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#ICYMI: Biggest stories of the week (Dec. 17-23)

#ICYMI will be a weekly feature to FingerLakes1.com, recapping the biggest headlines of the week from around the region. We begin over the busy, holiday weekend — as readers try to catch up on what’s happening in the region. Look for it weekly, on Saturday’s exclusively on FingerLakes1.com Here are the most-read local headlines for the final week before Christmas... more

Two-car crash in Weedsport causes traffic delays

A two-car motor vehicle accident around the intersection of Centerport Road and Route 31 in Weedsport caused traffic delays Wednesday night. According to initial police radio reports, accident debris was in the roadway and traffic was delayed in both directions around 5:15 p.m. An ambulance was called to the scene for patients complaining of neck and back pain, but it... more

Weedsport second-graders raise $1,050 for Hurricane Irma relief

More than $1,000 worth of gift cards is expected to arrive in the Florida Keys to help with Hurricane Irma relief, thanks to Mariesa Simon's second-grade class at Weedsport Elementary School. Over the summer, Simon thought about ways she could inspire the students. “I know I’m going to get to all of my curriculum, and I’m going to teach the... more

Weedsport man jailed after reckless driving stop in Auburn

Authorities say a Weedsport man faces a number of charges after a traffic stop was conducted on State Route 5&20 in Auburn. Troopers arrested Nicholas F. Chase, 29, of Weedsport was charged with reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, illegal signal, unsafe movement of a stopped motor vehicle, speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of... more

Thruway traffic congested on Monday in Cayuga County after tractor-trailer fire

The New York State Thruway Authority reports on Twitter that westbound traffic between exits 40 and 41 is congested after a tractor-trailer burst into flames. According to first responders, a tire on the truck caught fire, which led to the trailer igniting. The tractor-trailer was hauling garbage, according to those at the scene. Traffic was initially stopped, as the entire... more

Weedsport school district secures funding for prekindergarten program

The Weedsport Central School District is set to get state funding for its prekindergarten services, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Wednesday. Weedsport, which will receive $126,432, is one of 16 school districts approved for funding, according to a press release. The total fund amount, $5 million, is meant for school districts classified as high-needs districts but Weedsport was an exception.... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Quadruple-header of HS basketball at Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic (webcast)

FingerLakes1.com’s award winning live coverage of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball returns on Saturday with a quadruple-header in the “Spo Center” for day two of the Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic. FL1 Sports goes live for the 2017-18 season webcast schedule opener at 2:30 pm as the defending Section V Class B Champion Mynderse Blue Devils face the defending Finger... more

Geneva takes HOF Classic; Mynderse opens with win over Whitman (W-FL round-up 12/2)

After dropping their opening game to Gananda earlier this week, Brian Miller’s Geneva Panthers bounced back with two straight wins to capture the Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic title this weekend. On Friday night, the Panthers topped Lyons on a late Adrian Porter lay-up and then came back on Saturday night to defeat Weedsport 62-57  in overtime. Geneva was led... more

Actor Daniel Baldwin visits Weedsport store for foundation donation

Actor Daniel Baldwin visited the Weedsport Pit Stop convenience store on Friday to accept a donation for his mother's breast cancer research fund. The $9,400 check was the result of proceeds from the second annual Shoot for a Cure Basketball Tournament, which was sponsored by the Pit Stop Convenience Stores and held at the Port Byron Middle School on Oct.... more

Weedsport second-graders raise $1,050 for Hurricane Irma relief

More than $1,000 worth of gift cards is expected to arrive in the Florida Keys to help with Hurricane Irma relief, thanks to Mariesa Simon's second-grade class at Weedsport Elementary School. Over the summer, Simon thought about ways she could inspire the students. “I know I’m going to get to all of my curriculum, and I’m going to teach the... more

Weedsport man jailed after reckless driving stop in Auburn

Authorities say a Weedsport man faces a number of charges after a traffic stop was conducted on State Route 5&20 in Auburn. Troopers arrested Nicholas F. Chase, 29, of Weedsport was charged with reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, illegal signal, unsafe movement of a stopped motor vehicle, speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of... more

Weedsport school district secures funding for prekindergarten program

The Weedsport Central School District is set to get state funding for its prekindergarten services, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Wednesday. Weedsport, which will receive $126,432, is one of 16 school districts approved for funding, according to a press release. The total fund amount, $5 million, is meant for school districts classified as high-needs districts but Weedsport was an exception.... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Quadruple-header of HS basketball at Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic (webcast)

FingerLakes1.com’s award winning live coverage of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball returns on Saturday with a quadruple-header in the “Spo Center” for day two of the Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic. FL1 Sports goes live for the 2017-18 season webcast schedule opener at 2:30 pm as the defending Section V Class B Champion Mynderse Blue Devils face the defending Finger... more
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