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Invasive species choke Cayuga County water bodies more than expected this summer

Leave the weed cutting on lakes to the professionals, was one common theme at Thursday morning’s Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency meeting. Invasive species have proved to be particularly difficult to manage this year, and in areas such as Cayuga Lake and Skaneateles Lake, agencies have found property owners with good intentions trying to help, but potentially making things... more

Drought situation remains ‘extreme’ in the FLX heading into Labor Day Weekend

While portions of the Finger Lakes region has seen improvements in the overall drought situation, with some beneficial rainfall in the last two weeks – the overall drought concern hasn’t subsided. According to the Drought Monitor, the region remains in ‘Extreme Drought’ and earlier this week – the U.S. Department of Agriculture even classified the drought as a natural disaster,... more

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival announces 2017 line-up

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Inc. announced their 2017 lineup Saturday, August 27 at their annual Festival Fundraiser. “Each year, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival strives to create a season that offers something for everyone. This year, we are experiencing one of our best seasons to date,” said the Festival’s producing artistic director, Brett Smock.... more

Special Labor Day Weekend edition of FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr

Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso preview your Labor Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes and recap the top news stories, local features, and local photos of the week on FingerLakes1.com as the unofficial end of summer is upon us here in the FLX. more

Students entering 7th or 12th grade now required to get meningitis vaccine

Beginning Sept. 1, all public and private school students statewide, entering 7th or 12th grades, must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease (types A, C, W and Y) in order to attend school. Meningococcal disease is a rare but dangerous disease that strikes without warning, according to the state Department of Health. It can cause meningitis (an infection of the lining... more

Heavy traffic expected for holiday weekend, Finger Lakes region is top destination

Many western and central New York families will travel this holiday weekend, increasing traffic across the state, AAA said Wednesday. According to AAA analysis, compared to an average Monday, there will be a 10-percent increase in New York Thruway traffic on Labor Day. Heavy traffic is expected due to low gas prices — the lowest since 2004 — and record-breaking... more

New law links DWI and BWI offenses in New York

Boaters who enjoy an adult beverage while operating a vessel on New York State waters will face more serious consequences if they are found to be boating while intoxicated after Nov. 1. An incident that happened over the weekend on Keuka Lake illustrates how a new law might make a difference. A Brooklyn man who was driving a boat that... more

LETTER: Sodus Town Supervisor endorses Manktelow for NYS Senate

I am currently serving my eleventh year as Supervisor for the Town of Sodus. During that time, I have seen several other Supervisors come and go… each having come to the position with their own goals, morals, management styles and skillsets. As Supervisors, we are placed on the “front lines” of local government and have to deal with hundreds of... more

Some OC Republicans back Manktelow

While Pam Helming, the local GOP-endorsed candidate for the 54th state Senate race, recently touted support from a number of Ontario County Republican supervisors and committee members, a Wayne County candidate has received the backing of other county… Read more from the Canandaigua Messenger more

Dryden soccer teams sweep Southern Cayuga

The Dryden Purple Lions soccer teams defeated Southern Cayuga in games Wednesday night. The boys team won 6-2 on the road. Despite what coach Laszlo Engel called a sluggish start, the Lions scored three in the first half and three in the second. Read More at Ithaca.com more

Feds call summer drought a ‘natural disaster’ for farmers in FLX

Record-breaking drought has prompted the United States Department of Agriculture to designate 15 counties in New York ‘natural disaster areas’. The department says that the natural disaster classification was prompted due to ‘losses caused by a recent drought’. The 15 counties included in the classification include, Cayuga, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wyoming... more

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York names new head

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York has named Andrianna Natsoulas as its new executive director. She took the helm of the statewide organization in August. Founded in 1983, NOFA-NY is a member-based, non-profit educational organization of farmers, gardeners, businesses and consumers committed to promoting sustainable and fair local, organic food and farming. Read more from the Canandaigua Messenger more
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