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Family donates century-old, 20-ton caboose to Sterling Historical Society

For the past 35 years, the Ukleya family’s home has been hard to miss. Nestled along Route 34 in the town of Hannibal, Joseph and Loretta Ukleya raised their three children — Marcia, Amy and Tom — in a humble one-story house. But it’s what was beside the house that made drivers stop and stare: a big red caboose. Since... 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

Sterling man sentenced for $12,000 welfare fraud

A Sterling man was sentenced Thursday for illegally receiving more than $12,000 in unemployment benefits. Benjamin Batrack, 31, of 14230 Craine Road, pleaded guilty in August to four felonies: third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny, first-degree filing a false instrument and misusing food stamps. During his plea, Batrack admitted submitting forms with false information in October 2011. In addition, he... more

Former Sterling Nature Center volunteers remembered with memorial grove

Sterling Nature Center Director Jim D’Angelo recalls those who spent some of their time on this earth helping with the center. “There’s been a lot of people associated with the nature center who have passed away. Some people have given donations in memory of those people, but others used to volunteer or used to come and hike here,” D’Angelo said.... 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

Woman left disabled Sterling man unattended while caring for him

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould says that a 23-year-old Fulton woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a disabled person after a complaint from the Town of Sterling. Jenna M. Boyle, 23, of Fulton is accused of being tasked with caring for a completely disabled man. The man’s wife, who filed the complaint, said that he was completely... more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

One dead, three seriously injured after head on crash near Victory

The New York State Police report that on Saturday a fatal accident in Sterling took place involving two cars — around 1:30 pm. Authroties say that the head-on crash happened on State Route 104 near the State Barn Road intersection, which is located near the border of Victory. Three individuals were transported to Upstate University Hospital with serious injuries, according... more