State Police: 12-year-old Port Byron student makes ‘terroristic threat’ on social media

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested on felony charges, according to State Police, after making a terroristic threat about students at the Port Byron School District. Police say that claims were made on social media about him harming students — during the school day. Investigators say they don’t believe the threats would have been carried out, nor do they believe... more

Superintendent: Police investigate Port Byron student’s concerning Instagram post

New York State Police have opened an investigation at the Port Byron Central School District after a middle school student made a concerning post on social media Thursday night, Superintendent Neil O'Brien said. At around 7 p.m. Thursday, O'Brien said a student posted something on Instagram that caused concern at the district, which asked state police to investigate. In a... more

Was it the lottery? Port Byron would lose total state aid under Cuomo plan

The Port Byron Central School District could be in line to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in state aid during the state's next fiscal year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2018-2019 executive budget proposal released Tuesday has Port Byron among a handful of districts across the state that would see a net decrease in state funding. Neil O'Brien, the district superintendent,... more

Port Byron’s $13 million school capital project approved by state

The Port Byron Central School District’s latest capital project has the green light. District Superintendent Neil O’Brien said the $13 million project received approval from the state Jan. 9. The endeavor, which was approved by taxpayers in August 2016, includes renovations to the football field, asbestos flooring removal at A.A. Gates Elementary School and Dana West Junior-Senior High School, more... more

Major flooding in Cayuga County; Port Byron among hardest hit

On Friday, as warm air held on in the Finger Lakes — several communities in Cayuga County were hit hard by flooding. While the National Weather Service reported that an ice jam along the Seneca River caused flooding from Montezuma to Port Byron and Weedsport, the excessive rainfall did not help matters. As of 10:30 am on Friday, the river... more

Conquest, Port Byron departments respond to combine fire

Conquest and Port Bryon fire departments were called to the scene of a combine fire, according to first responders in Cayuga County. The call came in around 5:30 pm, and those crews were called to the area of Marvin Road and State Route 38. First crews on-scene confirmed that the combine was on fire, and scanner traffic indicated that the... more

Thruway traffic congested on Monday in Cayuga County after tractor-trailer fire

The New York State Thruway Authority reports on Twitter that westbound traffic between exits 40 and 41 is congested after a tractor-trailer burst into flames. According to first responders, a tire on the truck caught fire, which led to the trailer igniting. The tractor-trailer was hauling garbage, according to those at the scene. Traffic was initially stopped, as the entire... 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

Port Byron barn destroyed after Saturday blaze

Multiple departments responded to a barn fire in Cayuga County, which was called in a little before 2 pm on Saturday. Port Byron, Weedsport, Throop, Jordan, Sennett, and Conquest fire departments were called to the scene, which was on O’Neil Rd.   First responders who initially arrived to the scene confirmed the barn fire to dispatch, who requested a second... 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

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Cayuga County

With five contested legislature races, two available seats on Auburn City Council, and a number of other Town Council races taking place in Cayuga County — voters will have a lot to decide on in less a little over a week. Candidates are in their final preparations, talking with voters, and getting to know their possible-constituents. What issues are the... more

State police: Port Byron man caught stealing over $1,000 worth of items

A Port Byron man was arrested for trying to take $1,000 worth of goods from a Wayne County Walmart Tuesday, state police said. Sullivan Greco, 36, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Police said he stuffed a vacuum cleaner, Blu-ray player, a Hoverboard electric scooter, razors, toys and other items into a shopping cart. Greco manged to get past the... more

Sen. Pam Helming to hold mobile office hours in Cayuga County

State Sen. Pam Helming announced two upcoming mobile office events, including one in Cayuga County. Helming, R-Canandaigua, will hold mobile office hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Springport Free Library, 171 Cayuga St., Union Springs. Later this month, she has scheduled a similar event from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Wood Library,... more

Deputies investigate double-fatal wreck in Huron

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports a three-car crash, which claimed two lives, according to deputies. The crash took place at the intersection of State Route 104 and Noris Rd. In the Town of Huron. Deputies say Deborah Caster, 59, of Port Byron was traveling east on Rt. 104 when she slowed down at an intersection, waiting to make a... more

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after accident in Port Byron

A motorcyclist was transported by helicopter after an accident in Port Byron Saturday, according to Cayuga County 911.  A call about a motorcyclist on the side of road along Route 31 came in at 3:06 p.m, 911 said. The person was picked up at by Mercy Flight helicopter at Dana L. West Junior-Senior High School in Port Byron and flown to Upstate... more

Port Byron home damaged in Saturday afternoon blaze

First responders in Cayuga County were called to Port Byron for a reported structure fire Saturday afternoon. The call came in shortly after noontime, and reportedly started on the back deck of the structure. The fire then spread into the home, from that back deck area. When the first crews from Port Byron arrived at the scene, which was listed... more

Port Byron woman charged with aggravated DWI in Seneca Falls

On Friday at approximately 4 am, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop leading to the arrest of Lynn A. Gislason, 47, of Port Byron on State Route 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls. Deputies report Gislason was stopped for operating with no taillights and upon further investigation deputies determined she was intoxicated. Gislason was charged with... more
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