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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

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

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

Drilling rig catches fire next to Starkey Town Hall on Monday afternoon

Dundee firefighters were called to Seneca St. on Monday afternoon shortly after 2:00 pm on reports of a Moravec drilling rig that caught on fire next to the Starkey Town Hall. According to reports the drill struck a pocket of methane which ignited the blaze. The fire has been put out and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has been... 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

Section V high school football tournament first round match-ups

Section V high school football tournament first round match-ups
The first round of the Section V high school football sectional tournament begins this Friday night. Each Class will compete for a berth into the NYSPHSAA tournament. Below is a full list of all the opening round match-ups and kick-off times… Class AA 8 Edison at 1 Aquinas 7 p.m. Friday (10/19) 7 Rush-Henrietta at 2 McQuaid 7 p.m. Saturday... more

Former chamber director arrested on felony charges in Yates County

The Yates County Sheriff’s Office reports that the former interim director of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce has been arrested. Julie Coleman, 35, was arrested on Friday on a warrant issued out of Penn Yan Village Court. She was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument – a felony, as well as fourth-degree grand larceny – also... more

Drinking water ban lifted in village of Rushville

Drinking water ban lifted in village of Rushville
As of midday Saturday, it’s OK to drink the water in the village of Rushville. The state Department of Health lifted the “do not drink” water advisory that affected the village of Rushville and included customers in the Middlesex Water District that was put in place because of blue-green algae. The state said samples collected Friday and Saturday showed less 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

Toxins from algae bloom on Canandaigua Lake force drinking ban in Rushville

Toxins from algae bloom on Canandaigua Lake force drinking ban in Rushville
Toxins generated by blue-green algal blooms in Lake Canandaigua have infected the public drinking water in the Village of Rushville, which draws its raw water from the lake about four miles to its west, test samples show. The state Department of Health yesterday urged all customers who rely on the village’s water system and those in the nearby Middlesex Water... 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

FLX WEEKLY: Cooling off for your October weekend ahead (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY LIVE AT 12:30 PM: Cooling off for your October weekend ahead (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Roger, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi inside the FingerLakes1.com Studios for a look at your October weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. See just how cold it will get and learn about some great autumn events to fill out your weekend plans. Also, the local weekend sports outlook and our top local photos from around the... more

THE DEBRIEF: Unpacking the latest headlines in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

DEBRIEF LIVE AT 9 AM: Unpacking the latest headlines in the Finger Lakes
This week on the newly re-launched Debrief – hosts Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine talk about the changes coming to the now-weekly program exclusively on FingerLakes1.TV and FL1 Radio – as well as the latest headlines in the Finger Lakes. . This week’s show topics: What’s next in Seneca Falls? Cuts to services, a sharp increase in property taxes, or... more

Penn Yan girls capture first Sectional tennis title in school history

Penn Yan girls capture first Sectional tennis title in school history
The Penn Yan Mustangs girls varsity tennis team capped their perfect regular season with a 5-0 Sectional victory over Marcus Whitman Oct. 9 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. Molly Pullen, #1 singles player defeated Rebecca Frarey in sets of 6-1, and 6-0. Her twin sister, Claire, defeated Alaina Dhondt in sets of 6-0 and 6-3. A first in PYA... more

Paving work to begin on Rte. 54 in Yates

Paving work to begin on Rte. 54 in Yates
A single course asphalt overlay paving project on State Route 54 from G. Fullagar Road to the Steuben County line in the Towns of Milo and Barrington, Yates County, will begin Wednesday, Oct. 10. The paving project is anticipated to last approximately one week. Traffic will be maintained with a one lane, two-way alternating flagging operation. The public should expect... more

Final day of summer heat: Temperature outlook will fast-forward to early-November

Final day of summer heat finally here; temperature outlook will fast-forward to early-November
One more day of summer-like heat. Wednesday will be much like Tuesday – as temperatures soar through the 80s and end up around 85 degrees for much of the region. South winds will pick up, bringing hot, humid weather to the region, but it will likely be the last day the region sees of this weather until next year. FLX... more

Heating up this week in the Finger Lakes

Heating up this week in the Finger Lakes
Forecasters say this week will be an incredibly muggy one, as temperatures stay well-above normal through Thursday. According to Drew Montreuil, of FLX Weather, “Temperatures will warm from south to north this morning. By noontime, most areas should be at least approaching, if not exceeding 70 degrees. Fog will lift, leading to some partial sunshine. Sunshine is least likely over... more
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