FLX WEEKLY: Flood aftermath and a dry weekend ahead (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi for your mid-week Finger Lakes round-up. We’ll recap the aftermath of Tuesday’s historic flooding in southern Seneca County and Schuyler County, look at the upcoming weather forecast and weekend events, and share some great local photos from the past week in the region. . more

Major flooding shuts down roads in Schuyler County (full coverage)

A state of emergency has been declared in Schuyler County due to flooding from extreme rainfall overnight into this morning. The following roads are closed and impassable due to damage: Shumway Road from State Route 414 to Satterly Hill Road; Dugue Road between Round School House & Fausold Rds; Covert Road from Satterly Hill to State Route 414; Robertson Road... more

So far no harmful algal blooms in Seneca Lake

So far, so good regarding harmful algal blooms in Seneca Lake this summer. The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association announced Thursday that no confirmed algal blooms — or HABs — were identified during the second week of its shoreline monitoring program Aug. 4 to 6. SLPWA volunteer monitors patrolled 55 miles of shoreline, covering 74 of 75 zones, and found... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Where is summer going? With just three weekends left in the month of August join Jessica Lahr and company to make plans to get out and enjoy everything the Finger Lakes has to offer. We’ll fill you in on the local weather outlook, event options, sports line-up and more during this week’s edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com. . more

Schuyler Co. may have been underpaid by federal government for PILOTs

The U.S. Department of Interior may have underpaid Schuyler County for payments in lieu of property taxes on federal lands within the county. In response, the County Legislature’s Legislative Resolution Review Committee moved Wednesday (August 8) to authorize Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman to file papers joining a federal class action lawsuit initiated by Kane County, Utah. According to Getman,... more

Keuka Lake wineries win top awards

It’s a good year for Keuka Lake wineries. Keuka Spring Vineyards of Penn Yan can now boast three Governor’s Cups after the winery’s 2017 Gewürztraminer captured the top prize and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery was again presented with the Winery of the Year award in the 2018 New York Wine Classic Aug. 8. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winners... more

Humidity begins significant drop in FLX

Weather conditions across the Finger Lakes will be much nicer over the next few days thanks to an area of high pressure from Canada. Before this high arrives though, the low pressure system that brought yesterday’s rain and thunder is still our primary influencer today. This low is now situated well north into Canada with its cold front extending south... more

NWS issues warnings as strong storms move through FLX

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Ontario County as a storm slowly move through, dumping torrential rain with it. It comes with the larger threat of strong or severe thunderstorms, which will persist through the evening hours. The National Weather Service noted that a strong thunderstorm was producing very heavy rainfall, with over an inch of... more

Police: Watkins Glen man arrested after domestic incident

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 52-year-old Watkins Glen resident following a domestic incident. Investigation resulted int he arrest of Keith J. Peppard, who was arrested and charged on Monday. He was charged with criminal mischief, and arraigned in Watkins Glen Village Court. He will appear in Watkins Glen Village Court at a later date. more

Humidity returns as heat advisories remain active

The National Weather Service says the new work week is going to start off hot and steamy. As result, a Heat Advisory has been issued until 9 pm on Saturday for most of the region. Those counties in the advisory include, Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne, Seneca, Ontario, Yates, and Monroe. Temperatures will climb into the 90s, with heat indexes approaching the... more

Chase Elliott wins first career race at Watkins Glen

After eight career runner-up finishes, Chase Elliott is finally a winner in the NASCAR Cup Series. The 22-year-old took home his first checkered flag in his 99th start at Watkins Glen International on Sunday. Elliott and Kyle Busch had the strongest cars on the track, however Busch encountered a fuel issue early in the Final Stage, setting up a one-one-one... more

POLICE BLOTTER: Watkins Glen PD make harassment, DWI arrests

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports a series of misdemeanor arrests in the Village. – Marc A. Ciccone, 28, of Watkins Glen was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment on August 2nd. He was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date. – Penny L. Luongo, 58, of Watkins Glen was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment on... more

Beautiful summer weekend in the FLX (forecast)

Sunshine will return to the Finger Lakes for the next few days as high pressure builds in. Skies are already sunny Saturday morning across the region. The sunshine will continue, though fair weather clouds will start to bubble up later on this morning. This afternoon, a couple of widely isolated showers may pop up as the clouds grow. Almost all... more

FLX WEEKLY: First weekend of August in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi to get ready for the first weekend of August here in the Finger Lakes. Get the weekend weather outlook, event and sports line-up and check out some great local photos from the past week on a special Thursday morning edition of the show. . more

Watkins Glen NASCAR Notebook: A new view of the track for Dale Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take on a new challenge above Watkins Glen International as part of NBC Sports’ television coverage of NASCAR weekend at the road course. Earnhardt, in his first year with NBC Sports, will call the Zippo 200 at The Glen (Xfinity Series) on Aug. 4 and the Go Bowling at The Glen (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series)... more

67-year-old charged with felony DWI in Watkins Glen

A 67-year-old was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, and other felony charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday. Police say David S. Coldiron, 67, of Valois was charged with no plate lamps, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle, Operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, Felony... more

Camping the Finger Lakes Region

Call me Katydid and my daughter Tulip because we are just freshly back from Girl Scout Camp. I love to camp and Sandra (aka Tulip) had a great time too. The Finger Lakes Region offers tons of camping options- from RVing to tent camping to “glamping” – so one need not be a Scout to enjoy nature. And since it... more
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