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Two school guards will return to Skaneateles for 2019-20 academic year

Two school guards will return to Skaneateles for 2019-20 academic year
Two school guards who have been employed by the Skaneateles Central School District since last year are set to return for the 2019-20 academic year. The district board of education approved Aileen Sherman and James O’Brien, both retired state troopers, for the next school year at its board meeting Tuesday night. Sherman and O’Brien started in April 2018 and the... more

Last second goal lifts Skaneateles over South Jefferson for Sectional title

Last second goal lifts Skaneateles over South Jefferson
Maggie Newton had never scored a game-winning goal, until Tuesday night. With 2.1 seconds left in a rematch of last year’s Class D sectional final, the Skaneateles sophomore found the back of the net, avenging last year’s loss to South Jefferson with an 11-10 win at SUNY Cortland. Lakers junior Grace Dower had possession of the ball and ran into... more

Wet weather cancels season at Skaneateles Lockwood Lavender Farm

Wet weather cancels season at Skaneateles Lockwood Lavender Farm
Lamenting a wet fall, winter and the soggy spring we’ve endured in Central New York, the owners of the Lockwood Lavender Farm announced on the company’s website it won’t open this season. “Farming is never easy at the best of times,” the owners wrote online. Many of the plants appear damaged, the owners say. Lavender is a plant that thrives... more

Skaneateles gets more than $100K to study solution to algae blooms

Skaneateles gets more than $100K to study solution to algae blooms
The Town of Skaneateles is looking for a solution to the harmful algae blooms that seem to turn up in the Finger Lakes every year. The town just got a grant from the Onondaga County Development Corporation for more than $100,000 to start collecting data and water samples from the lake. The hope is the state will pay back this... more

Skaneateles girls lacrosse advances to Class D sectional title game

Skaneateles girls lacrosse advances to Class D sectional title game
The top-seeded Skaneateles girls lacrosse team looked every bit like the favorite in the Class D sectional bracket Thursday, rolling past No. 4 Marcellus, 17-4 at East Syracuse Minoa High School. The Lakers advance to face No. 2 South Jefferson in the championship game, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at SUNY Cortland. That battle will be a rematch of last... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires shoreline along Skaneateles Lake

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires shoreline along Skaneateles Lake
The Finger Lakes Land Trust has announced the acquisition of 900 feet of Skaneateles Lake shoreline along with 90 acres of hillside forest in the town of Spafford, Onondaga County. The property is contiguous to the organization’s Cora Kampfe Dickinson Preserve, bringing the total amount of protected Skaneateles shoreline owned by the Land Trust in this area to 2,200 feet.... more

Skaneateles Lake Association hires new executive director

Skaneateles Lake Association hires new executive director
The Skaneateles Lake Association has hired a new executive director to replace its first director, the group announced in a press release Friday. Frank Moses, who previously served as director of community engagement and organizational advancement for FOCUS Greater Syracuse, will start in the position on May 15. The Citizen: Read More more

Boil water order issued for some Town of Skaneateles residents

Boil water order issued for some town of Skaneateles residents
A boil water order has been issued for some residents in the town of Skaneateles after a loss of pressure due to a water main break, according to the Onondaga County Health Department. The order is in effect for town residents on Route 20 between County Line Road and Fuller Street, Transportation Drive, Hillside Drive, Franklin Road, Clapp Road, Milford... more

Skaneateles school district budget ready for voters after board approves spending plan

Skaneateles school district budget ready for voters after board approves spending plan
The Skaneateles Central School District's proposed 2019-20 budget is ready for voters. The district's board of education approved the proposed budget at a special meeting April 9. That meeting's minutes were approved at a board meeting Tuesday night without discussion. The budget vote will be held May 21. The district's proposed tax levy increase is 2.68%, a $667,602 bump from... more

Skaneateles arts group accepting grant applications

Skaneateles arts group accepting grant applications
The Skaneateles Area Arts Council is now accepting applications for its 2019 grant awards. Individuals and groups within a 15-mile radius of the village of Skaneateles are eligible for the grants, including artists, choral groups, museums, schools, theaters and other nonprofits committed to the arts. The application deadline is May 31. The council has awarded more than 90 grants since... more

Elephant and the Dove: Inside the new Mexican restaurant in Skaneateles

Elephant and the Dove: Inside the new Mexican restaurant in Skaneateles
The decor at Elephant and the Dove is as enticing as anything on its menu. The new Skaneateles restaurant, opening Thursday, takes its visual inspiration from the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It also takes its name from the husband and wife, who were described as “an elephant and a dove” due to the contrast between their statures:... more

Historic value of village of Skaneateles home subject of contentious planning meeting

Historic value of village of Skaneateles home subject of contentious planning meeting
A public hearing on proposed changes to a village of Skaneateles property owned by well-known local businessman Adam Weitsman saw arguments from two teams of lawyers and experts and nearly 20 town or village residents. Weitsman, who owns The Krebs restaurant in the village and Upstate Shredding, a scrap metal recycler, has proposed demolishing the home at 61 W. Lake... more

DEC: We need to get the walleye out of Skaneateles Lake

DEC: We need to get the walleye out of Skaneateles Lake
What’s it going to take to rid Skaneateles Lake of walleye, which were illegally stocked? Or, should the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which manages the fishery, even bother? That was the subject of a heated discussion at a “State of Skaneateles Lake” meeting held last week at Homer Elementary School. Emily Zolleg-Horan, an aquatic biologist with the DEC’s Region... more

Skaneateles school board considering different tax levies

Skaneateles school board considering different tax levies
The Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education is considering three different possible tax levies. The district discussed the three options at a board meeting Tuesday. The three options are 2-percent, 2.68-percent — which the district recommends the board choose — and 3.22-percent, which is equal to the district's tax cap given by the state. Cuts under the 2.68-percent option... more

Parents, students upset with Skaneateles school district’s sports medical reviews

Parents, students upset with Skaneateles school district’s sports medical reviews
The Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education was packed with people Tuesday night arguing against a district athletic policy for determining if middle school students can compete at the high school level. Four middle school students were recently determined to have not reached the physical maturity requirements for junior varsity lacrosse by Dr. Gail Keenen, the district medical director... more

Skaneateles Aerodrome, other CNY airports split $1.5 million for projects

Skaneateles Aerodrome, other CNY airports split $1.5 million for projects
Four central New York airports will receive state funding for improvements, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The largest grant in the region was awarded to Oswego County Airport, which will get $865,000 to build a new aircraft hangar. Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive $338,000 for the construction of a new airfield equipment storage facility. The state will give $211,000... more
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