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Khouzam gets long prison term after murdering mother

The Branchport man who killed his mother at her Dresden home several years ago will spend 24 years in prison. Judge Jason Cook sentenced Paul Khouzam to 24-years-to-life in prison, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Khouzam was on probation at the ... MORE
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Clute Park rink to open with holiday fair

The Parks Department of the Village of Watkins Glen is set to begin the winter season with the inaugural opening of the Clute Park Event Center Ice Rink on Friday Dec 3 at 11am. An opening celebration will be held at 4pm, ... MORE
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DEBRIEF: Debating Willard closure, diversions at local hospitals, Wegmans security for shopping carts, and hedge fund play for Lee newspapers (podcast)

On this edition of The Debrief Podcast your hosts Ted Baker and Josh Durso from the FL1 News team break down the biggest stories of the week. – Wegmans store in Auburn rolls out new security system to prevent rogue shopping carts ... MORE
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Reward being considered amid Schuyler County homicide investigation

The Schuyler County District Attorney’s Office and Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office are working with local leaders to establish a reward for information on the death of Richard Seeley. The 43-year-old Orange resident was found dead inside his home. He died of a ... MORE
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Tricky travel this morning as snow covered roads, slippery spots make for wintry commute

The lake effect snow bands that are making travel difficult during the early-morning hours will dissipate as time goes on. Use caution on roadways, especially if traveling along the Route 104 corridor between Monroe, Wayne, and Cayuga counties. That’s where the heaviest ... MORE
COVID cases on the rise in Finger Lakes: Vaccine rates stuck with 20-40% still unvaccinated

COVID cases on the rise in Finger Lakes: Vaccine rates stuck with 20-40% still unvaccinated

Throughout the Finger Lakes region there has been a well-documented spike in COVID-19 cases. Last week Ontario and Wayne counties reported some of their highest numbers to date in the pandemic. In nearby Cayuga County, which is technically located in Central New ... MORE
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ELECTION RESULTS: Big changes in local politics after consequential day of voting across Finger Lakes

Looking to get caught up on elections from around the Finger Lakes? We have full-results below. Those will be updated as new numbers are released by county election offices. Before you sift through results down there – here are a few of ... MORE
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Odessa Village Board member resigns, moving to North Dakota

A trustee for the Odessa Village Board has resigned. Robert Tuttle announced his resignation at this month’s village board meeting. He’s moving to North Dakota early next month, which means he won’t be able to serve any more of his term. An ... MORE
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UPDATE: Missing teen found after leaving home in Watkins Glen

Update: The missing teen has been found. The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 15-year-old who left his home in Watkins Glen sometime in the middle of the night on Sunday. Kasey Johnston was last seen at his home. He ... MORE
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Schuyler County Public Health will host COVID vaccine clinics Thursday and Friday

Schuyler County Public Health will be holding COVID vaccine clinics this Thursday and Friday at the Watkins Glen Community Center. All three vaccine choices will be available and are provided at no cost. Booster doses are available for people who previously received ... MORE
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Watkins Glen stole over $100,000 in public benefits by falsely reporting income

Investigators say a Watkins Glen duo were arrested on October 21 after an investigation into unreported income, which resulted in theft of more than $100,000 in public benefits. Louis Latorre, 47, and Kimberly Latorre, 44, were charged with felony counts of welfare ... MORE
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FLX WEEKLY: Bob Montgomery & Finger Lakes Festival of Lights (podcast)

Bob Montgomery is the Executive Producer of the Finger Lakes Festival of Lights in Burdett which runs through November 7th. This unique and spectacular light show tells the story of Seneca Lake through the ages and Bob is in-studio with Sydney Radka ... MORE
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Finger Lakes Land Trust accepts donation of property in Hector

The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced this week it has accepted the donation of a conservation easement from Rochester resident Jim Minor that will forever conserve 208 acres in the town of Hector, Schuyler County. Located between the Finger Lakes National Forest ... MORE
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Watkins Glen village Christmas event returns after pandemic

Watkins Glen Village Christmas, hosted by Watkins Glen Promotions, Inc., will resume again this year on Friday December 10, 2021 from 5p.m.-8p.m. on Franklin Street in Watkins Glen, with the theme of “Candy Land.” This event returns after being cancelled due to ... MORE
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Alzheimer’s walk at Watkins Glen International fights for a cure

Hundreds gathered at Watkins Glen International for the 2021 annual walk to end Alzheimer’s. Over 400,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s in New York. It’s one of the most common types of dementia that can ruin a person’s memory. Hundreds of walkers ... MORE