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UPDATE: Police identify those involved in fatal two-car crash along Rt. 318 in Junius

Serious crash temporarily closes SR 318 in Seneca County on Saturday
State Police have provided another update to the fatal crash, which prompted a significant response from first responders in Northern Seneca County on Saturday. Mary Taylor, 26, of Seneca Falls was traveling west on State Route 318 when she slowed to make a left turn onto Burgess Road. Her minivan was struck from behind, according to Troopers, by a flatbed... more

WEBER THIS WEEK LIVE AT 3 PM ON MONDAY: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK LIVE AT 3 PM ON MONDAY: The Dog hangs it up after 50 years of local broadcasting… this is his last show (podcast)
After 50 years in local broadcasting, Harold “Web Dog” Weber will be officially handing up the microphone after one last edition of his long running Weber This Week podcast on FingerLakes1.com on Monday afternoon. Join the Dog along with Dave Barnick, Jack Dipolito, Greg Cotteril and Jim Sinicropi to recap a career that started at WSFW radio in 1969. . more

Probe of fatal rail car accident in Romulus continues

Probe of fatal rail car accident in Romulus continues
The death of an Andersons Rail Group worker at the former Seneca Army Depot Thursday appears to be accidental, the Seneca County sheriff’s office says. Lt. Tim Thompson Jr. of the sheriff’s office’s Criminal Investigation Division said authorities revisited the scene Friday with Federal Railroad Administration officials to inspect the tracks and rail cars stored at the site. “At this... more

State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day

State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day
Employees of the state Department of Transportation will be picking up trash along roads across New York to mark Earth Day. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. DOT officials say on Monday the agency’s workers from every region of New York will be volunteering their time to collect and dispose of litter along roads, highways and other locations. State,... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester
Throughout the winter, Peter Mantius spent his days reporting on some of the most-important environmental issues facing the Finger Lakes region. Doing so with more than 20 years of experience – Mantius broke the story about the DEC’s investigation into the Cayuga Regional Digester, and had an exclusive with the former facility manager who quit in January after he says... more

CUTILLO: 50 years of memories — The ‘Web Dog’ hanging up his microphone

CUTILLO: 50 years of memories — The ‘Web Dog’ hanging up his microphone
If you lived in Seneca Falls in the early 1960s and maybe were out walking the dog on a nice summer evening near Spring Street, you might have heard something like this: “Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the Spectrum. Tonight the Sixers are hosting the Boston Celtics … ” A radio broadcast of a Philadelphia 76ers game? Well, a... more

Waterloo school board to discuss new school to work position

Waterloo school board to discuss new school to work position
Not all high school seniors will attend college. Some elect not to learn a trade at Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services. However, many of those same students want jobs with local businesses and industries after they graduate — and the Waterloo school board is exploring the possibility of creating a position to further that objective. The Board of... more

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office sponsors drug take back, child ID day

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office sponsors drug take back, child ID day
The Seneca County sheriff’s office will sponsor a dual public safety event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. People can turn in unwanted and expired prescription medication at the Law Enforcement Center in Romulus and at the Waterloo North Station at 44 W. William St. in Waterloo. No questions will be asked, and no paperwork is required. During the... more

Waterloo Village Board meets in special session on PRV funding

Waterloo Village Board meets in special session on PRV funding
Mayor Jack O’Connor has called a special meeting of the Village Board for 4:30 p.m. Monday. The topic: how the village will pay for a pressure-reducing valve, and a building to house it, on Woodworth Road. The PRV would help control water pressure from the village storage tank on Kime Road in Fayette and the village distribution system. Finger Lakes... more

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?
Local food and local drink are huge in the Finger Lakes region, which the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has long recognized. Inspired by ongoing developments in the region’s travel and tourism marketplace, the Chamber is hosting an event June 3 called “al fresco flx” to talk more about and experience what is happening on the agritourism, food and craft beverage... more

Romulus man killed in train accident at former Seneca Army Depot

Romulus man killed in train accident at former Seneca Army Depot
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that his office investigated a fatal train accident at the former Seneca Army Depot along State Route 96 on Thursday. Around 10:17 a.m. deputies were called to the depot, and began an investigation into the incident. Investigators determined that an employee of the Andersons Rail Group had been severely injured after being struck by... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
As we move past the half-way point of April it is starting to feel more and more like Spring in the Finger Lakes. Easter Sunday is coming up this weekend and we’ll have your weather outlook and some options for brunch around the region. Also, an update on Sydney’s Instacart side-gig, reaction to Tiger Woods’ big win on Sunday and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget
New York State has adopted a $175.5 billion budget. What does that mean for Upstate New York? Well, it has serious implications – as noted by Unshackle Upstate. Unshackle Upstate advocates on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in Upstate New York who are working to create a better, more-favorable environment for development. Michael Kracker, Director of Unshackle Upstate was... more

Voters to decide if former SMS property in Seneca Falls can be sold

Voters to decide if former SMS property in Seneca Falls can be sold
The former SMS property at 109 Ovid St. could be up for sale. The property was purchased by the Bridgeport Fire District as a possible site for a new firehouse. Now the Board of Commissioners of the fire district has declared that it is seeking voter approval to sell it. The commissioners approved a motion April 9 authorizing the sale... more

Seneca Falls Development Corp. will hold public meeting for DRI grant on April 25th

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The Seneca Falls Development Corporation (SFDC) is inviting Seneca Falls residents, business owners, and community leaders to a public Community Workshop to discuss and gather potential projects for inclusion in this year’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant application. The open meeting will take place from 6 – 7 pm on Thursday, April 25th at the Seneca Falls Community... more

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner
The New York Beef Council enticed five culinary schools from across New York State to experience a two-day “Farm to Fork” Beef Tour and Cooking Competition here in the Finger Lakes April 11 and 12. This event was made possible through continued support and funding from the South Dakota Beef Council. Five culinary schools, SUNY Cobleskill, Erie Community College, SUNY... more

Rep. Reed raises $347K in Q1 of 2019

Rep. Reed raises
Congressman Tom Reed’s re-election bid is off to a hot start, according to a press release issued by his campaign. Reed, a Republican from Corning, raised more than $347,000 in the first quarter of 2019. It’s more than 15-times that of his Democratic challengers – Tracy Mitrano and Dr. Scott Noren. Mitrano unsuccessfully ran against Reed in 2018, and quickly... more
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