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Cuomo pledges $300M for Lake Ontario REDI plan to address shoreline flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI Commission on Monday in Rochester – promising upwards of $300 million to improve infrastructure along Lake Ontario. @NYGovCuomo kicking off the multi-agency Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative (REDI) in Rochester taking a proactive investment approach to the environmental challenge at Lake Ontario pic.twitter.com/DJINZfM7EE — Matthew... more

Flooding along Lake Ontario in Wayne, Cayuga (photos)

Flooding along Lake Ontario in
As residents along Lake Ontario continue to deal with flooding that’s approaching 2017-levels, many have taken to social media to share the sights they’ve encountered. Here are a few from the shores of Lake Ontario, as well as some recent coverage of flooding. Rising Waters: The situation here along Lake Ontario at Port Bay in Huron, NY worsens by the... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Newark man charged with forcible touching after domestic incident

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Deputies say that a 42-year-old Newark man was arrested following a domestic incident in the Town of Huron on Monday. Around 8:49 p.m. deputies say that David A. Oshaughnessy, 42, of Newark was charged with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child. He’s accused of forcibly touching a 31-year-old female during a custody exchange in front of a... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne Co. Sheriff Barry Virts talks contract negotiations, mugshot ban, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts talks
Wayne County Sheriff Bary Virts discusses the challenges of running a department that’s mid-contract negotiations, and also coping with the widespread shortage of law enforcement prospects. He also tackles some of the statewide initiatives that could prove to be difficult for law enforcement to manage – like the controversial mugshot proposal, which would ban law enforcement agencies from releasing arrest... more

Wayne County Treasurer Patrick Schmitt settles into new duties, not office

Wayne County Treasurer Patrick Schmitt settles into new duties, not office
Wayne County Treasurer Patrick Schmitt isn’t doing much decorating to his new office at 16 William St. He isn’t going to be there much longer. No, he’s not leaving the job he just started. It’s just that he and the rest of the Treasurer’s Office staff, along with other county departments, are vacating the building to make way for major... more

Wolcott man charged after attempted string of larcenies on Christmas Day

Wolcott man charged after attempted string of larcenies on Christmas Day
Deputies say a Wolcott resident was arrested following a larceny investigation on Christmas Day in the Town of Butler. Fayer Perez, 22, of Wolcott was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree criminal mischief after the investigation. Deputies say they received a report of a man attempting to get into a residence in Butler, and upon investigation... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County
According to Chris Toole, of Teamsters Local 118 — based out of Rochester — one group of local law enforcement officers are desperate for parity. This week, Toole sat down in-studio to discuss ongoing negotiations between the deputies of Wayne County and County Government — who he says walked away from the table recently. While additional meetings are set to... more

Power outages reported Wednesday morning in FLX, CNY

Hundreds without power in Wayne County as snow, wind blows throughout region
Thousands were without power as of 7:30 a.m. across Central New York and parts of the Finger Lakes – as winds, and wet snow put power crews to work. The outages were reported by National Grid, New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric. Customers in Cayuga, Onondaga Wayne, and Oswego counties were hit hardest. However, the... more

Deputies: Drunk driver collided with guardrail in Lyons, kept driving until stopping in Huron

Deputies: Drunk driver collided with guardrail in Lyons, kept driving until stopping in Huron
Deputies report that a 37-year-old Savannah resident was charged with DWI and other traffic violations following a one-car property damage crash that happened last week in the Town of Huron. On November 20th at approximately 9:36 p.m. deputies responded to an area of Ridge Road in Huron for the report of a vehicle with heavy front-end damage. Deputies say that... more

Tractor-trailer flips down embankment, snarls traffic along SR 104

Tractor-trailer rollover snarls traffic along SR 104
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports a one-car accident involving a tractor-trailer Thursday evening, which happened around 8 p.m. on State Route 104 in Huron. Deputies say the accident involved a tractor-trailer near Brick Schoolhouse Road, where a tractor-trailer carrying corn – was eastbound, when it exited the road and rolled down a steep embankment. The operator was identified as... more

Employee assault at Finger Lakes DDSO home in Wayne County

Employee assault at Finger Lakes DDSO home in Wayne County
Deputies report that on Tuesday at approximately 9:18 a.m. they arrested a 33-year-old Huron resident following an investigation into a disturbance. Paul E. Debardlabon, 33, was charged with assault and criminal obstruction of breathing after allegedly becoming enraged that law enforcement was called to the initial disturbance. As result, he began destroying a 65-inch television, then turned his anger toward... more
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