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Arc of Seneca Cayuga announces retirement of Executive Director Smith

The Arc of Seneca Cayuga announced on Thursday that Executive Director Kevin Smith would retire in June 2017. His retirement comes after 36 years with the organization, which was deeply impacted by Smith’s leadership. Arc Board of Directors’ President, Mary Pat Harris, spoke on behalf of the Board, “We hold the deepest gratitude to Kevin for all that he has... more

FLX Weekly: This December Week in the Finger Lakes

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso as they wrap up everything happening in the Finger Lakes this week and get you set for the December weekend ahead with the local event lineup, sports schedule and weather forecast. Also, a 12-week-old puppy in the studio…   more

Auburn pair charged after jumping 72-year-old man in parking garage

Two Auburn men are facing robbery charges after they allegedly attacked an elderly man and stole his wallet. The Auburn Police Department said a robbery that occurred at approximately 3:20 a.m. Monday was reported to agency hours later. A 72-year-old man said he was walking through the city parking garage on Lincoln Street when he was knocked down by two... more

Owasco Lake group collects over 1,000 signatures requesting state aid

More than 1,000 people signed a petition calling on the state to clean up Owasco Lake and upgrade the city of Auburn and town of Owasco's water treatment facilities. The petition, created by a new grassroots organization called Save Owasco Now, specifically calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to implement a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) on Owasco Lake. A TMDL... more

EPA ON FRACKING: Effects on water inconclusive

Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas poses a risk to drinking water in some circumstances, but a lack of information precludes a definitive statement on how severe the risk is, the Environmental Protection Agency says in a new report that raises more questions than answers. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Merry mitts: Auburn group makes gifts with love for area seniors

Sensory mitts have a rather unassuming name, yet they are anything but. A kind of knitted or crocheted muff of all different colors, crafters attach beads, bows, zippers, balls, flowers, buttons and even burlap inside and outside. The different doodads and textures keep people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia preoccupied, giving them something to fiddle with. For Annette Bell, a... more

Flu season arrives earlier than normal; vaccine effective so far, says Excellus

Good and bad news often comes together. The bad news: Excellus announced on Tuesday that the flu season is officially here. The good news: The flu vaccine physicians have been telling patients to get this year is effectively fighting it, according to the health insurance giant. Tracking data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield supported their notion that the flu vaccine was... more

Blizzard Warning issued for Wayne, N. Cayuga; significant snowfall, gusty winds, Arctic cold attack FLX

The National Weather Service has issues several warnings and advisories as intense lake effect snow falls in portions of the Finger Lakes. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for parts of Wayne and Cayuga counties. That warning runs until Friday at 1 am, as wind gusts could reach 60 mph. Sustained winds in these counties will be in the 30... more

69-year-old woman transported to Upstate Hospital after being struck by SUV

The Auburn Citizen reports that a 69-year-old woman was taken to the hospital on Monday after being hit by a vehicle on Memorial City Hall. Reports indicate that the accident happened around 10:15 am where Lincoln Street and South Street meet when an SUV attempting to make a left turn. That SUV struck the woman, who was reportedly in the... more

Travel advisory issued in Cayuga, Wayne; difficult driving conditions this afternoon, evening

Travel advisories have been issued in Wayne and Cayuga counties on Thursday. Sheriff David Gould issued the travel advisory for Cayuga County during the morning rush, when a major band of lake effect snow was pushing southward. Sheriff Barry Virts issued the travel advisory, which took effect at 3 pm. The line of heavy lake effect snow pushing south from... more

Auburn chimney fire displaces seven people after flames get into walls

A chimney fire at an Auburn duplex Tuesday morning has displaced seven people, the Auburn Fire Department said. The fire broke out shortly before 1 a.m. at 110 Van Anden St., starting in the fireplace and extending up the chimney and into the walls. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries when putting out the fire and were transported to Auburn Community... more

State police: Can you ID woman who stole North Face coats from Aurelius store?

New York State Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying four women who stole $796 worth of coats from Dick’s Sporting Goods in Aurelius. Surveillance photos show the women entered the store on Clark Street Road at 5:34 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. Police said they walked down the power aisle and separated before circling back to the outwear... more

Arctic blast coming to FLX: Intense lake snows possible throughout week

Forecasters are calling the weather that is about to unfold from Rochester to Buffalo ‘dangerous’ but they’re also urging caution to those who will be traveling through the Finger Lakes over the next several days. A burst of heavy, extreme snow — which could cause near-blizzard conditions around Rochester — will slightly weaken and move south impacting Wayne, Ontario, Seneca,... more

Businessman who sought Cayuga County deal charged with insurance fraud

The Albany businessman indicted on fraud charges after pitching the idea of manufacturing kosher cheese in Cayuga County was additionally charged Friday with trying to collect life insurance money following his son’s suicide. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday announced the arraignment of Lawrence D. Rosenbaum, 65, and his wife, Thomasine Henderson, 65, both of Albany, on a 10-count... more

Frigid in the Finger Lakes later this week

The biggest weather story of this upcoming work week will be the temperatures. While the recent snowfall that came Sunday and Monday reminded us that December isn’t always 40-something degrees — highs will struggle to reach 20 degrees by Thursday and Friday. Meteorologist Drew Montreuil, of FLX Weather says that “Thursday night is when the bottom really falls out, with... more

Auburn Chamber Orchestra Presents ‘A Christmas Celebration’ on 12/11/16 (full video)

The Auburn Chamber Orchestra celebrates the Christmas season with this performance at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Auburn on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The entire concert is presented in the four videos below. Learn more about the Auburn Chamber Orchestra and see their upcoming performance schedule at AuburnChamberOrchestra.com. more
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