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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

Does Local Law 3 violate host agreement in Seneca Falls?

There hasn’t been a more hotly-debated issue in Seneca Falls than the operating future of Seneca Meadows. The landfill, which operates along State Rt. 414 for decades has come under fire in recent years by a growing group of concerned citizens. As with any controversial issue, each argument one side makes — it is quickly walked back or challenged by... 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

Rochester man caught cheating at del Lago Resort & Casino

A 49-year-old Rochester man is facing two felony charges for allegedly cheating at the del Lago Resort & Casino. Jing X. Jiang, 49, of Rochester was charged with first-degree gaming fraud and third-degree grand larceny – both felonies – by state police. He is accused of cheating by “past posting” while playing mini baccarat at the casino on March 12th.... more

Waterloo woman recovering, facing charges after overdose

A 24-year-old Waterloo woman is recovering and facing a charge after deputies say she overdosed on State Rt. 318 while driving a vehicle. Deputies charged Morgan L. Garrett, 24, of Waterloo with driving while ability impaired by drugs after she was found to be operating a motor vehicle while an overdose was taking place. Authorities were called to the scene... more

Styx coming to del Lago’s ‘Vine’ on May 12th

del Lago Resort & Casino announced another top act to its entertainment line-up on Thursday. Legendary American rock band, Styx will take the stage at The Vine on May 12th. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 24th at 12 pm and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box... 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

Beverly Pets of the Week: Special pets not interesting in selling themselves

The Beverly Animal Shelter has some adorable, outgoing pets who like to “sell” themselves in the store. There also are the not so perfect pets. Whether it be physical appearance, physical condition or even the shy animal who is not interested in “selling himself”, these special pets are still in need of loving, special homes. KEVIN An unclaimed stray, Kevin... more

Sen. Helming sees first sponsored bill pass; will go on to Assembly

The New York State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Pam Helming (R,C,I – 54th District) as part of a comprehensive package of bills that would strengthen and preserve agriculture as the state’s leading industry. This bill is the first piece of legislation sponsored by Sen. Helming to pass the Senate. Senate bill 4535 encourages farmers – particularly those located... more

Seneca County board OKs transfer of tax-delinquent properties

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors Tuesday set the stage for the rehabilitation and resale of four delinquent residential properties. They hope many more will follow. The board voted unanimously to transfer the four tax-delinquent properties, foreclosed and set to be auctioned off April 19, to the Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank Corp. The land bank was formed in 2015... 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

ELECTION RESULTS: Winners and losers from village contests (full-coverage)

The surprise from Tuesday’s slate of village elections was the loss of incumbent Waterloo Trustee David Duprey who has served on the board since 1996. In races that generated very few votes — Democrat Gina Suffredini and Republican John Butlak both secured seats on the Village Board. Butlak received 250 votes, while Suffredini secured 213. While there are still 44... more

Seneca Meadows files appeal on clay mine ruling

Seneca Meadows Landfill has decided to appeal an appellate court’s ruling that dented its hopes of opening a clay mine near its Salcman Road facility. Lawyers representing the Seneca Falls landfill have filed paperwork asking for two things in light of the Fourth Judicial Department Appellate Court’s Feb. 3 ruling denying Seneca Meadows the right to use an access road... more

Seneca Falls Community Center hosts Down Syndrome event

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st the Seneca Falls Community Center is hosting a traveling photo gallery featuring individuals with Down syndrome. The goal of this national gallery is to change misperceptions of Down syndrome one person at a time until one million new voices are heard. On Saturday, March 25th the community center will be... more

Trumansburg man charged with DWI in Seneca Falls

On March 17th at 6:32 pm, the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Corey Richardson, 39, of Trumansburg for driving while intoxicated, driving with .08 percent blood-alcohol content and no seatbelt following a traffic stop on West Bayard St. in the Town of Seneca Falls. Richardson was released on UTT’s and is to appear in Seneca Falls Town Court... 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

Rochester man charged with DWI in Seneca Co.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 20th at approximately 4:45 pm deputies responded to a traffic complaint on State Rt. 414. It would ultimately result in a DWI arrest, as 31-year-old Ryan Cordeiro, of Rochester was found to be operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He was also found to be possessing a quantity of... more
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