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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

Union Springs culvert fix may come next year

A Union Springs culvert installed by the state Department of Transportation in 2014 likely won’t have a permanent fix for its inability to handle large storm water runoff until sometime next year. DOT officials inspected the culvert, which runs along Madison Avenue under the Gillespie Chevrolet car dealership, in April following several spouts of heavy rain. Homes on Basin Street... more

Union Springs man who stole puppy from SPCA faces new charges

The Auburn Police Department previously reported a burglary that happened at the Finger Lakes SPCA located on York St. in Auburn on May 2nd. Now they say that in addition to burglary charges, a Union Springs man was arraigned on others, as well. In that incident a 10-month-old Pit Bull puppy named “Lil’ Jed” was stolen from within the SPCA.... more

FLX Waterfalls flowing in Spring of 2017 (photo galleria by Rachel Burkholder)

The wet spring in the Finger Lakes has meant the many waterfalls throughout the region are flowing at full capacity. Rachel Burkholder has been out to see quite a few as you’ll be able to tell in our FLX Photo Galleria in the player below… – Check out more local photos here. more

Southern Cayuga County schools team up to support Make-A-Wish

Two rival schools came together for the good of one cause on Sunday. Throughout the past school year, students with the high school honor societies from the Union Springs and Southern Cayuga school districts have been working within their own schools to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. But those efforts combined Sunday with an end-of-the-year final fundraiser at Union... more

Union Springs claims track and field title

The Union Springs boys and girls track teams clinched division titles Tuesday, as the teams swept Moravia and Southern Cayuga in a tri-meet. The Wolves’ boys team topped the Blue Devils 101-35 and defeated Southern Cayuga 112-25, while Moravia split on the day by beating the Chiefs 66-56. The Citizen: Read More more

DOT officials plan to fix Union Springs’ culvert and flood issues

With communities along Lake Ontario concerned about rising water levels and flooding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the Rochester area Tuesday and declared a state of emergency. He then commented on a contentious issue: Plan 2014, a Lake Ontario water level management strategy adopted by the International Joint Commission in December. It appears to be the first time he has revealed... 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

Union Springs defeats Trumansburg, 4-3

Trumansburg was heating up. Then the baseball team ran into Union Springs Thursday afternoon. The Wolves walked out of T’burg with a 4-3 victory, plating three runs in fourth inning that gave them a 3-2 lead. They pushed one across in the sixth and allowed one to the Blue Raiders in the bottom of the seventh before closing out the... more

WEBER: Katie MacIntyre & the Boston Marathon and Menzo Case on financial markets (podcast)

Generations Bank President Menzo Case and Marketing Director Katie MacIntyre join the Web Dog in-studio to talk about the Right to Run 19K, Katie’s participation in the upcoming Boston Marathon, and Menzo’s take on the current financial climate and healthcare situation in America. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Renovations underway after Union Springs Academy fire in December

Students and staff are adjusting and renovations are taking place since a fire hit the Union Springs Academy’s administration building in December. Principal Jere Clayburn said he estimates $250,000 to $300,000 worth of cleanup work has taken place at the building on 40 Spring St., which school personnel and students are still not allowed to enter. The blaze, which took... more

Our Finger Lakes History: The Underground Railroad in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes a fascinating look at the history of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement of the late 1800,’s in the Finger Lakes. See the numerous buildings and homes that served as stations on the Underground Railroad throughout the region and learn about the individuals who played a part in aiding runaway freedom seekers who were... 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

Federal government’s recognition of Cayuga Nation leadership on hold

The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has stayed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' December decision to recognize the Clint Halftown faction of the Cayuga Nation as the nation's official leaders. The stay order was issued on Monday, Jan. 23, a little over a week after another faction of the Cayuga Nation formerly known as the Unity Council, appealed the BIA's... more
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