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Man charged for boating accident that critically injured friend on Skaneateles Lake

A Cortland County man has been charged for a boating accident that critically injured a man on Skaneateles Lake Sunday. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says Erich Lindhorst, 28, of Cortland was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while operating the 19-foot boat that struck his friend. As he entered Skaneateles Court Monday, Lindhorst remained silent when asked if he... more

Man airlifted after ‘boat propeller’ accident on Skaneateles Lake

A boating accident on Skaneateles Lake resulted in one man being airlifted to Upstate University Hospital with serious injuries on Sunday. The incident happened shortly after 5:30 pm in the area of the cove near the Skaneateles Country Club, according to scanner traffic. Reports indicate that a man in his 20s suffered “a lower traumatic injury sustained by a boat... more

Skaneateles 9-year-old wins Food Network grilling show

Raegan Frash, a 9-year-old from Skaneateles, out-grilled her competitors on Monday night’s episode of the Food Network show Kids BBQ Championship and walked away with the $10,000 grand prize. Frash beat three other kid grill chefs with her Hawaiian-themed sausage dog sandwich topped with grilled peppers, onions and pineapple in the first round and her over-the-top clambake in the finale.... more

Skaneateles school district hires new administrator

The Skaneateles Central School District approved Steve Musso’s appointment as Student Wellness, Activities and Athletics director. Musso — who has been the director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics for the Phoenix Central School District since 2015 — was approved by the board of education at a board meeting Tuesday night. The director position was one of several new jobs... more

Grilling girl: Skaneateles 9-year-old competes on Food Network show

A local elementary school student competed for grill master glory on a popular Food Network show that will be airing Monday at 8 p.m. Raegan Frash, a 9-year-old from Skaneateles, will be featured as a contestant on Food Network’s “Kids BBQ Championship,” hosted by Food Network chefs Damaris Phillips and Eddie Jackson. The show features four of the best kid... more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

Skaneateles girls top Pal-Mac in Class D state lacrosse semifinals

Palmyra-Macedon’s breakthrough season in girls lacrosse came to an end on Friday afternoon. The Red Raiders were undone by a slow start in the second half of the Class D state semifinals and lost, 10-7, to Section III’s Skaneateles at the State University of New York at Cortland. “Obviously you’re disappointed to lose this game but one of the goals,... more

Vandalism forces delay at Skaneateles school district

The Skaneateles schools delayed the start of classes Wednesday due to vandalism to multiple buses, according to the district’s Facebook page. District officials say it could have been connected to a prank, but roughly ten buses were vandalized, according to the Auburn Citizen. Superintendent Ken Slentz says that either one or both front tires on the buses involved were flattened... more

Prime Skaneateles property going on the market

Their hopes of building a new Skaneateles learning center dashed, Peter and Elsa Soderberg now plan to sell the nearly 9- acre property that includes prime lake front. Peter Soderberg said the couple will sell the former Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center property that includes 290 feet of frontage on Skaneateles Lake. The Skaneateles Library Association and the Soderbergs... more

Weitsmans’ second Skaneateles restaurant on hold until 2018

People who have been waiting for the fresh prep Mexican restaurant — Elephant and The Dove — to open at 9 E. Genesee St. in Skaneateles are going to have to wait until next year. Adam and Kim Weitsman, owners of of Krebs Restaurant at 53 W. Genesee St., and their recycling businesses Ben Weitsman and Son/Upstate Shredding, have put... more

Skaneateles Boat Launch opens season with stricter regs

In response to the voices of the people who use the state’s Skaneateles Lake Boat Launch off Route 41A, Constable Tom Adessa and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation have posted parking regulations that will be strictly enforced this summer. “These were recommended by the people who use it,” Adessa said. “Remember how nice last summer was? We had... more

Skaneateles girls lacrosse win 5th straight sectional championship

Skaneateles found its rhythm late in the first half. The Lakers scored four times in the final 3:46 before halftime to take a commanding lead over the Spartans and cruised through the second half, as the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team topped South Jefferson, 16-7, in the Section III, Class D championship game at SUNY Cortland Tuesday. The Citizen: Read More more

From Seneca Falls & Skaneateles fields to ‘Potatoes & Molasses’, on the go…

Potatoes and Molasses, which made its debut Saturday, May 20, at an open house and customer appreciation event hosted by Lune Chocolat, in Manlius, is operated by Kendra and Paul Porter. Since 1996, they’ve been growing organic produce on their 200-acre farm in Seneca Falls and five-acre field in Skaneateles. “What makes our food truck a little bit different is... more

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
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