Winter might be over, but active weather was the biggest headline this week in the Finger Lakes. Thousands were left without power, and cleaning up from damaging winds, which exceeded 65 mph in parts of the area. A home was destroyed in Waterloo, warming shelters were opened in Wayne County after days of no power, and some roadways remained closed for more than 24 hours after the intense winds battered area communities.
The weather wasn’t the only headline, though. Here’s a look at the most-read stories from FingerLakes1.com this week.
Hopewell home ‘total loss’ after juvenile sets fire
Five people narrowly escaped injury after a fire broke out at a home on Route 488 in Hopewell last week. A juvenile was identified as the person who started the fire, but no charges had been filed as of Sunday. Video from the scene shows the dramatic action as crews battled the flames. [Continue Reading]
Supervisors Lorenzetti, Hochadel talk future of Seneca County
Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti and Waterloo Supervisor Lisa Hochadel were in-studio last week talking about the future of Seneca County, and what issues they believe are important moving forward. They discussed concerns they have about the direction of some individual projects, but voiced optimism about the ‘state’ of politics in 2018. [Watch Here]
Geneva man remains in critical condition after shooting
A Geneva resident remains in critical condition after an Easter Morning shooting shook the City of Geneva. While two individuals were taken into custody and charged, the victim, identified as 29-year-old Michael Cosentino was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital where he remains now. [Continue Reading]
Rochester man posed as federal agent during armed robbery at Canandaigua store
Police say a Rochester man was taken into custody last week after an armed robbery at Canandaigua Jewelry and Coin Exchange. They outlined a dramatic incident, which included the suspect tying up an employee in the back room, after posing as a federal agent. [Continue Reading]
Plagiarism probe continues at Hobart & William Smith Colleges
After an anonymous email was received by local and national media outlets about alleged plagiarism of Hobart and William Smith President Gregory J. Vincent, ’83, a media frenzy ensued. The colleges announced that an investigation was underway, and that the expectation was that it would take a couple weeks to execute. The Herald, the student newspaper at Hobart and William Smith produced an investigative piece on the entire ordeal, which includes the latest comments from officials. [Continue Reading]
Police say ‘stay vigilant’ after teen jogger assaulted in Macedon
The Macedon Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two women who are accused of assaulting a 14-year-old jogger last week. While the jogger was able to defend herself and get away – police say the duo remain at-large. They’re asking the public to also remain vigilant. [Continue Reading]
Dramatic shot from Sodus at sunset
This shot by Jeffrey Timmerman was voted ‘Photo of the Week’ on FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr, which can be watched here. Check out all of our photos by visiting FingerLakes1.com/photos/. Share your favorite shots taken in the Finger Lakes by clicking here, or emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.