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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

Port Byron, Weedsport schools to have Chromebooks for every student in a certain grade

Two Cayuga County school districts will supply students in certain grades with new technology for this upcoming academic year. Dana L. West Junior-Senior High School in Port Byron will provide each student in grades seven through 12 with Chromebooks while sixth-grade students in Weedsport Elementary School will also receive the devices. A Chromebook is a laptop computer that uses Google's... more

NO WAKE: Restrictions put on canal system in Cayuga Co.

A No Wake Zone and 5 mph speed limit is being enforced on the Seneca River and Canal System in Cayuga County, effective immediately. The emergency declaration was enacted by the Cayuga County Legislature, after extensive rainfall over the last seven days has made travel along the canal system in Cayuga County difficult. The Seneca River and Canal System have... more

State Police: Port Byron bus aide had ‘sexual relationship’ with student

State Police say a Port Byron Central School District bus aide is accused of raping a 14-year-old boy after an incident reported on July 3rd. Police arrested Tessa L. Davis, 25, with second-degree rape, a felony, who is being held at the Cayuga County Jail on $5,000 bail. According to Vinelink, the national victim notification network, Davis is still in... more

Port Byron woman faces charges after Waterloo domestic incident

Police in Waterloo arrested a Port Byron woman following an investigation into a domestic incident. Officers say Crystal M. Baker, 28, was charged with second-degree harassment and resisting arrest after a domestic incident on Stark St. Details of the incident were not released, but all charges will be answered in Village Court. more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

Crews battle major structure fire in Port Byron on Sunday

Around 5 pm on Sunday crews in Cayuga County were called to a structure fire at 1284 Howland Island Rd., which they would spend more than an hour attempting to knock down the heavy flames. According to Cayuga-Seneca Fire Wire, Port Byron, Weedsport, Throop, Montezuma, Conquest, Victor, Jordan, and Aurelius Fire Departments, as well as Auburn RIT were called to... more

‘Best thing I’ve done in my life:’ Students get certificates at BOCES ceremony

Josh Bowden couldn’t handle the monotony of a traditional classroom setting, plopped in a desk while facing a lecturer. Class become much easier when handling machinery with his friends through Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, Bowden said. The senior in the Port Byron Central School District was at Auburn High School Thursday night to receive a certificate in heavy equipment repair and operation... more

Ceremony at visiting Vietnam memorial honors Cayuga County’s war casualties

Jerry Fulmer said that once he returned from the Vietnam War he put on civilian clothes as soon as he could to avoid backlash from the conflict’s then-toxic reputation. “We were spit on. We were treated with absolute disrespect. Everybody blamed us for the war, (the) war was very unpopular, it ripped our entire nation apart,” Fulmer said. Fulmer, an... more

Port Byron students tie ribbons as tribute to fallen Vietnam War soldiers

Cars along Route 31 in Port Byron drove noticeably slower upon reaching the sight of 25 Dana West Junior-Senior High School students tying yellow ribbons to a fence Friday morning. The ribbons set up along the Port Byron Central School District’s campus fence are meant to honor the 4,126 New York state soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. The... more

Port Byron school district’s budget includes tax levy hike

The Port Byron Central School District’s 2017-2018 budget includes a tax levy increase of 1.2 percent. The budget was passed 5-0 at a school board meeting at Dana West Junior-Senior High School Thursday night. Assistant superintendent for business and finance Mitch Toleson said the tax levy increase allowed by the state this year is 2.3 percent. The budget comes to... more

HALF DAY: Auburn students lose day off, will go back Friday as district runs out of snow days

The Auburn Enlarged City School District is out of snow days. Now, it means scheduling a day of school when the district was supposed to have it off. A half day has been scheduled for Friday, March 17th after the school had to close on Wednesday due to Winter Storm Stella. The Auburn High School and Junior High School will... more

Port Byron firefighters raise money to restore antique ‘Little Mo’ firetruck

Ervin Rooker said he was just a child when the Little Mo firetruck first rolled into Port Byron. The 1954 Chevrolet was brought into the village fire department’s service on Nov. 27, 1954. Department volunteers still have the old brochures that describe the capabilities of the Little Mo, which is the moniker for that general model of fire apparatus. Rooker,... more

Port Byron man accused of selling dangerous drug, calling it a nutritional supplement

A Port Byron has been sentenced for his involvement in a conspiracy that illegally manufactured and sold pro-hormone/designer steroids, according to the United States Department of Justice. 50-year-old Matthew S. Greacen is being accused of selling the product which was marketed as a nutritional supplement when, in fact, it was a dangerous drug. Prosecutors said Greacen was involved in the... more

Port Byron man sentenced in federal court for conspiring to defraud the FDA

A Port Byron man who operated a business in Skaneateles has been sentenced for his involvement in a conspiracy that illegally manufactured and sold pro-hormone/designer steroids. Matthew S. Greacen, 50, was sentenced Monday, Feb. 13, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon after having previously pleaded guilty to related federal charges, Acting United... more
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