and tourism industries, sent a letter to Governor... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Talking weight loss in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Episode #74 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Brad Jones, along with two successful graduates of the Ideal Weigh Protocol Diet, which has taken the region by storm. The trio discussed the benefits of the program, how little time is required once in the program, and their own stories. Combined the two graduates of... more

Chili cook off taking place at Windmill Farm & Craft Market on Oct. 21

The Windmill Farm & Craft Market is hosting its first ever Chili Cook Off Saturday October 21. Cooking begins at 8 am with judging taking place at 12 pm. Cash Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Best Tasting and Most Unusual. The contestants must be registered by calling the Windmill office at 315-536-3032 prior to the contest. Taking place... more

Sen. Helming takes part in Finger Lakes Works event

Senator Pam Helming attended the “Finger Lakes Works … with their hands!” event hosted by the Geneva-based Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board at Rodman Lott & Sons Farms in Seneca Falls. More than 800 students from area schools and BOCES districts spent the day exploring careers in construction, skilled trades, advanced manufacturing, and alternative energy. More than 50 businesses, trade... more

Cider maker looks to branch out under Start-Up NY program

An Ontario County cider maker is taking advantage of a state economic program that provides companies the ability to operate tax-free for 10 years. Star Cider has been accepted into the Start-Up NY program, Empire State Development announced. The family-owned company plans to build a new production facility and create at least five new jobs as part of its expansion.... more

Festival of Nations coming to Geneva

The annual Festival of Nations has a new home this year. The free event, which is open to the public, will be at North Street Elementary School from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The venue change is due to renovations underway at the Geneva middle and high schools. The festival, in its 11th year, features student- and family-oriented cultural... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman offered false statements

On Wednesday at 12:52 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Hailey E. Freeman, 25, of Seneca Falls. The arrest stems from a call in September where Freeman provided police with two depositions. Those depositions caused another person to be arrested. Freeman later admitted that she lied in those statements. She was charged with two counts of false... more

Geneva woman arrested after shoplifting complaint at Seneca Falls Walmart

On Wednesday at 11:00 am the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Jessica A. Smith, 34, of Geneva following a shoplifting complaint in July 2017. Police were called to the Wal-Mart Supercenter after they observed Smith stealing merchandise. Police say Smith fled the scene prior to the police department arriving. A warrant was requested and issued by the Town... more

Gregorius homers twice as Yankees advance past Cleveland

Didi Gregorius homered twice, CC Sabathia rolled back the clock with nine strikeouts before turning it over to the bullpen in the fifth inning and the Yankees completed their historic comeback from a daunting deficit, advancing past the Indians with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan. New York... more