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FLX WEEKLY: Summertime in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Another super summer weekend is on tap for Finger Lakes residents as we move through July. Join Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for a look at your weekend weather, events, and sports line-up along with some great local photos from across the region over the past few days. . more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more

MANTIUS: DEC kills Crestwood’s plan to store LPG next to Seneca Lake

The state’s top environmental regulator on Thursday halted a controversial gas storage project proposed for caverns next to Seneca Lake, ending a fierce eight-year battle between midwestern fossil fuel interests and local residents and businesses. Basil Seggos, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, announced that he has denied a subsidiary of Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners LP a permit... more

STORM WATCH: Heat persists into evening as strong storms develop

As the heat and humidity persists into Monday night, the threat of strong thunderstorms increases ahead of a cold front expected to bring relief to the Finger Lakes region. Strong storms have been reported in Wayne County and the Rochester area just before 5:00 pm. The latest FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center Forecast: Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Fest in the Glen, Peppermint in Lyons & Amazing Summer Photos (podcast)

There is so much going on this time of year in the Finger Lakes. With the weather looking spot on for the weekend, we give you our top picks and discuss the top local news and weekend sports line-up. We also share what may be the best batch of local photos of the year so far with a ton of... more

Mitrano believes she can win in 23rd District

Tracy Mitrano, the winner of the crowded Democratic primary in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, is optimistic that recent enthusiasm among Democratic voter bases across the country — in particular what she’s seen in the 23rd — will help her against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, in November’s general election. “Among Democrats … there is a real recognition that... more

Poop to power is turning waste to want in FLX

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn — home to 200 cows — has installed a state-of-the-art system that separates manure from sand bedding material, providing clean bedding for the cows and creating muck perfect for making electricity and heat. Dairies also use sawdust, wood chips or straw as bedding material, but sand reduces potential bacterial growth while... more

Comfortable mid-week weather in FLX, before heat returns late-week

There’s a cold front passing through the region on Tuesday, but don’t bank on much rain. The Finger Lakes will remain almost completely dry – with only a few passing showers registering on the radar as a cold front passes through. The front will dry things out, and remove the humidity that built into the air on Monday. However, the... more

Schuyler legislature opposes Crestwood LPG plan

The Schuyler County Legislature voted on Monday to rescind its prior support for an attempt to store liquefied propane gas in local salt mines, after reports that one of the caverns may have leaks. The resolution was introduced at Monday’s meeting by legislator Phil Barnes and seconded by legislator Van Harp. It passed unanimously. The resolution was authored by Legislature... more

Road rage incident in Watkins Glen leads to arrest

Members of the Watkins Glen Police Department report the arrest of a New Rochelle man following a road rage incident on July 5th. Enrique R. Mateos, 47, was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and reckless driving after an incident in the Village of Watkins Glen. He was arraigned in Village Court and released to answer the charges at a later... more

Watkins Glen man charged with felony DWI

On Sunday a 27-year-old Watkins Glen resident was arrested on felony DWI charges following a traffic stop. Kristofer L. Larson, 27, was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and felony driving while intoxicated. The charges stem from a traffic stop, which was initiated after the driver failed to stop at... more

$16.2M in projects will transform Watkins Glen

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an unprecedented $16.2 million investment to further enhance Watkins Glen’s transformation into a world-class destination and cultural center – all part of his ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create opportunities for the Southern Tier. The projects announced today include $9.7 million for 14 Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects throughout the village and the... more

Thousands gather to pay respects as New York State Trooper Nicholas Clark is laid to rest

It was a day no one inside the Alfred University arena wanted to live through. However, those closest to slain New York State Police Trooper Nicholas Clark say the goodbye he received Sunday was proof of a life well-lived, despite being cut short. Trooper Clark died nearly a week ago after being shot responding to a call in the Town... more

How to make the most of this summer on the lake

On warm days in the village of Aurora, a young Matt Bianconi would grab a pair of goggles and a snorkel and step outside his family’s lakefront home, climbing into the boat his parents built back when they were dating, and tossing toys into the contraption his engineer father built to tow them. With roots deeply entrenched in the banks... more

FLX FORECAST: Get out and enjoy the mild, dry weather this weekend

Relief is here. A comfortable summer weekend has arrived in the Finger Lakes – with the high heat, and humidity subsiding after the passage of a cold front. Cooler, drier air is taking over the region, and will remain in place throughout the weekend. Rain chances will be non-existent until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, when temperatures will again... more

FIREWORKS IN THE FLX: Where & when you can see fireworks this weekend

With the Fourth of July falling in the dead-center of the work week, a handful of fireworks displays in the Finger Lakes are being held this weekend. Check out our comprehensive list of all the fireworks displays on-tap in the region… Friday, July 6 Groton – This year’s fireworks display will be held at Groton Elementary School on Friday, July... more

Watkins Glen celebrates 4th of July with Food Truck Rodeo

The 4th of July, food trucks, and films. That’s what was going on in Watkins Glen Wednesday night at the weekly Clute Park Market and Food Truck Rodeo. The market and food truck rodeo is held on Wednesdays in July and August and features local farmers, crafts and food trucks for people to come and enjoy. People could choose from... more
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