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Charles Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles celebrates 23rd year

The 23rd annual Charles Dickens Christmas jump-started the Christmas season Friday with the World’s Smallest Parade, consisting of a couple police cars, a firetruck, a horse-drawn carriage and Victorian-era revelers on foot Friday in downtown Skaneateles. The Finger Lakes holiday favorite runs Saturday and Sunday from now until Dec. 18 noon-4pm and a finale on Christmas Eve. Read more from NYUp.com more

Skaneateles school district taking action after high lead levels found in number of outlets

The Skaneateles Central School District is taking immediate action after the latest results of water testing conducted over the past several months showed a number of outlets that contain levels of lead above the maximum allowed. According to a letter to the community from Superintendent Ken Slentz, that action includes immediately disconnecting the water source for those areas that are... more

Woman pleads guilty in Skaneateles boating accident that severely injured stepdaughter

A woman from Cortland County has admitted to several charges in a Skaneateles boating accident that severely injured her 8-year-old stepdaughter this summer. On July 6, Jamie Wheeler, 33, of Homer, was operating a 17-foot Bayliner on Skaneateles Lake July 6 when the boat’s propeller struck her husband, 32-year-old Christopher Driscoll, and stepdaughter, Kaelynne Driscoll. The Auburn Citizen – News:... more

Skaneateles, Owasco residents: New I-81 means trucks will take shortcut on our roads

Some residents of Syracuse's western suburbs said they fear any change to the Interstate 81 sending traffic around the city would ultimately increase truck traffic on roads that run through small villages and rural towns. "The outcome will impact our region for generations to come," said Owasco Town Supervisor Ed Wagner, at a meeting attended by about 100 people in... more

Skaneateles police continuing to investigate strong-arm robbery at downtown fur store

The Skaneateles Village Police Department is continuing to investigate what it called a strong-arm robbery that occurred Monday afternoon at a village business. According to the department, a black male entered Skaneateles Furs, located at 36 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, at 4:20 p.m. Monday and asked the clerk for assistance. As she was showing him different fur coats, he came... more

Skaneateles man accused of stealing credit cards, using them at multiple businesses

A Skaneateles man is facing felony charges after being arrested by the New York State Police. David R. Kerr III, 33, of Skaneateles was arrested on Wednesday. He has been charged with second-degree forgery and fourth-degree grand larceny. He is accused of stealing credit cards and using them at multiple businesses in Cayuga County. He was granted pre-trial release, according... more

Diver located and ID’d by authorities after lengthy search on Skaneateles Lake

State Police have identified the diver who went missing on Skaneateles Lake on Monday after an apparent drowning. Authorities say that the body of Ulises Garcia, 50, of Syracuse was located roughly 120 feet beneath the surface on Tuesday afternoon. The Auburn Citizen reports that friends at the scene on Tuesday indicated that the two men were attempting to recover... more

No criminal charges in Skaneateles boating accident that critically injured girl

A woman who critically injured her step-daughter in a July boating accident on Skaneateles Lake has been ticketed, but will not face criminal charges. The woman, Jamie Wheeler, was ticketed on several boating/navigation law violations, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday when it announced detectives had finished investigating. On July 6 Wheeler was driving a 17-foot Bayliner boat on Skaneateles... more

Auburn woman wrote $82K in company checks to pay own bills

An Auburn woman who was previously employed at a Skaneateles business is facing a felony charge for allegedly using the company’s checks to pay personal bills. Julie A. McGinn, 43, of Auburn, has been charged with second-degree grand larceny, a class C felony. The New York State Police said McGinn, who was an office manager for Empire Technical Associates in... more

Cuomo: Welch Allyn will retain 900 jobs, add 100 more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a major announcement in Skaneateles Falls at the Welch Allyn facility. Cuomo said that New York will be making a $12 million investment into the facility, which will retain 900 existing jobs — and guarantee the addition of 100 more jobs. He called Welch Allyn a “statewide treasure,” when talking about the expansion at the Skaneateles Falls facility.... more

FLL 360: Hints of Autumn in the Finger Lakes

No one wants to admit that autumn is here in the Finger Lakes. Some of the year around dwellers of this beautiful region is having trouble coming to grips with this “last dance” of Mother Nature as she prepares the fields and the forests for the coming cold season. I was at the local garage last week getting Jeanette’s car... more

Neumann’s OT goal lifts Skaneateles boys soccer over Cazenovia (highlights)

It took nearly 95 minutes, but Skaneateles finally broke through. Matt Benson’s corner kick bounced around in the box for a few tense seconds until Luke Palmer touched the ball over to Matt Neumann, who headed the ball into the back of the net to lift the Skaneateles boys soccer team to a 1-0 double overtime win over Cazenovia at... more
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