Batman vows to bring sign-stealing bandits to justice

Batman vows to bring sign-stealing bandits to justice
New York State Assembly candidate Keith Batman jokingly condemned the brazen band of sign stealers who’ve reportedly nabbed several of his lawn signs in the town of Moravia. “Hey, I get it: Who doesn’t want Batman merchandise?” said Batman. “In all seriousness, please respect your neighbors and leave their signs alone. If you’d like one for yourself, contact my office... more

Town of Moravia, losing thousands over summer program, asks school district to take over

Town of Moravia, losing thousands over summer program, asks school district to take over
The town of Moravia has asked the Moravia Central School District to take over its summer recreation program. Town supervisor Terry Baxter made his case to the district board of education at a Wednesday meeting, citing the town’s approximate $17,000 loss over the program over the last three years. He said he anticipates the district will vote to disband the... 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

Moravia School District welcomes security guard

Moravia School District welcomes security guard
It’s September, the first day for several schools in Central New York, like Moravia School District. “I always still get butterflies I still get the excitement when you wake up in the morning, I got two kids in this district,” Superintendent John Birmingham said. It’s also the first day a security guard is patrolling the halls of Moravia high school.... more

Harmful algal bloom on Owasco Lake prompts weekly sampling

After the first confirmed harmful algal bloom of the season was detected on Owasco Lake last week, the Cayuga County Health Department has started weekly testing to monitor drinking water. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) listed a harmful algal bloom (HAB) with confirmed toxins on the Owasco Lake tributary of Sucker Brook last Friday as part of its... 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

Moravia board of education sets goals for new school year

The Moravia Central School District's Board of Education has established its goals for the 2018-2019 school year, including the possibility of an extended homeroom at the high school. At a meeting Wednesday evening, Superintendent John Birmingham said the district was considering implementing an "advisement block" at the high school. This would provide students some additional time to interact with teachers.... more

Village of Moravia voters re-elect two village trustees

The village of Moravia held an uncontested election Tuesday which led to the re-election of two incumbent village trustees. Nancy McGuerty, a village trustee since 2004, and Anthony Peppe, a trustee since 2007, both ran on a Republican ticket for the two open trustee seats on the ballot. No other governmental positions were on the ballot. Among the ballots cast... more

Moravia students pitch product ideas in scholastic business competition

Instead of students counting down the seconds until the last day of school, Moravia Middle School principal Bruce MacBain wanted to keep students’ minds focused. So seventh-grade students spent Tuesday presenting product ideas to businesspeople. The idea is based around the TV show “Shark Tank,” so student groups presented ideas to people with actual business experience. The judges then decided... more

Moravia officials decide nonconforming use clause irrelevant to former school

The village of Moravia decided a nonconforming use clause in a zoning law was irrelevant to a historic property, in opposition to the building owner’s assertion, during a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Monday. The debate began a month ago when Gary Debele requested a ZBA public hearing for an interpretation of a 1988 local law. Last summer, Debele... more

Substance abuse film screened in Moravia leads to discussion on recovery

Kevin Jones said his life has never been the same since May 10, 2013. That was when his stepdaughter, Jessica Gentile, died of a drug overdose. Jones later founded the Heroin Epidemic Action League, which raises awareness of the idea that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing, among other services. Jones said he didn't know Jessica had... more

Show Moravia park some love at annual cleanup day

I Love My Park Day will be observed beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Fillmore Glen State Park, 1686 Route 38, Moravia. Volunteers are welcome to do cleanup work, including gorge trail cleaning, invasive species removal, flower bed maintenance and more at the park. Events conclude at 1 p.m. with a complimentary lunch for volunteers. The Citizen: Read... more

Union Springs boys track and field sweeps past So. Cayuga, Moravia, Marathon & Lansing

Union Springs was able to complete the sweep. Paced by Eric Ryan’s four first-place finishes, the Wolves won 10 events, as the Union Springs boys track and field team beat Southern Cayuga 96-35, Moravia 115-8, Marathon 103-24 and Lansing 80-61 at Union Springs High School Wednesday. Ryan took first in the 100m dash (11.85), the 200m dash (23.65) and the... more

Algae-fighting buoys may be too costly for Owasco Lake

A $1.2 million proposal to scatter about 30 ultrasonic buoys at the northern end of Owasco Lake to combat harmful algae may be too costly to implement, at least for now, local officials said Thursday. LG Sonic, a company out of the Netherlands, presented its buoy system to members of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council last month. Cyanobacteria, the... more

Owasco Lake watershed’s management plan could be complete by July 2019

The Owasco Lake Watershed Nine Element Plan has hit a couple of milestones this year, paving the way to its first round of public feedback set for this fall. A 9E Plan outlines ways to improve water quality by identifying where different pollutants are coming from and how to reduce them. Owasco Lake’s began at the end of 2016, following... more

Moravia school district debates tax levy for 2018-2019 budget

The Moravia Central School District debated which of two tax levies to present to the community for voting in May, ultimately opting to decide next month. The board of education debated the merits of a 2.79 or 3.29 percent levy — which is the district’s tax cap allowed by the state — for the district’s 2018-2019 budget during its meeting... more
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