‘A big deal’: Union Springs to host 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series

‘A big deal’: Union Springs to host 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series
The Bassmaster Elite Series is returning to Cayuga Lake next summer. The village of Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck announced in an interview on Wednesday that the fishing event is coming back to the village for the 2019 competition. “We were hoping they’d come back,” Shattuck said, adding that Bassmaster was inquiring what dates might work for the village. “Whatever... more

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages
Sales tax collection is trending upward in the city of Auburn through the third quarter of 2018 and holding relatively steady in Cayuga County. According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Auburn has collected more sales tax this year compared to last year, while the county has seen a very... more

Historical Marker unveiled at Generations Bank in Union Springs

Historical Marker unveiled at Generations Bank in Union Springs
On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, a Historical Marker sign was unveiled on the site of the Generations Bank in Union Springs. The land where Generations Bank sits used to be home to Howland School, a school for the education of young women. Multiple members of the community were present for the unveiling, including the Assemblyman, Gary Finch and mayor of... more

Generations Bank office in Union Springs is designated as a business banking development district

Generations Bank office in Union Springs is designated as a business banking development district
The New York State Department of Financial Services has designated the Generations Bank Union Springs office as part of its Banking Development District (BDD) program. The designation re-affirms Generations Bank’s commitment to the unique banking needs of the Union Springs area. Through the program, Generations will be able to offer or expand special programs including: Expanded discounts and underwriting for... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more

Union Springs school district to sue town of Aurelius over tax revenue loss

Union Springs school district to sue town of Aurelius over tax revenue loss
The Union Springs Central School District plans legal action against the town of Aurelius over lost tax revenue stemming from a commercial building’s incorrect assessment. The district’s board of education approved a resolution Monday to authorize legal counsel to pursue the recovery of what the district argues is a $108,445 loss in revenue. The district said town assessor Linda Wright... more

Union Springs to replace 14 out of service fire hydrants, install valves

Following a public hearing on Tuesday, the village of Union Springs is moving forward on a project that will replace 14 fire hydrants within the village. The village discussed the fire hydrant replacement project in what Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck described as a “three-fold” public hearing on Tuesday which included a presentation, making a negative declaration on a SEQR... more

Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last year’s “explosion” of blooms on Cayuga County’s lakes. Boyer, who has been studying harmful algal blooms in some form for 45 years, started with a... more

Car strikes pedestrian in Union Springs

First responders say a pedestrian was struck by a moving vehicle in Union Springs on Thursday during the afternoon hours. The accident happened around 177 Cayuga Street, which prompted Union Springs Fire Department and AMR Ambulance to be called to the scene. First responders say the pedestrian complained of hip and leg pain. It’s unclear if the person was transported... more

Rope rescue team helps child to safety along Cayuga County nature trail

Rescue personnel from several Cayuga County agencies banded together to help a child out of a precarious position Thursday evening. Dolores Bochenek, first assistant chief with the Union Springs Fire Department, said a minor had climbed into the gully at Great Gully Cove in Springport Thursday and was unable to climb out by herself. The girl was off a hiking... more

Camper fire reported in Union Springs on Saturday

First responders in Cayuga County were called to a camper fire in Union Springs on Saturday afternoon. The report came in a little after 6 p.m., according to scanner traffic. Union Springs, Cayuga, Throop, Montezuma and Aurora fire departments were called to the scene. Reports indicate that the fire was started by a child at the location, but that detail... more

Union Springs boys track and field sweeps past So. Cayuga, Moravia, Marathon & Lansing

Union Springs was able to complete the sweep. Paced by Eric Ryan’s four first-place finishes, the Wolves won 10 events, as the Union Springs boys track and field team beat Southern Cayuga 96-35, Moravia 115-8, Marathon 103-24 and Lansing 80-61 at Union Springs High School Wednesday. Ryan took first in the 100m dash (11.85), the 200m dash (23.65) and the... more

Village of Union Springs proposes fiscal year budget; water and sewer increases

The village of Union Springs proposed a budget with fewer total appropriations than last year in one of three budget-related public hearings during a regular board meeting on Tuesday. Public hearings were held regarding the 2018-19 fiscal year budget, and separately, increasing water and sewer rates for customers served by the village’s municipal water or sewer system. All budgets will... more

Senator Helming to honor 16 women from Wayne-Finger Lakes region

Senator Pam Helming recently announced the 16 nominees for New York State Senate Woman of Distinction recognition from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. This award recognizes the outstanding work of extraordinary women from our region and throughout New York State, with one honoree selected from each State Senate District. “Our community is fortunate to have so many remarkable women whose lives,... more

Two Cayuga County districts subject to NY budget school spending mandate in 2018-19

Following adoption of the state budget last week, two Cayuga County districts, including the county's largest, will be required to submit building-by-building spending data to the state beginning in the 2018-19 school year. Auburn and Union Springs school districts will be subject to the mandate in its first year, according to the state Division of Budget. In the 2018-19 school... more

Auburn driver charged with DWI after cars burned up at Union Springs auto shop

An Auburn woman, who crashed her vehicle into an auto repair shop in Union Springs on Saturday has been charged with driving while intoxicated, according to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Gould says that around 1 a.m., 40-year-old June Heath was driving on Route 326 when her vehicle went off the road and rolled into a parking lot at... more

Easy, breezy energy helps power Union Springs farm

A Union Springs farm will soon be harvesting more than just crops. DuMond Farms is the site of a new vertical wind turbine installed this week, which will harness energy from the slightest breeze to powerful hurricane-force gales, converting it into electricity. More typical turbines look like windmills, but this one has panels that harness the energy and spin like... more
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