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Fire departments extinguish Springport garage fire

A fire that started in the garage of a Springport home was quickly extinguished Monday afternoon by multiple responding departments. Niel Rivenburgh, deputy director of the Cayuga County Emergency Services, said the initial call at 12:38 p.m. said an elderly woman was having difficulty exiting her house at 4995 Cross Road where the fire occurred. “It becomes a very inherently... more

The history of Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co. in Weedsport

The story begins much like many in the industry: a passion for beer and the process of making it. Founded in 2013 by Derric and Kristen Slocum in the small Erie Canal village of Weedsport. LCBC is Cayuga County’s first licensed brewery since prohibition. The doors opened to the public with a soft opening on Sept. 27, 2016, and with... more

First draft of Cayuga County budget stays within state tax cap

A first draft of the Cayuga County budget carries a tax levy increase below 1 percent. County Administrator Suzanne Sinclair had mixed feelings about the numbers in the official budget proposal. She said it was up to legislators whether more cuts or new revenue options should be included in the coming months. A special Legislature Ways and Means Committee meeting... more

After years in fine dining, Auburn native buys Genesee Street restaurant

The Auburn Ale House, with its affordable American food and sports bar ambiance, is a slight change of pace for new owner and chef Hannah Groce-Bibby. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Groce-Bibby has worked in the kitchens of the Castle Hill Inn, Ocean House and Weekapuag Inn, all award-winning luxury hotels in Rhode Island.... more

Taxed Off: Private colleges strain municipal budgets

New York’s municipalities and school districts lost out on at least $1 billion in revenue last year because private, nonprofit educational organizations don’t have to pay property taxes. That’s according to a USA Today Network analysis of state Department of Taxation and Finance data, which showed that $36.5 billion worth of property owned by private nonprofit educational organizations was exempt... more

Ponder This: Closer look at domestic violence (Part I)

Editor’s Note: Dale Driscoll’s ‘Ponder This’ will run in a three part series this week exclusively on FingerLakes1.com. Each will look at a different part of the domestic violence fight. Part one of the feature looks at the frequency of domestic violence, as well as the way it impacts victims and survivors families. Check back this week for the second... more

Skaneateles school district taking action after high lead levels found in number of outlets

The Skaneateles Central School District is taking immediate action after the latest results of water testing conducted over the past several months showed a number of outlets that contain levels of lead above the maximum allowed. According to a letter to the community from Superintendent Ken Slentz, that action includes immediately disconnecting the water source for those areas that are... more

Central New York regional council to present 2016 economic plan in Albany Wednesday

Central New York’s economic panel will make its case next week for why it should be awarded millions in state funding for various projects in the region. The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council will present its 2016 plan at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Albany. The presentation will be streamed online at regionalcouncils.ny.gov. The Auburn Citizen – News: Read... more

Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority hopes to map, upgrade county’s systems

Across Cayuga County’s 864 square miles, water and sewer lines snake underground servicing approximately 79,000 people. Some lines are meticulously maintained and documented, but some lines are undocumented, old and deteriorating. Just this month the Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority told county legislators about a concerning water situation in Moravia. Lines connecting the village to about 47 accounts in... more

DeFrancisco, No. 2 in NY Senate, endorses Pam Helming to succeed Nozzolio

State Sen. John DeFrancisco, the second-most powerful member of the state Senate, is backing Republican candidate Pam Helming in the 54th Senate District race. DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse, issued a statement Friday to announce his endorsement of Helming, a Canandaigua Republican who’s running to succeed retiring state Sen. Michael Nozzolio. The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more

State working with Auburn homeowner to remove any remaining prison inmate bones

here may be more human bones from state prison inmates buried in the backyard of an Auburn home, and the state is working with the owner to find and remove them. The house on Fitch Avenue abutting Auburn’s Fort Hill Cemetery has Halloween decorations out front and pumpkins lining the stairs up to the door. The Auburn Citizen – News:... more

Halloween evening forecast in the FLX

Halloween is upon the Finger Lakes, which of course means spending the evening outside getting treats and hopefully not being tricked. The weather for Halloween 2016 will be cool, but dry across the Finger Lakes. A few morning showers and flurries over the eastern Finger Lakes will dissipate before noon. Clouds will remain in place through the afternoon, though a... more

Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable: Haunted tales, hoaxes & strange but true stories of the FLX

On the latest edition of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.TV, Seneca County Historian Walter Gables explores paranormal sites, haunted places, incredible hoaxes and strange but true stories from around the Finger Lakes region. Well documented local hauntings, the sea serpent of Seneca Lake, the Taughannock Giant, the birth of Spiritualism near Newark and more… Happy Halloween! AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Candidates running to succeed Nozzolio clash over political tactics at Auburn forum

The three candidates vying for the 54th Senate District exchanged barbs over campaign tactics during a forum Thursday at Cayuga Community College. Pam Helming, who is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines, defended support she’s received from Albany Republicans, most notably the state Senate GOP’s campaign committee. The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more

FLX Weekly: Halloween weekend outlook & next week’s FingerLakes1.com debate in the news

This week on FLX Weekly, a look at all the Halloween event options for the coming weekend including your first look Trick-or-Treat forecast. Also, why FingerLakes1.com was in the news on Monday, some amazing aerial photos of the Finger Lakes and your weekend sports line-up. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr streams live every Wednesday afternoon at 12:30... more
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