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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Fleming almost finished with property value reassessment

Fleming almost finished with property value reassessment
The town of Fleming is wrapping up its first reassessment since the 1980s, with a grievance meeting for property owners looking to contest their assessments scheduled for later this month. Town Assessor Jeff Bartholomew told the town board Monday that the reassessment process, which began in early 2018, has been completed and the town’s equalization rate is now properly at... more

Several ambulances called to multi-vehicle wreck in Fleming

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Multiple injuries were reported by first responders following a crash in the Town of Fleming Thursday night. The crash happened at a traffic circle on Route 38 around 9 p.m. Several ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Route 38 was temporarily shut down as result of the crash. The closure lasted for several hours, according to transportation officials. Two car... more

One hospitalized after car flips on 34B in Fleming

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First responders say one person was injured after a car crash in Fleming on Monday. The accident happened around 7:45 a.m. Dispatchers told The Citizen that emergency personnel were dispatched to the report of a car flipped over in a ditch. It happened on Route 34B, between the cross streets of Cork Street and Fleming Scipio Townline Road. One person... more

Thousands wake up without power in Cayuga County

More than a thousand households woke up in the dark around the City of Auburn as damaging winds battered the Finger Lakes overnight. Altogether 2,706 households were without power in Cayuga County. The outages were focused in the City of Auburn, and Towns of Fleming, Scipio, and Owasco. NYSEG reported that power was expected to be restored by 7:30 a.m.... more

Police: Fleming man charged with repeated sexual abuse of child

Police: Fleming man charged with repeated sexual abuse of child
A Fleming man was arrested Sunday for repeatedly sexually abusing a child over about a two-year period, Auburn police announced Monday morning. A lengthy investigation resulted in the arrest of Patrick E. Jackson Sunday morning. The investigation began after the child victim accused Jackson of repeated sexual abuse, the Auburn Police Department said in a release. He was located by... more

Cayuga County farm using research to improve production

Cayuga County farm using research to improve production
There are plenty of challenges facing agriculture, but Todd DuMond of DuMond Farms in the town of Fleming is hoping to find solutions to some of those problems. DuMond Farms may be best known in the Cayuga County area as a major grower and processor of soybeans, and in recent years, DuMond has been working on a major expansion plan... more

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind
The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County’s multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 million, up from $45.67 million in 2017. The increase was driven primarily by a strong performance in Auburn,... more

Fleming interior design business looks to make noise in quiet area

Fleming interior design business looks to make noise in quiet area
Tucked away on West Lake Road in Fleming stands a young interior design studio. Although the building, which was once a grocery store, has been around for decades, only a handful of clients have stepped inside. When it gets too quiet, Jessica Franklin Benedict throws on a queue of music. “I like it all — as long as it’s music,... more

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages
Sales tax collection is trending upward in the city of Auburn through the third quarter of 2018 and holding relatively steady in Cayuga County. According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Auburn has collected more sales tax this year compared to last year, while the county has seen a very... more

State police: Fleming Express Mart larceny suspect in custody

State police: Fleming Express Mart larceny suspect in custody
State police have apprehended the man they believe stole from a convenience store in Fleming early Monday morning. Sanford G. Tillotson, 32, of Locke, was arrested by state police Friday at approximately 6:30 p.m. and charged with one count of petit larceny for stealing merchandise from the Express Mart in Fleming. He was arraigned in Fleming Town Court and remanded... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more

Residents displaced by fire that damaged home in Fleming

A home in Fleming suffered extensive damage in a fire Saturday. Fleming Assistant Fire Chief Chris Lawton said a call came in for a garage fire at 5637 Silver Street Road at 12:41 pm., and the blaze eventually spread to the attached home. Firefighters from several area departments responded to help fight the fire and help out with the cleanup... more

Tractor-trailer rollover in Cayuga County

First responders say that one person suffered minor injuries after a tractor-trailer rollover on Indian Field Road in Cayuga County. Poplar Ridge Rescue and Fleming Ambulance were called to the scene at 2243 Indian Field Road for a reported tractor-trailer rollover. Details of the incident remained unclear as of late-Saturday afternoon. This story will be updated as more information becomes... more

Two barns heavily damaged by fire on Tuesday

As of 1 p.m. overhaul was in progress at the scene of a structure fire involving two barns on Silver Street Road in Fleming. Fleming, Owasco, Throop, Sennett, Scipio and Union Springs fire departments were on-scene, according to first responders, who said that the two barns were fully-involved when crews arrived. Aurelius’ RIT team was also called to the scene.... more
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