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Ribs, Rhythm and Blues coming to Auburn’s Emerson Park

Ribs, Rhythm and Blues coming to Auburn’s Emerson Park
Lots of food, including ‘cheap eats’ from ALL the vendors, are one highlight of next weekend’s Ribs, Rhythm & Blues Festival. Auburn’s Rotary puts on the annual event, which club member Heather Edmunds tells us also includes 35 professional cook teams looking for the NY State Championship ($5,000 in prize money is on the line. Some of the team will... more

Fish die-off on Owasco Lake likely natural, not dangerous

Fish die-off on Owasco Lake likely natural, not dangerous
Local and state agencies are continuing to investigate a fish die-off on Owasco Lake, but early indications suggest it is likely the result of natural causes, several officials said Monday. Multiple area residents, in Facebook posts or tips to The Citizen, reported seeing large amounts of dead fish around the lake as early as the last week of June. In... more

FLX holiday weekend fireworks schedule

FLX holiday weekend fireworks schedule
School is out, summer is in full swing and most Finger Lakes residents have a four-day holiday weekend on-tap to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be fireworks in the skies above the region for the next several days. Below is a guide to where, and when, to find them. WEDNESDAY Auburn/Owasco - Emerson Park 8 p.m. concert with... 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

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

Cayuga County man faces multiple felony weapons charges

Cayuga County man faces multiple felony weapons charges
Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Owasco Road resident on several felony charges following an investigation that involved Office of Immigration, Customers Enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and State Police. Anthony Ranauro, 32, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon; and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a... more

State DEC to require consent decree for town of Owasco

State DEC to require consent decree for town of Owasco
The town of Owasco is awaiting the final draft of a consent decree from the state Department of Environmental Conservation after it was determined part of the town’s highway garage was built on protected wetlands. While working with the town on an unrelated project, DEC staff determined that the town’s highway garage โ€” specifically the recycling barn โ€” was built... more

Firefighter lifer: Former Owasco chief celebrates 65 years of service

Firefighter lifer: Former Owasco chief celebrates 65 years of service
The Dunn & McCarthy building, the Deauville Hotel, the Auburn Country Club โ€” if there was a fire large enough to make the news in the last 65 years, former Owasco Fire Department Chief Tom Burns was probably there. Burns was recently honored at the department’s annual banquet for his 65 years of service, a career he said he was... more

Agricultural stakeholders suggest changes to Owasco Lake rules draft

Agricultural stakeholders suggest changes to Owasco Lake rules draft
Farmers from throughout the Owasco Lake watershed raised an array of specific concerns and suggestions for the first proposed draft of new rules and regulations governing the watershed at the second of two stakeholder meetings Tuesday. Members of the agricultural community in the watershed, which includes farmers in both Onondaga and Tompkins counties in addition to Cayuga County, met at... more

Public rollout for Owasco Lake watershed rules and regulations begin in Auburn

Public rollout for Owasco Lake watershed rules and regulations begin in Auburn
A draft of the first update to the rules and regulations governing Owasco Lake in decades is nearly ready for public presentation, and the leaders behind the effort are preparing for the rollout process, officials said Thursday at Auburn City Council. Last updated in 1984, the rules and regulations are an enforceable set of requirements designed to protect the lake... more

Former counselor returns to Camp Y-Owasco as new director

Former counselor returns to Camp Y-Owasco as new director
Melissa Cartner may be the new director at Camp Y-Owasco, but she will be known around the grounds by her old camp name: "Kanga." Cartner said everyone at the camp picks a nickname for themselves. She chose that name when she began as a cabin counselor there in the summer of 2009 because she liked Kanga, the mother kangaroo character... more

Experts in Aurora discuss Cayuga Lake harmful algae

Experts in Aurora discuss Cayuga Lake harmful algae
Dozens gathered at the Aurora Inn Saturday for a wide-ranging discussion on the interaction between harmful algal blooms, climate change, nutrients and more in the Cayuga Lake Watershed. Presented by the Community Science Institute, which partners with the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network to monitor HABs on the lake, the discussion featured experts in biochemistry, climatology, meteorology and agriculture. Much of... more

Owasco Lake groups ready to take algal bloom project requests to Albany

Owasco Lake groups ready to take algal bloom project requests to Albany
The array of agencies and groups that work to protect Owasco Lake's water quality have narrowed down five projects to lobby for funding from Albany out of a $65 million pot unveiled last summer dedicated for projects mitigating harmful algal blooms. The Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council Tuesday unveiled the five priority projects they and other lake advocacy groups have... more

Owasco Lake council holds first meeting with new director at helm

Owasco Lake council holds first meeting with new director at helm
The newly-hired executive director of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council led the group's meeting for the first time Tuesday, and discussed several early ideas to protect the lake. After two weeks acclimating to the position, Dr. Adam Effler, hired in January as the council's first full-time director, has "hit the ground running," Council Chair Ed Wagner said. "He has... more

Owasco approves a bid for phase one of a water quality improvement project

Owasco approves a bid for phase one of a water quality improvement project
The town of Owasco accepted a bid for the first phase of the town’s water quality improvement project during a special meeting Thursday morning. The town’s Permanent Granular Activated Carbon Microcystin Treatment System Project has the purpose of transitioning the town’s temporary carbon filtration system into a permanent system. The carbon filtration units are able to remove microcystin and other... more
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