Look back at the Blizzard of ’93 through local TV coverage

The 1993 Storm of the Century, also known as the Great Blizzard of 1993, was a large cyclonic storm that formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993. The storm eventually dissipated in the North Atlantic Ocean on March 15, 1993. It was unique for its intensity, massive size, and wide-reaching effects. At its height, the storm stretched... more

Police Blotter: Arrests made in Auburn over the weekend

The Auburn Police Department reported a series of arrests over the last several days. The following arrests were released by the City of Auburn: Shawn W. Ward, 34, of Auburn was arrested on November 11th after an arrest warrant was issued for identity theft in the first degree, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, forgery in... more

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency: Auburn girl exemplifies giving spirit

“For it is in giving that we receive.” — St. Francis of Assisi With the holiday season upon us, we tend to see a flurry of activity from those wanting to help. This year is no different. I find inspiration in people like Aaralynn Sobus, an amazing 6-year-old girl who recently donated all her birthday presents after watching her mom,... more

Weedsport service honors U.S. veterans, service dogs

To show respect and and a devotion to supporting American servicemen and women, the First Presbyterian Church of Weedsport held a special Veterans Day weekend service with several local military in attendance Sunday morning. The honors began with a children's sermon with deacon of the day Cyndy Rooker speaking to the children about bullying and persecution and followed with the... more

Cayuga County man accused of having sexual contact with minor; already registered sex offender

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that an arrest has been made following an investigation into sexual abuse of a child under the age of 15-years-old. Gould reports that detectives receently received a report of an adult male having sexual contact with a child under the age of 15-years-old. It was determined through an investigation into the incident that the... more

Dollar General eyeing new Cayuga County location, possibly Port Byron

Dollar General appears to be coming to Port Byron, but the national chain of variety stores has yet to confirm the new location. In a statement emailed Thursday, Dollar General Communications Coordinator Nolan Miles said the chain is “currently in the due diligence phase” for a new location at 72-74 Utica St. in the village. “We’re interested in adding a... more

LITFL Magazine: The Whitetail Deer Rut

It’s that time of year again. Whitetail deer are on the move as the annual rut, or mating season, starts to heat up. Sometime around early November, love begins to fill the air as females, or does, come into heat and buck testosterone levels rise. Does have already dispersed this year’s buck fawns in order to mate again, and eager... more

Finger Lakes Wines and Grapes: Hoping for a gentle winter

The 2016 harvest is done in the Finger Lakes. We finished at CJS Vineyards early in October, and some vineyards along the big lakes of Seneca and Cayuga hung the red grapes until late October. Looking back, we can say 2016 was one wild ride! A warm winter, then the “Valentine’s Day massacre” of minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and then... more

Weedsport’s three malt houses, and what they did

A while ago, I wrote in this column that a group that I belong to (we call ourselves the Auburn History Club) was trying to locate and restore New York state’s historic road signs in the county. Libby Sperduti of Weedsport has kindly volunteered to restore the signage in the town of Brutus. Before the weather turned, she had completely... more

Will recommended regional welcome center site affect downtown Auburn parking?

The news that the parking lot along Lincoln Street in Auburn could become the city's new regional welcome center brought mixed reactions from residents and area businesses that utilize the space. Parking is a sometimes tricky situation in that part of Auburn. The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more

Auburn man gets 15 years in federal prison for having child porn

U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said in a statement that Michael J. Mahannah, 33, of Auburn, was ordered to serve 15 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said in a statement that Michael J. Mahannah, 33, of Auburn, was ordered to serve 15 years in prison and spend 10 years on supervised release. He will also be required to... more

Owasco Lake’s blue-green algae visible from space; satellite helps with monitoring efforts

Cold weather has brought some relief as water tests for the city of Auburn and town of Owasco continue to return with no detectable levels of blue-green algae toxins. The public water supply, which serves approximately 45,000 Cayuga County residents, has not shown levels of microcystin, the toxin that can be produced by harmful algal blooms, since Oct. 10. The... more

Auburn mayor recommends downtown location for state’s regional welcome center

Questions lingered when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last month that Auburn would be the site of a welcome center showcasing the central New York region. City officials said the project would be developed in the downtown area, but no specific location had been identified. It was also unclear how the project would affect a separate endeavor that was being explored... more

HELMING WINS: A look at the candidate behind the victory

On Tuesday, Canandaigua Supervisor Pam Helming became the next New York State Senator representing the 54th District. Succeeding longtime New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio, who was overwhelmingly supported for more than three decades — representing the Finger Lakes, and even becoming known as the ‘State Senator of the Finger Lakes’ — will be a daunting task. Helming defeated her... more

Quiet weekend weather expected in the FLX

Stepping out your door early this morning, you may get the impression it will be another decently mild day in the Finger Lakes. You will not want to leave your coat at home though, as it will be quite chilly by the afternoon. A cold front is moving through the region this morning. There are only a few widely scattered... more

Union Springs’ Grace Van Horn signs letter of intent to pitch at St. Bonavanture

Grace Van Horn completed the final step of her goal with a few strokes of the pen. The Union Springs senior signed a letter of intent to pitch for the St. Bonaventure softball team on Thursday during a ceremony in the Union Springs High School library. Van Horn is believed to be the first Union Springs softball player to sign... more

Auburn police search for suspect in liquor store burglary

The Auburn Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a suspect who burglarized a local liquor store. In a press release Wednesday, police said officers responded to Pepper’s Discount Liquor at 307 Genesee Street after a burglary complaint. Surveillance footage from inside the store shows a male forced entry at around 2:30 am on November 9th to steal... more

FLX Weekly: Local election reaction & an early November Saturday down the Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso and Jessamy Uticone as they round up your week in the Finger Lakes including reaction Tuesday’s local and NYS elections. Also, a trip on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail on Saturday, our top local photos, weekend event options and weather outlook. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more
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