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Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank applies for $500K from state

The Board of Directors of the Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank voted Tuesday to apply for $500,000 from the state to acquire and rehabilitate blighted Seneca County properties for resale. A decision on the application should be made within a month, according to Land Bank President and Executive Officer Peter Brown. FL Times: Read More more

Auburn firefighters help MDA with first hockey tournament

After traveling to play hockey for charity in the past, Auburn firefighters decided it was time to bring the fun back home to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Auburn Firefighters MDA Holiday Hockey Tournament started Saturday and continues Sunday at the Casey Park ice rink in Auburn. The Citizen: Read More more

Hundreds celebrate Auburn’s 30th annual Holiday Parade downtown

Despite a light mist that settled over downtown Auburn Saturday, Christmas spirit soared as hundreds of people came from across Cayuga County to celebrate the 2016 Holiday Parade. For the 30th year, families and friends lined up along Genesee Street to take part in the parade, which featured more than 50 participants, including dozens of festive floats. The Citizen: Read... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: FL1 Sports presents a quadruple-header of HS basketball at NYCC Tip-Off Classic

FingerLakes1.com kicks off our 2016-17 Wayne-Finger Lakes High School Basketball coverage with a quadruple header from the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls on Saturday for the 3rd Annual NYCC Tip-Off Classic. Brendan Harrington and Tane Robinson will have the call for the first two games as #6 Lyons battles Southern Cayuga (Noon) followed by North-Rose Wolcott taking on... more

Small Business Saturday draws shoppers to downtown Auburn

When local artist Candy Lucas arrived at Finger Lakes Art Saturday morning, she was surprised by the steady stream of people coming in to shop. The small store on Genesee Street in downtown Auburn opened its doors early Nov. 26 to celebrate Small Business Saturday, a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday to support all sectors of shopping. The... more

Powerball winning numbers for Saturday’s $420.9 million jackpot

The winning numbers have been drawn for Saturday's Powerball drawing, and its giant jackpot could mean 'tis the season to be really jolly for a lucky someone. Here are the latest winning numbers: 17-19-21-37-44, Powerball: 16, PowerPlay: 2X The estimated jackpot is $420.9 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be more than $243 million. Syracuse.com: Read More more

W-FL Hoops: Red Creek, Red Jacket & Marion drop openers

A handful of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school boys and girls basketball teams were in action on Friday at both geographic ends of Section V. Warsaw and Red Creek are hosting their annual holiday tournaments and Friday’s results are below… Red Jacket 54, Warsaw 56 Warsaw’s Ethan Grawe made 2 free throws with :03 left on the clock to hand Red... more

Powerball jackpot reaches $403M for Saturday’s drawing

The Powerball jackpot swelled again Wednesday night, this time to $403 million, the 13th largest in the history of North American multistate grand prize lottery games. With no one matching the five numbers — 7, 32, 41, 47, 61 and the Powerball of 3 — Saturday’s jackpot increased from $359 million, according to the New York Lottery. The estimated cash... more

Charles Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles celebrates 23rd year

The 23rd annual Charles Dickens Christmas jump-started the Christmas season Friday with the World’s Smallest Parade, consisting of a couple police cars, a firetruck, a horse-drawn carriage and Victorian-era revelers on foot Friday in downtown Skaneateles. The Finger Lakes holiday favorite runs Saturday and Sunday from now until Dec. 18 noon-4pm and a finale on Christmas Eve. Read more from NYUp.com more

Around the Lake: Transitioning to winter sports in the IAC

Before the temperatures plummeted and the first snow set in on the trees Saturday, it felt more like early season football weather than basketball. It would have been nice to have that weather when we were all bundled in winter jackets and scarfs during the final few weeks of local football action when the thermostat hovered near the freezing line.... more

Dreary weekend ahead in the FLX

The weekend is going to start out foggy in the Finger Lakes on Friday. By the end of the weekend, though, the region will again be contending with lake effect snow showers. It won’t be a steady or even heavy snowfall like the region saw last weekend, but it will be enough to remind us that winter is here to... more

Auburn police, schools join forces to deliver more than 100 Thanksgiving meals

Nearly 20 years ago, Chris Major had an idea. A police officer in the city of Auburn, Major had seen the negative effects of poverty on young people throughout the community. And, in 1998, he decided to do something about it, planning a simple party for local families. The Citizen: Read More more

Court dismisses main arguments by Auburn neighbors against new cell tower

Allegations that the Auburn Planning Board was superficial in its review of plans to build a 150-foot-tall cell tower near a city neighborhood were dismissed in court Wednesday. Cayuga County Court Judge Mark Fandrich mostly dismissed the arguments made in a lawsuit challenging the proposed Verizon telecommunications tower, which would be sited on a property owned by the Auburn Industrial... more

Good news and bad about Zika in New York

New York leads the nation in diagnosed cases of Zika virus disease, surpassing even Florida, the only state where Zika is being transmitted by local mosquitoes. Federal officials say 905 cases of Zika infection had been diagnosed in New York state as of Nov. 16. In Florida, 708 Zika cases had been found, according to the most recent data from... more

Powerball numbers: Did you win Wednesday’s $374.1 million jackpot?

The latest Powerball winning numbers are in, and it's time for lottery players to find out if they struck it rich. With a jackpot now at more than $370 million, someone who plunked down $2 this week for a Powerball ticket could be very rich indeed. Here are Wednesday's winning numbers: 07-32-41-47-61, Powerball: 03, PowerPlay: 2X Syracuse.com: Read More more

Victim in fatal Thruway crash near Exit 41 ID’d; others hospitalized at Strong

One identity has been released in the fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer and car on the Thruway that happened around 8:30 pm on Monday. State Police report that a 2006 Toyota Corolla spun out of control causing a 2012 Peterbilt tractor-trailer to strike it on the driver’s side. The passenger in the back seat was identified as Valentin Ramirez, 31,... more

Cayuga County 2017 tentative budget passes Legislature, includes increased tax cap

Cayuga County legislators passed a tentative budget for 2017 during Tuesday night’s full meeting. The budget differs from the preliminary budget proposed in October by County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair through an increase in the tax levy and a decrease on the fund balance draw. The Citizen: Read More more

BLACK FRIDAY HOURS: Complete guide to holiday shopping in the FLX

Are you planning on doing any Black Friday shopping this year? If so, we’ve got you covered with hours of stores from around the region Click here to see the latest Black Friday ads, which will be appearing in newspapers across the region on Thanksgiving Day. A complete guide and list to every store opening across the country can be found... more
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