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Finger Lakes residents report loud booms: Was it thunder? Was it an earthquake?

Finger Lakes residents report loud booms: Was it thunder? Was it an earthquake?
What was that loud boom? It was the most-frequently asked question on social media after a series of loud rumbles were reported across the central Finger Lakes on Sunday. The reports streamed in as some ... more
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Corning named among the best small towns in the U.S. for culture

Skaneateles ranked #1 in Oprah Magazine list of places to visit; Corning ranked #26
Corning has been recognized as one of the top small towns in the United States for its vibrant cultural scene, ranking seventh on USA Today's Best Small Town Cultural Scene list for 2024. This distinction ... more
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Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes

Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes
The total solar eclipse has come to a conclusion across the Finger Lakes. While the weather wasn't perfect, a few folks in the western portion of the region saw breaks of sun. While most others ... more
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Fire Up New York Red: Steuben courthouse goes red to honor firefighters

Fire Up New York Red: Steuben courthouse goes red to honor firefighters
Steuben County has launched the "Fire Up New York Red" campaign, illuminating the Steuben County Courthouse in red to honor local firefighters and highlight the urgent need for more volunteer firefighters. This initiative is part ... more
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Sheriff: Steuben woman charged with arson, reckless endangerment after structure fire

Sheriff: Steuben woman charged with arson, reckless endangerment after structure fire
Deputies arrested a 52-year-old Howard resident following a structure fire and investigation. According to a news release, Kimberly Corigliano is accused of intentionally starting a fire and endangering people at the property. She was charged ... more
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Tim Hortons to open at former McDonald’s site in Hornell

Employees at Tim Horton’s in Canandaigua test positive for COVID-19; location temporarily closes
Tim Hortons, the beloved Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, is set to break ground on its first store in Hornell, expanding its reach into the Southern Tier of New York. Slated to begin construction in ... more
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Historic Steuben County Courthouse could become apartments

Steuben County Legislator takes plea deal, will not resign despite sex trafficking allegations
The iconic Steuben County Courthouse, a landmark on First Street in Corning, is poised for a significant transformation. Once home to the Steuben County DMV, the historic building is now under new ownership with plans ... more
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Bath man faces felony charges for violating court order, leaving scene of incident

Bath man faces felony charges for violating court order, leaving scene of incident
In Bath a man was arrested on charges after allegedly violating a protective order by entering and becoming violent in a home protected against him. Jason Arnold, 41, was arrested on Friday, March 29, after ... more
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Thurston faces uphill battle defending its sewage sludge ban: Will state heed town’s warning of PFAS risk?

Thurston faces uphill battle defending its sewage sludge ban: Will state heed town’s warning of PFAS risk?
Legal precedent is not on the side of the Town of Thurston as it prepares to defend its law banning the spread of sewage sludge on fields in a bid to protect public health. In ... more
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Troopers: Woman faces arson, menacing officer charges after knife-wielding incident near Corning

Troopers: Woman faces arson, menacing officer charges after knife-wielding incident near Corning
A dramatic incident unfolded early on March 29, 2024, when State Police, aided by local law enforcement and fire departments, responded to a disturbance at the Fasttrac Gas Station in Riverside. Abbi E. Fuller, 37, ... more
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Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy

Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy
The Finger Lakes region is known for its picturesque landscapes and tourism, but a silent crisis is unfolding. A recent report by Common Ground Health, supported by data from the New York State Department of ... more
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Knife-wielding woman sets fire to gas station outside Corning

Knife-wielding woman sets fire to gas station outside Corning
In the early hours of Friday morning, an alarming situation unfolded at the Fastrac gas station on Pulteney Street in Riverside. First responders, including over a dozen police officers, firefighters, and paramedics, rushed to the ... more
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Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend

Girl Scout cookie season extended thanks to poor weather last weekend
Due to last weekend's unfavorable weather leading to the cancellation of numerous cookie booths, the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council has announced an extension of the cookie sale season through April 21. Initially set ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing workforce development efforts in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing workforce development efforts in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
What's being done to address the workforce shortage in the Finger Lakes? Unemployment rates are historically low. Most counties in the region reporting 3.5-4.25% jobless rates. That means employers are competing for a smaller pool ... more
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Sheriff Allard: Woman defrauded DSS for thousands in Steuben County

Steuben County’s police reform plan open for public comment now
On March 27 deputies arrested 23-year-old Emily P. Martin for allegedly defrauding the County Department of Social Services. According to Sheriff Jim Allard, Martin, from Painted Post, New York, is accused of submitting false documents ... more
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DEBRIEF: Geneva development, housing issues, and assessments in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Geneva development, housing issues, and assessments in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
On this episode of The Debrief Podcast hosts Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine talk about recent headlines across the Finger Lakes region - including the closure of the Geneva Movieplex, development of a Dunkin' franchise ... more
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Hornell City Council approves budget with tax decrease for 2024-25

Hornell City Council approves budget with tax decrease for 2024-25
The City of Hornell has officially approved its 2024-2025 budgets, featuring a slight property tax decrease, marking a shift from the previous year's tax increase. In a move celebrated by city officials and residents alike, ... more
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Federal funding boosts healthcare in the Finger Lakes

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The Finger Lakes area is set to receive over $3 million in federal funds aimed at enhancing healthcare services and emergency operations, as announced by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The investment is ... more
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SUNY Corning, Elmira College forge new path for student transfers

Corning Community College goes remote despite having just nine confirmed cases of COVID-19
SUNY Corning Community College (CCC) and Elmira College have signed a significant articulation agreement, ensuring CCC graduates a streamlined transfer to Elmira College for their bachelor’s degree pursuits. The collaboration aims to empower students to ... more
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