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READY, SET, SHOP: Black Friday shoppers take to local stores

READY, SET, SHOP: Black Friday shoppers take to local stores
The time has come again, as it does every year, to make your holiday shopping list and check it twice. Hopefully, as you are checking off the family and friends’ wish lists, you’ve made some of your purchases at our fine Cayuga County retailers. Many of our large retail businesses will have amazing one-day-only Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals,... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your extended Finger Lakes holiday weekend ahead (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Your extended Finger Lakes holiday weekend ahead (podcast)
On the day before Thanksgiving, join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk about the holiday weekend ahead. Check out two ways to make cranberry sauce as we sample them both in-studio and we share some great local photos from the last wintry week here in the Finger Lakes. . more

ROMAINE IS NOT SAFE: Officials warn against any consumption of lettuce until further notice

ROMAINE IS NOT SAFE: Officials warn against any consumption of lettuce until further notice
The Centers for Disease Control is advising consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell any romaine lettuce as it investigates an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine. Wegmans and Tops Friendly Markets announced plans within hours of the announcement to remove all romaine lettuce from stocked shelves. Key Points: CDC, public health and regulatory officials in... more

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

TURKEY TWEETS: Thanksgiving Day across the FLX in Tweets

TURKEY TWEETS: Thanksgiving Day across the FLX in Tweets
In what was the coldest Thanksgiving Day on record (this morning’s low of 9 degrees at Syracuse’s Hancock Airport breaks the all-time record for low temperature on November 22nd), Finger Lakes area residents went about their holiday business. There was feasting, football, friends and family. Below are some of our favorite posts on social media from Thanksgiving Day 2018 in... 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

Cuomo administration rushed Greenidge’s restart — but was it legal?

Cuomo administration rushed Greenidge’s restart — but was it legal?
A pair of court rulings expected by yearend are likely to determine whether the Cuomo Administration broke the law when it fast-tracked permits to restart the Greenidge Generation power station. The decades-old plant began producing electricity again in March 2017 after a six-year pause and a conversion that allows it to burn natural gas rather than coal. Two years earlier,... more

FLX WEEKLY: First snow, Thanksgiving favorites & sports weekend (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: First snow, Thanksgiving favorites & sports weekend (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for a round-up of your week in the Finger Lakes and a look at the weekend ahead. With just one week until Thanksgiving, we discuss all the preparations and planning leading up to the holiday season. . more

WATCH THE DEBATE: Reed & Mitrano face off in televised battle for voters in 23rd District (video)

WATCH THE DEBATE: Reed & Mitrano face off in televised battle for voters in 23rd District (video)
It didn’t happen in the Finger Lakes, or in the northern portion of the 23rd Congressional District, but three debates were scheduled. On Tuesday, Democratic Challenger Tracy Mitrano and Incumbent Republican Tom Reed faced off before voters, talking immigration, the economy and much more. Watch the debate below: more

FLX WEEKLY: “Falling Back” and into November (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: “Falling Back” and into November (podcast)
Nothing marks the change of seasons quite like the end of Daylight Savings Time. We’re scheduled to turn back the clocks before we go to bed on Sunday night and that will come 4 days after we turn the calendar from October to November here in the Finger Lakes.  On this edition of FLX Weekly we’ll talk all about it,... 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
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