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FLX FORECAST: Weekend weather should cooperate for holiday season plans

The active weather pattern that the region has been locked into over the last week or two will continue into the weekend, with the threat of snow showers, squalls, up-and-down temperatures, and much more. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil light snow showers, which the region has been experiencing on Thursday should subside by the late-afternoon hours. He says... more

Tourism assets expand as Finger Lakes region grows with new businesses

The last 12 months have seen a significant amount of growth in the Finger Lakes Region, with new businesses opening and attractions, accommodations, culinary options, and more being added to the popular vacation region. According to the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC) – the official tourism promotion agency of the Finger Lakes Region as recognized by I Love NY... more

Inside the FLX: Joseph Campbell, Yvonne Taylor talk environmental issues in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On episode #87 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso is joined by Joseph Campbell and Yvonne Taylor, who are President and Vice President of Gas Free Seneca and Seneca Lake Guardian, a Waterkeeper Affiliate. They were in-studio to talk about a number of environmental issues that have made headlines in recent months. Both have worked tirelessly to develop... more

Charlie Spacek honored by Best Western

Like many of the victorian houses in Penn Yan, the Best Western Vineyard Inn and Suites bears a distinctive color scheme, and even architectural and landscape elements that were conceived by one man, the late Charlie Spacek. Inspired by the “Painted Ladies” of San Francisco, Spacek expanded his house painting business and reputation by choosing a somewhat more sedate palette... more

Several arrested during hunting crackdown in Steuben County

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports a recent joint operation between the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which promoted safe hunting. Deputies teamed up with Environmental Conservation Officers to educate and enforce hunting laws. The following arrests occurred during this joint effort: Clarence E. Bange, 69, of Caton was arrested for Aggravated... more

Wayland woman accused of falsifying assistance request

A Wayland woman was arrested by investigators in Steuben County after allegedly making a false assistance request to Department of Social Services. Kayla A. Swift, 18, was taken into custody by deputies at the Public Safety Building in Bath. She is accused of reporting a false temporary assistance application. She was charged with one count of offering a false instrument... more

Wednesday will feel like mid-winter as lake effect subsides

It’s going to feel like mid-winter on Wednesday. The general snowfall has moved out of the area as of Tuesday, but that system left lake effect snows lingering in its wake. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil updated his forecast on the weather, and what could be expected on Wednesday. “Areas of lake effect snow are ongoing Wednesday morning, especially over... more

GALLERY: Snowfall blankets the Finger Lakes during December storm

On Tuesday morning the snowfall didn’t cause too many headaches with commuting, but it created a great setting for capturing some local shots. Some of these photos were sent in by readers and listeners. Send yours to us on Facebook, or by clicking here. more

State Police: One dead after explosion in Steuben County

State Police have confirmed that one person was killed after a homemade explosive detonated inside a Lindley home. The incident took place in Steuben County, and according to police, was not drug-related. The incident took place in the garage attached to the home. The home was located on State Line Road, and the incident was reported a little before 2... more

Dansville man charged with criminal possession of marijuana

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports the arrest of Bradley W. Folwell, 19, of Dansville for speeding and Criminal Possession of Marihuana. Deputies stopped Mr. Folwell on State Route 36 in the Town of Dansville for allegedly operating a vehicle at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit. As a result of this stop, deputies discovered approximately five... more

Painted Post teen possessed marijuana at jail

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on December 5th deputies arrested Rebecca L. Ellison, 18, of Painted Post, New York. Ellison, after being remanded to the Steuben County Jail by the Corning City Court for a charge of Petit Larceny, was allegedly found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana secreted on her person. She was... more

Sheriff: 19-year-old violated probation following grand larceny conviction

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on December 5th deputies arrested James P. Scott, 19, of Newfield due to a violation of probation warrant issued by the Steuben County Court. Scott previously convicted on a charge of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree, allegedly violated the terms and conditions of his probation. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office assisted the... more

Group takes a closer look at opioid crisis in the Finger Lakes

In their ongoing effort to better understand and inform others of the social, economic, environmental, and political issues facing the United States and the world, the Yates Progressives invited a panel of diverse experience to discuss the rising heroin and opioid drug abuse problem in our region. Convening at Hunt Country Vineyards Sunday, Nov. 19, the panelists were Penn Yan... more

Light snow possible in parts of the FLX on Thursday

Lake effect snow will be wobbling across the Finger Lakes, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. The forecast is going to be cool, cloudy and dominated by snow showers. Montreuil says that the band of lake snow, which is hanging off of Lake Erie, isn’t expected to setup in one location, or persist long enough for accumulation. However, a... more

STANFORD PERFORMANCE STUDY: Comparing local schools by a different measure

A study from Stanford’s Center for Education Policy Analysis took an alternative a somewhat unique look at academic performance. The study examined standardized test score results – but more-specifically, evaluates the ‘progress’ experienced by each academic year. Simply put: The study asks how much more students know in one grade this year – compared to what the grade before them... more

Temperatures get colder, lake effect snow possible in parts of FLX

Wednesday will be a sunny, but noticeably cooler day for the Finger Lakes. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil reports that lake effect snow throughout the region should be limited on Wednesday, as winds will still be pushing out of the southwest. That said, a change will be coming – and that will mean some measurable snowfall for those living in... more

Picking the Perfect One: Considering Christmas tree options

The Christmas season is upon us and, for many celebrating the holiday, decisions need to be made about getting a tree for trimming. Our county boasts a number of farms on which to find a fine-needled specimen, and there are a number of things to consider when heading out for the staple holiday decoration. To get a sense of what... more

RAIN BRINGS CHANGE: Winds howl ahead of cold front in the FLX

Get ready for change. A powerful cold front is approaching the region, and Tuesday is going to be the day for change. The rainy, windy day will usher in the cold air, which will push temperatures down into the 30s for the remainder of the week. Next week things will get even colder, as temperatures fall back into the 20s.... more
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