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Residents dig out from first heavy snowfall in weeks (full coverage)

NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory, Winter Storm Watch ahead of two systems
The first system that moved through the region during the overnight hours worked out approximately the way forecasters expected. A little bit of mixed precipitation to wrap things up, but generally speaking 1-3 inches of snow - depending on where you're located specifically in the region. Now, the second round is on the way, and it will bring much more... more

FLX WEEKLY: Auburn guitar hero Nick Sbelgio in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY:  Auburn guitar hero Nick Sbelgio in-studio (podcast)
19-year-old Auburn native Nick Sbelgio played the national anthem on electric guitar in front of 32,000 fans at the Carrier Dome prior to Saturday night’s Syracuse Orange game against Duke. Today he joins Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi in-studio to talk about the experience.  . more

Penn Yan man pleads guilty to falsifying inspection reports for space parts

Penn Yan man pleads guilty to falsifying inspection reports for space parts
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. says James Smalley, a 42-year-old Penn Yan resident, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to falsifying inspection reports for space parts. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Resnick, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant... more

Macedon man took vehicle for test drive and never returned it; now charged with grand larceny

Macedon man took vehicle for test drive and never returned it; now charged with grand larceny
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Macedon man following the investigation of a stolen vehicle. Trent Goodrich, 19, of Macedon was charged with grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He’s accused of taking a car that had a for sale sign on it for a test drive on December 28th, 2019. Deputies say he... more

Here are the projects up for consideration as Seneca Falls’ moves forward in DRI process

Here are the projects up for consideration as Seneca Falls’ moves forward in DRI process
More than 20 different projects have been proposed in Seneca Falls as the Downtown Revitalization Initiative moves forward. The Town has $10 million to work with, and a number of community proposals came forward in the public process that played out between December and late-January. The town can submit up to $15 million to the state for approval. The state... more

Parrott Hall called one of ‘Seven to Save’ in New York on historic list

Parrott Hall identified as one of ‘Seven to Save’ in New York
Parrott Hall is getting a boost of statewide recognition to help with fundraising and potential work at the historic site. The Preservation of New York announced its biennial 'Seven to Save' list, which includes two projects in the Finger Lakes. The New York State Barge Canal System and Parrott Hall have been highlighted, as part of the Preservation League's most... more

Canandaigua golden retriever can likely break Guinness World Record (video)

Canandaigua golden retriever can likely break Guinness World Record (video)
A golden retriever in Canandaigua is getting a lot of attention, after coverage of his unique skill was published in the Democrat & Chronicle this week. Finley is a 6-year-old golden retriever. And like most Goldens, he likes tennis balls. “The joy he brings to us is one thing,” said his owner Cheri Molloy told the D&C. “But he brings... more

Midlakes grad soars in Aspen, takes home silver medal at X Games

Midlakes grad soars in Aspen, takes home silver medal at X Games
A Midlakes grad is making moves – and soaring at the X Games. Kevin Royston took home a silver medal in the Adaptive Snow BikeCross competition. It wasn’t his first appearance or the first time he medaled at the games. He finished third last year, and finished in second this year. If that means he’ll win next year – he’s... more

Deputies: Canandaigua man charged with grand larceny after failing to report income

Deputies: Canandaigua man charged with grand larceny after failing to report income
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 59-year-old Canandaigua resident was taken into custody after he failed to report income to social services. Brett Johnson, 59, of Canandaigua was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. He’s accused of failing to report income, which resulted in $1,593 in public assistance being distributed to him illegally. He was issued an appearance ticket... more

City of Geneva will need a new director of public works

City of Geneva will need a new director of public works
The city of Geneva is searching for a new director of public works. Mark Perry, who has served as the city’s DPW director since 2014, is retiring in May, the Finger Lakes Times reports. He’s worked for the city for nearly 30 years. The salary for the job is approximately $90,000. The city called called the DPW superintendent position “highly... more

Canandaigua man used third-party to violate protective order

Canandaigua man used third-party to violate protective order
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a Canandaigua man following an investigation into contact between two parties in an order of protection. Douglas Eggers, 48, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree criminal contempt after he violated a non-contact order that was issued against him. Henderson says Eggers used a third-party to make contact with the protected party, which was... more

Work begins at Geneva’s downtown Byrne Dairy; officials expect completion within 3-4 months

Work begins at Geneva’s downtown Byrne Dairy; officials expect completion within 3-4 months
Another Byrne Dairy construction is underway in Ontario County. In 2019, a new location in Farmington was completed – and celebrated a grand opening. That store was located along a busy stretch of State Route 96. This one will be in one of the County’s most-densely populated areas. The city of Geneva will get an updated Byrne Dairy located where... more

Auburn faculty, staff, and board members make trip to Albany to call for more school funding

Auburn faculty, staff, and board members make trip to Albany to call for more school funding
Auburn high school students rallied in Albany to address a significant shortage in funding. Officials have advocated for additional funding for several years. The Auburn School District received around $18,000 per student, and the New York State average is $24,000 per student. Students, staff, and teachers traveled to Albany to make their case for additional funding. The school board says... more

Paxton out 3-4 months after spinal surgery

Paxton out 3-4 months after spinal surgery
The Yankees’ injury woes were historic in nature last year, prompting the revamping of the organization’s strength and conditioning protocol. In the case of James Paxton, that poor fortune has carried over into 2020. Paxton’s season debut will be delayed after the Yankees announced on Wednesday that the left-hander underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy with removal of a peridiscal cyst. The... more

W-FL Wednesday: Wilbur leads Red Creek girls to win over Clyde-Savannah; Pal-Mac girls win fourth straight

W-FL Wednesday: Wilbur leads Red Creek girls to win over Clyde-Savannah; Pal-Mac girls win fourth straight
There was a full slate of Wayne-Finger Lakes girls games on Wednesday night. The Red Creek Rams defeated the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles by five points. Isabella Wilbur recorded a double-double to lead the Rams. She scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. With the win, Red Creek improves to 13-4 and Clyde-Savannah drops to 11-5 with the loss. Also, the... more

Toxic waters? Drinking water standards in New York worry some advocates

Toxic waters? Drinking water standards in New York worry some advocates
Opposition is mounting to the state health department’s new water standards. The result could be New Yorkers drinking toxic water. The New York State Department of Health has backtracked on its drinking water standards, say opponents of the changes. They want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to rescind a revision that turns a three-month notification rule into a once-a-year requirement. The proposed... more
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