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‘LEADING THE WAY’: Finger Lakes serves as prime example of what Upstate can do for NY economy

Esposito says
Vinnie Esposito says the kind of activity and development seen in communities like Geneva and Seneca Falls is emblematic of the possibilities when communities rally around a single-idea or plan. In a recent interview with FingerLakes1.com, the Finger Lakes Regional Director for Empire State Development discussed the changes - good and bad - in economic development locally. more

O’Mara blasts Farm Laborers Wage Board

O’Mara blasts Farm Laborers Wage Board
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats) voiced opposition to any moves by the “Farm Laborers Wage Board” to change the 60-hour threshold for overtime. The overtime threshold was part of a comprehensive “Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act” enacted by Governor Cuomo and the Legislature last year. O’Mara voted against the Act and singled out the Wage Board provision for particular... more

Cornell clinches 3rd straight Cleary Cup with 5-0 win over St. Lawrence

Cornell clinches 3rd straight Cleary Cup with 5-0 win over St. Lawrence
Sophomore forward Max Andreev and sophomore defenseman Joe Leahy each had a goal and two assists, and the Cornell men’s hockey team routed St. Lawrence, 5-0, on Friday night at Lynah Rink. Coupled with Clarkson’s tie at Colgate, the results lead to Cornell clinching the Cleary Cup for a third straight year — a first in program history. Junior goaltender Matthew Galajda made 19 saves for... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Wednesday with Katherine Chase & Jessica Lahr (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Wednesday with Katherine Chase & Jessica Lahr (podcast)
The last Wednesday of every month is “Wine Wednesday” inside the FingerLakes1.com Studios and Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Executive Director Katherine Chase brings wine from Lucas Vineyards and Americana Winery to taste with Jessica Lahr in-studio on the day after her birthday to join Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi.  . more

Counties throughout region struggle with staffing inside 911 centers

Counties struggle with
Working in any 911 center is tough work. It’s stressful, equally important, and work that takes a toll on those who do it over a career. That said, it’s among the most-rewarding work one could find in public service. Dispatch centers across the U.S. are struggling to fill seats, though. Taylor Militello has been working at the Cayuga County 911... more

NYSEG, RG&E warn about door-to-door and phone scams in area

NYSEG, RG&E warn about door-to-door and phone scams in area
NYSEG and RG&E are warning customers about potential scams. Both companies say they have received reports of people going door-to-door attempting to scam households. Phone calls have also been reported, some of which threaten a cut to service if not paid through a prepaid debit card system. Companies noted that these calls are scams. And to not give any personal... more

Officials warn of Census scams as 2020 count begins

BBB warns people about Census scams
The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a few potential scams as one could come knocking on your door. They note that understanding how the Census Bureau operates is important. They offered a series of tips for those who encounter folks who say they’re with the Bureau. – Ask to see identification. Census takers have to carry a field... more

Cornell cruises to victory over High Point

Cornell Men’s Lacrosse cruises to victory over High Point
The No. 12 Cornell men’s lacrosse team has had its arsenal of offensive weapons on display in the opening games of the 2020 season, and that was no different today. Led by Jeff Teat and John Piatelli, who both reached milestone career point totals on Sunday, nine different Big Red players scored in Cornell’s convincing 21-11 victory over High Point at Calvert Hall... more

Ithaca man charged with DWI after stopped speeding down Ovid St. in Seneca Falls

Ithaca man charged with DWI after stopped speeding down Ovid St. in Seneca Falls
Police say a traffic stop initiated due to a vehicle speeding through the town of Seneca Falls resulted in a DWI arrest. Nathaniel Barton, 41, of Ithaca was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC over 0.08, speed in zone, and failure to notify DMV of an address change. He was stopped after police observed Barton speeding on... more

Growing support across NYS for Medical Aid in Dying Act

Advocates rally behind Medical
Compassion & Choices, a non-profit organization has been coordinating to pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act that will be voted upon in Albany this spring. New York Campaign Director Corinne Carey connects with FingerLakes1.com to speak about her organization’s mobilization of the legislation within the Empire State. more

THE DEBRIEF: Sludge proposal, school funding, and your questions answered (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Sludge proposal, school funding, and your questions answered (podcast)
This week it’s all about YOUR questions. We’ve been collecting reader and listener questions for the last two weeks on Facebook and Twitter. Now, those questions are being broken down on Episode #62 of the Debrief Podcast. Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss. Watch/Listen below or check the podcast out on your favorite streaming platform (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube).... more

Ithaca man who sold cocaine in Geneva going to prison

Ithaca man who sold cocaine in Geneva going to prison
Prosecutors in Ontario County say the Ithaca man who sold a large quantity of cocaine in Geneva will go to prison. District Attorney Jim Ritts told the Finger Lakes Times that Abdul Holmes pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three counts of second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The charges are Class A felonies. The 39-year-old was arrested in March... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Dr. Scott Noren discusses campaign for NY-23 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Dr. Scott Noren discusses campaign for NY-23 (podcast)
On Episode #214 of Inside the FLX it’s a conversation with Congressional Candidate Dr. Scott Noren. He says political parties and affiliation should not be the primary driving force in the electoral process – rather representation should take center stage. He’s looking to elevate the profile of the Southern Tier through his candidacy. . New episodes of Inside the FLX... more

Section III & IV boys and girls basketball postseason tournaments kick-off (brackets)

Section III boys and girls basketball postseason tournaments kick-off (brackets)
The high school basketball regular season has come to an end in Section III and Section IV. Local teams found out who they would be playing in the sectional tournament on Wednesday. Section V’s boys and girls basketball brackets will be released on Friday. Check out the brackets for all the Section III classifications below: SECTION III BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS... more

FLX WEEKLY: Ann Heizmann & Mardi Gras Carnival at St. Mary’s in Auburn (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Ann Heizmann & Mardi Gras Carnival at St. Mary’s in Auburn (podcast)
Ann Heizmann of Meadeville Farm is in-studio to talk about this weekend’s Mardi Gras carnival at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn. Heizmann joins Sydney Rogers & Jim Sinicropi to preview the weekend ahead along with some great local photos from the past several days in the Finger Lakes for this week’s edition of FLX Weekly. . more

Cornell wins seventh straight with 3-0 win over Brown

Cornell wins seventh straight with 3-0 win over Brown
Junior Matthew Galajda made 19 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Cornell men’s hockey team wrapped up the road portion of its schedule with a 3-0 victory over Brown on Saturday night at Meehan Auditorium. It was the seventh straight victory for Cornell (21-2-4, 16-2-2 ECAC Hockey), which maintains sole possession of first place in the league by... more

Cornell blasts Yale, 4-0, to clinch 20th Ivy League Title

Cornell blasts Yale, 4-0, to clinch 20th Ivy League Title
The Cornell men’s hockey team clinched the outright Ivy League title on Friday with a 4-0 victory against Yale at Ingalls Rink. It’s the Big Red’s third consecutive title in the Ancient Eight and 20th in program history. The Big Red’s first-period proficiency was on display yet again, with three of Cornell’s goals coming in the first 14 minutes of... more

Long and Piatelli fuel Cornell Men’s Lacrosse to 17-10 win over Towson

Long and Piatelli fuel Cornell Men’s Lacrosse to 17-10 win over Towson
The #12 Cornell men’s lacrosse team was once again firing on all cylinders, and led by junior John Piatelli’s and freshman Michael Long’s four goals apiece, the Big Red offense fueled the squad to a 17-10 victory over Towson on Friday afternoon at Johnny Unitas® Stadium in Baltimore. With the victory, Cornell improves to 2-0 on the season. Towson jumped out to a 2-1... more
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