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

THE LOVING CUP: Meet Jon C. Wilcox and son John J. Wilcox of Auburn (podcast)

Jon C. Wilcox is joined by his son Jon J. Wilcox, both of Auburn, on the second episode of The Loving Cup Podcast with host Katie MacIntyre. Discussions and memories focus on the support of a father and the impact that love and being present can have on a life and future generations. . more

Syracuse woman faces prison time in double-fatal Sennett wreck

Charges have been filed in the double-fatal crash, which happened on June 16th in Sennett. The investigation into the crash determined that the driver, Kadesha Dunham, 24, of Syracuse was operating a 2015 Hyundai Sonata westbound on Franklin Street Rd. Around 10:30 am on Friday when she attempted to pass a concrete truck in a no passing zone. At the... 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

Pickup truck rollover in Sennett on Friday; driver extricated from vehicle

First responders say a driver had to be extricated from a pickup truck following an accident in Sennett on Friday. The crash happened during the evening hours, after dark, when a pickup truck rolled over in the area of Grant Avenue Rd. and Weedsport-Sennett Rd. Extrication took 30 minutes, according to first responders, who said that Weedsport and AMR Ambulance... 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

Sennett convenience and smoke shop opens self-serve pub

A combination convenience store, restaurant and smokers shop in Sennett is debuting a new business avenue: a self-serve pub. Munchies, a convenience store with a Smokers Choice shop, opened the pub Friday, and a beer tasting will be held Saturday. The store itself opened in July. The Sennett location will be the first store in the Munchies chain to have... 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

NY seeks bids for $12M project to house youth offenders at Sennett facility

A former juvenile justice center in Cayuga County is one of four sites New York plans to use for housing youth offenders after raising the age of criminal responsibility earlier this year. The state Office of General Services is seeking bids for a $12 million project at the former Harriet Tubman Residential Center in Sennett, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's... more

Sheriff, state police investigate multiple larcenies in Sennett, Owasco

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police are investigating several larcenies in the towns of Sennett and Owasco. According to a press release, numerous thefts of heavy equipment batteries have been reported in recent weeks at multiple locations. Investigators said it appears the thefts are related. The Citizen: Read More more

VIDEO: Tractor-trailer in Cayuga Co. becomes fully-engulfed with flames

Multiple crews in Cayuga County were called to the scene of a tractor-trailer fire, which temporarily slowed traffic in the area of Highbridge Rd. and North Street Rd. The truck was fully-involved according to initial responders, and video from the scene confirmed. The dramatic video shows the tractor-trailer fully-engulfed. Sennett, Throop, Aurelius, and Weedsport Fire Departments all responded to the... more

Cayuga County fire department gets $130K to add recruits, create pension program

A volunteer fire department in Cayuga County has been awarded more than $130,000 to add recruits and establish a pension program for its members. The Sennett Fire Department will receive $130,120 through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. The grant was announced by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer. "Whether it's... more

UPDATED: One airlifted after two-car crash east of Auburn

Around 3:52 pm on Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Bernard C. Smith, of Montezuma was struck on the passenger side by an oncoming vehicle operated by Jessica A Dunn, 32, of Auburn at the intersection of Grant Avenue Rd. and County House Rd. in Sennett. The injuries were serious, but not life threatening, according to the Sheriff’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

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
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