COVID testing standards lowered for school districts

Will there be enough COVID-19 tests available to keep schools open?

If schools have to do more testing to stay open – will they? Well, new reporting by Gannett indicates that schools will struggle to pay for it, and there could also be testing shortages. Port Chester was one of those schools placed in an orange zone last months ... FULL STORY
Police find loaded handgun, drugs after executing search warrant after fight in Auburn

Police find loaded handgun, drugs after executing search warrant after fight in Auburn

An investigation into a fight that happened in Auburn led to drug and weapons charges, according to police. Police say Harry Hurst III, 40, of Auburn ... MORE
Schuyler County reports fifth COVID-19 death, one incorrectly reported test from Tuesday’s update

Schuyler County reports fifth COVID-19 death, one incorrectly reported test from Tuesday’s update

The Schuyler County Health Department says a fifth person has died from COVID-19 in the community. The report came on Wednesday, as 28 total active cases ... MORE
Seneca Falls Country Club (Alliance)
Truck driver dead after crash on Thruway at Exit 43

Truck driver dead after crash on Thruway at Exit 43

New York State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a trucker dead on the westbound off-ramp of the Thruway at Exit 43 on Tuesday. It happened around 10:30 a.m. State ... MORE
Seneca Falls Town Board hears from Boston doctor about landfill odor during visit (video)

Seneca Falls Town Board hears from Boston doctor about landfill odor during visit (video)

On Tuesday the Seneca Falls Town Board held it’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting, and while no action was taken on a long-tabled operating permit for the Seneca Meadows Landfill the board did ... MORE
Police Accountability Board Renamed Police Review Board  Police Review Board Law Could Be Subject to a Mandatory Referendum

PAB renamed in Geneva: Could it be subject to mandatory referendum?

On Monday Geneva City Council met in another 3-hour session to address the remaining issues involving the proposed Police Accountability Board. For the most part, the Council continued to rehash previously discussed ... MORE
MRB named 34th among Top 100 Businesses in Greater Rochester

MRB named 34th among Top 100 Businesses in Greater Rochester

MRB Group was recently named 34th among the Top 100 Businesses in the Greater Rochester area. President Ryan Colvin, PE, announced the ranking to his staff with a message of gratitude. “In ... MORE
Yates Community Endowment distributes $31K to local nonprofits

Yates Community Endowment distributes $31K to local nonprofits

The Yates Community Endowment awarded $31,300 in grants to a dozen organizations that are serving Yates County residents. Since its founding in 2011, the Yates Community Endowment has awarded more than $700,000 ... MORE
Ontario County cemetery does green burials as natural alternative

Bloomfield cemetery does green burials as natural alternative

The East Bloomfield 1838 Cemetery is doing something different. They are offering a more natural experience for family members to lay their loved ones to rest. Paul Hudson, who serves as president ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Joe Dingledein & Lights on Chapel Street (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Joe Dingledein & Lights on Chapel Street (podcast)

Lights on Chapel Street is a residential light show for the Christmas seasons created by Seneca Falls resident Joe Dingledein. The display features close to 10,000 LED lights, synchronized to modern, classic, ... MORE
Rep. Reed, Problem Solv

Rep. Reed, Problem Solvers Caucus unveil $908 billion relief package with bipartisan support

The Problem Solvers Caucus, led in part by Congressman Tom Reed (R-23) unveiled a Coronavirus Pandemic relief package aimed at helping those most-effected by the economic fallout of the last year. The ... MORE

MOST VIEWED THIS WEEK

Seneca Falls Country Club (Alliance)
Cayuga County expands asymptomatic COVID-19 testing clinic for Thursday
Cayuga County expands asymptomatic COVID-19 testing clinic for Thursday
The COVID-19 clinic that the Cayuga County Health Department is hosting on Thursday will have expanded hours. They will now run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those who are not experiencing symptoms. There will be no cost associated with the ... MORE
Students losing ground in math during pandemic, researchers say
Students losing ground in math during pandemic, researchers say
Poor and minority students have had a more difficult time navigating the pandemic, according to new information released by NWEA. Elementary and middle school students have fallen measurably behind in math, while most appear to be progressing at a normal pace in ... MORE
Deputies: Florida man had BAC almost four-times the legal limit in Wayne County
Deputies: Florida man had BAC almost four-times the legal limit in Wayne County
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Florida man following a complaint of a vehicle operating erratically in the town of Marion on Monday. Around 4:45 p.m. deputies initiated a traffic stop and found the vehicle to be occupied ... MORE
Green Light Law gets victory in court as
Green Light Law gets victory in court as appeals court dismisses challenge
On Monday a federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a previous lawsuit challenging New York’s Green Light law. That allows undocumented immigrants to apply for and receive state issued documents like licenses. “The Green Light law is legal and enforceable, and ... MORE
Cuomo outlines major concerns with federal plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccine
Cuomo says New York will need federal money to distribute COVID-19 vaccine
On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his top concerns for federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the entire U.S. experiences another wave of cases. At this point, he says the federal government has not done enough. There were three concerns in ... MORE
Most doctors getting behind COVID-19 vaccine; approximately half of patients expected to take it when available
Majority of doctors, patients will get behind COVID-19 vaccine, per survey
A poll by the Medical Society of the State of New York finds that there is growing confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine, as it approaches weeks away from a release. The survey of physicians in New York found that 80% will take ... MORE
Armed burglary under invest
Armed burglary under investigation at Geneva motel; two suspects at-large
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the America’s Best Value Inn on 5&20 in Geneva for the report of a robbery. Investigators say two males entered the lobby and displayed a handgun and machete. The suspects then bound-and-restrained the ... MORE
Farmington woman accused of sending threatening text messages to Canandaigua man
Farmington woman accused of sending threatening text messages to Canandaigua man
An Ontario County woman was arrested for harassment after deputies say threatening text messages were sent to a person from Canandaigua. On Monday around 10 p.m. deputies arrested 41-year-old Deanna King, a Farmington resident for second-degree aggravated harassment. King is accused of ... MORE
Health experts say COVID cases transmitted at Thanksgiving may not be fully-realized until this weekend
Health experts say COVID cases transmitted at Thanksgiving may not be fully-realized until this weekend
Health experts say the cases that we are seeing this week aren’t yet connected to Thanksgiving gatherings that took place last week. While state and health officials railed against gatherings, Governor Andrew Cuomo said last week – then again this week – ... MORE
Police officers
Police officers from SFPD trained in crisis intervention, bringing number of CIT members to 10 on force
In early November five officers from the Seneca Falls Police Department attended a 40 hour training session for crisis intervention, which was hosted by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Department. “Chief Peenstra; Sgt. Poole; Inv. Denny; Ofc. Cleere and Ofc. DeChick are now ... MORE
Former DeS
Former DeSales High School getting closer to becoming apartments in Geneva
The Ontario County Planning Board has reviewed the site and architectural plans for the conversion of the former DeSales High School in Geneva into 15 apartments. It’s not an uncommon move to see former schools, after they are done being used in ... MORE
Seneca Falls PD will host
Seneca Falls PD will host toy drive for local families
As the holidays approach, the Seneca Falls Police Department is setting out on its annual goal to help provide gifts to the children and families who may be struggling due to financial burdens or illnesses. Through December 13th the department will be ... MORE
NOW STREAMING ON FINGERLAKES1.COM
TO SUPPORT THE IMPORTANT WORK WE DO EVERYDAY, PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A PATRON OF FINGERLAKES1.COM (Like these supporters have)