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

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
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