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Kolb, Molinaro in talks to form GOP ticket against Cuomo in 2018

Two former colleagues could reunite in an attempt to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, both of whom are exploring gubernatorial bids, are in discussions to form a Republican ticket to challenge Cuomo, a Democrat, in next year’s election. Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Molinaro revealed their potential plan during a... more

Frost Advisory issued for most of the Finger Lakes

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for most of the region, which includes Ontario, Wayne, Cayuga and Yates counties in the Finger Lakes. #FrostAdvisory for tonight. Protect sensitive plants. Read more: https://t.co/mogWf67aRg pic.twitter.com/XXr6sCJBYp — NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) October 16, 2017 Temperatures are expected to dip into the low- to mid-30s, which means that sensitive vegetation will be... more

Auburn, Ithaca rank among best places for young families in Upstate

The website NerdWallet ranked 75 places that offer the best combination of affordability, quality schools, future growth and prosperity — as well as family-friendliness in an analysis, which ranked the top-places in Upstate New York for young families. Locally, very few communities made the list — but that doesn’t mean the Finger Lakes wasn’t represented at all. Rochester and Syracuse... more

Lansing wins IAC Large boys championship

Lansing rode a first-half goal to a 1-0 victory over Elmira Notre Dame for the IAC Large School boys soccer championship Saturday night at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The win avenged last season’s 1-0 loss to Elmira Notre Dame in the title game. The teams are each the reigning Section IV champions in their respective classifications; END is in Class... more

Bucknell bottles up Cornell, 26-18

John Burdick kicked a school-record four field goals, including three in the decisive third quarter, and Bucknell’s defense held strong to knock off Cornell 26-18 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red fell to 1-4, while the Bison evened its record at 3-3. Burdick kicked field goals of 38, 33 and 28 yards in the second half to... more

Finger Lakes getting closer to mid-point in foliage report

Considerably brighter fall foliage is predicted for this weekend throughout New York State, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Peak conditions will be found in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central New York, Finger Lakes and Chautauqua-Allegheny regions. I LOVE NEW YORK defines “peak” foliage as the period when the leaves are displaying their best... more

DEBRIEF: Failing bridges, affordable housing, and accountable law enforcement (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso talked about a range of topics, including what it takes to create accountable and trusted law enforcement, an L.L.C loophole desperate for state action, the latest on a complicated affordable housing project in Trumansburg, and much more. Check out each segment from Wednesday’s pod in the video windows... more

Trumansburg, Marathon boys named IAC Small co-champions

Trumansburg and Marathon will share the 2017 IAC Small School boys soccer title as co-champions after playing to a 1-1 tie through two overtimes Saturday afternoon at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Both goals were scored within three minutes of each other halfway through the second half. The respective divisional champions kept it deadlocked through regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.... more

Groton goes back-to-back for IAC Small title

For most of the game it was Groton’s midfield setting up leading scorer Lauren Reeves, who had three prime opportunities in the first half of the IAC Small School girls soccer championship game at Tompkins Cortland Community College Saturday afternoon. The game-winner, though, came off a pass from Reeves to Maggie Ossit with 16:43 left on the game clock. It... more

$17M on way to FLX to fix aging infrastructure

A growing number of MRB Group clients will be receiving substantial financial support for water infrastructure, thanks to a grant opportunity created by a new funding source initiated in 2017. The Clean Water Infrastructure Act, adopted earlier this year, created a much needed focus on improvements to aging infrastructure that threatens waterways and drinking water sources. Recently announced awards included... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Talking weight loss in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Episode #74 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Brad Jones, along with two successful graduates of the Ideal Weigh Protocol Diet, which has taken the region by storm. The trio discussed the benefits of the program, how little time is required once in the program, and their own stories. Combined the two graduates of... more

Canal system closing early this year; locks close on Wednesday

The state’s canal system — including the Erie Canal in Wayne County and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca County — will be closing about six weeks earlier than normal. For the most part, the canals, now part of New York Power Authority operations, will be closed as of 5 p.m. today. There are some exceptions, noted Bob Stopper, a member... more

Section IV Boys Soccer Tourney 2017

The boys Section IV soccer tournament brackets were released Thursday with plenty of playoff prepared schools on the list. Of note in Class C: The seeding and brackets are aligned so that No. 3 Lansing and No. 4 Trumansburg could meet in the championship in a rematch of last year’s Section IV title game, which Lansing won. The full brackets... more

FLX forecast calls for a little bit of everything this weekend

It’s going to be an up-and-down weekend in the Finger Lakes. Temperatures are going to begin trending upwards through Sunday, until a cold front pushes through the region — dropping temperatures significantly. While high temps will struggle to get into the 50s on Monday, the weather will be warm and comfortable on Saturday and for part of Sunday. FLX Weather... more

Former Cornell student awarded $71 million from lawsuit following August 2012 fatal crash

A former Cornell student won $71 million in September from a lawsuit following a fatal crash that caused her to become disabled. Myra Moran, a 94-year-old woman, died from injuries sustained in the two-car crash that occurred in August 2012 on Route 79 in Dryden. Morgan Wang, a former Cornell student from Brooklyn, suffered a fractured back and spinal cord... more

Trumansburg Rotary Club begins community grant program

Organizations in the Trumansburg area seeking financial assistance for a community event or activity are now eligible for a new grant program. The Trumansburg Rotary Club unveiled a program supporting community activities, the arts and local libraries. The program includes school learning projects focused on the Trumansburg, South Seneca, Newfield and Enfield school districts. Grants are generally made in amounts... more
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