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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)
Did you know that there was a time when you could cross Cayuga Lake by bridge? When it was constructed, the Cayuga Lake Long Bridge was the longest bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Find out the history of the first Cayuga Lake Long Bridge, and the bridges that would follow as Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents another episode of... more

Residents ask Skaneateles to fly Pride Flag, say they’re being ignored

Residents ask Skaneateles to fly Pride Flag, say they’re being ignored
Earlier this month, Zack Ford emailed Skaneateles village officials asking if they would fly the Pride Flag during June in honor of Pride Month. Ford said he got not response after several emails, so he and a small group of people joined him Monday to deliver a flag to Skaneateles village hall. The group recorded their visit, in which Ford... more

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Red Jacket’s NYS Pentathlon Champ Sara VanAken (podcast)

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Red Jacket’s NYS Pentathlon Champ Sara VanAken (podcast)
Red Jacket senior athletic stand-out Sara VanAken is in-studio to talk about her NYS Pentathlon Championship while looking ahead to her freshman year on the Ole Miss track & field team competing in the Southeastern Conference. . more

Skaneateles Lake mansions get big tax breaks meant for farms

Skaneateles Lake mansions get big tax breaks meant for farms
Two of Syracuse’s wealthiest and most savvy real estate developers use tax breaks meant for rural farmers to secure big property tax breaks at their Skaneateles Lake mansions. Bob Congel, the developer behind Destiny USA, and Michael J. Falcone, the founder of Pioneer Companies, are taking some of the largest agricultural exemptions in New York state on their private family... more

Red-hot Yankees beat Astros for 6th straight win

Red-hot Yankees beat Astros for 6th straight win
Gary Sánchez, Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu homered as part of another six-run inning for the Yankees, who rolled to their sixth consecutive victory on Thursday evening by out-slugging the Astros, 10-6, in the opener of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. Sanchez mashed his 22nd homer, Torres slugged a three-run blast through heavy raindrops into the visiting bullpen and... more

Schumer calls for investigation into delay of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill

Schumer calls for investigation into Tubman $20 bill delay
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Wednesday for an investigation into why the release of a new design for the $20 bill that would feature abolitionist Harriet Tubman has been delayed by nearly a decade — from 2020 to 2028. In a letter to Eric Thorson, the Treasury Department’s inspector general, Schumer said that he wants an investigation to “ensure that political considerations have not been... more

Ian Smith talks new role protecting Seneca Lake Watershed

Ian Smith talks new role protecting Seneca Lake Watershed
Recently hired Seneca Lake Watershed Steward Ian Smith says that his first few weeks on the job have been rewarding, but a reminder about why he chose that path. In April, Ian Smith was hired to serve as Seneca Lake Watershed Steward. Working out of the Finger Lakes Institute in Geneva, he said that his passion for water quality and... more

Heavy rain, flooding batter the Finger Lakes on Thursday

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 Morning Update Forecasters say motorists and residents in the Finger Lakes were going to be contending with an ‘elevated’ flood risk throughout the day on Thursday, as heavy rain hammered the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier. “Heavy rainfall rates over one-inch per hour will be likely within any embedded thunderstorms,” FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said... more

Upwards of 60 new jobs expected as CBD facility moves ahead in Newark

Upwards of 60 new jobs expected as CBD facility moves ahead in Newark
Newark High School graduate Jeremy Jimenez lived out of state for years. He’s back home now, preparing a new CBD business in the same Jenkins & Perkins greenhouse his mother worked at for two decades before it closed. “To come back and do this here, and bring jobs to a community that I left 15 years ago and come back... more

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights expansions

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights expansions
New York would adopt the nation’s most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday. With the session scheduled to end Wednesday, lawmakers planned to work through the night to wrap up work on hundreds of bills. Efforts to legalize marijuana, however, fizzled Wednesday as lawmakers conceded they didn’t... more

Prison City, JBJ assistance requests with Auburn development authority move ahead

Prison City, JBJ assistance requests with Auburn development authority move ahead
The Auburn Industrial Development Authority Wednesday passed resolutions allowing to support projects from both Prison City Pub & Brewery and JBJ Real Property. Following public hearings for both, the board approved an initial resolution for Prison City’s request for financial assistance in building a new brewery and tasting facility, and extended a tax exemption for JBJ’s work to renovate several... more

Republican Primaries set for June 25th in Yates County

Republican Primaries set for June 25th in Yates County
Republican voters in three area towns will cast ballots between noon and 9 p.m. next Tuesday in primary races for Benton Highway Supervisor, Jerusalem Supervisor, and Town Board, and Barrington Town Board seats. Information on the Barrington race between incumbent Calvin Crosby, Thomas Petro III, and Steven Brigham can be found on page 9. In Benton, Brian Champlin, Jayson Hoover... more

Bloomfield Class of 2019 sending 9 student-athletes to compete at next level

Bloomfield Class of 2019 sending 9 student-athletes to compete at next level
Bloomfield High Schools graduating Class of 2019 is sending nine student-athletes to compete at collegiate level sports. Below is a list of each Bomber grad along with their destination, and sport, for the fall… Madison Connell College: Cottey College Major: Business Administration Sports Playing in College: Softball Number of Varsity Letters at Bloomfield:  5 total (4 softball, 1 tennis) Lauryn... more

Hopewell Fire Department: Making a difference for 60 years

Hopewell Fire Department: Making a difference for 60 years
The Hopewell Fire Department is celebrating its six decades of history by hosting a blood drive this Saturday, another way to save lives and make a difference in the community. The department traces its origin to a fire in 1952, which destroyed a house on County Road 46, County House Road — and ignited interest in the town of Hopewell... more

Yates County Sheriff’s Department Youth Officer Simpson honored

Yates County Sheriff’s Department Youth Officer Simpson honored
Yates County Sheriff’s Department Youth Officer Richard “Rick” Simpson was named 7th District American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year during the Legion District’s Annual Convention held Saturday, June 8 at the Daniel Goho Post #87, Dansville. The award was presented by 7th District Commander Tim Coll-mer. Simpson was recognized for apprehending a murder suspect in 2018 at Dresden,... more

Coach Boeheim has DMV hearing Thursday following deadly crash

Coach Boeheim has DMV hearing Thursday following deadly crash
SU Head Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim is scheduled to take part in a safety hearing Thursday following a deadly crash. He will go before an administrative judge to talk about the status of his driver’s license. The State DMV has an administrative hearing scheduled for Thursday. In February, Coach Boheim was involved in a deadly accident on I-690 East that... more