#ICYMI: Fatal fire, Oaks retires, and Tompkins Airport overhaul

It was a busy week in the newsroom, as another state official announced their retirement from politics. Retirements weren’t the only headline that made its way through the Finger Lakes — as several other big stories kept readers sharing from FingerLakes1.com and the FL1 App available on Android and iOS.



Assemblyman Bob Oaks announces his retirement

It wasn’t a particular event that caused it, and his tenure will go down as one of the most-successful — but on Friday — Assemblyman Bob Oaks announced that he would not seek re-election this fall. Many questions remain — including who will be tapped to run for his seat. [Continue Reading]

Tractor-trailer overturns in Cayuga County

First responders were called to an overturned 18-wheeler on Indian Field Road in Cayuga County. The accident happened on Saturday and was the latest — in a number of similar accidents. Reports indicated that the truck’s tires had moved slightly off the road — and due to wet, soggy conditions — the truck’s weight tipped it over. [Continue Reading]

Fire devastates East Palmyra family, home

One person died in a fire at a home in East Palmyra. Two others were injured and released from the hospital, but according to Red Cross Finger Lakes Chapter Executive Director Brian McConnell — tragedies like this one happen too frequently. The home was destroyed by the blaze, and family members said the tragedy last week would be something they never forget. [Continue Reading]

Canandaigua Medical Group joins with Thompson Health

With more than 80 employees and approximately 28,000 patients, the Canandaigua Medical Group officially becomes part of UR Medicine Thompson Health on Monday. UR Medicine Thompson Health President/CEO Michael F. Stapleton Jr. said he wants to thank all involved for their hard work and diligence. “It has paid off, and our community will be better for it,” Stapleton said. [Continue Reading]

$22M coming to makeover Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport on Thursday to announce a $22 million expansion which would nearly double the facility’s size. Additions include a 5,000 square-foot federal customs facility to allow the airport to receive international flights, as well as six new gates at the airport, Cuomo said. The six new gates would more than double the gates the airport currently provides. [Continue Reading]

Sheppard makes it two for two at Outlaw to start the season

Outlaw Speedway was able to survive the storm front that moved through the area Friday afternoon and evening, and though the start of racing was signifcantly delayed, the track crew worked hard to get the surface in racing shape and fans were treated to a tacky, fast track on Little League Night. [Continue Reading]

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FINAL ROUND: Mike Young and Mom’s Racing

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