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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

American Red Cross accepting nominations to honor real heroes

American Red Cross accepting nominations to honor real heroes
The American Red Cross of the Finger Lakes is accepting nominations for its annual Real Heroes Breakfast which will be held on March 8th, 2019 at The Corning Museum of Glass. The deadline for nominations is December 1st, 2018. Proceeds from the Real Heroes Breakfast benefit the Finger Lakes Chapter, which serves Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties.... 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

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

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

INTERCEPT REPORT: Rep. Reed founded medical debt collection firm with questionable practices

INTERCEPT REPORT: Rep. Reed founded medical debt collection firm with questionable practices
Over the last two years, Michael Enslow, a resident of Waterloo, New York, has been in a back-and-forth with a debt collector. The exchanges, familiar to many Americans, ended up in federal court, claiming that the debt collection company repeatedly refused to remove medical debt he long ago resolved from his credit report. Their error prevented him from getting preapproved for a mortgage. Such chicanery... 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

INSIDE THE FLX: Amanda Kirchgessner on campaign, representation in 58th District (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Amanda Kirchgessner on campaign, representation in 58th District (podcast)
Amanda Kirchgessner calls herself a non-traditional candidate for state office. She is seeking to unseat State Sen. Tom O’Mara, who has represented the 58th District since moving over from the State Assembly. She began her run for office in November, and brings more than 17 years of experience serving people to the discussion. Her non-traditional path means that she has... 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

$13M secured for flood relief in Finger Lakes, Southern Tier

$13M secured for flood relief in Finger Lakes, Southern Tier
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $13 million program, which is available for restoration and recovery efforts following the severe flash flooding in August that severely impacted communities in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions. “Extreme weather is the new normal in New York and it’s critical that we build more resilient communities to withstand this reality,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will... 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

Harmful algal blooms less-likely in winter, but still possible

Harmful algal blooms less-likely in winter, but still possible
New York environmental officials say they will stop issuing harmful algal bloom notifications for the winter, though they warn that they can still occur in colder weather. Water contaminated by the blooms can make people sick. The algae, which is actually a type of bacteria, feeds on nitrogen and phosphorus washed in from farms, yards and leaking septic systems. The... more

DEC warns drivers to use caution during deer mating season

DEC warns drivers to use caution during deer mating season
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning motorists to exercise caution as deer become more active now that the animals’ mating season has begun. Also known as the rut, deer, especially young bucks, become more active and less wary during mating season, increasing the likelihood of collision with drivers, according to the DEC. At least 70,000 deer-vehicle collisions are... more

FORECAST & MORE: Winter arrives in the FLX, as holiday shopping season kicks off

FORECAST & MORE: Winter arrives in the FLX, as holiday shopping season kicks off
It’s going to be a wild weather weekend here in the Finger Lakes. Widespread rain and snow will be expected today. Forecasters say there should be a period of wet snow during the afternoon, but on either side of that rain will be the precipitation type. Don’t expect any widespread accumulation. Strong winds on Saturday, along with scattered snow showers;... more
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