FLX Politics: Why are so few staying in New York?

This week the New York State Comptroller’s Office announced that growth is slow in upstate. Upstate is too often an afterthought. Something those downstate, including elected officials, cannot be bothered to think about – as economics continue to stall out across the state. Life is good for some in upstate – as those in the Finger Lakes carry the undue... more

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Top stories from Aug. 21-28

It was a busy week in the FingerLakes1.com newsroom, as quickly developing news stories turned tragic – highlighting a number of concerns those living in the Finger Lakes have expressed. Whether it involved swimmer safety, concerns around heroin, or a recent uptick in car accidents – there was plenty going on. Here are the top stories from August 21-28, according... more

Seneca Falls man charged with DWI after one-car accident

Seneca Falls man charged with DWI after one-car accident
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 27 at approximately 1:00 am a Seneca Falls man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after an investigation into a one car property damage accident. Deputies say that Gordon J. Gage Jr, 51, of Seneca Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and moving from lane... more

Multiple felony charges for man who violated order of protection, sent threatening voicemails to victim

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 26 at 6:29 pm a Montour Falls man was arrested following a domestic incident. The incident allegedly occurred on August 26 at a residence on County Road 139. Deputies say that Kenton Jones-Watkins, 22, of Montour Falls violated an order of protection by sending threatening voice and text messages to a... more

Two-car crash in Auburn sends one to hospital, causes traffic delays on Arterial

A two-car motor vehicle accident in Auburn Monday morning has sent one elderly driver to the hospital while causing delays on the eastbound Arterial. According to witnesses of the crash, an elderly woman driving a red Chrylser P.T. Cruiser was driving north on State Street when she turned onto the eastbound lane of the Arterial. A truck was travelling on... more

Answers sought in Weedsport burglary investigation

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the report of a burglary, which occurred at a Weedsport restaurant on August 27. Sheriff David Gould say that on Saturday, August 27, at 8:50 am members of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office responded to Corrado’s Restaurant at Riverforest Park Campground in Weedsport for the report of a burglary. Owners of the property... more