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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe. Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to... more

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes as colors of fall arrive!

FOLIAGE REPORT: Explore the Finger Lakes this weekend as colors
Colors are finally being spotted around the region; and this weekend – the weather should cooperate at least 50 percent of the time. Get out and enjoy fall in the Finger Lakes. Check out the latest foliage reports below to plan your getaway! Finger Lakes In the Finger Lakes, Chemung County reports from Elmira predict 75% change and near-peak leaves by the weekend,... more

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors

Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors
If you’re a senior, and you need the high dose flu vaccine, you may be having trouble getting your flu shot. That’s because there’s a shortage in the high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older. The NewsChannel 9 Your Stories Team has heard from several people dealing with this issue. Phyllis Vanhorn and her husband ran into roadblocks at both... more

State Comptroller: Upstate Medical University paid for two presidents at the same time

State Comptroller: Upstate Medical University paid for two presidents at the same time
Central New York’s largest employer, Upstate Medical University, is being called out by the New York State Comptroller for paying high-level employees millions of dollars for work that can’t be accounted for, wasn’t useful or wasn’t good. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office conducted an audit of Upstate Medical University, which is part of the SUNY system, and reviewed work assignments and... more

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says $5M worth of assault rifles destroyed
Perhaps the biggest sporting goods chain makes a statement against assault rifles. The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods said the company has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault rifles and turned them into scrap metal. Last year the retail chain announced it would stop carrying the rifles following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Dick’s also said... more

WSTM and WCNY TV have temporarily stopped over-the-air broadcasts on Tuesday for repairs

WSTM and WCNY TV have temporarily stopped over-the-air broadcasts on Tuesday for repairs
WSTM Channel 3 and WCNY Channel 24 went off the air Tuesday for viewers who watch with an antenna, but it’s not a permanent shutdown. The over-the-air signals for the two television stations went down while technicians made upgrades to the broadcast tower they share south of Syracuse. Viewers who watch via a cable or satellite television service were not... more

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?

Did you get your STAR rebate check yet?
If you didn’t get your property tax rebate check yet, don’t worry. The state is still sending hundreds of thousands more. Since August, more than 1.4 million tax relief checks have been mailed to New York homeowners whose income was less than $275,000, according to the state tax department. Separately, 390,000 checks have gone to homeowners under the STAR program for new... more

Jeff Glor, Sen. Schumer and more honor Laura Hand as she prepares for final NBC3 broadcast

Jeff Glor, Sen. Schumer and more honor Laura Hand as she prepares for final NBC3 broadcast
This week, CNYCentral is honoring Laura Hand, who will retire after 47 years at NBC3 on Saturday, October 12. She has been a beloved member of the CNYCentral team and is well-known throughout Central New York for her contributions. Because of these accomplishments, well wishes have been coming in from some prominent Central New Yorkers, lawmakers and former coworkers who took the... more

Security photos make headlines as NYS police use them to find suspects

Security photos make headlines as NYS police use them to find suspects
New York State Police troops put out press releases every day, but the one covering most of central New York stands out for its frequent publication of retail store security photos. Through the first nine months of 2019, New York State Police Troop D issued 31 press releases with security camera photos of people who are suspected of crimes —... more

Wet spring delaying prime apple picking season in some isolated cases across Finger Lakes

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Fall means apple season in the Finger Lakes. However, there were some meteorological factors at play over the last 12-months that have had an impact on this year’s crop, according to the experts. Professor Susan Brown of Cornell University spoke with the Chronicle-Express about this year’s crop; and how weather last year had an impact. First, she explained that the... more

Homeowners along Lake Ontario will have to act quickly if they want piece of $20M recovery funds

Millions in funds available for Lake Ontario homeowners
Up to $20 million is now available for home owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline who suffered flooding damages in 2019. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Homeowner Recovery Program this week. Primary residences can get up to $50,000 in state funding, if eligible, to help rebuild and reconstruct. “A lot of people are looking forward to this,” says Wayne Knox, President of... more

CNY non-profit is assisting those in need with long-term addiction treatment

CNY non-profit is assisting those in need with long-term addiction treatment
A new program here in Central New York has joined in the fight to help those addicted to opioids. Road 2 Recovery CNY is a non-profit volunteer organization that’s helping people suffering from opioid addiction. It provides financial assistance to those in need of long-term treatment. The program sends young adults to recovery facilities in Texas. Those in the program... more

REDI initiative grants continues to take shape, local match lowered from 15 to 5 percent

REDI initiative grants continues to take shape, local match lowered from 15 to 5 percent
Albany has announced several updates regarding the Regional Economic Development Initiative. That initiative is aimed at providing assistance to municipalities along the Lake Ontario shoreline after another year of flooding and damaging waves. In a letter released Tuesday, initiative co-chairs Basil Seggos and Eric Gertler said the state will now only require local or county governments to match five percent... more

Spectrum cable, internet prices going up… again

Spectrum cable, internet prices going up
Spectrum rates are going up. The company has confirmed that some rates for TV Select and above will be going up. The broadcast TV surcharge will increase and the cost of digital receivers is also going up. The company says there will be an increase for those who subscribe to the internet only. This is the first change in the... more
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