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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

Sen. Pam Helming to hold mobile office hours in Cayuga County

State Sen. Pam Helming announced two upcoming mobile office events, including one in Cayuga County. Helming, R-Canandaigua, will hold mobile office hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Springport Free Library, 171 Cayuga St., Union Springs. Later this month, she has scheduled a similar event from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Wood Library,... more

SCP presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” opening this weekend in Seneca Falls

The Diary of Anne Frank won both the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play, in 1956. This touching, tender, heart wrenching yet at times funny story centers on the diary of a young Jewish girl (Anne Frank), her family, the van Daan family and dentist Dr. Albert Dussel who go into hiding in 1942 Amsterdam.  The... more

Three-car accident in Cayuga County; one person injured

At least one person suffered minor injuries, according to first responders, after a three car accident was reported around 4:25 pm on Friday. Union Springs Ambulance and Rescue were called to the area of Rt. 326 and Webb Rd. For a reported three-car motor vehicle accident with injuries. First responders say that AMR Ambulance was also called to the scene.... more

New York State Kayak Fishing Championships coming to Cayuga Lake

Cayuga Lake is no stranger to Fishing Tournaments, all year long if you look out onto the lake chances are you will see someone out there fishing. The Finger Lakes region has become known for world class fishing at its finest. However, on the 23rd and 24th of September Cayuga Lake will become home to a Fishing Tournament unlike any... more

Union Springs Academy’s administration building open and largely renovated following fire

The inside of Union Springs Academy's administration building, which was significantly damaged by a blaze in December, looked like two separate facilities mashed together Thursday afternoon. While most sections of the building had vibrant coats of paint and other features, some parts were still reminders of the fire, with walls marked by yellow stains, some steps missing paint and some... more

It floats! Amphibious tractor houseboat fares well on Cayuga Lake

It rolled down Green Street in Union Springs — a Frankenstein-ed tractor houseboat — arriving at Frontenac Park from Aurora sooner than Anto Parseghian expected. “No police escort,” he remarked. “That’s a good sign.” As the amphibious houseboat got closer to the boat launch, a crowd of hundreds began to shout and clap. Theon Parseghian, Anto’s son, stood with a... more

Jay Strongwater plant in Union Springs to close in December

A plant in Union Springs that manufactures high-end jewelry and home decor for the brand Jay Strongwater is scheduled to close at the end of the year after the company was sold, according to the New York State Department of Labor. The plant, located at 107 Salem St., Union Springs, is scheduled to close by Dec. 31 and all 29... more

Union Springs elementary school set to close for renovations

Union Springs students won’t be flooding Andrew J. Smith Elementary School when the new school year arrives, but the building will have plenty of activity. Renovations — such as a new wing, an updated library and updated cafeteria space — are set to be done on the building over the next year to make room for more students. The district’s... more

Health department: Beaches in Aurora, Union springs now open

Beaches in Aurora and Union Springs that were closed by the health department last week due to harmful algal blooms are now reopened, according to the Cayuga County Health Department. As of late Wednesday morning, the swimming areas at the Wells College Dock in Aurora and Frontenac Park in Union Springs are now open, according to the health department. Public... more

Algal blooms close two beaches in southern Cayuga County

Two bathing beaches along Cayuga Lake have been closed due to the presence of harmful algal blooms, according to the Cayuga County Health Department. The beaches at Wells College dock in the village of Aurora and Frontenac Park in the village of Union Springs are closed. The Health Department monitors the water quality at public beaches routinely and closes swimming... more

Police: Former Arc of Seneca Cayuga employee stole gas, items

A former employee of the Arc of Seneca Cayuga is facing a felony charge after he allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of items from his employer. The Auburn Police Department said Daniel A. Pantoliano of 7 Anthony St., Union Springs, had been using an employee key fob to steal gasoline for his personal use from about January through April... more

Ice covers the ground in surreal Tuesday afternoon scene in Union Springs

Strong storms powered through the region early afternoon on Tuesday and some storms contained a significant amount of hail. One Cayuga County community that saw the most hail was Union Springs. At around 1:00 pm today, Union Springs looked more like a scene from winter than an otherwise sunny, albeit cool, late-afternoon in June. Check out the images from these... 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

18th-century Cornell University Library map details Seneca & Cayuga villages

A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life that will enhance learning and research at Cornell. The manuscript, drawn by prominent Albany-based mapmaker and surveyor John Rutse Bleecker, is now part of the American history and culture collections... more

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which poses no threat to humans, causes hemorrhaging of fish tissue and internal organs. It has impacted fish populations... more
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