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Finger Lakes Wine Alliance names new director

Tracey DelloStritto of Dundee is the new executive director of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance. Her hiring was announced Thursday by Wine Alliance Board of Directors chairwoman Erica Paolicelli, a partner at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in Fayette. Read More more

Drought in the Finger Lakes continues; rain does little to ease deficit

Drought in the Finger Lakes continues; rain does little to ease deficit
The drought status map for the Finger Lakes remains unchanged this week. Drought Status The drought in the Finger Lakes persists, with no changes made by the US Drought Monitor in their weekly update. Level 3 (Extreme) Drought continues across most of the Finger Lakes. For the latest local forecast and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com FingerLakes1.com Local Weather... more

Mettler Toledo exiting the region, taking 185 jobs with it

The already shrinking manufacturing sector here in the Finger Lakes just got smaller by 185 jobs. This week it was announced that Mettler Toledo would be building a $30 million dollar facility, bringing 500 new jobs to a location in Pasco County. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the 250,000-square-foot facility will be located near Tampa. Mettler Toledo Safeline has... more

‘Together in times of tragedy’: Local store donates blue lights to Auburn police

Blue bulbs have been lighting up people's porches across Auburn this month and it's all thanks to a local donation to the police department. According to Auburn police chief Shawn Butler, a representative from Lowe's brought 70 blue light bulbs to the department in early August for the officers to put outside their homes. Read more from the Auburn Citizen more

Express Mart Convenience Stores opens location in Moravia

Express Mart Convenience Stores is opening a new 24/7 store in Moravia located directly across from Fillmore Glen State Park. Encompassing 5,000 square feet, the mart includes a Dunkin' Donuts with a drive-thru and a Subway sandwich shop. Express Mart will offer all grades of fuel including non-ethanol, a separate diesel island, kerosene, propane exchange, air machine, vacuums and food... more

Judge says ex-Assembly Speaker Silver can remain free for now

A judge says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free until at least late October while he appeals his conviction and 12-year prison sentence. Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni issued an order Thursday. The 72-year-old Democrat was convicted last year in a $5 million corruption scandal. Read more from WHEC. more

Film inspired by Waterloo cross-country team to screen in Auburn

“Remember the Goal,” a new movie about a girls cross-country team, will open Friday in 76 cities in the southeastern U.S. — and one in Cayuga County. The movie was written, produced, directed and edited by Dave Christiano, of Nashville, a No. 1 runner on Waterloo’s sectional championship cross-country team in 1973. He went on to run at St. John... more

Skies clear for nice start to the weekend in the FLX

Skies clear for nice start to the weekend in the FLX
A weak front has been making its way across the Finger Lakes early Friday morning. A few showers were triggered along the front over the southeastern Finger Lakes. These showers are already departing the region and no further precipitation is expected today. Clouds will likely linger into the later morning hours, but as high pressure builds in from the north,... more

Cayuga County pays former deputy sheriff $100,000 in separation agreement

Cayuga County pays former deputy sheriff $100,000 in separation agreement
Cayuga County has paid $100,000 to a former deputy sheriff, who suffered from injuries on the job, as part of a confidential separation agreement. The contract, signed by Cayuga County Legislature Chairman Keith Batman and Sheriff David Gould in July, follows a Supreme Court case petition filed in May 2014. Read more from the Auburn Citizen more

Bassmaster Kevin VanDam’s comeback win on Cayuga Lake airing on ESPN2

Pro bass angler Kevin VanDam’s comeback win at the Busch Beer Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Cayuga Lake in late June will be televised this weekend on ESPN2. VanDam, from Kalamazoo, Mich., took home a $100,000 winner’s check from the June 23-26 competition. It marked his 22nd career win – the most in B.A.S.S. history. Read more on this story... more

Auburn mother whose toddler was hit by car charged with child endangerment

Auburn mother whose toddler was hit by car charged with child endangerment
An Auburn woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of her children after her 3-year-old son was hit by a car, police said. According to the Auburn Police Department, 32-year-old Leah Dunbar, of Barber Street, was arrested Wednesday after a judge issued a warrant. She was charged with three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child after... more

Auburn man charged in crash that killed baby fights charges

An Auburn man who allegedly caused a crash that killed a 1-month-old boy was back in court Tuesday after turning down a plea deal. In June, 37-year-old Raymond Campagna, Jr., of 112 North St., Apt. 1, pleaded not guilty to 18 charges, including several counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and assault, second-degree manslaughter and criminally-negligent homicide. Read more from the... more

Senate candidate Floyd Rayburn challenges labor allegations in race for 54th District

The race for the 54th Senate District has become a real battle for those looking to represent a crucial district in the Finger Lakes. New York State Senate candidate Floyd Rayburn this week has been fending off attacks on his credibility in the business space, after opponents used a labor violation from over a decade ago to discredit him. While... more

Driver who killed Auburn teen in July crash pleads guilty; likely to spend 7 to 24 years in prison

The Owasco man who was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated driving while intoxicated, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle pleaded guilty to the charges; admitting that he caused the crash that killed Chloe Calhoun, the Auburn graduate who died from injuries sustained in the crash on July 27. Dain Schneider, of Owasco pleaded guilty to those charges... more

One dead on Cayuga Lake after lengthy search for swimmer who went missing

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office reports that the body of the missing swimmer, who disappeared near Myer’s Park in Lansing was discovered by divers at 11:31 pm on Sunday. Deputies say that the original report came in at approximately 3:30 pm on Saturday, as first responders deployed to Myer’s Park in the Town of Lansing. The person was reportedly no... more
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