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Auburn Community Hospital partners with St. Joseph’s, UR Medical Center

Auburn Community Hospital is joining forces with larger hospitals in Syracuse and Rochester to offer a better product for its patients. According to a press release, a strategic change and partnership was approved by the board of trustees to improve the quality of care for those seeking treatment through ACH. It will mean that Auburn Community Hospital will begin sharing... 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

THE DEBRIEF: Debating incinerators, campus safety & Geneva’s future (podcast)

A number of hot-button issues will be discussed on a special edition of the Debrief Podcast. After a delay to the taping of the podcast last week, the news broke this weekend that Geneva City Manager Matt Horn would be exiting his post as the highest ranking administrative figure in Geneva. His unexpected exit, and what it means for Geneva... 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

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

HOLIDAY HEADACHE: Keep shipping stress free in the Finger Lakes

The first weekend of December is officially in the books. The holiday season, and shopping that comes with the territory is now underway for most. Last week, a Greece family made headlines after security footage from their front door showed a USPS package delivery person dropping a package on the porch. We asked readers to let us know about their... more

Syracuse woman faces felony DWI charge in Cayuga County

On Saturday Troopers arrested a Syracuse woman on felony DWI charges following a traffic stop on Short Cut Road in the Town of Meridian. Cali A. Farrance, 39, of Syracuse was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent, refusal to submit to a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation... more

FORECASTED CHANGE: Weather will shift into ‘winter’ after front passes on Tuesday

Have you been enjoying this nice, unseasonably warm weather over the last several days, and even weeks in the Finger Lakes? Take the opportunity to get outside on Monday, because big changes are coming, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. Temperatures will reach the upper-40s for most in the Finger Lakes on Monday, with a few locations reaching 50... more

Does Upstate NY climate make us cranky? Maybe a little, new study suggests

A new study suggests that growing up in a warm climate makes people a little more agreeable and emotionally stable. By implication, it means that people raised in cold climates (read: Upstate New York) might be a little more cranky and neurotic. The study, in the journal Nature, found that in both China and the United States, people who spent... more

What about those leaves that never fall off trees?

Mother Nature and Jack Frost are at odds this season. The result: Trees hanging onto their leaves. At Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, Walt Nelson explained what’s going on with the deciduous trees — those oak, maple, elm and others that are supposed to drop their leaves in the fall. “Many areas of New York, including the Greater Rochester... more

Great weather shaping up this weekend, but big changes coming in long-range

Want a nice weekend to get out in the Finger Lakes? This might be the best one of December, if the long-term trends hold together. Forecasters say that it’s looking more-and-more like big changes are in the offing – after the region experiences a nice weekend, and warming trend for the first part of next week. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew... more

New York State Thruway preps for winter with new weather stations, GPS on plows

The New York State Thruway Authority is gearing up for winter, outfitting all of its plows with GPS devices and erecting a dozen real-time weather stations. The installation of GPS units on the plows will "not only provide improved real-time reporting of conditions, it will enhance our response to keep roads driveable and ensure motorists are kept safe," said authority... more

Feds charge Syracuse man with threatening to kill Rep. John Katko

A Syracuse man is facing federal charges after allegedly calling U.S. Rep. John Katko's office and threatening to kill the congressman and his family. Patrick D. Angelo, 28, has been charged with interstate communication of a threat and threatening a federal official. He appeared in federal court Wednesday and is being held pending a detention hearing Friday. The charges stem... more
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