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Casella says new landfill cell is complete and awaiting DEC approval

Casella Waste Systems has completed construction of a second new trash disposal cell at the Ontario County Landfill. The new cell is part of a 43.5-acre expansion of the 389-acre landfill approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in January 2016. The expansion calls for construction of several new cells within the existing footprint of the landfill, plus the... more

Pair injured in Stanley accident on Rt. 5

Deputies in Ontario County say a 33-year-old Stanley man was traveling west on State Route 5 when he lost control of his vehicle in the Town of Seneca on Tuesday. The driver, identified as Gabriel Rayburn, and his passenger Morgan Miense, 30, required medical treatment. Miense was transported to Thompson Hospital for treatment by Finger Lakes Ambulance. Deputies say airbags... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Casella submits plan to correct landfill violation

Casella Waste Systems has submitted a plan to correct a violation at the Ontario County Landfill. Speaking at this week’s Board of Supervisors’ Planning and Environmental Quality Committee meeting, landfill operations manager Rob Fadden said the company worked with two consulting firms on the plan to increase stormwater pond capacity and recalculate the entire collection and treatment system at the... more

Ontario County supervisors to get schooled on county landfill

Members of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors will soon be taking a course called Landfill 103 with county Planning Department staff member Carla Jordan as the teacher. Details of the presentation will be finalized at today’s meeting of the board’s Planning and Environmental Quality Committee. The course will be given prior to the board’s Oct. 5 meeting. Jordan is... more

Motorcyclist airlifted from Hopewell crash on Thursday

Deputies say a motorcyclist from Hall is in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital after an accident, which took place at the intersection of Rt. 5&20 and Kearney Rd. The crash took place around 5:13 pm when 43-year-old William Alexander, of Stanley, entered Rt. 5&20 — crossing into the path of James R. Snyder, 58, of Hall. Snyder was traveling... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Marcus Whitman grad & MMA fighter Evander Russ (podcast)

Meet Geneva native and Marcus Whitman graduate Evander Russ who competes in the world of Mixed Martial Arts and KUDO fighting. Hear Evander’s inspirational story and why he is studying to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. . You can donate to Evander at https://www.gofundme.com/takingcareofchavez . AUDIO ONLY VERSION: . more

Stanley man charged with rape, assault

An Ontario County man has been charged with rape and assault after deputies investigated an incident, which took place during the early-morning hours on Tuesday. Deputies say 36-year-old Jason Chrysler raped and assaulted a woman around 1:30 am in Stanley. He was formally charged with first-degree rape and assault — and held at the Ontario County Jail for arraignment. The... more

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Ontario Co. cleans up after storms, flooding on Thursday

Ontario County was one of the areas that got a lot of rain in a short period of time. The emergency management director tells us most of the damage came from water flowing over the roads. Trees were uprooted and there’s a lot dirt left behind after the water receded. People living in Canandaigua showed us they have some clean... more

Efforts to find Blue-Green Algae to increase this summer in the FLX

There is an increased effort to keep you safe from harmful algae in the water this summer. This is bacteria that’s not safe to swim in. Officials on Seneca Lake are stepping up efforts to find it before it makes you sick. Harmful Algal Blooms, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, irritated skin, and make it... more
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