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Brutus officials pass resolution to construct Trolley Connection Trail in Cayuga County

Officials in the town of Brutus have passed a resolution to begin funding the Trolley Connection Trail in Cayuga County. At a special meeting Monday evening, Brutus Town Supervisor Jim Hotaling met with several councilors to discuss the project, which would create a 10-foot-wide, mile-long trail in the town and the village of Weedsport. The Trolley Connection Trail would ultimately... more

Supervisor: Montezuma highway superintendent ‘double dipping’ in Brutus

The supervisor for the town of Montezuma has announced a public meeting to address the highway superintendent’s position. Dennis Lapp Jr., 25, was elected as the highway superintendent in Montezuma in 2015. A registered Republican, Lapp earned roughly $8,300 as superintendent in 2016. He also earned an additional $25,000 working for the town of Mentz. Now, Republican Supervisor John Malenick... more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

Car crashes, burns along snowy Cayuga County road

A blast of snow that hit Cayuga County Saturday afternoon and evening made driving treacherous. According to emergency radio transmissions, a two-car crash on Route 34 in Weedsport left at least one person injured. That crash occurred just after 3 p.m. near Bentley School Road. And two cars crashed on North Street Road near Turnpike Road in Throop at about... more

Police: Children facing felony charges for putting large rocks in Brutus road

Three Weedsport children between the ages of 11 and 14 are facing felony charges for allegedly putting large rocks in a road that damaged multiple vehicles. New York State Police out of Auburn could not release details on the underage individuals, but said the rocks they placed on Grant Avenue Road in Brutus caused damage to three vehicles. The incident... more

Brutus fire the latest in ‘staggering’ number of deadly fires statewide

New York State has had more deadly fire cases than any other state in the nation so far in 2017. There have been 507 deadly house fires across the country so far this year. 30 of them were here in New York; of those, four deadly fires were in the Central New York region. “The numbers across the state are... more

One dead after residential fire in Brutus

The Brutus man, who was removed from the residential fire that happened on Thursday has died. State Police say the man has not been identified, but after being transported to the hospital he was pronounced dead. The fire was reported and broke out at 10:49 am. The fire appeared to have started in the back of the structure, which was... more

UPDATE: Auburn woman ID’d as victim in fatal crash on SR 34

New York State Police have identified the 57-year-old Auburn woman who was killed in the fatal crash on State Route 34 in Sennett last week. The accident happened on Route 34 between Manrow and Highbridge roads Thursday morning around  7 am. Vivian D. Johnson was the passenger in the vehicle, which was operated by her significant other William H. Harley.... more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

Owasco water tests show highest algae toxins yet, Auburn levels still detectable

Treated drinking water for the town of Owasco and the city of Auburn showed detectable levels of blue-green algae toxins in the latest round of tests — Owasco seeing the highest levels to date. The Cayuga County Health Department said Owasco’s water, which is distributed to the town of Owasco and the Fleming Water District, detected levels of .21 and... more

Two charged with DWI after accidents in Cayuga Co. that happened an hour apart

Monday, 12:43 pm: Two individuals were charged with driving while intoxicated following a pair of car accidents in Cayuga County, which occurred less than an hour apart from each other. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that James A. Sanders, a Union Springs resident was charged with misdemeanor DWI after allegedly hitting another vehicle around 9:23 pm on Clark Street... more