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Weedsport woman trespasses, dumps alcohol all over floor of store

The Auburn Police Department reported the arrest of a Weedsport woman after she violated a trespass order and damaged property. Tiffany Jo Ernst, 35, of Weedsport was arrested Monday after the Auburn Police Department said she retaliated against the Wegmans store. She had been issued a trespass order after a larceny incident, but around 9:30 on Monday, she returned to... more

Old Erie Restaurant in Weedsport to close

The Old Erie Restaurant announced on its Facebook page Tuesday evening that the Weedsport establishment will be closing the first weekend of February. “It is with heavy hearts we announce we will be closing our doors … Sunday, Feb. 4 will be our last day of service. Thank you for your support through the years,” the social media post announced.... more

Major flooding in Cayuga County; Port Byron among hardest hit

On Friday, as warm air held on in the Finger Lakes — several communities in Cayuga County were hit hard by flooding. While the National Weather Service reported that an ice jam along the Seneca River caused flooding from Montezuma to Port Byron and Weedsport, the excessive rainfall did not help matters. As of 10:30 am on Friday, the river... more

Crews respond to reported head on crash in Weedsport

First responders say they were called to the area of Oakland and Day roads in Weedsport The accident, which was reportedly a head on collision, resulted in crews from Weedsport being called to the scene. The two car collision resulted in at least one reported injury. AMR Ambulance was called to the scene as well. However, Weedsport Ambulance transported one... more

#ICYMI: Biggest stories of the week (Dec. 17-23)

#ICYMI will be a weekly feature to FingerLakes1.com, recapping the biggest headlines of the week from around the region. We begin over the busy, holiday weekend — as readers try to catch up on what’s happening in the region. Look for it weekly, on Saturday’s exclusively on FingerLakes1.com Here are the most-read local headlines for the final week before Christmas... more

Two-car crash in Weedsport causes traffic delays

A two-car motor vehicle accident around the intersection of Centerport Road and Route 31 in Weedsport caused traffic delays Wednesday night. According to initial police radio reports, accident debris was in the roadway and traffic was delayed in both directions around 5:15 p.m. An ambulance was called to the scene for patients complaining of neck and back pain, but it... more

Trucking company devastated by fire in Brutus (photos & video)

It took several hours for crews from around Cayuga County to soak the fire at Page Trucking in Brutus on Trombley Road. No injuries were reported, and the large garage was unoccupied – but extensive damage resulted from the blaze, which was reported around 12:40 pm. The garage, which was filled with fuel and chemicals allowed the flames to move... more

Weedsport Fire Department rescues hawk

The Weedsport Fire Department rescued an injured Red-tailed hawk that was stuck in a trap, according to a release from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. On Sunday, Dec. 3, the DEC responded to a report of a hawk stuck in a tree off of Route 34 in the town of Cato. Environmental Conservation Officer Scott Sincebaugh found the bird... more

Weedsport second-graders raise $1,050 for Hurricane Irma relief

More than $1,000 worth of gift cards is expected to arrive in the Florida Keys to help with Hurricane Irma relief, thanks to Mariesa Simon's second-grade class at Weedsport Elementary School. Over the summer, Simon thought about ways she could inspire the students. “I know I’m going to get to all of my curriculum, and I’m going to teach the... more

Crews from Cayuga, Onondaga respond to mobile home fire in Brutus

It took fire crews from two counties to tend to a mobile home fire in Brutus on Wednesday. According to first responders, the call came in around 2:30 pm. Weedsport, Jordan, Port Byron, Sennett and Elbridge fire departments were called to the scene. The home, which was located at 8 Fiesta Lane was deemed a total loss. The Red Cross... more

Thruway traffic congested on Monday in Cayuga County after tractor-trailer fire

The New York State Thruway Authority reports on Twitter that westbound traffic between exits 40 and 41 is congested after a tractor-trailer burst into flames. According to first responders, a tire on the truck caught fire, which led to the trailer igniting. The tractor-trailer was hauling garbage, according to those at the scene. Traffic was initially stopped, as the entire... more

Weedsport man jailed after reckless driving stop in Auburn

Authorities say a Weedsport man faces a number of charges after a traffic stop was conducted on State Route 5&20 in Auburn. Troopers arrested Nicholas F. Chase, 29, of Weedsport was charged with reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, illegal signal, unsafe movement of a stopped motor vehicle, speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of... more

Actor Daniel Baldwin visits Weedsport store for foundation donation

Actor Daniel Baldwin visited the Weedsport Pit Stop convenience store on Friday to accept a donation for his mother's breast cancer research fund. The $9,400 check was the result of proceeds from the second annual Shoot for a Cure Basketball Tournament, which was sponsored by the Pit Stop Convenience Stores and held at the Port Byron Middle School on Oct.... more

Geneva takes HOF Classic; Mynderse opens with win over Whitman (W-FL round-up 12/2)

After dropping their opening game to Gananda earlier this week, Brian Miller’s Geneva Panthers bounced back with two straight wins to capture the Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic title this weekend. On Friday night, the Panthers topped Lyons on a late Adrian Porter lay-up and then came back on Saturday night to defeat Weedsport 62-57  in overtime. Geneva was led... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Quadruple-header of HS basketball at Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic (webcast)

FingerLakes1.com’s award winning live coverage of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball returns on Saturday with a quadruple-header in the “Spo Center” for day two of the Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic. FL1 Sports goes live for the 2017-18 season webcast schedule opener at 2:30 pm as the defending Section V Class B Champion Mynderse Blue Devils face the defending Finger... more

Weedsport school district secures funding for prekindergarten program

The Weedsport Central School District is set to get state funding for its prekindergarten services, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Wednesday. Weedsport, which will receive $126,432, is one of 16 school districts approved for funding, according to a press release. The total fund amount, $5 million, is meant for school districts classified as high-needs districts but Weedsport was an exception.... more

THE LOVING CUP: Vincent Gleason Jr. & Rick Martinez of Auburn (podcast)

This week on The Loving Cup Podcast, Katie MacIntyre is joined by Vincent Gleason Jr. & Rick Martinez of Auburn. Both are extremely active in their community and talk about the gratitude that comes back when you are willing to get involved and work together to help others. . more

Six-car crash on Thruway slows traffic in Weedsport

A crash involving several vehicles temporarily shut down the New York State Thruway between exits 41 and 40 in the Town of Weedsport. State Police say six cars were involved in the wreck, which happened around 3:30 pm. Weedsport and Jordan fire departments were called to the scene, as well as AMR Ambulance. The ambulance was requested for a patient... more
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