Price-shocked Spectrum cable customers react, ready to cut cord

Former Time Warner Cable customers say sharply higher prices from Charter Communications’ Spectrum brand are making them cut the cord or at least think about it. Dan Beecher, of Camillus, said he called Spectrum twice after his monthly bill for internet, television and phone service jumped from $153 to $187, a 22 percent increase. “Each time, they said, ‘Gee, there’s... more

Deputies: Dryden mom fired BB gun at neighbors head at close-range

Deputies in Tompkins County say they reported to an assault on Bills Way in Dryden on May 11th. The incident happened around 5:45 pm, according to authorities. They say Tori Monroe, 37, of Dryden was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say Monroe shot her... more

Pleasant start to weather week in FLX

Skies will turn sunny Monday afternoon and will remain clear until clouds increase late Wednesday as the next system approaches. Temperatures will rise from the 50s this morning into the upper 60s for a couple hours this afternoon. A cold front late in the day will drop temperatures back into the upper 50s before the sun sets. The sun should... more

Minors charged with gang assault in Ithaca

On May 20th at approximately 9:30 pm the Ithaca Police Department responded to the 400 block of Floral Ave and the 600 block of Chestnut St. for reports of assault victims. Two victims were located in nearby areas, according to IPD. Both victims were transported to Cayuga Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Police say two suspects were arrested... more

Goodbye to Yellow Pages? Phone company says not yet

Old-school phone books, once headed for history’s dustbin, have new life. For now. Earlier this year, Frontier Communications sought permission from the New York state Public Service Commission to end the mass delivery of the Yellow Pages business listings book to its customers in Rochester and beyond. In a written filing, the company argued there was limited interest in printed... more

Analysis: Upstate home sales on a long recession rebound

When Christine Niskanen and Richard Masters were looking for a home in Binghamton back in 2005, they took their time. Over two years, they visited open houses and collected tipsheets for each one. “We had a pile like this,” Masters said, holding his thumb and forefinger four inches apart while sitting in the dining room of the West Side Colonial... more

Ithaca woman charged with shoplifting

On May 19th at approximately 3:10 pm deputies in Tompkins County arrested an Ithaca woman following a larceny complaint. Deputies charged Seok Young Jo, 22, of Ithaca with petit larceny after a shoplifting complaint was filed with authorities. She posted bail and was released with an appearance ticket for Lansing Town Court on May 23rd. more

Ithaca’s Zhao, Horseheads duo reign supreme in Section 4 tennis

Ithaca High’s Michael Zhao won the singles title in Section 4 Tennis State Qualifiers on Saturday at the Binghamton Tennis Center and will be one of five Little Red players heading to the National Tennis Center in Flushing next month. Zhao cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Maine-Endwell’s Freddy Purpora for the sectional title. Both qualified for states after... more

Tompkins County draft housing strategy calls for 4,000 units by 2025

To keep up with the demand for housing, Tompkins County wants to add at least 4,000 units over the next eight years, according to the draft Tompkins County Housing Strategy. Addressing the housing crisis has been a major focus in Tompkins County in recent years. Now that the county has assessed what is needed, the Housing Strategy is a way... more

Cornell student found dead at Ithaca Gorge

A missing Cornell student was found dead in a gorge underneath the Stewart Avenue bridge Friday morning. Law enforcement search teams recovered the body of Aalaap Narasipura, a 20-year-old senior electrical engineering student. Narasipura was reported missing since between 2 and 3 a.m. Wednesday. The circumstances of Narasipura’s death are still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected, said... more

Near perfect weather weekend in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes will enjoy a couple of pleasant days that are neither too hot, nor too cool. Last night’s severe thunderstorms were triggered in a hot and humid air mass as a small disturbance passed through the region. The actual cold front is just starting to move into the Finger Lakes this morning. Since the front has not yet... more

Cornell ranks among nation’s best In NCAA APR

Cornell University ranks among the best according to the annual NCAA Division I Academic Progress Report (APR) for 2015-16. The APR measures semester-by-semester records for every individual team in Division I with regard to each team members’ continuing eligibility, retention and progress toward graduation. Cornell had seven teams honored and five with perfect scores. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

IPD will have extra officers looking for seatbelt violators

The New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee has announced that May 22nd to June 4th is their Designated Seatbelt Mobilization Enforcement Period. As in years past, the Ithaca Police Department will have extra patrols on duty looking for seatbelt violations during this campaign. Police officers working these extra patrols will be patrolling during various hours throughout the day on... more

Reclaim New York: Tompkins County is unaffordable because of taxes and expenses

Tompkins County is unaffordable, says a statewide organization aiming to reform state government. Citing high taxes and steep basic expenses, Reclaim New York says Tompkins County residents are among the thousands fleeing for lower cost communities beyond New York’s borders. During an event on Wednesday at Coltivare, George Phillips, Southern Tier regional director for Reclaim New York and former Republican... more

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Here’s how the numbers shake out in the FLX

Have you ever wondered how life expectancy varies by county in New York? A study published on the JAMA Network attempted to answer the question, putting numbers in place throughout the region. Tompkins County ranks among the best in the state with life expectancy ranging in 82 to 83 years. As a point of reference, in 1980 those residents in... more

Cornell names research fund in honor of longtime state Sen. Michael Nozzolio

Former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio has received another honor from his alma mater. Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences launched the Senator Michael Nozzolio Fund for Viticulture and Enology, an endowment fund that will support the school’s wine and grape research. Nozzolio earned bachelor’s and master degrees at Cornell in the mid-1970s. During his career as a state... more

NY Senate votes to accelerate start of upstate Uber, Lyft

Uber and Lyft may be coming to upstate New York in time for the 4th of July. The New York Senate voted Wednesday to allow the two ride-hailing apps to begin service in cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany on June 29, 10 days earlier than they can start under existing law. Lawmakers voted earlier this year to allow... more
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