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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

Port Byron apartments could change hands, county considers demolition for adjacent parcel

Church Street Apartments in Port Byron could be changing ownership, with potential plans to demolish an old school gymnasium and auditorium attached to the complex. The Cayuga County Legislature is moving forward on a memorandum of understanding between two co-developers from the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Rochester and Syracuse and the village of Port Byron, though with some reservations. Read... more

Port Byron man who tried to run down deputy in 2008 accused of another high-speed chase

A Port Byron man convicted of trying to run over a deputy in 2008 has been arrested after leading police on another high-speed chase. Dale R. Rigby, 47, was charged Tuesday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, reckless driving and several other traffic violations following a pursuit in Onondaga County. On January... more

Investigation into stolen equipment from Port Byron Dollar General construction site

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould is asking for the public’s help with an investigation into a larceny that took place in Port Byron. Gould says that an investigation into the theft of construction tools, a generator, and equipment from a job trailer located in Port Byron took place between Friday at 4 pm and Monday at 12 pm. The theft... more

Weedsport boys basketball escapes with three-point win over Port Byron

Facing a top rival in a tough environment, the Warriors did just enough to squeak past the Panthers. Weedsport escaped with a 56-53 win over Port Byron at Dana West High School Friday to nab its sixth win of the season. It was the first of three potential match-ups between the two OHSL Patriot National adversaries, who could meet again... more

Weather played a role in Tyre crash on Route 318 Monday afternoon

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports on Monday at approximately 1:20 pm, deputies responded to State Route 318 in the Town of Tyre for a two car head on crash with injuries. Deputies say a vehicle operated by Phillip G. Seaton, 29, of Port Byron was traveling east on State Route 318 when Seaton lost control on hazardous road conditions.... more

Emergency crews respond to truck accident in Port Byron

An accident between a semitrailer and a gray Chevrolet Blazer injured two patients at an intersection in Port Byron, according to initial dispatch reports. Around 10:25 a.m., emergency crews responded to Route 31 and East Loop Road after a witness called in the crash. The witness had told dispatch that the Chevrolet Blazer had not stopped while going through the... more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

Dollar General eyeing new Cayuga County location, possibly Port Byron

Dollar General appears to be coming to Port Byron, but the national chain of variety stores has yet to confirm the new location. In a statement emailed Thursday, Dollar General Communications Coordinator Nolan Miles said the chain is “currently in the due diligence phase” for a new location at 72-74 Utica St. in the village. “We’re interested in adding a... more

DWI charge for Port Byron man after vehicle ends up in Tyre marsh

The Seneca Count Sheriffs Office Reports that on Tuesday around 3:58 pm, Sheriffs Deputies arrested Derek D. Swann, age 22 of 8356 W. Loop Road in Port Byron, for Driving While Intoxicated. The arrest stems from a report of a vehicle off the road way and into the marsh on State Route 5 and 20 in the Town of Tyre around... more

Port Byron man located, arrested after pursuit in Cayuga County

Sheriff David Gould reports that the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Aaron D. Greene, 36, of Port Byron as the operator involved in a traffic stop and pursuit that occurred over the weekend. On Saturday, October 22nd at about 8:39 pm on Ira Hill Road in the Town of Ira deputies stopped a 2001 Chevy Pickup for speeding. As... more
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