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INSIDE THE FLX: Troubling trend exposed when it comes to financial literacy (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Troubling trend exposed when it comes to financial literacy (podcast)
Earlier this year, WalletHub released survey results, which painted a grim picture about financial literacy across the U.S. Stunningly, the U.S. ended 2017 with $92.2 billion in new credit card debt – the highest increase since 2007 – before the ‘Great Recession’. How much have we learned in the last 10 years; and what are we doing today to prevent... more

Wegmans and liquor stores fined $1.1 million by State Liquor Authority

Wegmans and liquor stores fined $1.1 million by State Liquor Authority
Gates-based supermarket chain Wegmans and five affiliated liquor stores were fined Wednesday by the New York State Liquor Authority. The SLA said Wegmans was fined for “availing their license to five affiliated liquor stores.” It accused the supermarket chain of “effectively” managing “five liquor stores without a proper license.” The liquor authority said that the stores were Whitehouse Wine and... more

Skiing in the Finger Lakes: 9 amazing resorts and trails for downhill, XC, more

Skiing in the Finger Lakes: 9 amazing resorts and trails for downhill, XC, more
The hills, valleys and forests of New York’s Finger Lakes region make for some phenomenal downhill and cross-country skiing during the winter months. From hidden gems in the woods to glistening white slopes, skiers of all kinds can find winter thrills in this region. Venues in Wayne, Chemung, Tompkins, and Ontario counties are included on the list. Here are nine... more

DAILY FORECAST: Mixed bag of precipitation expected, as active weather continues

DAILY FORECAST: Mixed bag of precipitation expected, as active weather continues
Get ready for more cold, soggy weather in the Finger Lakes this week. The National Weather Service reports that Monday will be quiet, but that big changes will be on the way for Tuesday. Temperatures will push through the 40s after starting in the 20s throughout; and as the day progresses – clouds will take over. A mixed bag of... more

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory set to expire on Tuesday

NWS: Winter Weather Advisory set to expire on Tuesday
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the Finger Lakes – ahead of a slushy, wet accumulation of 1-3 inches. It’s expected to begin overnight, changing to rain by morning. However, it will mean a complicated commute – as parts of the region, particularly those in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier – will... more

Cayuga County judge ‘reluctantly’ sentences woman to probation after deadly Sennett wreck

Cayuga County judge ‘reluctantly’ sentences woman to probation after deadly Sennett wreck
A North Syracuse woman who killed two people and injured three others in a car crash last year was sentenced to five years of probation in Cayuga County Court Tuesday morning. In June 2017, Kadesha Dunham, 25, attempted to pass a concrete truck on Franklin Street Road in Sennett. On Dunham’s third attempt to pass the truck — in a... more

Batman, Finch spar over ethics, water quality at NY Assembly debate in Auburn

Batman, Finch spar over ethics, water quality at NY Assembly debate in Auburn
The two candidates for the 126th Assembly District didn’t disagree on everything during a televised debate at Cayuga Community College Wednesday, but the forum featured a few contentious moments. Early in the debate, Assemblyman Gary Finch and challenger Keith Batman were asked to assess each other’s handling of Owasco Lake water issues. Finch, R-Springport, recalled a meeting organized by U.S.... more

WATCH THE DEBATE: Dana Balter & Rep. John Katko clash over healthcare, POTUS (video)

WATCH THE DEBATE: Dana Balter & Rep. John
In their first televised debate, Republican Rep. John Katko and Democrat Dana Balter addressed issues that have plagued the country and central New York for a decade, as well as ones that arose just hours before. CNYCentral hosted the debate between the two candidates vying for New York’s 24th Congressional District on Tuesday — exactly a week out from the... more

SPOOKY FORECAST: Mild temperatures, but plenty of wet weather remains in Finger Lakes

SPOOKY FORECAST: Mild temperatures, but plenty of wet weather remains in Finger Lakes
It’s going to be a rainy day. The Finger Lakes will see plenty of wet precipitation, with it becoming heavy at times during the late-morning and early-afternoon hours. While the steady rain will taper throughout the afternoon; and should only be a shower or two by 6 p.m. – more steady rain will work back into the area as evening... more

