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NWS: Winter Weather Advisory for entire region on Friday

It won’t be a widespread event, but there is the chance for some light mixed, or freezing precipitation on Friday. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain, which is active on Friday from 6 am until noon. The mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain could accumulate up to two inches in... more

Former Cornell Cooperative employee heading to jail for using agency credit card on rent

A 57-year-old Hopewell woman learned that she would be spending the next six months in Yates County Jail after she used her employers credit card to pay her rent. District Attorney Valerie Gardner says Sharmayne Calvetti, 57, of Hopewell was sentenced by Judge Jason Cook after she pleaded guilty to first-degree falsifying business records — a Class E felony. She... more

Ontario, Tompkins only counties to see growth as state population declines

Upstate New York lost another 23,434 people from 2015 to 2016, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Downstate saw an increase of 21,540 people, which has resulted in an increase of 426,835 since 2010 for that region. For Upstate New York, the decline has been real since 2010. According to the latest figures from the Census Bureau the... more

Reed, Collins to vote ‘yes’ on health care repeal

Despite the loss of health coverage projected for tens of thousands of people in their districts — especially children, seniors and those with disabilities — Republican Congressmen Tom Reed and Chris Collins said they will vote for the American Health Care Act. Congress is expected to vote Thursday on the GOP bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise... more

FLX Weekly: State titles for Watkins Glen & Moravia; Village elections held (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso for Wednesday’s edition of FLX Weekly to recap the top stories of the week in the Finger Lakes. Find out why FingerLakes1.com is not happy with ESPN and take a look at the weekend weather and event slate ahead. more

Elks host law enforcement appreciation dinner

The Penn Yan Elks Lodge 1722 "Just Say No to Drugs Committee" expressed their appreciation to the law enforcement agencies that serve our community by hosting a dinner for them Thursday, March 16. The Yates County Sheriff's Office, the Penn Yan Police Dept., and the Dundee Barracks of the N.Y. State Troopers were joined by County Sheriff Ron Spike, Police... more

Discussing healthcare, Guardian PILOT, and local elections in the FLX (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast, Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed a range of topics, which included the recent firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, as well as developments in the GOP healthcare proposal. The duo also discussed the future of companies like Guardian Glass, who recently won a significant upgrade to their PILOT agreement with the City... more

War over Medicaid underway in NY: Supervisors consider results of change

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fuming over the prospect of the state paying the share typically paid by counties with regards to Medicaid costs. Locally, it’s been an issue for elected officials trying to keep property taxes low. The proposal, which would no longer require counties to pay a portion of Medicaid costs in New York — would bring property tax... more

Organization works to combat substance abuse in FLX (podcast)

It’s a growing issues that will require attention from all stakeholders and community members. On Tuesday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Petrea Rae, Coalition Coordinator for the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, as well as Tanya Lombardo, an intern for the organization from Keuka College joined Josh Durso to talk about their efforts combating substance abuse... more

Winter returns for Wednesday as cold, lake effect impact FLX

As temperatures moved through the 40s on Tuesday, those in the Finger Lakes were reminded that the cold weather would be making a return — at least once more — on Wednesday. Lake effect snow will develop overnight behind an arctic cold front, according to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil. That front won’t move through the area until after 9... more

Will taxpayers foot bill for damaged “I Love NY” signs?

Go ahead and blink. Chances are you won't miss the "I Love NY" signs when you are driving down the thruway. However, an ongoing dispute between the feds and the state about those iconic signs is heating up again. This comes after eight of them were knocked down and damaged in the windstorm. Assemblyman, Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) is now calling... more

Milo Public Hearing re-scheduled due to storm

A public hearing regarding an application for a special use permit to construct a one room, one story Mennonite School at 3407 Sutherland Road, Penn Yan has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. March 21 at the Milo Town Hall. The hearing had originally been scheduled for March 15,. The application is open to inspection during normal business hours at the... more

Gruesome details of Rideout murder outlined at hearing

Laura, Colin and Alex Rideout, and Paul Tucci are charged with murder and evidence tampering in the death of Craig Rideout, 50, last summer. During the hearing Monday, defense attorneys requested that media outlets should not have access to motion papers, saying they would taint the jury pool for the trial in the case. Judge Moran dismissed the idea, ruling... more

State agencies plan meeting on problem gambling

The opening of del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre has generated jobs and excitement throughout the region. It’s also brought the issue of problem gambling to the forefront. Problem gambling will be the topic of a public meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. March 28 in the Training Auditorium at 2465 North Road in Seneca Falls. The event is free... more

Spring has sprung: Unsettled weather week throughout the FLX

The calendar says “spring,” but it’s going to feel a little on the chilly side at moments this week. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says it’s going to be a roller coaster with temperatures rising, falling, and then rising again at the end of the week. He says Monday will be a cloudy day for the most part, despite the... more

Thousands of social security numbers compromised this tax season

Officials say that as many as 7,100 social security numbers have been compromised in tax season scams. In particular, a scam involving an email, which fraudsters pose as a company executive seeking a social security number has been particularly damaging. Tax officials say that as many as 65 companies with employees in New York have been attacked through this method... more
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