Price-shocked Spectrum cable customers react, ready to cut cord

Former Time Warner Cable customers say sharply higher prices from Charter Communications’ Spectrum brand are making them cut the cord or at least think about it. Dan Beecher, of Camillus, said he called Spectrum twice after his monthly bill for internet, television and phone service jumped from $153 to $187, a 22 percent increase. “Each time, they said, ‘Gee, there’s... more

Pleasant start to weather week in FLX

Skies will turn sunny Monday afternoon and will remain clear until clouds increase late Wednesday as the next system approaches. Temperatures will rise from the 50s this morning into the upper 60s for a couple hours this afternoon. A cold front late in the day will drop temperatures back into the upper 50s before the sun sets. The sun should... more

Goodbye to Yellow Pages? Phone company says not yet

Old-school phone books, once headed for history’s dustbin, have new life. For now. Earlier this year, Frontier Communications sought permission from the New York state Public Service Commission to end the mass delivery of the Yellow Pages business listings book to its customers in Rochester and beyond. In a written filing, the company argued there was limited interest in printed... more

Watkins Glen International, New York State Fair announce marketing partnership

Watkins Glen International and the New York State Fair announced a partnership that will allow two of the state’s largest attractions to promote one another to visitors. Watkins Glen International and the Fair will promote each other’s major events through ticket giveaways on their social media channels, including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend, August 4-7, and the... more

Analysis: Upstate home sales on a long recession rebound

When Christine Niskanen and Richard Masters were looking for a home in Binghamton back in 2005, they took their time. Over two years, they visited open houses and collected tipsheets for each one. “We had a pile like this,” Masters said, holding his thumb and forefinger four inches apart while sitting in the dining room of the West Side Colonial... more

Near perfect weather weekend in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes will enjoy a couple of pleasant days that are neither too hot, nor too cool. Last night’s severe thunderstorms were triggered in a hot and humid air mass as a small disturbance passed through the region. The actual cold front is just starting to move into the Finger Lakes this morning. Since the front has not yet... more

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Here’s how the numbers shake out in the FLX

Have you ever wondered how life expectancy varies by county in New York? A study published on the JAMA Network attempted to answer the question, putting numbers in place throughout the region. Tompkins County ranks among the best in the state with life expectancy ranging in 82 to 83 years. As a point of reference, in 1980 those residents in... more

NY Senate votes to accelerate start of upstate Uber, Lyft

Uber and Lyft may be coming to upstate New York in time for the 4th of July. The New York Senate voted Wednesday to allow the two ride-hailing apps to begin service in cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany on June 29, 10 days earlier than they can start under existing law. Lawmakers voted earlier this year to allow... more

NY audit blasts Empire State Development outcome reporting

A new audit from New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is blasting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic development agency for failing to meet more than half of the reporting requirements for its highly touted tax credit and job creation programs. The scathing report released Wednesday criticized Cuomo’s Empire State Development Corp. for sidestepping accountability and transparency. Auditors found 27 of 57... more

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for FLX until 11 pm

  Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms are coming for the Finger Lakes. The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire region until 11 pm. Among the concerns in thunderstorms this afternoon are hail, potentially damaging winds, and frequent lightning. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says it will be a situation worth watching throughout the afternoon.... more

HEATING UP: Wednesday, Thursday will soar into 80s

It’s going to feel like summer over the next couple days, according to forecasters, who say that temperatures are going to surge after the passage of a warm front late-Monday. Here’s the latest from FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil: Look for high temperatures to be well above normal for a couple of days with afternoon highs well into the 80s... more

Ready for summer? Temperatures will soar in the FLX

Remember all those dreary, cool, and even downright cold days we’ve been living here in the Finger Lakes over the last 20, or so, days? They will be a distant memory over the next several days as seasonable warmth, and even some significantly above-average temperatures make their way into the region. On Wednesday and Thursday the region will see high... more

New York manufacturing shrinks as new orders fall

Manufacturing in New York state shrank for the first time in seven months in May, as new orders fell and shipments grew more slowly. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its Empire State manufacturing index fell last month to minus 1, from 5.2 in April. Any reading below zero signals contraction. The index measures sentiment in New York,... more

Beside Brittany: Book aims raise awareness of domestic violence

Jessica Cassick, Owner and Operator of ImagineWe, LLC, seeks to raise awareness of Domestic and Dating Violence through releasing Beside Brittany, on June 1st, 2017. Beside Brittany features Brittany Passalacqua, a twelve-year-old, Geneva resident, who was murdered along with her mother, by a violent offender who had just spent three (3) years serving time for assaulting his own infant child.... more

Friend or foe? Be on the lookout for invasive insects

Insects, both beneficial and disruptive, have always been front-of-mind for the people growing our food. Of particular interest in today’s world are invasives: insects that are not native to a region and whose introduction (whether intentional or accidental) is likely to cause harm to our environment, our economy or human health. Or already has. A 2016 report in Nature Communication... more

Cool, breezy Monday will be followed by major warm up

The weather early Monday morning does not look much different than it has for most of May. Temperatures are a bit on the cool side with a gusty northwest wind. Cloud cover is thick across most of the Finger Lakes, but at least it is not raining. High pressure will start to build in today, resulting in some major changes... more

New York bill would let Uber, Lyft begin upstate sooner

A proposal before state lawmakers would allow Uber and Lyft to start service in upstate New York in time for the Fourth of July holiday. The two ride-hailing apps had been limited to the New York City area until lawmakers voted earlier this year to allow them to move into cities including Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and Rochester. But under that... more

Dryden dominant in divisional win over Senecas

Seven different Lions scored goals as the Dryden boys lacrosse team defeated Watkins Glen, 16-3, in a Section IV Division 4 matchup at home on senior night. Jake Lewis had a nine-point game consisting of six goals and three assists. Gavin Marsh added three goals and four assists for Dryden (8-4, 4-0). Ithaca.com: Read More more
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