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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

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

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

Deputies: Man arrested after refusing to leave del Lago, charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing

On Thursday at approximately 9 p.m. deputies with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 56-year-old Camilus resident on two charges after an incident at del Lago Resort & Casino. Deputies say that Muntaz A. Khan, 56, was asked to leave the facility after arguing with employees multiple times. He was then asked several times by law enforcement to leave... more

Wegmans named No. 2 in Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For list

For the 21st straight year, local supermarket chain Wegmans has been named one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. This year, Wegmans is No. 2 on the list. It was also No. 2 on the list for 2017. Salesforce, an information technology company based in San Francisco, California, was No. 1 on the list. The list is... 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

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

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

Democrats from 3 counties designate Balter to challenge Katko for Congress

Democratic Party committees from three counties in Central New York voted Wednesday night to designate Dana Balter as their candidate to challenge U.S. Rep. John Katko in the November election. Balter, 42, of Syracuse, beat out three others to win the designation in the 24th Congressional District from the Democratic committees of Cayuga, Wayne and Oswego counties, said Ian Phillips,... more

Study reveals visitor info along Erie Canal corridor

Results from an Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor study are out, and they show a picture of what kinds of visitors pass through, strengths of the corridor and areas for improvement. The approximately 500-mile corridor spans the state canal system including the Erie, Champlain, Cayuga-Seneca and Oswego canals. It provides biking, boating and hiking opportunities, in addition to showcasing many... more

Reed has big fundraising advantage over Democrats

It takes a lot of money to run a congressional campaign. Rep. Tom Reed’s got it. In year-end filings with the Federal Election Commission, the Corning Republican raised nearly $1.8 million in 2017 and had more than $1 million cash on hand in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections. “We are grateful to the hundreds of fellow New Yorkers... more

KEUKA CANDY: A sweet venture expanding beyond Penn Yan

The Keuka Candy Emporium recently moved to a new space in Penn Yan. The candy store was able to expand during the month of December through their move from 17 Main Street to 131 Main Street, where Lowns was located. Keuka Candy offers a variety of candies, from international to retro and handmade. They encourage guests to get nostalgic by... more

CNY progressive group endorses Balter to challenge Katko for Congress

A central New York progressive organization supports Dana Balter to challenge U.S. Rep. John Katko in the 24th Congressional District race. Uplift Syracuse, which focuses on education, health care, the environment and other issues, endorsed Balter Monday. The decision followed the group's candidates forum that was held last month in Syracuse. Zach Zeliff, an executive board member of Uplift Syracuse,... more

How Buerkle’s win in 2010 could be model for Democrats to beat Katko in 2018

Few people thought Ann Marie Buerkle, a Republican challenging Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei, would win the 2010 election. She didn’t raise a lot of money. Maffei had incumbency on his side. And even though GOP gains were expected nationwide, Buerkle wasn’t included in that mix. Despite Maffei’s fundraising advantage — he raised $2.3 million more than Buerkle — and being... more

Sheriff: Auburn woman killed after exiting disabled vehicle in Cicero

A 26-year-old Auburn woman was killed after being struck by a car in Cicero, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. Heather Lardeo, 26, of Auburn was traveling north on Route 298 around 5:23 p.m. when her pickup truck ended up in a ditch. After walking to a nearby business to seek help, deputies said in a release that she... more
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