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Wegmans hash browns recalled for ‘golf ball materials’

Wegmans’ hash browns are the latest to be recalled for, of all things, potentially having “golf ball materials”. According to Wegmans’ website, the company’s O’Brien Hash Browns 28 oz. bags are being recalled because “they may contain golf ball materials.” The company says the affected products have UPC code 07789036523, a “Best By” date of October 2017 and production code... more

Finger Lakes region gets a new partner

The Finger Lakes brand is expanding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester Tuesday to break ground on a $60 million renovation of the Greater Rochester International Airport. On its face, the event had all the familiar trappings of good political credit-taking — thanks and praise all around from Rochester city, county and business leaders. Lots of applause. And shovels of... more

Temperatures will soar in the FLX on Thursday

Temperatures are off and running this morning with most areas already near or above 60 degrees at 7 am. With at least partial sunshine and a gusty south wind, warm air will continue to pump into the Finger Lakes for one of the warmest days yet in 2017. Many areas will push 80 degrees this afternoon, and the typically warmer... more

FLL 360: Hammondsport is now open for the season

The sleepy little village of Hammondsport, NY (population 731 as of the year 2000 census) has just awoken from its long winter sleep and is now ready for the 2017 tourist season. I called the Village Tavern Restaurant on Saturday and asked if they were open and the person on the other end of the line answered, “In five minutes,... more

NY health care providers to push for supervised drug sites

A group of health care providers, drug reform advocates and former users is launching a new effort to bring supervised drug consumption centers to New York state. The facilities allow drug addicts to shoot up or consume their drugs in a safe, secure location under the supervision of medical personnel who can intervene in the event of an overdose. Similar... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

NY labor commissioner: Tuition-free college will help boost workforce

State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon appeared in Cayuga County Thursday to highlight the 2017-18 budget and how it benefits central New York. One of the main initiatives in the budget touted by Reardon is the Excelsior Scholarship, which provides students whose families earn no more than $125,000 annually with free tuition to New York’s public colleges and universities. The scholarship... more

FLACRA Peer Advocates helping others through minefield of addiction

In early 2016, Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency (FLACRA) began a new program to help recovering addicts maintain their sobriety with the coaching and support of fellow addicts — addicts who have attained a level of commitment to their own sobriety and who have been trained to help others negotiate a path through the pitfalls of recovery. Certified... more

FLX WEEKLY: Easter recap, Earth Day and more (podcast)

Easter is officially behind us and the FL1 staff is here to bring you the latest from the region. Whether you’re looking for something to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes — or just curious about the forecast — check out the most-informative 30 minutes in local media. Join Jessica Lahr, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso on this Earth... more

FLX FORECAST: Slight risk for strong thunderstorms this evening

Temperatures will warm and it will begin to feel a little more like spring this afternoon, as the risk for showers and thunderstorms build following the passage of a warm front. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil the risk is minimal, but some of those thunderstorms could produce gusty winds or small hail. Something that isn’t terribly uncommon, even... more

Newly obtained documents raise questions in Geneva (podcast)

Tonight on the Debrief Podcast the Geneva Foundry took center stage as Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed the ongoing debate, litigation and scrutiny that the City of Geneva faces moving forward. Did all parties involved handle the information that they were receiving responsibly? Did any current member of council, or any former officials have information that could have swayed... more

Wednesday will be rainy in the FLX

Showers in the morning will lead to a steady rain in the Finger Lakes on Wednesday. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil the following forecast is expected for Wednesday: “After two nice days, it is back to the April showers in the Finger Lakes as a pair of storm systems will move into the region. One of these systems... more

Reed raises record $585,000 after facing angry crowds

The Upstate New York congressman who faced overflowing crowds of protesters at town hall meetings managed to raise a record amount of money after the protests gained national attention. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed raised $585,282 in the first quarter of the year, a personal high for the fourth-term Republican from Corning. Reed’s cash haul more than doubled the amount raised... more

FLX FORECAST: Week will start sunny, but end cloudy and soggy

Skies will become increasingly sunny Monday and Tuesday, but the second half of the week looks stormy and wet. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil things are going to get soggy in the second half of the week as the pattern becomes a little more active. In the meantime, Montreuil had the following to report about the first half... more

Easter forecast in the FLX: Warm, breezy and some showers

Temperatures for the Easter Weekend will rise well above normal, but some rain and wind will also move into the Finger Lakes. The following is the latest from FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil: The weather this weekend will be dominated by a storm system that will pass by just to the north of the Finger Lakes. As the system approaches... more

Spring is here, thunderstorm risk elevated on Sunday

As a sure sign that spring is here — the risk of thunderstorms is being upped by forecasters this afternoon and evening. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil had the following to report in his late-morning update: “It appears that a line of thunderstorms will develop over western New York and the western Finger Lakes between 1-2 pm. This line will... more

REPORT: Drivers taxed more than 43 cents per gallon at the pump in New York

New York was one of the last states in the U.S. to enact a gas tax. The first gas tax was enacted in 1919 — and the final tax was enacted in 1932. Generally speaking, the tax is used to serve those using the roadways. It means funding government services that take care of construction, maintenance, and other roadwork. It’s... more

Quiet weather week in the Finger Lakes

A cold front moved through last night and resides over eastern New York this morning. Cool air is slowly filtering into the Finger Lakes. Most areas are starting the day around 50 degrees, but will likely slip back into the upper 40s this morning before rising back into the low 50s. Clouds from the front remain in place over the... more
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