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Eye on NY: Sen. Pam Helming reflects on first year in Albany

For freshman state Sen. Pam Helming, the most valuable moments of her first year in office weren't spent in Albany. It was the time she spent with constituents in her six-county Finger Lakes district. Helming, R-Canandaigua, had her share of achievements in 2017. She singled out passage of a $45 million aid package for communities affected by flooding along Lake... more

Auburn police: ‘Potentially deadly’ batch of heroin circulating locally

Following three overdose emergencies overnight, officials are advising the public that a "potentially deadly batch of heroin" is circulating in the Cayuga County area. The Auburn Police Department on Saturday posted on its Facebook page that APD and Auburn Fire Department were dispatched to two overdoses early Saturday morning. During the same time frame, police said, Cayuga County Sheriff's Office... more

House Democrats pursue new candidate to take on John Katko in 2018

House Democrats say they're recruiting a top-tier candidate to challenge Rep. John Katko in the 2018 election in case Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner declines to launch a bid for the seat. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., the top recruiter for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the National Journal that the party is pursuing a candidate who may be more likely... more

Senate will not consider Buerkle, Auburn native, for consumer safety chair

Ann Marie Buerkle, an Auburn native and former congresswoman, may not serve as chair of an independent federal agency after all. The U.S. Senate returned Buerkle's nomination to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission to President Donald Trump last week, according to congressional records. Because the Senate sent the nomination back to the president, Trump must renominate Buerkle or select... more

Crash closes portion of South Street Road in Fleming, four cars involved

A portion of South Street Road in Fleming was closed Tuesday following a four-car crash that sent one person to the hospital. The crash was reported around at 11:54 a.m. in the vicinity of 5700 South Street Road in Fleming, outside the Sunoco gas station, according to Cayuga County 911. Police closed the street from Willowbrook Road to Sand Beach... more

Auburn North Division Street hydro plant project nears completion

After wet summer weather extended construction work at the North Division Street Hydropower Plant into the winter months, the facility bordering the Owasco River successfully generated power Friday. Construction began on the $6 million project in the spring and was expected to be completed in August. However, a rainy summer and issues with rock excavation delayed construction and caused crews... more

Extreme cold continues in the FLX; New Years Eve looks frigid, too

Those who can tolerate Thursday’s frigid temperatures have truly acclimated to winter in New York. Forecasters say this is some of the coldest weather the region has experienced in a couple winters, and the pro-longed nature of the event, spanning several days – makes it one of the longest stretches of Arctic weather we’ve seen in about as long. FLX... more

Owner of Osteria Salina in Auburn opens new restaurant at Destiny USA

The owner of the downtown Auburn eatery Osteria Salina recently opened a familiar restaurant at Destiny USA in Syracuse: Bambino's Bistro. Bambino's called Auburn home for about eight years until owner Guillermo Salina decided to close the bistro to focus on Osteria Salina, which opened in 2013. "It was time to move on," Salina said of the Auburn Bambino's location.... more

Cuomo: Two Auburn companies awarded low-cost power for expansion projects

The state is awarding low-cost power to two Auburn companies advancing multi-million dollar expansion projects. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the power allocations Thursday. The New York Power Authority, through the ReCharge New York program, will allocate 310 kilowatts to Currier Plastics and 30 kilowatts to Copper John Corporation, both Auburn manufacturers. Nearly 30 companies and organizations will receive low-cost power... more

Snow coming, bitter cold will return for New Years Eve

The National Weather Service has upgraded expectations of forecasts for parts of the Finger Lakes this weekend. While much of the region will only see a period of light snow, lake effect snow warnings have now been issued for Wayne and Monroe counties. The National Weather Service said on Friday that a clipper system would bring a quick, burst of... more

DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest political news in 2017 (podcast)

Episode #15 of the Debrief Podcast marked the final show of 2017 from Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso, who has discussed a variety of political, social, and economic issues in the FingerLakes1.com Studio. On the special, ‘year-end’ edition of the pod, the duo discussed Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s viability in 2018, a number of state proposals that will be... more

Police: Cayuga County man with BAC three times legal limit charged with DWI

A Cayuga County man was arrested for drunk driving Friday night after crashing his car in the town of Victory, state police said. In a press release, police said 37-year-old Eric W. Richardson was taken into custody at around 11 p.m. after troopers responded to a property damage accident on Route 38. Richardson, of Red Creek, allegedly failed several standard... more

Brutal wind chills, lake effect snow persist throughout the Finger Lakes tonight

Walking outside this morning might have felt like a shock for some, as the Finger Lakes experienced temperatures that haven’t been seen in recent memory. Forecasters say the temperatures will continue falling through Thursday, which will mean that staying warm, bundled up, and keeping children and pets safe is a priority. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories... more

Exodus from New York continues as state loses thousands

New York gained population in 2017 — but it wasn’t reason to celebrate for officials, who lived through another Census review, which highlighted significant losses to other states. In fact, even as the state’s population grew to 19,849,399 — up some 13,000 over the previous one — the state ranked 41st in overall growth. More troubling was the migration of... more

Officials, stakeholders react as Canandaigua, Seneca lakes excluded from Cuomo’s 12th budget proposal

Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his 12th proposal for the 2018 budget. Activists and elected officials alike are concerned that both Seneca and Canandaigua lakes were excluded from the proposal. It involves implementing a $65 million 4-point initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms in Upstate New York that threaten the recreational use of lakes that are important to upstate tourism,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Reporter Peter Mantius talks local headlines, changes in the news business (podcast)

How does a newspaper veteran with history and experience in Atlanta and the New York City-area get involved with covering some of the most-controversial topics in the Finger Lakes? For Peter Mantius, it started with a move to Watkins Glen. He moved to Watkins Glen from Long Island, where he ran a couple business publications. Most of his career was... more
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