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More than 700 without power for around two hours in Cayuga County

More than 700 without power for around two hours in Cayuga County
NYSEG reports that power has been restored to those impacted by an outage in Southern Cayuga County on Tuesday. The outage began during the late-morning hours, and continued for a couple hours. In the process, approximately 700 people were without power in Aurora, Ledyard, Scipio, and Venice. Bob Pass, a spokesman for NYSEG told the Auburn Citizen that the cause... more

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

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

Three arraigned on felonies for alleged stabbing, robbery in Cayuga County

Three arraigned on felonies for alleged stabbing, robbery in Cayuga County
Three Cayuga County residents each face three felonies for their alleged involvement in a violent robbery. On Jan. 26, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office deputies and state police were dispatched to a reported stabbing on Dublin Hill Road in Ledyard. A victim, who was beaten and repeatedly stabbed, was ultimately taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse to be treated for... more

Union Springs driver charged with felony DWI after crash; 6-year-old sent to hospital

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Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a Union Springs woman on DWI charges under Leandra’s Law after a crash in the Town of Ledyard along Dog Corners Road on Sunday. The crash happened around 10:45 p.m. and both the operator, Alexandria M. Ferguson, 25, and her 6-year-old passenger had to be transported to Auburn Community Hospital. They... more

Trio charged with robbery, assault after violent attack in Cayuga County

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Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says three people were charged after a stabbing along Dublin Hill Road in Ledyard on Friday. The victim was reportedly beaten and stabbed several times. Deputies were dispatched to the scene along with State Police. Upon arrival – the victim was transported to Auburn Community Hospital – then to University Hospital in Syracuse. With assistance... 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

Inns of Aurora approved to build new spa; some residents lukewarm to the plan

Inns of Aurora approved to build new spa; some residents lukewarm to the plan
Following a lively public hearing in Ledyard last week, the Inns of Aurora procured approval create a new spa facility. The town of Ledyard held a well-attended public hearing — with about 20 visitors to be heard — on Oct. 17 regarding a special permit the Inns needed to get in order to proceed with the project. While the decision... 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

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

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

Ledyard town clerk who refused to sign same-sex marriage licenses may depart

Rose Marie Belforti will appear on the Election Day ballot in the town of Ledyard, but her tenure as clerk could be coming to a close. The longtime town clerk who received national attention in 2011 when she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses is in the process of selling her farm and preparing to move out of state. She... more

Aurora man builds amphibious tractor houseboat

Theon Parseghian is used to cars slowing down outside his Aurora residence and workshop. It’s hard to miss the 32-foot houseboat on tractor tires in front of it. The 29-year-old mechanic, fabricator and welder said he’d bought the boat a couple of years ago, intending to make it a guest cottage in the backyard. But where to put a 32-foot... more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which poses no threat to humans, causes hemorrhaging of fish tissue and internal organs. It has impacted fish populations... more

New pop-up restaurant coming in Aurora on June 14th

A new pop-up restaurant in Aurora will open its doors on Wednesday, June 14. Open from Wednesday through Sunday for just nine weeks, Slate is named for the large pieces of local stone that serve as menu boards. “We want to serve something fresh and new every day,” shares Kevin Sennett, Slate’s manager. “Every morning, we’ll literally wipe our menus... more
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