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Dollar General may be coming to Springport this summer

The town of Springport held a planning board meeting in January to consider the approval for a Dollar General Store along Route 90, across from Route 326, on a nearly two-acre lot. Dollar General has over 14,000 stores in 44 states, with surrounding area stores located in Weedsport, Port Byron and Auburn. On Jan. 17, Caryn Miodzionowski, from Bohler Engineering,... more

Cayuga County to state’s U.S. reps: Change FEMA’s mind about disaster declaration denial

Cayuga County thinks the Federal Emergency Management Agency was wrong to dismiss a disaster declaration for the southern end of the county, and is calling on state representatives to fix it. Heavy rains pummeled the Moravia area with two storms between July 1 through 14, causing nearly $4 million in damage. Despite meeting its threshold for federal aid, in December... more

Cayuga County will get some federal aid, but no disaster declaration for summer storms

The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied New York's appeal for a major disaster declaration, but some federal aid will be available for Cayuga County and other counties affected by flooding and severe storms last summer. The state requested a major disaster declaration for Cayuga and 14 other counties due to severe storms in July. The state's application was denied in... more

Southern Cayuga Central School District selects new elementary principal

The Southern Cayuga Central School District appointed a new elementary principal Monday night during a special board of education meeting. In a meeting that lasted two minutes, Dave Wiemann, president of the board, opened by saying “We are happy to be here to welcome Jean Amodeo.” The board of education went on to unanimously vote to grant Amodeo a probationary... more

State Police: Union Springs man was drunk during Springport crash

State Police say they arrested a 31-year-old Union Springs man following a property damage accident on State Route 326 in Springport over the holiday weekend. The incident took place on Sunday, and resulted in Michael R. Feocco, 31, being charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, aggravated unlicensed operation of... 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

Public meeting to review Union Springs, Springport waterfront revitalization program

The village of Union Springs and town of Springport Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is taking shape, and the public is invited to learn about it and ask questions 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the Union Springs High School Auditorium, 239 Cayuga St. The meeting will focus on improvements to Frontenac Park, streetscape designs for downtown, trails and viewing areas,... 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

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

OFFICIALS: Horse killed by West Nile Virus in Cayuga County

According to the Cayuga County Health Department, a horse at the southern end of the county died from West Nile Virus. The virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can go symptomless in humans. According to the numbers, 8 out of 10 people do not exhibit symptoms of the virus. The department was notified by the state Department of Health about... more

Union Springs, Springport boil water notice still in effect

The Cayuga County Health Department said Monday a boil water notice for residents in Union Springs and those who receive water from the town of Springport Water District 1 remains in effect. Water samples will be collected Monday and Tuesday to confirm there is no contamination in the distribution system. If there is none Tuesday, the health department hopes to... more

Boil-water advisory issued for Union Springs, Springport areas

The Cayuga County Health Department on Saturday advised residents of the Village of Union Springs public water system and residents within the Town of Springport Water District Number 1 to boil their water after a loss of pressure due to a water line repair. The advisory said that tap water should be brought to a rolling boil, boiled for one... 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

Springport clerk arrested for allegedly using town computer to boost retirement benefits

The longtime Springport clerk is facing felony charges for allegedly using a town computer to boost her own retirement benefits. Deborah Waldron, 62, was arrested Friday and has been charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a class E felony. She’s also charged with computer trespass and official misconduct. Waldron pleaded not guilty and will return to Aurelius... more

Cuomo consolidation plans stir talks between Union Springs and Springport

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal for counties to create consolidation plans for residents to vote up or down on the November ballot, Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck had an idea. The state Division of Local Government Services is encouraging counties to apply for $50,000 grants for “assistance for the consolidation or dissolution of a local government.” With the village and... more

Sheriff: Cayuga County brothers facing felony charges after domestic incident

Two brothers have been arrested following an alleged domestic incident Thursday, Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould said. A caller reported an altercation that occurred at 1073 Connors Road in Springport. The person who contacted authorities said there was a man stabbed at the location. While an investigation found no stabbing occurred at the property, there was allegedly a violent incident... more

Springport couple charged after sheriff’s office allegedly finds heroin

A couple from Springport was charged after the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office allegedly found heroin in a residence last month, according to a news release. On Jan. 15, the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant for a residence at 1281 Route 326, Springport, after an investigation gave police reason to believe the residents had heroin, Detective Sgt. Fred Cornelius said.... more

22-year-old Geneva man dies in Cayuga Co. accident with snowplow

Investigators say that a 22-year-old Geneva man was pronounced dead at the scene after an accident, which took place on Wednesday around 9:31 pm in the Town of Springport. The accident happened on State Route 326 when Alex J. Myers, 28, of Union Springs lost control of his 1999 Audi while traveling south on Route 326. He lost control on... more
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