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

King Ferry women suffering from biotoxin illness seeks help from community

King Ferry women suffering from biotoxin illness seeks help from community
15 years ago Stacy Crandell of King Ferry. NY came down with biotoxin illness, also known as CIRS. This usually comes from the mycotoxins produced by mold, and is especially dangerous for the 25% of people who have the genetics that don’t flush toxins from the body. For 15 years she has been misdiagnosed, so her health is really failing.... 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

Southern Cayuga County fire department receives pet oxygen mask

Southern Cayuga County fire department receives pet oxygen mask
The King Ferry Fire Department has secured a pet oxygen mask that it plans to make available to departments in the southern Cayuga County area. Invisible Fence of the Fingerlakes donated the mask to the department last week. “Many times during structure fires smoke overcomes people, (and) the one thing that may be overlooked are the pets,” the department said... more

Crews respond to rollover crash in King Ferry; driver not found at scene

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The King Ferry Fire Department reports that they were called to a rollover accident Monday night around Bartnight Road and Route 90. King Ferry Fire Chief Scott Shaw says that first responders found a pickup truck on its roof upon arrival. A search of the surrounding area was conducted, but no persons were located. Shaw says that fire and EMS... 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

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

DEC: Discoloration on Owasco Lake not harmful algal blooms

An unidentified green discoloration on much of Owasco Lake seen earlier this week is not a harmful algal bloom, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday. The DEC's Finger Lakes Watershed Hub first collected samples from the discoloration after it was reported Monday July 30. Testing performed on the samples did not find any evidence of the cyanobacteria that... more

Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last year’s “explosion” of blooms on Cayuga County’s lakes. Boyer, who has been studying harmful algal blooms in some form for 45 years, started with a... more

Chilling out: Lake House Creamery ice cream shop opens in King Ferry

With a little inspiration from her son and a desire to escape corporate America, Colleen Hamilton opted for a more chill job: running an ice cream shop. Hamilton said she's always wanted to own a business and felt it was time to leave her stressful job as a project manager at Pall Corp. to do something different and put her... more

One sent to Auburn hospital after accident with tractor

A 54-year-old man was transported to Auburn Community Hospital, according to first responders — after an incident on Wednesday involving a tractor. They say King Ferry Rescue and Southern Cayuga Ambulance responded to 1603 Walter Corey Road on Wednesday around 6:30 p.m. for a male, who had been struck after a tire blew on a large tractor. The patient had... more

Cayuga County sex offender admits third failure to register address

When Shawn Evans pleaded guilty to failing to register a change of address as a sex offender last month, the court initially agreed to sentence him to one year in Cayuga County Jail. But when Judge Thomas Leone learned it was Evans’ third failure to report his address, he said the punishment did not fit the crime. Evans, 37, of... 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

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

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

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Cayuga County

With five contested legislature races, two available seats on Auburn City Council, and a number of other Town Council races taking place in Cayuga County — voters will have a lot to decide on in less a little over a week. Candidates are in their final preparations, talking with voters, and getting to know their possible-constituents. What issues are the... more

New toxin found in Owasco Lake algae blooms

A new toxin has been found in algae blooms in Owasco Lake, the Cayuga County Health Department said. In a news release, the department said a previously undetected toxin, homo-anatoxin, was found in algae samples near Indian Cove and Buck Point. The department has previously found a more common type of toxin, microcystins, in the lake. "Both of these HAB... more
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