Hidden ‘recording device’ found in Thompson Hospital bathroom, under investigation

Authorities in Canandaigua are investigating a hidden recording device, which was placed in a unisex bathroom at F.F. Thompson Hospital, according to reporting by the Canandaigua Messenger. Canandaigua Police Chief Stephen Hedworth confirmed the investigation and hospital officials responded on Thursday. “The device was discovered by someone who uses this particular restroom on a regular basis and who noticed it... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Jemima Wilkinson, early founder of Penn Yan & Jerusalem (podcast)

Jemima Wilkinson was a charismatic American Quaker and evangelist. Wilkinson and her followers founded Jerusalem, New York, which also includes present day Penn Yan. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents the second in his series of famous historic people with Finger Lakes roots. . more

Yates County to state: ‘Include Canandaigua, Keuka, and Seneca Lakes as priorities’

Yates County Legislators are calling on state officials to include Canandaigua, Keuka and Seneca Lakes among the lakes that will be studied with an aim to reduce sources of pollution that spark harmful algae blooms. Algae blooms, some considered harmful or toxic, developed on all three lakes in the summer of 2017, but the lakes have not been included on... more

Penn Yan home destroyed by fire overnight; authorities investigate cause

Police say that a Garfield Avenue home in Penn Yan was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday night after they received a call shortly before midnight. Penn Yan Police, as well as the Penn Yan Fire Department responded to 127 Garfield Avenue in Penn Yan for a possible house fire. Authorities say that upon arrival, the entire home was engulfed in... more

Tips to stay healthy this cold and flu season

Influenza is officially here. Yates County Public Health advises area residents to take steps to prevent sickness during flu season. Yates County has had 13 confirmed cases of flu reported in the first week of January. Over the last 2 weeks, provider offices have also reported increased levels of influenza-like illness and GI illness. During winter and spring, illnesses such... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mike Davis of IBEW Local 840 talks unions, employees & FLX growth (podcast)

On Episode #92 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso was joined by Michael Davis, Business Manager with IBEW Local 840, who was in-studio to discuss the role of unions in a modern workforce. He talked about recent economic development in the Finger Lakes, as well, and how it has played a big role in the revival of trades... more

More time granted for Apple Farm reboot

More than a year after its retail store was destroyed by fire, The Apple Farm on Route 444 is still operating out of an existing storage and production building. On Tuesday, Victor Town Planning Board members gave operator Bejan Bahai the go-ahead to continue doing so for the next six months — and indefinitely, if he can raise the funding... more

Canandaigua Civic Center in running for lighting upgrade

The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center needs your vote. The local facility is one of 33 nation-wide in the running for a free lighting upgrade valued at more than $50,000. The American Hockey League and power management company Eaton have partnered to sponsor the initiative, and Canandaigua’s rink was selected as one of 33 quarterfinalists by a panel of judges. Voting... more

Forbes’ 36 points lifts Midlakes girls to 12-0; Bloomfield boys top Dundee; Romulus wins in OT (W-FL round-up 1/10)

The Bloomfield Bombers travelled to Dundee for a Finger Lakes West match-up on Wednesday night and ran away from the host Scots early to finish with a 72-44 win. Patrick Geitner led Bloomfield with 24 points and teammate Tanner Kimball scored 18 points. Dundee was led with 14 points from Wylie Hall. Dundee falls to 1-6 in Finger Lakes West... more

‘Common humanity’: Young Auburn pastor to speak at annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event

The Rev. Patrick David Heery was delivering the closing remarks at the 2017 Citywide Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he saw it. He saw church. Of course, he saw a church. Heery was preaching inside Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he became pastor in 2016 and which hosted the Martin Luther King Jr. Day service for... more

Yates County Airport gets grant for sewer extension

The Penn Yan-Yates County Airport is among the regional airports that will share $20.5 million in state funding through New York’s “Aviation Capital Grant Program.” The airport will receive $421,200 to undertake an airport sanitary sewer extension. Other regional airports that will get state funds are: ‒ Corning-Painted Post Airport: $448,200 million to construct a helicopter maintenance and storage hangar;... more