Category: Niles

First responders work serious rescue detail at falls in Cayuga County

Sheriff: Two airlifted after fall at Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County

Sheriff Brian Schenck provided an update on the fall and rescue effort that took place at Carpenter Falls in the town of Niles around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. At approximately 4:06pm, the Cayuga County 911 Center received a 911 call that two ... MORE
Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – ... MORE
Home destroyed, family displaced after devastating fire in Cayuga County (photos)

Community rallies for firefighter’s family who lost everything in devastating Cayuga blaze

Investigators said the fire started in the garage and took off uncontrollably. Doug, his wife Danielle, their three boys and two dogs made it out. Two pet turtles didn't make it. The family is safe, but they’re starting from square one as ... MORE
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Public weighs in on DEC proposal for Carpenter Falls in Niles

Public weighs in on DEC proposal for Carpenter Falls in Niles

The state Department of Environmental Conservation hosted two public meetings in Niles Wednesday to serve as the start of a public comment period on proposed improvements to Carpenter Falls. The proposed Carpenter Falls Public Access Improvement Project would include the construction of ... 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 ... MORE
FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local 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 ... MORE
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Deputies: Drunk driver crashes car into Skaneateles Lake

Deputies: Drunk driver crashes car into Skaneateles Lake

Investigators in Cayuga County say a woman has been charged with driving drunk after they say she drove her car into Skaneateles Lake. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office says Malia M. Mcafee, 23, from Syracuse, was leaving a home and took a ... MORE
Crews searching for fisherman who fell through the ice on Skaneateles Lake

Community remembers ice fisherman who died on Skaneateles Lake

Investigators said Alfred Coon, 82, from Homer, passed away after rescuers pulled him from the lake. EMTs and firefighters attempted “life saving measures, but were unsuccessful,” according to state police. “Anyone who had a problem in the town they came and saw Alfred,” Dillon ... MORE
Southern Cayuga County road closed after plow hits power pole

Snowplow strikes utility pole, taking down power lines in Niles

Nearly two miles of road in Southern Cayuga County was shut down for a period of time on Wednesday morning after a snowplow hit a utility pole – taking down power lines. The Auburn Citizen reports that the accident happened before 8 ... MORE
Update: Car found, search continues for suspect in three-county chase that went through Cayuga Co.

Update: Car found, search continues for suspect in three-county chase that went through Cayuga Co.

Cortland Sheriff’s Deputies say the blue 2009 Sonata that they chased thru three counties on Tuesday afternoon has been found, in Madison County. They’re still looking for the Homer man who they believe was driving it. The Cortland County Sheriff’s office tells ... 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 ... 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 ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

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 ... MORE
New Hope Fire Department audited for insufficient money tracking procedures

New Hope Fire Department audited for insufficient money tracking procedures

The New Hope Fire Department was audited by the New York state Comptroller’s office for inadequate board oversight of financial activities for the audit period of Jan. 1, 2016 to Nov. 1, 2017. The key findings of the audit, released on Tuesday, ... MORE
Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires Niles property on Owasco Lake

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires Niles property on Owasco Lake

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has purchased about 74 acres on the eastern side of Owasco Lake to be used for a public conservation area, according to a Monday release. The land on Sam Adams Lane in Niles was purchased for $750,000 ... MORE