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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

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
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