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

Skaneateles superintendent: Bus driver arrested, charged after incident involving student

The Skaneateles Central School District superintendent said one of the bus drivers from the district’s contracted transportation service was arrested Thursday following an incident involving a Skaneateles student. In a letter to parents and district residents circulated Friday, Superintendent Ken Slentz said the bus driver for First Student Inc. was charged with inappropriate contact with and endangering the welfare of... more

Sex offender denies having sex with 13-year-old in Cayuga County

A Level 2 sex offender has denied having oral sex with a 13-year-old in Cayuga County. In November 2016, 38-year-old Keith A. Hilliard, of Skaneateles, was arrested and charged with felony second-degree criminal sex act and failing to report a change of status. At the time, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office said Hilliard had oral sex with a child under... more

Scrooge spreads Christmas cheer on final day of Dickens’ festival in Skaneateles

Ebenezer Scrooge had a skip in his step Saturday as he wished people a Merry Christmas in the village of Skaneateles. On Christmas Eve, dozens of families joined a cast of more than 50 “Christmas Carol” characters on Genesee Street to celebrate the final day of Dickens’ Christmas in the village and the healing of Scrooge’s heart. Read more from... more

FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr Christmas Week Edition

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso inside the FingerLakes1.com Studios in Seneca Falls for a special Christmas Week edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.TV. See the results of our Christmas Craft Show gift finding challenge, see if it will be a White Christmas, and get your local event and sports line-up for the holiday weekend ahead. more

Several FLX favorites named in ‘best restaurants’ list along Rt. 20

Several local favorites – including Abigail’s in Seneca Falls, as well as Hunter Dinerant in Auburn and Doug’s Fish Fry appeared. The list highlighted some of the best restaurants in the Finger Lakes along Route 20, which is noted as a historic highway. Read the complete list here from NYUpstate.com more

Skaneateles girls basketball team lets early lead slip away in loss to Central Square

Skaneateles’ six-point lead slipped away in the final minutes of the first half. The Redhawks went on a 10-point run to take the lead and continued to build on it during the second half against the Lakers, as the Skaneateles girls basketball team fell to Central Square, 57-47, at Skaneateles High School Tuesday. The Citizen: Read More more

NY AG: Skaneateles man, company convicted of dumping polluted water into CNY creek

A Skaneateles man and his company have been convicted of environmental law crimes after state officials found the firm dumping polluted water into an Onondaga County creek. Michael Jones, 44, pleaded guilty Thursday to three misdemeanor charges for dumping liquids containing hazardous substances into Ley Creek. He also admitted to keeping petroleum-contaminated soil on property owned by his company, Coast... more

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
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