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Lawmakers, NYSUT respond critically to Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal

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When the dust settled on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 spending plan, which lawmakers will now debate furiously before the budget is passed in April – some local lawmakers voiced concerns with the proposals inside it. Senator Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats) warned that Cuomo’s proposed state budget charts a course for the future of New York that could leave state and... more

Cuomo’s plan for Medicaid includes incentives for savings to local government, more cost if expenditures rise

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Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his vision for changes to the Medicaid program in New York, which has created a shortfall of more than $2 billion for the upcoming budget process. While local officials around the region were worried that Cuomo might push to undo an agreement made in years past, which ensured that the state would pay for any excess... more

Enrollment at community colleges in Finger Lakes has declined 19-60%

Enrollment at community colleges in Finger Lakes has declined 19-60%
Enrollment at community colleges is declining. Across the U.S., and also across New York State. Between 2010 and 2019, a report by the Times Union in Albany shows that enrollment has declined by 23 percent at SUNY community colleges. It’s creating a crisis; not only in the operational sense, but in terms of cash – as less enrollment means less... more

Family Counseling Services says bail reform having negative impact on client safety in Finger Lakes

Family Counseling Services says bail reform having negative impact on client safety in Finger Lakes
Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes says the new bail reform measures implemented on January 1st are having an impact. Not a good one, either. Cassandra Heyl spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio about the changes, and how they are impacting those served by the agency. “When an individual violates an order of protection, they will either be charged... more

Police investigating multiple shots fired at residence in Ithaca

Police investigating multiple shots fired at residence in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department says they are investigating the report of multiple shots fired around the 200 block of West Spencer Street. When police arrived shortly before 11:30 p.m. a witness reported to them that an unknown subject could be seen exiting a vehicle on West Spencer Street, firing four rounds toward a nearby residence. That person then fled the... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)
It is a very rare occurrence for the Finger Lakes’ two biggest bodies of water, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, to completely freeze over in the winter. It has, in fact, only happened a handful of times. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will tell you when it happened and what that meant for local residents throughout history. . more

Rochester Diocese moves to close window for sex abuses claims this summer

Rochester Diocese moves to close window for sex abuses claims this summer
The Rochester Catholic Diocese has filed a motion to set August 13th, 2020 as the deadline to file sex abuse claims. The diocese has filed for bankruptcy amid dozens of claims filed by survivors of abuse as part of the Child Victims Act. If the motion is approved – August 13th would be the final date for claims to be... more

THE DEBRIEF: Debating the state of Upstate economy, ending the pledge, and more (podcast)

WATCH LIVE NOW: Debating the state of Upstate economy, ending the pledge, and more (podcast)
What were the biggest stories of the week in the Finger Lakes? There are several that have people talking, and this week on Episode #60 of The Debrief Podcast, Ted Baker, Jackie Augustine, and Josh Durso are in-studio breaking it all down. Topics for discussion this week include: – A recent appointment by the Cuomo Administration to the Committee on... more

Pier 1 Imports will close three locations in region

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Pier 1 Imports is closing a number of stores, and several locations in the Finger Lakes will be included. Earlier it was reported that the Pier 1 store in Ithaca would close. At the time, the company announced that around half of its 942 locations would be closed. Then this week it was confirmed that locations in Greece and Henrietta... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the Finger Lakes Land Trust and conservation in the region (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the Finger Lakes Land Trust and conservation in the region (podcast)
What does the Finger Lakes Land Trust do? That’s a question the newsroom has gotten a number of times over the years. This week a conversation with Andy Zepp. He’s the executive director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, who works as a conservation advocate in the region. The Land Trust was founded in 1989 to protect forests, farmlands, gorges,... more

Cornell defeats Northern Michigan, 3-1

Cornell defeats Northern Michigan, 3-1
Junior forward Cam Donaldson scored once and added an assist ahead of freshman forward Ben Tupker’s first collegiate goal, as the Cornell men’s hockey team gutted out a 3-1 victory over Northern Michigan on Saturday to win a high-octane non-league series at Lynah Rink. Junior goaltender Matthew Galajda made 29 saves to earn the victory for Cornell (13-1-3), which entered the weekend ranked first in the... more

Mitrano launches healthcare listening tour, will work with RIP Medical to pay off local debts

Mitrano launches healthcare listening tour, will work with RIP Medical to pay off local debts
Tracy Mitrano, a Democrat seeking to challenge Congressman Tom Reed this fall says she’s working to shed light on medical debt in the Finger Lakes. She announced the start of a five-city healthcare crisis listening tour. Mitrano’s announcement came during a press conference at the Pendergast Library in Jamestown to highlight a unique partnership helping district residents out from under... more

Sen. O’Mara will continue to serve on several committees in 2020

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State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) will continue to serve on the Transportation, Environmental Conservation, and several other key Senate committees in 2020, according to a press release. O’Mara will continue his post as the ranking Senate Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee and will also serve as the top Republican member on the Banks Committee. He was renamed the... more

Cornell opens series vs. Northern Michigan with 2-2 tie

Cornell opens series vs. Northern Michigan with 2-2 tie
Freshman forward Ben Berard scored a power-play goal 3 minutes, 23 seconds into the third period, and for a second straight game the Cornell men’s hockey team erased a third-period deficit to salvage a tie — this time by a score of 2-2 against Northern Michigan on Friday night at Lynah Rink. Playing for the first time since it gained the top... more

FLX WEEKLY: John Dragone & advice for college-bound students (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: John Dragone & advice for college-bound students (podcast)
John Dragone of John Dragone College Guidance Services, LLC  is in-studio to talk about his upcoming seminar for college bound high school students and their parents that will also benefit Beverly Animal Shelter. Also, our photos of the weekend and your Finger Lakes weekend weather outlook. . more

Tom Reed will lead President Trump’s re-election campaign in NY

Tom Reed will lead President Trump’s re-election campaign in NY
Congressman Tom Reed is among six elected officials who will lead President Donald Trump’s re-election effort in the state. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that Reed will be joined by Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson, fellow Congressmen Peter King and Lee Zeldin, New York City Councilman Joe Borelli and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of the Albany area leading that effort. In... more

IPD investigator at center of city probe says she was discriminated against in 2019

‘DEEPLY TROUBLING’: Report finds that IPD failed to properly investigate a decade worth of cases
New documents show that the investigators accused of failing to review cases in Ithaca over the last decade had filed a human rights complaint in 2019. Ithaca city leaders say Christine Barksdale is the investigator who has been accused of failing to review cases for the past ten years. more
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