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Powerful storms roll through CNY on Saturday

Powerful storms roll through CNY on Saturday
Quick and powerful storms rolled through several parts of Onondaga County Saturday evening. The gusty winds from the storm knocked out power for 800 customers in Marcellus, Camillus, and Skaneateles. Power has been restored for some neighbors in Skaneateles, but hundreds of customers in the cities of Camillus and Marcellus are still left in the dark. Power crews say power... more

Skaneateles High School offers counseling after recent graduate’s death

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The Skaneateles Central School District will have grief counseling available following the death early Thursday morning of a recent graduate. District Superintendent Lynda Quick posted a statement Thursday on the district’s Facebook page saying Josh McIntyre, who graduated from Skaneateles High School last month, had died. It did not include information on the circumstances of his death. Read more from The Citizen more

DOCCS releases statement after local officials critical of ‘communication’ over escaped Skaneateles rapist

CAPTURED: Police apprehend paroled rapist who was on the run in Skaneateles
The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) has released a statement after local officials criticized the department for a lack of communication after parolee and convicted rapist Christopher Block cut off his ankle monitor and evaded capture for 35 hours. In a statement from DOCCS spokesperson Thomas Mailey, the department says that “contrary to reported information and inaccurate public... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

Residents ask Skaneateles to fly Pride Flag, say they’re being ignored

Residents ask Skaneateles to fly Pride Flag, say they’re being ignored
Earlier this month, Zack Ford emailed Skaneateles village officials asking if they would fly the Pride Flag during June in honor of Pride Month. Ford said he got not response after several emails, so he and a small group of people joined him Monday to deliver a flag to Skaneateles village hall. The group recorded their visit, in which Ford... more

Skaneateles Lake mansions get big tax breaks meant for farms

Skaneateles Lake mansions get big tax breaks meant for farms
Two of Syracuse’s wealthiest and most savvy real estate developers use tax breaks meant for rural farmers to secure big property tax breaks at their Skaneateles Lake mansions. Bob Congel, the developer behind Destiny USA, and Michael J. Falcone, the founder of Pioneer Companies, are taking some of the largest agricultural exemptions in New York state on their private family... more

Two school guards will return to Skaneateles for 2019-20 academic year

Two school guards will return to Skaneateles for 2019-20 academic year
Two school guards who have been employed by the Skaneateles Central School District since last year are set to return for the 2019-20 academic year. The district board of education approved Aileen Sherman and James O’Brien, both retired state troopers, for the next school year at its board meeting Tuesday night. Sherman and O’Brien started in April 2018 and the... more

Last second goal lifts Skaneateles over South Jefferson for Sectional title

Last second goal lifts Skaneateles over South Jefferson
Maggie Newton had never scored a game-winning goal, until Tuesday night. With 2.1 seconds left in a rematch of last year’s Class D sectional final, the Skaneateles sophomore found the back of the net, avenging last year’s loss to South Jefferson with an 11-10 win at SUNY Cortland. Lakers junior Grace Dower had possession of the ball and ran into... more

Wet weather cancels season at Skaneateles Lockwood Lavender Farm

Wet weather cancels season at Skaneateles Lockwood Lavender Farm
Lamenting a wet fall, winter and the soggy spring we’ve endured in Central New York, the owners of the Lockwood Lavender Farm announced on the company’s website it won’t open this season. “Farming is never easy at the best of times,” the owners wrote online. Many of the plants appear damaged, the owners say. Lavender is a plant that thrives... more

Skaneateles gets more than $100K to study solution to algae blooms

Skaneateles gets more than $100K to study solution to algae blooms
The Town of Skaneateles is looking for a solution to the harmful algae blooms that seem to turn up in the Finger Lakes every year. The town just got a grant from the Onondaga County Development Corporation for more than $100,000 to start collecting data and water samples from the lake. The hope is the state will pay back this... more

Skaneateles girls lacrosse advances to Class D sectional title game

Skaneateles girls lacrosse advances to Class D sectional title game
The top-seeded Skaneateles girls lacrosse team looked every bit like the favorite in the Class D sectional bracket Thursday, rolling past No. 4 Marcellus, 17-4 at East Syracuse Minoa High School. The Lakers advance to face No. 2 South Jefferson in the championship game, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at SUNY Cortland. That battle will be a rematch of last... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires shoreline along Skaneateles Lake

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires shoreline along Skaneateles Lake
The Finger Lakes Land Trust has announced the acquisition of 900 feet of Skaneateles Lake shoreline along with 90 acres of hillside forest in the town of Spafford, Onondaga County. The property is contiguous to the organization’s Cora Kampfe Dickinson Preserve, bringing the total amount of protected Skaneateles shoreline owned by the Land Trust in this area to 2,200 feet.... more

Skaneateles Lake Association hires new executive director

Skaneateles Lake Association hires new executive director
The Skaneateles Lake Association has hired a new executive director to replace its first director, the group announced in a press release Friday. Frank Moses, who previously served as director of community engagement and organizational advancement for FOCUS Greater Syracuse, will start in the position on May 15. The Citizen: Read More more
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