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Health Department: Blue-green algae found at Adams Point on Owasco Lake

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said test results on a water sample at Adams Point on Owasco Lake showed high toxin levels associated with blue-green algae, according to the Cayuga County Health Department on Friday. The algae bloom sample was collected on Aug. 27 near Fire Lane 22 on the east side of Owasco Lake. This is... more

Department of Health says ‘swimmer’s itch’ not the cause of rash affecting Owasco Lake goers

While bird poop on the beach and lawn has at times been an issue for those enjoying Emerson Park, it became a more prominent problem when nearly 40 people contracted a rash during the Great Race weekend. Some community members, including Don DelloStritto, believed it was caused by duck itch, or cercariae. But the Cayuga County Health Department said Friday... more

Express Mart Convenience Stores opens location in Moravia

Express Mart Convenience Stores is opening a new 24/7 store in Moravia located directly across from Fillmore Glen State Park. Encompassing 5,000 square feet, the mart includes a Dunkin' Donuts with a drive-thru and a Subway sandwich shop. Express Mart will offer all grades of fuel including non-ethanol, a separate diesel island, kerosene, propane exchange, air machine, vacuums and food... more

Swimmers in section of Owasco Lake reporting rashes

The Cayuga County Health Department is investigating reports of people developing an itchy rash after swimming in an isolated part of northern Owasco Lake last weekend. Eileen O'Connor, the county's director of environmental health, said about 40 reports have come in from people who were in the water in an area where boats often anchor south of the Deauville Island... more

Man admits to selling heroin that killed Moravia man

A man has pleaded guilty to selling heroin that caused a fatal overdose in Cayuga County. Andrew Clay, of 120 Corona Ave. Apt. 16 in Groton, was charged June 19 with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony. The 24-year-old admitted to selling heroin to a man in Moravia who later died of an overdose. Read... more

Toxic blue-green algae confirmed in Owasco Lake

Officials have confirmed the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom on Owasco Lake, the Cayuga County Health Department said Thursday. In a press release, the Health Department said a sample collected near Martin Point had elevated levels of toxins, which can pose a health risk to people and animals. Read More more

Tomato sauce cans bound for prison in Cayuga County had narcotics hidden inside

Officials said that a corrections officer found 600 milligrams of narcotics inside two cans of tomato sauce being shipped to an inmate at Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia. According to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, at about 2 pm on Monday, July 25, a corrections officer working in the package room inspected a USPS Priority... more
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