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Sennett event shows participants how to make their own tools

The sound of hammers bashing against metal was the soundtrack of a toolmaking event in Sennett Saturday. The event, hosted by the Western New York Farrier’s Association, was taught by Riley Kirkpatrick, who flew in from Oregon. Kirkpatrick showed participants how to make their own equipment. The association consists of people who make horseshoes, and many of the participants were... more

Two-car crash in Sennett prompts multi-department response

Crews in Cayuga County were called to a two-car crash in Sennett, which happened just before 5:30 pm. First responders say that Sennett Fire Department, Skaneateles Rescue, AMR Ambulance, as well as Saves Ambulance were called to the scene near County Line Road and Franklin Street Road. According to first responders, only minor injuries were reported in the accident. This... more

Sennett man fined $1,500 for starting large lumber fire

A Sennett man who started a backyard fire that spread to an adjacent lumber yard in April has been fined $1,500, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. David J. Panek, 65, of Chestnut Ridge Road, was convicted of unlawful disposal of solid waste, a violation, on Nov. 15 in the Town of Sennett Court. He was fined $1,500... more

Sennett passes resolution for supervisor to advance sewage contract talks with Auburn

The Sennett Town Board approved a resolution on Tuesday to allow town Supervisor Peter Adams to sign and execute a sewage contract with the city of Auburn that would also include the towns of Owasco and Fleming. Sennett has been working on finalizing a contract with Auburn for nearly two years for the collection and treatment of sewage and wastewater... more

Cayuga County donates Sennett property to soil and water district

The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District now owns approximately 13 more acres in Sennett after the county Legislature donated it this month. Pending a survey, the land includes about 6.8 acres where the Natural Resources Center at 7413 County House Road sits, and an adjacent wetland that makes up about 6.1 acres. The Legislature passed a resolution last... more

Hundreds of Auburn, Sennett residents without power on Tuesday

Power was knocked out in Auburn and Sennett on Tuesday afternoon. It’s unclear if the windy conditions were to blame, but more than 300 residents were reportedly without power in Sennett and Auburn each. The company’s website is tracking the latest outages, and for more detailed information on the areas impacted – click here. This story will be updated as... more

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
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