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Forecast this week shares similarities to ‘historic’ one from 2006, says weather service

The predicted convergence of two weather systems in the Eastern U.S. this week looks a lot like the late June 2006 deluge that caused widespread flooding in Upstate New York, the National Weather Service said. The position of the sprawling systems most closely resembles the pattern in 2006 that dumped nearly a foot of rain in the Catskills, the weather... more

Trooper accidentally discharged weapon at Montezuma standoff

New York State Police confirmed Friday that a trooper accidentally discharged a weapon during an hours-long standoff in Montezuma late last week. On July 13, state police were called to 7391 Fuller Road after a resident, Joseph Wilmarth, made a threatening post on social media. At the time, officials said there was a Wayne County warrant for Wilmarth’s arrest as... more

Doubledays pitching staff shuts down State College Spikes

Aaron Fletcher, Colin Morse and Angel Guillen combined to throw a three-hitter in the Auburn Doubledays’ 4-0 victory over the State College Spikes at Lubrano Park Friday. Fletcher gave up a one hit and a walk over the first three innings before Colin Morse tossed a perfect fourth. Angel Guillen earned the victory by striking out four and allowing two... more

RAIN ARRIVES: Region sees much needed rainfall

The Finger Lakes is going to get some much needed rain this weekend after a comfortable, cloudy day on Saturday. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says the excessively warm weather should be over for the time being, but the big change will come in precipitation. Rain is expected to overtake the region late-Saturday – beginning around 7 pm. He says... more

Auburn police investigating possibly poisoned hot dog found on pet owner’s lawn

The Auburn Police Department has opened an investigation after a woman found a possibly poisoned hot dog in her yard. In a public Facebook post Wednesday evening, an Auburn resident posted pictures of what appeared to be a raw hot dog stuffed with rat poison pellets. She said the hot dog had been found on her neighbor’s lawn on Chedell... more

Auburn City Council approves $3M bond for turf project at Falcon Park

The Auburn City Council unanimously voted Thursday night to authorize a $3 million bond to finance a project to put synthetic turf at Falcon Park, turning it into a multi-use facility that could be utilized by sports teams at Cayuga Community College. The city and college are still in the process of negotiating an agreement that would allow CCC to... more

Auburn bats come alive in win over Scrappers

Doubledays starter Tim Cate – after three solid innings of work to start the game – began to struggle in his fourth inning of work against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. He was entering uncharted territory as his longest outing to that point had been 3.1 innings, and, pitching in Auburn for the first time in his four starts, it appeared... more

Auburn man charged with having repeated sexual contact with a child

A 71-year-old man has been arrested for subjecting a child to sexual contact on several occasions, police said. According to the Auburn Police Department, John E. Stevens, of 83 Fitch Ave., Auburn, has been charged with second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. Police... more

Helming holds large financial advantage over Baldridge in NY Senate race

State Sen. Pam Helming’s six-figure war chest is considerably larger than Democratic challenger Kenan Baldridge’s negative balance. Helming, R-Canandaigua, raised $57,928 over the past six months and has $129,764 in the bank. She is seeking a second term representing the 54th Senate District, which includes 13 towns and a portion of Auburn in Cayuga County. Helming’s campaign reported receiving $1,850... more

Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last year’s “explosion” of blooms on Cayuga County’s lakes. Boyer, who has been studying harmful algal blooms in some form for 45 years, started with a... more

Neighbors in the Village of Fair Haven fed up with weeds in the water

This is Little Sodus Bay-a slice of paradise that Nancy Howe and her family call home each summer. Just catching their breath after record flooding last year, Nancy says weeds in the water are spoiling this season. "I'm extremely upset about it. We do have weeds, but they never are like they are this year they're way above the water... more

New Auburn teachers union president eyes goals, challenges for the future

A longtime Auburn High School technology teacher recently received a new title: teachers union president. Justin Herrling, who has been with the district for 15 years, was elected head of the Auburn Teachers Association in June. He served as treasurer for three years. Herrling, whose wife, Anne Herrling, is a William H. Seward Elementary School teacher and has two children... more

FLX WEEKLY: Summertime in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Another super summer weekend is on tap for Finger Lakes residents as we move through July. Join Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for a look at your weekend weather, events, and sports line-up along with some great local photos from across the region over the past few days. . more

Allen Street cell tower back for consideration before Auburn industrial development board

The Rochester telecommunications company that in 2015 proposed building a 150-foot-tall cell tower on Allen Street near Case Avenue is in the process of resubmitting a site plan application to the Auburn Industrial Development Authority for approval. The project, when first proposed by Crown Castle, was met with concern and opposition from neighboring property owners, who eventually retained a lawyer... more

Parts of region elevated to drought status after prolonged dry pattern

The Finger Lakes region is getting closer to ‘drought’ status, as we approach the end of July. The most-recent update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that most of the region is listed as ‘abnormally dry’, which is not technically considered a drought. However, areas along Lake Ontario have now crept into the system – being classified as ‘Level 1’... more

Village of Aurora discusses 10-year zoning law violation

Residents of a Main Street home in Aurora have been violating the village's zoning law for more than 10 years and fellow residents have had enough. "I wish I didn't have to do this, but it's been 11 years," said Laura Holland during the public to be heard portion of the village's regular monthly meeting Wednesday night. "I've repeatedly spoken... more

Doubledays drop 2nd in a row to 1st place Mahoning Valley

The Doubledays couldn’t ask for a better start against the Scrappers with a 4-run inning – highlighted by a Jamori Blash three-run home run – gave Auburn a commanding lead to start off the contest and hinted at big things to come in the game from the Doubledays bats. But Auburn quickly learned: It’s not how you start. It’s how... more

Rain finally coming to the Finger Lakes? Possibly this weekend, but chances improve next week

The weekend is shaping up to be a great one for getting out in the Finger Lakes. Clouds will build on Saturday, making for a more comfortable afternoon – especially as any chance of rain is expected to hold off until the overnight hours. Sunday will usher in significant change, as temperatures remain moderate – but the region sees its... more
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