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Two arrested after Canisteo domestic incident

CANISTEO, N.Y. (WETM) — A man and woman have been arrested after police responded to a domestic incident in the Village of Canisteo earlier this month, according to Canisteo Police. Jeffrey Ray, 58, and Cassandra Lynch, 34, were arrested after police responded to a domestic incident in progress on Russell Street in the Village of […]
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Shortsville man violates order of protection

Police say a Shortsville man was arrested following an order of protection violation. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department arrested Chancler Simpson, 41, of Shortsville for criminal contempt. Simpson is alleged to have had contact with a Penn Yan Village resident in violation of the terms...

Snake let loose in Corning

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) — There have been reports that a snake not local to the area has been set loose in a residential part of Corning on Saturday. The snake has been identified as a California Kingsnake and is a non-venomous snake, again, the snake is non-venomous and poses no threat to the public, but […]
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This Week in Wine Country: Seneca Stag Brewing

DRESDEN, NY (WENY) -- This week in wine country, sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country, we pay a visit to a new brewery on the western shore of Seneca Lake, Seneca Stag Brewing. The family-owned brewery opened in December 2021, and specializes in German style beers, as a nod to...

Bucket-Shaped Glass Restaurants

The KFC Crystal Bucket restaurant in Painted Post, New York is a standout new location that boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a design that pays tribute to the nearby Corning town as a glass manufacturer. The circular design of the building and its materials allow for plenty of natural light to seep into the space and it's a destination that seats 40.

Jubilee Foods Rise and Shine Coffee Mug Giveaway (5/12/22)

(WETM)- Each Thursday during 18 News Today, we announce the winners of the 18 News Jubilee Foods Rise and Shine Coffee Mug contest. People who have entered on our contest page are eligible to win an 18 News / Jubilee Foods Coffee Mug. The winner of this week’s coffee mug...

Successful ‘I Love My Park Day’ event held on Catharine Valley Trail

Friends of the Catharine Valley Trail (FCVT) hosted volunteers at two sites along the Catharine Valley Trail on Saturday, May 7 as part of I Love My Park Day. The annual event aims to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system. This year, I Love My Park Day featured more than 100 cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites.

Popular Naples Seed Farm, Fruition Seeds, Hosts Many Free & Low-Cost Gardening Opportunities

A delightful drive from Jamestown to Naples, NY, for seeds brought Janet to Caruso’s Cafe on a Saturday morning in early April. Janet was staying at the Naples Hotel, came into the café, and began sharing her love for gardening, seeds, seed libraries, and the local seed farm here in Naples: Fruition Seeds. Over espresso, we talked about all of the wonderful community offerings Fruition provides and how delightful it is to visit the farm. One is always met with a warm greeting by owners Matthew and Petra who are always happy to share their wealth of knowledge.

Long Hikes for Warm Spring Days

Originally published at When the days get longer and the spring rains taper off, there is much to appreciate in a long, warm-weather hike. Nothing beats a forest filled with birdsong and the sweet scents of new life blooming everywhere. In the Finger Lakes region, there are many options for an extended trek filled with endless trails and gorgeous scenery. Immerse yourself in the ephemeral beauty of spring and hit the trail at one of these locations.