Deputies: Farmington man falsely reported sexual abuse against disabled person

A 48-year-old Farmington man is accused of making false claims about sexual abuse against a disabled person, according to deputies. Martin Douglas Gray, 48, of Farmington was charged with falsely reporting an incident after investigation revealed that in June he made a false allegation of sexual abuse being committed against a developmentally disabled person at a group home in the... more

Steam Fest gears up in Hopewell

Twenty-three years ago Michael McCauley and his wife Shirley got married atop an antique tractor at the 1995 Pageant of Steam — fitting for a pair whose roots run deep with the annual pageant now underway on Gehan Road in Hopewell. Like his father before him, Michael is all about the antique steam-powered equipment. Head engineer for pageant sponsor New... more

Deputies: Auburn man arrested after domestic incident in Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 5th at 2:00 am deputies arrested a 39-year-old Auburn man following a domestic incident. James J Rusin, 39, of Auburn was arrested in the Town of Tyre for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree. It is alleged Rusin... more

Skaneateles Lake beaches closed for third day due to algae blooms

Beaches at the north end of Skaneateles Lake remain closed for the third consecutive day because of potentially toxic algae blooms. Representatives of Clift Park beach and the Skaneateles Country Club said the beaches are closed pending the results of tests. The Onondaga County Health Department, which oversees beaches, issued a news release Tuesday saying the beaches were shut down... more

Doubledays hold off Muckdogs rally for win on the road

The Batavia Muckdogs got the potential tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the ninth, but David Smith recorded a strikeout to preserve the Auburn Doubledays’ 4-3 win at Dwyer Stadium Thursday. Jamori Blash put the Doubledays on the board first with a solo homer in the second inning, and Auburn added three more runs in the... more

Syracuse University to enhance public safety at Carrier Dome

To provide a safer environment for the public and to expedite fan entry into the Carrier Dome, Syracuse University will implement a new clear bag policy and install new walkthrough metal detectors at the stadium. The Syracuse University Clear Bag Policy, which will go into effect with the start of the 2018 football season, limits the size and type of... more

Cayuga County sheriff’s office hopes to be first in state with jail transitional coordinator

The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office is looking to be the first county in the state with a specialized position to help jail inmates transition to civilian life, which Sheriff David Gould said would be the right thing to do both morally and financially. At Wednesday's Cayuga County Legislature's Judicial and Public Safety Committee meeting, Gould said he'd like to soon... more

Kanpak donates 800 backpacks for local students

Hundreds of students in local school districts will head to school in September well prepared for the challenges ahead, thanks to donations of school supplies, and a local business is leading the way in generosity. Last year, KanPak gave 400 fully outfitted backpacks to school children in two area schools through the Milly’s Pantry programs. This year, Kanpak workers are... more

Algae toxins found at low levels in Skaneateles Lake intake pipes

For the first time this year, algae toxins have been found in the city of Syracuse's water intake pipes in Skaneateles Lake. The levels are very low — at the threshold of detection — and none of the toxins are reaching drinking water, said officials from the state Department of Health. Samples taken Monday and Tuesday show 0.3 parts per... more

Generations Bank announces the addition of Stacy Albro as AVP – Office Manager

Generations Banks announces the hiring of Stacy Albro as Office Manager. Albro will be responsible for managing the Generations Bank office of Seneca Falls. Albro has had over 20 years of experience in customer service, most recently at another financial institution. “I’m excited to be working for a company with a passion for serving the community. I look forward to... more

Humidity begins significant drop in FLX

Weather conditions across the Finger Lakes will be much nicer over the next few days thanks to an area of high pressure from Canada. Before this high arrives though, the low pressure system that brought yesterday’s rain and thunder is still our primary influencer today. This low is now situated well north into Canada with its cold front extending south... more