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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

Crews from multiple departments battle two-story structure fire in Cayuga County

Crews from multiple departments battle two-story structure fire in Cayuga County
First responders were called to a structure fire in the Town of Locke Tuesday afternoon. The call came in around 1 p.m. and several departments were dispatched to it. Scanner traffic indicates that the structure involved is at 4689 West Cayuga Street in Locke. First responders described the structure as a house, according to scanner traffic. Locke, Moravia, Sempronius, Scipio,... more

Man pleads guilty to stabbing in Locke

Man pleads guilty to stabbing in Locke
A Cortland man’s guilty plea to assault in Cayuga County Criminal Court Thursday for a stabbing incident last summer satisfied an attempted murder charge he once faced. Bryan Lee, 35, of 11 Halbert St., Cortland, was arrested in July after law enforcement responded to a 3:30 a.m. call of an assault outside of a home on Tollgate Hill Road in... more

‘Career con artist’ sentenced for stealing vehicle in Locke

‘Career con artist’ sentenced for stealing vehicle in Locke
A New York City man previously described as a “career con artist” by the district attorney’s office was sentenced Tuesday for stealing a truck in Cayuga County by writing fraudulent checks. In November, Heath Edmead was convicted by a jury of third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree grand larceny for pulling off the scam in the town of Locke on June... 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

Tractor-trailer travels off road, overturns along Rt. 38 (photo)

Tractor-trailer travels off road, overturns along Rt. 38 (photo)
First responders say one person was transported to an area hospital after a tractor-trailer accident in Locke late-Monday. The accident happened around 8 pm and was reported to Cayuga County 911 around 8:06 pm. The tractor-trailer reportedly went off the road on Route 38 and down an embankment. Cayuga County sheriff’s deputies, Locke and Moravia volunteer firefighters, Four Town Ambulance... 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

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

LATEST: Multiple barns destroyed in Locke blaze (photos & video)

LATEST: Multiple barns destroyed in Locke blaze (photos & video)
Multiple departments were called to a multi-barn fire in Locke on Thursday. The call came in to first responders around 3:30 pm and prompted a response from Locke, Moravia, Scipio, Aurora, Groton, Lansing, Cortlandville, McLean, Genoa, Sempronius, Long Hill, and Poplar Ridge fire departments. Owasco RIT and Four Town Ambulance also responded to the scene, which was located on Bird... more

Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office seeks information on string of burglaries in Locke

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is interested in any information the community may have for a string of residential burglaries that took place in the town of Locke on Monday. According to a news release, the sheriff’s office and other police agencies received multiple reports of break-ins occurring between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the area of Route 38... more

REPORTS: Vehicle strikes buggy in Locke, leaves scene of accident

First responders in Cayuga County were called to the area of Route 90 at the intersection with Locke Summerhill Town Line Road for a reported car vs. buggy accident. Locke Rescue and Four Town Ambulance were called to the scene, and scanner traffic indicates that there were no reported injuries after a vehicle struck a horse-and-buggy traveling on the roadway.... more

High-speed internet on its way to some rural Cayuga County towns

By the end of 2018, about 4,000 residents in seven rural Cayuga County municipalities will have access to high-speed broadband internet through 400 miles of fiber network from New Visions Communications. The $14.1 million project covers parts of the towns of Sterling, Victory, Montezuma, Moravia, Summherill, Locke and Genoa. About $11.3 million is funded through the state’s Broadband Program. Carmen... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Batman talks budget process, infrastructure spending, and local disasters (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX the individual tasked with leading Cayuga County’s largest governing body – is in-studio talking about elections, the budget process, infrastructure, environmental issues, as well as the prospect of being excluded in a ‘disaster declaration’ by the White House. Keith Batman, Chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature, who recently won re-election to continue serving... more

Locke mobile home park plagued by health violations sold, county fines paid

A Locke mobile home park cited for multiple public health violations over the last decade has been sold and county fines have been paid, the Cayuga County Health Department said. The new owners of the former Walnut Grove Mobile Home Park on Tucker Hill Road plan to keep the property a mobile home park and current tenants are expected to... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more
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