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Soggy weekend on way for the Finger Lakes

It’s going to be an active weather weekend in the Finger Lakes, but it’ll be one that doesn’t include snow in the forecast. For late-February, it’s a welcomed sight for many in the region. – Scattered showers will transition into a steadier rain on Friday, with the heaviest, steadiest precipitation falling before nighttime. Temperatures on Friday will hover in the... more

#2 Cornell locks up Cleary Cup with 4-2 win at RPI

The Cornell men’s hockey team clinched sole possession of the Cleary Cup for the first time since 2005 on Friday night, using a string of three consecutive goals from the middle of the second period to the middle of the third to power a 4-2 victory over Rensselaer on Friday night at Houston Field House. Freshman forward Morgan Barron scored... more

Serial flasher in Ithaca, attempted rapist back in jail facing new allegations

A man convicted of attempted rape and has been accused of regularly flashing and harassing women in the city of Ithaca is back in jail and facing new allegations. Floyd Slater is accused of violating probation and exposing his penis to several women in public. He is also a registered sex offender. According to online documents, he was convicted May... more

Hundreds of thousands in funding delivered for aging septic systems in Finger Lakes

Senator Pam Helming announced $1.1 million in funding to improve water quality through the replacement of aging septic systems in communities across the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. The funding was secured through last year’s budget, and it required an intense fight on behalf of residents in the 54th District, according to Helming. “The Septic Tank Rebate Program will give local communities... more

Algae summits battle the blooms in region

Will summer 2018 bring another scourge of algae to the Finger Lakes? A $65 million project to combat harmful algae blooms at select water bodies in the state is bringing in national experts to work with state and local leaders in battling the blooms that pose a hazard to health and drinking water — not to mention an economic blow... more

Tops Friendly Markets files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Tops Friendly Markets LLC has filed for reorganizational bankruptcy, known as Chapter 11. It’s a move to eliminate debt and position the company for success moving forward. The company employs over 14,000 workers, and according to reports, most stores that are good performers in New York and Pennsylvania will remain open. That said, the company has a debt problem that... more

Cargill Deicing Technology donates $100,000 to Sciencenter

Cargill Mine Manager Shawn Wilczynski presented a $100,000 check to Dean Briere, executive director of the Sciencenter, Tuesday to support the museum's Science for All initiative. Science for All provides free field trips to the Sciencenter for all 2nd grade students in Cayuga County, in perpetuity, according to Amy Gaulke, a spokeswoman for the Sciencenter. "This generous donation from Cargill... more

FLX WEEKLY: The dog days of winter & Facebook birthdays (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso for a look at your upcoming weekend in the Finger Lakes and a round-up of the top news, local photos and activities at FingerLakes1.com this week. Will the extraordinarily warm weather continue. Is spring finally here? Also, how do you handle your birthday on Facebook? . more

Temporary shift back to winter as light accumulation expected on Thursday

Light snow and ice accumulations are possible for the Southern Tier on Thursday, as colder air works into the region. While the Finger Lakes enjoyed 60+ degree weather for two straight days — it’s back to ‘reality’ for at least one — as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for some of the region. In the... more

Spectrum to drop WSKG in Tompkins, Cortland

Throughout the years, WSKG-TV has shown numerous programs including "NOVA: Making North America," "American Experience," news programs like "Frontline," musical programs like "Expressions," and it's most popular locally produced show, "Let's Polka!" Now, it looks like WSKG-TV will be having it's last polka in Tompkins and Cortland counties. WSKG announced Spectrum plans to drop the TV station in the Ithaca... more

Tompkins County committee to discuss Housing Capital Reserve Fund to combat instability

In an effort to combat housing instability, the Tompkins County Housing Committee will be discussing a proposed $3 million fund which would be used in line with housing-related goals and criteria established by the Tompkins County Legislature. The $3,000,000 Housing Capital Reserve Fund would be pulled from the Unassigned General Fund Balance and funds would be restricted and remain in... more

CHANGE IS COMING: Record warmth will be pushed out, light accumulation possible Thursday

While many in the region have been getting acclimated to these ‘warmer-than-normal’ temperatures over the last 24 to 48 hours — change is coming again. That change is evening brining the threat of snow. That threat, though, should stay mainly to the south. Here are the highlights from FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil: – Record-breaking warmth continues in the Finger... more

Inside the FLX: Ian Golden talks campaign, local issues & more (podcast)

On Episode #98 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Ian Golden, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to take on Rep. Tom Reed this fall joins Josh Durso to talk local issues, politics, his campaign, and much more. Check out all of the candidates seeking to take on Rep. Tom Reed, who have committed to one-on-one interviews on Inside the... more

Cornell battles Yale as race to Ivy Tourney tightens

The Cornell men’s basketball team will play one of its most consequential home weekends in recent memory beginning on Friday, Feb. 23 when Yale visits Newman Arena for a 7 p.m. tip. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and simulcast on the Ivy League Network with Barry Leonard Eric Taylor ’06 on the call. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

REPORT: Tops owners preparing for bankruptcy, local impact unknown

A report by Bloomberg says two U.S. supermarkets — one that has a number of stores in the Finger Lakes region — could be preparing for bankruptcy. The owner of Tops Friendly Markets could potentially seek court protection from creditors as soon as this month, the report says. It’s unclear how bankruptcy would impact local stores, but the report notes... more

Major warm up coming this week in the FLX

How about a warming trend? By the middle of this week it’s going to feel like mid-spring in the Finger Lakes — as high-temperatures push through the 60s. Some locations in the central and southern portion of the region may see temperatures that near 70 degrees. It will be a big change from Sunday morning lows, which started in the... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Meet the candidates vying to challenge Rep. Reed in November

It’s election season … or rather, primary season for those vying to win the Democratic nomination and the chance to compete against Congressman Tom Reed in November’s election. Democrats are trying to build momentum against a representative in Reed that they say ‘does not represent the region’. While Republicans hold a significant advantage in the registered voter category – a... more
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