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Sun returns to the Finger Lakes on Wednesday

The sun will be out on Wednesday. Temperatures won’t feel quite like spring, but it will be an improvement over the recent soggy, cloudy weather seen in the region. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said the following in his morning update: “A large area of high pressure from Central Canada is building southeast towards the Finger Lakes today. Skies are... more

Trumansburg superintendent finalists drop out, board votes to find interim

The Trumansburg Central School District Board voted to search for an interim superintendent for the 2017-2018 school year after both of the final candidates withdrew their applications. Final candidate Rick Moore received other offers from multiple districts and withdrew to take another position and candidate David Hamilton withdrew to pursue other options, board of education president Jane Gallagher said on... more

Cornell University awarded $980K to boost oats

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday $980,000 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support research and programs that help specialty crop growers, the senators said. Specifically, Cornell will use the funding to advance research in the genetics and seed composition of oats; developing and evaluating new methods for... more

Report looks at performance of Child Protective Services

A report released on Monday outlines the performance of Child Protective Services throughout the Finger Lakes. The report highlighted three pieces of data, which included the following: — Percentage of workers with more than 15 CPS investigations; — Percentage of overdue investigations; — Percentage of timely safety assessments. The report looks at the struggle many counties are faced with as... more

Cornell seeks first Ivy win vs. Dartmouth on Saturday

The Big Red men’s lacrosse team will look to secure its first Ivy League win this weekend when it welcomes Dartmouth to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Cornell is coming off a heartbreaking 10-9 loss to Penn last weekend, while the Quakers fell to Harvard, 14-7. Both teams are 1-6 on the year and winless in... more

Cornell to introduce off-campus housing rating system

Two weeks after a rental home caught on fire, displacing several students, Cornell University is revealing a plan to introduce a safety-focused ratings system in its online database of off-campus housing. The system is being created by the university in collaboration with the City of Ithaca and will include information such as whether a home is equipped with sprinklers and... more

FLX FORECAST: Showers, cloudy weather continue on Tuesday

Soggy weather will persist throughout the day on Tuesday. The forecast calls for another cloudy, rainy day across the region — but the sun will make a return on Wednesday, as a nearby system pulls away. Tuesday forecast from FLXWeather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil: “A storm system will track northeast across Pennsylvania today. As it does so, rain showers will spread... more

Union and Ithaca College agree on contract, strike canceled

Ithaca College and the Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract after representatives from both parties met from 1:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday. In a tweet, the union canceled a strike originally scheduled for March 28 and 29, because of the agreement. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

X Ambassadors announce fall festival in Ithaca’s Stewart Park

X Ambassadors — the popular rock band led by Ithaca natives Sam and Casey Harris — announced Monday morning that it will host a new hometown festival in September. Cayuga Sound: A Festival for the City of Ithaca will take place Sept. 22-23, with a daylong concert in Stewart Park serving as the centerpiece of the event. Curated by X... more

Cornell hockey season ends with NCAA loss

Less than a minute into the NCAA Tournament, the Cornell University men’s hockey team celebrated the first goal in its regional semifinal against UMass Lowell. The early advantage vanished quickly, though, as referees disallowed the goal following a video review. UMass Lowell then took the lead minutes later and the Big Red failed to recover in a 5-0 loss to... more

Dreary, wet weekend expected in FLX

We’ve learned to take the good with the bad, as far as the weather goes, here in the Finger Lakes. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is going to be a mixture of clouds, rain, and mild temperatures. Saturday Forecast The front that lifted north through the area yesterday has sunk back down... more

CMC, staff hit with lawsuit after patient dies in waiting room

A rare event that took place at the Cayuga Medical Center in January has resulted in a lawsuit being filed against three nurses, a doctor, as well as the entire hospital. On January 19th Lloyd Phelps, a 52-year-old Ithaca man was incorrectly prioritized while visiting the emergency room. He arrived around 6 pm and would be found dead in the... more

Schuyler DA: Man facing felony perjury charges employed at Geneva General Hospital

A 61-year-old Montour man, who works at Geneva General Hospital was indicted by a grand jury in Schuyler County after officials say he perjured himself during jury service in a rape case. Gary Kline, of Montour was charged with two counts of second-degree perjury and one count of second-degree criminal contempt. The charges stem from Kline’s jury service, which began... more

Unsettled, mild start to the week in the FLX

On Monday it’ll feel a little more like spring. That said, temperatures will likely tumble a little through the week before rebounding again at the end. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil the weather will be warmest on Monday: “Monday will likely turn out to be the warmest day this week. Temperatures this morning are starting near or above... more

Court orders reinstatement of fired CMC nurses

Cayuga Medical Center was ordered to reinstate two registered nurses by United States District Judge Thomas McAvoy on Wednesday in U.S. District Court after he granted an injunction requested by the National Labor Relations Board. The nurses – Anne Marshall and Loran Lamb – are to be given back their former jobs while the NLRB continues to hear their case... more

Ontario, Tompkins only counties to see growth as state population declines

Upstate New York lost another 23,434 people from 2015 to 2016, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Downstate saw an increase of 21,540 people, which has resulted in an increase of 426,835 since 2010 for that region. For Upstate New York, the decline has been real since 2010. According to the latest figures from the Census Bureau the... more

Reed, Collins to vote ‘yes’ on health care repeal

Despite the loss of health coverage projected for tens of thousands of people in their districts — especially children, seniors and those with disabilities — Republican Congressmen Tom Reed and Chris Collins said they will vote for the American Health Care Act. Congress is expected to vote Thursday on the GOP bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise... more

Newt Gingrich ‘delighted’ with Cornell appearance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich admitted he was concerned about how his visit to Cornell University would play out. Prominent Republicans visiting campuses in progressive cities can sometimes cause a stir, but everything was civil and respectful Wednesday night in Call Auditorium. “I cannot tell you how delighted I am with the attitude, the tone and the willingness... more
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