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FLX WEEKLY: John Dragone & advice for college-bound students (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: John Dragone & advice for college-bound students (podcast)
John Dragone of John Dragone College Guidance Services, LLC  is in-studio to talk about his upcoming seminar for college bound high school students and their parents that will also benefit Beverly Animal Shelter. Also, our photos of the weekend and your Finger Lakes weekend weather outlook. . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing Women March in Seneca Falls (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 (podcast)
This weekend organizers hope thousands turn out again, like in past years, to celebrate inclusion and inspire conversations. Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 is an event that will span three days this year, compared to the single-day event, which it has been in the past. While a march will be the major draw, several other important events are scheduled... more

Lyons man pleads guilty to robbery, grand larceny after two day manhunt

Lyons man pleads guilty to robbery, grand larceny after two day manhunt
The Lyons man who led police on a two-day manhunt, posted concerning videos to YouTube, and was accused of robbing a convenience store near Exit 42 of the New York State Thruway in Phelps pleaded guilty in Ontario County Court. The District Attorney’s Office reports that Brandon Burgess, pleaded guilty to felony charges of tampering with physical evidence, and two... more

Geneva school bus reportedly involved in minor crash on Wednesday

Geneva school bus reportedly involved in minor crash on Wednesday
First responders were called to a multi-vehicle accident involving a school bus Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. The crash is said to have happened near Fallbrook Street. The bus involved was reportedly from the Geneva City School District. However, the District did not release any statements on Wednesday. Border City Fire Department and North Seneca responded to... more

Syracuse pounds Boston College at Carrier Dome, 76-50 (full coverage)

ORANGE GAME DAY: Syracuse takes on Boston College at Carrier Dome tonight (preview & info)
After building a 25-point lead in the first half, Syracuse cruised to its second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) victory over Boston College, 76-50, Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. It was the 50th triumph for the Orange over the Eagles in 76 meetings between the teams. Buddy Boeheim led all players with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting including a game-high four... more

Few inches of accumulation possible over next 48 hours, NWS issues advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a couple counties in the region – ahead of some wintry weather, which should arrive during the overnight hours. The Winter Weather Advisory is active for Wayne and Northern Cayuga counties and runs from 7 a.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. on Friday. “Plan for slippery road conditions,” the National... more

Newark receives $30,000 grant to study stormwater issues at Perkins Park

Newark receives $30,000 grant to study stormwater issues at Perkins Park
The Village of Newark announced on Wednesday that they received a $30,000 grant for a Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study of Perkins Park. The grant, which was obtained through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will allow the village to evaluate stormwater issues at the park. Military Brook and the Erie Canal both contribute to those stormwater issues. The... more

Canandaigua resident vying to challenge Assemblyman Kolb picking up steam

Canandaigua resident vying to challenge Assemblyman Kolb picking up steam
Democrat Matt Miller, a 24-year-old Canandaigua resident, and Irondequoit native is gaining traction in his bid for 131st Assembly District. He’s challenging Republican Assemblyman Brian Kolb, who hasn’t had many challengers over his nearly 20 year run. After a recent DWI crash near his home in Ontario County – it’s unclear if he will run again. If he does, though,... more

Joe Sposato will lead economic development committee in Waterloo

Joe Sposato will lead economic development committee in Waterloo
The village of Waterloo has a new economic development committee. Earlier this week the village board voted to establish the committee, which will be led by retired Waterloo High School Teacher and former Athletic Director Joe Sposato. He was selected to serve as the committee’s first chairman. It’s unclear how many members will serve on the committee, but the goal... more

Speno Music in Auburn could get additional time to pay off delinquent taxes

Speno Music in Auburn could get additional time to pay off delinquent taxes
A local music store is looking for a deal. Speno Music Inc., is the business, and it’s operated on Genesee Street since it was found in 1948. That said, the business has been delinquent on property taxes since 2009, according to The Citizen, who reported on the matter this week. Now, Auburn City Council could vote on an agreement that... more

Nate McMurray will be the Democrat on the ticket for the 27th Congressional District

Nate McMurray will be the Democrat on the ticket for the 27th Congressional District
Nate McMurray will challenge someone other than Chris Collins this time around for the 27th Congressional District. The Democratic hopeful has wrapped up his nomination process. Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner ended efforts to consider an alternate candidate, according to the Messenger Post in Canandaigua. “We’ll be with Nate,” said Zellner. “All the chairs have said Nate is the... more

Comegys will challenge Republican Assemblyman Manktelow this year

Comegys will challenge Republican Assemblyman Manktelow this year
Assemblyman Brian Manktelow will have a challenger in the 130th District. Democrat Scott Comegys has made his second bid for the seat official. He ran unsuccessfully when Assemblyman Bob Oaks retired two years ago. Manktelow announced is bid for another term in early-January. Meanwhile, Comegys says that while the state has made some meaningful progress in areas – the district... more

URMC Psychiatry Dept. awarded $6.7 million grant to fight rural opioid abuse

URMC Psychiatry Dept. awarded $6.7 million grant to fight rural opioid abuse
Big money is coming to study the rural opioid fight. The University of Rochester Medical Center has received a $6.7 million federal grant, which will help rural communities use evidence-based practices to overcome opioid abuse. The grant is one of three given to Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorder. Leaders in substance use disorder and rural medicine from... more

Oral arguments delayed a month in SMI’s Article 78 against Seneca Falls over LL3

Oral arguments delayed a month in SMI’s Article 78 against Seneca Falls over LL3
Another day, another delay. Oral arguments, which were supposed to take place on January 21st in the Article 78 proceeding involving Seneca Meadows, Inc. against the Town of Seneca Falls over Local Law 3 of 2016 has been delayed. State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle of Rochester has postponed the arguments until February 26th at 2 p.m. in the Seneca... more

Zoning changes could have big impact on clay mine operation in Waterloo

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A new zoning amendment could have a big impact on a local clay mine project, which drew heavy criticism over the last several years. It even prompted significant legal action. The Town Board has proposed a new zoning map for the town, including Burgess Road. It eliminates so-called “split zoning,” where a parcel or parcels have two different zoning designations,... more

Is the STAR program working? NYS says so, but not everyone agrees

Is the STAR program working? NYS says so, but not everyone agrees
New York State believes its administering the STAR program well. Over the last several years we’ve heard complaints from taxpayers, as well as local legislators, who say that the state has implemented too many changes, and made the system, or process, overly complex. Altogether three million New Yorkers get breaks on their school taxes due to the program. While there... more

Where Brave Women Winter tourism campaign for the Finger Lakes kicks off in Seneca Falls

Where Brave Women Winter tourism campaign for the Finger Lakes kicks off in Seneca Falls
As a way to embrace tourism in cold, snowy Upstate New York – specifically the Finger Lakes Region – New York State is backing a new tourism campaign. It’s called “Where Brave Women Winter” and aims to increase awareness of the region where some of the nation’s most-prominent equal rights trailblazers left their mark on the U.S. The Finger Lakes... more

New measure prevents chiefs from relaying DMV data to ICE, other immigration agencies

New measure prevents chiefs from relaying DMV data to ICE, other immigration agencies
Police agencies across New York are having to sign agreements with the state. These new agreements will promise that they will not share DMV data with federal immigration agencies like ICE and Customs and Border Protection. That’s if they want to retain access to the DMV database. The move comes weeks after the Green Light Law went into effect across... more
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