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HOLIDAY HOOPS CLASSICS: Rewind some of our best holiday week HS basketball webcasts on FL1 Sports

HOLIDAY HOOPS CLASSICS: Rewind some of our best holiday week HS basketball webcasts on FL1 Sports

High School Basketball is a big deal to us here at FingerLakes1.com and while the FL1 Sports Team is enjoying a relaxing holiday at home, we do miss the action normally heating up the gymnasiums throughout the Wayne-Finger Lakes. While we await ... MORE
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How cities like Auburn tried to compete, but lost battle with suburbs: What’s next?

What happened in Auburn during the 1950s-60s wasn't unique. It was happening everywhere. It's referred to as urban renewal, but really meant move-to-suburban. A look at Auburn's history through the lens of an urban planner who agonized the city's decision to destroy ... MORE
Gov. Cuomo vetoes stream protection bill, siding with Sen. O’Mara and GOP legislators over 41 environmental groups

Gov. Cuomo vetoes stream protection bill, siding with Republican legislators over 41 environmental groups

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed Friday a bill to protect 41,000 miles of New York State streams regularly used for fishing and boating — legislation that major environmental groups consider an essential response to the Trump Administration’s rollback of federal stream and wetland ... MORE
Cuomo signs bill banning incineration of toxic firefighting foam, but doesn’t include Finger Lakes hotspot

Cuomo signs bill banning incineration of toxic firefighting foam, but doesn’t include Finger Lakes hotspot

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday that permanently bans the burning of toxic firefighting foam at the Norlite LLC hazardous waste incinerator about 10 miles north of Albany. The foam has been used and stored at dozens of airports, fire stations and ... MORE
Fish aren’t biting on Seneca Lake: Will Greenidge’s bitcoin mining expansion will make it worse?

Fish aren’t biting on Seneca Lake: Will Greenidge’s bitcoin mining expansion will make it worse?

Seneca Lake’s annual National Lake Trout Derby has shown a steady decline in fish caught and derby participation, according to this chart posted on the Derby’s Facebook site in 2018. A local fisherman is urging Torrey town officials to consider the declining ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Octagon Houses in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Octagon Houses in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

The latest edition of Our Finger Lakes History premieres on Tuesday night at 9:00 pm and deals with octagon houses – an architectural style that became popular in the United States, especially in New York State and the Finger Lakes, in the ... MORE
Toxic algae took it easy on Seneca Lake this year: Canandaigua, Cayuga, and Owasco lakes all got slammed though

Toxic algae took it easy on Seneca Lake this year: Canandaigua, Cayuga, and Owasco lakes all got slammed

On the morning of July 4, Cayuga Lake’s first suspected harmful algal bloom of the season was spotted on the shoreline near the Beacon Bay Marina at the lake’s northeastern tip. Tests showed that its water samples easily exceeded the state’s cutoff ... MORE
Police say multiple arrests made after chaotic protest scene at IPD headquarters

Police say multiple arrests made after chaotic protest scene at IPD headquarters

Police say a protest at Ithaca PD headquarters started after officers were blocked from attempting to respond to a ‘shots fired’ call during the afternoon rush hour on Thursday. IPD said in a release that a sergeant was attempting to leaving police ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Sampson Air Force Base (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Sampson Air Force Base (podcast)

What began as the Sampson Naval Training Station during World War II became the Sampson Air Force Base on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake where Sampson State Park is today. In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History Walter Gable takes ... MORE
Legislators in Schuyler vote 7-1 to urge DEC to probe proposed Cayuta waste site; Sen. O'Mara asks for answers on traffic

Legislators in Schuyler vote 7-1 to urge DEC to probe proposed Cayuta waste site; Sen. O’Mara asks for answers on traffic

The Schuyler County Legislature voted 7-1 last night for a resolution opposing a state permit for a proposed solid waste facility on Route 13 in Cayuta until: — The state Department of Environmental Conservation conducts a “full, fair and exhaustive environmental review, ... MORE
What happens when frontline workers become unemployed during a pandemic?

Nursing home workers put in tough spot after lengthy stay on unemployment during Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has crippled the economy and working eligible labor forces across the nation, especially here in New York, which has accrued a 12.9-percent unemployment rate statewide according to the state's Department of Labor latest report from August. Bill Corino is just ... MORE
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DEC says early earth-moving was violation at proposed waste facility in Schuyler County

DEC says construction of storage building on proposed waste facility site in Schuyler wasn’t issue, but early earth-moving was violation

The 2019 construction of a green storage building on the site of a proposed waste facility in Schuyler County does not violate state rules that ban construction activity without a permit, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has ruled. “The property owner ... MORE
PREMIERE @ 8:30 PM – OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable deals with the Flood of 1935 that devastated the southern Finger Lakes. The July 1935 flood killed 44 people and caused millions of dollars in damages. This extended episode ... MORE
Watkins Glen native, president of Arnot Realty purchases former DOT site in Ithaca for $

Watkins Glen native, president of Arnot Realty purchases former DOT site in Ithaca for $3.79M

New York State has sold the former DOT maintenance facilty located along Cayuga Lake in Ithaca. It sold for $3.79 million, and the new owner is a Watkins Glen native. Officials identified the buyer as Peter Dugo, president of Arnot Realty Corporation ... MORE
DEC seeks to modify Cargill’s Cayuga Salt Mine permit while its subject to pending legal appeal

DEC seeks to modify Cargill’s Cayuga Salt Mine permit while its subject to pending legal appeal

“Mostly Housekeeping Changes.” That’s how the state Department of Environmental Conservation brushes off its proposed modifications to Cargill Inc.’s permit to extract salt from its gigantic mine from leased state land under Cayuga Lake. The changes proposed July 29 would formally bar Cargill from ... MORE