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Port Byron native finds ‘priceless’ Babe Ruth card

Port Byron native finds ‘priceless’ Babe Ruth card
The keen eye of a Port Byron native has made him the proud owner of a priceless baseball card. Experts say it is the only one of its kind and it was purchased for only $2. Dale Ball, who grew up in Port Byron, is an avid card collector. He found the card on the west coast. “The world seems... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in 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 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Port Byron CSD scrambles to solve SRO problem after mayor’s controversial remarks

Port Byron CSD scrambles to solve SRO problem after mayor’s controversial remarks
The Port Byron Central School District is scrambling to figure out how to keep a school resource officer (SRO) in the district next school year. The village board voted Monday not to renew the current officer’s contract. Officer Frank Ryan has been protecting the halls of the Port Byron Central School District for years as the school’s SRO. “Liability. The... more

Port Byron Mayor tells public to “Just keep your mouth shut”

Port Byron village board votes not to renew school’s SRO contract
The village of Port Byron spontaneously voted against renewing the school resource officer contract with the Port Byron Central School District Monday night — something the district and parents have been seeking renewal of for weeks. Unless something changes, June 30 will be SRO Frank Ryan’s last day. On March 25, parents and district representatives asked the village to renew... more

Crash involving tractor-trailer reported on Thruway in Cayuga County

Crash involving tractor-trailer reported on Thruway
Several departments were called to a serious crash along the New York State Thruway in Cayuga County. First responders from Weedsport, Port Byron, and Jordan all responded to mile marker 305 on the eastbound side of the Thruway for a crash involving a tractor-trailer and car. Extent of injuries was not reported at the time of the wreck, and it... more

Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire on Thruway (video)

Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire on Thruway (video)
A tractor-trailer fire caused the temporary closure of the Thruway between exits 39 and 40, according to transportation officials. Emergency crews responded to the scene around 4 p.m. It took until about 5:30 p.m. for the scene to be cleared. The tractor-trailer suffered extensive damage as result of the fire. Normal traffic flow was restored by 6:30 p.m., according to... more

Man charged with DWI in Port Byron had three child passengers

Man charged with DWI in Port Byron had three child passengers
A Red Creek man charged with driving while intoxicated in Port Byron Wednesday allegedly had multiple children in the car with him, state police said. Christopher W. Mullin was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, third-degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content level greater than .08 percent and driving while intoxicated first-offense.... more

Parents, school ask for renewal of Port Byron school resource officer contract

Parents, school ask for renewal of Port Byron school resource officer contract
Parents and representatives from the Port Byron Central School District asked the village board to renew the school resource officer’s contract during a regular meeting Monday. Port Byron’s meeting room was filled with people who wanted to speak during the public-to-be-heard portion. The support for the SRO comes after the district announced that its attempts to engage the village to... more

Erie Canal grant may be ‘dead in the water’ due to Mentz, Port Byron pullouts

Erie Canal grant may be ‘dead in the water’ due to Mentz, Port Byron pullouts
The town of Brutus is close to losing a $418,000 state grant after another project partner, the town of Mentz, completely withdrew from an intermunicipal effort to rewater the Erie Canal. The planning grant for a Erie Canal Rewatering and Trail Connections Project was originally awarded to the village of Port Byron by the state Regional Economic Development Council. The... 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 million, up from $45.67 million in 2017. The increase was driven primarily by a strong performance in Auburn,... more

Brutus and Mentz hope Port Byron gets back on board Erie Canal project

Brutus and Mentz hope Port Byron gets back on board Erie Canal project
The fate of the project to rewater the Erie Canal is in flux nearly a year after Port Byron received a $418,300 state Regional Economic Development Council planning grant. In December 2017, Port Byron was awarded the grant for the Erie Canal Rewatering and Trail Connections Project, which would also involve Mentz and Brutus, as the lead agency. The purpose... more

Tractor-trailer destroyed by train after accident in Mentz

JUST IN: Train collides with tractor-trailer in Port Byron
First responders say a train collided with a tractor-trailer in Port Byron on Friday around 3:15 pm. The accident report came in to first responders, which prompted a response from Port Byron Rescue and Ambulance, as well as Weedsport EMS. The accident took place on North Main Street Road and New York Central Road. On the scene of a collision... 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 has collected more sales tax this year compared to last year, while the county has seen a very... more

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

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
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 studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more

Port Byron School District rededicates new athletic facilities to legendary coaches

Port Byron School District rededicates new athletic facilities to legendary coaches
Thunderstorms tore across Cayuga County Monday night, but the rain stopped above Port Byron just in time to rededicate the school district’s new athletic facilities in honor of legendary coaches Gino Alberici and Ron Crowell. The school district formally unveiled the newly completed turf “Alberci Field” and “Ron Crowell Press Box” outside of the Dana-West Jr.-Sr. High School to honor... more

Port Byron woman chosen to lead Cayuga County’s Veterans agency

The Cayuga County Legislature Tuesday appointed a Port Byron woman, an Air Force veteran and Air National Guard member, to serve as the director of the county's Veterans Service Agency. In a 13-2 vote, the Legislature appointed 1st Lt. Jessica Strassle to lead the agency which assists veterans and their dependents with pensions and compensation, medical needs, educational services, life... more

UPDATE: Thruway reopens after accident involving tractor-trailers in Cayuga Co.

Westbound traffic was snarled on the New York State Thruway near Port Byron following an accident involving two tractor-trailers around 1 am. State Police were on-scene investigating the incident during the early-morning hours, but the only westbound lanes were being impacted. Two people were taken to Upstate University Hospital, according to dispatchers, but additional information was not available about their... more
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