»

INSIDE THE FLX: Allen Connely discusses local ARC merger and newly-named Mozaic (podcast)

LIVE AT 8:30 AM: Allen Connelly discusses local ARC merger on Inside the FLX (podcast)
This week on Inside the FLX Allen Connely, CEO of the newly-named MOZAIC (formerly known as the Cayuga-Seneca ARC and Yates ARC) is in-studio discussing the merger that brought on the new name. He talks about the work that went into the change, and how it’s impacting the services provided by the organization. Listen to the episode above, or watch... more

Another deadly snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County

Another fatal snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County
Crews in Cayuga County responded to a second fatal snowmobile accident this week on Thursday in the town of Conquest. First responders were called to 1058 Spring Lake Road around 5 p.m. for the report of a snowmobile accident. Reports indicated initially that the vehicle crashed into a piece of farm equipment. Troopers say Michael Hall, 55, of Cato lost... more

Tax cap will lower for school districts, adding pressure to budgeting

Tax cap will lower for school districts, adding pressure to budgeting
The tax cap is getting lower … at least a little bit for the time being. A slight decrease to the property tax cap for school districts is falling a little bit for the upcoming fiscal year. It will be lowered from 2% to 1.81% this summer. That means budget officers in local school districts are having to consider ways... more

Cuomo says he’s open to bail reform changes, but skeptical of ‘dangerousness’ clause

Cuomo says he’s “100 percent open” to bail reform changes, but skeptical of ‘dangerousness’ clause
Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’s willing to consider changes to the cash bail reforms passed in 2019, which were implemented in recent weeks. “Do I believe the reform is a work in progress? 100 percent,” Cuomo said at a press conference in New York City. “Am I open to changes? 100 percent.” He’s skeptical that a ‘dangerousness’ standard is the... more

Rep. Katko throws support behind President Trump for 2020

Rep. Katko throws support behind President Trump for 2020
Four years ago Congressman John Katko (R-24) called for President Donald Trump to drop out of the race. Now he’s supporting him for a second term. Rep. Katko says he will continue to speak out against Trump when he disagrees, but for now, his support stands with the President in the 2020 election. His main reason for supporting Trump in... more

FLX WEEKLY: Brad Ellis & Fall Street Brewing Grand Opening (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Brad Ellis & Fall Street Brewing Grand Opening (podcast)
Brad Ellis has been in-studio before to help us taste Kobucha that he brewed in downtown Seneca Falls at Finger Lakes Kobucha. Today he joins us one week prior to the Grand Opening of Fall Street Brewing. Learn about what Brad has planned for the opening weekend, check out some great local photos and get your first look at this... more

Cuomo announces new $151M to pave local roads, bridges

Cuomo announces new $151M to pave local roads, bridges
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an added $151 million in new funding to coincide with $743 million in direct state aid for local road and bridge projects across New York. The added funding is for fixing roads impacted by extreme weather events. The new funding is part of the PAVE NY Initiative. “New York continues to make nation-leading investments in the... more

Sheriff: Deadly snowmobile crash under investigation in Cayuga County

Auto Draft
Sheriff Brian Schenck says his office is investigating a fatal snowmobile accident that happened around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Fairhaven. He says investigation shows that 54-year-old Rodney Turner, of Red Creek was operating a snowmobile on a frozen section of Little Sodus Bay when the ice gave way and his vehicle entered the water. People on shore became concerned... more

Bids will be accepted for added month as Emerson Park Pavilion RFP debate moves forward

Bids will be accepted for added month as Emerson Park Pavilion RFP debate moves forward
Venders are getting an extra month to submit a bid for a future contract on the Emerson Park Pavilion in Cayuga County. The deadline has been pushed to February 28th at 2 p.m. An issue with the RFP process, which made some businesses feel uncomfortable with the outcome – as only one bidder, the current one, remained standing afterward. The... more

Tessy Plastics recognized globally for climate disclosure in 2019

Tessy Plastics recognized globally for climate disclosure in 2019
Tessy Plastics has been recognized for its climate action achieving a place on global environmental impact nonprofit CDP’s prestigious ‘A List’ for climate change, based on the company’s climate disclosure in 2019. Tessy was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low- carbon economy, based on the data submitted by the company through CDP’s... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)
It is a very rare occurrence for the Finger Lakes’ two biggest bodies of water, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, to completely freeze over in the winter. It has, in fact, only happened a handful of times. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will tell you when it happened and what that meant for local residents throughout history. . more

Judge Doran re-appointed to head of courts in 7th Judicial District

Judge Doran re-appointed to head of courts in 7th Judicial District
Judge Craig Doran was named the administrative judge for the 7th Judicial District. Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, with the approval of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore made the announcement in consultation with Presiding Justices Gerald J. Whalen of the Appellate Division. As Administrative Judge, Judge Doran supervises the operations of the courts in the eight counties of the 7JD... more

Skaneateles moves closer to seeing new 88-room hotel project approved

Skaneateles moves closer to seeing new 88-room hotel project approved
It was a packed house on Tuesday as the Skaneateles Planning Board met to talk about a proposed hotel. Neighbors learned more about the Woodbine Hospitality Group’s proposed project, which would bring an ew 88-room hotel to the village. The hotel would be located along Old Seneca Turnpike, near the Hill-Rom. That’s the former Welch Allyn site. CNYCentral reports that... more

Committee kills resolution that would have added ADA position in Cayuga County

Committee kills resolution that would have added ADA position in Cayuga County
In spite of the concerns outlined by District Attorney Jon Budelmann in Cayuga County – the Legislature Ways & Means committee defeated an added Assistant District Attorney position at a meeting this week. It will allow the creation of one secretarial position, though. The Citizen reports that the same resolution, which made it through the Judicial and Public Safety committee... more

Auburn school district ends discussion around utility tax for property owners

Auburn school district ends discussion around utility tax for property owners
The Auburn Enlarged City School District isn’t going to go forward with a utility tax proposal, which drew heavy criticism after its initial discussion. “The district would like to thank the community for all of the feedback,” Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said in a press release. “After many phone calls, emails, and face to face discussions, we have received enough feedback... more

Cayuga County man pleads guilty to violating protective order, to spend 1-3 years in prison

Cayuga County man pleads guilty to
An Auburn man is expected to spend between one and three years in prison after violating an order of protection, and admitting to doing so in Cayuga County Court. Lee Potter, 30, pleaded guilty on Tuesday two one count of first-degree criminal contempt, with a prior offense. Potter elected to move forward in the plea bargaining process with the judge,... more

Lawmakers, NYSUT respond critically to Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal

Auto Draft
When the dust settled on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 spending plan, which lawmakers will now debate furiously before the budget is passed in April – some local lawmakers voiced concerns with the proposals inside it. Senator Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats) warned that Cuomo’s proposed state budget charts a course for the future of New York that could leave state and... more
1 2 3 331