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Syracuse gets back on winning track on Thanksgiving Eve (full coverage)

Syracuse gets back on winning track on Thanksgiving Eve (full coverage)
A season-high 24 points from Tyus Battle led the Syracuse basketball team past Colgate, 77-56, Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome. Battle was nearly perfect on the night with an 8-of-10 (80 percent) shooting performance including a spotless 3-of-3 mark from three-point range. His 24 points came in just 26 minutes. Oshae Brissett and Elijah Hughes both added 17 points... more

DeVito preparing to start for Syracuse if Dungey can’t vs. BC

DeVito preparing to start for Syracuse if Dungey can’t vs. BC
Syracuse football’s Tommy DeVito prides himself on preparing like a starter. This weekend, he might actually fill that role for the first time in his college career. The redshirt freshman quarterback is in line to wrap up a rollercoaster of a regular season at Boston College if senior Eric Dungey (upper-body injury) is unable to suit up. SU head coach... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your extended Finger Lakes holiday weekend ahead (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Thanksgiving Week Special Edition (podcast)
On the day before Thanksgiving, join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk about the holiday weekend ahead. Check out two ways to make cranberry sauce as we sample them both in-studio and we share some great local photos from the last wintry week here in the Finger Lakes. . more

TRAFFIC ALERT: Thruway bridge at Exit 43 in Manchester reopens

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The New York State Thruway Authority announced that the replacement of the State Route 21 Bridge over the NYS Thruway in Ontario County has been completed, and is re-opened. The bridge replacement was part of a $17 million safety improvement project in the area of exit 43 (Manchester – Route 21) which also includes the replacement of the exit 43... more

ROMAINE IS NOT SAFE: Officials warn against any consumption of lettuce until further notice

ROMAINE IS NOT SAFE: Officials warn against any consumption of lettuce until further notice
The Centers for Disease Control is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine. Wegmans and Tops Friendly Markets announced plans within hours of the announcement to remove all romaine lettuce from stocked shelves. Key Points: CDC, public health and regulatory officials in... more

Wayne County won’t dip into surplus for office building renovations

Wayne County won’t dip into surplus for office building renovations
Wayne County will borrow most of the money to pay for an estimated $6.98 million project to rehabilitate one of its largest office buildings. On Tuesday morning, the Board of Supervisors got the necessary two-thirds majority vote needed to borrow nearly $6.6 million for the renovation of 16 William St., which houses the county departments of Treasurer, Real Property, Victims/Witness... more

Penn Yan’s DRI committee is looking for big ideas to ‘transform’

Penn Yan’s DRI committee is looking for big ideas to ‘transform’
What is going to transform Penn Yan? That’s the question to be answered by the Local Planning Committee when it chooses projects to be funded with resources from the New York State $10 million grant that was announced in October. Good ideas can come from anyone, so if you have suggestions for projects that will fit in the Penn Yan... more

Sabres score 4 in 1st, beat Flyers 5-2 for 7th straight

Sabres score 4 in 1st, beat Flyers 5-2 for 7th straight
Evan Rodrigues had a goal and an assist in Buffalo’s four-goal first period, and the Sabres extended their NHL-best winning streak to seven games Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. It is Buffalo’s longest run since taking 10 games in a row to open the 2006-07 season. Jeff Skinner, Tage Thompson and Johan Larsson also scored... more

Cuomo claims he is Upstate’s ‘voice’ in Albany

Cuomo claims he is Upstate’s ‘voice’ in Albany
With Democrats taking control of the state Senate in January, geographical power in New York has been centralized downstate. Upstate Republicans have long warned it could mean the marginalization of those outside of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s reach. The significantly fewer Democrats in Upstate have promised to promote the interests of the entire state and Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo echoed... more

Toxins raise concerns in Yates over Canandaigua Lake

Toxins raise concerns in Yates over Canandaigua Lake
This summer, a harmful algae bloom on Canandaigua Lake for the first time led to toxins in a drinking water supply from the lake. On Tuesday, experts with state agencies addressed concerns at a forum in Canandaigua. But questions remain about drinking water safety in the light of recurring toxic blooms. “It’s important we keep looking harder and harder to... more

The Auburn Chamber Orchestra presents “A Joyful Christmas”

The Auburn Chamber Orchestra presents “A Joyful Christmas”
Let the Auburn Chamber Orchestra light a spark in your Christmas season by joining us at 4PM on December 9th for “A Joyful Christmas” at the festively decorated St. Francis Church, 299 Clark Street in Auburn. Support our musicians’ community as students join amateur and semi-professional musicians in making beautiful music for you! Southern Cayuga and Ithaca College graduate Laura... more

Oaks participates in Toys for Tots collection

Oaks participates in Toys for Tots collection
Assemblyman Bob Oaks is partnering with the Marine Corps Reserve to support Toys for Tots this holiday season. The assemblyman’s office at 10 Leach Road in Lyons will serve as a collection point for new, unwrapped toys from now until December 7th. These gifts will benefit needy children throughout Wayne and Seneca counties. Drop-offs can be made between 9AM and... more

Clear samples at Auburn, Owasco filtration plants signal end to HAB season

Clear samples at Auburn, Owasco filtration plants signal end to HAB season
The city of Auburn and town of Owasco both recently deactivated their systems that filter out toxins from harmful algal blooms after multiple clean samples signaled the end of the peak season. The water filtration plants for Auburn and Owasco turned off their activated carbon filtration systems after three daily samples in a row showed no signs of the toxins... more

Debated rental property registry remains off Auburn City Council agenda

Debated rental property registry remains off Auburn City Council agenda
Although a proposed rental registry is still a work in progress, concern from landlords and rental unit owners still lingers, and the proposal remains off city council agenda. Designed to help ensure safety and improve Auburn’s housing stock, the registry would require owners of rental units to register their properties and provide emergency contact and insurance information. At a public... more

IPD Officer Jamie Williamson and several members of the Ithaca community presented with the Frank G. Hammer Officer of the Month

IPD Officer Jamie Williamson and several members of the Ithaca community presented with the Frank G. Hammer Officer of the Month
On November 19th, 2018 IPD Officer Jamie Williamson and several members of the Ithaca community were presented with the Frank G. Hammer Officer of the Month award at a ceremony at Kendal of Ithaca. The group was recognized for their efforts in community police outreach. Recognized were Officer Williamson, Petula McBean, Gibrian Hagood, Phoebe Brown, Shari Kartius, and Laura Burch.... more

Well-known chef from Skaneateles sentenced for fatal Cayuga County crash

Well-known chef from Skaneateles sentenced for fatal Cayuga County crash
A well-known Skaneateles chef will spend up to 13 years in prison for drunkenly driving and killing a 25-year-old Auburn man in Cayuga County. Stephen S. Landon, 53, of 792 Britcher Road in Skaneateles, was sentenced to between 4 1/3 and 13 years in prison for first-degree vehicular manslaughter, according to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann. Landon also received... more
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