POWERBALL: Winning numbers for Saturday’s $361M jackpot?

Saturday’s Powerball drawing offered yet another chance at a really big lottery jackpot. If you’re feeling lucky, let’s hope you bought a ticket. Here are the winning numbers: 03-07-09-31-33, Powerball: 20, PowerPlay: 3X The estimated jackpot is $361 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $213 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even... more

PETITION: Reducing visitation at 17 maximum security prisons labeled ‘cruel’

A petition has been signed by more than 2,100 people opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to reduce visitation at New York’s 17 maximum security correctional facilities. As of Saturday afternoon, there are 2,102 supporters of the petition titled “Don’t Restrict Visits in NYS Prisons!” The petition calls the governor’s plan to alter the visitation policy “regressive, counterproductive and cruel.” –... more

FLX will see February thaw over next week

It might feel more like mid-spring in the Finger Lakes this weekend, as temperatures rise into the 50s on Saturday before cooling down slightly on Sunday. The cool down will still leave temperatures about 10 degrees above normal for most of the region. However, a more pro-longed warmup is expected next week. Here is FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil’s forecast... more

New York lawmakers propose program for crumbling water pipes

Small upstate New York communities faced with dilapidated wooden pipes rumored to be more than 100 years old need state money to repair water system infrastructure on the verge of collapse, a group of lawmakers said Thursday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined officials in proposing a program that would provide annual repair and maintenance funds to villages, towns and... more

Parts of FLX battered by lake effect snow; active advisories for Wayne, Cayuga

A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is active for Northern Cayuga, Monroe, Onondaga, and Wayne counties from 4 pm on Wednesday through Thursday at 7 pm. The National Weather Service says heavy snow, wind gusts around 35 mph and temperatures staying below freezing will make for difficult travel along the Route 104 corridor. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould issued a travel... more

Here’s why New York doesn’t have Uber

Quick: What do trial lawyers, labor unions, taxi companies, local governments and the nation's largest insurers have in common? They're all working the halls of the state Capitol hoping to sway the debate on ride-hailing apps in New York to fit their interests. Uber and Lyft's push to expand across the Empire State has been a boon to lobbyists and... more

Comptroller: NY could need $40B in drinking water infrastructure repairs

New York’s aging drinking water systems may require significant repairs in the coming years, according to a report released Monday by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. DiNapoli said estimates show that $40 billion in repairs and upgrades could be needed for the state’s water infrastructure. He cited water main breaks in Syracuse and PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls as examples of... more

Local gas prices see small drops

While cuts in oil production globally have threatened to send pump prices up, increased U.S. production and low demand have led to a leveling out of prices, according to AAA Western and Central New York. While the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline went up one cent per gallon from last week to $2.28 per gallon, the New York... more

New York’s mayors reject Cuomo’s consolidation plan proposal, request more state aid

At the annual New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, mayors across the state rejected Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal for municipalities to create consolidation plans. Proposed as a way to reduce property taxes, the governor has encouraged municipalities to consider shared services and consolidation through draft plans that residents would vote on as part of the November ballot.... more

Cuomo: Taste NY sales nearly tripled in 2016

The state’s Taste NY initiative set a new record for sales at participating businesses in 2016. Taste NY sales totaled more than $13.1 million last year, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. That’s up from approximately $4.5 million in 2015. Read more from the Auburn Citizen more

Much nicer weather Tuesday across Finger Lakes

Southerly winds and periods of sunny skies will help boost temperatures into the low 40s this afternoon. Rain and snow return tonight. The weather today across the Finger Lakes will be surprisingly pleasant considering the winter storm the region dealt with Sunday and Monday. A push of warmer air will make its way towards the Finger Lakes as the next... more

Warnings, advisories expire for FLX

It’s been a tricky storm for forecasters, as many have been this season, but the National Weather Service is holding on with their Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories, as of midnight. The Winter Storm Warning remains active for Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Wayne counties until 1 pm. While the rest of the Finger Lakes remains in a Winter Weather Advisory.... more

NOZZOLIO: Historic week in the Finger Lakes

By all accounts, this was an historic week for the Finger Lakes region. Rightly so, the opening of del Lago’s new casino and entertainment venue received most of the headlines and media attention. Never have so many jobs been established in our region by a single enterprise. But other giant steps were taken this week, on a local path that... more

Cuomo: $3 million available for NY municipalities to buy electric vehicles

New York is offering $3 million for eligible municipalities and cooperatives to purchase electric vehicles, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. The assistance is available through the New York Power Authority's Municipal Electric-Drive Vehicle Program, which provides zero-interest financing to local governments for the purchase of new, more fuel-efficient vehicles. The Citizen: Read More more

Wage hike may stymie small business growth in Upstate

A natural foods restaurant seems like an unlikely place for ground zero in the increasingly bitter battle over a rising state minimum wage. Despite a common perception as a haven for progressive thought, the owner of this South Side Binghamton purveyor of homemade pesto sauces along with his daily offerings tempura and other wholesome dishes is steamed by the minimum... more

Colds winds, lake effect snow for some through Friday

Just in case you had forgotten, the weather would like to remind you that it is still February in the Finger Lakes. After about 8 pm tonight, the lake effect snow machine will start to churn with a heavy band quickly developing over the northern and eastern Finger Lakes region. This band will oscillate back and forth across the area... more

Lake effect to develop after storm just misses FLX

After being missed by a significant winter storm on Thursday, the Finger Lakes will have areas of lake effect snow to contend with on Friday. As one weather system pulls away from the Finger Lakes region early Wednesday, a new system will start to take shape that will narrowly miss the area Wednesday night and Thursday. A cold front is... more

NY Senate approves law allowing Uber, Lyft to expand upstate

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are one step closer to driving into Upstate New York. A bill that would allow the services to expand out the New York City area was approved in the state senate on Monday in Albany. “Our friends and neighbors in the city of New York have access to ride-sharing services, but those of is... more
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