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Police investigate fatal three-car crash in Schuyler Co.

Police investigate fatal three-car crash in Schuyler Co.
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that they investigated a three-car fatal crash on Thursday, which occurred a little before 1 p.m. The crash occurred on State Route 13 in the Town of Cayuta. Investigation revealed that Annette, M. Osborn, 50, of Campbell was traveling south on Route 13 when she crossed the center line and struck the side of... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
As we move past the half-way point of April it is starting to feel more and more like Spring in the Finger Lakes. Easter Sunday is coming up this weekend and we’ll have your weather outlook and some options for brunch around the region. Also, an update on Sydney’s Instacart side-gig, reaction to Tiger Woods’ big win on Sunday and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget
New York State has adopted a $175.5 billion budget. What does that mean for Upstate New York? Well, it has serious implications – as noted by Unshackle Upstate. Unshackle Upstate advocates on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in Upstate New York who are working to create a better, more-favorable environment for development. Michael Kracker, Director of Unshackle Upstate was... more

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner
The New York Beef Council enticed five culinary schools from across New York State to experience a two-day “Farm to Fork” Beef Tour and Cooking Competition here in the Finger Lakes April 11 and 12. This event was made possible through continued support and funding from the South Dakota Beef Council. Five culinary schools, SUNY Cobleskill, Erie Community College, SUNY... more

Rep. Reed raises $347K in Q1 of 2019

Rep. Reed raises
Congressman Tom Reed’s re-election bid is off to a hot start, according to a press release issued by his campaign. Reed, a Republican from Corning, raised more than $347,000 in the first quarter of 2019. It’s more than 15-times that of his Democratic challengers – Tracy Mitrano and Dr. Scott Noren. Mitrano unsuccessfully ran against Reed in 2018, and quickly... more

Influence of farm-to-table movement in Finger Lakes explored

Influence of farm-to-table movement in Finger Lakes explored
Chefs using locally sourced food to create menu offerings is a growing phenomenon in the Finger Lakes. It’s also the subject of a day-long program at two locations in Geneva. The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the “al fresco” conference that will explore the influence of the farm-to-table movement and agritourism on the local culture and economy. It’s scheduled... more

Great ways to enjoy local waterways in warmer weather

Great ways to enjoy local waterways in warmer weather
Justin Hausner satisfies his kayak habit all year long, although he admits he’s not typical. As co-owner of Fuzzy Guppies Human Powered Watercrafts in Waterloo, he has easy access to kayaks. Nearby Seneca Lake doesn’t freeze over in winter, so he doesn’t mind bundling up for some cold-water fishing aboard a kayak. But with summer right around the corner and... more

Census of Agriculture: Number of farms across region declines again

Census of Agriculture: Number of farms across region declines again
The number of farms in New York dropped again, according to the latest Census of Agriculture released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 2017 census found there are 33,438 farms in New York, down from 35,537 in 2012. The state’s farms occupy 6,866,171 acres, which is lower than the 7,183,576 acres farms had five years ago. David Fisher, president... more

FLX WEEKLY: Instacart, Herons & Thinking Spring (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Instacart, Herons & Thinking Spring (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for another edition of FLX Weekly. We are well into the month of April and the weather can vary from wintry and oppressive to summer-like and pleasant. Which is in store for the region this weekend? Round-up your week in the Finger Lakes and check out some great local photos... more

Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)

Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)
Woodstock 50 is set to take place August 16-18 at Watkins Glen International. While there has been a lot of tense debate over the future of the event from the local community – officials are working to relax concerns about safety and traffic. Creator Michael Lang participated in a radio forum heard on Frankly Speaking Newstalk 1230/1450 AM and 106.9... more

Are lawmakers teeing up a new tax to target golf courses in New York?

Are lawmakers teeing up a new tax to target golf courses in New York?
Senator Pam Helming joined local golfers and small business owners to oppose the Senate Democrats’ new “Golf Tax.” The so-called Golf Tax (S.4420) would allow municipalities to assess courses based upon the properties’ highest and best use rather than their current use. For example, many courses in the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario area have beautiful vistas. Under the plan... more

Debate continues around later start times for middle, high schools

Some CNY schools looking at later start times for schools
The Fayetteville-Manlius School District have been in talks recently to discuss the option of adjusting their school times to a later start time, including hiring an outside consultant to learn more on the effects of a later start time. Schools in 46 states have already made the change or will change in the next school year, including the Ithaca City... more

Schuyler Legislature recognizes 2019 Law Day theme ‘Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society’

Schuyler Legislature recognizes 2019 Law Day theme ‘Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society’
The Schuyler County Legislature has recognized as the Law Day 2019 theme “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” The legislature passed a resolution at its Monday (April 8, 2019) meeting, commemorating “Law Day” as an occasion of public acknowledgement of our Nation’s heritage of justice, liberty, and equality under the law. The resolution was submitted to the legislature by Schuyler... more

Getting online is nearly impossible in some very rural parts of the region

Getting online is nearly impossible in some very rural parts of the region
On some mornings when she gets into work, Tully Free Library Director Annabeth Hayes finds people camped out in her parking lot on laptops, logged onto the library’s free WiFi. Along with the local McDonald’s, the library is one of the few places in town to get free, reliable internet. In a place where one out of three households doesn’t... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb slams budget outcome, burden placed on Upstate

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb slams budget outcome, burden placed on Upstate
Last week a $175.5 billion spending bill was passed. Some lawmakers believe that bill, which was packed with a number of consequential pieces of legislation – is proposed that way intentionally by the majority. “This legislation simply wouldn’t pass in a traditional, up-and-down vote,” explained New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua). That said, it passed, and now... more

THE DEBRIEF: Misso Will Challenge Katko, Geneva City Council Vacancy, and SF Resolution (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Misso Will Challenge Katko, Geneva City Council Vacancy, and SF Resolution (podcast)
Geneva City Council has a vacancy to fill, one Town Supervisor candidate has exited the race in Seneca Falls, and Roger Misso enters the race to challenge Rep. John Katko. All of these stories and more will be discussed on this week’s Debrief Podcast presented by FingerLakes1.com. Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine are in-studio breaking it all down – including... more

FLX WEEKLY: April first weekend outlook & some stops on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: April first weekend outlook & some stops on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail (podcast)
The calendar turned to April on Monday and Finger Lakes residents are thinking spring. Will the weather cooperate this weekend? Find out, make plans accordingly, and check out some stops on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, on this week’s edition of FLX Weekly. . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural development efforts locally with USDA (podcast)

Rural communities are at a clear disadvantage when it comes to winning economic development contests, like those we frequently see in the news. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative, while something that has proven to be positive for the Finger Lakes – leaves a lot of communities out. But, there’s plenty of funding available out there to help small, rural communities develop... more
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