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FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)
The annual It’s A Wonderful Life weekend festival and 5k race return to Seneca Falls this weekend. Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk all about it and give you some important details, take a look at the weather outlook, and share some other events going on in the region if you can’t make it... more

Buy local when choosing a tree

Buy local when choosing a tree
As families continue their search for the perfect Christmas tree, three Cornell University experts who work closely with New York Christmas tree producers offer advice for picking and preserving holiday trees. Brian Eshenaur a plant pathologist, specializing in plant diagnostics, is a senior extension associate with the New York State Integrated Pest Management program. He suggests – sight, touch and... more

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019
Tuition to the state’s public colleges next year could increase once again next, driving up the cost of a four-year public college education in New York. “It’s going to be a tight fiscal year. The state is looking at a deficit. Will the state increase financial aid? It’s going to be a big issue,” said Blair Horner, NYPIRG legislative director.... more

After defrauding 20 people out of $140K, Beaver Dams man will spend 3 years behind bars

Schuyler County man bilked prospective renters out of $140K to spend 3 years behind bars
A Beaver Dams resident will spend three years in prison after being sentenced in a rental scam case. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Henry Dean III, of Beaver Dams in Schuyler County, was sentenced Tuesday for his conviction on wire fraud charges. Prosecutors accused Dean of defrauding about 20 people out of nearly $140,000 between 2014 and 2016 by offering vacation... more

Concerns raised over water level of Seneca Lake

Concerns raised over water level of Seneca Lake
What a difference an inch makes when it come to the water level of Seneca Lake. For owners of big boats like Bill Mulvey of Geneva, that inch determines whether his boat and other large vessels can get under the bridges that span the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. Mulvey said if high water means pleasure boaters on Seneca Lake can’t fit under... more

O’Mara will move to reintroduce legislation targeting meth distribution

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Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today said that in addition to his ongoing work as a member of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, he will also reintroduce legislation targeting the resurgence of methamphetamine-related crimes locally and statewide for consideration during the 2019 legislative session, which begins in early January. O’Mara pointed to a string of meth... more

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping
Lines stretched out the door are not uncommon this time of year for postal workers as increased gifts and packages are a familiar scene during the holiday rush. Billions of deliveries are expected to be made by mail carriers this holiday season. “People are doing more shopping online than ever before,” said USPS mail carrier David Boal. Beginning next Sunday,... more

Officials warn of ‘deed scam’ in Schuyler County

Officials warn of ‘deed scam’ in Schuyler County
Schuyler County Clerk Theresa Philbin and County Attorney Steven Getman are warning homeowners to be aware of a property deed “scam” that may be taking place in Schuyler County. “Reports have surfaced recently of a company soliciting homeowners in the area who recently have completed real estate transactions, asking them to pay $89.00 for records which contain public information about... more

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing CAFO regulation, HABs, and politics of Greenidge (podcast)

LIVE AT 9:15 AM: Peter Mantius discusses latest environmental news on The Debrief (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Peter Mantius, founder of The Water Front, whose reporting is featured on FingerLakes1.com, joins Josh Durso to discuss a number of important, pressing political and environmental issues that have been grabbing headlines in the last several weeks. Watch the entire program below, or listen to the audio only version in the media player at the bottom... more

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk about decorating for Christmas. From the outside lights, to trimming the tree and decking the halls, we talk about our own traditions and favorites as the 2018 holiday season is underway. Then, a look at the weekend ahead as the Finger Lakes ushers in the month of December.... more

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)
On Friday’s edition of The Debrief Josh Durso was joined by Ted Baker, host of Finger Lakes Morning News on WGVA and WAUB – where the duo discussed a number of recent headlines from around the Finger Lakes. The topics up for discussion included: – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fiery op-ed aimed at critics of the Amazon deal in New York... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Troubling trend exposed when it comes to financial literacy (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Financial literacy missing piece to long-term succes
Earlier this year, WalletHub released survey results, which painted a grim picture about financial literacy across the U.S. Stunningly, the U.S. ended 2017 with $92.2 billion in new credit card debt – the highest increase since 2007 – before the ‘Great Recession’. How much have we learned in the last 10 years; and what are we doing today to prevent... more

TURKEY TWEETS: Thanksgiving Day across the FLX in Tweets

TURKEY TWEETS: Thanksgiving Day across the FLX in Tweets
In what was the coldest Thanksgiving Day on record (this morning’s low of 9 degrees at Syracuse’s Hancock Airport breaks the all-time record for low temperature on November 22nd), Finger Lakes area residents went about their holiday business. There was feasting, football, friends and family. Below are some of our favorite posts on social media from Thanksgiving Day 2018 in... more

READY, SET, SHOP: Black Friday shoppers take to local stores

READY, SET, SHOP: Previewing official start of holiday shopping season
The time has come again, as it does every year, to make your holiday shopping list and check it twice. Hopefully, as you are checking off the family and friends’ wish lists, you’ve made some of your purchases at our fine Cayuga County retailers. Many of our large retail businesses will have amazing one-day-only Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals,... more

Wegmans and liquor stores fined $1.1 million by State Liquor Authority

Wegmans and liquor stores fined $1.1 million by State Liquor Authority
Gates-based supermarket chain Wegmans and five affiliated liquor stores were fined Wednesday by the New York State Liquor Authority. The SLA said Wegmans was fined for “availing their license to five affiliated liquor stores.” It accused the supermarket chain of “effectively” managing “five liquor stores without a proper license.” The liquor authority said that the stores were Whitehouse Wine and... more

TURKEY TALK: Thanksgiving prep, community dinners, and recipe inspiration! (videos & more)

TURKEY TALK: Getting ready for Thanksgiving in the Finger Lakes
It’s easy to get overwhelmed heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. While we all try to focus on the time spent with friends and family – getting everything organized and ‘ready’ can make the holiday stressful. For hosts there’s the cooking, cleaning, and decorating you needed. However, experts point out that a good plan of action can save those individuals... more

Skiing in the Finger Lakes: 9 amazing resorts and trails for downhill, XC, more

Skiing in the Finger Lakes: 9 amazing resorts and trails for downhill, XC, more
The hills, valleys and forests of New York’s Finger Lakes region make for some phenomenal downhill and cross-country skiing during the winter months. From hidden gems in the woods to glistening white slopes, skiers of all kinds can find winter thrills in this region. Venues in Wayne, Chemung, Tompkins, and Ontario counties are included on the list. Here are nine... more
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