Police: Woman falsely accused trooper of making racial slurs in Cayuga County traffic stop

A Rochester woman has been arrested for falsely accusing a New York State trooper of making racial slurs during a traffic stop in Cayuga County, state police said Wednesday. On Jan. 29, 2017, state police stopped 36-year-old Tiffany Robinson-Clarke on Route 38 in the town of Moravia. According to a press release, Robinson-Clarke was on the phone with her husband... more

Moravia teen, Auburn parents honored for overcoming obstacles at school, home

A Moravia teenager and two Auburn parents will be honored by Sennett nonprofit Champions for Life Sports Center Thursday as its first Community Champions. The inaugural Celebration of Champions event, taking place at the Springside Inn in Fleming, will spotlight people who have dealt with great personal odds over the course of their lives. This year’s recipients are Teaghan Campbell... more

Trumansburg clinches IAC Small North baseball title

The Trumansburg Blue Raiders clinched the IAC North Small division Wednesday afternoon at home with a 6-0 victory over the Moravia Blue Devils. It locks the team into an IAC Small championship bout with Tioga (10-3, 9-2 IAC Small South) at Dunn Field in Elmira Thursday, May 11. Waverly (14-1, 11-0 Big South) and Union Springs (11-1, 9-0 Big North)... more

Moravia cleans up on Tuesday after storm takes down trees

Crews were busy Tuesday clearing downed trees in Moravia one day after severe thunderstorm swept through the area early Monday night. Multiple trees were down at Fillmore Glen State Park and in various places around the Village. Damage widespread in #Moravia today after storm. This is one couple’s home on Skinner Hill Rd. More @ 5 on @CNYcentral pic.twitter.com/8o4tPaGSet —... more

DEC uses Owasco Lake watershed in new water quality mapping tool

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is testing a new mapping technology displaying water quality information, and the Owasco Lake watershed is part of the prototype. The map, called DECinfo Locator, includes icons that span Cayuga and Tompkins counties, allowing the public to download water permits and water quality data for various projects, information on large farms in the watershed... more

Cuomo visits Auburn area, state approves Owasco Lake drinking water treatment systems

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo learned of the water quality issues affecting Auburn-area communities served by Owasco Lake, he was moved to act. At an event held at the Emerson Park Pavilion on Wednesday, Cuomo announced the state will fund the installation of two systems that aim to address concerns about blue-green algae toxins detected in drinking water supplies for the... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Katko wants more federal funding for Owasco Lake, CNY water infrastructure

U.S. Rep. John Katko visited Cayuga County Friday to highlight his recent calls for more federal funding to support water infrastructure projects in central New York. Katko, R-Camillus, held a press conference at Emerson Park in Owasco to outline the need for more federal aid to help communities improve water infrastructure. Specifically, Katko said he supports doubling two state revolving... more

Moravia woman sentenced for second DWI in two years

A Moravia woman was sentenced Tuesday for her second drunk driving charge in two years. Wendy Butler, 56, of 2626 Hathaway Road, was first arrested for driving while intoxicated in October 2015 in Tompkins County and sentenced to five years probation. Then, roughly a year later, she was charged with her second DWI after crashing her car in Cayuga County.... more

Moravia’s Funk strikes out 16 in no-hitter vs. Trumansburg

Maddie Funk struck out 16 batters in a no-hitter, as the Moravia softball team beat Trumansburg 9-0 Monday. Funk was perfect through five innings, and only faced 23 batters. The Blue Devils’ Julia Jandrew recorded a triple, Chloe McNabb had two hits, and Megan Nunes registered three hits and four stolen bases. The Citizen: Read More more

Owasco Lake sluiceway sediment blockage remains a challenge

The Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program and a construction firm out of Syracuse made another attempt Friday to clear out the Owasco Lake sluiceway at the east end of the Emerson Park pier. The clog is something that local officials have been working to unplug for years. How did Friday's attempt go? No luck — at least not yet. Watershed... more

Farming groups host first watershed meeting in Owasco

Tim Fessenden and Jason Burroughs looked out onto about 100 people Monday night inside the Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural Museum in Owasco. Representing Cayuga County farmers, the two pushed their dislike of public speaking aside to show their respective farms’ best management practices and take questions. It was part of a kickoff meeting for a new agricultural-centered watershed group called... more

Moravia woman pleads guilty to $12,000 welfare fraud

A Moravia woman has admitted to receiving more than $12,000 in benefits that she wasn't entitled to. Cindy Chavez, 60, of 6379 Crofoot Road, was one of 32 people arrested in 2015 after a welfare fraud investigation in Cayuga County. At the time, Chavez was charged with nine felonies — third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud and seven counts of... more

Moravia wins Class C state title

As the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Class C state boys basketball championship, Moravia senior Gabe Short gave his coach Todd Mulvaney a huge bear hug, lifted him up and spun him as both could barely contain their joy. Mulvaney’s impenetrable bond with his players started years ago at youth camps and seeing first-hand the hard work... more

Moravia withstands rally, heads to state final

If any team knows how quickly a seemingly insurmountable early lead can evaporate, it would be the Moravia Blue Devils. They rallied from a 21-point first-quarter deficit Sunday to reach Friday’s state semifinals. Leading, 35-16, at halftime against Stony Brook of Section 11, Moravia coach Todd Mulvaney reminded his team there was still plenty of basketball remaining. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Moravia boys return to Class C final four

Moravia’s boys have been through much worse this season. Perhaps that’s why the Blue Devils so deftly recovered from a 21-point first-quarter deficit Sunday afternoon to defeat Section 3 champion Cooperstown, 66-59 in Class C state basketball quarterfinal at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Cayuga County officials prepare for blue-green algae season, meet with crisis communicator

From about 1955 to 1985, families and service members at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents that cause cancer and birth defects. Though the Marine Corps said it did not know the chemical was cancer-causing at that time and thus were not testing for it, families across... more

Health Department confirms individualized case of Legionnaires’ disease in Moravia

The Cayuga County Health Department confirmed on Thursday that an individual contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a kind of pneumonia caused by bacteria, at the Mill Stream Court Apartments in Moravia. Andrea Simmons, director of community health services, said the case was reported to their office on Feb. 27, and it appears to be an isolated one. The individual is currently hospitalized,... more
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