SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

Firefighters called to shed fire in Cayuga County

Firefighters called to shed fire in Cayuga County
Firefighters were called to the scene of a shed fire in Genoa Saturday afternoon. The shed was a complete loss; and first responders from Genoa, Moravia and Scipio assisted. No injuries were reported at the fire. To have the latest updates, information, and headlines delivered to your smartphone or tablet – download the FingerLakes1.com App for Android and iOS. Follow... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... 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

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

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

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

Genoa man pleads guilty to possessing meth with intent to sell

Last month, a Cayuga County probation officer made a surprise visit at Brian Swan's home in Genoa and found methamphetamine, scales and plastic baggies spread throughout his room, and on Thursday, Swan admitted his intent to sell some of the drug. Swan, 31, of 1244 Route 34, pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court Thursday to third-degree criminal possession of a... more

Car hits turkey on Rt. 34; driver treated for minor injuries

One patient signed off with minor injuries after a crash involving a vehicle and turkey on Route 34. The crash happened late-Thursday on Route 34 in the area of Myers Road. Genoa, King Ferry and Southern Cayuga Ambulance responded to the scene. The sole patient and driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries — which included glass in the eye.... more

Truck carrying manure crashes in Genoa

Dramatic photos from the scene of a rollover accident in Cayuga County on Thursday resulted in a smelly situation for those nearby. A tractor-trailer, reportedly carrying manure crashed on Route 90 in Genoa. Manure truck flips spilling contents in Genoa. (Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen) Photos and story: https://t.co/lBUx4cB9bJ pic.twitter.com/mxbr2kaj7p — Kevin Rivoli (@KevinRivoli) April 27, 2018 Auburn Citizen Photographer Kevin... more

Drunk driver’s prison sentence revoked on appeal, sent back to Cayuga County Court

One of New York state’s highest courts has vacated the sentence imposed on a Genoa man who violated his probation in Cayuga County. In 2011, Claude Zirbel pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Cayuga County Court and was sentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in prison plus five... more

Pickup truck destroyed in King Ferry blaze (photo)

On Saturday firefighters responded to the report of a burning pickup truck. King Ferry and Genoa fire departments responded to the incident, which resulted in the truck being destroyed. Firefighters say that there were no injuries fighting the blaze. No other damage was reported.  It’s unclear if the fire is under investigation at this time. This story will be updated... more

Finding Genoa’s footprint in the Civil War

The Genoa Historical Association held its first Civil War presentation and round table discussion centered on the war and people from Genoa who fought in the war at the Rural Life Museum, located at 920 Route 34B, on Sunday. Between the years of 1861-1864, 156 men from Genoa enlisted into the Civil War. Although there were no companies entirely from... more

Multiple departments called to Genoa building fire overnight

Firefighters in Cayuga County were called to a building fire in Genoa last night, which was reportedly ‘fully-engulfed’ when the first crews arrived on-scene. Genoa, King Ferry, Scipio, Locke, Aurora, Poplar Ridge, and Lansing fire departments were called to the scene. Moravia RIT and Souther Cayuga Ambulance were also requested at the scene to assist. First responders say the incident... more

High-speed internet on its way to some rural Cayuga County towns

By the end of 2018, about 4,000 residents in seven rural Cayuga County municipalities will have access to high-speed broadband internet through 400 miles of fiber network from New Visions Communications. The $14.1 million project covers parts of the towns of Sterling, Victory, Montezuma, Moravia, Summherill, Locke and Genoa. About $11.3 million is funded through the state’s Broadband Program. Carmen... 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

Moravia woman charged with aggravated DWI in Genoa

State Police say a 51-year-old Moravia woman was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, and was cited on a number of other charges following a traffic stop on State Rt. 34. Police say Sanna M. Russo, 51, of Morvia was stopped on Rt. 34 in Genoa after Troopers observed her vehicle crossing over the lines and missing a headlight. She... 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
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