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WATCH LIVE AT 10 AM: Ted Baker in-studio to talk election news on Debrief Pod

What’s the latest on local, regional, and state elections? Voters are only a few weeks away from #Decision2018; and while a lot of focus has been on national issues – some seriously close races have been forming over the last several months. Some of those have even been local. This week on The Debrief Podcast FL1 News Director Josh Durso... more

FLX WEEKLY: Snow in the forecast & hot sauce in the studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Snow in the forecast & hot sauce in the studio (podcast)
The bottom is dropping out on the weather here in the Finger Lakes and we may even see snow this weekend. Get all the detail and prep for the weekend ahead with Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi on this week’s edition of FLX Weekly. Check out the week’s top local photos and stay tuned for a... more

LOCATE Finger Lakes announces summit, guest lineup for event

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An experienced, notable and diverse line up of presenters and panelists scheduled to speak at the LOCATE FINGER LAKES Summit later this month was announced today, highlighted by the event’s keynote address, that will be delivered by the Finger Lakes Times publisher, Paul M. Barrett. Panel discussions on economic development initiatives at the state and regional level, the newly created... 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

Cornell tabbed 6th in Ivy League basketball media poll

Cornell tabbed 6th in Ivy League basketball media poll
A year ago, Cornell men’s basketball was picked sixth in the Ivy League Media Preseason Poll and went on a run that saw the Big Red reach the conference tournament for the first time. Will history repeat itself? The Big Red was again chosen to place sixth in the preseason poll, but this time returns four starters, including three-time All-Ivy... 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

Gov. Cuomo visits Tompkins Airport for groundbreaking of $24.7M expansion (video)

Gov. Cuomo visits Tompkins Airport for groundbreaking of $24.7M expansion (video)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was in Lansing on Tuesday celebrating the start of construction on the $24.7 million expansion of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The project, set to be complete in late 2019, will expand the terminal by nearly 50 percent, including the addition of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection building that will transform the airport into... 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

Regulators investigating compliance after bus crash that killed Cornell alumna

Regulators investigating compliance after bus crash that killed Cornell alumna
Federal investigators are reviewing an Ithaca bus company’s compliance with transportation regulations after its bus crashed on the way to New York City on Sunday night, killing a Cornell alumna and injuring several passengers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week opened a compliance investigation into Big Red Bullet, the Ithaca-based private charter bus company whose bus veered off... 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

State funding will help complete Wharton Studio Museum in Ithaca

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State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) will join representatives of the Wharton Studio Museum and Friends of Stewart Park, and City of Ithaca officials, to announce new state funding to assist the development and completion of the Wharton Studio Museum and Park Visitor Center in Ithaca’s Stewart Park. O’Mara secured the funding as part of the 2018-2019 New York State... 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

Helming, Baldridge debate showcasing differing governing styles

Helming, Baldridge debate showcasing differing governing styles
While the 54th New York Senate District candidates generally agreed on many issues, a battle of governing style arose during the candidate debate held at Cayuga Community College on Tuesday. Two years ago, incumbent Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, vied for the Senate seat against Kenan Baldridge and Floyd Rayburn. Baldridge, the Democratic candidate from the town of Rose, has come back... more

Large dairy farms herded through permitting loophole as toxic algae blooms threaten local waters

Large dairy farms herded through permitting loophole as toxic algae blooms threaten local waters
New court-ordered rules designed to control manure runoff from dairy farms into streams and lakes won’t apply to the vast majority of the state’s large industrial farms because roughly 230 of them recently began exploiting a permitting loophole, records show. The towns of Auburn and Owasco have been the first to spotlight the statewide rules-dodging tactic because farming waste has... more

Cornell University graduate killed in bus crash and several others injured

Cornell University graduate killed in bus crash and several others injured
A Cornell alumna was one of the people killed in a deadly bus crash on Sunday. The bus was traveling from Ithaca to New York City Sunday, when it crashed on interstate 380. Officials said the bus crashed around 9 p.m. in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police said the private charter bus was traveling south when it went off the road... more

Cayuga Medical Center will have new CEO come Jan. 1, 2019

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Last Tuesday it was announced that current CEO of Cayuga Medical Center (CMC), John Rudd, will be retiring in the fall of 2019. In the same release, it was announced that Dr. Martin Stallone, vice president of physician operations at CMC and president of Cayuga Medical Associates, will be succeeding Rudd starting Jan. 1, 2019. The transition will be final... more

Hundreds of thousands coming for emergency communications in the Finger Lakes

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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
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