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SNOW-VEMBER: Recapping early-season storm that brought mixed precip, snow to Finger Lakes

NWS issues Winter Storm Watch; measurable accumulation likely across FLX
Looking Back: Recapping Veterans Day Storm Meteorologists say it stayed a little warmer than expected for a longer period of time on Veterans Day, which set the stage for mixed precipitation and lighter snowfall totals in the central parts of the Finger Lakes. Communities in Ontario, Yates, and Seneca counties, which were in a Winter Storm Warning throughout the Veterans... more

UPDATE: Driver in custody after crashing into small tractor, killing its operator in Cayuga County

Major roadway closed in Cayuga County after Sunday afternoon crash
Sheriff Brian Schenck provided an update around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday about a fatal accident that happened along State Route 31 in the Village of Weedsport around 1:45 p.m. He says that investigation has shown that a compact tractor was traveling east on the south shoulder of Route 31 when it was struck from behind by a passenger vehicle also... more

State officials get Sodus Point Beach tour

State officials get Sodus Point Beach tour
On a chilly Friday, with summer visitors long gone, state officials toured one of the project sites set to receive funding under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI. At Sodus Point Beach Park, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, were state Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas and Department of Environmental Conservation... more

Attorney blasts judge’s decision in Seneca County vaccine case

Attorney blasts judge’s decision in Seneca County vaccine case
In a case related to an Amish family in Seneca County, State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle has ruled against a Long Island attorney’s request to temporarily halt state legislation that removed religious exemptions for child vaccines. Attorney James Mermigis, who calls the legislation an affront to religious freedom, was highly critical of Doyle’s decision. He called it, among other... more

SUNY to waive application fees for veterans and their spouses

SUNY to waive application fees for veterans and their spouses
SUNY and CUNY schools will waive application fees for veterans and their spouses, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday. The announcement, coming a day before Veterans Day, will save veterans and thier spouses anywhere from $50 to $65 when they apply to a SUNY or CUNY campus. The changes will be made official at the next meeting of those systems’ Board... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Kristin Bauer-Gross on modeling, being an entrepreneur, and more (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Kristin Bauer-Gross on modeling, being an entrepreneur, and more (podcast)
What’s life like for a model in Upstate New York? The short answer: Not much like what people see on television, or in the fashion industry. The complex answer, as Kristin Bauer-Gross explained in this week’s Sunday Conversation, though, is that it can be a career, and now, supporting others through a new business venture is her latest effort. “I... more

Canandaigua driver charged with DWI, but only suffers minor injuries after rollover crash

Canandaigua driver charged with DWI, but only suffers minor injuries after rollover crash
On November 8th at approximately 1:32 a.m. deputies responded to State Route 21 in the Town of Canandaigua for a reported rollover crash. The vehicle, identified as a 2011 Chevrolet Cruz lost control and went off the roadway – flipping over. After a roadside investigation, the operator was identified as Gerald Henderson, 30, of Canandaigua. He was charged with driving... more

Seneca Falls moving toward contract for legal services in 2020

Seneca Falls moving toward contract for legal services in 2020
The Town Board took steps Wednesday to move away from having a town attorney toward contracting for legal services on an hourly basis. The term of current Town Attorney David Foster of Geneva expires Dec. 31. Board member Doug Avery said Foster has a two-year term as town attorney. Unless steps are taken to eliminate the position, and Foster remains... more

Taking a closer look at human trafficking in the Finger Lakes

Taking a closer look at human trafficking in the Finger Lakes
Human trafficking is not a crime that happens only in large metropolitan areas or foreign countries. It’s becoming more common in suburban and rural areas, including the Finger Lakes region. “It’s real, and it’s here,” said Ragan Stevens, a nurse at UR Medicine Thompson Health. Stevens and fellow nurse Cristine Crawford are providing mandatory training for Thompson staff when it... more

Deputies: Geneva driver charged with DWI after striking disabled vehicle on Route 14

Deputies: Geneva driver charged with DWI after striking disabled vehicle on Route 14
Deputies report the arrest of a 47-year-old Geneva driver after a property damage accident in the area of 4529 State Route 14. Deputies investigated the incident, which happened shortly after midnight on Sunday – and determined that Shane Valliere, 47, of Geneva was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition. He was traveling north when his vehicle struck a disabled... more