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JOINING FORCES: Cayuga Community College, Le Moyne sign landmark transfer agreement

JOINING FORCES: Cayuga Community College, LeMoyne
It’s all about creating more opportunities. Cayuga Community College President Dr. Brian Durant and Le Moyne College President Dr. Linda LeMura signed a formal agreement enhancing opportunities for Cayuga students to further their education at the prestigious four-year college in Syracuse. The transfer agreement allows accomplished Cayuga students graduating from one of a dozen Associate of Science or Associate of... more

Say hello to the Syracuse Mets

Say hello to the Syracuse Mets
With New York state luminaries and high-ranking Mets officials in attendance in Syracuse on Tuesday, the Mets announced a pending agreement to keep the organization’s Triple-A affiliate there for at least the next quarter century. The Mets intend to sign a 25-year lease at NBT Bank Stadium, on which the state of New York, Onondaga County and the city of... more

State seeks bids to redevelop Thruway’s 27 service areas

State seeks bids to redevelop Thruway’s 27 service areas
New York state is seeking bids for redeveloping the more than two dozen service areas along the 570-mile Thruway system. The Thruway Authority on Tuesday announced that has issued a request for proposals to make improvements at 27 travel plazas through public-private partnerships. The agency says the plan calls for offering a more diverse selection of food and beverage options,... more

First flakes of the season fall, but warm-up coming for Friday

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The first flakes have officially flown for some parts of the Finger Lakes. But don’t worry, it wasn’t enough to impact travel. The light dusting in some places – primarily on grassy surfaces – was just enough to remind local residents that the 80+ degree weather we experienced a week, or so, ago was an anomaly. Cooler, perhaps outright cold... more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Family Fun to Sheer Terror in the Finger Lakes October 19th – 21st

WEEKEND EVENTS: Family Fun to Sheer Terror in the Finger
Halloween is just around the corner and the Finger Lakes are in full swing with scary, fun and family friendly events scattered across the region! This weekend has a variety of events to enjoy beginning with  family fun all the way to sheer terror! October 19th – 21st: Terror Field Haunted Attraction Test your fear with a highly energetic, high... more

FREEZE WARNING: Temps drop, snow showers possible for some

FIRST FREEZE: Warnings issued at temps expected to dip below 32 tonight
Forecasters with the National Weather Service say multiple counties in the Finger Lakes are going to be faced with the first freeze of the season tonight. The weather service issued Freeze Warnings for most of the region, which means that temperatures below 32 degrees are highly-likely for the area. A Freeze Warning has been issued in our viewing area. Go... more

House Republicans launch $645K ad campaign against Dana Balter

House Republicans launch $645K ad campaign against Dana Balter
The national campaign committee for House Republicans has decided to spend $645,000 to help Rep. John Katko in an increasingly expensive election against Democrat Dana Balter. Until Tuesday, the National Republican Congressional Committee had stayed out of the 24th Congressional District election and allocated resources to help vulnerable Republicans in competitive races across the country. But the NRCC decided to begin an aggressive... more

Get ready for winter? Farmer’s Almanac claims long, snowy season ahead

Get ready for winter? Farmer’s Almanac claims long, snowy season ahead
The first flakes of the season will likely fall this week, and if long-term forecasting from the Farmer’s Almanac is accurate, it will be the start to a cold and snowy winter. The Farmer’s Almanac has been published every year since 1818. Their forecasting methods are mostly kept secret — which make some skeptical. “Just hearing that, I’m depressed already. I’m not... more

Helming, O’Mara hold big fundraising leads

Helming, O’Mara hold big fundraising leads
The campaigns for the region’s two Republican incumbent state senators are well ahead of their Democratic challengers just weeks away from election day, according to state Board of Election filings. Republican State Sen. Pam Helming, who is seeking her second two-year term after succeeding longtime state Sen. Mike Nozzolio in the 54th District, had $146,515, according to filings due Oct.... more

Syracuse teen admits to robbing Byrne Dairy in Auburn

Syracuse teen admits to robbing Byrne Dairy in Auburn
A Syracuse teen pleaded guilty to robbing an Auburn convenience store with a loaded weapon over the summer. Tuesday morning in Cayuga County Court, 18-year-old Javon English pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies. During his plea, he admitted to Judge Mark Fandrich that in July, he robbed the Byrne Dairy at 70... more

Wegmans is testing another layer of convenience at flagship store

Wegmans is testing another layer of convenience at flagship store
Wegmans is adding a layer of convenience to … convenience. It just started testing an app called Wegmans 2GO at its flagship store on Monroe Avenue in Pittsford. Users can order prepared foods — pizza, wings, subs, sushi, soups, some ready-to-heat home-style meals, create-your-own-salad salads and drinks — for pickup in the prepared foods department or curbside pickup at designated... more

Balter outraises Katko by $1 million in CNY House race

Balter outraises Katko by $1 million in CNY House race
Dana Balter not only had the best fundraising quarter for a Syracuse-area congressional candidate, she raked in $1 million more than Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko in the 24th district race. Federal Election Commission filings show Balter, D-Syracuse, raised $1,545,314.10 in the third quarter of 2018. Individual contributions accounted for nearly 87 percent of her total receipts. She collected an additional... more

Hundreds of thousands coming for emergency communications in the Finger Lakes

Hundreds of thousands coming to
Cayuga County’s public safety emergency communications system will be getting significant funding from New York State, according to announcements by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cayuga County Administrator Justin Woods. Gov. Cuomo announced $806,629 in funding to support Cayuga County’s public safety emergency communications system under the NYS 2018 Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant. The grant program concentrates on enhancing critical public... more

Sears files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as company continues buckling

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Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the big question is whether the shrunken version of itself can be viable or will it be forced to go out of business, closing the final chapter for an iconic name that originated more than... more

FLX FORECAST: Winds will gust today, rain/snow mix possible by mid-week

FLX FORECAST: Winds will gust today, rain/snow mix possible by mid-week
It’s going to be an active weather pattern this week – and after our first frost advisory of the season – there could be some flakes mixing in by weeks’ end. That won’t be a widespread occurrence though, and will likely be in the hills and Southern Tier – where temperatures will get cooler. As cooler air makes a return... more

FOLIAGE REPORT: Get out and experience fall in the Finger Lakes!

FOLIAGE REPORT: Get out and experience fall in the Finger Lakes!
This weekend it’s going to feel like fall; and as the foliage continues to turn – it will look like fall, too. In the Finger Lakes region, Steuben County foliage spotters in Corning expect 75 percent color change and bright red, gold, yellow and orange leaves heading toward near-peak. In Ithaca, in Tompkins County, foliage will be just at the end... more

Bail lowered for accused serial Sephora shoplifter

Serial Sephora shoplifter?
On Thursday, Isabella Kuo, 34, of Syracuse appeared in court alongside her attorney and requested a decrease in bail. She was initially arrested back in September for allegedly entering Eastview Mall on two different occasions and stealing over $900 worth of merchandise from her third different Sephora store. “With the circumstances surrounding this individual there’s are a lot of unanswered... more

State relents on controversial Erie Canal tree-cutting plan, for now

State relents on controversial Erie Canal tree-cutting plan, for now
The state agencies behind the controversial clear-cutting of trees along sections of the Erie Canal will not appeal a temporary restraining order that halted the effort, a spokesman for the agencies said Wednesday. Instead, the spokesman for the New York Power Authority and the New York State Canal Corp. said, the agencies will conduct a “comprehensive environmental review of the... more
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