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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural development efforts locally with USDA (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural development efforts locally with USDA (podcast)
Rural communities are at a clear disadvantage when it comes to winning economic development contests, like those we frequently see in the news. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative, while something that has proven to be positive ... more
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NY comptroller cites Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES on professional services contracts

An audit by the Office of the New York State Comptroller questioned Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES' practices in obtaining professional services. The report of the audit was released in March. The goal of the audit, which was ... more
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NY comptroller: Employee scammed Onondaga County town, stole $30K

A town of Geddes employee is accused of stealing $30,000 in a health insurance scam, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said Wednesday. Shannon Carhart, 43, of Syracuse, was arrested and charged with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree ... more
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Local craft breweries create 624 direct and indirect jobs

New York state’s craft beer industry generated $5.4 billion in economic contributions, according to an economic impact study funded by the New York State Brewers Association. The report measured the number of jobs, wages paid ... more
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Tops Markets partners with GoodRx app for cheaper prescriptions

Tops Markets partners with GoodRx app for cheaper prescriptions
Tops Markets announced a new partnership to allow customers to get prescription discounts. The app, GoodRx, is free to download. In an announcement, Tops wrote that once customers download the app, they can type in ... more
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Police: Canandaigua man arrested on felony charges after investigation

Police: Canandaigua man charged with first-degree rape after Syracuse-area investigation
Troopers say a 22-year-old has been arrested in connection to a rape investigation in the Syracuse area. Benjamin Korpiel, 22, of Canandaigua is accused of forcibly raping a woman at a location in the Town ... more
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Howie Hawkins, Syracuse resident, exploring run for Green Party presidential nod

Howie Hawkins, Syracuse resident, exploring run for Green Party presidential nod
Howie Hawkins has campaigned for New York governor and Syracuse mayor. His next race will be the biggest. Hawkins, a co-founder of the Green Party, announced Wednesday that he is exploring a run for president ... more
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What’s next after region commits $500M to revitalize the FLX

Nearly all of a $500 million state award meant to revitalize the Finger Lakes region has been committed, officials say. But just $100 million is out the door, and just a quarter of the 100 ... more
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Cardi B coming to Lakeview Amphitheater in May

Cardi B coming to Lakeview Amphitheater in May
Hip hop star Cardi B is set to play at the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in May. The rapper will be appearing with special guests Teyana Taylor, City Girls and Nicole Bus on Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing Upstate New York with Chris Clemens (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing Upstate New York with Chris Clemens
Exploring is one of the most-essential functions of human existence. Our curiosity is often sparked by the thing that's unknown, or the things we know less about. It's the pursuit of knowledge, information, and other ... more
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Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire on Thruway (video)

Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire on Thruway (video)
A tractor-trailer fire caused the temporary closure of the Thruway between exits 39 and 40, according to transportation officials. Emergency crews responded to the scene around 4 p.m. It took until about 5:30 p.m. for ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Debating a controversial resolution in SF, prisons, plastic bags, and more from Albany (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Downtown Revitalization Initiative, 2019 Legislative Session Ends, and SUNY Prices Jump Again (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ted Baker of the Finger Lakes Morning News. The duo discuss the latest in Seneca Falls after a controversial resolution was introduced, Albany chatter ... more
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Investigation into Rochester homicide continues with search of Wayne Co. property

Two from Wayne County charged with murder of man found dead in Syracuse
An investigation into the homicide of a Rochester man continued Thursday in Wayne County. Rochester Police and Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies were at the last-known address of Charisse Walton Thursday morning. She and Aries Ash ... more
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New York Mets workout inside the Carrier Dome on Tuesday (full coverage)

New York Mets workout inside the Carrier Dome on Tuesday (full coverage)
The New York Mets’ journey to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday got off to a rough start. The team closed its spring training schedule with a game against Baltimore on Monday in Sarasota, Fla. New ... more
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Phelps Sungas, Inc. will be acquired by Toronto-based company

Officials say a Toronto-based company is set to purchase Phelps Sungas, Inc. The agreement that's been entered into will serve as an acquisition, according to reports. The propane distribution assets of Phelps Sungas will be ... more
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DEALS OF THE WEEK: Prime Rib Special at Woody’s, lineup of specials at Dewey’s, and spring merchandise specials

LOCAL DEALS: Herman Brothers Truck Load Sale & Save 10% on lunch at Ciccino’s
There's plenty to be excited about for this week's deals! Check out the FingerLakes1.com Local Deals site to take advantage of some amazing offers around the region! Woody's Bar & Grille Prime Rib Special Woody's ... more
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SEE THE LIST: NYS Senate Women of Distinction nominees unveiled

SEE THE LIST: NYS Senate Women of Distinction nominees unveiled
Senator Pam Helming announced the 25 nominees for the New York State Senate Women of Distinction recognition from our region. This award recognizes the outstanding work of extraordinary women from our area and throughout New ... more
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Rep. John Katko after Mueller investigation ends: ‘It’s time to move on’

Rep. John Katko after Mueller investigation ends: ‘It’s time to move on’
With the completion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Rep. John Katko believes the results should be respected and House Democrats should focus on other matters ... more
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Study: Visitors generated $2.4 billion in FLX

A new study said 5.56 million people visited the Finger Lakes region in 2018, with 4.9 million here for leisure, generating $2.4 billion in business. Those numbers come from a “comprehensive” consumer behavior study Travel ... more
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AAA: More Americans will take a family vacation this year

AAA: More Americans will take a family vacation this year
Families are planning to get away in 2019! According to AAA, nearly 100 million Americans will go on a family vacation this year. That number is slightly up from last year. AAA says spring and ... more
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Study: 5.56 million visited the Finger Lakes region in 2018

Study: 5.56 million visited the Finger Lakes region in 2018
How many people are visiting the Finger Lakes? A lot. The results of a comprehensive consumer behavior study were unveiled this week. The study was conducted by Travel Marketing Insights, on behalf of Finger Lakes Tourism ... more
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