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Montour Falls woman charged with grand larceny, accused of misappropriating 175 gift cards at business in Ithaca

Montour Falls woman charged with grand larceny, accused of misappropriating 175 gift cards at business in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a Montour Falls resident on a felony charge following an investigation involving IPD, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, and Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office. IPD reports that Kthy Harris, 56, of Montour Falls was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, following an investigation into her time working as an office manager... more

FLX WEEKLY: Environmental Educator Kristen Moore and Falconer Steve Arndt in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Environmental Educator Kristen Moore and Falconer Steve Arndt in-studio (podcast)
Kristen Moore, Environmental Educator, is in-studio to talk about upcoming programs at Seneca Meadows Education Center along with Steve Arndt of American Falconry Services to help us preview your October weekend ahead as the autumn foliage nears peak in the Finger Lakes.  . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe. Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to... more

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes as colors of fall arrive!

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes this weekend as colors
Colors are finally being spotted around the region; and this weekend – the weather should cooperate at least 50 percent of the time. Get out and enjoy fall in the Finger Lakes. Check out the latest foliage reports below to plan your getaway! Finger Lakes In the Finger Lakes, Chemung County reports from Elmira predict 75% change and near-peak leaves by the weekend,... more

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors
If you’re a senior, and you need the high dose flu vaccine, you may be having trouble getting your flu shot. That’s because there’s a shortage in the high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older. The NewsChannel 9 Your Stories Team has heard from several people dealing with this issue. Phyllis Vanhorn and her husband ran into roadblocks at both... more

Algae bloom appears near FLX Welcome Center in Geneva; busy HAB season on Seneca Lake

Even more HABs spotted along Seneca Lake over las
Bill Roege, who recently took over as HABs Director for Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, says the last seven days have proven to be busy for volunteers working around Seneca Lake to identify harmful algal blooms. Last week, Frank DiOrio was a guest on FingerLakes1.com’s Sunday Conversation, outlining some of the things that SLPWA had seen throughout the season. The... more

FLX WEEKLY: Sharon Hogan from Thrive to Survive, your October weekend ahead and Union Block in Penn Yan (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Sharon Hogan from Thrive to Survive, your October weekend ahead and Union Block in Penn Yan (podcast)
Sharon Hogan from Thrive to Survive is in-studio to talk about how you can support their organization this month before a look at some great local fall photos, a look at your October weekend ahead and a review of some stops on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail including the new Union Block Restaurant in Penn Yan. . more

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed
Perhaps the biggest sporting goods chain makes a statement against assault rifles. The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods said the company has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault rifles and turned them into scrap metal. Last year the retail chain announced it would stop carrying the rifles following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dick’s also said... more

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?
If you didn’t get your property tax rebate check yet, don’t worry. The state is still sending hundreds of thousands more. Since August, more than 1.4 million tax relief checks have been mailed to New York homeowners whose income was less than $275,000, according to the state tax department. Separately, 390,000 checks have gone to homeowners under the STAR program for new... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

No change in Reed’s stance on impeachment

No change in Reed’s stance on impeachment
Nothing has transpired over the past week to convince Rep. Tom Reed that the actions of President Trump and his dealings with Ukraine have reached the level of an impeachable offense. “Impeachment is reserved for high crimes or crimes such as treason, such as bribery,” he said in a conference call with reporters earlier this week. “I just don’t see... more

Wet spring delaying prime apple picking season in some isolated cases across Finger Lakes

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Fall means apple season in the Finger Lakes. However, there were some meteorological factors at play over the last 12-months that have had an impact on this year’s crop, according to the experts. Professor Susan Brown of Cornell University spoke with the Chronicle-Express about this year’s crop; and how weather last year had an impact. First, she explained that the... more

FLX WEEKLY: Liz & Marshall from Woody’s Bar & Grille and your October weekend ahead (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Liz & Marshall from Woody’s Bar & Grille and your October weekend ahead (podcast)
Chef Marshall Grady & Liz Comatis from Woody’s Bar & Grille are in-studio as we sample the world famous Bleu Bayou chicken wings along with 7 other unique chicken wing flavors and preview the first weekend of October here in the Finger Lakes. . more

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information
Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are in the process of checking it out. No new tests results are in yet, but they’re said to be in the pipeline.  In early September,... more

Spectrum cable, internet prices going up… again

Spectrum cable, internet prices going up
Spectrum rates are going up. The company has confirmed that some rates for TV Select and above will be going up. The broadcast TV surcharge will increase and the cost of digital receivers is also going up. The company says there will be an increase for those who subscribe to the internet only. This is the first change in the... more

Schuyler County man accused of strangling step children in pair of domestic incidents

Schuyler County man accused of strangling step children in pair of domestic incidents
Deputies report that a 36-year-old Schuyler County resident was arrested on Sunday following an investigation into a domestic incident. Jeremy Peters, 36, of Erin, New York was charged with second-degree strangulation, attempted strangulation, two counts of aggravated harassment, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Peters is accused in two separate domestic incidents, which occurred between June... more

New legislation could mean more funding for local crisis & suicide call centers

New legislation could mean more funding for local crisis & suicide call centers
A proposed piece of legislation could bring a much-needed boost in federal funding to local crisis and suicide call centers across the country. The legislation co-sponsored by Congressman John Katko (R) seeks to increase a stipend provided to centers like Contact Community Services in East Syracuse by the federal government. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Contact‘s Crisis Intervention Director Cheryl Giarrusso said... more
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