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State police: Fleming Express Mart larceny suspect in custody

State police: Fleming Express Mart larceny suspect in custody
State police have apprehended the man they believe stole from a convenience store in Fleming early Monday morning. Sanford G. Tillotson, 32, of Locke, was arrested by state police Friday at approximately 6:30 p.m. and charged with one count of petit larceny for stealing merchandise from the Express Mart in Fleming. He was arraigned in Fleming Town Court and remanded... more

Severe storms, damaging winds, and tornado warning end summer with a bang (photos & video)

Recapping the d
Officials report that power has been restored to nearly all of those who lost it Friday night, as strong storms – packing an intense punch moved through the Finger Lakes. While the rain didn’t last long, strong winds pushed out ahead of a squall line, which had been expected to form throughout the day by forecasters. As it moved through... more

Former Columbine High School principal to hold community forum in Weedsport

Former Columbine High School principal to hold community forum in Weedsport
An educator who dealt with an American tragedy first-hand is set to speak in Weedsport. Frank DeAngelis, who was the principal of Columbine High School in Colorado at the time of the 1999 shootings, will hold a community forum Wednesday at Weedsport Junior-Senior High School, according to a press release. DeAngelis speaks internationally to various school and professional audiences about... more

Auburn man will spend up to 4 years in prison for using fake money

Auburn man will spend up to 4 years in prison for using fake money
An Auburn man who admitted to using counterfeit money at two stores in the city was sentenced to serve prison time. In July, Charles A. Bullock, of 62 N. Fulton St., pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court to two counts of first-degree attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony. He admitted that in April, he knowingly... more

Police: Auburn woman stole neighbor’s purse, cash

Police: Auburn woman stole neighbor’s purse, cash
An Auburn woman is facing criminal charges after allegedly stealing her neighbor's purse earlier this month, Auburn Police Department Deputy Police Chief Roger Anthony said. Anthony said Jennifer L. Lakota, 29, 14 Seymour St., entered the front door of her neighbor's residence around 10 p.m. Sept. 1 and took a purse that was on the table. The purse had $365... more

Algae problem continues to bloom across NYS

An investigative story by the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester evaluates the statewide situation with regard to harmful algae blooms. Blooms have been observed this summer in Seneca, Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles, Canandaigua, and Hemlock lakes. Exposure to blue-green algae – what’s been seen locally – can cause a range of symptoms and diseases. It’s even taken the life of a... more

One person hospitalized after serious accident in Genoa

One person hospitalized after serious accident in Genoa
One person was transported to an area hospital after a single-vehicle accident Wednesday night in Genoa, according to first responders. The accident came in around midnight and resulted in Genoa, King Ferry Rescue and Southern Cayuga Ambulance being called to the scene at 9548 Route 90. The vehicle was heavily damaged, and one person was trapped inside – as crews... more

New DEC rules for livestock farms won’t affect Cayuga County

New DEC rules for livestock farms won’t affect Cayuga County
New permits governing large livestock farms in New York being developed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in response to a lawsuit over federal clean water rules will not affect Cayuga County. The DEC recently unveiled a draft version of new permits for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, developed in response to a ruling from the state Supreme Court that foundexisting... more

Auburn approves $90K contract with BID to run Auburn welcome center

Auburn approves $90K contract with BID to run Auburn welcome center
The Auburn City Council unanimously approved a contract to pay the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District $90,000 to operate the the Equal Rights Heritage Center from its scheduled opening at the end of October through June 2019. BID Executive Director Stephanie DeVito will work at the center as the operations manager, in addition to her role as head of the BID.... more

Union members renew opposition to 8 a.m. Cayuga Community College board meetings

Union members renew opposition to 8 a.m. Cayuga Community College board meetings
Union members continued to express concerns about possible restrictions to attending Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees’ monthly meetings in light of the college’s new meeting time change. The board approved a resolution last month to alter the meeting time from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. At the new morning time Thursday, Lorelee Lardear, typist and switchboard operator for CCC’s Fulton campus... more

New affordable housing development eyes Cayuga County with state grant

New affordable housing development eyes Cayuga County with state grant
With the help of a state grant, a Rochester-based nonprofit is exploring building 30 new affordable housing units in Cayuga County. DePaul Community Services was one of more than 100 recipients of the third phase of Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative awards announced by the state last week. As an awardee, DePaul is eligible to receive up to $25,000 in... more

THE DEBRIEF: Tackling plastic straws, primary results, and the FLX Welcome Center (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Tackling plastic straws, primary results, and the FLX Welcome Center (podcast)
As fall approaches, the election season is heating up. Primaries are over, and there is plenty to discuss on this week’s edition of The Debrief Podcast. Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso break down the following headlines: Primary results across New York State (New York Times) Controversy and fallout surrounding investigation into FLX Welcome Center Canandaigua officials consider banning plastic straws... more

Katko uses taxpayer-funded mailers to tout record on issues affecting seniors, women

Katko uses taxpayer-funded mailers to tout record on issues affecting seniors, women
U.S. Rep. John Katko is “working for New York’s seniors” and “standing up for women in Washington.” Those were the themes of two taxpayer-funded mailers sent in August to select 24th Congressional District residents. In one mailer, Katko, R-Camillus, highlights his support of preserving Social Security and reducing drug costs for Medicare recipients. He also mentions his opposition to Supplemental... more

Most vibrant fall foliage in the U.S. predicted to grace the Northeast this year

Most vibrant fall foliage in the U.S. predicted to grace the Northeast this year
Forecasters are calling for an excellent fall foliage season in parts of the Northeast this year, thanks to ideal weather conditions over the summer. Leaf peepers are most likely to find vibrant autumn leaves in the corridor stretching from southern New York to southern New England. AccuWeather Meteorologist Max Vido said: “In this region, rainfall has not been as extreme... more

First Auburn DRI meeting to take place next week

First Auburn DRI meeting to take place next week
The first meeting of Auburn’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative planning committee will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Auburn Public Theater. Representatives from the city of Auburn, state Department of state and Bergmann Associates, the firm the state hired to assist the city with DRI planning, will speak at the meeting, which is being held to... more

Historical Marker unveiled at Generations Bank in Union Springs

Historical Marker unveiled at Generations Bank in Union Springs
On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, a Historical Marker sign was unveiled on the site of the Generations Bank in Union Springs. The land where Generations Bank sits used to be home to Howland School, a school for the education of young women. Multiple members of the community were present for the unveiling, including the Assemblyman, Gary Finch and mayor of... more

FLX WEEKLY: The first day of Fall in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: The first day of Fall in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi for a preview of the first official autumn weekend in the Finger Lakes. Get a run-down of local events, check the weekend weather, see the local sports line-up and discuss the week’s top news. Also, a look at some great local photos from around the region this week and comments... more
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