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Kolb, Molinaro in talks to form GOP ticket against Cuomo in 2018

Two former colleagues could reunite in an attempt to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, both of whom are exploring gubernatorial bids, are in discussions to form a Republican ticket to challenge Cuomo, a Democrat, in next year’s election. Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Molinaro revealed their potential plan during a... more

Frost Advisory issued for most of the Finger Lakes

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for most of the region, which includes Ontario, Wayne, Cayuga and Yates counties in the Finger Lakes. #FrostAdvisory for tonight. Protect sensitive plants. Read more: https://t.co/mogWf67aRg pic.twitter.com/XXr6sCJBYp — NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) October 16, 2017 Temperatures are expected to dip into the low- to mid-30s, which means that sensitive vegetation will be... more

Rock Stream teen arrested for having marijuana, open container

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 19-year-old Rock Stream resident after a traffic stop. Nathan T. Ford, 19, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of alcohol, and open container in a vehicle following a traffic stop in Watkins Glen. The 19-year-old was issued appearance tickets for a later date. more

Finger Lakes getting closer to mid-point in foliage report

Considerably brighter fall foliage is predicted for this weekend throughout New York State, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Peak conditions will be found in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central New York, Finger Lakes and Chautauqua-Allegheny regions. I LOVE NEW YORK defines “peak” foliage as the period when the leaves are displaying their best... more

DEBRIEF: Failing bridges, affordable housing, and accountable law enforcement (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso talked about a range of topics, including what it takes to create accountable and trusted law enforcement, an L.L.C loophole desperate for state action, the latest on a complicated affordable housing project in Trumansburg, and much more. Check out each segment from Wednesday’s pod in the video windows... more

IndyCar ditches Watkins Glen for Oregon in 2018

Portland International Raceway is back on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2018. It means Watkins Glen is out. In a statement Watkins Glen International said “After two years of partnership, Watkins Glen International and IndyCar have agreed to separate for the 2018 season.” The statement continues, “This is a decision based purely on an inability to find a date that... more

$17M on way to FLX to fix aging infrastructure

A growing number of MRB Group clients will be receiving substantial financial support for water infrastructure, thanks to a grant opportunity created by a new funding source initiated in 2017. The Clean Water Infrastructure Act, adopted earlier this year, created a much needed focus on improvements to aging infrastructure that threatens waterways and drinking water sources. Recently announced awards included... more

Residents, businesses call on Gov. Cuomo to halt Crestwood project

Residents are stepping up the fight against a plan to store millions of barrels of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in unlined abandoned salt caverns beneath the shores of Seneca Lake near Watkins Glen in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Nearly 500 local business owners, including leaders of the region’s winery and tourism industries, sent a letter to Governor... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Talking weight loss in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Episode #74 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Brad Jones, along with two successful graduates of the Ideal Weigh Protocol Diet, which has taken the region by storm. The trio discussed the benefits of the program, how little time is required once in the program, and their own stories. Combined the two graduates of... more

Canal system closing early this year; locks close on Wednesday

The state’s canal system — including the Erie Canal in Wayne County and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca County — will be closing about six weeks earlier than normal. For the most part, the canals, now part of New York Power Authority operations, will be closed as of 5 p.m. today. There are some exceptions, noted Bob Stopper, a member... more

FLX forecast calls for a little bit of everything this weekend

It’s going to be an up-and-down weekend in the Finger Lakes. Temperatures are going to begin trending upwards through Sunday, until a cold front pushes through the region — dropping temperatures significantly. While high temps will struggle to get into the 50s on Monday, the weather will be warm and comfortable on Saturday and for part of Sunday. FLX Weather... more

Watkins Glen student arrested after making threats toward school

A 16-year-old from Watkins Glen is facing charges for allegedly threatening violence at Watkins Glen High School. According to police, a student told the School Resource Officer on Saturday that a 16-year-old student had threatened violence against the school. An investigation was started immediately. The 16-year-old student was taken into custody without incident shortly after the complaint. He was charged... more

COMPTROLLER: Seneca, Cayuga have highest percentage of ‘structurally deficient’ bridges

Billions of dollars are needed to correct issues with locally owned bridges throughout New York. According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli more than $27.4 billion is needed to fix local bridges. Several counties in the Finger Lakes — ranked among the top in the state for featuring the most ‘structurally deficient’ bridges. Seneca County led the way in... more

Sun returns to the Finger Lakes on Tuesday

If you thought Monday was too rainy, or that the gloomy-gray weather was a bit much — especially given the unseasonable warmth we were feeling a week ago — Tuesday will be a nice recovery. Sunshine will dominate the forecast on Tuesday, before things get unsettled again throughout the remainder of the week. Temperatures will range in the low-70s, with... more

Tickmaggedon? Maybe not, but Lyme disease DID surge this summer

As the Lyme disease season enters its autumn phase, it appears that predictions the bacterial illness would spike this year have so far been somewhat accurate. But Tickmaggedon it was not, at least not in the Rochester region. Social media was abuzz this past spring with contentions that deer ticks, the tiny bugs that transmit Lyme disease, would be especially... more

Heavy rain will taper as day progresses; winds kick up during afternoon

The Finger Lakes is receiving the first soaking rain its received in more than a month and it’s all due to the remains of Hurricane Nate. Steady rain began overnight, and according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil is expected to continue through part of the day on Monday. By the mid- to late-afternoon hours, though, most of the precipitation... more
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