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Wayne County DMV changes affect reminder preferences

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles recently made changes in its continuing effort to make the DMV a digital agency, the most recent being a declaration that many DMV transactions will now be paperless. Residents who come to the Lyons DMV without the reminder invitation from the DMV for a registration will no longer need to fill out... more

Seneca Falls man arrested three times in roughly 24 hours

A Seneca Falls man was arrested at the Seneca County Correctional Facility and charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree after an incident at the facility. The incident occurred when Samuel J. Eckert, 28, of Seneca Falls was confined as an inmate at the Seneca County Correctional Facility on September 26th around 2:55 pm. Eckert had been arrested earlier... more

Canandaigua man steals lockbox keys, attempted to punch arresting officer

A Canandaigua man was arrested and charged on multiple counts after an incident on September 24th around 2:54 am. Authorities say that Gabriel Weinstock, 38, of Canandaigua was arrested for petit larceny, menacing in the third degree, and harassment in the second degree after allegedly stealing lock box keys from the Lakeview Mental Health facility. During his arrest, authorities also... more

Seneca Falls man arrested after allegedly punching neighbor

On September 25th at 10:50 pm police in Seneca Falls arrested one individual on an arrest warrant for harassment in the second degree. Officers say Carlos A. Collazo-Garcia, 28, of Seneca Falls was arrested on the warrant after being accused of punching a neighbor at Peterman Apartments. The incident happened on July 13th and allegedly left the neighbor with injuries... more

Cayuga County Legislature to consider appointing independent Grant Kyle for District 4 seat

The Cayuga County Legislature will consider the appointment of Weedsport resident Grant Kyle, 30, an independent, to fill the vacant District 4 seat representing the town of Brutus, according to Chairman Keith Batman in a release sent late Monday night. Mark Farrell, who had previously held the seat, handed in his letter of resignation last week due to medical concerns.... more

8-year-old injured in UTV accident in Wayne County

Deputies in Wayne County say an 8-year-old was injured in a Utility Terrain Vehicle accident Sunday in the Town of Marion. Deputies say the boy was ejected from the vehicle after he drove it into a small area of trees. The boy was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. An 11-year-old passenger was not... more

Is controversial Enfield wind farm project finally coming to a head?

There has been relatively little movement on the controversial Black Oak Wind Farm project proposed in Enfield in recent months, but the project may be approaching the finish line of its a 10-plus-year long trek this week. On Wednesday, at a special meeting of the Enfield town board, the board will consider granting final approvals for the project. Ithaca Voice:... more

Seneca Falls woman refuses to stop using phone in court, throws device at officer

A Seneca Falls woman was charged in Penn Yan Court after a reported outburst, which she was warned about multiple times. Officers in Penn Yan say that Jennifer M. Hall, 29, of Seneca Falls was warned several times to abide by court rules and refrain from using her cell phone in open court. After being warned, Hall again used her... more

Ithaca firefighter facing charges after gun incident in Cortland

An Ithaca firefighter is facing misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident involving a long gun last week, officials confirmed. According to The Cortland Voice, Daryl Pace, 33, is accused of standing in her driveway with a long gun and “menacing” Cortland firefighters as they flushed a nearby hydrant. Ithaca Voice: Read More more

Watkins Glen man charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated

Jay C. Meehan, 26, of Watkins Glen was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on September 18th and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, speed not reasonable or prudent and following too closely. Meehan was arraigned in the Village of Watkins Glen Court and released pending further court action. more

Penn Yan PD: Woman gave false ID in attempt to conceal age

The Phelps Police Department reports that an Oregon woman was charged after attempting to provide officers with a false form of identification. Officers say that Dana R. Martel, 20, of Oregon was arrested after an investigation into an open container violation. Martel was observed by officers consuming an alcoholic beverage in a parking lot during. During the course of the... more

Weber: Seneca Meadow’s Kyle Black & Mark Benjamin discuss Wednesday’s Public Forum on Local Law #7 in Seneca Falls

Kyle Black & Mark Benjamin of Seneca Meadows were in-studio with Harold Weber as guests on Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV to talk about Wednesday night’s public forum on Local Law #7 in Seneca Falls. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: Click here to watch the episode and view archived episodes at FingerLakes1.TV. more

High Acres senior housing project gains ground in Geneva

The proposed senior housing project on Snell Road took another step forward Sept. 20. According to Bill McAdoo, the town’s code enforcement officer, the town Planning Board approved the project’s site plan by a 6-1 margin. The lone dissenting vote came from board member Phil Wilkie, a farmer who expressed concern about farmland being used for a development. Finger Lakes... more

Wells gone dry in the Finger Lakes

Restricted water use, dwindling lake levels, parched fields and wells running dry have early autumn feeling like mid-July. David Shaw never thought when he bought property in a wooded area of Honeoye that he would run out of water, but he did. Shaw closed on the purchase Aug. 9 and in fixing up the house, started painting. When he went... more

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Primary results, stabbing in Canandaigua, and the health of Owasco Lake

It was a busy week in the FingerLakes1.com newsroom, as absentee results continued to come in from the ongoing battle for the Republican nomination in the 54th Senate District race. The health of numerous local lakes has made headlines this summer, with Blue-Green Algae becoming a prominent and challenging problem. #ICYMI in the Finger Lakes takes a look back at... more

Two minors charged with felony arson after setting vehicle on fire

On Friday, September 23rd at approximately 10:50 pm officers in Seneca Falls were called to Jimmer’s Auto for the report of a vehicle fire. The Seneca Falls Fire Department also responded to the scene, alongside the Seneca Falls Police Department. Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle to be fully engulfed. The fire caused damage to two other vehicles, according to... more
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