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State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day

State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day
Employees of the state Department of Transportation will be picking up trash along roads across New York to mark Earth Day. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. DOT officials say on Monday the agency’s workers from every region of New York will be volunteering their time to collect and dispose of litter along roads, highways and other locations. State,... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester
Throughout the winter, Peter Mantius spent his days reporting on some of the most-important environmental issues facing the Finger Lakes region. Doing so with more than 20 years of experience – Mantius broke the story about the DEC’s investigation into the Cayuga Regional Digester, and had an exclusive with the former facility manager who quit in January after he says... more

Campbell man pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter, DWI charges

Campbell man pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter, DWI charges
A Campbell man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and DWI charges related to a crash that killed a local fire chief. Robert Neally, 42, of Campbell has pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular manslaughter and DWI charges, according to The Corning Leader. Prosecutors say Neally had a BAC of 0.17 percent when the vehicle he was operating struck a motorcycle. They... more

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?
Local food and local drink are huge in the Finger Lakes region, which the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has long recognized. Inspired by ongoing developments in the region’s travel and tourism marketplace, the Chamber is hosting an event June 3 called “al fresco flx” to talk more about and experience what is happening on the agritourism, food and craft beverage... 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

Hakes Landfill, Town of Campbell, DEC sued over evidence of radiation

Hakes Landfill, Town of Campbell, DEC sued over evidence of radiation
The Sierra Club and others filed suit this week against Hakes C&D Landfill Inc. and Town of Campbell in a bid to block the privately-owned Steuben County landfill’s proposed expansion. Petitioners argue that both the town and the state Department of Environmental Conservation failed to take “hard look” at evidence of radium and radon in the landfill, as required under the State... more

Troopers: Narcotics, illegal weapons seized in Steuben County

Troopers: Narcotics, illegal weapons seized in Steuben County
On April 12th members of the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), Troop”E” Uniform Force, NYSP Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the Elmira Police Department conducted a narcotics investigation at State Route 417 in the Town of Jasper. As result, a Jasper resident was arrested on felony drug charges. Investigators seized approximately 16 grams of crack... 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

Section V girls lacrosse: 50 players to watch this season

Section V girls lacrosse: 50 players to watch this season
While more than half of the 2018 Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Girls Lacrosse Team graduated, there is a serious amount of talent back in Section V. Fairport junior Morgan Schwab was invited to train with the United States Under-19 women’s team last January. Spencerport senior Erin Coykendall, who has signed a letter of intent to play with seven-time NCAA... more

Section V baseball: Eight storylines for 2019

Section V baseball: Eight storylines for 2019
Section V’s baseball tournaments are one-game elimination events. The winner is moving on, while the losing team is out. That fact can add drama to the high school postseason. Monroe County league teams in Division 1 have excitement sprinkled into their seasons long before sectionals however, during a race for the division title. “There are no soft spots in the... 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

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing access to medical and mental health care for vets in the Finger Lakes

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing access to medical and mental health care for vets in the Finger Lakes
What do you know about the VA Health System? If you’re like a lot of people – particularly not in the VA community – the answer might be not much. That said, there’s a lot to know about the services provided at local VA clinics. Particularly, those in the Finger Lakes, which are providing unmatched services to those who have... 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
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