Sun returns to the Finger Lakes on Wednesday

The sun will be out on Wednesday. Temperatures won’t feel quite like spring, but it will be an improvement over the recent soggy, cloudy weather seen in the region. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said the following in his morning update: “A large area of high pressure from Central Canada is building southeast towards the Finger Lakes today. Skies are... more

Watkins Glen School District capital project vote Tuesday

Residents in the Watkins Glen Central School District will head to the polls to vote on the capital improvement project. Polls will be open from noon to 8:00 PM Tuesday, in the district office’s board room. The proposed project would cost $12.6 million. The school says it will not increase taxes. The district plans to update and renovate multiple areas... more

Report looks at performance of Child Protective Services

A report released on Monday outlines the performance of Child Protective Services throughout the Finger Lakes. The report highlighted three pieces of data, which included the following: — Percentage of workers with more than 15 CPS investigations; — Percentage of overdue investigations; — Percentage of timely safety assessments. The report looks at the struggle many counties are faced with as... more

FLX FORECAST: Showers, cloudy weather continue on Tuesday

Soggy weather will persist throughout the day on Tuesday. The forecast calls for another cloudy, rainy day across the region — but the sun will make a return on Wednesday, as a nearby system pulls away. Tuesday forecast from FLXWeather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil: “A storm system will track northeast across Pennsylvania today. As it does so, rain showers will spread... more

Dreary, wet weekend expected in FLX

We’ve learned to take the good with the bad, as far as the weather goes, here in the Finger Lakes. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is going to be a mixture of clouds, rain, and mild temperatures. Saturday Forecast The front that lifted north through the area yesterday has sunk back down... more

Schuyler DA: Man facing felony perjury charges employed at Geneva General Hospital

A 61-year-old Montour man, who works at Geneva General Hospital was indicted by a grand jury in Schuyler County after officials say he perjured himself during jury service in a rape case. Gary Kline, of Montour was charged with two counts of second-degree perjury and one count of second-degree criminal contempt. The charges stem from Kline’s jury service, which began... more

Unsettled, mild start to the week in the FLX

On Monday it’ll feel a little more like spring. That said, temperatures will likely tumble a little through the week before rebounding again at the end. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil the weather will be warmest on Monday: “Monday will likely turn out to be the warmest day this week. Temperatures this morning are starting near or above... more

Ontario, Tompkins only counties to see growth as state population declines

Upstate New York lost another 23,434 people from 2015 to 2016, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Downstate saw an increase of 21,540 people, which has resulted in an increase of 426,835 since 2010 for that region. For Upstate New York, the decline has been real since 2010. According to the latest figures from the Census Bureau the... more

Reed, Collins to vote ‘yes’ on health care repeal

Despite the loss of health coverage projected for tens of thousands of people in their districts — especially children, seniors and those with disabilities — Republican Congressmen Tom Reed and Chris Collins said they will vote for the American Health Care Act. Congress is expected to vote Thursday on the GOP bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise... more

FLX Weekly: State titles for Watkins Glen & Moravia; Village elections held (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso for Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly to recap the top stories of the week in the Finger Lakes. Find out why FingerLakes1.com is not happy with ESPN and take a look at the weekend weather and event slate ahead. more

Discussing healthcare, Guardian PILOT, and local elections in the FLX (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast, Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed a range of topics, which included the recent firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, as well as developments in the GOP healthcare proposal. The duo also discussed the future of companies like Guardian Glass, who recently won a significant upgrade to their PILOT agreement with the City... more

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory for entire region on Friday

It won’t be a widespread event, but there is the chance for some light mixed, or freezing precipitation on Friday. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain, which is active on Friday from 6 am until noon. The mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain could accumulate up to two inches in... more

War over Medicaid underway in NY: Supervisors consider results of change

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fuming over the prospect of the state paying the share typically paid by counties with regards to Medicaid costs. Locally, it’s been an issue for elected officials trying to keep property taxes low. The proposal, which would no longer require counties to pay a portion of Medicaid costs in New York — would bring property tax... more

Organization works to combat substance abuse in FLX (podcast)

It’s a growing issues that will require attention from all stakeholders and community members. On Tuesday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Petrea Rae, Coalition Coordinator for the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, as well as Tanya Lombardo, an intern for the organization from Keuka College joined Josh Durso to talk about their efforts combating substance abuse... more

Winter returns for Wednesday as cold, lake effect impact FLX

As temperatures moved through the 40s on Tuesday, those in the Finger Lakes were reminded that the cold weather would be making a return — at least once more — on Wednesday. Lake effect snow will develop overnight behind an arctic cold front, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. That front won’t move through the area until after 9... more

Will taxpayers foot bill for damaged “I Love NY” signs?

Go ahead and blink. Chances are you won't miss the "I Love NY" signs when you are driving down the thruway. However, an ongoing dispute between the feds and the state about those iconic signs is heating up again. This comes after eight of them were knocked down and damaged in the windstorm. Assemblyman, Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) is now calling... more

Honk! ends its 2-day Odessa-Montour run

The Odessa-Montour production of Honk! completed its two-day run Saturday in the school’s Fetter-Brown Auditorium with matinee and evening performances. The musical, sponsored by the O-M Fine Arts Boosters and featuring a wide age-range of O-M students, was under the direction of Holly Campbell, Jennifer Kraemer and Ian MacDonald. Honk! tells the story of Ugly (portrayed by John Coates), a... more

Village of Burdett accepting applications for clerk, treasurer

The Village of Burdett is accepting applications for Village Clerk/Treasurer. Applications and resumes will be accepted at the Village Office, P.O. Box 234, Burdett, NY (located in the front corner of the Fire Station) until 5:00 pm April 3, 2017. A job description is available on the village website, www.burdettny.us , from the clerk during regular business hours (Mondays 5-7pm)... more
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