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LOCAL REACTION: Rep. Louise Slaughter passes away at 88 (full coverage)

LOCAL REACTION: Rep. Louise Slaughter passes away at 88 (full coverage)
Liam Fitzsimmons, chief of staff to Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) announced her passing. The 88-year-old had been a staple in local, regional, and federal politics — taking on a wide-variety of issues. The passing ... more
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FLX will remain cold, windy over next several days

There will be a chance for some minor, scattered snow showers, but a vast majority of the snowfall is over. At least for the time being. While some outlets are already gearing up for another ... more
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Former state Sen. Nozzolio leading initiative to promote region

Former state Sen. Nozzolio leading initiative to promote region
An initiative spearheaded by former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio is moving forward with plans to promote the Finger Lakes region with a focus on economic development. LOCATE Finger Lakes has created a website, locatefingerlakes.com, featuring ... more
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185 groups urge Cuomo, NY lawmakers to ban plastic bags

185 groups urge Cuomo, NY lawmakers to ban plastic bags
Nearly 185 environmental and civic groups are urging New York state lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pass legislation banning plastic bags. In a letter sent Friday the groups called on state leaders to ... more
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Kolb, Palmesano & Helming draft letter calling on Gov. Cuomo to block Circular enerG incinerator

Kolb, Palmesano & Helming draft letter calling on Gov. Cuomo to block Circular enerG incinerator
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-Corning) and Sen. Pamela Helming (R-Canandaigua) called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials to block a prospective application from Circular EnerG, LLC to ... more
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Assembly Republicans aim to chip away at ‘unfunded mandates’ through new plan

Assembly Republicans aim to chip away at 'unfunded mandates' through new plan
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) and members of the Minority Conference unveiled a phased-in plan to address the burdensome New York State Medicaid program on Monday. The plan would provide much-needed relief to ... more
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Snow, wind will remain locked in the FLX through day (full coverage)

Snow, wind will remain locked in the FLX through day (full coverage)
Wednesday will be a snowy, cold, blustery day making it feel like mid-winter, despite spring being a short time away. Check out the latest forecast information below as winter continues to thrash the Finger Lakes ... more
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Rochester man charged with felonies after Seneca County burglary

Police: Seneca Falls man accused of verbally, physically abusing child in Walmart
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Rochester resident on burglary charges after a lengthy investigation into a Varick incident. Tyler J. Kurlas, 32, of Rochester was charged with second-degree burglary ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Trailblazers PAC founder Leslie Danks Burke talks transparency, political engagement (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Trailblazers PAC founder Leslie Danks Burke talks transparency, political engagement (podcast)
Government transparency. They are two words frequently debate, and discussed within the realm of politics, but one group says they're working harder than any other in the region to restore faith in elections through civic ... more
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State Police: Lyons crash leads to multiple charges for pair

Ontario man charged with forcible touching after domestic incident
State Police say that two people were arrested after an accident on Debusse Road in Lyons. Shawn D. Rivera-Shuler, 22, of Newark and Kamel M. Davis, 22, of Rochester were arrested on different charges. Troopers ... more
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Best Birding Spots in the Finger Lakes

Best Birding Spots in the Finger Lakes
If you ask residents and visitors what attracts them most to the Finger Lakes, you will likely hear mostly about our sweeping vistas, stunning shorelines, orchards, farms, culture and arts, food and wine. But for ... more
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FLX FORECAST: Snow stays in the forecast through late-week, accumulation expected

FLX FORECAST: Snow stays in the forecast through late-week, accumulation expected
Big snowfall is not expected for the Finger Lakes this week — even as another nor’easter makes its way up the coast — dumping heavy snow along the New England coastline. Forecasters say after a ... more
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U of R and RIT prepare for women’s basketball Sweet 16 showdown

U of R and RIT prepare for women's basketball Sweet 16 showdown
RIT and the University of Rochester are less than five miles from each other, their campuses even share the same river! The history of their women's basketball teams, however, could not be more different. To ... more
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WINTER REMINDER: Light accumulation possible on Friday, cool pattern will continue

WINTER REMINDER: Light accumulation possible on Friday, cool pattern will continue
Expect some additional accumulation on Friday, but nothing that will cause major headaches. The region saw a general light coating of snow overnight, and now another couple inches are possible through the day on Friday ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Geneva’s City Manager search & school assembly gone wrong in Newark (podcast)

LIVE AT 10 AM: The Debrief Podcast tackles local issues (podcast)
On Episode #19 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso talk local politics, including the latest on a proposed piece of legislation that would impact the way child offenders are prosecuted. Other issues ... more
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Light accumulation likely tonight as snow returns to the Finger Lakes

Light accumulation likely tonight as snow returns to the Finger Lakes
We may have missed the big snows from the coastal storm that dumped measurable snow on those up-and-down the East Coast — but it doesn’t mean we’re seeing spring-like conditions. Forecasters say that measurable snow ... more
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Exploring the mystery and menace of toxic algae invading the FLX

Innovative project on Seneca Lake to study toxic algae
Although a precise cause of toxic algae menacing the region’s largest and most vital water bodies remains elusive, a wellspring of brainpower is working on the crisis. With a share of a $58 million dollar ... more
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ANOTHER NOR’EASTER? FLX misses major snowfall, biggest headache with latest storm

ANOTHER NOR'EASTER? FLX misses major snowfall, biggest headache with latest storm
While the word nor’easter will be in the headlines on Wednesday, the Finger Lakes shouldn’t see much action from this latest system. The track of the system will be far enough east — where most-forecasters ... more
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OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Sen. Helming backs measures to create’ business friendly’ climate in NYS

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Sen. Helming backs measures to create' business friendly' climate in NYS
State Senator Pam Helming announced the passage of two bills she supported, which proponents say will help support and improve New York's business climate by removing obstacles that hurt job creation. The measures are among ... more
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Rochester man accused of possessing gun illegally during Canandaigua incident

Rochester man accused of possessing gun illegally during Canandaigua incident
On March 1st at approximately 2:45 p.m. officer arrested a 32-year-old Rochester man for possessing a weapon during an incident that took place on May 13th, 2017. Sharon S. Thomas, of Rochester was charged with ... more
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Another winter storm this week? Finger Lakes should miss heavy snow

Another winter storm this week? Finger Lakes should miss heavy snow
For those looking to see a warm up to those unseasonable temperatures we were getting last week — it won’t come in this week’s planning forecast. While the week will remain narrowly chilly, with temperatures ... more
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