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Funding secured for Fair Haven State Park improvements

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Senator Pam Helming announced that $200,000 had been secured in Capital Assistance money to improve the entrance and parking lot area at Fair Haven Beach State Park. The funding comes at the request of officials in the Town of Sterling and the Village of Fair Haven, who have identified the park as an asset for the local economy and tourism... more

Man flees after crashing, flipping car in Fair Haven; charges pending

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After flipping a vehicle in a ditch several times on Monday – the driver of that car fled into the woods, resulting in an hours-long search. New York State Police Sgt. Jay Welsted, of the Auburn barracks, said the man allegedly told a witness that he “couldn’t be involved in anything” before he disappeared into the woods, according to the... more

Neighbors say rollover accident in Cayuga County led to police search lasting into night

Neighbors say rollover accident in Cayuga County led to police search lasting into night
Reports from Cayuga County indicate that a rollover accident on Route 104A resulted in an extensive police search into the night. Neighbors say they were told that a ‘search’ will continue in the morning. Those same individuals say that law enforcement is searching for the person who was operating the vehicle. #INBOX: Neighbors say this accident on Rt. 104A yesterday... more

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages
Sales tax collection is trending upward in the city of Auburn through the third quarter of 2018 and holding relatively steady in Cayuga County. According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Auburn has collected more sales tax this year compared to last year, while the county has seen a very... more

Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office’s 3rd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day

Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office’s 3rd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day
Sheriff David Gould announces that the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Third Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day. On October 3rd, 2018 from 8:30AM to 10AM, we will join officers from law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and five foreign countries. “One day – and a few cups of coffee – is all you... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more

Neighbors in the Village of Fair Haven fed up with weeds in the water

This is Little Sodus Bay-a slice of paradise that Nancy Howe and her family call home each summer. Just catching their breath after record flooding last year, Nancy says weeds in the water are spoiling this season. "I'm extremely upset about it. We do have weeds, but they never are like they are this year they're way above the water... more

Youngsters celebrate America in Fair Haven Fourth of July children’s parade

The red, white and blue-laden environment of Fair Haven’s Fourth of July children’s parade is exactly the kind of event Rana Huston wants her granddaughter Kairi Huston involved in. Since Rana’s husband, Carl, passed away in January, Rana and Kairi, 5, are planning to move to the local area from Liverpool later this summer. Though Liverpool is larger, Rana wants... more

DEC report describes secretive ‘Fish Club’ in Fair Haven

It sounds like Tyler Durden likes to do his fishing in Fair Haven. In its Wednesday report of recent activity by environmental conservation police officers, the state Department of Environmental Conservation described an April 24 encounter between officer Mark Colesante and two fishermen at Fair Haven State Park. The fishermen, the report says, were properly licensed and had no fish.... more

Cuomo urges commission to maintain Lake Ontario outflows to avoid flooding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes the International Joint Commission reconsiders its plan to decrease Lake Ontario outflows beginning Friday. At 1 a.m., outflows will decrease from 8,950 to 8,550 cubic meters per second. Frank Bevacqua, a spokesperson for the International Joint Commission, said the reduced outflows coincide with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway navigation season. But Cuomo is concerned... more

Upstate NY reps want Lake Ontario shoreline damage report

A trio of upstate New York members of Congress is requesting a report examining the damage to Lake Ontario's shoreline last year. U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, John Katko and Claudia Tenney have asked House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen to include language requiring the report in an upcoming omnibus spending bill. The language would authorize... more

Despite flooding, state park in Cayuga County draws more visitors in 2017

Lake Ontario flooding didn't affect visitation at the largest New York state park in Cayuga County. Fair Haven Beach State Park drew 262,202 visitors in 2017, up from 260,291 two years ago. Attendance bounced back slightly after a sizable decline from 2015 to 2016 that was blamed on drinking water system repairs. Despite flooding along the lake, the park remained... more

Racers relish ‘adrenaline rush’ of snowmobile races in Fair Haven

Bryan Whipple felt a surge of energy while blazing through the first 10 feet of a snowmobile race, with 190 horsepower below him. Though Whipple ultimately lost that race at the Little Sodus Ice Drags event in Fair Haven Saturday morning, he loved every deafening moment of it. He has had the 1998 Ski-Doo Mach Z machine he brought with... more

At Capitol dinner, Katko asks Tillerson for help with Lake Ontario water levels

It was a chance encounter, but it may be the first step in revisiting a water management plan affecting communities along Lake Ontario in U.S. Rep. John Katko’s district. Before President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Katko went to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office in the Capitol for dinner. It was an informal gathering. The... more

Lake Ontario flood aid finally extended to Cayuga, Monroe counties

Two counties affected by flooding along Lake Ontario will receive help from the federal government after all. The Federal Emergency Management Agency amended its major disaster declaration to include Cayuga and Monroe counties. The counties will be eligible to receive public assistance for emergency work and repairing facilities damaged by flooding. President Donald Trump initially approved the disaster declaration in... more

Federal reps ask FEMA to reconsider Cayuga County’s flood aid request

Two upstate New York members of Congress and the state’s U.S. senators are urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider requests from Cayuga and Monroe counties for assistance after Lake Ontario flooding affected communities along the shoreline this year. U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long urging him to add Cayuga... more

‘Achilles heel’ begins to surface on Lake Ontario

What one expert calls the “Achilles' heel” of the controversial plan for regulating Lake Ontario water levels is revealing itself for the first time this fall. The lake is high — at a near-record high level for this time of year — because the new regulatory system, Plan 2014, dictates that it be that way. The water is likely to... more
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