CURVEBALL CANCELLED: Health concerns kill weekend festival in Watkins Glen

Thursday evening it was announced that the much-anticipated Curveball Festival in Watkins Glen would not happen. Curveball Forced To Cancel: https://t.co/b391MMXlVH — Phish (@phish) August 16, 2018 The following was posted to Phish’s website: Due to the severe flooding that occurred in Schuyler County over the past week, the local water treatment plant that services water to the Village of... more

Recovery continues in Lodi, donations sought by local organizations (full coverage)

Upwards of 8.75 inches of rain fell during the early-morning hours on Tuesday, which left Southern Seneca County in a state of emergency. While Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in a number of counties throughout Upstate New York after Tuesday’s rainfall – none were as hard hit in the Finger Lakes region – as Seneca. del Lago is... more

FLX FORECAST: More rain, storms expected to end week

After intense flooding in the Southern Tier, Seneca, Schuyler, and Monroe counties – the region is left wondering if upcoming rainfall will leave more devastation behind. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says there is a slight, to moderate flood risk over the next 48 hours – but that any activity will be extremely localized. – A batch of area-wide showers... more

Doubledays take sole possession of 1st place after 6-1 win

It was hard enough for the Doubledays to finally be able to catch up with the Scrappers atop the division after playing two months of catch up in the standings. So it was only fitting that Auburn had to work a little more effort to take sole possession of first place on Thursday in a win over Mahoning Valley. The... more

Effort continues to keep Canandaigua thrift store open

CANANDAIGUA — Nearly all of Patty Hayes’ wardrobe has come from the Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center. The clothing is affordable, she said, and she’s relied on the store for other purposes. She’s bought items such as scarves and hats that were in turn donated by her church. So, yes, she said, it’s unfortunate the store is closing... more

Boil Water Advisory issued for Watkins Glen, Dix & Reading

Officials in Schuyler County say a Boil Water Advisory has been activated for the next several days following intense flooding, which happened on Tuesday. The following message was relayed to the public on Thursday: “Please be advised; there is a Boil Water Advisory for the Village of Watkins Glen, Dix & Reading Water Districts. Bring tap water to a rolling... more

Cayuga County Legislature to explore commission on redistricting, more

The Cayuga County Legislature is taking the first steps to consider redistricting and alternative forms of government districts in advance of the 2020 U.S. Census. The county leadership team agreed at Tuesday’s meeting of Legislature’s Government Operations Committee to begin exploring options for the formation of an independent commission that would navigate the process of reshaping the legislative districts as... more

Seneca Falls man admits using relatives’ identities to steal around $175k

In June 2015, Raymond Tortorello Jr. went to the bank to obtain a loan, but he took someone else’s ID. Late last year, Tortorello, 30, of 312 Gravel Road, Seneca Falls, was arrested and charged with seven counts of first-degree identity theft and one count of third-degree grand larceny, all class D felonies. At the time, the Auburn Police Department... more

Auburn man pleads guilty to assaulting, injuring police officer

When the Auburn Police Department was called to Justin Gervais’ Wall Street apartment for a second noise complaint in December, the 22-year-old initially refused to open the door. Then, while descending his apartment steps, an officer told Gervais he was under arrest, and he tried to flee. On Thursday, during an appearance in Cayuga County Court, Gervais explained what happened... more

Man accused in death of Wayne County mother pleads guilty

One of the men accused in the death of Wayne County mother Julie Martin pleaded guilty Thursday to her murder. Prosecutors say Knowledge Couser was dating Martin’s daughter at the time. Couser, Martin’s daughter Jasmine Harlee, and two other men were all charged with the crime. The sheriff says they allegedly did it for the insurance money. Deputies found Martin... more

Tanaka’s solid effort goes unrewarded vs. Rays

After the first four hitters of Thursday’s series finale against the Rays, it looked like it would be another bullpen day for the Yankees, as starter Masahiro Tanaka allowed four consecutive hits and two runs. But Tanaka quickly put the rough start behind him to grind through six frames without any further damage. His offense was just unable to back... more

Waterloo homicide victim’s daughter seeks change in law

WATERLOO — A month ago Lora Bennett’s mother, Lori McConnell, was killed in an ambush in Waterloo, Seneca County. Emerson Tohafjian has been charged with her murder and awaits trial — but even before a jury decides his fate, Bennett wants her mother’s death to mean something to other victims of domestic violence. Bennett says McConnell didn’t want to live... more

NWS: Path of destruction left behind in Port Gibson after storms on Tuesday

The National Weather Service says straight-lined winds were to blame for destruction left behind by a thunderstorm Tuesday morning in Port Gibson. “We looked out, and we couldn’t believe our eyes,” said Port Gibson farmer John Koeberle. He says his wife ran to the cellar, thinking a tornado was approaching. “I would say it’s close to something you see on... more

Inns of Aurora update village board on spa project

The Inns of Aurora gave an update on the upcoming spa project, located on 265 acres of land at 700 Sherwood Road in Ledyard, during a regular village of Aurora board meeting on Thursday. “As you know, we’re advancing our spa project up the road,” said Sue Edinger, the chief operating officer of the inns. She explained that not much... more

Two hospitalized after Fayette rollover; driver charged with DWI

On August 11th at approximately 6:30 pm deputies responded to a report of a rollover accident in the area of Yost Road and Zwick Road in the Town of Fayette. After investigation, it was determined that a truck had been traveling north on Yost Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle heading off the roadway and flipping end... more

Helming: $5M available through fund to support animal shelter development

Senator Pam Helming announced that there is $5 million available through the New York State Companion Animal Fund to support critical improvement projects at animal shelters around our state. The fund allows eligible organizations to make significant updates to their facilities to enhance animal care and health. Funding is available to non-profit and municipal animal shelters, humane societies, and societies... more

FLX WEEKLY: Flood aftermath and a dry weekend ahead (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi for your mid-week Finger Lakes round-up. We’ll recap the aftermath of Tuesday’s historic flooding in southern Seneca County and Schuyler County, look at the upcoming weather forecast and weekend events, and share some great local photos from the past week in the region. . more
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