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Local hospitals share millions through Excellus program

Millions shared around local hospitals through Excellus program
Millions was shared between several local hospitals and health centers in the Finger Lakes and Central New York, according to officials with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Thirty-six upstate New York hospitals and health centers, including eight in the Finger Lakes region, last year shared $25.7 million in quality improvement incentives from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The nonprofit health insurer’s performance incentive program... more

WEEKLY DEALS: Beard Bros Giveaway, Ciccino’s 2 for 1 Happy Hour, Mardi Gras on Cayuga Lake & Coach’s Amazing Home Plate!

WEEKLY DEALS: Ciccino’s Sweetheart Special, CVDesigns Valentines Bundles, and MORE!
This week marks another week of deals here in the heart of the Finger Lakes. There’s plenty to see, do, and more-importantly SAVE by checking out this week’s biggest deals! Be sure to visit FingerLakes1.com’s brand new FLX Local Deals section for things to do, locally discounted experiences, goods, and so much more! FingerLakes Beard Bros Giveaway No purchase necessary! The... more

2019 Section V Boys & Girls High School Basketball Tournament Brackets

2019 Section V Boys & Girls High School Basketball Tournament Brackets
The 2019 Sectional Playoffs begin next week for boys and girls high school basketball teams throughout the region. There are 19 tournaments to be contested by class to determine Sectional Championships. The championship round will be followed by the state play-in rounds which will determine Section V’s representatives into the NYSPHSAA Tournament. Full brackets for each Classification for both the... more

Wegmans temporarily lowering prices in shutdown aftermath

Wegmans temporarily lowering prices in shutdown aftermath
To help those still working to make ends meet after the extended government shutdown, Wegmans announced it is lowering prices temporarily for certain foods. Among other products, Wegman’s pasta sauce will drop to 79 cents per jar, a dozen large eggs will be reduced to 99 cents and blended yogurt will run three for 99 cents. The lower prices will... more

Multiple DWI arrests over the weekend in Steuben County

Multiple DWI arrests over the weekend in Steuben County
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reported a trio of arrests related to impaired or intoxicated driving over the weekend. – Alicia Fay Young, 39, of Beaver Dams was stopped on Reynolds Avenue, in Corning by patrols. She is accused of operating a vehicle under the influence of both drugs and alcohol. As result she was charged with driving while ability... more

Gillibrand announces study of Finger Lakes as a National Heritage Area

Gillibrand announces study of Finger Lakes as a National Heritage Area
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday that efforts to designate the Finger Lakes region as a National Heritage Area has cleared its first hurdle after it passed the Senate as a provision in the Natural Resources Management Act. “The Finger Lakes region is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in our state, and it is one of... more

Are you receiving a smaller refund this tax season? Here’s why

Are you receiving a smaller refund this tax season? Here’s why
Tax season is in full swing but many aren’t happy with their returns as refunds shrink while others wind up owing the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS. They’re the effects of President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan taking full effect. According to the IRS, the average refund is dropping about eight percent with three million more Americans owing this year... more

THE DEBRIEF: Splitting NYS, upcoming elections, and increasing engagement (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Splitting NYS, upcoming elections, and increasing engagement (podcast)
Check out a special Wednesday Edition of The Debrief Podcast exclusively on FingerLakes1.com. Jackie Augustin joins Josh Durso to break down the latest headlines, which include local election changes – such as the start of petition passing in a couple weeks, and the legislature’s sexual harassment hearings. The duo also break down the ever-present discussion about splitting up New York... more

Rep. Reed lends support to bill funding more school resource officers

Rep. Reed lends support to bill funding more school resource officers
Rep. Tom Reed is among 11 members of Congress who are proposing a bill to fund hiring additional school resource officers. The School Resource Officer Act was introduced last year, but was not brought to the floor for debate or vote. If passed, law enforcement agencies would hire more school resource officers (SROs) through cost-share grants to pay for their... more

Corning Museum of Glass to be featured in upcoming Netflix series

Corning Museum of Glass to be featured in upcoming Netflix series
A popular tourist destination in New York's Southern Tier will be making its Netflix debut later this year. The Corning Museum of Glass will be featured in a new series called Blown Away, which is scheduled to debut on February 20 on Makeful, a cable channel in Canada. It is scheduled to be released on Netflix in the spring. The... more

Finger Lakes jails profiting off some of state’s highest inmate phone rates

Finger Lakes jails profiting off some of state’s highest inmate phone rates
nmates in the Monroe County Jail are paying some of the highest phone rates in the state — and three times that of some nearby counties, a new report shows. The $9.95 rate for a 15-minute, in-state call is shared by a majority of local jails in New York surveyed by the nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative. That is three times what... more

Three charged with animal cruelty after 38 dogs, 1 cat seized by authorities

Three charged with animal cruelty after 38 dogs, 1 cat seized by authorities
Deputies in Steuben County arrested three men after finding dozens of dogs left outside during harsh winter weather and without access to food and water. Donald T. Rush, 58, Gary W. Rush, 65, and Garner R. Rush, 69 were charged with overdriving, torturing, and injuring animals and failure to provide proper sustenance, a class A-misdemeanor, and failing to provide appropriate... more

Local officials testify to restore AIM funding after Cuomo’s proposed cut leaves many reeling

Local officials testify to restore AIM funding after Cuomo’s proposed cut leaves many reeling
Restore the funding. With local officials from across New York State at the Capitol today testifying before the state Legislature’s fiscal committees on the impact of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-2020 proposed state budget, Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) urged Cuomo and legislative leaders to restore a proposed cut to critical state funding for area municipalities. In his 2019-20 proposed Executive... more

Local political calendar gets cramped with new rules

Local political calendar gets cramped with new rules
While national political attention may be on the 2020 election cycle, local elections will be in the news in 2019, with all 14 Yates County Legislature seats on the Nov. 5 ballot, along with Yates County Sheriff, County Clerk, and Coroner, and 44 town offices (see list on page 11). But the new twist in the 2019 local election year... more

Hemp oil processor buys Gannett printing plant in Southern Tier

Hemp oil processor buys Gannett printing plant in Southern Tier
A former upstate New York shoe factory that was converted to a newspaper printing plant will soon be extracting oil from industrial hemp. Southern Tier Hemp announced that it’s buying the 100,000-square-foot former Gannett printing plant in Johnson City. The company will develop, manufacture and sell hemp cannabidiol — or CBD oil — wellness products. The company says it will... more

New system will save time in Steuben County for 911 personnel

New system will save time in Steuben County for 911 personnel
The Steuben County Public Safety and Corrections Committee approved Monday adding a time-saving system to the county 911 Center. The Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) will send information from automated alarms, such as ADT and Doyle directly to the 911 computer system for immediate dispatch, according to county 911 Deputy Director Tina Goodwin. In the past, Steuben’s 911 dispatchers have... more

Charges dismissed in alleged theft of GPS unit in Tom Reed congressional race

Charges dismissed in alleged theft of GPS unit in Tom Reed congressional race
A misdemeanor charge against a Corning resident accused of stealing a GPS unit attached to a campaign sign in last year's congressional race has been dismissed. Gary McCaslin, a retired Corning minister, was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, for allegedly stealing a GPS tracking unit last summer from a sign that said "Extreme Ithaca Liberal" and was planted on... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road
When it comes to the region’s natural resources – they may feel endless to those who call it home. The Finger Lakes region is a destination that folks can identify. As Yvonne Taylor, Vice President of Seneca Lake Guardian explained, “It’s a regional brand that people and businesses – generations of them – have worked to create.” Both Taylor and... more
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