Lawsuits: Websites for some New York wineries do not comply with ADA

Lawsuits: Websites for some New York wineries do not comply with ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires brick and mortar stores to be equipped with ramps, elevators and other accommodations in order to be accessible. But what does it say about access for those shopping online? A rash of lawsuits are targeting New York wineries and restaurants and could expand to many other small businesses because the law is not clear.... more

Helming introduces legislation to form prison contraband hotline

Helming introduces legislation to form prison contraband hotline
Senator Pam Helming announced that she has introduced legislation to create a toll-free hotline where callers can report information on prison contraband. The establishment of this hotline encourages prison inmates, corrections officers, and citizens to call anonymously to report the whereabouts of illicit weapons, drugs, and other harmful devices in our state prisons. The hotline would be available to accept... more

FOLIAGE REPORT: Finger Lakes primed this weekend for viewing

FOLIAGE REPORT: Finger Lakes primed this weekend for viewing
This will be the weekend to get out an enjoy the colors of fall. The latest report from iloveny.com indicates that the Central Finger Lakes is primed for enjoyment as folks get out and enjoy the last visual remains of fall. In the Finger Lakes region, Livingston County observers in Geneseo expect peak foliage this weekend. Look for 60-70 percent color change with rose-,... more

Batman unveils steps to end corruption in Albany at campaign event

Batman unveils steps to end corruption in Albany at campaign event
New York State Assembly candidate Keith Batman outlined his plan to crack down on corruption and give New Yorkers an honest and open state government that works for them. “Corruption, greed and dishonesty have hurt our families and made their struggles take a backseat to big-money special interests,” said Batman. “Enough is enough. We need real leadership and representatives that... more

Spectrum rates jump upward, company continues losing cable customers

Spectrum rates jump upward, company continues losing cable customers
Rates have climbed again. Spectrum has increased it’s rates, effective Thursday, even as the company made more money – with fewer customers. It means a hike of more than one dollar per month in the company’s broadcast TV rate ($8.85 to $9.95 per month). Spectrum receivers will go from $6.99 to $7.50. Spectrum internet will also cost five dollars more... more

Democratic enrollment grows across New York ahead of Election Day

Democratic enrollment grows across New York ahead of Election Day
Enrollment of Democratic voters surged over the last year in New York, according to new statistics released Thursday by the state Board of Elections. Republican enrollment, meanwhile, was largely flat over the last seven months as it fell year-over-year. The numbers will likely buoy Democratic hopes of winning key congressional and state Senate races on Tuesday amid what the party... more

Did Finch vote against $2 million for Auburn, Owasco water treatment?

Did Finch vote against  million for Auburn, Owasco water treatment?
There has been an ongoing debate during the 126th Assembly District race about who deserves credit for securing funding to help Auburn and Owasco protect its drinking water from harmful algal blooms. Assemblyman Gary Finch, a Republican, says he played a role in acquiring that state funding. Cayuga County Legislator Keith Batman, his Democratic opponent, disputes that. Batman contends he,... more

THE DEBRIEF: Election Day preview hours before voters head to the polls (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Election Day preview hours before voters head to the polls (podcast)
Closing in on Election Day – the region is preparing for one of the most-consequential midterm elections in recent memory. A number of key, high-profile races are heating up, and tightening up in the hours leading up to the moment when voters take to the polls and cast all-important votes. On this week’s episode of The Debrief Josh Durso is... more

Katko, Balter spar over I-81, Social Security during final TV debate before election

Katko, Balter spar over I-81, Social Security during final TV debate before election
With two days to go until Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Katko and Democratic challenger Dana Balter clashed early and often Sunday during the final televised debate of the 24th Congressional District race. A question about Medicare and Social Security from NewsChannel 9 moderator Dan Cummings led to the first of many exchanges between the candidates. Katko, R-Camillus, said the... more
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