Police: Fleming man charged with repeated sexual abuse of child

Police: Fleming man charged with repeated sexual abuse of child
A Fleming man was arrested Sunday for repeatedly sexually abusing a child over about a two-year period, Auburn police announced Monday morning. A lengthy investigation resulted in the arrest of Patrick E. Jackson Sunday morning. The investigation began after the child victim accused Jackson of repeated sexual abuse, the Auburn Police Department said in a release. He was located by... more

Cayuga County farm using research to improve production

Cayuga County farm using research to improve production
There are plenty of challenges facing agriculture, but Todd DuMond of DuMond Farms in the town of Fleming is hoping to find solutions to some of those problems. DuMond Farms may be best known in the Cayuga County area as a major grower and processor of soybeans, and in recent years, DuMond has been working on a major expansion plan... more

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind
The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County’s multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 million, up from $45.67 million in 2017. The increase was driven primarily by a strong performance in Auburn,... more

Fleming interior design business looks to make noise in quiet area

Fleming interior design business looks to make noise in quiet area
Tucked away on West Lake Road in Fleming stands a young interior design studio. Although the building, which was once a grocery store, has been around for decades, only a handful of clients have stepped inside. When it gets too quiet, Jessica Franklin Benedict throws on a queue of music. “I like it all — as long as it’s music,... 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

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

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

Residents displaced by fire that damaged home in Fleming

A home in Fleming suffered extensive damage in a fire Saturday. Fleming Assistant Fire Chief Chris Lawton said a call came in for a garage fire at 5637 Silver Street Road at 12:41 pm., and the blaze eventually spread to the attached home. Firefighters from several area departments responded to help fight the fire and help out with the cleanup... more

Tractor-trailer rollover in Cayuga County

First responders say that one person suffered minor injuries after a tractor-trailer rollover on Indian Field Road in Cayuga County. Poplar Ridge Rescue and Fleming Ambulance were called to the scene at 2243 Indian Field Road for a reported tractor-trailer rollover. Details of the incident remained unclear as of late-Saturday afternoon. This story will be updated as more information becomes... more

Two barns heavily damaged by fire on Tuesday

As of 1 p.m. overhaul was in progress at the scene of a structure fire involving two barns on Silver Street Road in Fleming. Fleming, Owasco, Throop, Sennett, Scipio and Union Springs fire departments were on-scene, according to first responders, who said that the two barns were fully-involved when crews arrived. Aurelius’ RIT team was also called to the scene.... more

LATEST: Fleming field fire caused by resident burning piece of furniture (photos)

On Monday crews responded to a field fire in Cayuga County. The fire was reportedly spreading fast when first responders arrived on-scene — and even approaching a barn. Fleming, Throop, Owasco, Scipio, Union Springs, Auburn and Moravia fire departments were called to the scene on Dietrich Road. Grass fire on Dietrich Rd. In Fleming. pic.twitter.com/X3B1iPWaqR — Kevin Rivoli (@KevinRivoli) April... more

Town of Fleming hopes reassessment will lower tax rate by two-thirds

Fleming held a public meeting Wednesday to explain the process of a reassessment to residents as the town is roughly halfway through its first reassessment since the 1980s. More than 60 people packed the meeting room at the Fleming Fire Station 2, where Town Assessor Jeff Bartholomew held an informational meeting and gave a presentation to explain to residents why... more

Drunk driver in fatal Fleming crash charged with vehicular manslaughter

The investigation into a fatal Fleming accident that happened on March 3rd is continuing — but a Skaneateles man now faces multiple charges — including first-degree vehicular manslaughter. Stephen S. Landon, 53, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree vehicular manslaughter, two counts of vehicular assault, aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould... more

UPDATE: Auburn man dies in fatal wreck on Rt. 34, four others hospitalized

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould provided an update to the fatal accident that crews responded to in Fleming on Saturday. Gould says the investigation remains active, and identified those involved in the crash. He reports that Stephen S. Landon, of Skaneateles was traveling north in a 2016 Honda Accord, which crossed the center line and collided with a second vehicle,... more

Three sent to hospital after Fleming crash (photo)

Crews responded to a one-car rollover accident in Fleming Thursday afternoon, according to first responders in Cayuga County. The accident happened in the area of Wyckoff Road and West Lake Road. The call prompted Fleming Ambulance and Rescue, as well as Owasco EMS to be called to the scene. First responders say that three people suffered minor injuries in the... more

Two hospitalized at Upstate after water rescue in Owasco Lake

Firefighters were involved in a water rescue, which took place on Sunday afternoon. The incident unfolded in Owasco Lake near 4768 West Lake Road, according to first responders, who said that it took around 30 minutes to retrieve the individual from the water. Scanner traffic indicates that the person was in a kayak when it overturned — resulting in the... more
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