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Study: Visitors generated $2.4 billion in FLX

A new study said 5.56 million people visited the Finger Lakes region in 2018, with 4.9 million here for leisure, generating $2.4 billion in business. Those numbers come from a “comprehensive” consumer behavior study Travel ... more
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Macedon driver charged with DWI after rollover crash in Penfield

Deputies: Romulus man arrested on felony charge after striking 71-year-old
Deputies in Monroe County say a Macedon man was charged with DWI after an early-morning crash in Penfield. Deputies responded to the area of Route 441 and Route 250 in Penfield for the report of ... more
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Rochester man airlifted from rollover crash in Gorham; later charged with DWI

A Rochester man was seriously injured in a Gorham accident along Route 247. Deputies say Joshua Lyons, 38, was traveling north on Route 247 in Gotham when his vehicle traveled off the west side of ... more
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Pittsford Mendon girls rally to win Federation championship in overtime

The Pittsford Mendon girls basketball team made more history on Saturday and it had to work overtime to do it. Trailing by four points with 1:15 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Vikings opened overtime ... more
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’48 Hours’ to highlight murder case involving ex-RIT student Karrie Neurauter

’48 Hours’ to highlight murder case involving ex-RIT student Karrie Neurauter
Another national news program is set to spotlight the murder of a Corning woman at the hands of her ex-husband. Lloyd Neurauter pleaded guilty last October in Steuben County Court to charges of first-degree murder, ... more
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AAA: More Americans will take a family vacation this year

AAA: More Americans will take a family vacation this year
Families are planning to get away in 2019! According to AAA, nearly 100 million Americans will go on a family vacation this year. That number is slightly up from last year. AAA says spring and ... more
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Study: 5.56 million visited the Finger Lakes region in 2018

Study: 5.56 million visited the Finger Lakes region in 2018
How many people are visiting the Finger Lakes? A lot. The results of a comprehensive consumer behavior study were unveiled this week. The study was conducted by Travel Marketing Insights, on behalf of Finger Lakes Tourism ... more
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Final sunset over Conesus Lake (photo)

Final sunset over Conesus Lake (photo)
The final sunset over Conesus Lake. Photo by Olha Magill ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Discussing village election results, Ontario County Landfill, and Mentz Lagoon (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Shortage of volunteer firefighters, single-use plastic, and communities struggling to find candidates (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast - hosts Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discuss the future of communities that struggle to find or identify candidates willing to run for, and hold local office. They also ... more
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Gas prices on the rise throughout the region

Auto Draft
As the weather gets nicer and people travel for spring break, many drivers are noticing that the price of gas is going up. As of March 18, the total of a gallon was $2.66. That ... more
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Few counties in Finger Lakes do well in state ranking of ‘health outcomes’

Few counties in Finger Lakes do well in state ranking of 'health outcomes'
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps brings actionable data, evidence, guidance, and stories to communities to make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Now, new data is out ... more
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AROUND THE LAKES: Fingerlakes Beard Bros talk fast success, long-term goals (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Fingerlakes Beard Bros talk fast success, long-term goals
The Fingerlakes Beard Bros have a simple philosophy: Provide the best products - for guys in the Finger Lakes to make the most of their beards. Dustin Bovard and William Hanvey set out on this ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Tackling politics through committee action in the Finger Lakes

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign
An increasingly small number of people are 'satisfied' with the way government works. That's never been more true at the local level, where voters feel misled and misrepresented by the folks who have been chosen ... more
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Pittsford Mendon girls grab elusive basketball state title

The Pittsford Mendon Vikings have been a state-level power in high school girls basketball for years. Now, there is no digging or research needed to display it. The team's name will be right there on ... more
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President Trump signs bill to study national designation for Finger Lakes region

President Trump signs bill to study national designation for Finger Lakes region
A lands bill signed by President Donald Trump includes a provision authored by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand study whether the Finger Lakes region should be designated as a national heritage area. Gillibrand's legislation was added ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the impact of The Fatherhood Connection (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the impact of The Fatherhood Connection (podcast)
One of the easiest and fastest ways to improve the community is through family. The Fatherhood Connection, founded by Reggie Cox, has spent years connecting fathers with the skills they need to be proactive, strong ... more
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Athletic trainer accused of raping student gets home incarceration ahead of trial

Athletic trainer who worked in Ontario Co. texted about hiding affair with teen
An athletic trainer facing federal charges of child pornography and enticement has been released on bail. Austin Pratt, who formerly contracted with the Geneseo Central School District, appeared in federal court Thursday. Under strong objection from prosecutors, ... more
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Dog dragged by leash during vehicle pursuit in Wayne County

Woman last known to be living in Lyons area sought by state police
Police say a parking violation led to a brief vehicle pursuit, with a small dog being injured after it was dragged by its leash. According to the Macedon Police Department David Fallon Jr., 37, of ... more
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DEC: Brush burning ban begins March 16th

DEC: Brush burning ban begins March 16
A brush burning ban will be in effect beginning Saturday, March 16, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday. The prohibition, which expires May 14, is due to the high risk of wildfires during ... more
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‘Free Pancake Day’ returns to IHOP Tuesday

‘Free Pancake Day’ returns to IHOP Tuesday
IHOP is offering a free short stack of its Original Buttermilk Pancakes on Tuesday for "Free Pancake Day." The special runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is part of a charitable cause. The ... more
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Monday is last day to use Payless gift cards, store credit

Monday is last day to use Payless gift cards, store credit
Monday, March 11 is the last day Payless gift cards and store credit can be used. Last month, the shoe store chain declared bankruptcy. Stores have already stopped accepting returns, coupons, and reward redemptions. The ... more
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