INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Warren Thomas talks changes to radio programs, importance of supporting local (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Warren Thomas talks changes to ‘Savor Life’ radio programs (podcast)

For more than two decades Michael Warren Thomas has been a staple on regional radio. His series ‘Savor Life’ focuses on gardening, the Finger Lakes, food, wine, and more. For years, his program was run exclusively on WYSL. However, after a string ... MORE
FOILS ON THE FOURTH: Questions loom as investigation into Ontario Center

FOILS ON THE FOURTH: Questions loom as investigation into Ontario Center remains open

By Gabriel Pietrorazio Today is the Fourth of July, a celebration of freedom – and in honor of this federal holiday, several Freedom of Information Law requests have been filed by our newsroom over the last few days with local county and ... MORE
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State Department of Health makes unannounced visit to Ontario Center, says investigation into facility underway

State Department of Health makes unannounced visit to Ontario Center, says investigation into facility underway

By Gabriel Pietrorazio When Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare employees walked through the doors of the facility on Thursday, the New York State Department of Health did, too. The state’s Department of Health arrived at the center to conduct an unannounced ... MORE
Canandaigua City Council Discusses New Electric Services Program and Calls Upon Ontario County To Rename Court Street In Honor of Susan B. Anthony

Canandaigua City Council calls on Ontario County to rename Court Street to honor Susan B. Anthony

By Todd Elzey The Canandaigua City Council met on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The Council continued to meet via Zoom conference call due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. As was the regular process for the Canandaigua City Council, the meeting was also ... MORE
MARATHON CITY COUNCIL MEETING – COUNCIL CAN PROTECT GRASS AND TREES FROM SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES BUT CITY ATTORNEY ADVISES THAT COUNCIL DOES NOTT HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO REGULATE POLICE USE OF FORCE

MARATHON MEETING: City Attorney says Geneva City Council doesn’t have legal authority to regulate police use of force

By Todd Elzey The Geneva City Council held its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The meeting was held via Zoom Conference call due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. This meeting was one of the strangest on record for the City of ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)

By Gabriel Pietrorazio On the heels of our reporting into Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Canandaigua, State Senator Pam Helming [R-54] announced that she would co-sponsor legislation to establish an independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the deaths of New ... MORE
Bristol Street shut down for over an hour after police called to domestic incident in Canandaigua

Bristol Street shut down for over an hour after police called to domestic incident in Canandaigua

The Canandaigua Police Department reports that on Wednesday around 10:20 a.m. officers responded to a residence on Bristol Street for a domestic dispute. When officers arrived, a female and several children were able to exit an apartment. However, a man remained inside ... MORE
Rally to support police officers in Geneva draws large crowd; meeting runs for

Rally to support police officers in Geneva draws large crowd, City Council meeting runs over 6 hours

Before Geneva City Council met for its monthly meeting – a rally was held to back law enforcement in the city. Finger Lakes News Radio was there, and reports that approximately 500 people showed up to support local law enforcement. Several officials ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

Most Finger Lakes residents have heard of the Pre-Emption Line but very few know the fascinating history of why is exists. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable explains in this episode of Our Finger Lakes History.  . The Pre-Emption Line forms the ... MORE
What did local health officials know about Ontario Center problems?

What did local health officials know about Ontario Center problems in Canandaigua?

By Gabriel Pietrorazio What did officials in Ontario County know about Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Canandaigua? Over the last several days, an investigative series into the facility has uncovered a multitude of apparent shortcomings by administration during the COVID-19 ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Akim Hudson, local BLM organizer, talks Geneva meeting and GPD reforms (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Akim Hudson, local BLM organizer, talks Geneva meeting and GPD reforms (podcast)

Thirty-two days have passed since the Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protests started in the City of Geneva. Today is July 1st, and tonight is a Geneva City Council meeting. Eleven resolutions related to reforming the Geneva Police Department are all on the ... MORE
FLCC, Empire State College sign cybersecurity transfer agreement

FLCC, Empire State College sign cybersecurity transfer agreement

Finger Lakes Community College and SUNY Empire State College announced a new agreement allowing guaranteed admission of FLCC graduates who have earned an associate degree in networking and cybersecurity into SUNY Empire’s new bachelor of science in security studies program. SUNY Empire’s ... MORE
Parts of Ontario County dealing with major gypsy moth outbreak

Parts of Ontario County dealing with major gypsy moth outbreak

The DEC says part of Ontario County is dealing with a serious gypsy moth outbreak. Meteorologist Kevin Williams tells Finger Lakes News Radio that entire trees are being defoliated. The area that appears to be most-effected is that around Bristol Mountain. Cornell ... MORE
Housekeeper comes forward after report about Ontario Center; issues raised by employees during pandemic ignored

Housekeeper speaks out about Ontario Center, as concerns raised about COVID response were ignored

By Gabriel Pietrorazio It wasn’t a bad April Fool’s joke. There’s nothing funny about it. Kelsea Flynn, a former housekeeper at Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare has come forward after recently walking-out on her former employer after witnessing the horrors of ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

Connie Helker says she was the first employee to test positive for COVID-19 at the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, earning the nickname “COVID Connie” among some of her peers. As a front desk receptionist and a housekeeper, Connie cared about ... MORE