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Plenty of uncertainty remains with upcoming winter storm

The weather could turn challenging by the time Monday and Tuesday rolls around for the Finger Lakes. While a ton of uncertainty remains with the track of a system, which will impact the region in some fashion — the likelihood of precipitation (rain or snow) is becoming increasingly likely. Here’s the latest on the storm setup from FLX Weather Meteorologist... more

Dryden man arrested after domestic incident on German Cross Road

On January 15th at about 9:35 pm deputies responded to an address on German Cross Road in the Town of Dryden for a reported domestic dispute. Once on scene, deputies identified one of the parties in the residence as Phillip M. Lewis, 26, of Dryden. Lewis had previously been served with a full stay away order of protection which prohibited... more

January warm up ahead for the Finger Lakes

Temperatures have been staying above normal all of this week, but it certainly hasn’t been terribly warm. That will change over the next few days as temperatures warm from the 30s, which is 5-10 degrees above normal, into the 50s, which is more like 20-25 degrees above normal. Thursday will again see temperatures primarily stuck in the 30s. Skies will... more

Ithaca homicide, standoff suspect found unfit to stand trial

The Dryden man accused of shooting a UPS driver in a Walmart parking lot and running over his body last month has been found incompetent by a Tompkins County judge. Judge John Rowley ruled Thursday morning that Justin Barkley, 38, will go to a secure hospital for treatment. His ruling came after just a five minute hearing, during which two... more

Finger Lakes snow outlook for late January and beyond

The weather over the next seven days does not look favorable for snow in the Finger Lakes. In fact, temperatures will only go up for most of this time period. Today, Wednesday, will be a dreary and cool day. Fog, drizzle and scattered rain showers will persist through much of the day, and temperatures will change very little. Most places... more

Enfield man charged with assault after domestic incident

An 29-year-old Enfield man was charged with assault following a domestic incident, according to deputies in Tompkins County. Deputies say that on January 9th around 6:40 pm they were called to an address on Willow Hill Drive in Enfield for a reported domestic incident. Subsequent to the investigation, Christopher E. Clark, 29, of Enfield was charged with third-degree assault, and... more

Dryden awarded $3.64 million grant to repair bridges

The Town of Dryden is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $3.64 million from the NY State Department of Transportation under the 2016 Bridge NY Program. The Town of Dryden and Tompkins County will use these funds for repair and replacement of the bridges located at Freese Road over Fall Creek and South George Road over Virgil Creek.... more

Move to limit Tompkins legislators’ speaking time fails

A resolution to limit legislators’ speaking time to three minutes – the same as members of the public – during privilege of the floor did not pass Tuesday. When members of the public address Tompkins County Legislature, they are allowed three minutes to speak with a countdown timer running on a screen in the back of the room. IthacaVoice.com: Read... more

Cuomo seeks to balance budget with new plans

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to retain higher taxes on the wealthy to help balance the state’s books and increase spending on schools by about $1 billion. The Democratic governor unveiled his $152.3 billion state budget proposal Tuesday night, laying out a wide-ranging plan that would couple an income-tax cut for the middle class while extending a soon-to-expire higher tax rate... more

Lansing man charged with grand larceny in Schuyler Co.

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Lansing man following an investigation into a larceny, which took place earlier this month on January 13th. Jason S Gassner, 32, of Lansing was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on January 13th and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Gassner was arraigned in the Village of Watkins Glen Court and... more

Freezing Rain Advisory remains active for some in FLX

The Freezing Rain Advisory, which was issued for the entire Finger Lakes region yesterday — remains in effect for parts of the region. The advisory runs through 1 pm on Tuesday for the Ontario, Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga, and Onondaga counties. It is not expected to be a significant icing event. However, motorists should use caution and plan for a little extra travel... more

CLOSER LOOK: Details hidden in free tuition plan proposed by Gov. Cuomo

Of all the questions surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “free college tuition” proposal, one of the biggest probably cannot be answered. Unveiled last week at LaGuardia Community College, Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship plan was touted as the first such program in the nation. Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose free tuition plan was a signature part of his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential... more

UPDATE: Victim ID’d in fatal Dryden crash

On Friday at about 8:14 pm deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1600 Block of Ellis Hollow Road in the Town of Dryden for a fatal motor vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle was traveling east on Ellis Hollow Road when it drove off the roadway and struck a tree. The operator was... more

NYSEG’s new plan involves users paying more during ‘peak’ season

You'll pay more to cool your house in the middle of a sweltering summer day and less to run the dishwasher at 2 a.m. under a New York State Electric & Gas Corp. plan to be unveiled next month. That's a change from current NYSEG rules, which charge a flat rate for electricity and natural gas to be delivered to... more

Private schools concerned over free SUNY tuition plan

Private colleges are warning Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to provide free State University of New York tuition could put them at a major disadvantage. A statewide organization representing more than 100 private colleges and universities has emerged as a careful critic of Cuomo’s new plan, which would provide free SUNY tuition to students from families who make less than $125,000... more

STAYING HOME: Gov. Cuomo proposes plan to help grads plant roots

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to keep recent-graduates in New York State. In a proposal announced this week, the governor said that he wants to establish a program that will encourage recent-graduates to buy a home in Upstate New York. Particularly, he wants to see upstate’s cities retain their young people. He said that the program would be aimed at keeping... more

Helming launches petition to keep Judith Clark behind bars

Senator Pam Helming (R-54th District) is urging the community to join her efforts to keep Judith Clark behind bars by signing an online petition calling on the New York State Board of Parole to deny Clark’s release. Senator Helming noted Judith Clark’s role as driver of a getaway car in the 1981 robbery of the Brink’s armored car in Rockland... more
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