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New draft zoning code for village of Cayuga sparks controversy on adult entertainment

An open house to hear concerns on new draft zoning laws, the first revisions to the code since 1988, sparked controversy over adult entertainment and short-term rentals in the village of Cayuga Wednesday night. The goal of the open house was to get residents’ feedback on the draft zoning laws as well as provide an opportunity to field questions and... more

Cayuga Museum seeks 1918 items for next exhibit

The Cayuga Museum is seeking items from the community for a new exhibit in 2018: "1918: A Century Later." The exhibit will tell the story of World War I, the influenza epidemic, the women's suffrage movement, the migration of black people from the Jim Crow South, the fight against child labor, the rise of the automobile and more. Locally, it'll... more

UPDATED: Multiple crews respond to barn fire in Aurelius (photos)

Fire departments from Cayuga and Seneca counties were called to a reported ‘barn fire’ around 11:30 am, according to first responders. Aurelius, Cayuga, Fleming, Union Springs, Scipio, and Throop fire departments were called to the scene, as well as Owasco and Waterloo RIT were called to the scene.   The address of the barn fire was reported as 845 Chamberlain... 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

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

NY ag commissioner: Experts, not elected officials, should drive Owasco Lake changes

New York State Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball believes local elected officials aren’t the best people to be driving changes to Owasco Lake’s watershed rules. Speaking with The Citizen Monday after an address to the New York State Grange annual session in Auburn, Ball talked about water quality in the Finger Lakes and Owasco Lake in particular. Considering Cayuga... more

Cayuga woman charged with DWAI-drugs after Rt. 89 crash

Deputies arrested a Cayuga woman following a personal injury crash that took place on State Rt. 89 on September 20th in the Town of Fayette. Barbara L. Deangelis, of Fayette was charged with DWAI-drugs after an accident where she went off the road, into a ditch, striking a culvert. Deputies say her vehicle overturned in the process. She suffered minor... 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

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