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New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ

New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ
On Sunday afternoon, for the second time in three tournaments, Jamie Hartman claimed a Bassmaster Elite Series victory. Both were special. But he couldn’t deny this one meant just a little more. Fishing in his home state of New York, Hartman caught five bass that weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday and jumped from fourth place into the winner’s spot... more

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite
Canadian pro Jeff Gustafson came into the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake with modest expectations. But his confidence has grown with each passing day — and on Friday, it grew by leaps and bounds as Gustafson caught five bass that weighed 25 pounds, 6 ounces and took the lead with a two-day total of 49-1. His catch of 25-6... more

Chris Zaldain takes Day 1 lead at Bassmasters Elite on Cayuga Lake

Chris Zaldain’s day couldn’t have started much worse. Or ended much better. The California native who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, woke up Thursday to find that several of his best rod-and-reels had been stolen during the night. But with what he had left, he went out and caught five bass that weighed 24 pounds, 5 ounces to take... more

Bassmaster Elite Series returns to Cayuga Lake week

Bassmaster Elite Series returns to Cayuga Lake week
When the Bassmaster Elite Series visited Cayuga Lake in 2016, that late-June event saw lots of fish on beds. Next week’s return to this Central New York lake will find anglers facing a completely different seasonal complexion when the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite. The event is slated for Aug. 22-25. “The first time we were there for an Elite event, it... more

Cayuga Nation sues Showtime over “Billions” series

Cayuga Nation sues Showtime over “Billions” series
In the hit Showtime series “Billions,” it seems, everybody’s somebody. Ruthless hedge fund titan Bobby Axelrod evokes Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of SAC Capital Advisors. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades is a Preet Bharara type. And then there’s the Cayuga nation, cryptically standing in for … the Cayuga nation. It’s that last piece of the roman a clef that... more

Union Springs district seeks bids from Realtors for shuttered elementary school

Union Springs district seeks bids from Realtors for shuttered elementary school
The Union Springs Central School District is moving forward in the process of putting its closed elementary school up for sale. At a board of education meeting Monday night, the board approved a resolution on “the submission and publication for Requests for Proposals to Vendors for a Realtor for the sale” of Cayuga Elementary School, according to the meeting agenda. District... more

Public hears plan to deal with groundwater contamination in Union Springs

Public hears plan to deal with groundwater contamination in Union Springs
Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took questions on topics like long-term monitoring and geological changes as part of a public meeting in Union Springs Thursday on the agency’s proposed plan to clean up contaminants from the former General Electric site in Auburn. Cleanup efforts to address the plume of groundwater contamination originating from the site, also known as... more

Union Springs school board to discuss $150K soil cleanup

Union Springs school board to discuss $150K soil cleanup
The Union Springs Central School District will hold a hearing on a proposal to pay for the emergency removal of contaminated soil under its bus garage. The community hearing is set for Aug. 12 at the Union Springs Middle/High School auditorium. District Superintendent Jarett Powers said Friday that the problem is related to the $1.48 million capital project for bus... more

Woman rescued, airlifted to Upstate Hospital after falling into boat propeller in Cayuga County

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A 36-year-old woman was rescued and airlifted to a Syracuse-area hospital after an incident on Independence Day in Union Springs. According to first responders, the woman fell into a running boat propeller at Hibiscus Harbor. She became entangled in the propeller and suffered a variety of injuries as result. A paramedic with TLC Emergency Medical Services happened to be nearby,... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)
Did you know that there was a time when you could cross Cayuga Lake by bridge? When it was constructed, the Cayuga Lake Long Bridge was the longest bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Find out the history of the first Cayuga Lake Long Bridge, and the bridges that would follow as Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents another episode of... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Cayuga County-area village election results: Cayuga, Port Byron incumbents lose

Cayuga County-area village election results: Cayuga, Port Byron incumbents lose
Voters weighed in Tuesday as several of Cayuga County’s villages as well as Jordan and Skaneateles in Onondaga County held elections, with races for mayor, trustee, and in one case, village justice. Out of the races, only two were contested, with many incumbents going unopposed or newcomers taking vacated seats without a challenge. Here are results that were reported on... more

Union Springs driver charged with felony DWI after crash; 6-year-old sent to hospital

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Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a Union Springs woman on DWI charges under Leandra’s Law after a crash in the Town of Ledyard along Dog Corners Road on Sunday. The crash happened around 10:45 p.m. and both the operator, Alexandria M. Ferguson, 25, and her 6-year-old passenger had to be transported to Auburn Community Hospital. They... more

Village of Union Springs votes to override tax cap, may hire school crossing guard

Village of Union Springs votes to override tax cap, may hire school crossing guard
The village of Union Springs voted to override the state imposed tax cap for the 2019-2020 fiscal year during a regular meeting Tuesday night. “Two out of the three years prior to this year we voted to override (the tax cap),” Mayor Bud Shattuck said. “When it comes down to our actual budget, we have not had to. But you... more

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind
The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County’s multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 million, up from $45.67 million in 2017. The increase was driven primarily by a strong performance in Auburn,... more

Union Springs unhappy about state DOT culvert project after open house

Union Springs unhappy about state DOT culvert project after open house
The state Department of Transportation held an open house in the village of Union Springs on Tuesday night to discuss an upcoming culvert replacement project with residents, but not all details were met with ease. “This is the least happy I’ve been in the entire process,” Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck said Tuesday night. The DOT’s plans call for replacing a large keystone culvert... more
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