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FRESH TAKES: Kawhi, USWNT & Major League Baseball’s second half (podcast)

FRESH TAKES: Kawhi, USWNT & Major League Baseball’s second half (podcast)
Paul Russo & Nick Felice return to the studio to talk about everything surrounding the U.S. Women’s Soccer team World Cup victory, Major League Baseball as the second half of the season gets underway, and Kawhi Leonard’s decision to join the Los Angeles Clippers. It’s heating up in the FLX and it’s hot in the studio on Tuesday night! . more

Town of Vernon denies Woodstock 50 appeal for festival to be held at Vernon Downs

Town of Vernon denies Woodstock 50 appeal for festival to be held at Vernon Downs
The town of Vernon planning board denied Woodstock 50’s appeal to hold the festival at Vernon Downs after a heated town meeting on Tuesday. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Sheriff Robert Maciol both released statements prior to the appeal meeting condemning the possibility of Woodstock 50 being able to be held in August, calling the organizers “incompetent” and that... more

Strong storms bring torrential rain, flash flooding to parts of the region (photos & more)

FLASH FLOODING IN THE FLX: Strong storms bringing torrential rain to parts of the region
On Tuesday afternoon strong, but scattered, thunderstorms moved through the Finger Lakes resulting in flash flooding conditions due to torrential downpours. While most of the Finger Lakes remained dry – places like Auburn, Victor & western Wayne County, saw flooding rains. Some of those storms that moved through were even strong enough to take down trees. PHOTOS, VIDEO, AND MORE:... more

Henderson calls Musselman sale ‘repulsive’

Henderson calls Musselman sale ‘repulsive’
Calling it “repulsive” and a “betrayal of the community,” the Musselman Triathlon founder is sounding off after the company that ran the event the last five years sold it to Ironman, a giant of the sport. “In my opinion, this is a sad day for Musselman and everything it stood for,” Jeff Henderson said in an email to the Finger... more

‘VIOLATED PUBLIC TRUST’: NYS prison system investigator accused of falsifying records in over 50 cases

‘VIOLATED PUBLIC TRUST’: NYS prison system investigator accused of falsifying records in over 50 cases
New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro announced the arrest of a former prison system senior investigator who falsified evidence handling records on one occasion and likely falsified or caused to be falsified evidence handling records in up to 52 other criminal cases at prisons throughout northern New York State. Additionally, the Inspector General released a report on the investigation... more

Saving the family farm in Ontario County

Storm leaves 1,700 people without power in Auburn
State agricultural grant money will help protect a sixth-generation Canandaigua grain farm. The state Department of Agriculture and Markets awarded $1.86 million for a perpetual conservation easement through the Farmland Protection Implementation Grant program that will go toward preserving just over 700 acres of farmland at the Brock Acres Farm. State, town of Canandaigua and Finger Lakes Land Trust officials... more

Judge HR fuels decisive surge as Yanks top Tampa

Judge HR fuels decisive surge as Yanks top Tampa
  Aaron Judge tracked the flight of his eighth-inning drive as it sailed toward the right-field foul pole, and the collective masses on hand at Yankee Stadium groaned as it arced a few seats wide, just a long strike. Undeterred, the slugger returned to the plate and deposited the next pitch over the wall in right-center field. Judge’s two-out, two-run... more

Auburn City Council to consider supporting state grant applications by museums, theater

Auburn City Council to consider supporting state grant applications by museums, theater
Four Auburn organizations are seeking state grant funding through this year’s New York State Consolidated Funding Application process, and they are asking Auburn city councilors for support. Each organization is requesting funding for specific projects, and each grant application must be formally approved by city council. Once council approves each application, it’s up to state agencies to determine the projects’... more

Conforto does it with bat, glove to propel Mets past Twins

Conforto does it with bat, glove to propel Mets past Twins
Both publicly and privately, Mets officials have maintained that they have no interest in blowing up the team’s core prior to the July 31 Trade Deadline. A few deals at the margins make sense as the Mets try to find value for their impending free agents, but the team has little intention of dealing anyone who holds value for them... more

Cayuga Community College to request funding increase from legislature

Cayuga Community College to request funding increase from legislature
Cayuga Community College was expected to ask the Cayuga County Legislature for a 1.5% funding increase. CCC President Brian Durant said Tuesday afternoon he was set to present that possible boost request from the Legislature, included in the budget approved by the CCC Board of Trustees, at a committee meeting Tuesday night. If the committee supports the budget, it will... more

Defendant lashes out during sentencing for Ledyard robbery

Defendant lashes out during sentencing for Ledyard robbery
Two of three defendants involved in a violent robbery early this year were sentenced in Cayuga County Court on Tuesday to prison. Co-defendant Mia Loiacono, 22, of 2496 Bentley School Rd., Weedsport, lured someone into the front seat of a vehicle on Dublin Hill Road in the Town of Ledyard on Jan. 26, police said. Dijon Starling-Harvey, 19, of 9... more

Fire investigation team, Mercy Flight both respond to reported garage fire in Seneca Co.

Fire investigation team, Mercy Flight both respond to reported garage fire in Seneca Co.
First responders were called to a garage fire on State Route 414 in the Magee Fire District Monday afternoon. Several departments were initially called to the scene, which was described as a fully-involved garage fire. Magee Fire on scene of a working garage fire on Route 414, North Seneca Ambo also responding and first alarm requested. — SenecaCountyFireWire (@scfw_50) July... more

Rep. Reed endorsed unanimously by GOP chairs in 23rd District

Reed endorsed unanimously by GOP chairs in 23rd District
Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) has been backed for another term, according to Republican Party leaders in the 23rd Congressional District. Citing his commitment to fairness and accessibility, and his record of standing with the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York, the 11 County Republican Committee Chairs in New York’s 23rd Congressional District have unanimously endorsed the incumbent for... more

Homeless youth population increases throughout Tompkins County

Homeless youth population increases throughout Tompkins County
Tompkins County has not been immune to homeless youth population rises that have also been seen nationally. But with the county’s housing stock already nearly at capacity, particularly for lower-income people, agencies have begun to focus their efforts on stemming the rising tide of homeless youths. In recent weeks, several local organizations have been working together on a campaign to... more
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