Category: Port Byron

JUST IN: Train collides with tractor-trailer in Port Byron

Tractor-trailer destroyed by train after accident in Mentz

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

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 ... MORE
Port Byron woman chosen to lead Cayuga County's Veterans agency

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 ... MORE

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 ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County

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

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 ... MORE
Trooper accidentally discharged weapon at Montezuma standoff

Trooper accidentally discharged weapon at Montezuma standoff

New York State Police confirmed Friday that a trooper accidentally discharged a weapon during an hours-long standoff in Montezuma late last week. On July 13, state police were called to 7391 Fuller Road after a resident, Joseph Wilmarth, made a threatening post ... MORE
Port Byron man had stolen car, controlled substance during investigation

Port Byron man had stolen car, controlled substance during investigation

State Police say a a suspicious vehicle complaint in the Village of Weedsport led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle around 2:46 am on North Seneca Street. Upon investigation it was determined that the vehicle was stolen, and being operated by ... MORE
Hot-button issue: Port Byron business selected as new Walmart supplier

Hot-button issue: Port Byron business selected as new Walmart supplier

Two years ago, Winky&Dutchy Inc., brought its business to central New York, moving much of the company to the village of Port Byron. Now, Winky&Dutch is making a different kind of move — this time to over 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide. Last ... MORE
Bustling Port Byron button business is headed to a big-box retail store

Bustling Port Byron button business is headed to a big-box retail store

In this red barn, Alice Globus and her team run Winky and Dutch, a company started by her father and uncles in 1987 in New York City. “They were an inventor of one of the first panoramic cameras and you can actually ... MORE
Sheriff: Port Byron couple fabricated child's cancer diagnosis to solicit donations

Sheriff: Port Byron couple fabricated child’s cancer diagnosis to solicit donations

A Port Byron couple has been charged with creating a fraudulent GoFundMe page by falsely claiming their child had cancer, the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office announced Monday. Martin D. LaFrance, 35, and Jolene M. LaFrance, 35, both of 78 Rochester St., Port ... MORE
Fire closes Savannah Bank in Port Byron

Fire closes Savannah Bank in Port Byron

Savannah Bank in Port Byron will be closed for several days after a small fire broke out in the building Thursday evening. A passerby noticed the fire inside the 126 Main St. building and called 911 just before 7 p.m., according to ... MORE
After state aid concerns, Port Byron school district to have a tight budget

After state aid concerns, Port Byron school district to have a tight budget

The Port Byron Central School District will have a tight 2018-2019 budget after state aid issues. At a district board of education meeting Thursday night, the board approved the 2018-2019 budget to be brought forth to taxpayers for the budget vote May ... MORE
Port Byron village board votes to approve budget

Port Byron village board votes to approve budget

Following a public hearing, the village of Port Byron unanimously voted to approve the proposed budget of $803,571 for the June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 fiscal year during a regular meeting on Monday. The proposed budget’s total appropriations are $34,341 ... MORE
Officials: Student falsely reported bomb threat against Port Byron School District

Officials: Student falsely reported bomb threat against Port Byron School District

A threat made over social media against the Port Byron Central School District on Monday was deemed non-credible. According to school officials, a student reported to district administrators and New York State Police that a bomb threat was circulating on Facebook. The ... MORE
State police charge Port Byron student for making threat

State police charge Port Byron student for making threat

State Police arrested a 13-year-old Port Byron student for making a claim to harm other students at the school. Troopers say at no time did investigators believe his threats would be carried put and at no time were any students or faculty ... MORE
Port Byron parents still upset with school leaders

Port Byron parents still upset with school leaders

Parents in Port Byron say Tuesday was another example of what they believe is a lack of communication between school leaders and parents. Two weeks ago, parents rallied, concerned about how school leaders handled the situation where a 12-year-old student was arrested ... MORE
Port Byron man charged with DWI in Weedsport parking lot

Port Byron man charged with DWI in Weedsport parking lot

State Police say a 29-year-old Port Byron resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated after being dispatched to a parking lot on State Route 34 in Weedsport. The incident unfolded on Friday and resulted in the arrest of Chris R. Calkins, 29, ... MORE
Major flooding in Cayuga County; Port Byron among hardest hit

Major flooding in Cayuga County; Port Byron among hardest hit

On Friday, as warm air held on in the Finger Lakes — several communities in Cayuga County were hit hard by flooding. While the National Weather Service reported that an ice jam along the Seneca River caused flooding from Montezuma to Port ... MORE