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Skaneateles Furs to close after 34 years in business

Skaneateles Furs will be closing its doors as the shop’s owner plans to retire after more than three decades in business. The building, located at 36 E. Genesee St. in the village, is owned by The Village Teasel, Inc., based in Rochester. The building’s owner could not be reached for comment. The fur shop, owned by Eloise Luchsinger, has been... more

At Skaneateles agricultural meeting, former TV meteorologist warns about climate change

Former TV weatherman Dave Eichorn talked climate change Tuesday at the Skaneateles Lake Watershed Agricultural Program’s annual meeting. His message to the crowd? Climate change is happening, and the Northeast does not have the infrastructure to handle upcoming changes. “We need to start thinking in the back of our minds now about preparing for rapid, abrupt changes in weather, and... more

Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house fire

Multiple fire departments from both Onondaga and Cayuga counties put out a fire at a residence in the town of Skaneateles Tuesday morning. The fire occurred at 1787 Russells Landing, also known as Fire Lane 50, a one-story home overlooking Skaneateles Lake. The home is just south of the hamlet of Mandana. Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house... more

Skaneateles CEO says employee tried to extort him to hide her $89,000 embezzlement

A Skaneateles business owner said in court today that a former employee tried to extort him when he learned of her $89,000 embezzlement. David Rossi, chief executive officer of Empire of Empire Technical Associates, gave a statement at the sentencing of his former employee Julie McGinn. McGinn admitted in September to stealing $89,000 from Empire. At her plea hearing, she... 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

STATE CHAMPS: Skaneateles captures first NYS football title in school history (full coverage)

The Lakers have had plenty of good teams in the past, but this year’s team seems to have a flare about it that has not ever been matched. Patrick Hackler, a junior, has led the Lakers all season, passing for a New York State record 50 touchdown passes in a single season. On Friday night, Hackler was up to his... 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

DEC issues streambank violation to Skaneateles mayor’s construction site

The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a notice of violation to the mayor of Skaneateles for an unpermitted streambank disturbance to a Skaneateles Lake tributary. Skaneateles Town Supervisor Jim Lanning said village of Skaneateles Mayor Marty Hubbard, owner of M. Hubbard Construction, was building a basketball court at his property at 2570 West Lake Road, which borders Minnow Brook.... more

Skaneateles holds off Newark Valley to secure state semifinal berth

Three yards. The Lakers had two chances to deny the Cardinals three years. After failing to on the first try, Skaneateles stood firm on the second. The defensive stand was the difference between playing another week and going home for the winter. Skaneateles football denied Newark Valley on a two-point conversion on the final play of the game to seal... more

Skaneateles to face Newark Valley in state football quarterfinal

A 23-game win streak will accompany Newark Valley into Saturday’s Class C state football quarterfinal, 11 a.m. against Skaneateles at Union-Endicott’s Ty Cobb Stadium. Skaneateles (9-1), which lost a seven-point game Oct. 13 to Class B champion Homer, is coming off a 66-27 win against General Brown for Section 3’s championship. In that one at the Carrier Dome, junior quarterback... 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

Skaneateles nutritionist appears on ‘Good Morning America’

“Good Morning America” viewers woke up to a nutrition lesson from a Skaneateles dietitian Wednesday. Kelly Springer, owner of Kelly’s Choice LLC at 6 Hannum St., appeared on the show as a spokesperson for Lifeway Kefir cultured milk smoothies. The segment began with Springer explaining to host Amy Robach how foods like salmon, almonds and kale can improve bone health,... more

Roadside ditches in Owasco Lake watershed need work

The Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program assessed more than 100 town and county roadside ditches in the watershed totaling just under 10 miles. More than five miles, the program determined, are high priority to be stabilized. Ditches, especially when not properly maintained, are one of the culprits for transporting sediment and nutrients into water bodies. Kathryn Vellone, an assistant watershed inspector,... more

Skaneateles school district to hold forum on children’s media consumption

The Skaneateles Central School District wants to open a dialogue with parents about their children’s time in front of screens, in light of the ever-expanding media landscape. A forum on students’ media consumption will be held Wednesday night at the Skaneateles High School auditorium. Christopher Casler-Goncalves, principal of State Street Intermediate School and Waterman Primary School; Kelly Whitney, chief product... more

Panel calls Skaneateles Lake algae bloom ‘serious wake-up call’

A large crowd of concerned residents gathered in the Skaneateles High School auditorium on Oct. 4 to discuss the recent algae bloom in Skaneateles Lake. The event, put on by the Skaneateles High School Environmental Club, included short lectures and a panel discussion. The algae bloom, which appeared in mid-September, raised concerns of potential health risks to those using the... more

Harmful algae blooms subject of upcoming Skaneateles talk

A panel of local officials and researchers will discuss harmful algae blooms on Skaneateles Lake from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium. Speakers will include two SUNY ESF professors, Robert G. Werner and Gregory Boyer, who also work with the Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program on testing bloom samples for toxins. Werner will... more
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