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THE DEBRIEF: Breaking down ACT Rochester report on the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Episode #22 of The Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso break down the latest political news from the Finger Lakes. Special focus will be placed on a report published by ACT Rochester, which compares cities and counties throughout the Finger Lakes in a number of categories. Check back later for updated link lists, and more from today’s show.... more

#8 Cornell rolls Brown, secures #2 seed in Ivy League Tournament

The No. 8 Big Red men’s lacrosse team scored twice in the first 54 seconds of the game and never looked back as it rolled to a 19-5 Senior Day victory over Brown this afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Cornell jumped out to an 11-0 lead, holding the Bears scoreless for the first 25:59 of the contest, to improve to 10-3... more

LOCATE Finger Lakes aims to bring young people back to region

To provide the young people of the Finger Lakes region with a dynamic educational program on business and free enterprise, KeyBank is pleased to announce the KeyBank Foundation is making a substantial donation to LOCATE Finger Lakes, a newly formed regional economic development initiative. This grant is part of the bank’s five year Community Benefits Plan. The $60,000 grant, given... more

Spring is about to arrive in the FLX: But will it stick around?

As temperatures begin to rise this weekend in the Finger Lakes — many are hoping that winter is officially behind us. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil said on Friday that persistent, winter weather simply isn’t likely as spring rolls forward. “The forecast for the next 10-15 days seems rather confident that temperatures will hover around normal, which means plenty of... more

Schumer pushes for grape research funds

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, is urging the Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service to provide a robust investment in new equipment for the Grape Genetics Research Unit in Geneva. Schumer said in a press statement that upgrades to the unit’s technology are necessary to ensure researchers have the state-of-the-art tools needed to respond to the... more

Lansing woman faces felony drug charges after warrant execution

On Thursday the Ithaca SWAT Team served a search warrant at a residence on Holden Road in Lansing. A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of heroin, cocaine, scales, packaging materials, paraphernalia and cash. Also located in the residence was a small but very detailed marijuana grow operation. The resident, Sarah R. Monroe, was arrested on scene and... more

FLX WEEKLY: When will the never-ending winter finally end? (podcast)

As we move into the second half of April, we’re still waiting for winter to end here in the Finger Lakes. On this week’s edition of FLX Weekly we’ll tell you if the end is in sight, round up the week’s top local stories, check out some of our favorite local photos from the past several days, round-up your sports... more

POLITICS & MUSIC: Trailblazers mini-musical focuses on increased engagement (video)

It was about telling the story of politics through music. On Tuesday, April 17th a popular venue in Geneva was filled, as actors, music and food brought a discussion about politics to the forefront. That was the purpose of the event, according to Trailblazers PAC Founder Leslie Danks Burke. She described the night as exciting — but also pointed out... more

Linda Andrei leads 23rd Democrats in campaign cash

Linda Andrei has the most cash on hand among the five Democrats expected to take part in the June 26 primary in the race for the 23rd Congressional seat, according to the latest fundraising figures from the Federal Elections Commission. Andrei, an Ithaca doctor, has $210,534 cash on hand after campaign- connected disbursements. “We all know that the only poll... more

Union Springs boys track and field sweeps past So. Cayuga, Moravia, Marathon & Lansing

Union Springs was able to complete the sweep. Paced by Eric Ryan’s four first-place finishes, the Wolves won 10 events, as the Union Springs boys track and field team beat Southern Cayuga 96-35, Moravia 115-8, Marathon 103-24 and Lansing 80-61 at Union Springs High School Wednesday. Ryan took first in the 100m dash (11.85), the 200m dash (23.65) and the... more

Cornell seeks Ivy tourney bid vs. Brown on Saturday

The No. 8 Cornell men’s lacrosse team is looking for its first Ivy League Tournament bid since 2015 when it plays host to Brown on Senior Day this Saturday at 1 pm. The game will be the final regular season home game for Big Red seniors Dan Bockelman, Jack Bolen, Jordan Dowiak, Charlie Estill, Scott Flynn, Christian Knight, Tyler Miller,... more

Naloxone program gains approval in Tompkins County

Tompkins County officials authorized the Department of Emergency Response to partner with other organizations in creating a naloxone distribution and training program. A resolution to establish the program passed by a unanimous vote at a Tompkins County Legislature meeting Tuesday. According to the measure, the ready availability of naloxone “will improve safety of our workforce and help make naloxone a... more

Thursday will offer one last shot of winter for the Finger Lakes

Wednesday will be a nice day in the Finger Lakes. It won’t feel like spring yet, but temperatures will moderate slightly — with highs pushing into the 40s, and the chance of precipitation going away almost completely. All of that will change on Thursday, though, as rain and wet snow returns to the Finger Lakes. While it shouldn’t provide much... more

Winter holds on through end of week, then things warm up

Winter in April? It’s felt like that over the last few weeks, and it looks like the forecast has two more ‘wintry’ days in store for the Finger Lakes. Snow showers will dominate the forecast this afternoon as temperatures remain cold enough for precipitation to come down as snow. It won’t be as persistent or heavy as the rainfall was... more

#ICYMI: Vincent out at HWS, Circular enerG told to make ‘revisions’, & more

Once again winter weather made headlines this week, as temperatures bounced from 30-something to 60-something depending on exact location in the Finger Lakes. The region has gotten used to it, but the weather wasn’t the only headline we watched this week in the FL1 Newsroom. Here are the biggest headlines from the week on FingerLakes1.com. Touring ‘Deer Haven Park’ at... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Linda Andrei talks NY23 campaign ahead of June primary (podcast)

It’s already become a competitive battle for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Linda Andrei, M.D., is seeking to unseat Congressman Tom Reed. However, she has a primary to win first in June. She joins Josh Durso to talk about the ups- and downs- of campaigning, as well as her top issues as she looks forward in New York’s 23rd District.... more

FLX FORECAST: Heavy rain on Monday; snow showers return on Tuesday

The rain will be steady at times throughout the afternoon, and eventually — parts of the Finger Lakes will see that dissipate to lighter snow showers as temperatures fall. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that upwards of 1.5 inches of snow will be possible. Some locations could even see upwards of 2 inches when the rain finally stops. Winds... more

Ithaca man who robbed elderly couple at gunpoint sentenced in Tompkins County Court

An Ithaca man facing charges for several separate crimes including the armed robbery of an elderly Enfield couple was sentenced to prison time in Tompkins County Court last Friday. Benjamin S. Spradlin, 42, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree robbery after his arrest for robbing the couple at their home around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2016. Court records say... more
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