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Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable: Haunted tales, hoaxes & strange but true stories of the FLX

On the latest edition of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.TV, Seneca County Historian Walter Gables explores paranormal sites, haunted places, incredible hoaxes and strange but true stories from around the Finger Lakes region. Well documented local hauntings, the sea serpent of Seneca Lake, the Taughannock Giant, the birth of Spiritualism near Newark and more… Happy Halloween! AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Cornell men’s hockey begins 2016-17 season against Merrimack

The 2016 regular season for Cornell men’s hockey will begin with a road-heavy opening set of games this year, starting with a trip to North Andover, Mass. to take on Merrimack College in what has been a widely anticipated match up for players and fans alike. “I think we got some rust out last weekend against UOIT and Brock and... more

Attempted robbery at the Ithaca Commons, police ask for public’s help

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a robbery, which took place at the Ithaca Commons on Friday evening. The incident occurred shortly before 7 pm, when police were called to the scene the victim had been assaulted, with the suspect allegedly attempting to take her purse. The victim says that the individual struck her from behind, causing her to fall.... more

Students launch online campaign for Ithaca College contingent faculty demanding decent wages, job security

Ithaca College students launched an online photo campaign on behalf on contingent faculty who make low-wages and have no job security at the college. The photos published on the IC Students for Labor Action Facebook page over several days. In them, contingent faculty, who work part-time at the institution, stand in front of a chalkboard with brief anecdotes about their... more

Refuge of Visionaries: Ithaca City of Asylum’s 15th anniversary

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Yi Ping and his wife, Lin Zhou, boarded a bus for Ithaca at the Port Authority in Manhattan. Ping had recently been selected as the Ithaca City of Asylum’s (ICOA) first exiled writer-in-residence and was on his way with Zhou to their new home. Yet when their bus reached the Lincoln Tunnel, it... more

Erosion shuts down part of Cascadilla Gorge Trail in Ithaca

The wonky weather from the summer and start of fall has affected several of the natural areas in and around Ithaca, and has now claimed another victim — the Cascadilla Gorge Trail. Cornell Plantations announced Friday the trail between Treman Triangle at Linn Street and College Avenue has been closed for maintenance until further notice. No one was available for... more

Brockport knocks off Ithaca at home

The College at Brockport football team earned a crucial win in the Empire 8 Saturday, beating Ithaca College, 42-28, behind quarterback Joe Germinerio’s 185-yards passing and Austin Dean’s four and a half sacks. The Golden Eagles improve to 4-2 on the season, and 3-1 in the Empire 8 while the Bombers fall to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.... more

Tompkins approves $640k tax abatement for Cargill mine

On Thursday, the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) voted 6-1 in favor of a $640,000 sales tax abatement for the Cargill salt mine. Cargill had asked for the abatement to help fund a new mine $32 million shaft. Cargill says that without the shaft, it would have to cease operations within a decade. Ithaca Voice: Read More more

FLX Weekly: Foliage on the wine trail & your October weekend ahead

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso as we round-up your week in the Finger Lakes and look ahead to a great October weekend. The top news, sports, weather and events outlooks and our favorite digital photos from the past few days in the Finger Lakes. more

Wings Over Ithaca owner owes NY $200K in sales taxes, charged with 26 felonies

A Massachusetts man who runs Wings Over Ithaca was charged with 26 felonies involving sales tax evasion, according to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Bruce McPherson, 47, of West Springfield, underpaid his sales taxes by at least $221,601, according to state officials. McPherson was arraigned today in Albany City Court and pleaded not guilty. He’s been... more

Burglary and petit larceny arrests made in Watkins Glen

A series of arrests were made in the Village of Watkins Glen by Watkins Glen Police over the last several days. Authorities say that the following arrests occurred in the village: Amber L. Stillwell, 25, of Ithaca was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on October 9th and charged with Petit Larceny. She will appear in the Village of Watkins Glen Court to... more

Ithaca’s Miller far-and-away best in STAC golf

Most striking number to come out of Tuesday’s Southern Tier Athletic Conference golf championships? Six, as in the imposing margin of victory for Ithaca High senior Nicholas Miller on the strength of a 1-over-par 72 across the eminently familiar terrain of Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. Ithaca Journal – Sports: Read More more
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