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Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

Brandon Burgess indicted and arraigned on robbery charges

Brandon Burgess indicted and arraigned on robbery charges
Brandon Burgess, who sparked a manhunt after deputies said he robbed a 7-Eleven in Phelps in September, has been indicted on seven counts including robbery. The grand jury’s indictment also covered robberies of construction tools on Sept. 17, as well as accusations of tampering with physical evidence. The Ontario County District Attorney says that Burgess has been found unfit to proceeed... more

Cayuga County man arraigned on dozens of child pornography charges

Springport man arraigned on dozens of child pornography charges
A 54-year-old Cayuga County resident pleaded not guilty to all counts in a 49-count indictment accusing him of possessing and promoting child sexual performances. According to The Citizen, Richard Potter, of 741 Conners Road in Springport, pleaded not guilty to all counts. He was charged with 26 counts of promoting a sexual performance of a child, 22 counts of possessing... more

Orange picked to finish 8th in ACC preseason hoops poll

ORANGE PICKED EIGHTH IN ACC HOOP POLL
Syracuse was picked eighth in the ACC Preseason Men’s Basketball Poll announced today by the league. The Orange accumulated 910 points in the media poll, just five points shy of Notre Dame in seventh. Duke placed first in the preseason rankings and was one of four programs to earn first-place votes. North Carolina, Louisville and Virginia followed the Blue Devils... more

Social Security to increase 1.6 percent next year for cost-of-living adjustment

Social Security to increase 1.6 percent next year for cost-of-living adjustment
The Social Security Administration announced Thursday that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 1.6 percent for nearly 69 million Americans next year. The 1.6 percent increase is a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) and will begin with benefits payable to over 63 million Social Security beneficiaries starting in January. Increased payments to over eight million SSI beneficiaries will... more

Ontario STOP-DWI cuts concern board members

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For more than an hour Wednesday, some members of the Ontario County Traffic Safety Board criticized a large funding cut to the county’s STOP-DWI program. Whether that cut remains will hinge on a meeting with key county officials, a special traffic safety board meeting, and ultimately the county Board of Supervisors. The traffic board, which includes nearly 20 members, discussed... more

Man wanted in Ontario Co. flees to Canada after stealing boat

Man wanted in Ontario Co. flees to Canada after stealing boat
A wanted man who had been on the run from authorities in Ontario County for 45 days was captured in Canada – after he stole a boat to flee the country illegally. The ordeal was outlined in an update from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Dileo, 46, was arrested on a warrant outside of Ontario County. Deputies said that... more

Providers worry about changes to daycare regulations

Providers worry about changes to daycare regulations
Big changes are coming for local daycare centers and providers. Among them, a regulation that all current employees go through a background check process again. While there doesn’t seem to be a downside to re-checking backgrounds from a safety standpoint, providers tell News10NBC there may be some unintended consequences for parents. Susan Johnson has been a licensed in-home daycare provider in... more

Newly designed Dome court unveiled at Orange-White scrimmage

NEWLY DESIGNED COURT TO BE UNVEILED AT ORANGE VS. WHITE SCRIMMAGE
Jim Boeheim Court has a new look! At the Syracuse University men’s basketball Orange vs. White scrimmage on Friday, October 11 (7 pm) fans will get their first in-person look at the new design that honors the former players whose jerseys have been retired and has some elements of the new uniforms that the men’s team will wear in 2019-20.... more

Single-payer health care in NY? State lawmakers hear both sides at U of R

Single-payer health care in NY? State lawmakers hear both sides at U of R
Legislators from the New York State Legislature and State Assembly gathered at the University of Rochester to hear testimony for the New York Health Act, a bill that aims to bring single-payer health care to the state. The bill would create a health care system operated by New York State, at a cost one study from the RAND Corporation estimates... more

Auburn McDonald’s set to re-open after construction

Auburn McDonald’s set to re-open after construction
After closing down this May for a complete teardown and rebuild, the Genesee Street McDonald’s restaurant in Auburn is reopening Friday Oct. 11. The new structure is a complete redesign of interior and exterior of the restaurant, and includes a number of new features designed to enhance the customer experience, owner Courtney Feehan said. Read more from the Citizen more

Naples man airlifted after hiking accident

Naples man airlifted after hiking accident
A Naples man had to be airlifted from the scene of a hiking accident in southern Ontario County on Tuesday. Deputies say that 20-year-old Luke Nash was hiking up a trail off Sunnyside Road when an unknown accident occurred. He suffered head and back injuries; and ENCON is now leading the investigation, according to Finger Lakes News Radio. First responders... more

WWE superstar visits 92-year-old fan at Thomson Health nursing home in Canandiagua (video)

WWE superstar visits 92-year-old fan at Thomson Health nursing home in Canandiagua
Pro wrestling legend Mick Foley was in the Finger Lakes to visit 92-year-old Wilma Gibson at the Thomson Health nursing home in Canandiagua. Foley’s grandmother was Gibson’s best friend growing up and they’re both from our region. Gibson’s nursing home has a wish program and she wished to see the former WWE great — and Wednesday, her wish came true!... more

Canandaigua PD search for suspect after woman assaulted with baseball bat

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The Canandaigua Police Department reports that they’re seeking the public’s help locating a suspect involved in an assault, which occurred on October 5th around 8:30 p.m. Police say the assault took place in the area of Chapin and Beemis streets in the city. A female victim was struck several times with a baseball bat and suffered minor injuries. The suspect... more

Attorney General awards Tompkins County $900K for affordable housing

Attorney General awards Tompkins County $900K for affordable housing
A new grant gives Tompkins County $900,000 to boost affordable housing. New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced on Thursday, during a press conference in Ithaca, that nine cities and counties throughout the state are receiving part of a $7.8 million state initiative to address what James called a “housing crisis.” The program was created by the Office of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mayor Kyle Barnhart discusses campaign for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)

NEW EPISODE: Kyle Barnhart discusses race for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)
Kyle Barnhart, while not a Democrat in affiliation, will be running on the top line of this November’s election in Lodi, Seneca County. Barnhart currently serves as mayor in the Village of Lodi; and wants to bring renewed focus to village, town, and county representation by serving as Town Supervisor. This week he sat down inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio to... more
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