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

UPDATE: Auburn man ID’d as victim in fatal Throop crash

New York State Police have identified the man killed in a one-car crash Tuesday in the town of Throop as 57-year-old Auburn resident Michael F. Murray. They say an autopsy is scheduled to determine an official cause of death, but initial reports indicate that he was in cardiac arrest after the crash occurred. Turnpike Rd. was closed for a period... more

Barrington voters say ‘yes’ to alcohol; but there are other ‘dry’ FLX communities

For a region that prides itself on being a wine and brew destination in the U.S., some communities in the Finger Lakes still have regulations around alcohol sales that leave residents — and prospective business owners — scratching their heads. Barrington removed itself from the list of communities that were either ‘dry’ or ‘partially dry’, after Prohibition era regulations were... 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

Annual cancer benefit coming back to Throop

The third annual Stand By Me cancer benefit will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Throop Fire House, 7159 Beech Tree Road, Throop. The benefit will feature music by The Skycoasters, as well as raffles. Admission is $25, and tickets are available at Snapper’s Sports Tavern, 107 N. Division St., Auburn. Read more from... more

Rescue teams retrieve person from Owasco Outlet River island in Throop

Auburn and Aurelius Swift Water Rescue teams were called to the scene of an incident on Monday involving a person stuck on a small island along Turnpike Rd. The call came in around 3 pm for a person stuck on a small island in a river. Port Byron was requested to standby at the Hayden Bridge, and first responders from... 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

Weedsport man ID’d in fatal motorcycle accident

A Weedsport man has been identified as the victim involved in a fatal motorcycle crash over the weekend in Throop. Deputies in Cayuga County say that Joseph L. Savarese, of Weedsport was operating his Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Sine Rd. when he failed to negotiate a curve — going off the east shoulder of the roadway, striking a tree.... 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

Weedsport man killed after being hit by car on SR 34 in Sennett

It’s an active investigation, but it doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol played a part in a Sennett accident that left one man dead. State Police say a 52-year-old Gary Reno, of Weedsport was killed after he was struck by a vehicle traveling on State Route 34 a little after 8 pm. The accident happened in the area of Turnpike... more

Multiple bridges in Finger Lakes to receive funding this year

Some bridges in desperate need of repair in the Finger Lakes region will finally see some work. A package was announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to replace and repair 23 bridges and culverts in the region. The measure will cost $19.7 million dollars, and will be part of Cuomo’s BRIDGE NY initiative, which focuses on repairing struggling infrastructure around the... more

Cayuga Cold Cases: Sheriff still searching for suspect who stole safe from Throop home

In the early morning hours of April 17, 2013, Debra VanDyke received a strange phone call. Her brother, Russell, had called at 1:51 a.m., but when she answered, no one was on the other line. Tired, Debra hung up the phone and didn’t think much about it until later that day when Russell reported a burglary at his home in... 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

Owasco water tests show highest algae toxins yet, Auburn levels still detectable

Treated drinking water for the town of Owasco and the city of Auburn showed detectable levels of blue-green algae toxins in the latest round of tests — Owasco seeing the highest levels to date. The Cayuga County Health Department said Owasco’s water, which is distributed to the town of Owasco and the Fleming Water District, detected levels of .21 and... more

Horse poop in Throop stable spontaneously combusts

With the hot temperatures and dry conditions, fires can start anywhere — even spontaneously in a pile of poop. That’s what happened to a horse stable in Throop, according to a news release from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. On July 5, a DEC official responded to the scene where horse stable owners had been storing large... more

Multiple departments respond to fire at Auburn-area home

Multiple departments respond to fire at Auburn-area home
Multiple emergency agencies were called Monday evening to the scene of a fire at a Throop residence. Crews were dispatched at 5:54 p.m to 7463 Day Road near North Division Street Road. Cayuga County dispatchers said there was no injuries reported in the incident, which was initially called in as a fire started in the home’s basement. READ MORE FROM THE... more