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FLX WEEKLY: June Arrives in the Finger Lakes & Katherine Chase in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: June Arrives in the Finger Lakes & Kathrine Chase in-studio (podcast)
Katherine Chase, Executive Director of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail joins Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso & Jim Sinicropi to look ahead to the first weekend of June in the Finger Lakes including the Sips & Succulents event on the wine trail. Our favorite local photos from the past week, a look at the weekend weather outlook and more on Wednesday’s... more

Sodus Point prepares for historic flooding (video)

Sodus Point prepares for historic flooding
Sodus Point residents hold their breath as Lake Ontario threatens to bash through barriers and flood the village with historic flood levels at any moment. The mayor, Dave McDowell, says that the 2014 Lake Ontario plan to raise lake levels during the winter months didn’t factor increased precipitation and may harm the future of Sodus Point and other lakeside communities.... more

Cuomo calls for long-term plan for preventing future lakeshore flooding

Cuomo calls for long-term plan for preventing future lakeshore flooding
Governor Cuomo is calling for a re-design of the Lake Ontario shoreline. The governor is starting the Lake Ontario REDI (resiliency and economic development initiative) Commission. It calls on towns along the lake to come up with a long-term plan to prevent future flooding. This follows the second round of major flooding in two years. “Once you accept that premise,... more

Victor rally delivers 7-6 victory over Canandaigua in Class B lacrosse title game

Victor rally delivers 7-6 victory over Canandaigua in Class B lacrosse title game
There are so many reasons why Victor is a perennial champion in Section V boys lacrosse, and Wednesday night, we saw yet another one. In a season where there were more struggles than the Blue Devils have endured in the past two or three years combined, in the waning moments at St. John Fisher College, their championship pedigree emerged when... more

Moravia man dies after Friday crash in Southern Cayuga County

Moravia man dies after Friday crash in Southern Cayuga County
A Moravia man injured in a car-pedestrian crash in southern Cayuga County Friday has died. W.E. Wade Sons Inc. Funeral & Cremation Service posted on its Facebook page that Charles J. Baildon, 87, of Moravia, died Sunday at University Hospital, Syracuse, "from injuries as a result of a car-pedestrian accident." The Citizen: Read More more

Penn Yan survives thriller, beats Pal-Mac in OT to win Class C lax title

Penn Yan survives thriller, beats Pal-Mac in OT to win Class C lax title
If you have followed Section V lacrosse for the last two-plus decades, this won’t come as a shocker. Penn Yan won yet another championship Wednesday night, its 21st title in 22 years, the last three coming in Class D. But here’s where the story diverges a bit. This time, the Mustangs were on the brink of defeat, pushed beyond the... more

Cayuga County will begin search for new County Administrator as Woods’ exits

Cayuga County begins search for new County Administrator
Cayuga County legislators will again be searching for a new administrator. The Cayuga County Legislature has 'begun the process of employment separation' with County Administrator J. Justin Woods as of Wednesday, although officials declined to provide reasons, citing confidentiality for personnel matters. The Citizen: Read More more

Canandaigua girls turns back Spencerport to take Class B lacrosse crown

Canandaigua girls turns back Spencerport to take Class B lacrosse crown
The Canandaigua girls lacrosse team was right. Each time the Braves broke a huddle during the Section V Class B Tournament Final on Wednesday, they said “together,” just like thousands of high school teams. And sticking together was the way the Canandaigua Braves were able to turn back a determined top-seeded Spencerport team fueled by a serious amount of disappointment... more

Seneca Supervisors to apply for grant to help Seneca Dairy Systems

Seneca Supervisors to apply for grant to help Seneca Dairy Systems
Seneca County apparently will not prepare a 10-year solid waste management plan. The Board of Supervisors Agriculture & Environmental Affairs Committee met Tuesday to discuss the possibility of either hiring a consultant to come up with a plan or having it done in house by county staff. Committee member Cindy Lorenzetti, D-Fayette, made a motion to seek Request For Proposals... more

Last second goal lifts Skaneateles over South Jefferson for Sectional title

Last second goal lifts Skaneateles over South Jefferson
Maggie Newton had never scored a game-winning goal, until Tuesday night. With 2.1 seconds left in a rematch of last year’s Class D sectional final, the Skaneateles sophomore found the back of the net, avenging last year’s loss to South Jefferson with an 11-10 win at SUNY Cortland. Lakers junior Grace Dower had possession of the ball and ran into... more

New life for old Geneva diner

New life for old Geneva diner
Those who stopped into the old Patti’s Lakeview Diner were treated to not only good eats made from scratch but also a side of the restaurant’s operator, Patti Guererri, whose big personality made the visit complete. But on May 2, 2004, Guererri served her diner’s last meal. Guererri didn’t want to shut down the restaurant on Lake Street, but she... more

Paxton lights out against Padres; DJ, Voit, Urshela, Torres go deep

Paxton lights out against Padres; DJ, Voit, Urshela, Torres go deep
James Paxton’s return to the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon couldn’t have gone much better than it did, considering the pitch-count limitations that manager Aaron Boone cited before the game. Paxton threw 66 pitches to the Padres over four innings and did not allow a hit, departing with the Yankees leading, 3-0, on three solo homers from DJ LeMahieu, Luke Voit... more

Cuomo says he’s seeking a fourth term

Cuomo says he’s seeking a fourth term
Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed he is planing to run for a fourth term — surpassing his father’s time in office if successful. “I plan to run for a fourth term,” Cuomo said in an interview on WAMC amid extended prodding from Alan Chartock. Cuomo, first elected in 2010, is the nation’s longest-serving governor. “I believe I’m doing good things,” he... more

Walworth student competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Walworth student competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee
More than 500 kids from across the country and around the world are competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this year, including local student Jenna Giles. Giles is a 5th-grade student at the Richard Mann Elementary School in Walworth. On day two, she was given the word ruckus and spelled it correctly. She has completed in school and regional... more

Wet weather cancels season at Skaneateles Lockwood Lavender Farm

Wet weather cancels season at Skaneateles Lockwood Lavender Farm
Lamenting a wet fall, winter and the soggy spring we’ve endured in Central New York, the owners of the Lockwood Lavender Farm announced on the company’s website it won’t open this season. “Farming is never easy at the best of times,” the owners wrote online. Many of the plants appear damaged, the owners say. Lavender is a plant that thrives... more

Cuomo says political shift could hurt marijuana legalization in NY

Cuomo says political shift could hurt marijuana legalization in NY
New Jersey’s failure to legalize marijuana this year has complicated the “political environment” for the proposal in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview. The measure, one of the governor’s top priorities for the end of the legislative session in June, remains in the negotiations as lawmakers last week introduced an amendment that included elements of what... more

Auburn student gets through second round of spelling bee

Auburn student gets through second round of spelling bee
Emma Sroka, of Auburn, passed her first onstage test at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Tuesday. Sroka, speller No. 338 in the competition, was asked to spell "pelog." The five-letter word is defined as "a heptatonic tuning employed for Javanese gamelans consisting of unequal intervals from which various pentatonic scales are drawn," according to Merriam-Webster. The Citizen: Read More more