Slight level of toxin found in Owasco water supply, but second check was OK

The Cayuga County Health Department on Saturday said that toxins associated with blue-green algae were discovered in a water sample collected at the Owasco water treatment plant on Thursday, but that the level falls below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency… Read more from the Auburn Citizen more

Fresh approach to Finger Lakes winemaking

Céline and Sébastien LeSeurre murmur with excitement as a car makes its way up the driveway of their winery on the east side of Keuka Lake. It’s a grape grower from a nearby vineyard bringing three bunches of grapes — Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Gewürtztraminer — for them to evaluate. The LeSeurres inspect the bunches and taste the grapes. They... more

Report: New York State highways among worst in country

We've brought you stories of local drivers upset with the condition of New York's highways. Now a new report ranks our state's roads among the worst in the country. The Reason Foundation listed New York as 45th in its annual highway report, which is down two spots from last year. more

Front brings late day showers to the Finger Lakes Monday

Showers ahead of a frontal boundary will bring some light rain to the Finger Lakes later today. Out ahead of the front, it will be a bit on the breezy side with near normal temperatures. Southeasterly winds, which could gust to 30 mph at times this afternoon, will erode away some of the chill from the weekend. Temperatures this afternoon... more

Auburn man charged with armed robbery is additionally accused of raping a teenager

An Auburn man charged with the alleged armed robbery of a convenience store was arrested Friday for the alleged rape of a teenager. The Auburn Police Department said that Lucas A. Corrado, 23, of 215 Genesee St., allowed a 15-year-old Auburn girl to stay at his residence for three days without her parents consent and that he had sex with... more

Accident on Arterial and North Street in Auburn sends one to hospital

A car accident at the intersection of the Arterial and North Street in Auburn sent one woman to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the Auburn Police Department. Police said C.A. Davenport Jr., of Cato, was driving a 2008 Honda pickup truck on North Street when he ran a red light. Carla R. Montrallo, of Spencerport, was driving on... more

Three students slightly hurt as school bus goes off the road in Montezuma

The driver and three students were treated for injuries Friday after a school bus went off the road and into a ditch on Route 90 near Laraway Road in Montezuma. The Port Byron Central School District bus went off the road at about 3:15 p.m. Emergency radio transmissions indicated that the bus driver may have suffered from a medical problem... more

Montezuma Winery switches over to solar power

Growing and utilizing the fruits produced in part by the sun has been the basis of the Montezuma Winery’s success all along. So in an effort to further use the suns rays, the winery has undergone the transformation to solar power to generate electricity used in the processing of its products. In June, the winery contracted with Taitem Engineers out... more

Cayuga County Legislature considers options for filling District 4 seat

Since Cayuga County Legislator Mark Farrell handed in his resignation on Thursday due to medical complications, legislators will need to decide the fate of his District 4 seat representing the town of Brutus. The county’s Board of Elections said the deadline for the seat to be on this November’s election ballot was Sept. 20, two days before Farrell handed in... more

Invasive species hydrilla found on Cayuga Lake in Aurora

The “bully of the water world,” has made its way to Cayuga County. Hydrilla was spotted earlier this month on Cayuga Lake in Aurora by the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom participants on Sept. 13. Hilary Mosher, coordinator for the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, nicknamed the plant that multiplies as it’s cut. It grows vertically to the... more

Cold air invades Finger Lakes

A cold front will bring a major cool down to the Finger Lakes region this weekend. Temperatures, will go from 10-15 degrees above normal the past few days, to about 10 degrees below normal this weekend. This front will knock temperatures down this afternoon. While the southern Finger Lakes has warmed into the 70s, by late this afternoon, temperatures will... more

Health department: No toxins detected in public water despite blue-green algae blooms

The Cayuga County Health Department said in a release Thursday that despite widespread blue-green algae blooms on Owasco Lake, the treated public water supply has not been affected. The department continues to monitor the algae blooms and the water supply, but no toxins have been detected in samples collected from treated drinking water. Low levels of toxins were detected in... more

Mark Farrell announces resignation from Cayuga Legislature; cites personal health concerns

On Thursday, Cayuga County Legislature Chairman Keith Batman announced the resignation of Mark Farrell. Farrell, who was elected two times, will resign effectively on September 23rd to deal with what were described as medical issues. Those issues, in his estimation, would not allow him to perform his job to the level at which he believed the taxpayers deserved. His statement... more

Drought held garden disease to a minimum in Finger Lakes

Those who were able to irrigate deeply and regularly this summer may have experienced the best yields of their gardening careers. Drought throughout the region created relatively arid conditions that are rare in the Finger Lakes, helping to keep all… Read More more

FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr: Autumn officially arrives in the Finger Lakes & the Naples Grape Festival returns

Thursday is the first official day of autumn in the Finger Lakes and this weekend’s weather will be cooperating with plenty of sun and cooler temperatures. Perfect weather for attending the Naples Grape Festival or any other outdoor activity throughout the region. We talk all about it, along with the top local news and sports of the week and our... more

Cato-Meridian cancels homecoming game due to ‘disciplinary incident’

Cato-Meridian’s homecoming football game scheduled for Friday night has been cancelled, the district superintendent said. According to superintendent Noel Patterson, the game has been canceled due to disciplinary action taken against some of the players for an incident off campus. Read More at LocalSYR.com more
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