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Sun returns for Wednesday; remainder of week looks unsettled

The weather is going to improve on Wednesday, which will make it arguably the best weather day of the week. That said, the nice, rain-free forecast will be short lived as rain makes its way back into the region on Thursday and Friday. While FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil wouldn’t guarantee a completely rain free Wednesday, he and other forecasters... more

Cat shot by crossbow in Tompkins Co. survives, soon to go home with adopter

A search is underway in Tompkins County for the person who shot a cat in the head with a crossbow in the town of Dryden. Last Tuesday someone called State Police saying they found the cat on Third Street in the Little Creek Trailer Park. Humane officers from the SPCA of Tompkins County later found the 2-year-old female feline. The... more

Finger Lakes wineries join national organization for weekend symposium

Women for WineSense is a national organization dedicated to wine education, leadership and networking. Its roots date back nearly three decades — and how it was born is as interesting as the fermentation process itself. Michaela Rodeno and Julie Johnson founded Women for WineSense in 1990. They were prompted by their children coming home from school and asking “Why are... more

Home-heavy start highlights 2017-18 Cornell men’s hockey schedule

The Cornell men’s hockey team announced today its schedule for the upcoming season, including seven home games before the Thanksgiving holiday and the highly anticipated resumption of the Red Hot Hockey series against Boston University on Nov. 25 at famed Madison Square Garden in New York. After being the last NCAA Division I team to play its first home game... more

Pair of Ithaca College baseball alums to square off in Triple-A series this weekend

This coming weekend, June 30 to July 3, two Ithaca College baseball alumni – Tucker Healy and Tim Locastro – will have the opportunity to face each other during a four-game Triple-A series in Nashville, Tenn. All four contests of the cross-divisional Pacific Coast League games between the Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. starts... more

Thunderstorms popping up throughout the FLX

Thunderstorms are firing up in the Finger Lakes this afternoon. Those heading outdoors are urged to use caution, as the National Weather Service issued warnings for a couple storms that passed through Yates, Seneca, and Cayuga counties during the afternoon. While no watches have been issued for the entire region, thunderstorms have been popping up for the last few days... more

Finger Lakes Forecast: Work week begins showery, cool

The weather looks like it will start out active in the Finger Lakes, as showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for both Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will also be cooler-than-normal, which will be welcomed relief for some – after some humid weather over the last few weeks. Temperatures will moderate as the work week moves forward, with the weekend... more

Newfield Elementary School student dies

A Newfield Elementary School student has died, the school district confirmed Friday. “The district is saddened by the loss of a student,” a Newfield School District representative said. “Our sympathies are with the family. We grieve along with the family.” The school district would not disclose the child’s name or grade. Newfield Elementary School serves students in pre-kindergarten through fifth... more

IPD contends with possible pipe bomb on Saturday near HQ

On Saturday around 4:40 pm members of the Ithaca Police Department responded to the IPD headquarters for the report of a suspicious device that had been located. The caller reported that an alleged pipe bomb had been found not far from the IPD station, removed it from it’s placement, attempted to defuse it, and transported it to the Ithaca Police... more

Fourth Democrat enters race to challenge Tom Reed in 23rd Congressional District

A fourth Democrat is seeking the party’s nomination to vie for the 23rd House seat occupied by incumbent Republican Tom Reed of Corning. Eddie Sundquist, a native of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, made his campaign for the 23rd House seat official on Thursday. While the election is not until November 2018, Democrats around the nation have begun lining up to run... more

NY wine, wine chief on the move

New York’s 20 wine trails aren’t lost on Sam Filler, who recently took the helm at the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. The newly dubbed executive director of the organization is on the road most of the time, leaving his Manhattan home to talk with winemakers, meet with industry groups and delve deeper into the business of boosting an... more

SUNY trustees raise tuition on in-state students … again

State University of New York students are going to be paying more. At least those who don’t qualify for the Governor’s new Excelsior Scholarship. The SUNY board of trustees voted on Wednesday to raise tuition 3.1 percent. It brings tuition up to $6,670 for in-state students attending any four-year colleges. Opponents of the increase, which breaks down to $200 called... more

Bite of Ithaca returns for third year

Chef John Corbin at Coltivare drops arancini containing smoked salmon into a fryer. At the same time, he grills marinated cauliflower for another dish. The tongs hit the grill with a clang and flames darken the vegetables before Corbin places them onto a piece of bread with paté. Corbin continues adding ingredients and garnishes to the food, and even whips... more

Shooting in Ithaca: Two victims hospitalized, one suspect at-large

Police in Ithaca are investigating a shooting, which involved at least two victims during the early-morning hours of Thursday. On Thursday at approximately 1:45 am IPD officers were on a routine patrol near West State St. and Fulton St. when they heard gunshots, according to a report from the Ithaca Police Department. Officers responded in the direction of the shots... more

Dollar General coming to Enfield

If you live in the hills west of Ithaca, your shopping options are limited. The folks behind Dollar General see that as an opening. The Broadway Group of Huntsville, Alabama will be building the prefabricated metal building will replace a single-family home at 2124 Mecklenburg Road, north of Enfield Elementary. The $998,000 project is being funded by Southern States Bank,... more

Unsettled weather returns for Finger Lakes

The next couple days are going to be wet in the Finger Lakes. Rain chances are going to gradually increase throughout the day on Thursday, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. He says that a slow-moving frontal boundary will be the blame, but that the whole region shouldn’t expect to see a washout at any point in the day.... more

Nozzolio tapped to lead economic development initiative for Finger Lakes

A private institution with deep business and family roots in the area announced a major new initiative that will promote the Finger Lakes region as a great place for business enterprise. Leading the effort will be former New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio. Citing the Finger Lakes region’s outstanding natural beauty and livability, record numbers of tourists and wine and... more

DEC expands water quality monitoring program to all 11 Finger Lakes

All 11 Finger Lakes will now have citizen scientists collecting water quality data that is state-certified, a new development spurred on by the Finger Lakes Water Hub. Scott Cook, supervisor for the hub, said the expansion of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program, often called CSLAP, was huge. Hub staff along with Chief of the... more
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