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Route 20 construction in village of Skaneateles begins

Route 20 construction to alter traffic in village of Skaneateles
Milling and paving work set to begin on Route 20 will temporarily change traffic patterns in the village of Skaneateles. Work on Route 20, also referred to as Genesee Street in the village, will extend from one side of the village to the other, and is scheduled to last from Oct. 14 through Oct. 18. During that time, parking on... more

Sled hockey team in Central New York welcomes people of all abilities

Sled hockey team in Central New York welcomes people of all abilities
The CNY Flyers sled hockey team started in 2009, sponsored by Move Along. Move Along is an organization that provides recreational activities for people with physical limitations. The team is comprised of people as young as 10, and for most of the sled hockey players, their legs don’t work. Sled hockey is very similar to ice hockey. The only difference... more

Founder of Doug’s Fish Fry in Skaneateles dies at 76

Founder of Doug’s Fish Fry in Skaneateles dies at 76
Douglas Lee Clark, who founded the popular Doug’s Fish Fry restaurant in Skaneateles, died late last month at the age of 76. Clark died Sept. 27 at Upstate University Hospital, according to an obituary posted at the website of Butler-Badman Funeral Home Inc. in the town of Onondaga, which handled arrangements. Continue reading from The Citizen more

Good news for Skaneateles school district after favorable 2018-19 audit

Skaneateles school district gets positive marks for 2018-19 audit
The Skaneateles Central School District received praise for its 2018-219 audit Tom Zuber, partner with certified public accounting firm Mengel Metzger Barr & Co., spoke about the audit to the district board of education Tuesday. Zuber said he had a positive conversation with Skaneateles’ audit committee in September. “I’m pleased to report that the district continues to be in good... more

Skaneateles schools kick out 6 unvaccinated students

Skaneateles schools kick out 6 unvaccinated students
The Skaneateles Central School District has kicked out six students for not getting required vaccinations. The students’ religious vaccination exemptions were recently repealed by the state. A new state law required schools to exclude any unvaccinated students who did not get shots within the first 14 days of school. The six students were excluded when the 14-day grace period expired... more

Skaneateles mayor lifts ban blocking critic from village meetings

Skaneateles mayor lifts ban blocking critic from village meetings
Village of Skaneateles Mayor Marty Hubbard on Wednesday rescinded a ban instituted last week that prevented a critic of the village board from attending village meetings or speaking to officials. Last week, town of Skaneateles resident Zack Ford was notified of the ban by an email from village Police Chief Daniel Coon, which said Hubbard had directed it based on... more

Skaneateles resident, board dispute reasoning for ban from public meeting

Skaneateles resident, board dispute reasoning for ban from public meeting
A Skaneateles man banned from contacting the village’s board of trustees or being on village hall property says the measure is the result of his criticism of the mayor, but officials said the action is the result of threats and antagonism. Village resident Zack Ford, who plans to run for mayor in the 2021 election, was told this week not... more

DEC: Harmful algae found in Skaneateles Lake has cleared

DEC: Harmful algae found in Skaneateles Lake has cleared
The Department of Environment Conservation announced Wednesday that the Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) found in the north end of Skaneateles Lake is cleared. Water samples that were taken by the DEC on Tuesday initially confirmed the presence of HABs. According to Syracuse city leaders, there is no threat to drinking water. If you see what you believe to be a... more

Harmful algal bloom reported on Skaneateles Lake

Harmful algal bloom reported on Skaneateles Lake
The Skaneateles Lake Association on Tuesday reported what is likely the first large harmful algal bloom of the season on the lake’s northern end. According to a newsletter sent to association membership, a state Department of Environmental Conservation-trained SLA volunteer reported a suspected “large localized” bloom off the shoreline of Thayer Park in the village of Skaneateles Tuesday morning. Continue reading... more

Sex offender who removed monitor in Skaneateles transferred to prison

Sex offender who removed monitor in Skaneateles transferred to prison
The convicted rapist and kidnapper who removed a parole monitoring device in Skaneateles last month is back in state prison. Christopher Block entered a guilty plea to violating the conditions of his prior release during a parole revocation hearing held at the Onondaga County Justice Center on Aug 6. On Tuesday, he was transferred to Elmira Correctional Facility to begin... more

Kidnapping, rape convict says he cut off ankle monitor in Skaneateles to avoid gang

Kidnapping, rape convict says he cut off ankle monitor in Skaneateles going back to prison
Convicted kidnapper and rapist Christopher Block pleaded guilty to cutting off his ankle bracelet at his parole revocation hearing on Tuesday morning in exchange for jail time. Block cut his ankle bracelet off in Skaneateles on July 11, alarming many local neighbors and setting off a frantic search by law enforcement. He was caught after a 35-hour search when officials... more

Powerful storms roll through CNY on Saturday

Powerful storms roll through CNY on Saturday
Quick and powerful storms rolled through several parts of Onondaga County Saturday evening. The gusty winds from the storm knocked out power for 800 customers in Marcellus, Camillus, and Skaneateles. Power has been restored for some neighbors in Skaneateles, but hundreds of customers in the cities of Camillus and Marcellus are still left in the dark. Power crews say power... more

Skaneateles High School offers counseling after recent graduate’s death

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The Skaneateles Central School District will have grief counseling available following the death early Thursday morning of a recent graduate. District Superintendent Lynda Quick posted a statement Thursday on the district’s Facebook page saying Josh McIntyre, who graduated from Skaneateles High School last month, had died. It did not include information on the circumstances of his death. Read more from The Citizen more

DOCCS releases statement after local officials critical of ‘communication’ over escaped Skaneateles rapist

CAPTURED: Police apprehend paroled rapist who was on the run in Skaneateles
The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) has released a statement after local officials criticized the department for a lack of communication after parolee and convicted rapist Christopher Block cut off his ankle monitor and evaded capture for 35 hours. In a statement from DOCCS spokesperson Thomas Mailey, the department says that “contrary to reported information and inaccurate public... more
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