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Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs
Woodstock 50 could be relocating to the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, according to a report from WKTV. The casino is one of five or six venues under consideration for the festival’s relocation, confirmed by Vernon Town Supervisor Randy Watson and Vernon Downs officials. The festival, still scheduled for August 16 through August 18, is only two months away. The location... more

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector
The co-owner of a Schuyler County winery filed a $14 million federal civil-rights lawsuit against a deputy with the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Hector. John Zuccarino, owner of Silver Springs Winery in Burdett, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in response to an alleged incident from September 2018 and its aftermath. On Sept. 25, Joshua Mikkelsen, a Town of... more

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment
Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the venue dropped them over a missed payment of $150,000 to the racetrack. That’s written in an email to Woodstock... more

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)
Jessica Lahr returns as Courtney Kasper, the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center Visitor Experience Manager. joins the show in-studio to help preview Father’s Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes. . more

Watkins Glen International pulls Woodstock 50 site license

As Woodstock 50 gets closer, serious questions remain
Unless the organizers behind Woodstock 50 can come up with a new venue, which will host the variety of A-list acts intended to perform August 16-18 – the show will not go on. In a statement on Monday, Watkins Glen International said it had terminated the site license for the event. No additional insights were provided by Watkins Glen International... more

Finger Lakes Health exploring partnership options

Finger Lakes Health exploring partnership
Finger Lakes Health is exploring its options. The integrated healthcare delivery system plans to contact and vet select healthcare organizations to identify potential partners willing and able to further their mission to improve health and promote well-being in the communities Finger Lakes Health serves. “The board and system leadership determined that the timing is right to explore options regarding a... more

FLX WEEKLY: Warm weather & plenty to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Warm weather & plenty to do this weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Christine Natale of Marshall Exteriors in Newark joins us in-studio to preview your early June weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. Warmer weather is on the horizon and there are plenty of things happening across the region as it will feel like summer for the first time in the FLX! . more

Suicide prevention: Lives lost, lives saved

Suicide prevention: Lives lost, lives saved
Emily Marshall noticed a change in her son. Chase Marshall, 14, a freshman at Victor High School, was an honors student and stand-out hockey player, an affectionate son and a friend who could make you laugh. “Things that used to make him happy weren’t making him happy anymore,” Emily said. A few months ago, his parents, Emily and Jeremy, became... more

FLX WEEKLY: June Arrives in the Finger Lakes & Katherine Chase in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: June Arrives in the Finger Lakes & Kathrine Chase in-studio (podcast)
Katherine Chase, Executive Director of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail joins Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso & Jim Sinicropi to look ahead to the first weekend of June in the Finger Lakes including the Sips & Succulents event on the wine trail. Our favorite local photos from the past week, a look at the weekend weather outlook and more on Wednesday’s... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Keeler on the future of media in Finger Lakes (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Keeler on the future of media in Finger Lakes
What does the future of media – in all forms – look like in the years to come? To answer that question, we sit down with one of the individuals who is educating and developing the next-generation of talent. Steve Keeler, Director of the Media and Telecommunications Programs at Cayuga Community College, was in-studio talking about it. Keeler also serves... more

Woodstock 50 files appeal to force return of $18M from Dentsu

Michael Lang hires Trump attorney after computers hacked; future of Woodstock 50 remains unclear
After declaring victory last week in a New York hearing, Woodstock 50 is now appealing part of the ruling and trying to force the festival’s former financer Dentsu to return $18 million it withdrew from the event’s banking account. On May 15, Justice Barry Ostrager ruled Dentsu did not have the right to cancel Woodstock 50, but also decided he would not force Dentsu to return the remainder of the $49... more

FLX WEEKLY: Holiday Weekend Preview & Flooding on Lake Ontario (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Holiday Weekend Preview & Flooding on Lake Ontario (podcast)
The unofficial start to summer arrives this weekend with Memorial Day in the Finger Lakes. We’ll fill you in on the weather outlook, all the events in Waterloo and we’ll take a look at some photos of the devastating flooding on Lake Ontario. . more

Panel to explore ‘Future of Wine in the Finger Lakes’

Panel to explore ‘Future of Wine in the Finger Lakes’
Six panelists will discuss how weather and climate affect the Finger lakes wine industry Thursday. The event, hosted by the Nature Conservancy, will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Road, Geneva. Finger Lakes Times: Read More more

Child dies after ATV crash in Montour Falls

Child dies after ATV crash in Montour Falls
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office says an 8-year-old boy died Sunday following an ATV crash. They say the accident happened during a New York Off-Road Association Event in Montour Falls. During a race, the 8-year-old struck a tree, causing him to be ejected from the ATV. The child was pronounced dead at Schuyler Hospital. This story will be updated as... more

WATCH: Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance 100 year commemorative video

WATCH: Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance 100 year commemorative video
On April 25, 1919, the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance founders came together in Auburn, New York to organize a cooperative to promote tourism in the region. 100 years later the tourism industry in the region has grown beyond their wildest expectations. Below is an outstanding video the FLTA produced to commemorate their 100 year anniversary. more

INSIDE THE FLX: Outreach to rural veterans, and moral injury (Part 2)

INSIDE THE FLX: Outreach to rural veterans, and moral injury (Part 2)
Moral injury is defined as damage done to a person’s conscience or moral compass when that individual perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress one’s own moral beliefs, values, or ethical codes of conduct. It’s complicated. Dr. Marek Kopacz, of the VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention is one of the researchers working to understand moral injury... more

THE DEBRIEF: Affordable Housing, Resisting Vaccines, Incinerator Bill, and MORE! (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Rent control measures, resistance to vaccines, and low speed access (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast – Josh Durso and Ted Baker break down the latest headlines from around the region. The two discuss rent control advocacy across the state, a vacant Geneva City Council seat, access to high speed broadband (and the implications), as well as a veto power proposal that would give new power to voters. Watch below... more

Kolb says costs to farms in labor bill ‘staggering’

KOLB: Costs to farms in Farmworkers Labor bill ‘staggering’
Republicans in New York are pushing back against a bill, which they say would have a huge impact on local farms. Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River), the Conference’s ranking member on the Committee on Agriculture, were among a number of signatories who penned a letter to the Assembly Majority leadership calling for... more
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