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One more dreary day for the Finger Lakes: Remainder of week looks bright, sunny

The low pressure system that has plagued the Great Lakes with cool, damp weather for days on end has finally started to move and weaken. The surface low is located to our north, while the center of lower pressures in the upper levels of the atmosphere is directly overhead. A number of subtle disturbances continue to spin around the low... more

More cases of ‘super bugs’ being seen around the region

Doctors say this super bug appears to be resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics. Doctors believe many people are becoming sick because too many people overuse and sometimes even abuse antibiotics— including items like hand sanitizer. Providers are now being told to cut back on those types of prescriptions. With cases of super bugs on the rise in our... more

Damp, cool weekend in the FLX

A stream of moisture from the Atlantic is pumping rain into New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. This stream of rain is pointed right at the Finger Lakes, yet our weather today should be a bit showery at best with very low amounts of rain. Unfortunately, our region is falling victim to a downsloping effect that is preventing rain from reaching... more

Canandaigua Road bridge opens in Macedon

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the opening Thursday of the new Canandaigua Road bridge over the Erie Canal in Macedon. The $4.3 million project reopens a link between Macedon’s residential and business districts and is expected to see about 5,000 vehicles each day. The Governor hailed it as part of the state’s wider $21.1 billion investment in road and bridge infrastructure.... more

‘Extreme Drought’ expanding eastward in latest report in the Finger Lakes

While the drought classifications in the Finger Lakes remain unchanged, Central New York’s drought free zone is shrinking. Level 3 (Extreme) Drought persist across most of the Finger Lakes region. Areas to the east remain much better off than the Finger Lakes. The area classified as Level 3 (Extreme) Drought has not changed once again this week. The Finger Lakes... more

Rep. Tom Reed wants death penalty for heroin dealers in fatal overdoses

An Upstate New York Congressman has introduced a new bill that would add life in prison or death as possible penalties for drug dealers who sell heroin connected to fatal overdoses. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY 23rd District) introduced the HELP Act this week, WIVB-TV reported. The acronym stands for “Help Ensure Lives are Protected.” “We care about the families of... more

54th Senate District: Rayburn unsure if he’ll stay in race

There will be three candidates on the ballot in November for the state Senate’s 54th District seat, the result of the Sept. 13 GOP primary. The question is whether all three candidates will be actively seeking the seat. Finger Lakes Times – News: Read More more

FLX Weekly: Here comes October, Apples & Pumpkins

It is hard to believe that this weekend is the first of October as we move deeper into autumn here in the Finger Lakes. Join Jessica Lahr and the FingerLakes1.com Team for a  round-up of the top local news of the week, a preview of the weekend weather, sports and events schedules, and check out the top local photos of the... more

Dry summer = sweet apples

There are a couple of things you’ll notice about this year’s crop of New York apples: They’re smaller and sweeter. You can attribute both of those things to our drought-stricken summer. “It’s affecting the size of the fruit,” said Jim Allen, president of the New York Apple Association, based in Victor. Finger Lakes Times – News: Read More   more

Williamson man leads deputies on pursuit through bean field; charged with felony DWI

A Williamson man is facing multiple charges after the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office say he led deputies on a pursuit through a residential neighborhood in marion. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that deputies attempted to stop Eric M. Gallivan, 40, of Williamson — after he was observed violating a traffic law. He then fled police, leading them on a... more

Race for the 54th: Five key issues heading into November’s election

Now that a winner has been crowned in the Republican Primary for New York State Senate’s 54th District, focus can shift from counting to deciding While Canandaigua Supervisor Pam Helming won her primary battle against Ontario County businessman Floyd Rayburn – it was just that, an absolute battle. The mailers, argumentative tone, and overall idea that Helming is a representative... more

New York’s economic money lacks oversight, group says

New York is set to spend $8.6 billion this year on incentives and tax breaks to companies, but the money is being doled out without enough safeguards to protect the taxpayers, a report Monday charged. The report from the business-backed Citizens Budget Commission comes just days after 10 developers and former aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo were charged in a... more

BOYS SOCCER: Pal-Mac gives its boys soccer coach win No. 200

BOYS SOCCER: Pal-Mac gives its boys soccer coach win No. 200
The Red Raiders’ longtime head coach reached the 200-victory milestone, and two pairs of brothers provided the scoring in a 2-0 Finger Lakes East conquest of Newark. “I’ll tell you what: It was a fantastic night,” exclaimed Mahnke, now in his 18th year. “I took my 100th against Newark. I took my 200th against Newark. We’ve got a great rivalry,... 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

#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

Fresh approach to Finger Lakes winemaking

Céline and Sébastien LeSeurre murmur with excitement as a car makes its way up the driveway of their winery on the east side of Keuka Lake. It’s a grape grower from a nearby vineyard bringing three bunches of grapes — Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Gewürtztraminer — for them to evaluate. The LeSeurres inspect the bunches and taste the grapes. They... more
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