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Dundee man indicted by grand jury on manslaughter charge

A Dundee man could be facing anywhere from 5 to 15 years in prison, if convicted on the charge that a grand jury leveled against him. Charles Taylor, 25, of Dundee was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal injection of a narcotic drug, along with two misdemeanor charges of making a punishable false... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Melina Carnicelli, Betty Bayer talk about march in Seneca Falls (podcast)

Everyone involved in organizing the ‘Women March in Seneca Falls’ event scheduled for Saturday knew it had the potential to grow incredibly large. The event, which is scheduled for Saturday was previewed by two organizers. Former Auburn Mayor Melina Carnicelli and Betty Bayer, joined Josh Durso on the Inside the FLX podcast to talk about how that event blossomed into... more

Newark Village takes next step in Main Street reconstruction

Newark Village officials took the next step to prepare for the reconstruction of South Main Street. At the board’s last meeting, they approved an engineering contract with Lu Engineers for waterline replacement. Bob Hutteman from Lu Engineers was on hand to talk about the proposed waterline replacement. Given that the waterlines are currently located under the pavement, Hutteman told the board... more

Commission says $269M brought into region by HWS

Hobart and William Smith Colleges may not pay property taxes, but it wields plenty of economic impact in the region and state, a new study says. A recent analysis by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities said the Colleges’ total economic impact in 2015 was $269.2 million, an increase of about $25 million since 2013. The commission used data... more

W-FL Thursday: South Seneca girls roll over rival Romo; ER sweeps season series against Lyons

The South Seneca Lady Falcons used a dominant performance on the road to run away from Romulus on Thursday in a game that was streamed live on FL1 Sports. The final score of 66-37 was in stark contrast to the FL West rivals first meeting earlier this season which the Lady Falcons won by just 2 points. Watch the game... more

Sex offender denies having sex with 13-year-old in Cayuga County

A Level 2 sex offender has denied having oral sex with a 13-year-old in Cayuga County. In November 2016, 38-year-old Keith A. Hilliard, of Skaneateles, was arrested and charged with felony second-degree criminal sex act and failing to report a change of status. At the time, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office said Hilliard had oral sex with a child under... more

More cases involving suspended Auburn corrections officer dismissed

Three more criminal cases were dismissed and another postponed in Cayuga County Court Thursday in light of an ongoing investigation at Auburn Correctional Facility. Late last month, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision launched an investigation at the prison after Corrections Officer Matthew Cornell admitted planting a weapon on an inmate. The Citizen: Read More more

Auburn City Council serves up $150,000 loan to Doubledays

Auburn officials hope that the city’s latest loan to the Auburn Doubledays will be the last. Members of the Auburn City Council voted unanimously Thursday to authorize a $150,000 interest-free loan for the Doubledays, the short-season Class-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The loan, which will come from the city’s fund balance, is pending the approval of... more

Geneva teens reject 10-year prison sentence for armed robbery

The Geneva teens accused of robbing a Hobart and William Smith Colleges student at gunpoint in August while out of jail on bail for a riot charge have again turned down a plea deal that would have them spend 10 years in prison. With the deal now off the table, Jemar M. McCall, 19, and his 16-year-old accomplice, not identified... more

January warm up ahead for the Finger Lakes

Temperatures have been staying above normal all of this week, but it certainly hasn’t been terribly warm. That will change over the next few days as temperatures warm from the 30s, which is 5-10 degrees above normal, into the 50s, which is more like 20-25 degrees above normal. Thursday will again see temperatures primarily stuck in the 30s. Skies will... more

Lyons artist to exhibit at Museum of Wayne County History

The Museum of Wayne County, 21 Butternut St., Lyons, recently announced that its first exhibit of 2017 will be “Ann Collins Westerns” starting Feb. 9. Collins, of Lyons, made her fame on the racetracks of America painting the leading racehorses from the 1940s through the 1980s. Few knew that she painted one western painting a year throughout her career as... more

Progress coming for stalled Canandaigua resort site?

New information on the stalled Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort development may soon be available. Developer David Genecco has requested to meet with City Council’s planned unit development committee to present potential changes to the permitted use of the property, according to the agenda released by the city. The meeting is scheduled for 7 pm Thursday, January 26th, at the Hurley... more

Ithaca homicide, standoff suspect found unfit to stand trial

The Dryden man accused of shooting a UPS driver in a Walmart parking lot and running over his body last month has been found incompetent by a Tompkins County judge. Judge John Rowley ruled Thursday morning that Justin Barkley, 38, will go to a secure hospital for treatment. His ruling came after just a five minute hearing, during which two... more

Cayuga County-area school districts get modest aid increase in Cuomo’s budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a $1 billion education aid increase in his 2017-18 executive budget, including a modest bump for Cayuga County-area school districts. Under Cuomo’s budget plan, the Auburn Enlarged City School District would receive $29,179,205, a 2.3 percent increase over its 2016-17 foundation aid total. The Weedsport school district’s aid would increase from $5,607,988 in the 2016-17 school... more

Environmental Committee gives presentation on LL3 in Seneca Falls, steps taken to improve quality locally

On Wednesday, a special committee in Seneca Falls met to give a presentation on recently-enacted Local Law No. 3, as well as other environmental issues. While the committee is not officially sanctioned by the Town Board, this environmental committee acts to inform community members of the realities facing Seneca Falls. Wednesday’s educational session lasted a little more than one-hour and... more

Cayuga County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair to leave post

Cayuga County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair is departing her job, county Legislature Chairman Keith Batman said Wednesday. Batman said he could not comment on specifics like whether she initiated the decision to leave, or when that will happen, because she and the county are still in negotiations. He did say, however, that Sinclair is still serving as county administrator for now,... more

Auburn Fire Department responds to Colonial Laundromat for burning dryer

The Auburn Fire Department reports that on Wednesday around 1:30 pm they were called to the Colonial Laundromat for a general alarm. When the first crew arrived on scene, they noted moderate smoke coming from the structure, which was ultimately traced back to two dryer units that had begun burning. No injuries were reported and the fire department notes that... more
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