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THE DEBRIEF: Debating the state of Upstate economy, ending the pledge, and more (podcast)

WATCH LIVE NOW: Debating the state of Upstate economy, ending the pledge, and more (podcast)
What were the biggest stories of the week in the Finger Lakes? There are several that have people talking, and this week on Episode #60 of The Debrief Podcast, Ted Baker, Jackie Augustine, and Josh Durso are in-studio breaking it all down. Topics for discussion this week include: – A recent appointment by the Cuomo Administration to the Committee on... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Indians clash with Geneva at the Panther Den (FL1 Sports)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Waterloo Indians clash with Geneva at the Panther Den (FL1 Sports)
Crosstown Rival Waterloo Indians and Geneva Panthers meet on Friday night in Geneva in an important mid-season Finger Lakes East boys basketball showdown. Paul Russo and Kevin Sharp have the call from inside the Panther Den on FL1 Sports.  . more

Deputies: Penn Yan man crashed his car, broke into home in Ontario County

Deputies: Penn Yan man crashed his car, broke into home in Ontario County
Deputies arrested a Penn Yan man after he crashed his vehicle and allegedly broke into a home. Edwin Stebbins, 37, of Penn Yan was arrested on January 10th. He was charged with DWI, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and other traffic violations. Deputies say Stebbins crashed his car into a combine on Tileyard Road in Gorham. He then forced his way... more

Officials: Ontario County woman dies from vaping-related illness

Officials: Ontario County woman dies from vaping-related illness
State officials say two more people have died from vaping. One of those deaths was a Finger Lakes area woman, who was in her 50s. Officials say the woman was from Ontario County. No other information was provided about her identity, but Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his sentiment that these deaths are preventable. The case remains under investigation,... more

Serious crash under investigation along Rt. 5 in Sennett

Route 5 shut down due to crash in Cayuga County
First responders are investigating the cause of a serious crash along State Route 5 in the town of Sennett. It was reported around 6 a.m., and shortly thereafter, the roadway was closed to westbound traffic for approximately 30 minutes. Photos from the scene show a tractor, which was reportedly struck by another vehicle according to witnesses. The road was closed... more

Police: Ovid man charged with aggravated harassment after warrants discovered during traffic stop

Police: Ovid man charged with aggravated harassment after warrants discovered during traffic stop
The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of Christopher Clemenson, 37, of Ovid following a traffic stop on Cayuga Street. Police stopped Clemenson for a traffic violation. During that stop it was discovered that he had two active warrants for his arrest in Seneca Falls Town Court. The first warrant was issued following a threat Clemenson made over the... more

Menzo Case named Seneca Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year (video)

Menzo Case names Seneca Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and Goulds Pumps announced last night at the organizations annual dinner that Menzo Case has received the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award. Working with Chamber President & CEO Jeff Shipley, Duprey Video produced the video below, which was shown at the annual dinner and awards ceremony at del Lago Resort & Casino on... more

Former prosecutor speaks in Geneva about bail reform, discovery changes

Former prosecutor speaks in Geneva about bail reform, discovery changes
A former prosecutor, who now leads a state agency in the criminal justice world – was in Geneva this week speaking about bail reform changes that took hold on January 1st. Former Monroe County District Attorney Michael Green now leads the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. He defended the laws that took effect at the start of... more

Penn Yan man charged with forcible touching, unlawfully dealing with a child after two investigations

Penn Yan man charged with forcible touching, unlawfully dealing with a child after two investigations
A Penn Yan man was arrested on a variety of charges after two investigation concluded following an incident earlier this month. Police say that 55-year-old Vincent A.C. Swartz was arrested by the Penn Yan Police Department following an investigation into an incident on East Main Street on January 8th. At the time, police were called to the residence for a... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the Finger Lakes Land Trust and conservation in the region (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the Finger Lakes Land Trust and conservation in the region (podcast)
What does the Finger Lakes Land Trust do? That’s a question the newsroom has gotten a number of times over the years. This week a conversation with Andy Zepp. He’s the executive director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, who works as a conservation advocate in the region. The Land Trust was founded in 1989 to protect forests, farmlands, gorges,... more

Highway superintendents across NYS want more funding to pave local roads

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The New York State Highway Superintendent Association is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to increase funding for local roadways. “Those funding streams are very critical and it’s a unifying thing,” says Bob Kiley, the highway superintendent for Irondequoit. He spoke to 13WHAM-TV about the importance of more funding. “Every municipality is going to say they wish they had additional resources and... more

Mitrano launches healthcare listening tour, will work with RIP Medical to pay off local debts

Mitrano launches healthcare listening tour, will work with RIP Medical to pay off local debts
Tracy Mitrano, a Democrat seeking to challenge Congressman Tom Reed this fall says she’s working to shed light on medical debt in the Finger Lakes. She announced the start of a five-city healthcare crisis listening tour. Mitrano’s announcement came during a press conference at the Pendergast Library in Jamestown to highlight a unique partnership helping district residents out from under... more

New online wine program coming to Keuka College thanks to Hunt Country Vineyards

New online wine program coming to Keuka College thanks to Hunt Country Vineyards
Everyone knows the Finger Lakes is wine country – USA Today just named it the country’s No. 1 Wine Region. But not everyone knows what makes Finger Lakes wines special, how they’re made, or even the difference between a Traminette and a Vidal Blanc. Keuka College and Hunt Country Vineyards of Branchport have crafted a program that answers those questions... more

Newark HS spring musical getting underway, even in planning stages

Newark HS spring musical getting underway, even in planning stages
It’s that time of year again when rehearsals for the Newark High School spring musical have begun and a flurry of myriad preparatory activities for the March 6th-8th production is in full swing. So why this show? “I was drawn to “Big Fish” because of the beautiful story and music,” Director Emily Howard said. “ There is a line right at... more
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