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ESL awards $20,000 in scholarships to students across the FLX

ESL awards ,000 in scholarships to students across the FLX
ESL Federal Credit Union has awarded $2,000 scholarships to 10 high school seniors in the Rochester area. This annual award, now in its ninth year, recognizes students for their unique and meaningful contributions to their ... more
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Pursuit from Farmington to Rochester ends with crash in city: Troopers say one in custody

Pursuit from Farmington to Rochester ends with crash in city: Troopers say one in custody
One person is in custody after a pursuit from Farmington to the city of Rochester late-Sunday. A stolen vehicle was pursued from Ontario County and crashed on Linden Street in Rochester. Around 9:30 p.m., troopers ... more
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Veteran TV anchor Don Alhart hosts final broadcast after 58 years in Rochester (video)

Veteran TV anchor Don Alhart hosts final broadcast after 58 years in Rochester (video)
Don Alhart, the beloved anchor and journalist at 13WHAM-TV, has retired after a distinguished 58-year career. Known for his calm demeanor and trustworthy reporting, Alhart began his career at 13WHAM-TV in 1966. Over the decades, ... more
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NASA astronaut captures stunning view of Finger Lakes from space

NASA astronaut captures stunning view of Finger Lakes
NASA astronaut and Syracuse native Jeanette Epps has captured a stunning view of the Finger Lakes region from the International Space Station. Epps posted the photo on social media with the caption, "Hello Syracuse and ... more
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Rochester man arrested on felony drug charges after state police investigation

State police investigate after report of dead body along Owasco Lake
This week NYSP's Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Unit arrested Markese Bellamy, 23, during a traffic stop on Weaver Street. Bellamy was found with 263 grams of cocaine, 32 grams of fentanyl, and over $10,000 ... more
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Looking to get outside? Check out Finger Lakes Hiking Challenge 2024

Looking to get outside? Check out Finger Lakes Hiking Challenge 2024
Outside Chronicles recently announced the Finger Lakes Hiking Challenge 2024, inviting outdoor lovers to explore the beautiful trails of the Greater Rochester area and western Finger Lakes region. This challenge promotes adventure, health, and environmental ... more
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Excellus BCBS adds four new members to Rochester Regional Advisory Board

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awards Cayuga Medical Center with $5,000
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield named Rufus M. Judson, Efrain Rivera, Jaime Saunders, and Miguel A. Velazquez to its Rochester Regional Advisory Board. “As a local health plan, our mission is to help people in our communities ... more
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Rochester woman arrested in Seneca Falls on felony charges after larceny investigation

Rochester woman arrested in Seneca Falls on felony charges after larceny investigation
The Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Rayn M. Martin, 34, of Rochester on Saturday at 7:18 p.m. The arrest followed a domestic incident investigation revealing that Martin had stolen property earlier in the month. Martin ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the mental health crisis & 988 hotline with Deb Turner (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the mental health crisis & 988 hotline with Deb Turner (podcast)
On episode #497 of Inside the FLX, we sit down with Deb Turner, Program Director for the Finger Lakes region's 988 Suicide and Crisis Prevention Line. Join us as we delve into the inner workings ... more
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TRAILBLAZER: Finger Lakes Land Trust founder leads mission to protect lakes, streams, fields, and forests

TRAILBLAZER: Finger Lakes Land Trust founder leads mission to protect lakes, streams, fields, and forests
On patrol with his red-handled pruning shears, Andy Zepp snips overgrown branches as he walks a trail within Cayuga Cliffs, a 267-acre nature preserve set to open to the public in June. The Finger Lakes ... more
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Thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain possible today: Timing out the scattered storms

Thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain possible today: Timing out the scattered storms
Consider this the Finger Lakes and Central New York's first solid chance at strong to severe weather this afternoon. The National Weather Service says strong to severe thunderstorms could develop during the afternoon and evening ... more
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Rochester man arrested on bench warrant during Ontario County traffic stop

Rochester man arrested on bench warrant during Ontario County traffic stop
On May 20, 2024, deputies arrested 30-year-old Shaquille Clark of Rochester on an active bench warrant. The arrest occurred during a traffic stop on State Route 444 in Victor, where Clark was found driving with ... more
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Five Star Bank honored at Business of the Month

Five Star Bank honored at Business of the Month
Five-Star Bank was honored as the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month for May 2024. The award was presented during the Chamber’s Business After Hours event on May 15, held at Wagner ... more
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LETTER: Menthol ban needed for equity in healthcare

FDA: Menthol cigarettes could soon be banned
May 19th marks the 10th anniversary of the No Menthol Sunday initiative. As we strive for equity in healthcare, it is imperative to address the specific challenges marginalized communities face, and a menthol ban presents ... more
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Rochester man arrested for identity theft in Ontario County

Rochester man arrested for identity theft in Ontario County
Authorities took a Rochester man into custody for violating an active court order and identity theft, according to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrested Zachari D. James, 26, of Rochester, at Barth Towing and ... more
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Food insecurity is a growing problem in the Finger Lakes: See the data by county

Food insecurity is a growing problem in the Finger Lakes: See the data by county
A new report from Feeding America revealed a dramatic increase in food insecurity in the Finger Lakes region, marking the sharpest rise since the Great Recession. Data from Foodlink's 10-county network showed food insecurity rates ... more
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Goodwill hosts textile circularity event for Finger Lakes

Goodwill hosts textile circularity event for Finger Lakes
This month, Goodwill Industries International (GII) convened leaders from the U.S., Canada, and Finland in Rochester for a two-day summit focused on advancing textile circularity. The event featured 60 Goodwill leaders and key partners from ... more
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Owner of 13 Finger Lakes area McDonald’s restaurants honored as Woman of the Year by Sen. Helming

Owner of 13 Finger Lakes area McDonald's restaurants honored as Woman of the Year by Sen. Helming
Senator Pam Helming announced that Mari Potter, a small business owner, has been named the 2024 Woman of Distinction for the 54th Senate District. The honor is part of the New York State Senate Women ... more
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Local nonprofits tackle health disparities in the Finger Lakes

See how much Excellus paid more than 200 execs, managers
Six local nonprofits have reached thousands of individuals over the past six months in the Finger Lakes Region, addressing health disparities with funding from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield's Health Equity Innovation Award. Initiatives included community health ... more
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