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Soggy weekend on way for the Finger Lakes

It’s going to be an active weather weekend in the Finger Lakes, but it’ll be one that doesn’t include snow in the forecast. For late-February, it’s a welcomed sight for many in the region. – Scattered showers will transition into a steadier rain on Friday, with the heaviest, steadiest precipitation falling before nighttime. Temperatures on Friday will hover in the... more

Temporary shift back to winter as light accumulation expected on Thursday

Light snow and ice accumulations are possible for the Southern Tier on Thursday, as colder air works into the region. While the Finger Lakes enjoyed 60+ degree weather for two straight days — it’s back to ‘reality’ for at least one — as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for some of the region. In the... more

Hammondsport man charged with child endangerment after incident at school

Steuben County Sheriff, Jim Allard, reports that on Monday deputies arrested a Hammondsport man on child endangerment charges after an incident this week. Joseph M. Rago, 19, of was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Harassment in the Second Degree, a Violation. It is alleged that Rago had unwanted contact with a person... more

CHANGE IS COMING: Record warmth will be pushed out, light accumulation possible Thursday

While many in the region have been getting acclimated to these ‘warmer-than-normal’ temperatures over the last 24 to 48 hours — change is coming again. That change is evening brining the threat of snow. That threat, though, should stay mainly to the south. Here are the highlights from FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil: – Record-breaking warmth continues in the Finger... more

Inside the FLX: Ian Golden talks campaign, local issues & more (podcast)

On Episode #98 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Ian Golden, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to take on Rep. Tom Reed this fall joins Josh Durso to talk local issues, politics, his campaign, and much more. Check out all of the candidates seeking to take on Rep. Tom Reed, who have committed to one-on-one interviews on Inside the... more

REPORT: Tops owners preparing for bankruptcy, local impact unknown

A report by Bloomberg says two U.S. supermarkets — one that has a number of stores in the Finger Lakes region — could be preparing for bankruptcy. The owner of Tops Friendly Markets could potentially seek court protection from creditors as soon as this month, the report says. It’s unclear how bankruptcy would impact local stores, but the report notes... more

Beaver Dams man charged with rape of minor, investigation spans New York, Arkansas

State Police arrested a 25-year-old Beaver Dams man following an investigation into an alleged rape. Benjamin T. Smith, 25, was charged with second-degree rape after a two month investigation, which was initiated by State Police and the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office. Smith is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female less than 15-years-old. That incident was recently... more

Major warm up coming this week in the FLX

How about a warming trend? By the middle of this week it’s going to feel like mid-spring in the Finger Lakes — as high-temperatures push through the 60s. Some locations in the central and southern portion of the region may see temperatures that near 70 degrees. It will be a big change from Sunday morning lows, which started in the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Meet the candidates vying to challenge Rep. Reed in November

It’s election season … or rather, primary season for those vying to win the Democratic nomination and the chance to compete against Congressman Tom Reed in November’s election. Democrats are trying to build momentum against a representative in Reed that they say ‘does not represent the region’. While Republicans hold a significant advantage in the registered voter category – a... more

Snow showers possible with cooling temps, but long-term trend stays warm for FLX

There’s a slight risk for some snow showers on Friday, and then again Saturday night — but overall — the region will see colder weather return. However, it won’t stick around for long. Here’s a look at your weekend weather in the Finger Lakes. – Some mid-day snow showers will be possible on Friday, as temperatures fall through the 30s... more

Temperatures will warm into 40s, 50s for FLX; flooding risk remains ‘very’ minimal

Above average temperatures are on their way to the Finger Lakes. As we warm up during the second half of this week — some concerns have been raised about flooding. However, forecasters say that there won’t be enough rain, combined with the snowmelt that will be taking place — to worry about any major flooding. Some ponding in yards is... more

Police: Steuben Co. daycare worker charged with sex abuse

State Police arrested a man from Steuben County on Tuesday for sexually abusing a child at a daycare. Troopers said they launched a three-month investigation after receiving information about sexual abuse at the daycare. Police said 36-year-old Seth McGannon had sexual contact with at least two children under the age of 11. McGannon was employed at the daycare as a... more

Helming hosts farm brewery roundtable in Albany

Senator Pam Helming, Senate Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, held a Farm Brewery Roundtable in Albany on Wednesday, January 31, drawing nearly 60 stakeholders from across New York to the State’s capital. Those in attendance included members of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, including Assemblywoman Woerner, Assemblyman Fitzpatrick, and Assemblyman Palmesano, as well as Senator Amedore.... more

PLANNING FORECAST: Temperatures will warm as the week progresses

FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says the first half of this week will be quiet, and cool, but changes are on the way. – By Wednesday temperatures will be moving through the 40s and into the low-50s. Those temperatures will continue on Thursday with high-temps pushing into the mid-50s for the Finger Lakes. – Rain enters the picture by late-week,... more

How do you like your organic in the Finger Lakes?

Can a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt be called “organic?” Is organic farming about more than eschewing synthetic pesticides? Those questions are at the root of debate raging in the organic produce industry. The debate recently heated up when the National Organic Standards Board (a group that advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture) voted this fall... more

Sheriff: Inmate damaged jail property, presented forged docs to obtain contraband

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 24-year-old Corning man following an incident at the County Jail. According to deputies, Forrest C. Smith, 24, of Corning possessed a forged document and presented it to jail personnel in an attempt to gain contraband. Smith was subsequently charged with second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.... more

DEBRIEF: Unpacking school start times, tablets in prison, political appointments & Linden St. (podcast)

On Episode #18 of The Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate school start times, tablets in prison, the appointment of a deputy supervisor in Canandaigua, and a controversial property on Linden Street in Geneva. WATCH THE ENTIRE PODCAST BELOW OR LISTEN: more

FORECAST: Mixed precipitation possible throughout Saturday

The weekend weather will be active in the Finger Lakes. As temperatures rise into the upper-20s and low-30s, an outside chance of mixed precipitation will make its way into the Finger Lakes. Conditions will vary, but another round of general snow, like the one that arrived late-Friday is expected on Saturday. *** PLANNING FORECAST AT A GLANCE *** – Temperatures... more
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