»

The biggest environmental stories from the Finger Lakes in 2018

The biggest environmental stories from the Finger Lakes in 2018
Looking back on 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo deserves a “C-” grade for protecting the environment in the Finger Lakes during his eighth year in office.   His administration certainly got some things right. It set aside $65 million to address harmful algal blooms, or HABS, and much more for upgrades to local water treatment plants.  And after nearly a decade of... more

Ithaca Police Department, Mayor don’t see eye to eye on staffing

Ithaca Police Department, Mayor don’t see eye to eye on staffing
Ithaca’s a growing city with around 30,000 people, and two universities. The police department has 69 officers and Union President Eric Doane says it’s not enough. “There are more college kids than ever, there are businesses, everything’s growing around here, but we are not allowed to grow to meet that need,” said Doane. In the last five years Doane says... more

Need a gift idea? These Finger Lakes wines made industry ‘Best of 2018’ lists

Need a gift idea? These Finger Lakes wines made industry ‘Best of 2018’ lists
Need some wines for a holiday party or gift? Three Finger Lakes wines are a good bet, as all have been included in recent “Best Of” lists in the national wine press. Accolades for Keuka Spring Vineyards, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and Ravines Wine Cellars will not come as a surprise to people familiar with Finger Lakes wines, as are all considered to... more

Driver runs red light, hits trooper cruiser – injuring two in Ithaca

Driver runs red light, hits trooper cruiser – injuring two in Ithaca
A State Trooper and her young passenger were hospitalized Sunday night after a 23-year-old struck the police car after running a red light. Troopers say Molly J. Donovan, 23, of Ithaca went through a red light on Sunday around 8:51 p.m. at the intersection of Route 13 and West Buffalo Street. She was traveling east on West Buffalo Street and... more

FLX WEEKLY: A Wonderful Christmas Time (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: A Wonderful Christmas Time (podcast)
The holiday season rolls on and this week we recap the Wonderful Weekend in Seneca Falls and talk about some strange aspects of the holiday classic movie It’s A Wonderful Life. Then a preview of the 2nd to last weekend before Christmas. Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi on the back end of your lunch hour... more

Holiday shipping deadlines as shoppers close in on Christmas

Christmas shipping deadlines are fast-approaching
You made your list, checked it twice, and fought crowds to get your shopping list finished ahead of the last two weeks before Christmas. Now you need to get some items in the mail. When is the deadline? How much time do you have? And who offers the final deadline for those holiday procrastinators? Here’s how it all breaks down... more

Newspaper business manager accused of stealing $57K while employed

Newspaper business manager accused of stealing $57K while employed
An ex-employee has been charged with stealing nearly $60,000 from the Cortland Standard over a span of five years, according to police. The Cortland Police Department arrested 52-year-old Stephen W. Clark, after allegedly stealing $57,000 from the Cortland Standard, a daily newspaper. He’s accused of stealing money and falsifying business records between October 31st, 2013 and August 2018. At the... more

O’Mara says he will reintroduce two pieces of legislation aimed at working together

O’Mara says he will reintroduce two pieces of legislation aimed at working together
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today said that he would reintroduce legislation in 2019 to establish an industry-sponsored “Paint Stewardship Program” and “Solar Panel Collection Act.” “These measures exemplify how much we can accomplish by working together with industry on important environmental concerns. Seeking common ground and cooperation, rather than government cramming unreasonable demands down the throat of industry,... more

Sen. O’Mara weighs in on pay raises for legislators in NY

Sen. O’Mara weighs in on pay raises for legislators in NY
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today rejected the New York State Compensation Committee’s report calling for a three-year, phased-in pay increase of roughly 63% for state legislators while also making the state Legislature a full-time occupation by capping a legislator’s ability to earn an income outside of legislative work. The panel earlier this week recommended increasing the base pay... more

After new infestation found on Cayuga Lake, experts warn of hydrilla spreading

After new infestation found on Cayuga Lake, experts warn of hydrilla spreading
A new infestation of hydrilla, an invasive species of plant that can choke waterways with its rapid growth, was found on Cayuga Lake in October, prompting experts Wednesday to warn about the plant’s ability to spread. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service describes the aquatic plant as “the world’s worst invasive plant,” largely for its extreme ability to reproduce. Like... more

Troopers searching for driver who threw two dogs out of moving car in Cortland County

Troopers searching for driver who threw two dogs out of moving car in Cortland County
State police are looking for the people responsible for throwing two dogs out of a moving vehicle in Cortland County Wednesday. Troopers patrolling I-81 in the Whitney Point area around 9:30 Wednesday morning spotted a tractor trailer pulled over on the side of the road. They noticed the driver carrying a badly injured dog and another following behind him. The... more

New shopping habits challenge Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign

New shopping habits challenge Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign
The sound of ringing bells outside businesses means ’tis the season of giving and making memories. Steve Hausmann chairs this year’s Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. “I’ve always gone out and rung the kettle,” Hausmann said. “My family would do it once a year.” The nonprofit’s Red Kettle campaign is a way for the Rochester Fire Department to give back... more

Morgan scores 26 as Cornell’s upset bid falls short at the Dome

Morgan scores 26 as Cornell’s upset bid falls short at the Dome
Senior Matt Morgan scored 26 points and Cornell erased a 15-point second half deficit, but Syracuse was able to pull through for a 63-55 win over the Big Red on Saturday evening at the Carrier Dome. The Big Red slipped to 4-4 with the loss, while the Orange improved to 5-2.. CornellBigRed.com: Read More From last night: Cornell's Matt Morgan... more

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping

Holiday deadline dates for USPS shipping
Lines stretched out the door are not uncommon this time of year for postal workers as increased gifts and packages are a familiar scene during the holiday rush. Billions of deliveries are expected to be made by mail carriers this holiday season. “People are doing more shopping online than ever before,” said USPS mail carrier David Boal. Beginning next Sunday,... more

Ithaca father accused of assaulting 3-year-old, fleeing state after investigation launched

Ithaca father accused of assaulting 3-year-old, fleeing state after investigation launched
Police say a 21-year-old Ithaca man was arrested after fleeing the state on assault charges related to injuries sustained by a 3-year-old child. On Monday Joshua Barnes, 21, of Ithaca was arraigned in Ithaca City Court on a felony assault charge after being taken into custody on November 20th in Baltimore, Maryland. Police say the investigation began on October 4th... more
1 2 3 4 132