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U-Haul offers 30 days free self-storage for neighbors impacted by flooding

U-Haul offers 30 days free self-storage for neighbors impacted by flooding
Some U-Haul locations in Central New York are offering 30 days free self-storage to New York residents impacted by flooding. Lake Ontario's record high lake levels are causing flooding concerns along the lakeshore. U-Haul Company of Western New York President Todd Schnitzer says "The rains have really been pounding this area lately… many folks have suffered water damage, and with... more

Cortland man arrested for imprisoning and raping woman

Cortland man arrested for imprisoning and raping woman
A Cortland woman remains hospitalized after police say she was drugged, raped and held captive days at a house on Brown Avenue. Cortland police were called to a house on Monday to check on the woman after someone reported she may be in danger. "The report that we received was that he was holding two women against his will in... more

Rising waters create frustration for some, silver lining for kayakers

Rising waters create frustration for some, silver lining for kayakers
The flooding from Lake Ontario caused serious damage to homes and businesses along the lakeshore. Clean-up efforts are already underway – but there is one silver lining to the rising waters, and many are taking advantage of it. Tuesday was a busy day at Baycreek Paddling. Kayakers were rushing to get their boats in the water. “All the trees are... more

Hearings set next week on marine sanctuary proposal along Lake Ontario

Hearings set next week on marine sanctuary proposal along Lake Ontario
The four counties proposing a national marine heritage sanctuary for a 1,700-square-mile area of Lake Ontario are hosting a series of public meetings on the proposal next week. Wayne County Administrator Rick House noted that in 2017, Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego and Jefferson counties, as well as the city of Oswego, applied to the federal government to have the southeastern waters... more

Two school guards will return to Skaneateles for 2019-20 academic year

Two school guards will return to Skaneateles for 2019-20 academic year
Two school guards who have been employed by the Skaneateles Central School District since last year are set to return for the 2019-20 academic year. The district board of education approved Aileen Sherman and James O’Brien, both retired state troopers, for the next school year at its board meeting Tuesday night. Sherman and O’Brien started in April 2018 and the... more

State lawmakers continue to blame Plan 2014 for flooding

State lawmakers continue to blame Plan 2014 for flooding
With Lake Ontario’s water levels still on the rise, many state lawmakers are taking aim at the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014. The plan was meant to mimic the natural cycle of the lake waters. Meaning the rise would be somewhat higher and drop lower than the old plan allowed. Monday state lawmakers met to discuss the plan and say... more

Cato woman facing three years in prison for drug-related felony

Cato woman facing three years in prison for drug-related felony
A Cato woman is facing three years of prison time after she pleaded guilty to a drug-related felony Tuesday in Cayuga County Court. Tabitha Ferguson, 38, of 10636 Shortcut Road, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class C felony. She had intended to sell a narcotic preparation to another person in Auburn. The Citizen: Read... more

Moravia teacher impressed by James Holzhauer’s historic run

Moravia teacher impressed by James Holzhauer’s historic run
Justin Vossler, a Moravia High School teacher and former five-time “Jeopardy!” champion, appreciates how difficult it was for James Holzhauer to win 32 games in a row. Holzhauer’s streak ended Monday when he lost to Emma Boettcher, a librarian from Chicago. He finished with more than $2.4 million in winnings — just shy of Ken Jennings’ $2.52 million total winnings... more

Auburn Planning Board tables Prison City expansion project for review

Auburn Planning Board tables Prison City expansion project for review
The city of Auburn’s Planning Board voted Tuesday to table the site plan review of Prison City Pub & Brewery’s proposed new facility in order to give city staff time to review certain parts of the application. After receiving the board’s approval in March to place the facility at 197-199 North St., Prison City in May set their sights on... more

Auburn man, girlfriend both charged after Grant Ave. stabbing

Police investigate Auburn fight that sent one to the hospital
The Auburn Police Department has shed new light on an active investigation, which resulted from a stabbing on Grant Avenue over the weekend. On Sunday officers responded to a reported fight near 169 Grant Avenue. One victim was discovered, according to police. That person had suffered a stab wound to the left bicep, as well as a laceration to the... more

Upstate University Hospital division chief, team joining Auburn Community Hospital

Upstate University Hospital division chief, team joining Auburn Community Hospital
The head doctor of an Upstate University Hospital’s division and its team of four doctors are joining the intensive care unit at Auburn Community Hospital. Dr. Dana Savici, the interim chief of pulmonary/critical care at the Syracuse hospital will be bringing her more than 40 years of experience and her team of four board-certified intensivists and pulmonary specialists to Auburn’s... more

IJC: Lake Ontario water level exceeds 2017 peak

IJC: Lake Ontario water level exceeds 2017 peak
Lake Ontario’s water levels have exceeded those seen during 2017 – and those levels are expected to continue to grow. The International Joint Commission said Monday the lake’s level reached 249.02 feet. Its peak in 2017 was 248.95 feet. This comes as flooding conditions along the shoreline persisted Monday morning. A lakeshore flood warning remains in effect for Orleans, Wayne... more

King Ferry women suffering from biotoxin illness seeks help from community

King Ferry women suffering from biotoxin illness seeks help from community
15 years ago Stacy Crandell of King Ferry. NY came down with biotoxin illness, also known as CIRS. This usually comes from the mycotoxins produced by mold, and is especially dangerous for the 25% of people who have the genetics that don’t flush toxins from the body. For 15 years she has been misdiagnosed, so her health is really failing.... more

Cuomo says it’s time to accept ‘new normal’ on lake levels

Cuomo says it’s time to accept ‘new normal’ on lake levels
With Lake Ontario water levels on the cusp of a record high, shoreline communities such as Sodus Point are doing all they can to stave off flood damage. Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it may be time that governments and shoreline communities accept that high water levels may be a way of life for Lake Ontario. This week he announced... more

Suicide prevention: Lives lost, lives saved

Suicide prevention: Lives lost, lives saved
Emily Marshall noticed a change in her son. Chase Marshall, 14, a freshman at Victor High School, was an honors student and stand-out hockey player, an affectionate son and a friend who could make you laugh. “Things that used to make him happy weren’t making him happy anymore,” Emily said. A few months ago, his parents, Emily and Jeremy, became... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing ways to combat poverty, other systemic issues in Finger Lakes

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing ways to combat poverty, other systemic issues in Finger Lakes
This week’s Sunday Conversation dives into the work that one organization is doing to make communities in Cayuga and Seneca County better. It’s not an easy task – but it’s one that Diane Draheim and Marie Montgomery have embraced. Montgomery serves as Deputy Director for the agency; and Draheim as Seneca Programs Director. At this point, the organization is going... more
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