FLX WEEKLY: More brutal winter weather ahead this weekend? (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly, Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso recap this week’s top local news and sports, share some great local photos from the past several days, and take a look at the weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. . more

14 fire companies respond to Junius house fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office says departments from three counties responded to a fire in Junius, which resulted in a historic home along the New York State Thruway to be called a ‘total loss’. The fire was reported at a two-story structure at 1229 Birdsey Road that is owned by Walter and Doris Wolf. Doris Wolf serves on over  a dozen... more

Siting board would be key to incinerator review under Article 10

The fate of a waste-to-energy facility proposed for the former Seneca Army Depot could rest with a seven-member siting board. And, says the past president of the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, her research into Article 10 of the Public Service Law has shown just because the group proposing to build the $365 incinerator on a 48-acre parcel has chosen... more

Macedon man ticketed for possessing alligator

Authorities with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation say a Macedon man was ticketed for possessing an alligator. That gator, identified as ‘Alan the Alligator’, has since been confiscated by state officials and returned to the Seneca Park Zoo until he can be relocated to a permanent facility. The entire investigation started with an anonymous complaint, after an... more

Cayuga County Emergency Services asks for new fire training, storage building

After giving a tour at the Cayuga County Fire Training Tower Wednesday night, Niel Rivenburgh, acting director of the county emergency services, asked county legislators to finance a new building. The complex on Quarry Road in Auburn has a fire training tower, a large lot storing multiple emergency response trailers, a barn and one indoor facility where classes are held.... more

ZOTOS HAS NEW OWNERS: Future of Geneva facility, jobs unknown amid transition

Zotos International has been sold. After 30 years as part of the Shiseido Company of Japan, Zotos International Inc., has a new owner, according to reporting by the Finger Lakes Times. The sale itself could mean little locally, or it could have a significant impact on the Geneva-based operation. Officials from the facility have remained tight-lipped about the sale, and... more

del Lago Resort & Casino looks back at community outreach efforts in 2017

As it approaches its first anniversary, del Lago Resort and Casino is reflecting back on a triumphant first year in many regards, but its Community Outreach and Giving Program is especially meaningful over the holidays and cold, winter months. “del Lago values being a part of this magnificent community which has welcomed and embraced us, and as a good neighbor,... more

Vacation property in Seneca Falls a ‘total loss’ after overnight blaze

Around 11:35 pm on Tuesday, members of the Seneca Falls Fire Department, and other first responders were called to a structure fire at 2273 Lake Road Spur. The Seneca Falls Fire Department, North Seneca Ambulance, and Seneca Falls Police Department were dispatched immediately. Crews arrived on scene reporting heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure. Additional units from the... more

Not on agenda, incinerator still main topic for Supervisors

The proposed Romulus trash incinerator wasn’t on Tuesday’s Seneca County Board of Supervisors agenda. But that didn’t stop it from being the most discussed topic. It began under privilege of the floor. Rick Conley of Fayette expressed opposition to the proposal to bring up to 2,600 tons of trash a day by truck to burn in the incinerator to produce... more

Bags were blowin’ in the wind at Ontario County landfill

Thousands of plastic bags escaped the Ontario County landfill after last week’s storm broke fencing. High winds that ripped through took out one side of 40-foot-high net fencing, said Canadice Town Supervisor Kris Singer, who heads a committee overseeing landfill operations. Crews couldn’t do much in the extreme wind but have since worked on fixing the fence and cleanup, Singer... more

Health department: Confirmed flu cases up significantly in Cayuga County

Influenza activity is on the rise throughout the state and local health officials say it’s no different in Cayuga County. According to the Cayuga County Health Department, since Oct. 1, there have been 250 lab-confirmed cases in the county — that’s up from only 20 cases reported for the same time period last season. And since the flu typically peaks... more

New law gives felons a chance to right a wrong

Andy Correia doesn’t like being the bearer of bad news, but he has to be honest when talking to someone who committed a crime years ago. “We get calls here on a regular basis from people who have old felony convictions, and they want to know if they can be expunged because they have been out of trouble for 10... more

Canandaigua woman has new goal after being rescued from fire

The woman rescued from an apartment building fire in Canandaigua is out of the hospital and recovering – and she is sharing her powerful story with one goal in mind. Firefighter Ben Cramer arrived at the scene alone Saturday to fight the fire – and there was no time to waste. On the other side of the thick, black smoke... more

Deputies: Penn Yan man nearly struck oncoming traffic in Geneva

Deputies say a 58-year-old Penn Yan man was charged with driving while intoxicated after nearly striking oncoming traffic. The incident took place on State Route 14 in the Town of Geneva, when James L. Reed, 58, of Penn Yan was stopped for speeding and swerving over the center line, nearly striking a vehicle. He was found to be operating the... more

A messy issue at Golisano’s property in Ontario County

About $90,000 in unpaid school taxes remain on the books for Tom Golisano. The billionaire businessman is expected to announce within the next few weeks plans over the payment he’s withholding because of a geese issue at his lake property in South Bristol. As of Friday, Golisano had not decided whether he will pay the taxes and “he has not... more

Projected storm reschedules Main Street Arts event in Clifton Springs

Projected storm reschedules Main Street Arts event in Clifton Springs Due to a potential winter storm forecasted for Saturday, Jan. 13, the opening reception for the Main Street Arts’ first exhibition of the new year is rescheduled. The exhibition “Dream State” will open Saturday, Jan. 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibition will continue through February 16. The... more

Oneida Nation sets grand opening for casino near Onondaga County line

The latest central New York casino will open in less than two months. The Oneida Nation announced Wednesday that Point Place Casino, a 65,000-square-foot facility in the town of Bridgeport near the Onondaga County line, will hold its grand opening Thursday, March 1. Point Place in Madison County will be the third casino operated by the Oneidas. The tribe owns... more

Penn Yan throttles Newark; Burri scores 1,000th point in Midlakes loss (W-FL round-up 1/9)

League play was in full swing for the Finger Lakes East on Tuesday night with the biggest news coming out of Newark as the Penn Yan Mustangs blew the Reds out of their own gym winning 61-36. Marty Gibson’s Mustangs opened up a 26-11 halftime lead and then built the lead to 44-19 at the end of the third quarter.... more
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