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THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more

STORM WATCH: Heat persists into evening as strong storms develop

As the heat and humidity persists into Monday night, the threat of strong thunderstorms increases ahead of a cold front expected to bring relief to the Finger Lakes region. Strong storms have been reported in Wayne County and the Rochester area just before 5:00 pm. The latest FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center Forecast: Tonight Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and... more

Oswego CountryMax Held Ribbon Cutting on July 11th

CountryMax held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its newest superstore located at 276 State Route 104 on Wednesday, July 11th at 1:30PM. Oswego officials, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee, and leaders from around Oswego County joined CountryMax team members in the celebration. (See attached photos) The store showcases multiple custom-built, wood-themed interior elements reflecting local... more

Mitrano believes she can win in 23rd District

Tracy Mitrano, the winner of the crowded Democratic primary in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, is optimistic that recent enthusiasm among Democratic voter bases across the country — in particular what she’s seen in the 23rd — will help her against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, in November’s general election. “Among Democrats … there is a real recognition that... more

Poop to power is turning waste to want in FLX

Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn — home to 200 cows — has installed a state-of-the-art system that separates manure from sand bedding material, providing clean bedding for the cows and creating muck perfect for making electricity and heat. Dairies also use sawdust, wood chips or straw as bedding material, but sand reduces potential bacterial growth while... more

Hammondsport pub reopens hours after car crashes through porch

Two Hammondsport businesses were damaged overnight after a vehicle crashed into them. In a posting to social media, asking for followers to refer good contractors – Erin Maloney said no one was at Maloney’s Pub when a driver did visible damage to the porch of the business on Pulteney Street in Hammondsport. “No one outside was hurt, I don’t know... more

Comfortable mid-week weather in FLX, before heat returns late-week

There’s a cold front passing through the region on Tuesday, but don’t bank on much rain. The Finger Lakes will remain almost completely dry – with only a few passing showers registering on the radar as a cold front passes through. The front will dry things out, and remove the humidity that built into the air on Monday. However, the... more

Thousands gather to pay respects as New York State Trooper Nicholas Clark is laid to rest

It was a day no one inside the Alfred University arena wanted to live through. However, those closest to slain New York State Police Trooper Nicholas Clark say the goodbye he received Sunday was proof of a life well-lived, despite being cut short. Trooper Clark died nearly a week ago after being shot responding to a call in the Town... more

Big gap in 23rd District campaign coffers

Rep. Tom Reed has over $1 million more than his newly minted challenger, Democrat Tracy Mitrano, in campaign cash. Mitrano this week was declared the winner to face Republican incumbent Reed in November following a five-way Democratic primary. With fewer than 30 votes separating Mitrano and candidate Max Della Pia after the June 26 primary, Della Pia conceded the race... more

FLX FORECAST: Get out and enjoy the mild, dry weather this weekend

Relief is here. A comfortable summer weekend has arrived in the Finger Lakes – with the high heat, and humidity subsiding after the passage of a cold front. Cooler, drier air is taking over the region, and will remain in place throughout the weekend. Rain chances will be non-existent until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, when temperatures will again... more

FIREWORKS IN THE FLX: Where & when you can see fireworks this weekend

With the Fourth of July falling in the dead-center of the work week, a handful of fireworks displays in the Finger Lakes are being held this weekend. Check out our comprehensive list of all the fireworks displays on-tap in the region… Friday, July 6 Groton – This year’s fireworks display will be held at Groton Elementary School on Friday, July... more

Mitrano will challenge Reed in November after Della Pia concedes

Max Della Pia conceded the Democratic Primary Election in New York’s 23rd District today after partial absentee results gave Tracy Mitrano the lead. She will now challenge Congressman Tom Reed (R-23) in November’s general election. “Although the final results of the primary election will not be certified until Thursday, I believe it is important to begin the work of uniting... more

CHANGE ALMOST HERE: Strong storms moving through tonight, cooler Friday in the Finger Lakes

The heat is on for one more day in the Finger Lakes as cooler air slowly approaches the region behind some strong thunderstorms. Some of the storms currently moving through the Finger Lakes could produce heavy rain. There is an 80% chance all Finger Lakes residents will experience one of these passing storms. The storms will continue to move through... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Rep. Reed talks future of 23rd District, Congressional race, and incinerator (podcast)

This fall Congressman Tom Reed (R-23) will have a challenger on the Democratic side. While Rep. Reed is viewed as the front-runner, with a voter enrollment advantage – Democrats cannot stop talking about the ‘blue wave’ coming this fall. Reed discussed this ‘wave’ of momentum for Democrats, and the future of his race – along with some important local issues... more

Officials react as 29-year-old Trooper killed on Monday (video)

On Monday during the early morning hours, Trooper Nicholas Clark, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and the Corning Police Department responded to a call of a suicidal subject barricaded at a residence at 10041 Welch Road in Erwin. During the initial response, Trooper Clark was shot and killed. The suspect, 43-year old Steven M. Kiley, was found in the residence... more

Thunderstorms rip through the Finger Lakes on Monday

Severe thunderstorms moved through our area Monday afternoon and into the evening, mostly south of the Thruway to the west and through the central/southern Finger Lakes. These storms packed a punch with strong lightning and torrential downpours causing flash flooding and downed trees and power lines. NYSEG reported over 20,000 Finger Lakes residents lost power, many who remain in the... more

How to protect your pet from firework stress on July Fourth

More dogs run away during the Fourth of July than any other day of the year according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Although many people have fun during the holiday, the booming fireworks and noisy celebrations can be very nerve-wracking for any animal — not just dogs. “It can be stressful for any pet... more
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