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It’s on for 2020: Mitrano, McMurray plan runs

It’s on for 2020: Mitrano, McMurray plan runs
The 2018 election flipped the House of Representatives from red to blue. The “Blue Wave” didn’t include Democratic congressional candidates Tracy Mitrano and Nate McMurray, but their loss in contested races against Republican incumbents didn’t dampen their drive. On to 2020. That’s when a presidential race will drive voters to the polls in droves — and once again, House seats... more

Holiday shipping deadlines as shoppers close in on Christmas

Christmas shipping deadlines are fast-approaching
You made your list, checked it twice, and fought crowds to get your shopping list finished ahead of the last two weeks before Christmas. Now you need to get some items in the mail. When is the deadline? How much time do you have? And who offers the final deadline for those holiday procrastinators? Here’s how it all breaks down... more

O’Mara says he will reintroduce two pieces of legislation aimed at working together

O’Mara says he will reintroduce two pieces of legislation aimed at working together
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today said that he would reintroduce legislation in 2019 to establish an industry-sponsored “Paint Stewardship Program” and “Solar Panel Collection Act.” “These measures exemplify how much we can accomplish by working together with industry on important environmental concerns. Seeking common ground and cooperation, rather than government cramming unreasonable demands down the throat of industry,... more

Sen. O’Mara weighs in on pay raises for legislators in NY

Sen. O’Mara weighs in on pay raises for legislators in NY
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today rejected the New York State Compensation Committee’s report calling for a three-year, phased-in pay increase of roughly 63% for state legislators while also making the state Legislature a full-time occupation by capping a legislator’s ability to earn an income outside of legislative work. The panel earlier this week recommended increasing the base pay... more

DEC makes multiple arrests in Steuben over deer poaching

DEC makes multiple arrests in Steuben over deer poaching
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) have charged two Potter County, PA, residents and one Steuben County resident in connection with a recent deer poaching incident. Alex Nadjadi, 23, of Savona, and Jeffery Duell, Jr., 29, and Nathan Karns, 24, of Couldersport, PA, have been charged with a total of 40 misdemeanor offenses... more

Need a gift idea? These Finger Lakes wines made industry ‘Best of 2018’ lists

Need a gift idea? These Finger Lakes wines made industry ‘Best of 2018’ lists
Need some wines for a holiday party or gift? Three Finger Lakes wines are a good bet, as all have been included in recent “Best Of” lists in the national wine press. Accolades for Keuka Spring Vineyards, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and Ravines Wine Cellars will not come as a surprise to people familiar with Finger Lakes wines, as are all considered to... more

Buy local when choosing a tree

Buy local when choosing a tree
As families continue their search for the perfect Christmas tree, three Cornell University experts who work closely with New York Christmas tree producers offer advice for picking and preserving holiday trees. Brian Eshenaur a plant pathologist, specializing in plant diagnostics, is a senior extension associate with the New York State Integrated Pest Management program. He suggests – sight, touch and... more

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019
Tuition to the state’s public colleges next year could increase once again next, driving up the cost of a four-year public college education in New York. “It’s going to be a tight fiscal year. The state is looking at a deficit. Will the state increase financial aid? It’s going to be a big issue,” said Blair Horner, NYPIRG legislative director.... more

Man sentenced to life without parole for murdering ex-wife in Corning

Man sentenced to life without parole for murdering ex-wife in Corning
The father of a former RIT student was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. Lloyd Neurauter was sentenced for the murder of his ex-wife in August 2017 in Corning. Investigators say Lloyd and his daughter, Karrie Neurauter, staged Michele Neaurauter’s death to make it look like a suicide at her apartment on Dwight Avenue in Corning. Karrie Neurauter,... more

O’Mara will move to reintroduce legislation targeting meth distribution

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Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today said that in addition to his ongoing work as a member of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, he will also reintroduce legislation targeting the resurgence of methamphetamine-related crimes locally and statewide for consideration during the 2019 legislative session, which begins in early January. O’Mara pointed to a string of meth... more

W-FL MONDAY: Penn Yan improves to 3-0; Geneva girls top East High

W-FL MONDAY:
A light slate of games in the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues on Monday night saw the Penn Yan Mustangs improve to 3-0 on the young season with a 1 point victory over the World of Inquiry Griffins. Naples also won their second game in as many contests with a 57-39 win over Hammondsport. Pal-Mac rolled over Williamson... more

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping
Lines stretched out the door are not uncommon this time of year for postal workers as increased gifts and packages are a familiar scene during the holiday rush. Billions of deliveries are expected to be made by mail carriers this holiday season. “People are doing more shopping online than ever before,” said USPS mail carrier David Boal. Beginning next Sunday,... more

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing CAFO regulation, HABs, and politics of Greenidge (podcast)

LIVE AT 9:15 AM: Peter Mantius discusses latest environmental news on The Debrief (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Peter Mantius, founder of The Water Front, whose reporting is featured on FingerLakes1.com, joins Josh Durso to discuss a number of important, pressing political and environmental issues that have been grabbing headlines in the last several weeks. Watch the entire program below, or listen to the audio only version in the media player at the bottom... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Wayne Train departs from the station with a win & a hot night for Kunes in Vine Valley

W-FL FRIDAY: Wayne Train departs from the station with a win & a hot night for Kunes in Vine Valley
Friday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball saw some big early season wins and some great individual performances. The biggest win of the night came from the Wayne Eagles who begin their quest for a Sectional title three-peat in Class A2 by earning a 3-point win over Pittsford-Sutherland. The Eagles were led by Nick Carmichael with 19 points and... more

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk about decorating for Christmas. From the outside lights, to trimming the tree and decking the halls, we talk about our own traditions and favorites as the 2018 holiday season is underway. Then, a look at the weekend ahead as the Finger Lakes ushers in the month of December.... more

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)
On Friday’s edition of The Debrief Josh Durso was joined by Ted Baker, host of Finger Lakes Morning News on WGVA and WAUB – where the duo discussed a number of recent headlines from around the Finger Lakes. The topics up for discussion included: – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fiery op-ed aimed at critics of the Amazon deal in New York... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Troubling trend exposed when it comes to financial literacy (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Financial literacy missing piece to long-term succes
Earlier this year, WalletHub released survey results, which painted a grim picture about financial literacy across the U.S. Stunningly, the U.S. ended 2017 with $92.2 billion in new credit card debt – the highest increase since 2007 – before the ‘Great Recession’. How much have we learned in the last 10 years; and what are we doing today to prevent... more
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