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FLX WEEKLY: Wine & Herbs, Seneca7 and Wild Water Derby for the last weekend of April (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Wine & Herbs, Seneca7 and Wild Water Derby for the last weekend of April (podcast)
There is a lot going on in the Finger Lakes for the last weekend of April. The Seneca7 relay around Seneca Lake, Wine & Herb Weekend on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, and the WIld Water Derby on Shortsville highlight the slate of event. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Sydney Rogers and Josh Durso to get your weekend weather outlook,... more

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office changes policies after body cam footage shown at gathering

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office changes policies after body cam footage shown at gathering
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is changing its policies after two former deputies showed body camera footage during a holiday get-together. Two former sergeants, Andrea and Scott Knapp, showed footage from the department’s body cameras during a gathering on Dec. 26, 2018 at headquarters, according to Sheriff Barry Virts. The sergeants are spouses. The videos included footage of people who... more

There’s no way to sugar-coat this Amerks playoff flop

There’s no way to sugar-coat this Amerks playoff flop
The team and league record books will forever show the Rochester Americans had a very good season in 2018-19. They’ll be nothing but lies. Oh, that 46-23-5-2 record and 99 points the Amerks piled up will always look nice. But looks are deceiving. This franchise is far beyond taking consolation in regular-season accolades. When you haven’t won a playoff game... more

Syracuse & Georgetown renew rivalry with 4-game series

Syracuse & Georgetown renew rivalry with 4-game series
On Tuesday, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported that the Syracuse Orange and Georgetown Hoyas were adding another two games to their series, extending it through the 2020-21 season. But according to Syracuse Athletics today, the series will go out even further than that — a total of four years, wrapping up with a game at the Dome in late 2022.... more

Thousands of Boy Scout leaders face child sex allegations

Thousands of Boy Scout leaders face child sex allegations
Alarming new details have surfaced about how many people were listed in the Boy Scouts of America’s “perversion files.” In a news conference Tuesday, a victim’s rights attorney said the files kept by the Boy Scouts going back to the 1940s document allegations of sexual abuse by thousands of Boy Scout leaders. He says nearly 200 of them are from... more

GOP lawmakers, sheriffs weigh in on driver’s license issue

GOP lawmakers, sheriffs weigh in on driver’s license issue
Several Republican elected officials are voicing their opposition to a proposal in the Democrat-controlled New York state Legislature to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally. State Sen. Daphne Jordan, of Saratoga County, and Assemblyman Jake Ashby, of Rensselaer County, will be holding a news conference Tuesday morning at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Troy, where... more

Finger Lakes growers seek sustainable wine plan

Finger Lakes growers seek sustainable wine plan
Wine consumers are concerned with harmful algae blooms, carbon footprint, chemical residue on grapes — and so are wine producers. On Tuesday, about 40 from the wine and grape industry met at Heron Hill Winery to chart a sustainable future for the Finger Lakes wine region. The group included area growers and winemakers, along with experts from Cornell University and... more

Cuomo: Felons in prison shouldn’t be allowed to vote

Cuomo: Felons in prison shouldn’t be allowed to vote
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes giving felons in prison the right to vote. Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” the Democrat said he disagrees with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who says he supports giving the right to vote back to felons serving prison sentences. Last year Cuomo issued an executive order restoring the voting rights of paroled felons,... more

Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

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Tuesday marked the groundbreaking ceremony for Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health System, which kicked off the construction of a new 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Surgical inpatient unit. Phase one of the two-part development is to be completed by July 2020. The project is being made possible by a $10.3 Million New York State Statewide Health Care Facility... more

It’s A Wonderful Life Museum ready to “go to next level”

It’s A Wonderful Life Museum ready to “go to next level”
Officials from the It’s A Wonderful Life museum in Seneca Falls appealed to the Seneca County Board of Supervisors Tuesday for $20,000 from its tourism promotion budget “so we can go to the next level’’ as a tourist destination. The board’s Economic Development & Tourism Committee expressed support for the request, but tabled a motion to allocate the money until... more

Hochul urges students to take on women’s rights fight

Hochul urges students to take on women’s rights fight
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is well aware of the history this region has when it comes to an issue close to her heart: women’s rights. On the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Tuesday afternoon to highlight the Cuomo administration’s 2019 Women’s Justice Agenda, Hochul pointed east to Seneca Falls, the site of the nation’s first women’s rights convention... more

NYS Suicide Prevention Task Force releases first report highlighting need for resources

NYS Suicide Prevention Task Force releases first report highlighting need for
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the release of the first report from the New York State Suicide Prevention Task Force. Established by the Governor in November 2017, the Task Force serves to increase awareness of and access to supportive services with a special focus on high-risk groups including veterans, Latina adolescents, and members of the LGBTQ community. Recommendations from the report include... more

Peterson won’t challenge opponent’s petitions for SF highway chief

Peterson won’t challenge opponent’s petitions for SF highway chief
Incumbent Town Highway Superintendent Jim Peterson, a Democrat, said he will not mount a legal challenge to the nominating petitions of Brian Sparrow, a Republican. Sparrow’s petitions were subject to an objection from a town resident, but the Seneca County Board of Elections issued a split decision, which means the petitions will stand unless a court rules them invalid. Finger... more

More than 6,000 requests for special needs ID cards in NYS

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Senator Pam Helming announced that the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has received more than 6,000 requests for developmental disabilities identification cards since the program was implemented in February. The free, optional ID cards help improve communication between people who have developmental disabilities and others, particularly during an emergency situation. The card can be given to... more

Penn Yan man accused of stealing vehicle, possessing controlled substance

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The Penn Yan Police Department arrested a village resident after receiving a complaint about a stolen car. Sean M. Weimer, 31, of Penn Yan was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance, possessing a hypodermic instrument and aggravated unlicensed operation after he was found operating the vehicle. Weimer was also operating that vehicle on a suspended... more

Jimmie Allen to perform at NYS Fair this summer

Jimmie Allen to perform at NYS Fair this summer
Another Chevy Court act is being announced for the 2019 New York State Fair. Country Singer Jimmie Allen will make his State Fair debut on Sunday, August 25th at 2 p.m. Allen’s song “Best Shot” went to #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart. “We love catching rising stars and we’re committed to providing a diverse lineup that reflects America,” said... more

Kayak fishing tournament raises funds for Tristan Foundation

Kayak fishing tournament raises funds for Tristan Foundation
When you think “Kayak Fishing”, philanthropy might not top your list. It might not even crack the top ten words you think of when this fast growing sport pops into your mind, that was not the case this past Saturday. NYKBF (New York Kayak Bass Fishing) came together with local kayak shop Fuzzy Guppies, to put together the largest Kayak... more
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