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Glorious weekend weather ahead in the Finger Lakes

FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says Friday will shape up to be a nice weather day — but will feel a touch cooler than Thursday. As high pressure builds in today, temperatures will struggle to get through the mid-60s. That said, an incredible weather weekend is on tap here in the Finger Lakes — and Montreuil says that will be... more

Foliage report shows FLX getting closer to ‘peak’ conditions

Foliage change continues to slowly progress across New York State, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Areas in eight of the state’s 11 vacation regions should experience peak foliage this weekend. I LOVE NEW YORK defines “peak” foliage as the period when the leaves are displaying their best overall appearance of the season.... more

Abnormally dry drought status persists for the Finger Lakes

Much of the Finger Lakes is considered to be in the first stages of drought development, according to the latest US Drought Monitor Report. The D0- Abnormally Dry classification was first introduced to the Finger Lakes on September 26, 2017, and expanded to its current bounds a week later on October 3rd. This is the lowest class of drought status... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Victim Resource Center works to help those dealing with abuse, violence (podcast)

On Episode #76 of the Inside the FLX podcast Nelly DeVelder and Martha Bailey joined Josh Durso to discuss efforts by the Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes to combat domestic, sexual, stalking, dating violence, and child abuse locally. Serving more than six counties collectively in the region, with a wide-range of services offered — the duo talked about... more

Weather improves dramatically over next several days for FLX

The Finger Lakes is heading into another prolonged period of above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation that will persist through the weekend. Yesterday was the first day of the sunny and dry weather as high pressure started to build in. After the frosty start, afternoon temperatures ended up close to normal for mid-October. However, with the introduction of steady... more

Guilty verdicts in Geneva home invasion

Two Rochester men could spend decades in prison after being convicted on all charges in a Geneva home invasion last December. Joshua Johnson and Darrick Settles, both 24, were found guilty of multiple counts of felony assault, burglary and robbery during a trial last week in Ontario County Court. District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo said the jury deliberated for about... more

Kolb, Molinaro in talks to form GOP ticket against Cuomo in 2018

Two former colleagues could reunite in an attempt to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, both of whom are exploring gubernatorial bids, are in discussions to form a Republican ticket to challenge Cuomo, a Democrat, in next year’s election. Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Molinaro revealed their potential plan during a... more

Oaks says pension forfeiture is getting closer to law

Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R-C Macedon) is reminding New Yorkers there is more at stake this November than just voting for elected officials; on the back of the ballot will be three important statewide initiatives. Voters will decide whether to establish a constitutional convention, allow the complete or partial forfeiture of a public officer’s pension if he or she is convicted... more

CLEANING UP IN THE COLD: High temps struggle as FLX cleans up from Sunday’s storms

It’s going to be a cold, damp day in the Finger Lakes on Monday, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. Montreuil says that high temperatures will be 30 degrees lower than they were on Sunday, after the cold front, which brought high winds and localized power outages and damage to the region. Winds are going to remain gusty throughout... more

Rhinos earn return engagement to playoffs and a home game to boot

A 2-1 Rochester Rhinos win over New York Red Bulls II clinched the No. 4 seed and a first-round home playoff game at Capelli Sport Stadium at 6:05 p.m. Saturday. The Rhinos face Charlotte in a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal, won 3-1 by Rochester. Home-field advantage favors the Rhinos, who are 9-2-5 at Capelli Sport Stadium and... more

Finger Lakes getting closer to mid-point in foliage report

Considerably brighter fall foliage is predicted for this weekend throughout New York State, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Peak conditions will be found in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central New York, Finger Lakes and Chautauqua-Allegheny regions. I LOVE NEW YORK defines “peak” foliage as the period when the leaves are displaying their best... more

Frost Advisory issued for most of the Finger Lakes

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for most of the region, which includes Ontario, Wayne, Cayuga and Yates counties in the Finger Lakes. #FrostAdvisory for tonight. Protect sensitive plants. Read more: https://t.co/mogWf67aRg pic.twitter.com/XXr6sCJBYp — NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) October 16, 2017 Temperatures are expected to dip into the low- to mid-30s, which means that sensitive vegetation will be... more

DEBRIEF: Failing bridges, affordable housing, and accountable law enforcement (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso talked about a range of topics, including what it takes to create accountable and trusted law enforcement, an L.L.C loophole desperate for state action, the latest on a complicated affordable housing project in Trumansburg, and much more. Check out each segment from Wednesday’s pod in the video windows... more

$17M on way to FLX to fix aging infrastructure

A growing number of MRB Group clients will be receiving substantial financial support for water infrastructure, thanks to a grant opportunity created by a new funding source initiated in 2017. The Clean Water Infrastructure Act, adopted earlier this year, created a much needed focus on improvements to aging infrastructure that threatens waterways and drinking water sources. Recently announced awards included... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Talking weight loss in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Episode #74 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Brad Jones, along with two successful graduates of the Ideal Weigh Protocol Diet, which has taken the region by storm. The trio discussed the benefits of the program, how little time is required once in the program, and their own stories. Combined the two graduates of... more

Canal system closing early this year; locks close on Wednesday

The state’s canal system — including the Erie Canal in Wayne County and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca County — will be closing about six weeks earlier than normal. For the most part, the canals, now part of New York Power Authority operations, will be closed as of 5 p.m. today. There are some exceptions, noted Bob Stopper, a member... more
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