Two charged with DWI after accidents in Cayuga Co. that happened an hour apart

Monday, 12:43 pm: Two individuals were charged with driving while intoxicated following a pair of car accidents in Cayuga County, which occurred less than an hour apart from each other. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that James A. Sanders, a Union Springs resident was charged with misdemeanor DWI after allegedly hitting another vehicle around 9:23 pm on Clark Street... more

FLX Politics: Why are so few staying in New York?

This week the New York State Comptroller’s Office announced that growth is slow in upstate. Upstate is too often an afterthought. Something those downstate, including elected officials, cannot be bothered to think about – as economics continue to stall out across the state. Life is good for some in upstate – as those in the Finger Lakes carry the undue... more

Schumer backs firefighter cancer database

Firefighters are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer, including testicular, stomach, multiple myeloma, and brain cancer. Research suggests that the increased risk can be attributed to exposure to harmful substances in the course of their work. Read more from the D&C more

NY Senate candidate Pam Helming opposes tuition aid, other benefits for undocumented immigrants

NY Senate candidate Pam Helming opposes tuition aid, other benefits for undocumented immigrants
Canandaigua Supervisor Pam Helming, one of five candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the 54th Senate District, announced her opposition to two bills that would provide certain benefits to undocumented immigrants. Read more from the Auburn Citizen more

Two-car crash in Auburn sends one to hospital, causes traffic delays on Arterial

A two-car motor vehicle accident in Auburn Monday morning has sent one elderly driver to the hospital while causing delays on the eastbound Arterial. According to witnesses of the crash, an elderly woman driving a red Chrylser P.T. Cruiser was driving north on State Street when she turned onto the eastbound lane of the Arterial. A truck was travelling on... more

Literacy Volunteers to hold orientation sessions in Cayuga County

Literacy Volunteer tutors assist adult learners in Basic Literacy or English as a Second Language.  Our services help individuals become independent readers and writers, or learn to speak English.  Educational goals are based on the individual.  Whether it’s to get a better job, read to their children, improve reading abilities, or develop conversational English, our student-centered learning approach will help... more

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Top stories from Aug. 21-28

It was a busy week in the FingerLakes1.com newsroom, as quickly developing news stories turned tragic – highlighting a number of concerns those living in the Finger Lakes have expressed. Whether it involved swimmer safety, concerns around heroin, or a recent uptick in car accidents – there was plenty going on. Here are the top stories from August 21-28, according... more

New restaurant opens in Fingerlakes Mall

The “E” at the end of Dominick’s Grille isn’t just fancy spelling. It stands for co-owner Eric Sidor — and his entrepreneurship. Along with Dale Cuddeback, Sidor opened the restaurant Friday in the Fingerlakes Mall food court across from B.B.’s Pizza Express. Its official grand opening is scheduled for Sept. 1, but the owners wanted to be serving food for... more

Upstate lags behind New York City, U.S. in job growth

Upstate New York continues to trail downstate as well as the nation as a whole when it comes to job growth following the economic downturn, according to a report released Friday by the state comptroller. Total employment upstate rose 0.3 percent since June 2009, when the Great Recession ended, compared to 2.2 percent for downstate and 1.9 percent nationally. Read... more

Department of Health says ‘swimmer’s itch’ not the cause of rash affecting Owasco Lake goers

While bird poop on the beach and lawn has at times been an issue for those enjoying Emerson Park, it became a more prominent problem when nearly 40 people contracted a rash during the Great Race weekend. Some community members, including Don DelloStritto, believed it was caused by duck itch, or cercariae. But the Cayuga County Health Department said Friday... more

Finger Lakes Wine Alliance names new director

Tracey DelloStritto of Dundee is the new executive director of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance. Her hiring was announced Thursday by Wine Alliance Board of Directors chairwoman Erica Paolicelli, a partner at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in Fayette. Read More more

Drought in the Finger Lakes continues; rain does little to ease deficit

Drought in the Finger Lakes continues; rain does little to ease deficit
The drought status map for the Finger Lakes remains unchanged this week. Drought Status The drought in the Finger Lakes persists, with no changes made by the US Drought Monitor in their weekly update. Level 3 (Extreme) Drought continues across most of the Finger Lakes. For the latest local forecast and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com FingerLakes1.com Local Weather... more

Mettler Toledo exiting the region, taking 185 jobs with it

The already shrinking manufacturing sector here in the Finger Lakes just got smaller by 185 jobs. This week it was announced that Mettler Toledo would be building a $30 million dollar facility, bringing 500 new jobs to a location in Pasco County. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 250,000-square-foot facility will be located near Tampa. Mettler Toledo Safeline has... more
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