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ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Yates County

In Yates County, a hotly-contested race for District Attorney has made headlines for the last several months. However, two other legislative races, as well as a Town Supervisor race in Barrington will also be having voters thinking long-and-hard this November. Valerie Gardner and Todd Casella will battle in an election, which has been marred by residency questions, petition issues, and... more

FLL 360: Fall don’t pass me by (blog)

Fall is our favorite time here in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. It’s a time when all of the efforts of summer’s work yield its reward. The garden is now ready for its long winter nap. The onions are safely stored away in the cellar and those jars of lovely red canned tomatoes patently sit on the... more

Missing 15-year-old sought in Yates County

The Yates County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 15-year-old runaway from Middlesex. Taylor Smith was last seen approximately one week ago.   Police say he could be in Canandaigua with Scott Wescott or in Rushville with Justin Chapin. Smith is described as being 5’11, 200 pounds. If you see Smith, or know of his whereabouts, please call the Yates... more

GALLERY: Saturday at the 2017 Naples Grape Festival

The 2017 edition of the Naples Grape Festival kicked off on Saturday throughout the streets of the Vine Valley image. Large crowds attended on the first of the two day annual celebration of the grape harvest on an unseasonably warm September afternoon in the southwestern Ontario County village. Check out these 61 photos below from FingerLakes1.com on Saturday in Naples... more

One sent to hospital after three-car crash in Hopewell

On Wednesday at approximately 6:15 am deputies investigated a three-car accident with injuries at the intersection of State Route 21 and Andrews Rd. Deputies say Hazel Matus, of Canandaigua was traveling north on Route 21 when she failed to slow or stop for a vehicle that was stopped, waiting to turn off the roadway onto Andrews Rd. That vehicle was... more

Dan Murn wins Paddle Keuka 5K for second straight year

Despite a stiff wind and choppy waters, paddlers took part in the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s second annual Paddle Keuka 5K canoe and kayak race on Saturday, August 5th. Fairport’s Dan Murn was the overall first place winner for the second year in a row, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 30:30 minutes. The first place winner in the male... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Spike talks career, heroin epidemic (podcast)

Sheriff Ron Spike has been working in law enforcement his entire career. Ever since he graduated from Monroe Community College immediately following high school. Even then, Sheriff Spike – then a deputy with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office – knew his career and life would be spent in law enforcement. “I grew up in the jail,” he joked before cameras... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Middlesex man arrested after traffic stop on CR 50

A 21-year-old Middlesex man is facing multiple charges after a traffic stop on County Rd. 50 in Canandaigua. Deputies say that Andrew J. Bell, 21, of Middlesex was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped on County Rd. 50 where he was observed operating a motor vehicle without... more

Multiple bridges in Finger Lakes to receive funding this year

Some bridges in desperate need of repair in the Finger Lakes region will finally see some work. A package was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to replace and repair 23 bridges and culverts in the region. The measure will cost $19.7 million dollars, and will be part of Cuomo’s BRIDGE NY initiative, which focuses on repairing struggling infrastructure around the... more

Deputies: Three seriously injured in Middlesex crash; weather, speed could have been factors

A crash on State Route 245 in Middlesex Sunday morning resulted in three people being transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. While the crash remains under investigation by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office — they report that weather and road conditions could have been a factor. Early portions of the investigation revealed that the operator of a sedan crossed... more

Middlesex woman charged with felony DWI after driving over sidewalk, crashing car

A 22-year-old Middlesex woman was arrested on felony driving while intoxicated charges after the Canandaigua Police Department says she drove her vehicle over a sidewalk during a one-vehicle crash. Officers say that Jessica M. Picchi, 22, of Middlesex was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more — a felony, consumption of... more

Head on crash closes SR 96 in Manchester: Drunk driver crossed center line, deputies say

On Friday night, motorists were directed to avoid the area of State Route 96 from Pratt Road to State Route 21 due to a serious car accident. The call came in around 7:11 pm and the stretch of roadway remained closed for multiple hours as crews worked at the scene. Deputies with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office say that they... more
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