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FLX FORECAST: Weekend weather should cooperate for holiday season plans

The active weather pattern that the region has been locked into over the last week or two will continue into the weekend, with the threat of snow showers, squalls, up-and-down temperatures, and much more. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil light snow showers, which the region has been experiencing on Thursday should subside by the late-afternoon hours. He says... more

Tourism assets expand as Finger Lakes region grows with new businesses

The last 12 months have seen a significant amount of growth in the Finger Lakes Region, with new businesses opening and attractions, accommodations, culinary options, and more being added to the popular vacation region. According to the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC) – the official tourism promotion agency of the Finger Lakes Region as recognized by I Love NY... more

Inside the FLX: Joseph Campbell, Yvonne Taylor talk environmental issues in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On episode #87 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso is joined by Joseph Campbell and Yvonne Taylor, who are President and Vice President of Gas Free Seneca and Seneca Lake Guardian, a Waterkeeper Affiliate. They were in-studio to talk about a number of environmental issues that have made headlines in recent months. Both have worked tirelessly to develop... more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Student worries about underage drinking problem

Dear Editor, I am worried about our underage drinking problem in Schuyler County. I learned a lot about underage drinking at a Lead and Seed training I recently attended. According to the most current Schuyler County data 47.7% of 7th through 12th grade students report using alcohol at some point in their life and 15% report using it in the... more

Wednesday will feel like mid-winter as lake effect subsides

It’s going to feel like mid-winter on Wednesday. The general snowfall has moved out of the area as of Tuesday, but that system left lake effect snows lingering in its wake. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil updated his forecast on the weather, and what could be expected on Wednesday. “Areas of lake effect snow are ongoing Wednesday morning, especially over... more

GALLERY: Snowfall blankets the Finger Lakes during December storm

On Tuesday morning the snowfall didn’t cause too many headaches with commuting, but it created a great setting for capturing some local shots. Some of these photos were sent in by readers and listeners. Send yours to us on Facebook, or by clicking here. more

Watkins Glen man jailed on disorderly conduct charge

A Watkins Glen man was sent to the Schuyler County Jail after Watkins Glen Police investigated an incident on December 10th. Ryan D. Alverson, 39, was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree harassment, and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was arraigned in Watkins Glen Court and remanded to the Schuyler County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. more

FLX WEEKLY: It’s a wonderful weekend ahead in Seneca Falls (podcast)

With just three weekends left until Christmas the holiday events are picking up across the region. There is no bigger event this December than the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls set for Friday-Sunday with the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K on Saturday. Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso have all the details including your weekend... more

Group takes a closer look at opioid crisis in the Finger Lakes

In their ongoing effort to better understand and inform others of the social, economic, environmental, and political issues facing the United States and the world, the Yates Progressives invited a panel of diverse experience to discuss the rising heroin and opioid drug abuse problem in our region. Convening at Hunt Country Vineyards Sunday, Nov. 19, the panelists were Penn Yan... more

Light snow possible in parts of the FLX on Thursday

Lake effect snow will be wobbling across the Finger Lakes, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. The forecast is going to be cool, cloudy and dominated by snow showers. Montreuil says that the band of lake snow, which is hanging off of Lake Erie, isn’t expected to setup in one location, or persist long enough for accumulation. However, a... more

STANFORD PERFORMANCE STUDY: Comparing local schools by a different measure

A study from Stanford’s Center for Education Policy Analysis took an alternative a somewhat unique look at academic performance. The study examined standardized test score results – but more-specifically, evaluates the ‘progress’ experienced by each academic year. Simply put: The study asks how much more students know in one grade this year – compared to what the grade before them... more

Temperatures get colder, lake effect snow possible in parts of FLX

Wednesday will be a sunny, but noticeably cooler day for the Finger Lakes. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil reports that lake effect snow throughout the region should be limited on Wednesday, as winds will still be pushing out of the southwest. That said, a change will be coming – and that will mean some measurable snowfall for those living in... more

Picking the Perfect One: Considering Christmas tree options

The Christmas season is upon us and, for many celebrating the holiday, decisions need to be made about getting a tree for trimming. Our county boasts a number of farms on which to find a fine-needled specimen, and there are a number of things to consider when heading out for the staple holiday decoration. To get a sense of what... more

RAIN BRINGS CHANGE: Winds howl ahead of cold front in the FLX

Get ready for change. A powerful cold front is approaching the region, and Tuesday is going to be the day for change. The rainy, windy day will usher in the cold air, which will push temperatures down into the 30s for the remainder of the week. Next week things will get even colder, as temperatures fall back into the 20s.... more

HOLIDAY HEADACHE: Keep shipping stress free in the Finger Lakes

The first weekend of December is officially in the books. The holiday season, and shopping that comes with the territory is now underway for most. Last week, a Greece family made headlines after security footage from their front door showed a USPS package delivery person dropping a package on the porch. We asked readers to let us know about their... more

FORECASTED CHANGE: Weather will shift into ‘winter’ after front passes on Tuesday

Have you been enjoying this nice, unseasonably warm weather over the last several days, and even weeks in the Finger Lakes? Take the opportunity to get outside on Monday, because big changes are coming, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. Temperatures will reach the upper-40s for most in the Finger Lakes on Monday, with a few locations reaching 50... more

Police: Southport man faces felony charge for illegal firearm possession

A Southport man was charged with illegally possessing a firearm, according to police after an investigation. Sean P. Flynn, 31, of Southport was arrested on November 25th and charged with Criminal Possession of a firearm, a class E Felony, and unlawful possession of marihuana. Flynn was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charges in Village of Watkins Glen Court... more

Does Upstate NY climate make us cranky? Maybe a little, new study suggests

A new study suggests that growing up in a warm climate makes people a little more agreeable and emotionally stable. By implication, it means that people raised in cold climates (read: Upstate New York) might be a little more cranky and neurotic. The study, in the journal Nature, found that in both China and the United States, people who spent... more
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