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Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation

Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation
On Christmas Eve a two-car crash in the town of Mentz left four people seriously injured. Several weeks later that accident remains under investigation. The crash happened on Centerport Road shortly before 7 p.m. near the intersection with Nauvoo Road. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office said on Christmas Day that an investigation into the crash was underway, and that four... more

Sheriff: Lyons man leads deputies on pursuit in Cayuga County before rollover crash

Sheriff: Lyons man leads deputies on pursuit in Cayuga County before rollover crash
Sheriff Schenck says a 28-year-old Lyons man was taken into custody after a pursuit and crash in Cayuga County last night. The whole ordeal happened around 10 p.m. Both the driver and a passenger were transported to a Syracuse hospital with minor injuries. more

More than 3,000 without power in Cayuga County, but won’t impact voting

Major power outage reported in Cayuga County
NYSEG is reporting that more than 3,000 customers are without power on Election Day, but the reason for that outage is unclear. Around 2 p.m. 3,141 customers in the middle of Cayuga County were without power. NSYEG’s outage map indicated that the towns of Brutus, Mentz, Montezuma, and Throop were impacted. While the villages of Port Byron and Weedsport were... more

LATEST: Reaction to FBI, NYSP investigation in Port Byron schools

FBI investigating ‘alarming and illegal’ internet posts made by Port Byron students
The Port Byron Central School District has been placed at the center of an investigation involving the FBI and New York State Police. The District’s leader, Superintendent Neil O’Brien, called online posts under investigation “alarming and illegal,” in a letter to parents. Now he’s asking families in the district to have a conversation – even if it’s a difficult one.... more

Partnership allows Port Byron students to get care at community health center

Partnership allows Port Byron students to get care at community health center
The Port Byron Central School District is partnering with a community health center to treat students with acute health issues during the school day. Maggie Sayre, a licensed mental health counselor for the district’s high school and the person who spearhead the partnership, said the goals is to get students immediate medical assistance for issues beyond the capacity of a... more

UPDATE: One killed, another still critical after two-car crash in Cayuga County

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Police have provided an update on the serious, two-car crash in Brutus, which happened Friday afternoon. One person is dead, and two others are injured, according to Troopers. Police say that the crash happened after a single driver crossed into the wrong lane on State Route 31 and hit another car with two occupants inside. All three were taken to... more

Port Byron schools looking for Special Patrol Officer

Port Byron schools looking for Special Patrol Officer
The Port Byron Central School District is still scrambling to put a police officer in their schools this upcoming year. They will not reach that goal by Sept. 1st. However, the district and the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office are doing everything they can to fill that position by this year. The district did have a retried state trooper as their... more

Proposed Port Byron apartments take step forward

Proposed Port Byron apartments take step forward
A proposal to build a new apartment complex in the village of Port Byron took a step forward Wednesday, as the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals voted to take lead agency status for the projects environmental review process. DePaul Properties Inc., has proposed a plan to renovate the existing Church Street Apartments complex, as well as the neighboring gymnasium and... more

Port Byron school district technology plan approved by state

Port Byron school district technology plan approved by state
The Port Byron Central School District has implemented the technology plan it received state approval for. A total of 96 school investment plans were given the green light under the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, a June news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said. The bond act is an education technology initiative intended to provide upgraded equipment to... more

Port Byron man caught by the FBI soliciting a minor pleads guilty

Port Byron man caught by the FBI soliciting a minor pleads guilty
A Port Byron man will likely serve two years in prison for trying to engage in oral sex with someone he believed to be younger than 15. Richard McAllaster, 37, of 10518 Duck Lake Road, Port Byron, pleaded guilty Thursday in Cayuga County Court to one count of second-degree attempted criminal sex act, a class E felony. The person McAllaster... 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 a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

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
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