Category: Tompkins County

Tompkins County officials seek to extend jail variance

Tompkins County officials are working to convince the state to extend a variance for the Tompkins County Jail. If it is not extended, taxpayers could end up paying hundreds of thousands a year until the county resolves over-capacity issues at the jail ... MORE
Lansing 14U squad captures Babe Ruth championship

Lansing 14U squad captures Babe Ruth championship

Good teams play their best baseball when it counts. Lansing’s 14U Bobcats bounced back from a rough final week of the regular season to sweep two playoff games in the Quad County Babe Ruth 14U playoffs and capture the championship. Read More ... MORE
Tompkins Sheriff: the case for keeping it elected

Tompkins Sheriff: the case for keeping it elected

A sheriffs advocates gives his reasons why the Sheriff position should remain elected, rather than appointed, in Tompkins County. The Ithaca Voice has an in-depth look at one individual’s perspective on why the Sheriff’s job should remain an elected position. Read More ... MORE
Attorney: Joe Geiger, not clients, to blame for petition challenge in state Senate race

Attorney: Joe Geiger, not clients, to blame for petition challenge in state Senate race

The attorney for two Canandaigua Republicans is defending his clients’ decision to file a lawsuit challenging the petitions submitted by Army veteran Joe Geiger in the 54th Senate District race. Paul DerOhannesian II, an Albany-based lawyer, issued a statement Tuesday on behalf ... MORE

Warmer temperatures return to the Finger Lakes

Temperatures will increase on the back side of high pressure over the next few days. High pressure is centered over New England this morning. Southerly winds in the clockwise flow of air around the high will give temperatures a boost in the ... MORE

Police: Man fleeing from deputies on motorcycle crashes, faces charges in Ulysses

The man was taken into custody at the scene after being evaluated by EMS officials. Groton man Christopher D. Hickox, 38, was driving a motorcycle south on Halseyville Road when police attempted to pull him over around 4:27 p.m. He allegedly did ... MORE

Warm and dry fall forecast for Upstate NY: What does it mean for fall colors?

Dry weather can make leaves more vibrant — if they don't fall off early. While the region would welcome the bright, vibrant colors — especially in the Finger Lakes. The dry weather is causing some concern. Will the leaves make it to ... MORE

Update from 54th: Floyd Rayburn calls for six debates prior to GOP primary

Before the Sept. 13 primary, Floyd Rayburn wants to debate his Republican foes in each of the 54th Senate District’s six counties. While he gives those in the region, including media outlets, less than a month to plan such an event a ... MORE
FLX Weekly: Join Jessica Lahr & the FingerLakes1.com Staff for a look at your week in the Finger Lakes

FLX Weekly: Join Jessica Lahr & the FingerLakes1.com Staff for a look at your week in the Finger Lakes

Join Jessica Lahr along with Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso and Jessamy Uticone to debut our new format for FLX Weekly and talk about this week’s top local topics including the re-launch of the new platform at FingerLakes1.com. Also, our top local photos ... MORE
DEC issues Drought Warning as heat, dry conditions continue throughout FLX

DEC issues Drought Warning as heat, dry conditions continue throughout FLX

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Wednesday that much of central and western New York were being upgraded from a Drought Watch to a Drought Warning. The move was executed at direction of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. A ... MORE

Report: State lawmakers could get pay raise to $117,000

According to the Albany Times Union, if approved, lawmakers would go from making around $79,000 a year to nearly $117,000. That hike would closely follow the pay raises other state employees have received over the same 17 year span. We won’t know ... MORE

Route 15 Detour from 8/1/16 tentatively through 9/30/16

Due to paving, Plain St., between Clinton St. and N. Titus Ave., will be closed effective Mon., Aug. 1, prompting the detour of TCAT’s Route 15. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September. Outbound: Route 15 will ... MORE
Watkins Glen Police Blotter 7/15 – 7/27

Watkins Glen Police Blotter 7/15 – 7/27

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the following arrests. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty. Megan M Jasak, age 30 of Windsor, NY was arrested on July 15 and charged with petit larceny.  Jasak was arraigned in the Village of Watkins Glen Court ... MORE
No daytime access to TCAT/Gadabout facility starting 8/1 possibly through 8/3

No daytime access to TCAT/Gadabout facility starting 8/1 possibly through 8/3

Due to construction, Norfolk Southern’s railroad tracks at Willow Avenue will be closed effective Monday, August 1, Tuesday, August 2, and possibly Wednesday, August 3, from 9 am to 4 pm. Vehicular traffic, including TCAT’s Route 13, will not be able to ... MORE

Tompkins Indictment: Man indicted on 6 drug counts

A man was indicted Thursday on six drug-related counts that happened in the city of Ithaca. Aaron M. Gaetano is accused of having heroin and methamphetamine when Ithaca police officers executed a drug bust at 213 S. Titus Ave. on March 4 ... MORE
Courts, News, Tompkins County

Man accepts plea deal to pay Ithaca cemetery back $99K

A man who spent about a year on the lam and later turned himself in to police after spending time “out west,” accepted a deal Thursday, pleading guilty to grand larceny. Scott E. Goodrich confessed to stealing cash and equipment from the ... MORE

Weekend rain possible in the Finger Lakes

Some widespread rain Saturday afternoon could provide some short term drought relief. Weekend Rain With the drought persisting across the Finger Lakes, the region needs a number of widespread, long duration rain events. Anything else, including getting too much rain remains unlikely ... MORE
New Cayuga plant owner eyes continued operation

New Cayuga plant owner eyes continued operation

With the deal closed to purchase Lansing's coal-fired power plant, Riesling Power LLC spokesman Michael Enright said his company is focused on integrating the Cayuga power plant's 74 employees. Riesling moved to purchase Cayuga just as state regulators snuffed plans for utility ... MORE