THE DEBRIEF: Breaking down ACT Rochester report on the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Episode #22 of The Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso break down the latest political news from the Finger Lakes. Special focus will be placed on a report published by ACT Rochester, which compares cities and counties throughout the Finger Lakes in a number of categories. Check back later for updated link lists, and more from today’s show.... more

LOCATE Finger Lakes aims to bring young people back to region

To provide the young people of the Finger Lakes region with a dynamic educational program on business and free enterprise, KeyBank is pleased to announce the KeyBank Foundation is making a substantial donation to LOCATE Finger Lakes, a newly formed regional economic development initiative. This grant is part of the bank’s five year Community Benefits Plan. The $60,000 grant, given... more

Spring is about to arrive in the FLX: But will it stick around?

As temperatures begin to rise this weekend in the Finger Lakes — many are hoping that winter is officially behind us. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said on Friday that persistent, winter weather simply isn’t likely as spring rolls forward. “The forecast for the next 10-15 days seems rather confident that temperatures will hover around normal, which means plenty of... more

Schumer pushes for grape research funds

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, is urging the Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service to provide a robust investment in new equipment for the Grape Genetics Research Unit in Geneva. Schumer said in a press statement that upgrades to the unit’s technology are necessary to ensure researchers have the state-of-the-art tools needed to respond to the... more

FLX WEEKLY: When will the never-ending winter finally end? (podcast)

As we move into the second half of April, we’re still waiting for winter to end here in the Finger Lakes. On this week’s edition of FLX Weekly we’ll tell you if the end is in sight, round up the week’s top local stories, check out some of our favorite local photos from the past several days, round-up your sports... more

POLITICS & MUSIC: Trailblazers mini-musical focuses on increased engagement (video)

It was about telling the story of politics through music. On Tuesday, April 17th a popular venue in Geneva was filled, as actors, music and food brought a discussion about politics to the forefront. That was the purpose of the event, according to Trailblazers PAC Founder Leslie Danks Burke. She described the night as exciting — but also pointed out... more

Linda Andrei leads 23rd Democrats in campaign cash

Linda Andrei has the most cash on hand among the five Democrats expected to take part in the June 26 primary in the race for the 23rd Congressional seat, according to the latest fundraising figures from the Federal Elections Commission. Andrei, an Ithaca doctor, has $210,534 cash on hand after campaign- connected disbursements. “We all know that the only poll... more

For NY winemakers, tariffs mean trouble

The New York wine industry is going strong. With jobs, sales and tax revenue the industry now generates more than $13.8 billion, not to mention what wine and grapes do for upstate tourism and agriculture. In Albany, lawmakers recently stamped their approval with the 2019 budget backing programs and research for wine and grapes that includes $1.023 million for the... more

Thursday will offer one last shot of winter for the Finger Lakes

Wednesday will be a nice day in the Finger Lakes. It won’t feel like spring yet, but temperatures will moderate slightly — with highs pushing into the 40s, and the chance of precipitation going away almost completely. All of that will change on Thursday, though, as rain and wet snow returns to the Finger Lakes. While it shouldn’t provide much... more

Winter holds on through end of week, then things warm up

Winter in April? It’s felt like that over the last few weeks, and it looks like the forecast has two more ‘wintry’ days in store for the Finger Lakes. Snow showers will dominate the forecast this afternoon as temperatures remain cold enough for precipitation to come down as snow. It won’t be as persistent or heavy as the rainfall was... more

#ICYMI: Vincent out at HWS, Circular enerG told to make ‘revisions’, & more

Once again winter weather made headlines this week, as temperatures bounced from 30-something to 60-something depending on exact location in the Finger Lakes. The region has gotten used to it, but the weather wasn’t the only headline we watched this week in the FL1 Newsroom. Here are the biggest headlines from the week on FingerLakes1.com. Touring ‘Deer Haven Park’ at... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Linda Andrei talks NY23 campaign ahead of June primary (podcast)

It’s already become a competitive battle for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Linda Andrei, M.D., is seeking to unseat Congressman Tom Reed. However, she has a primary to win first in June. She joins Josh Durso to talk about the ups- and downs- of campaigning, as well as her top issues as she looks forward in New York’s 23rd District.... more

FLX FORECAST: Heavy rain on Monday; snow showers return on Tuesday

The rain will be steady at times throughout the afternoon, and eventually — parts of the Finger Lakes will see that dissipate to lighter snow showers as temperatures fall. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that upwards of 1.5 inches of snow will be possible. Some locations could even see upwards of 2 inches when the rain finally stops. Winds... more

NWS: Advisories set to expire later today

As winter takes one last swipe at the Finger Lakes — the region is preparing for an event that could be much worse than a typical, snowy evening. *** PLANNING FORECAST AT A GLANCE *** The National Weather Service has issued Ice Storm Warnings for Cayuga, Wayne, Ontario, Monroe and Livingston counties, which are active until 2 p.m. on Sunday.... more

FLX FORECAST: Showers, wind & warmer conditions on Thursday – but changes coming

Thursday is going to be the warming day. Temperatures will push into the mid-50s, allowing for the Finger Lakes to feel more like spring. However, it will be a cool start as the region starts in the low-30s. Temperatures will then stay up over the next two days, but cooler, winter-like weather will be on our doorstep by Saturday. There... more

Steady rain coming Thursday, setting up for wild weather weekend

It’s going to be a wild weather ride over the next several days. While forecasters remain uncertain about the exact temperature trend through the weekend — high temperatures will likely vary wildly even within the Finger Lakes. For example, on Friday temperatures along the Rochester and Syracuse line could struggle to break 50 degrees. Meanwhile, parts of the Central Finger... more

Prescribed burn coming to Finger Lakes National Forest

Finger Lakes National Forest (FLNF) officials announced today that they, in partnership with local fire departments and land management agencies are planning to use prescribed fire to treat approximately 200 to 600 acres of the more than 16,000-acre national forest. The Forest Service says that it will use prescribed fire as a management tool to reduce heavy accumulations of grass... more

Temperatures improve by Wednesday, but rain enters forecast

Temperatures are going to improve on Tuesday, with highs pushing toward 40 degrees — but changes are in the offing. Some of them will be good, and others not-as-much. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil is sounding the alarm on this weekend’s ‘warm-up’, which has been making headlines. He says the amount of uncertainty that exists with the model runs for... more
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