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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

Lansing outlasts Trumansburg en route to regionals

Lansing outlasts Trumansburg en route to regionals
The Lansing boys soccer team squeaked past Trumansburg 1–0 in the Section IV Class C tournament championship on Oct. 29 at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Lansing head coach Benji Parkes said he was proud of how the squad battled throughout the tournament. “We had some good games throughout our run in sectionals,” Parkes said. “I think they made us 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

$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

Cornell falls to Penn on Friday night in Ithaca

Cornell falls to Penn on Friday night in Ithaca
Penn used three extended second half scoring drives to rally for a 20-7 victory over Cornell on Friday evening at Schoellkopf Field. The Quakers retained the Trustees’ Cup and improved to 6-2 on the season (3-2 Ivy), while Cornell dropped its second straight to fall to 3-5 (2-3 Ivy). The Quakers scored a pair of third quarter touchdowns on 10-play... more

Section 4: Notre Dame takes 8-man football title with win over Lansing

Section 4: Notre Dame takes 8-man football title with win over Lansing
After losing twice to Lansing during the regular season, Elmira Notre Dame beat the Bobcats in their third matchup to claim the Section 4 eight-man football championship Friday night at Binghamton Alumni Stadium. Junior quarterback Erik Charnetski ran for 145 yards and threw for 148 to lead the Crusaders (5-2) to a 38-20 victory. Charnetski ran for three touchdowns, breaking... 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

Ithaca stifles Hobart with 10-3 win at Boswell

Ithaca stifles Hobart with 10-3 win at Boswell
The Ithaca College football team faced less than favorable conditions for the third straight week at Hobart College on Saturday, and for the third consecutive week, the Bombers came out on top as they defeated the Statesmen, 10-3, in a Liberty League matchup. Ithaca is now 7-2 on the season and 4-1 in the Liberty League, while Hobart falls to... 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

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE: Results and analysis of Tuesday’s vote throughout the Finger Lakes & NYS (webcast replay)

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE: Results and analysis of Tuesday’s vote throughout the Finger Lakes & NYS (webcast replay)
Join Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi for FingerLakes1.com’s Election Night LIVE webcast sponsored by Midey, Mirras & Ricci, the Finger Lakes Personal Injury Attorneys. The trio discuss Tuesday’s vote throughout the region and analyze all the local and state contested races and react to the results as they come in. Also, here from Seneca County Judge candidates Barry... 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

FLX WEEKLY: Election Day reactions, a day on the Seneca wine-beer trail & wintry weekend ahead (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Election Day reactions, a day on the Seneca wine-beer trail & wintry weekend ahead (podcast)
Join Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi to recap Tuesday’s vote, share some images from a day on the Seneca Lake Wine-Beer Trail, and look ahead to the weekend in the Finger Lakes. It will be a blustery, cold one with a chance of seeing our first snow of the season. Also, we share some great local photos from... more

Big Red hoops starts 2-0 for the first time in nine years

Big Red hoops starts 2-0 for the first time in nine years
Cornell men’s basketball rolled to its first 2-0 start in nearly a decade, pulling away midway through the first half and cruising to an 86-44 win over Division III SUNY Canton on Thursday evening at Newman Arena. Fifteen different Big Red players scored in winning its second straight game in the Central New York Hoops Classic. A 23-0 first half... more
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