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Watkins Glen man who stole $300,000+ from local hardware store sentenced to 5-15 years

Phelps woman sentenced to 2 years in prison for stealing $1 million from Seneca Falls employer released after two months
The Schuyler County District Attorney's Office says a Watkins Glen man was sentenced to 5-15 years in prison after stealing over $300,000 from his former employer. Louis Latorre, 48, was sentenced Thursday to 5-15 years ... more
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Boat destroyed, dock damaged after Fleming fire

Boat destroyed, dock damaged after Fleming fire
The Owasco Fire Department was dispatched to a boat fire in Fleming on Thursday. The call came in around 8:30 a.m., according to firefighters. A Facebook post by the Owasco Fire Department indicated that the ... more
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Varick house fire caused by air fryer, deputies say

One sent to Strong with burns after structure fire at Arcadia motel
Deputies say an air fryer was to blame for a house fire in the town of Varick on Tuesday. First responders were called to the scene on State Route 96A during the late-evening hours to ... more
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State Supreme Court judge rules New York’s isolation, quarantine procedure violates constitution

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A State Supreme Court judge in Western New York has ruled New York's COVID-19 isolation and quarantine procedures are not constitutional. Opponents argued that the state health department's new rule violates due process. In this ... more
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State launches free hotline for those who get COVID but don’t have a doctor

State launches free hotline for those who get COVID but don't have a doctor
The state has announced a new initiative to help those who test positive for COVID-19 find the resources they need. Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a new, free hotline for those who test ... more
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Algae bloom spotted on Conesus Lake: Health officials urge caution

Algae bloom spotted on Conesus Lake: Health officials urge caution
Summer is here in the Finger Lakes. That means algal blooms. The Livingston County Health Department reports that a 'lake-wide bloom' is causing issues on Conesus Lake. Mainly because people aren't realizing that there's a ... more
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Hefty overdraft fees now prohibited in New York: Here’s what that means

FLFCU gets $100K block grant for small businesses, non-profits hit by pandemic
Say goodbye to overdraft fees. Well, some of them at least. A new state law will limit the overdraft fees associated with banks operating here. “Access to safe, affordable banking services is a critical component ... more
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Gananda apartment building heavily damaged after weekend blaze

Gananda apartment building heavily damaged after weekend blaze
Firefighters battled an early-morning blaze on Saturday in Gananda. There were no injuries, but an apartment building at Evergreen Hills Apartments suffered serious damage. South Macedon, Macedon Center, and Macedon Town Ambulance all responded to ... more
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Ferrara Building Supplies: “We are down, but not out” after devastating fire (full coverage)

Ferrara Building Supplies: "We are down, but not out" after devastating fire (full coverage)
It took fire companies from three different counties to bring a massive blaze under control at Ferrara Lumber in Seneca Falls on Sunday. The call came in around 5:30 p.m. for a reported fire on ... more
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Police ask for public’s help after hit-and-run on Main St. in Canandaigua

Police ask for public's help after hit-and-run on Main St. in Canandaigua
The Canandaigua Police Department is attempting to identify a motorist involved in a hit-and-run on Thursday. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m., according to police, who said the driver was traveling north on South Main ... more
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‘EXTRAORDINARY GIFT’: Finger Lakes Land Trust celebrates acquisition of 200-year-old fieldstone home, 140 acres in Enfield

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The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired one of its most-significant pieces of property to date. In a recent press release, the Land Trust said they received an historic 200-year-old fieldstone home and more than ... more
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New York’s longest serving inmate won’t be released in Auburn: Wife says nursing home, then VA Hospital for ailing 89-year-old

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New York's longest serving inmate won't live in Auburn, despite his pending release and ties to the community. James Moore, 89, has been granted parole after a crime that took place decades ago. Moore was ... more
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COVID-19 BA.5 variant growing concern: How quickly is it spreading in New York?

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Experts say another round of COVID-19 booster shots may be needed if the BA.5 variant continues to move. Coronavirus infections are low and mask restrictions are few-and-far between. Hospitalizations have also been declining for the ... more
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PRIMARY RESULTS: Cirencione victorious in Ontario County, Williams ahead in Wayne County (full coverage)

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In statewide races there weren't any surprises across New York. Gov. Kathy Hochul and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin were declared projected winners in gubernatorial primary races. Zeldin's contest was a four-way primary against Andrew H ... more
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Water conservation order for Interlaken again

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Officials say the continued warm and dry weather in Seneca County has led to one village being dealt a second water conservation order. The village of Interlaken has a water conservation order active effective immediately ... more
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Storm Trackers Team joins FingerLakes1.com: More enhanced weather coverage coming to our coverage area!

Storm Trackers Team joins FingerLakes1.com: More enhanced we
Prepare. Inform. Advise. The mission of the Storm Trackers Team is simple on paper. Founded by Jack Matthys and a group of dedicated individuals - Storm Trackers Team NY - as it was known on ... more
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Months of planning leads to first annual Finger Lakes Country Music Festival in Palmyra

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The Finger Lakes Country Music Festival promises to be a game-changing event for the Finger Lakes region and host community Palmyra, Wayne County. Festivals have evolved into some of the most important events for the ... more
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GROWING AGAIN: FingerLakes1.com, Inc. is hiring a multimedia journalist!

GROWING AGAIN: FingerLakes1.com, Inc. is hiring a multimedia journalist!
A few times over the last three months I've dropped in to share updates about FingerLakes1.com, Inc.'s immense growth. Since August 1, 2021 our website has been visited more than 191 million times boasting more ... more
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OUT & ABOUT: Craving a tavern burger, Pub 235 in Webster delivered on food and experience

OUT & ABOUT: Craving a tavern burger, Pub 235 in Webster delivered on food and experience
It was Saturday night- and we had plans later in the evening. Searching for something nearby on short notice, we hit Pub 235 in Webster. Located at 235 North Avenue in the village, the Pub ... more
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