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Moravia man drove drunk with 6-month-old in car

Moravia man drove drunk with 6-month-old in car
A Moravia man was arrested in Auburn for a number of traffic violations while driving with his girlfriend and 6-month-old son in the car, state police said. Kurtis A. Cole, 22, of Moravia, was pulled over July 7 on Owasco Street in Auburn for a traffic violation and was arrested for driving while intoxicated after being interviewed, state police said.... more

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

Evacuation order lifted after ‘significant’ gas line break in Moravia

Evacuations underway after ‘significant’ gas line break in village of Moravia
The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a ‘significant’ natural gas line break has occurred in the village of Moravia on Friday. Officials asked the public to avoid the area during the late-morning and early-afternoon hours. Approximately one square mile of the village is impacted by the evacuation order. However, around 1 p.m. it was lifted. The Moravia Central... more

UPDATE: Missing person report cancelled in Auburn

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The Auburn Police Department has cancelled the missing person report, which had been circulating over the weekend. While details are unclear – the Auburn Police Department thanked the public, as well as State Police, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Park Police, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Moravia Volunteer Fire Department for their cooperation.... more

Moravia teacher impressed by James Holzhauer’s historic run

Moravia teacher impressed by James Holzhauer’s historic run
Justin Vossler, a Moravia High School teacher and former five-time “Jeopardy!” champion, appreciates how difficult it was for James Holzhauer to win 32 games in a row. Holzhauer’s streak ended Monday when he lost to Emma Boettcher, a librarian from Chicago. He finished with more than $2.4 million in winnings — just shy of Ken Jennings’ $2.52 million total winnings... more

Moravia man dies after Friday crash in Southern Cayuga County

Moravia man dies after Friday crash in Southern Cayuga County
A Moravia man injured in a car-pedestrian crash in southern Cayuga County Friday has died. W.E. Wade Sons Inc. Funeral & Cremation Service posted on its Facebook page that Charles J. Baildon, 87, of Moravia, died Sunday at University Hospital, Syracuse, "from injuries as a result of a car-pedestrian accident." The Citizen: Read More 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

Deputy charged with grand larceny, falsifying business records in Cayuga County

Deputy charged with grand larceny, falsifying business records in Cayuga County
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck announced the arrest of a road patrol deputy following a months-long investigation initiated in January. Sheriff Schenck reports that Robert L. Brown, 42, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny as a crime of public corruption, first-degree falsifying business records, and one count of official misconduct. Brown was employed as a full-time deputy with the Sheriff’s... more

Multiple departments respond to house fire in town of Moravia

Multiple departments respond to house fire in town of Moravia
Firefighters from multiple departments were called to a fire on Dresserville Road in Moravia on Tuesday afternoon. The structure fire was reported at about 5:20 p.m, and members of the Moravia Fire Department arrived to find the home’s kitchen fully involved, according to Moravia Chief Bill Andersen. Firefighters were able to knock the fire down after approximately 30 minutes, Andersen... more

Moravia resident joins bank’s Auburn team

Moravia resident joins bank’s Auburn team
Lyons National Bank announced that it has hired Callie M. Porter to one of its Auburn office’s customer support team. As a customer service representative, Porter will be responsible for exceeding customer expectations by providing outstanding service and supporting sales functions at the company’s Grant Avenue branch. Porter, a Moravia resident, brings over 19 years of personal banking experience to... more

One sent to trauma center after three-car crash in Cayuga County involving tractor-trailer

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First responders were called to the scene of a three-car crash along State Route 41A. The crash involved a tractor-trailer, according to Four Town First Aid, who posted to social media about the accident. It’s unclear if weather played a role, but conditions in Cayuga County were challenging throughout the morning. A snow squall caused treacherous conditions throughout the morning... more

Audit viewed as opportunity for change in Cayuga County

Audit viewed as opportunity for change in Cayuga County
The state comptroller’s office released an audit report of real property tax exemptions granted in the Town of Moravia. The report reviewed 85 agricultural, nonprofit, senior citizen, veteran and other exemptions granted by the town assessor, which Moravia recently began contracting with Cayuga County to provide. “Any organization that has participated in an audit knows it is a lengthy, even... more

State comptroller faults Moravia assessor for some property tax exemptions

State comptroller faults Moravia assessor for some property tax exemptions
An audit by the state comptroller's office that reviewed property tax exemptions of 85 properties in the town of Moravia found a number of key failings by the town's assessor. The report reviewed 85 agricultural, nonprofit, senior citizen, veteran and other exemptions granted by the town assessor. Under an agreement with Cayuga County, an employee of the County Office of... 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

Moravia town board doubles back continuing summer youth program

Moravia town board reverses decision, will continue summer youth program for another year
The town of Moravia will resume its summer recreation program amid community criticism from ending the program last month. The town board unanimously approved a motion to continue the program for summer 2019 at a Moravia Town Hall meeting Wednesday night. Town supervisor Terry Baxter told the group of over 20 people packed into the hall that every municipality wishing... more

Critics of Moravia’s decision to end youth program speak at meeting

Critics of Moravia’s decision to end youth program speak at meeting
Two community members addressed the Moravia school district about the recently discontinued summer recreation program. Meara Sabin and Erica Heim separately spoke about the program at a district board of education meeting Wednesday. The town of Moravia voted to stop maintaining the program at a council meeting last month. Town supervisor Terry Baxter asked the board to consider having the... more

Town of Moravia ends summer recreation program

Town of Moravia ends summer recreation program
The Moravia Town Council has voted to stop operating its summer recreation program after losing thousands of dollars on it in recent years. The town council made the unanimous decision at a meeting Nov. 28, town supervisor Terry Baxter said earlier this week. When Baxter asked the Moravia Central School District Board of Education to take over the program at... more
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