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Plenty of uncertainty remains with upcoming winter storm

The weather could turn challenging by the time Monday and Tuesday rolls around for the Finger Lakes. While a ton of uncertainty remains with the track of a system, which will impact the region in some fashion — the likelihood of precipitation (rain or snow) is becoming increasingly likely. Here’s the latest on the storm setup from FLX Weather Meteorologist... more

January warm up ahead for the Finger Lakes

Temperatures have been staying above normal all of this week, but it certainly hasn’t been terribly warm. That will change over the next few days as temperatures warm from the 30s, which is 5-10 degrees above normal, into the 50s, which is more like 20-25 degrees above normal. Thursday will again see temperatures primarily stuck in the 30s. Skies will... more

Finger Lakes snow outlook for late January and beyond

The weather over the next seven days does not look favorable for snow in the Finger Lakes. In fact, temperatures will only go up for most of this time period. Today, Wednesday, will be a dreary and cool day. Fog, drizzle and scattered rain showers will persist through much of the day, and temperatures will change very little. Most places... more

Cuomo seeks to balance budget with new plans

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to retain higher taxes on the wealthy to help balance the state’s books and increase spending on schools by about $1 billion. The Democratic governor unveiled his $152.3 billion state budget proposal Tuesday night, laying out a wide-ranging plan that would couple an income-tax cut for the middle class while extending a soon-to-expire higher tax rate... more

Lansing man charged with grand larceny in Schuyler Co.

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Lansing man following an investigation into a larceny, which took place earlier this month on January 13th. Jason S Gassner, 32, of Lansing was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on January 13th and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Gassner was arraigned in the Village of Watkins Glen Court and... more

Freezing Rain Advisory remains active for some in FLX

The Freezing Rain Advisory, which was issued for the entire Finger Lakes region yesterday — remains in effect for parts of the region. The advisory runs through 1 pm on Tuesday for the Ontario, Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga, and Onondaga counties. It is not expected to be a significant icing event. However, motorists should use caution and plan for a little extra travel... more

CLOSER LOOK: Details hidden in free tuition plan proposed by Gov. Cuomo

Of all the questions surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “free college tuition” proposal, one of the biggest probably cannot be answered. Unveiled last week at LaGuardia Community College, Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship plan was touted as the first such program in the nation. Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose free tuition plan was a signature part of his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential... more

NYSEG’s new plan involves users paying more during ‘peak’ season

You'll pay more to cool your house in the middle of a sweltering summer day and less to run the dishwasher at 2 a.m. under a New York State Electric & Gas Corp. plan to be unveiled next month. That's a change from current NYSEG rules, which charge a flat rate for electricity and natural gas to be delivered to... more

Private schools concerned over free SUNY tuition plan

Private colleges are warning Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to provide free State University of New York tuition could put them at a major disadvantage. A statewide organization representing more than 100 private colleges and universities has emerged as a careful critic of Cuomo’s new plan, which would provide free SUNY tuition to students from families who make less than $125,000... more

STAYING HOME: Gov. Cuomo proposes plan to help grads plant roots

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to keep recent-graduates in New York State. In a proposal announced this week, the governor said that he wants to establish a program that will encourage recent-graduates to buy a home in Upstate New York. Particularly, he wants to see upstate’s cities retain their young people. He said that the program would be aimed at keeping... more

JANUARY THAW: Brief cool down coming this weekend, even warmer next week

Fans of outdoor winter activities won’t be too happy about recent forecasts for the next week, or two. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, it might not be until the end of the January when the Finger Lakes sees a return to colder, more winter like weather. He notes that, “Clouds, rain, and the approaching cold front will limit... more

Significant warm up underway in the Finger Lakes

The thaw is underway. The Finger Lakes region is set to experience a long-track of above-average temperatures, with highs in the next couple days reaching well into the 40s, even exceeding the 50 degree mark in some locations. The warm up means that roads are going to get slushy during the day on Wednesday, which will mean slick spots around... more

Some power outages remain in FLX after wild weather on Tuesday

Power outages remain a common theme after Tuesday’s wild weather. Snow, freezing rain, and high winds pounded the Finger Lakes region — leaving thousands without power last night and this morning. While outages are being worked on by NYSEG and RG&E officials — there are plenty still being reported throughout the region. RG&E reports that 1,351 are without power in... more

New York may create high schools for addicts

New York wants to create two “recovery” high schools for young people suffering from substance abuse. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday he would propose legislation to start the schools, one downstate and one upstate, to help high-school students recovering from addiction. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Syracuse teens sentenced to prison for possessing, intending to sell heroin in Auburn

Two Syracuse teens have been sentenced to prison for intending to sell nearly 50 bags of heroin in Auburn. According to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, 18-year-old Dyrell Ferguson, and 19-year-old Nahshon Nance, were traveling in a Chevy Equinox last fall when police found 47 bags of heroin in the vehicle. The Citizen: Read More more

LATEST: Winter Weather Advisory expires, Wind Advisory remains for FLX

The Winter Weather Advisory that had been issued for the entire Finger Lakes region, will expire between 5 pm and 7 pm. In an update during the afternoon, forecasters with the National Weather Service said that the threat for snowfall had subsided, and the main risk was slight icing. While the icing will be minimal, it will make travel difficult throughout the... more

Gas Free Seneca denied re-hearing request by FERC

On January 6th, 2017 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a request for a re-hearing submitted by Gas Free Seneca on Crestwood’s underground natural gas storage expansion project in the salt caverns beneath the shores of Seneca Lake. Gas Free Seneca submitted the request in June 2016. Under New York law, Crestwood cannot proceed with construction of the project... more
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