GET LOCAL WITH SYDNEY ROGERS: Learning to sail at Seneca Sailing Academy (video)

Get your sails up and ready for the second episode of Get Local with Sydney Rogers on FingerLakes1.com! This time Sydney visits the Seneca Yacht Club and talks with members of the Seneca Sailing Academy about the life of sailing and their scholarship program to introduce people to the craft. Then, Sydney gets a sailing lesson and attempts to stay... more

‘A SAD DAY’: Director Taylor on ‘paid leave’ in Seneca County, BOS members react

Seneca County Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor has been placed on paid, administrative leave, according to County Manager John Sheppard. While it’s unclear what prompted the administrative leave – County Manager Sheppard said in that email notification to the board – that it was ‘pending’ an internal investigation. In the meantime, 911 Operations Director Brandi Godley and Deputy Emergency Management... more

Crash under investigation on Rt. 31 in Wayne Co.

An investigation is underway into a crash that happened on Route 31 in Wayne County on Friday. The accident happened near Canalside Drive in Port Gibson, between Palmyra and Newark. Reports indicate that one person may have been airlifted from the scene, but no official confirmation has come down from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, or New York State Police.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Will Sage Gerling be Geneva’s next city manager? (podcast)

Whether it’s the search for Geneva’s next city manager, the news that the city’s police chief would retire this month, or the prospective updates to City Hall – there has been no shortage of headlines in the city along Seneca Lake’s northernmost shore. To break them all down Geneva Believer founder and publisher Jim Meaney and Monroe County Public Defender... more

Penn Yan man arrested after breaking into, vandalizing pair of churches

A Penn Yan man faces multiple charges after two break-ins at area churches, according to police. Michael A. Badamy, 28, of Penn Yan was arrested by police in Penn Yan after a joint investigation between the Yates County Sheriff’s Office and Penn Yan Police Department after two churches were reportedly broken into and vandalized. It is alleged that Badamy and... more

Auburn defeats Batavia for series sweep

While almost all canines are unable to perspire, there was no shortage of sweat in the helmets of the Muckdogs in their final game this series at Falcon Park. The Doubledays (8-6), however, ended the night by proving that they were indeed hot and the Muckdogs (6-8) are not. The Doubledays pitching staff- with no need to keep any arms... more

Yankees slip in East after Gray, bats struggle vs. Sox

The Yankees continue to insist that Sonny Gray — a celebrated midseason pickup nearly one year ago — possesses the raw ability to produce winning results at the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue, though they are baffled by the right-hander’s seeming inability to put it all together under the bright lights. Falling to the Red Sox for the... more

Amid trade buzz, tough-luck deGrom takes loss

Slowly, JT Riddle’s ground ball dribbled down the first-base line, freezing Wilmer Flores where he stood. As Flores stared at the baseball, Riddle ran past him, sprinting into first base with a go-ahead RBI single on Saturday in the Mets’ 5-2 loss to the Marlins. No one had a better vantage point of the play than Jacob deGrom, who had... more

State DEC crews battle plant causing burns and blindness

State DEC crews are out in full force battling against a plant that can cause burns and blindness. It’s called giant hogweed. The sap inside the towering plant can cause burns on your skin if it is exposed to the sun. Crews use herbicide to kill the plant without killing pollinators like bees and butterflies. While Livingston, Monroe, and Wayne... more

Seneca County may join class action lawsuit against United States

The federal government may have underpaid Seneca County in its payments in lieu of property taxes for federal lands within the county. In the event that is true, the Ways & Means Committee of the county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to authorize joining a class action lawsuit initiated in a federal district court by Kane County, Utah. According to... more

SU’s Babers remains one of college football’s biggest overachievers

The Syracuse Orange have finished 4-8 for three straight seasons now — two of those under head coach Dino Babers. And while that sort of stretch can breed some frustration, Babers is still an overachiever compared to most of his peers around the college football coaching world. SB Nation’s Bill Connelly took a look at underachieving and overachieving coaches on... more

Seneca Sailing Academy in Geneva wins grant award

The Seneca Sailing Academy, hosted by the Seneca Yacht Club on Boodys Hill Road, has been awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation at the Rochester Community Foundation that will allow the SSA to offer scholarships for an additional 18 openings to make sailing lessons more accessible to local youth. It is one of the first grants... more

Despite revitalization efforts, people are still leaving Upstate New York

Upstate New Yorkers continue to head for the exits. And in few places have they been leaving faster over the past seven years than Broome, Chemung, and Tioga counties — at an average rate of 84 each month in Broome, 39 per month in Chemung and 29 each month in Tioga. New York’s Southern Tier counties are among the state’s... more

Big Dan the Diamond Guy at Colburn Park in Newark

When someone outside the county hears the name Dan Wilkinson, they may think of a man once called “Big Daddy,” a 6’4’’ defensive tackle drafted first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1994. But around these parts, particularly in Newark, you’re likely not thinking about the big man from “The” Ohio State University, but rather, “Big Dan,” who also spent... more

Waterloo High principal now assistant principal

Waterloo High School Principal Thomas Mitchell is stepping down for a new job — Waterloo High School assistant principal. The Board of Education, meeting in special session Wednesday morning, voted to make the change at Mitchell’s request. Mitchell, a Phelps resident, was given a four-year probationary appointment as assistant principal, with a reduction in salary. He was appointed principal in... more

Car strikes pedestrian in Union Springs

First responders say a pedestrian was struck by a moving vehicle in Union Springs on Thursday during the afternoon hours. The accident happened around 177 Cayuga Street, which prompted Union Springs Fire Department and AMR Ambulance to be called to the scene. First responders say the pedestrian complained of hip and leg pain. It’s unclear if the person was transported... more
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