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

INSIDE THE FLX: Batman talks budget process, infrastructure spending, and local disasters (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX the individual tasked with leading Cayuga County’s largest governing body – is in-studio talking about elections, the budget process, infrastructure, environmental issues, as well as the prospect of being excluded in a ‘disaster declaration’ by the White House. Keith Batman, Chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature, who recently won re-election to continue serving... more

Man pleads guilty to attempted rape, possessing child pornography in Cayuga County

Last summer, Jason Stein answered an online ad for a mother-daughter prostitution team in the village of Weedsport. But, instead of a woman and her 12-year-old girl, Stein soon found out it was actually a New York state trooper. Stein was one of 11 people arrested in a prostitution sting in Cayuga County. State police said investigators worked with the... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Cayuga County

With five contested legislature races, two available seats on Auburn City Council, and a number of other Town Council races taking place in Cayuga County — voters will have a lot to decide on in less a little over a week. Candidates are in their final preparations, talking with voters, and getting to know their possible-constituents. What issues are the... more

Crews respond to overnight structure fire in Weedsport

Multiple crews responded to the scene of a structure fire on Holmes Rd. During the overnight hours on Thursday. According to first responders, the fire was in the area of Rt. 34 and Holmes Rd., but later confirmed that the address of the fire was 2768 Holmes Rd. in Weedsport’s fire district. According to first responders on the scene, the... more
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