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POWERBALL: Winning numbers for Saturday’s $361M jackpot?

Saturday’s Powerball drawing offered yet another chance at a really big lottery jackpot. If you’re feeling lucky, let’s hope you bought a ticket. Here are the winning numbers: 03-07-09-31-33, Powerball: 20, PowerPlay: 3X The estimated jackpot is $361 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $213 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even... more

PETITION: Reducing visitation at 17 maximum security prisons labeled ‘cruel’

A petition has been signed by more than 2,100 people opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to reduce visitation at New York’s 17 maximum security correctional facilities. As of Saturday afternoon, there are 2,102 supporters of the petition titled “Don’t Restrict Visits in NYS Prisons!” The petition calls the governor’s plan to alter the visitation policy “regressive, counterproductive and cruel.” –... more

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more

Our Finger Lakes History: The Underground Railroad in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes a fascinating look at the history of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement of the late 1800,’s in the Finger Lakes. See the numerous buildings and homes that served as stations on the Underground Railroad throughout the region and learn about the individuals who played a part in aiding runaway freedom seekers who were... more

FLX will see February thaw over next week

It might feel more like mid-spring in the Finger Lakes this weekend, as temperatures rise into the 50s on Saturday before cooling down slightly on Sunday. The cool down will still leave temperatures about 10 degrees above normal for most of the region. However, a more pro-longed warmup is expected next week. Here is FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil’s forecast... more

State senators oppose Cuomo’s free tuition plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free tuition at state colleges and universities for students whose families earn no more than $125,000 annually is opposed by Cayuga County’s state Senate delegation. State Sens. John DeFrancisco, Pam Helming and Jim Seward said in separate interviews that they have concerns about Cuomo’s plan, which is included in his 2017-18 state budget proposal.... more

New York lawmakers propose program for crumbling water pipes

Small upstate New York communities faced with dilapidated wooden pipes rumored to be more than 100 years old need state money to repair water system infrastructure on the verge of collapse, a group of lawmakers said Thursday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined officials in proposing a program that would provide annual repair and maintenance funds to villages, towns and... more

W-FL Thursday: Whitman’s 16-game win streak snapped on regular season’s final night

Non-league contests dotted the schedule on Thursday night, the final night of the regular season for Section V boys basketball teams. Some interesting, pre-Sectional match-ups that included Newark with a big comeback win at Batavia and Geneva picking up a win against School of the Arts. Marcus Whitman, who had won 16 straight games, hosted Class B Livonia and dropped... more

PASSING OF A CHAMPION: Mourning the loss of Yates Co. Chamber CEO Mike Linehan

Impact beyond words. One of Yates County’s greatest champions. Mike Linehan, longtime president and CEO of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce died unexpectedly on Wednesday. By all accounts, not only was his life and career cut short — but the community lost one of it’s greatest champions and assets. Kathy Waye, a Keuka College official and president of the... more

The races are on in Starkey

The 2017 racing schedule at Outlaw Speedway is set and track owner Tyler Siri can begin getting his team and facility ready for a busy season now that Starkey Town officials have authorized the track’s operating permit. At the Feb. 9 Starkey Town Board meeting board members directed Code Enforcement Officer Brian Quackenbush to issue the permit with the guidelines... more

Local school officials skeptical of DeVos

Newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ views on school choice and her alleged lack of familiarity with public education concern local school administrators. Meanwhile, a local school-choice leader said DeVos’ history as an advocate for private education — and school vouchers to support that effort — is just what the nation needs to provide competition for what he described as... more

W-FL Wednesday: Whitman caps perfect FL West season with win in Naples

On Wednesday night, the Marcus Whitman Wildcats completed a perfect league schedule in the Finger Lakes West with a victory over Naples to cap their league slate with a 16-0 record. The Wildcats (16-0/16-2) host Livonia on Thursday night in a non-league contest on the final night of the regular season. On the final night of girls action, Pal-Mac topped... more

Parts of FLX battered by lake effect snow; active advisories for Wayne, Cayuga

A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is active for Northern Cayuga, Monroe, Onondaga, and Wayne counties from 4 pm on Wednesday through Thursday at 7 pm. The National Weather Service says heavy snow, wind gusts around 35 mph and temperatures staying below freezing will make for difficult travel along the Route 104 corridor. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould issued a travel... more

W-FL Tuesday: Klein & Norris have shootout for the ages as Creek beats NR-W in OT

With the final week of the regular season in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball, all the league titles have been decided but area teams are still jockeying for sectional seeds. The game of the night took place in Wolcott where North Rose-Wolcott senior Tyler Norris and Red Red senior Nick Klein put on a show in the second half and... more

Penn Yan man facing even more felony drug charges after investigation ends

A Penn Yan man is facing multiple charges after an investigation into drug sales, which spanned months. Officers arrested Todd J. Becker, 30, of Penn Yan on an array of drug related charges. The arrest took place on Monday at 6:51 pm. Becker was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... more

Here’s why New York doesn’t have Uber

Quick: What do trial lawyers, labor unions, taxi companies, local governments and the nation's largest insurers have in common? They're all working the halls of the state Capitol hoping to sway the debate on ride-hailing apps in New York to fit their interests. Uber and Lyft's push to expand across the Empire State has been a boon to lobbyists and... more

Comptroller: NY could need $40B in drinking water infrastructure repairs

New York’s aging drinking water systems may require significant repairs in the coming years, according to a report released Monday by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. DiNapoli said estimates show that $40 billion in repairs and upgrades could be needed for the state’s water infrastructure. He cited water main breaks in Syracuse and PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls as examples of... more
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