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FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: It should be another wonderful weekend in Seneca Falls (podcast)
The annual It’s A Wonderful Life weekend festival and 5k race return to Seneca Falls this weekend. Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk all about it and give you some important details, take a look at the weather outlook, and share some other events going on in the region if you can’t make it... more

Developer who purchased Exxon Mobile property in Jacksonville sees hamlet on ‘up and up’

Developer who purchased Exxon Mobile property in Jacksonville sees hamlet on ‘up and up’
After decades of languishing in the aftermath of an environmental disaster, signs of revitalization have sprouted in the hamlet of Jacksonville within the Town of Ulysses. The latest: a local builder who sees charm and potential in the hamlet. Earlier this week, the deed was finalized for three of the Exxon Mobil Corp. properties, land bought out by Exxon Mobil... more

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019

Tuition at SUNY schools could go up again in 2019
Tuition to the state’s public colleges next year could increase once again next, driving up the cost of a four-year public college education in New York. “It’s going to be a tight fiscal year. The state is looking at a deficit. Will the state increase financial aid? It’s going to be a big issue,” said Blair Horner, NYPIRG legislative director.... more

LATEST: Teen charged in Ithaca stabbing is connected to out-of-state homicide

LATEST: Teen charged in Ithaca stabbing is connected to out-of-state homicide
Multiple warrants uncovered as investigation continues Police have released new information on the juveniles arrested in connection with a stabbing that happened last Friday in Ithaca. The juveniles, 13, 15 and 16-years-old, are accused with stabbing a man Friday night on N. Cayuga St. Police said in an update that one of the suspects has two warrants from another state.... more

State providing nearly $300,000 to eastern Finger Lakes farmers

State providing nearly 0,000 to eastern Finger Lakes farmers
Nearly $300,000 in funding will be made available to help farmers around Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles and Otisco lakes to plant crops in order to protect water quality, the state announced Wednesday. The state Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced $285,000 in will be used to promote the use of cover crops in the eastern... more

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Cuomo’s op-ed, cashless tolling in NYS, and contamination at the Depot (podcast)
On Friday’s edition of The Debrief Josh Durso was joined by Ted Baker, host of Finger Lakes Morning News on WGVA and WAUB – where the duo discussed a number of recent headlines from around the Finger Lakes. The topics up for discussion included: – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fiery op-ed aimed at critics of the Amazon deal in New York... more

‘Tales of Old Trumansburg’ published posthumously

‘Tales of Old Trumansburg’ published posthumously
Trumansburg historian and photographer Joe Baldwin, who died in October of last year, worked right up until the end of his life on a book about the place he loved most. “Tales of Old Trumansburg,” published posthumously, has just been released. The 255-page softbound book comprises a collection of Baldwin’s well-researched stories previously published in the membership newsletter of Ulysses... more

Local auctioneer accused of cheating estate out of $200K in Tompkins

Local auctioneer accused of cheating estate out of $200K in Tompkins
A local auctioneer has been charged with failing to pay an estate owner thousands for a property in Tompkins County, according to state police. Police say David C. Hall, 47, was arrested after a year-long investigation. He’s the proprietor of Worth Auctions, which is located on Dryden Road, in Freeville. Troopers said Hall failed to pay the owner of an... more

COURT REVIEWS CASE: Should DEC have issued a mine shaft permit to Cargill before environmental review?

COURT REVIEWS CASE: Should DEC have issued a mine shaft permit to Cargill before environmental review?
The main courtroom of the Tompkins County Courthouse was packed Monday afternoon for a hearing about whether the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation should have required an Environmental Impact Statement before issuing a permit to Cargill to build a new mine shaft. The petitioners in the Article 78 case include the City and Town of Ithaca, the Town... more

Deputies: Drunk driver charged after head-on crash in Newfield

Deputies: Drunk driver charged after head-on crash in Newfield
Deputies say a driver involved in a head-on crash in Newfield on Sunday, which resulted in three people being seriously injured – happened after one driver was under the influence of alcohol. It happened on Shaffer Road in the town of Newfield just after 7 p.m. Sunday. State Police say 27-year-old Andrew Sampson of Horseheads crossed the center line, hitting... more

Cornell has ties to NASA spacecraft that landed on Mars

Cornell has ties to NASA spacecraft that landed on Mars
An out-of-this-world project has a big local tie. This week, many people will be following the InSight Probe that landed on Mars. Cornell University is playing a major role in the NASA mission: Professor Don Banfield is one of the investigators and science team members. The team will be studying the interior geology of the planet. Cornell University professor Jonathan... more

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Christmas trimming, decking the halls & the first weekend of December (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to talk about decorating for Christmas. From the outside lights, to trimming the tree and decking the halls, we talk about our own traditions and favorites as the 2018 holiday season is underway. Then, a look at the weekend ahead as the Finger Lakes ushers in the month of December.... more

Eastview Mall, Waterloo Premium among most-popular shopping centers in Upstate New York

Eastview Mall, Waterloo Premium among most-popular shopping centers in Upstate New York
Like to shop? The holiday season is here and shoppers are taking to area malls and shopping centers like always — and Yelp — has provided a regional ranking of the most-positively reviewed destinations for shopping. However, not all of them on the list are malls, exactly. Some of them are shopping centers and plazas that offer a slightly different... more

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing CAFO regulation, HABs, and politics of Greenidge (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Discussing CAFO regulation, HABs, and politics of Greenidge (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Peter Mantius, founder of The Water Front, whose reporting is featured on FingerLakes1.com, joins Josh Durso to discuss a number of important, pressing political and environmental issues that have been grabbing headlines in the last several weeks. Watch the entire program below, or listen to the audio only version in the media player at the bottom... more

How much snow fell? NWS reports more than a foot in some places (full coverage)

How much snow fell? NWS reports more than a foot in some places (full coverage)
The brunt of the accumulation is over after the first winter storm of the season dumped a significant amount of heavy, wet snow on the Finger Lakes. Skies will stay mostly cloudy throughout the day with the chance for breaks of sun during the afternoon. Crews are out getting roadways cleared; and as one would imagine – it’s a slow... more

College student in Ithaca pleads guilty to federal weapons charges

College student in Ithaca pleads guilty to federal weapons charges
A college student in Ithaca has pleaded guilty to felony firearms offenses. Federal prosecutors said Maximilien Reynolds, 21, of Rumson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to one count of willfully causing false statements to be made to a licensed firearms dealer during the purchase of a firearm, and one count of possessing firearms not registered in the National Firearms Registry and... more
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