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FLX WEEKLY: Summertime in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Another super summer weekend is on tap for Finger Lakes residents as we move through July. Join Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for a look at your weekend weather, events, and sports line-up along with some great local photos from across the region over the past few days. . more

Taughannock Falls swimming area reopens after negative test results of algal blooms

The Taughannock Falls State Park swimming area reopened Tuesday morning after being closed since Friday over the possibility of harmful algal blooms within the water. Lab results came back negative on Monday, according to Fred Bonn, regional director of State Parks in the Finger Lakes. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

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

TC3 closed Tuesday for emergency water line repairs

Tompkins Cortland Community College’s main campus and athletics facility will be closed Tuesday for emergency water line repairs. The college closed suddenly Monday afternoon after construction work hit a water line. Repairs required water service to be shut down to the main campus and athletics facility. Work could not be completed Monday evening, so college officials made the decision to... more

GrassRoots camping options expanded

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival is fast approaching, and some changes have been made this year to the site. The organization has purchased a large lot behind the grocery store, across the street from the main festival site. It is called Across the Way. It will function as a replacement for both Off-Site and Next-Door Camping, as well as festival... more

State Police investigating armed robbery in Lansing

New York State Police are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery that happened late Saturday night. Troopers responded to the mobile gas station on North Triphammer Road in the Village of Lansing just before midnight after a man entered the store, showed a handgun, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. Officials said the suspect... 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

Newfield man arrested for stealing over $7,000 in unemployment benefits

A Newfield man was arrested this week after a New York State Police investigation revealed he stole several thousand dollars of unemployment benefits. Ransome S. VanRiper, 40, was arrested on Wednesday at 9:56 a.m. and is charged with felony third-degree grand larceny. Police say VanRiper is accused of stealing over $7,000 dollars in unemployment benefits in 2014 while he was... more

Taughannock closed for weekend due to suspected Harmful Algal Bloom

Following reports of a suspected algal bloom at Taughannock Falls State Park, the swimming area has been closed for the weekend until further notice. Cayuga Lake is currently being monitored for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB's), a visually identifiable bacteria which is blue or green in color and slightly resembles wet paint. People are advised to steer clear of the toxic... more

Cornell researcher points to myriad causes of harmful algal blooms

Cornell University ecosystem scientist Dr. Robert Howarth thinks he may have an answer for why harmful algal blooms on the region's lakes last year were so bad, according to a presentation he gave to the Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency Thursday. For background, Howarth explained that, until the past decade or so, the academic consensus around harmful algal blooms... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Fest in the Glen, Peppermint in Lyons & Amazing Summer Photos (podcast)

There is so much going on this time of year in the Finger Lakes. With the weather looking spot on for the weekend, we give you our top picks and discuss the top local news and weekend sports line-up. We also share what may be the best batch of local photos of the year so far with a ton of... 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

Suspect sought after hit-and-run boating accident on Cayuga Lake

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a person involved in a boating crash that happened over the weekend on Cayuga Lake. On Saturday around 10:38 pm the suspect crashed into another occupied boat, causing major damage. That accident occurred directly east of Taughannock Falls State Park, shortly after the fireworks event, according to officials. At that point the... more

Cornell football unveils 29-member Class of 2022

On the 100th day before opening kickoff, Cornell football announced the names of its newest reinforcements set to join the program this fall. Twenty-nine freshman and one sophomore transfer will come to Ithaca this August in the form of 12 offensive players, 15 defensive players and three special teams players. Seven defensive backs, three linebackers and two defensive linemen make... 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
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