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FLX FORECAST: Weekend weather should cooperate for holiday season plans

The active weather pattern that the region has been locked into over the last week or two will continue into the weekend, with the threat of snow showers, squalls, up-and-down temperatures, and much more. According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil light snow showers, which the region has been experiencing on Thursday should subside by the late-afternoon hours. He says... more

Trumansburg teacher under investigation for inappropriate relationship with student

Christine Ibert, an English teacher at Charles. O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg, is currently under investigation by state police after allegedly carrying on an inappropriate relationship with one of her students for at least a year. Ibert, who is in her mid-40s, was put on paid administrative leave on Oct. 6 of this year, according to the minutes of... more

Tourism assets expand as Finger Lakes region grows with new businesses

The last 12 months have seen a significant amount of growth in the Finger Lakes Region, with new businesses opening and attractions, accommodations, culinary options, and more being added to the popular vacation region. According to the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC) – the official tourism promotion agency of the Finger Lakes Region as recognized by I Love NY... more

Caller tells Ithaca PD that pipe bomb was discovered in closet of new apartment

The Ithaca Police Department was called to the 400 block of West State Street for the report of a suspicious package. The call came in around 4:30 pm on Wednesday, in which a caller stated that after moving into an apartment – he noticed a device that looked like a pipe bomb in a closet. After speaking with a friend... 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

Generations Bank announces changes to its board of directors

Generations Bank announces today that Robert Kernan will retire on December 31, 2017 as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Bradford Jones, who currently serves as the Vice-Chairman will assume the Chairman of the Board position and Vincent Sinicropi will assume the Vice-Chairman of the Board position on January 1, 2018. Robert Kernan has served the organization for nearly 30... 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

Cayuga Solar project moving forward as it awaits funding

In May, big news was announced by the Cayuga Operating Company – a large-scale solar project would be taking up residence at its 434-acre site in Lansing. The proposed large-scale clean energy project, Cayuga Solar, is planned to generate 18 megawatts of solar electricity, enough to power the equivalent of 3,100 homes. Since then, Cayuga Solar project team has been... more

VIDEO: Armed robbery at Tompkins County Trust Company in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police have released the following surveillance video footage of an armed robbery that took place on Tuesday at the Tompkins County Trust Company branch on South Meadow Street in Ithaca. According to police, at about 4:39 pm, a black male wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and black face mask robbed the bank while wielding a handgun. .... more

Update: Trumansburg firefighters spend 3 hours handling overturned propane truck

Several law enforcement officials responded to a scene in Trumansburg on Thursday afternoon after a propane truck crash which caused the vehicle to tip over. First responders reported to the scene on Seneca Road in Trumansburg shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday. According to Lieutenant Dan Scherer at the Trumansburg Fire Department, Trumansburg firefighters were among first responders, along with... more

FLX WEEKLY: It’s a wonderful weekend ahead in Seneca Falls (podcast)

With just three weekends left until Christmas the holiday events are picking up across the region. There is no bigger event this December than the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls set for Friday-Sunday with the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K on Saturday. Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso have all the details including your weekend... more

Sheriff: 19-year-old violated probation following grand larceny conviction

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on December 5th deputies arrested James P. Scott, 19, of Newfield due to a violation of probation warrant issued by the Steuben County Court. Scott previously convicted on a charge of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree, allegedly violated the terms and conditions of his probation. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office assisted the... more

Ice Fest and Chowder Cook-Off Energizes Ithaca

Downtown Ithaca invites you to attend one of its greatest wintertime spectacles — the annual Ice Festival. This beloved three-day, multifaceted celebration, now on its 11th year, pairs a nationally-sanctioned and highly competitive ice carving competition featuring some of the country’s best carvers with a day-long chowder cook-off where local restaurants aim to garner public votes for their freshly prepared... 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

Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler officially welcomed, appointed to position

The City of Ithaca officially welcomed new Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler to the position, after he was appointed by Mayor Svante Myrick, a move unanimously approved by Common Council Wednesday night. Myrick publicly announced his endorsement of Tyler on Nov. 14 saying, “I’ve had an opportunity to work with and watch Pete for years and have always been impressed,... more

6-3 vote closes Ezra’s Tunnel, at least for now

In a 6-3 vote, the city of Ithaca voted Wednesday night to fence off Ezra’s Tunnel after hearing out the community’s objections to the move. Numerous people stood in the back of Common Council chambers holding signs or snapping their fingers in support of sentiment to —keep the natural area open. About a dozen people who spoke about the tunnel... 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
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