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New York must improve procedures for measuring, disclosing data on algal toxins

New York must improve procedures for measuring, disclosing data on algal toxins
The City of Auburn is asking the state Department of Health to address New York’s rapidly spreading toxic algae crisis by adopting stricter standards for sampling, measuring and publicly disclosing levels of toxins in public drinking water. “There are no comprehensive drinking water standards in the state of New York, and there needs to be,” said James Giannettino, an Auburn... more

Out with the old for Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua

Out with the old for Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua
Rick and Gail Herman, feeling nostalgic and anticipating the next chapter for the Inn on the Lake, stopped by there one last time last Sunday. It was hours before the doors would close on the hotel built nearly half a century ago, hours before the first rush early Monday to empty the contents to make way for demolition and eventually,... more

Upstate NY hospitals would suffer from federal funding cuts, Schumer says

Upstate NY hospitals would suffer from federal funding cuts, Schumer says
Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for a federal prescription pricing program to be maintained for rural hospitals after plans were announced that would cut funding. The cuts are being proposed for the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which assists hospitals in prescribing prescription medication for low-income patients at reduced costs. When the hospitals prescribe the medications, they can file the transaction... more

THE DEBRIEF: Election headlines, campaign ads, and victory odds ahead of Election Day (podcast)

WATCH LIVE AT 10 AM: Ted Baker in-studio to talk election news on Debrief Pod
What’s the latest on local, regional, and state elections? Voters are only a few weeks away from #Decision2018; and while a lot of focus has been on national issues – some seriously close races have been forming over the last several months. Some of those have even been local. This week on The Debrief Podcast FL1 News Director Josh Durso... more

Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament

Rough night for Finger Lakes teams in opening round of Section V Football Tournament
The first round of the Section V high school football sectional tournament began Friday night. Each Class will compete for a berth into the NYSPHSAA tournament. Below is results from all the opening round match-ups on Friday night… A Canandaigua 24 Webster Schroeder 21 B Batavia 51 Newark 14 B Wayne 27 Hornell 8 B HF-Lima 25 University Prep 8... more

DeSales property sold to Massa for housing

DeSales property sold to Massa for housing
Nick Massa attended the former DeSales High School in the mid 1960s. Now, he owns the building at 90 Pulteney St. that housed the school, which closed in 2012. Massa, president of Geneva-based Massa Construction, plans to convert the school building to market-rate housing units. The gymnasium at the west end will continue to be available at no cost for... more

One injured after MVA at intersection of CR 20 and SR 5&20

One injured after MVA at intersection of CR 20 and SR 5&20
Deputies report that on Friday at approximately 3:45 pm deputies along with other first responders responded to the intersection of County Road 20 and State Route 5&20 for a personal injury crash. As result, it shut down the south end of County Road 20. Seneca Castle and Stanley Fire Departments were called to the scene. Finger Lakes Ambulance also responded... more

HWS celebrating new downtown location for Bozzuto Center

HWS celebrating new downtown location for Bozzuto Center
The new home for Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Entrepreneurial Studies Program will be dedicated Friday. A 4:15 p.m. ribbon-cutting is set for the Bozzuto Center for Entrepreneurship, which is named in honor of HWS Board of Trustees Chairman Tom Bozzuto. The center, at 22 Castle St. in downtown, features new classrooms, discussion spaces, workspaces and meeting spaces for the... more

Police: Canandaigua woman stole $1,900 ring from local business

On Wednesday at approximately 2:07 pm members of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested a 37-year-old resident on grand larceny charges after an investigation. Police say Crystal A. Ansuini, 37, of Canandaigua stole a ring, which was valued at $1,900 from a business in Canandaigua. She then pawned the ring locally, according to police. She was released on an appearance ticket... more

FL Land Trust & Gorham partner to protect valuable farmland

FL Land Trust & Gorham partner to protect valuable farmland
The Finger Lakes Land Trust and the Town of Gorham recently announced the permanent protection of 50 acres of prime farmland in the Canandaigua Lake watershed through the use of a perpetual conservation easement. The property, previously owned by Joe Christofferson, overlooks Canandaigua Lake and provides the public with scenic views from Twitchell Road. The Land Trust and the town... more

Three Brothers set to close restaurant in Geneva

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The first restaurant venture for Three Brothers Wineries and Estates is coming to a close. The H.J. Stead Co., a casual restaurant on the block-long Linden Street in Geneva, will serve its last meals on Oct 31. It opened at 34 Linden St. August 2017, and features an international approach to street food. As visitors to the winery at 623 Lerch Road in Geneva have... more

Deputies: Slippery road conditions lead to accident on Rt. 14A

Deputies: Slippery road conditions lead to accident on Rt. 14A
Deputies say a 19-year-old Hall man avoided serious injury after an accident caused by slippery road conditions in the Town of Seneca on Thursday. Justyn A. Carr, 19, of Hall was traveling north on Route 14A when he lost control of his vehicle while going around a curve. The road conditions were slippery and the car traveled off the south... more

Helming hosts summit for volunteer firefighters at FLCC

Helming hosts summit for volunteer firefighters at FLCC
Senator Pam Helming brought together more than 50 representatives of volunteer fire departments from throughout the Wayne-Finger Lakes region for her Volunteer Firefighter Summit on Thursday, September 20th at Finger Lakes Community College. Officials from the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York also joined in the discussion, which centered around legislation and funding to support volunteer firefighters as... more
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