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

Union Springs school district’s $1.84 million bus garage capital project up for May vote

While some may overlook the role buses play in education, Jarett Powers said, those vehicles still have to go somewhere at the end of the day. Powers, the superintendent of Union Springs Central School District, said there are several codes and regulations for buses and student transportation that must be followed. ‘”People don’t always think about the buses,” Powers said.... more

Sheriff: Standoff in Cayuga County ends with fugitive being captured

Sheriff David Gould reports that on January 24th members of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested a fugitive from justice, who was wanted on felony charges in Alabama. Mark G. Sheehy, 28, was arrested at his residence. He was wanted by authorities in Cleburne County Alabama for felony possession of marihuana after a warrant had been issued by... more

THE LOVING CUP: Adam Winslow & Shane Truman of the Auburn Doubledays (podcast)

Auburn Doubledays General Manager Adam Winslow and Assistant General Manager Shane Truman are in-studio to talk about the ways their minor league baseball organization tries to give back to the Auburn community and surrounding areas and why they are grateful for their families and the community they serve. . more

Major flooding in Cayuga County; Port Byron among hardest hit

On Friday, as warm air held on in the Finger Lakes — several communities in Cayuga County were hit hard by flooding. While the National Weather Service reported that an ice jam along the Seneca River caused flooding from Montezuma to Port Byron and Weedsport, the excessive rainfall did not help matters. As of 10:30 am on Friday, the river... more

Union Springs planning business district, park improvements

Union Springs officials are making plans for projects that are receiving $563,950 in grants from the state, two projects for improving Frontenac Park and one to investigate improving the Cayuga Street area. The funds were announced last month as part of the state's Regional Economic Development Council program. One of the projects is for a boat launch at Frontenac Park... more

State Police: Union Springs man was drunk during Springport crash

State Police say they arrested a 31-year-old Union Springs man following a property damage accident on State Route 326 in Springport over the holiday weekend. The incident took place on Sunday, and resulted in Michael R. Feocco, 31, being charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, aggravated unlicensed operation of... more

Cayuga County business leaders tell Katko: Tax reform would help workers

At a roundtable discussion Monday, a group of central New York business leaders explained to U.S. Rep. John Katko how tax reform would benefit them — and their employees. The meeting, held at Progressive Expert Consulting in Syracuse, featured 20 business leaders from the Syracuse area. Two panelists were from Cayuga County: Joanne Cross, owner of Cross Filtration in Moravia,... more

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

Public meeting to review Union Springs, Springport waterfront revitalization program

The village of Union Springs and town of Springport Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is taking shape, and the public is invited to learn about it and ask questions 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the Union Springs High School Auditorium, 239 Cayuga St. The meeting will focus on improvements to Frontenac Park, streetscape designs for downtown, trails and viewing areas,... more
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