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

Kiwanis Club recognizes Dryden and Groton officers

The Ithaca Kiwanis Club recognized the Groton and Dryden police departments during its officer of the month recognition luncheon on Monday at Kendal at Ithaca. Sitting at the recognition table were Lt. Tim Williams of the Groton Police Department; Mackenzie Covert, a patrol officer for the Dryden Police Department; and Deb Lawrence, a part-time sergeant for the Dryden Police Department.... more

ELECTION RESULTS: Winners and losers from village contests (full-coverage)

The surprise from Tuesday’s slate of village elections was the loss of incumbent Waterloo Trustee David Duprey who has served on the board since 1996. In races that generated very few votes — Democrat Gina Suffredini and Republican John Butlak both secured seats on the Village Board. Butlak received 250 votes, while Suffredini secured 213. While there are still 44... more

Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

After officials released information outlining the possibility of eight overdoses in a short period of time — Ithaca and Tompkins County added another potential two overdoses to that list. Heroin has become one of the biggest, if not the outright biggest fight that local and state officials are trying to combat. The Ithaca Voice has extended coverage on the recent... more

Tractor-trailer rollover on Rt. 34B in Groton

An accident in Groton has resulted in part of Route 34B and Peruville Road being temporarily shut down. According to the Ithaca Voice, the crash was caused by slippery road conditions, according to Lt. Daniel Donahue of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. The tractor-trailer slid off the road and entered the ditch, where the trailer overturned but the tractor stayed... more

Man sent to prison for attacking ex-girlfriend in Cayuga County

A Tompkins County man will spend the next one to three years in prison for attacking his ex-girlfriend in Auburn last summer. Harry R. White, 31, of Groton, was arrested in August 2016 after an altercation with his ex-girlfriend. At the time, the Auburn Police Department said an argument broke out between White and the victim on Lansing Street where... more

Woman charged with two counts of DWI after crash in Groton

Deputies with the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office report that on December 3rd at 3:11 am they responded to East Cortland Road in Groton for the report of a one car motor vehicle accident. When deputies arrived they located a white vehicle off the road. The driver was later identified as Kristy E. Matthews, 27, of Newark Valley. She was found... more

Groton wins heart-stopper over Southern Cayuga

Paul Brecht stepped to the stripe five times in the final minute, lifting the Groton Indians from a four-point deficit to a heart-stopping 60-59 win over Southern Cayuga Friday night in a boys Interscholastic Athletic Conference matchup at the “Groton Dome.” “It was just, I mean, people got their money’s worth tonight, man. No doubt,” Groton head coach John D’Antonio... more

Around the Lake: Transitioning to winter sports in the IAC

Before the temperatures plummeted and the first snow set in on the trees Saturday, it felt more like early season football weather than basketball. It would have been nice to have that weather when we were all bundled in winter jackets and scarfs during the final few weeks of local football action when the thermostat hovered near the freezing line.... more

Groton, Tri-Town football seasons end

The Tri-Town Titans ended their season with a loss in the Connors and Ferris Bowl game Thursday, Oct. 27. Groton’s undefeated season and title run ended in the Class D semifinal Saturday at Union-Endicott’s Ty Cobb Stadium. Ithaca.com – Sports: Read More more

Groton’s Reeves, T-burg’s Edmonds notch hat tricks

Sidney Reeves scored four goals, all within an eight-minute span in the first half, to give the Groton girls soccer team a 8-1 victory over Southern Cayuga on senior night under the lights at Ross Field. The senior added on to the 1-0 lead her sister Lauren Reeves’ gave Groton three minutes in to the game off a corner kick... more

Fourth quarter push lifts Groton over Lansing

The Groton Indians’ two-back combo was at it again Friday night, running wild against the Lansing Bobcats at Ross Field en route to a 38-20 victory and an undefeated two-game start to the season. Groton led Lansing 18-14 with minutes to go in the third quarter before tearing apart the field in the fourth as Lansing (0-2) struggled with injuries.... more

Groton man accepts deal after being found with about 67 pounds of marijuana

On Tuesday, a Groton man accepted a deal in court, which involved pleading guilty to felony first-degree criminal possession of marijuana and third-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Christopher Herson and another individual were found with 67 pounds of marijuana, packaging material and a stolen gun. The plea deal means that Herson will minimally be spending the next two... more