Finger Lakes

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In September, a class from Wells College was on Cayuga Lake, near Aurora, when someone noticed a non-native weed in the water. It was hydrilla, an invasive plant that can cause big problems.

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(WXXI) The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has announced its choice for the winning bidder to take over the former Seneca Army Depot. 

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LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Mining operations remain on hold at a central New York salt mine more than a week after 17 workers were rescued from an elevator stuck 900 feet underground.

LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Crews are preparing to remove the elevator on which more than a dozen central New York mine workers got stranded hundreds of feet underground.

The newly published anthology "From The Finger Lakes" features memoir, fiction, essays and articles by 44 of our most accomplished regional writers, including Alison Lurie, Diane Ackerman,. J. Robert Lennon, Jeanne Mackin, Alice Fulton, Fred Wilcox and many more.  It was published by Cayuga Lake Books, a local imprint. Hopper is an editor, writer, poet and co-founder of CLB, and Ellis, a writer and editor, served as guest editor for this anthology.

Blue-Green Algae Now Found In At Least 3 Area Lakes

The Ontario County Health Department says that the presence of blue-green algae has been confirmed in parts of Honeoye, Seneca and Canandaigua Lakes.

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Onondaga County's Lakeview Amphitheater comes to life tonight for the first time, when country star Miranda Lambert takes the stage. Many in the community hail the entertainment venue, along the shores of Onondaga Lake, as an economic engine for years to come. But there are still environmental concerns from one front, about the choice to build a stage on top of 80 feet of industrial waste beds. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A state prison in central New York has been locked down for an unexplained reason.
Corrections officials say prisoners have been locked in their cells at the maximum-security Auburn Correctional Facility since Friday. The Auburn lockdown began just after a separate lockdown at the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in northern New York was lifted following the escape of two inmates.

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Starting as early as the end of the summer, all officers in the City of Ithaca Police Department are going to wear body cameras. City of Ithaca Police Chief John Barber presented the department’s camera policy to common council members on Wednesday. The policy includes rules for operating the cameras, storing the videos and releasing them to the public.

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Work on the Ithaca Commons appears on track for a summer completion, more than two years after construction began. Project manager Michael Kuo gave an update to the city’s Common Council during last night’s meeting.