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Convenience store/smoke shop chain coming to Sennett plaza

A convenience store and smoke shop chain has found a Cayuga County home in the old Mike’s Bikes shop at the Grant Avenue Plaza in Sennett. The new store on Grant Avenue Road, called Munchies, will open Monday and will feature a Smokers Choice smoke shop and a full-fledged convenience store offering more than the typical convenience store chips, candy... more

Solar panel field could come to Cayuga County

Cayuga County is looking at the possibility of installing solar panels on nine acres off County House Road in Sennett. Though the plan is in its infancy, a resolution is making its way to the full Legislature to allow Chairman Keith Batman to participate in contract negotiations with a Canadian solar company while it investigates pricing and logistics for a... more

State police: Auburn man arrested for second DWI in 10 years

An Auburn man was remanded to Cayuga County Jail for felony driving while intoxicated, New York State Police said. Jason Baskerville, 52, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with two felonies, a misdemeanor and several traffic infractions. According to a press release, at around 12:15 a.m. Saturday, troopers were called to a car off the road on County House... more

Family speaks out after fatal Sennett wreck

MOTHER SPEAKS OUT Family and friends are mourning the death of two victims after a car crash in Sennett, they are 29-year-old Terrel Jackson and a 2-year-old girl. Troopers said five were riding in a car when the driver tried to pass a cement truck over a double yellow line on Franklin Street Road.   The car was going over... 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

MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Olan Mack of Seneca Co. House of Concern & holistic health practitioner Isabelle Wellauer of Auburn (podcast)

On this month’s edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.com, Seneca County House of Concern Executive Director Olan Mack is in-studio to talk about what inspires him to serve his community and to talk about an important fundraiser underway for the organization he leads. Then, meet Isabelle Wellauer, a holistic health practitioner from Auburn, NY. Check out the complete... more

Motorcycle, car collide in Sennett; temporarily shuts down Rt. 5

A motorcycle crash closed a portion of Route 5 Friday afternoon in the town of Sennett. According to Cayuga County 911, at around 1:55 p.m., three vehicles were involved in an accident at the intersection of Route 5 and Healy Road. One of those vehicles was a motorcycle. Route 5 was closed in both directions between Healy and Miller roads... more

Public’s help sought as detectives investigate Sennett burglaries

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould says that a burglary and several larcenies that happened Friday and Saturday are under investigation. Around 6 am on Saturday deputies responded to East Genesee Street Rd., otherwise known as Route 20 in Sennett for a reported burglary and multiple larcenies. A green 2007 Suzuki 500 four wheeler was reported stolen from an open car... more

Sheriff: Auburn man charged with burglary, investigation ongoing

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that happened at an unoccupied home on Grant Ave. in Sennett. Deputies say that on May 2nd around 7 pm they were called to an unoccupied home for a burglary in progress. The owner reported finding a subject fleeing from the home when he arrived. He told law enforcement when they... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

After Sennett outdoor fire, Cuomo says NY brush burning ban remains in effect

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers about the risk of wildfires with warmer temperatures expected this spring. A statewide residential brush burning ban is in effect until May 14. Cuomo also advised residents in eastern New York that there’s the potential for wildfire conditions through 8 a.m. Tuesday. Dryer, warmer conditions combined with gusty winds increases the risk for... more

Sennett landowner ticketed for starting massive timber fire

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says one person has been ticketed after the massive, two day fire that broke out in Sennett this week. The DEC reports that David Panek, the landowner, was issued a citation for starting a small fire to burn household and yard waste. That fire spread when light winds began pushing the flames... more

Fire departments called back to large lumber fire in Sennett

Multiple Cayuga County fire departments returned to the scene of a large outdoor fire in the town of Sennett Tuesday. According to Cayuga County 911, at around 11:30 a.m., crews from Sennett, Weedsport, Owasco, Auburn, Fleming, Throop and Aurelius were called to the area of Grant Avenue, County House and Chestnut Ridge roads to fight hot spots from a lumber... more

Crews battling outdoor fire in Sennett

Crews were battling a fire Monday afternoon in Sennett, which prompted the closure of Grant Ave. around Chestnut Ridge Rd in both directions. The Auburn Citizen reports that the fire broke out around County House Rd. and Grant Ave Road. Pretty big lumber fire on Grant Ave and County House Road in Sennett @The_Citizen pic.twitter.com/oPRwlVSkP1 — Megan Blarr (@CitizenBlarr) April... more

Cayuga County takes first negotiation steps on former nursing home site in Sennett

The Cayuga County Legislature agreed to move forward on negotiations with Auburn Community Hospital around the former county nursing home building in Sennett. The body voted 14-0 Tuesday night requesting state representatives to pass legislation approving the county’s negotiation of a sale or lease of the building with ACH, “upon such terms as they may find to be reasonable and... more

Manure management guidelines adopted by Cayuga County water agency

The Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency passed a set of manure management guidelines for all the watersheds in the county at its meeting Thursday morning, though no members seemed satisfied with the outcome. “Now, it’s been said that a consensus means that everyone agrees to say something collectively that no one believes individually,” said Nick Colas, principal GIS analyst... more

Lyons National Bank looks to open two locations, create jobs in Cayuga County

Since its establishment in the 1850s, Lyons National Bank has grown beyond its birthplace in Wayne County. With more than a dozen offices spread throughout seven counties, LNB has focused on expanding its reach in the Finger Lakes region, and now the community bank is making its next move — this time, to Cayuga County. The bank is making plans... more
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