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Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Owasco Lake sluiceway sediment blockage remains a challenge

The Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program and a construction firm out of Syracuse made another attempt Friday to clear out the Owasco Lake sluiceway at the east end of the Emerson Park pier. The clog is something that local officials have been working to unplug for years. How did Friday's attempt go? No luck — at least not yet. Watershed... more

Farming groups host first watershed meeting in Owasco

Tim Fessenden and Jason Burroughs looked out onto about 100 people Monday night inside the Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural Museum in Owasco. Representing Cayuga County farmers, the two pushed their dislike of public speaking aside to show their respective farms’ best management practices and take questions. It was part of a kickoff meeting for a new agricultural-centered watershed group called... more

District wants to keep Owasco Lake Inspection Program, but council moves forward

The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors does not want the Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program to be pulled from its purview. The Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council passed a resolution in January to explore taking responsibility for the inspection program, something that Steve Lynch, director of planning and economic development, had said the council was... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: FL1 Sports presents a quadruple-header of HS basketball at NYCC Tip-Off Classic

FingerLakes1.com kicks off our 2016-17 Wayne-Finger Lakes High School Basketball coverage with a quadruple header from the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls on Saturday for the 3rd Annual NYCC Tip-Off Classic. Brendan Harrington and Tane Robinson will have the call for the first two games as #6 Lyons battles Southern Cayuga (Noon) followed by North-Rose Wolcott taking on... more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

Super Moon rise over Cayuga obscured by clouds

Stopped by Cayuga Lake State Park to watch the Super Moon rise on Monday evening. There was no moon rise, due to the cloud cover, just a bit of color. Still a beautiful November evening at the lake. Photo by Rachel Burkholder. more

Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable: Haunted tales, hoaxes & strange but true stories of the FLX

On the latest edition of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.TV, Seneca County Historian Walter Gables explores paranormal sites, haunted places, incredible hoaxes and strange but true stories from around the Finger Lakes region. Well documented local hauntings, the sea serpent of Seneca Lake, the Taughannock Giant, the birth of Spiritualism near Newark and more… Happy Halloween! AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

New Wells College president sees sustainability, growth for the future

AURORA — Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter outlined his vision for the small liberal arts college at his inauguration on Saturday, vowing that new efforts to boost enrollment, enhance campus facilities and recruit more students from upstate New York will… The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more

Invasive species hydrilla found on Cayuga Lake in Aurora

The “bully of the water world,” has made its way to Cayuga County. Hydrilla was spotted earlier this month on Cayuga Lake in Aurora by the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom participants on Sept. 13. Hilary Mosher, coordinator for the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, nicknamed the plant that multiplies as it’s cut. It grows vertically to the... more
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