Info session set for flood victims on Lake Ontario shoreline

Property owners affected by flooding from record Lake Ontario water levels can learn how they can get help next week in a meeting hosted by state Sen. Pam Helming and Assemblyman Bob Oaks. An informational meeting on the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the Wallington Fire Department, 7863... more

Police: Auburn man threatened woman with butcher knife

An Auburn man was arrested Friday night for threatening a woman with a butcher knife in a domestic incident, the Auburn Police Department said. James Brown, 55, of Grover Street, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, and second-degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor. The Citizen: Read More more

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday’s $535 million jackpot?

Can you feel the excitement as the Powerball jackpot grows to the fifth largest ever? Here are Wednesday’s winning numbers: 17-19-39-43-68, Powerball: 13, PowerPlay: 4X The estimated jackpot is $535 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $338.8 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even larger for the next drawing. Syracuse.com: Read More more

Police: Auburn man arrested for robbery at gas station

An Auburn man was arrested Friday for stealing from a man at a city convenience store/gas station, according to a press release from the Auburn Police Department. Zackeriah L. Thurston, 29, 7 John St. Apt. 1, was charged with third-degree robbery, a class D felony. Dispatchers received calls about a fight between two men at the Speedway, 70 North St.,... more

Wells College’s new student enrollment up from last year

Wells College’s enrollment numbers for new students are seeing a boost from last year. Kishan Zuber, vice president for enrollment services for the Aurora-based private college, said enrollment for new arrivals is currently up 11 percent from last fall’s final enrollment. Current total enrollment estimates haven’t been determined yet, she said. While Zuber noted that those numbers are not set... more

Birders Preparing for the Montezuma Muckrace

Birrdwatchers from all over New York State and beyond will descend on the Montezuma Wetlands Complex for the 21st Annual Montezuma Muckrace on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th. The Muckrace, organized by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, is a 24-hour bird watching competition that raises funds for bird conservation and environmental education programs in this birding... more

Auburn Police Department renovation project running over cost, behind schedule

Some extra construction work has put the Auburn Police Department’s command center repair project over its original budget and drawn out its timeline. During Thursday’s Auburn City Council meeting, council members approved a change order for the project in the amount of $53,274. The extra money will go toward costs associated with additional tiling in the command center and new... more

Police: Auburn man threatened victim with knife

An Auburn man was arrested early Thursday for threatening a person with a knife, Auburn Police Department Deputy Chief Roger Anthony said. Robert W. Danboise Sr., 45, 101 Quill Ave., Apt. N-10, was charged with first-degree menacing and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies. Anthony said Danboise is accused of pulling out a stainless steel folding knife and... more

Two Cayuga County Legislature seats head to September primaries

A handful of primary races are coming up in Cayuga County, two of which are opportunities to ballot for county Legislature seats. Voting will take place between noon and 9 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 12. The Cayuga County Legislature District 4 seat, which represents the town of Brutus, is currently a race between incumbent candidate Grant Kyle, who is running on... more

Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority gets state approval to map systems

Water and sewer lines throughout Cayuga County are finally on their way to being mapped after more than four decades. The Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority received a $100,000 grant through the state Department of State’s Local Government Efficiency Grant Program in December 2016. The Cayuga County Legislature agreed to match those funds so the authority could make a... more

Auburn man admits stealing $83K in workers’ comp benefits

An Auburn man admitted Wednesday to stealing more than $83,000 in workers' compensation benefits and not providing employees at his logging company with workers' compensation insurance coverage. David Sigl, 54, pleaded guilty to three felony charges — second-degree grand larceny, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and second-degree insurance fraud. He also pleaded guilty to the workers' compensation crime... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, JIm Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your weekend ahead. With just two more weekends left in August, find out how the weather is shaping up and what events are happening around the region. Also, we discuss the top local stories of the week on FingerLakes1.com and show you our favorite local photos from the... more

Jay Strongwater plant in Union Springs to close in December

A plant in Union Springs that manufactures high-end jewelry and home decor for the brand Jay Strongwater is scheduled to close at the end of the year after the company was sold, according to the New York State Department of Labor. The plant, located at 107 Salem St., Union Springs, is scheduled to close by Dec. 31 and all 29... more

Here’s a toast to China: FLX international exports Finger Lakes wines

A father and son duo, Lance and Matthew McFetridge, are making their love of the Finger Lakes, of the wines produced there, and their connections to the Far East a new business opportunity. Working with local wineries, Keuka Spring, McGregor Vineyard, Fox Run, Boundary Breaks, and Red Newt Cellars, the McFetridges are making sure the region is represented in the... more

Quiet midweek weather for the Finger Lakes

A new area of high pressure will build into the Finger Lakes on Wednesday, resulting in another couple days of sunny, dry weather.  First, though, fog and some low clouds are in place early this morning in the wake of yesterday’s storm system and rain. Some of the fog may be locally dense this morning, so be on the lookout... more

Cayuga County considers Airbnb tax

Cayuga County is considering collecting taxes for Airbnb rentals. The online marketplace that allows people to rent out and book properties across the globe currently has no enforcement for tax collection, Cayuga County Treasurer Jim Orman told county legislators at the Ways and Means Committee meeting Tuesday night. Considering the county collects room tax on hotels and other similar establishments,... more
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