FLX WEEKLY: Flood aftermath and a dry weekend ahead (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi for your mid-week Finger Lakes round-up. We’ll recap the aftermath of Tuesday’s historic flooding in southern Seneca County and Schuyler County, look at the upcoming weather forecast and weekend events, and share some great local photos from the past week in the region. . more

Keuka sweeps top wine honors

Two wineries of Keuka Lake have made a clean sweep of the top awards of the 33rd New York Wine Classic awards.The Governor’s Cup, the most esteemed award given at the Classic, was presented to Keuka Spring Vineyards, of Penn Yan, for their 2017 Gewürztraminer. And Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, of Pulteney, was named Winery of the Year. Gov. Andrew... more

So far no harmful algal blooms in Seneca Lake

So far, so good regarding harmful algal blooms in Seneca Lake this summer. The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association announced Thursday that no confirmed algal blooms — or HABs — were identified during the second week of its shoreline monitoring program Aug. 4 to 6. SLPWA volunteer monitors patrolled 55 miles of shoreline, covering 74 of 75 zones, and found... more

Congressman Chris Collins drops bid for re-election

Days after federal attorneys charged him with insider trading and lying to the FBI, Congressman Chris Collins has announced he will not be seeking re-election for his seat in the House of Representatives. The Republican representative from New York’s 27th District made the announcement in a statement Saturday morning. pic.twitter.com/a3N8tKFpuU — Rep. Chris Collins (@RepChrisCollins) August 11, 2018 Read more... more

Chocolate milk sold in the FLX recalled by dairy farm

An Oneida County-based dairy is recalling some chocolate milk sold around Central New York, including several counties in the Finger Lakes. Stolzfus Family Dairy has recalled its Creamline chocolate milk because it was not properly pasteurized. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets says they have not received any reports of illnesses from the chocolate milk with container... more

Schumer: Yates ‘battered’ by drug epidemic

With Yates County having one of the highest drug overdose rates in the region, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer discussed the opioid epidemic Wednesday during a stop in Penn Yan. At the local office of the Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency, Schumer announced his efforts to lock down $3.3 billion in federal funding in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019... more

Arc of Yates welcomes Executive Director

The Arc of Yates Board of Directors announces that the Agency has entered into an agreement with Arc of Seneca Cayuga for the services of Executive Director, Allen Connely effective Aug. 7. Board Chair Michele Howland noted, “We are fortunate to bring Mr. Connely into the Arc of Yates community. Our agreement with the Arc of Seneca Cayuga to share... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Where is summer going? With just three weekends left in the month of August join Jessica Lahr and company to make plans to get out and enjoy everything the Finger Lakes has to offer. We’ll fill you in on the local weather outlook, event options, sports line-up and more during this week’s edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com. . more

Penn Yan man charged with assault after altercation at Mustang Pub

Police say a 30-year-old Penn Yan resident was arrested on an assault charge following an incident at the Mustang Pub. Jeremy King, 30, was charged with third-degree assault after an investigation into an altercation at the pub on July 26th. As result, King was arrested and charged. He was issued an appearance ticket. The charge will be answered in Penn... more

Kanpak donates 800 backpacks for local students

Hundreds of students in local school districts will head to school in September well prepared for the challenges ahead, thanks to donations of school supplies, and a local business is leading the way in generosity. Last year, KanPak gave 400 fully outfitted backpacks to school children in two area schools through the Milly’s Pantry programs. This year, Kanpak workers are... more

Keuka Lake wineries win top awards

It’s a good year for Keuka Lake wineries. Keuka Spring Vineyards of Penn Yan can now boast three Governor’s Cups after the winery’s 2017 Gewürztraminer captured the top prize and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery was again presented with the Winery of the Year award in the 2018 New York Wine Classic Aug. 8. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winners... more

Police: Branchport man struck, held down female against her will

Police say a Branchport man was taken into custody on August 3rd at about 7:55 pm following an investigation into an incident that took place in July. Christopher D. Shay, 34, of Branchport was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief, Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that on July... more

Humidity begins significant drop in FLX

Weather conditions across the Finger Lakes will be much nicer over the next few days thanks to an area of high pressure from Canada. Before this high arrives though, the low pressure system that brought yesterday’s rain and thunder is still our primary influencer today. This low is now situated well north into Canada with its cold front extending south... more

Branchport man charged with felony DWI in Canandaigua

Police say a Branchport man was arrested in the city of Canandaigua on August 6th after a traffic stop on Lakeshore Drive. Richard Rider, 58, Branchport NY, was charged with Felony DWI, Failure to Keep Right and Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. He was stopped on Lakeshore Drive for vehicle and traffic violations, and is accused of operating... more

LATEST: Branchport man arrested hours before violent attack on woman

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike has identified and outlined the charges filed against a 37-year-old Branchport resident, who violated attacked a 67-year-old female domestic violence victim. Paul M. Khouzam, 37, of Guyanoga Road was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and aggravated cruelty to an animal – all felonies. Khouzam is accused of forcefully breaking into a home in Dresden,... more

NWS issues warnings as strong storms move through FLX

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Ontario County as a storm slowly move through, dumping torrential rain with it. It comes with the larger threat of strong or severe thunderstorms, which will persist through the evening hours. The National Weather Service noted that a strong thunderstorm was producing very heavy rainfall, with over an inch of... more

Humidity returns as heat advisories remain active

The National Weather Service says the new work week is going to start off hot and steamy. As result, a Heat Advisory has been issued until 9 pm on Saturday for most of the region. Those counties in the advisory include, Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne, Seneca, Ontario, Yates, and Monroe. Temperatures will climb into the 90s, with heat indexes approaching the... more
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