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Heavy snow will begin this afternoon, evening; trucks & buses banned from Thruway (full coverage)

Weather advisories expanded as moderate, heavy snow expected in most of Finger Lakes
All eyes are on the heavy snow set to impact the region tonight, and tomorrow, which will be accompanied by dangerous cold on Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings and more than a foot of snow is expected throughout. FingerLakes1.com will provide updates throughout the event. Following along below for the latest information from... more

THE DEBRIEF: Albany puts pinch on small communities, and reviewing legislative proposals (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Albany puts pinch on small communities, and reviewing legislative proposals (podcast)
Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss the latest news in the Finger Lakes – including a number of budget proposals at the state-level, which would have serious impact on local communities. Here are the headlines from the program: Single-use plastic bag ban could happen this year; Raising the age of tobacco purchase to 21 across NYS; Legalizing the purchase of... more

Auburn native one of Fortnite’s top players

Auburn native one of Fortnite’s top players
The name “Brandon Yelo” won’t come up in any conversations about Auburn’s most famous natives. On the contrary, most people in the city don’t know who he is. But Yelo, 21, has an internet following that’d make most celebrities envious: 1 million on Instagram, 93,000 on YouTube, 91,000 on Twitter. That following, and Yelo’s lack of stature in his hometown,... more

FLX WEEKLY: FingerLakes1.com annual traffic stats & top local photos (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: FingerLakes1.com annual traffic stats & top local photos (podcast)
On Wednesday’s live edition of FLX Weekly we share our web traffic and subscriber numbers from 2018 and talk about the remarkable growth of FingerLakes1.com as well as some plans for the year ahead. And of course, some great local photos and a look at the weekend ahead that could include a massive weather event. . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the latest on flu season in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

The holidays are over, and winter hasn’t really felt like one – but flu season is in full-swing. According to Dr. Elizabeth Osborn, of Lifecare Medical Associates and Finger Lakes Health – the season is progressing as expected. “This season hasn’t been as bad as the last, but the illness is considered ‘widespread’ in New York,” she explained. The Centers... more

Assemblyman Manktelow calls on Gov. Cuomo to restore $59M for municipalities

Assemblyman Manktelow calls on Gov. Cuomo to restore $59M for municipalities
Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R-Lyons) is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore $59 million to the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities program in the state’s 2019-20 budget proposal. “I was concerned that the governor’s budget didn’t indicate anywhere he intended to cut spending,” Manktelow said. “But this is certainly not the place to do it. We don’t want to bankrupt... more

Weedsport trustee resigns on anniversary of harassment claim filing

Weedsport trustee resigns on anniversary of harassment claim filing
A village of Weedsport trustee resigned from his elected office in December — exactly one year after a village employee filed a harassment claim against the village. In a letter to Village Clerk Christine Spoor dated Dec. 14, Christopher Lukins announced he was resigning from his elected position as a village trustee “with a heavy heart.” His resignation would be effective midnight... more

Cayuga County officials, CSEA in contract negotiations

Cayuga County officials, CSEA in contract negotiations
Cayuga County officials and union representatives are set to meet for the third of three scheduled contract negotiation meetings Thursday, as part of a process of “facilitated intensive negotiations.” With the contract between Cayuga County and the Civil Service Employee Association’s Cayuga Unit expiring Dec. 31 of last year, the two parties have been holding negotiations with the help of... more

Auburn native Buerkle nominated by Trump again to lead consumer safety panel

Auburn native Buerkle nominated by Trump again to lead consumer safety panel
Will the third time be the charm for Ann Marie Buerkle? She’ll find out this year. The White House announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump once again nominated Buerkle, an Auburn native and former central New York congresswoman, to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Buerkle, who has served on the commission since 2013 after she was nominated by then-President Barack Obama,... more

One person dead after early-morning fire in Auburn

One person dead after early-morning fire in Auburn
Fire officials in Auburn are saying that one person died in a fire on Pulsifer Drive, during the morning hours on Tuesday. Auburn Fire Department personnel responded to a heavily involved fire at 47 Pulsifer Drive at approximately 12:45 a.m., according to Assistant Chief Ed Sherman, who spoke with the Auburn Citizen. One occupant of a Pulsifer Drive home in... more

Auburn’s Falcon Park turf won’t be ready for college, high school teams in 2019

Auburn’s Falcon Park turf won’t be ready for college, high school teams in 2019
Mid-January snowfalls are exceptionally good at making some reminisce over warmer weather. For two baseball teams, the sooner the snow melts, the more clear the future of their upcoming seasons will become. The Auburn High School and Cayuga Community College baseball teams both call Falcon Park their home turf. But the turf is why they’re concerned — it hasn’t been... more

Cayuga County program simplifies WIC system

Cayuga County program simplifies WIC system
After 40 years of using a tedious and inefficient paper check system, the Women, Infants and Children program in Cayuga County has transitioned to a debit card system that gives power and control back to its participants, Cayuga County WIC program coordinator Beth Huber said. “It really is the whole new world of WIC. It’s a really, really exciting time... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Bringing solar to rural parts of the Finger Lakes

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Bringing solar to rural parts of the Finger Lakes
What kind of benefit can solar have in the Finger Lakes? That is one of the questions discussed in this week’s Sunday Conversation. In 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo invested a billion dollars to see a state initiative reach those who otherwise wouldn’t have access. Those with NYSERDA and Nexamp say solar can work; and officials have attached some aggressive goals... more

Auburn woman stabbed man with butcher knife

Auburn woman stabbed man with butcher knife
An Auburn woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly stabbing a man Friday morning. Amandalus D. Lane, 41, 101 Quill Ave., Apt. K60, was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. Auburn Police Department Capt. James Moore said Friday that officers were dispatched to a domestic incident at 12:19 a.m.... more

Auburn Community Hospital reaches out to Schumer, Katko over losing VA clinic bid

Auburn Community Hospital reaches out to Schumer, Katko over losing VA clinic bid
Auburn Community Hospital has reached out to federal representatives in its quest to continue operating Auburn’s outpatient clinic for veterans after recently losing a bid for the clinic, asking that local veterans’ feelings be considered. The Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently appointed health clinic operator STG International to be a provider for an Auburn clinic over the Auburn hospital, which... more
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