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Mixed opinions abound over potential move for the Skaneateles Library

People who came to the open house for the Skaneateles Library got to see glimpses of the potential futures for the facility Saturday morning. The meeeting, held at Waterman Primary School, was set up by the Skaneateles Library Board of Trustees and the organization Project Bookends, the group trying to set up a new Skaneateles library, John D. Barrow Art... more

Sex offender pleads guilty to having sex with 13-year-old in Cayuga County

A local sex offender has admitted to having oral sex with a 13-year-old girl in Cayuga County. Keith A. Hilliard, 38, of Skaneateles, pleaded guilty Thursday to three felonies. According to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested Hilliard in November 2016 following an investigation into the sexual abuse of a child in the town of Summerhill. In addition, deputies... more

Winning $21K Take 5 ticket sold at Skaneateles store

A winning Take 5 ticket valued at nearly $22,000 was sold at a Skaneateles convenience store, New York Lottery officials said Monday. The $21,911 ticket was one of three top prize winners for the April 29 Take 5 drawing. It was sold at Byrne Dairy, 38 Jordan St. in Skaneateles. The other winning tickets were sold in Brooklyn and Schenectady.... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

911: Driver injured during one-vehicle crash in Skaneateles

Crews were on the scene of a one-vehicle accident in Skaneateles for nearly two hours on Sunday. The crash happened just after noon on W Lake Road between Tamarack Ln. and Lacy Rd. Onondaga County 911 dispatchers said that the driver went off into an embankment and was being taken to the hospital. Skaneateles Fire Department, SAVES Ambulance and Sheriff’s... more

Skaneateles tweaks school budget after state releases aid amounts

The tax levy increase approved by the Skaneateles Central School District for the 2017-2018 budget is lower than originally anticipated. The tax levy increase has been set at 1.62 percent, below the figure of 2 percent projected by the district last week. The district’s tax cap allowed by the state is 2.38 percent. The board of education approved the budget... more

Moravia man dies after truck slams into trees, catches fire

Police say a Moravia man was the victim in a fatal accident, which happened in Skaneateles on Wednesday. Anthony J. Labaro, 26, of Moravia was traveling on County Line Rd. heading south when the driver failed to negotiate a turn properly, resulting in the vehicle traveling off the road — slamming into a group of trees. The pickup truck then burst... more

Meet Alexis Pierce & Jynell Petrosino on The Melissa Killeleagh Show (podcast)

Meet life coach and speaker Alexis Pierce of Skaneateles and personal trainer Jynell Petrosino of Geneva and learn how making big changes in your life can start with the smallest steps on this month’s edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Skaneateles superintendent will discuss 2017-2018 budget, Project 2021 at public forum

The Skaneateles Central School District will address subjects such as the 2017-2018 budget, the capital improvement project, Project 2021 and enrollment on Monday, according to a press release from the district. A community forum will be held Skaneateles High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. Superintendent Ken Slentz will do an overview of the budget process and discuss how the building... more

A shot of history: Last Shot Distillery brings whiskey back to Skaneateles, Onondaga County

American whiskey is back in Skaneateles and Onondaga County for the first time since Prohibition. Last Shot Distillery in Skaneateles plans to release its latest product, Skaneateles Whiskey Distiller’s Reserve, on Saturday, March 18, out of the 4022 Mill Road building adjacent to the Charlie Major Nature Trail. It’s a facility that served as the site of the Earll &... more

HALF DAY: Auburn students lose day off, will go back Friday as district runs out of snow days

The Auburn Enlarged City School District is out of snow days. Now, it means scheduling a day of school when the district was supposed to have it off. A half day has been scheduled for Friday, March 17th after the school had to close on Wednesday due to Winter Storm Stella. The Auburn High School and Junior High School will... more

Skaneateles’ snow days are gone, spring days now in jeopardy

On a day like today you can bet schools here in Skaneateles are closed. But, it’s the number of snow days the school district has already used is why parents are talking. “I think there are days when they’ve could’ve come. They called it too soon. I think they should do more of practicing an hour or two hour delay... more

Fugitive wanted in Pennsylvania on burglary, rape charges captured in Skaneateles

A man accused of raping a woman in Pennsylvania was captured in Skaneateles Wednesday. New York state troopers arrested Jason O. Stevens, 43, after receiving a call from a woman notifying authorities that he was at a residence located at 702 Stump Road in Skaneateles. After troopers responded to the address, Stevens acknowledged that he was wanted in Washington County,... more

Police: Auburn man facing felony DWI and drug charges

An Auburn man is facing three felony charges following a routine traffic stop in the town of Skaneateles Feb. 4. Adam M. Grabowski was pulled over by state police out of Elbridge after he allegedly crossed the double yellow line while driving on Mottville Road. Police said they smelled marijuana and alcohol on the 25-year-old’s breath. He was given a... more

Syracuse man charged in Skaneateles motorcycle theft

A 35-year-old Syracuse man is accused of stealing a motorcycle, according to State Police. Troopers say that John B. Betsey III, 35, of Syracuse was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property — a Class E felony. Betsey is accused of possessing a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle that was reported stolen from a shed on Sheldon Road in the Town... more

Cops: ‘As many as 75’ kids at underage drinking party; Skaneateles parents charged

Skaneateles Police say they’ve charged two parents for a party allegedly involving underage drinking that had “as many as 75 juveniles” at their home. Authorities were sent to the home at 14 Prentiss Drive at about 11 pm Sunday night. Responding officers reported there were dozens of juveniles in the home, some of whom fled when police arrived. Police say... more

Polar Bear Plunge heats up Winterfest in Skaneateles

What started as a friendly conversation centering around how to give back to the community at a New Year’s Eve party has since grown to become the highlight of the Skaneateles Winterfest. The annual Polar Bear Plunge drew a large crowd Saturday despite the freezing winds and snowfall as more than 50 people dressed in their traditional costumes took the... more

Skaneateles superintendent discusses capital improvement project, student wellness at presentation

The central theme Skaneateles Central School District Ken Slentz talked about at the district’s strategic plan presentation was the idea of preparing for the future. As Slentz explained in front of a crowd of more than 30 people — including board of education members, parents and others at Waterman Primary School on Wednesday, that means getting ready for the students’... more
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