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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

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

Roadside ditches in Owasco Lake watershed need work

The Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program assessed more than 100 town and county roadside ditches in the watershed totaling just under 10 miles. More than five miles, the program determined, are high priority to be stabilized. Ditches, especially when not properly maintained, are one of the culprits for transporting sediment and nutrients into water bodies. Kathryn Vellone, an assistant watershed inspector,... more

Cayuga DA: Scipio duo received thousands illegally, face felony welfare fraud charges

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced on Monday that two Cayuga County residents were arrested and charged after a years-long investigation into welfare fraud. Rhea J. Peck, 30, and Patrick C. Stotler, 33, both of Scipio were charged with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny, six counts of first-degree filing a false instrument for filing, third-degree identity theft, as... more

Cayuga County Legislature allocates $1 million for emergency road repairs

With flooding damage from July storms to southern Cayuga County roads wracking up large price tags, the county Legislature voted Wednesday night to allocate $1 million from the highway department’s fund balance for repairs. Cayuga County Highway Department Superintendent George Wethey said initial damage estimates are $1.3 million to county roads and infrastructure alone. “It could be better,” he said.... more

Friday’s rain brings more flood damage to southern Cayuga County & Ithaca (full coverage)

More rain on Friday caused a deluge of calls into Cayuga County 911 for flooded roads and basements in the southern part of Cayuga County. County emergency dispatchers reported flooding conditions in Moravia, Genoa, Locke, Sempronious, King Ferry and Scipio. The Moravia Volunteer Fire Department called all available personnel to report to its department at about 3:40 p.m. and also... 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

One-vehicle rollover in Scipio closes Rt. 38; DEC called to scene

A crash that happened around 8:38 pm on Tuesday resulted in the temporary closure of State Rt. 38, as well as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation being called to the scene. The accident happened near Fire Road 18 when a vehicle rolled over, which resulted in gasoline being spilled in the ditch. The accident scene, located in... more

Groton wins heart-stopper over Southern Cayuga

Paul Brecht stepped to the stripe five times in the final minute, lifting the Groton Indians from a four-point deficit to a heart-stopping 60-59 win over Southern Cayuga Friday night in a boys Interscholastic Athletic Conference matchup at the “Groton Dome.” “It was just, I mean, people got their money’s worth tonight, man. No doubt,” Groton head coach John D’Antonio... more

DEC: Scipio milk spill had no environmental impact

A recent milk spill in Scipio did not have any environmental impact, according the state Department of Environmental Conservation. At about 7 a.m. on Oct. 27, a milk truck crashed on Route 34 in the town of Scipio, spilling approximately 100 gallons of milk into a roadside ditch. The milk then entered a nearby stream, which travels into Cayuga Lake.... 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

Two arrested after armed robberies in Cayuga Co., third suspect sought by police

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that investigators are seeking a third suspect who was involved in an armed robbery, which occurred in the Town of Scipio. Gould says that on August 27, members of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a farm in the Town of Scipio for the report of an armed robbery. The residents of... more