Driver pleads guilty to charges from fatal Cayuga Co. wreck

The Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office announced that Kadesha Dunham, 24, of North Syracuse pleaded guilty to two counts of Criminally Negligent Homicide, and 3 counts of Assault in the Third Degree, resulting from the fatal motor vehicle crash June 16, 2017 on Franklin Street Road in the Town of Sennett. Criminally Negligent Homicide is a felony and carries a... more

K&S Car Wash gets tax break to buy, renovate locations in Auburn, Sennett

A Cayuga County car wash chain is planning to add two new locations with the help of tax breaks. K&S Car Wash plans to acquire Suds & Buds Auto Wash, located at 351 Genesee St. in Auburn, and Apple Auto Wash, located at 323 Grant Ave. in Sennett, for $155,000 and $445,000, respectively. K&S will then perform a multi-million dollar... more

UPDATE: Thousands without power in Auburn-area Wednesday evening

Thousands were without power around Auburn as of 8 p.m. Reports began circulating around 7:30 p.m. that locations along the Arterial in Cayuga County — starting in the City of Auburn were without power. It’s unclear what caused the power outage. NYSEG said 3,510 were without power at the time. NYSEG was estimating that power would be restored in all... more

DRIVER ID’d: One critically injured after rollover accident in Sennett

One person had to be airlifted from the scene of a single-car rollover accident in Cayuga County on Monday. State Police say Bryon Wiler, 42, of the Auburn area is listed in critical condition at Upstate University Hospital after a serious rollover accident at the intersection of Weedsport-Sennett Road and Shepherd Road in Cayuga County. Mercy Flight was called in... more

Sennett and Weedsport reach water cost compromise

Sennett and Weedsport have negotiated a new water rate and water contract after disagreeing on a transmission-fee increase. For the month of January, Weedsport received a water bill from the town of Sennett with an 18-percent increase to the transmission fee the village had been paying the town for the past 10 years, Feb. 14 meeting minutes indicate. The bill... more

Pick-N-Pull to expand vehicle and scrap storage in Sennett

Pick-N-Pull, an auto parts and recycling center in Sennett, plans to expand its parking lot for salvage vehicles as well as expand storage areas for scrap metal and vehicle storage. The site plan for the expansion was approved “without change” by the county on March 15. Initially the project came before Cayuga County’s Planning and Economic Development Board in February,... more

State Police: Driver charged with DWAI in Sennett, held at Cayuga County Jail

Troopers arrested a Staten Island resident for driving while ability impaired by drugs after a traffic stop on East Genesee Street. The traffic stop took place in the Town of Sennett, and Esther Batista, 37, of Staten Island was arrested on multiple charges. She was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, moving from lane unsafely, crossing road hazard... more

‘No human being is illegal’: Immigration panel discussion held at a Sennett church

The Sennett Federated Church held an immigration panel discussion on Sunday with the presence of the New York Immigration Coalition, Workers' Center of Central New York and two immigrants who shared their stories of struggle. Pastor George Huffsmith said he put the event together because he realized there was a lot more to the immigration discussion than he understood, and... more

‘For the future:’ Lyons National Bank branch opens in Sennett

Dave and Cheryl Corcoran had been driving by the new Lyons National Bank branch in Sennett while it had been under construction for months, curious about what the interior looked like. Taking a look inside the building for the branch's grand opening Saturday morning, Dave said he thought the two-story building on Grant Avenue Road looked "gorgeous." The new building... more

Sennett roofing company receives loan to hire more employees

A Sennett commercial roofing company recently received a $250,000 loan from Key Bank that will help expand the business and add jobs. Weather Tight Solutions, located at 7235 Mutton Hill Road, is a family-owned commercial roofing business. Fred Zimmer started the company in 2003. Jessica Zimmer, the vice president and Fred's daughter, said the company plans to use the money... more

No injuries in Sennett truck rollover

Several minor accidents during Tuesday's snowfall kept emergency responders busy, including a rolled-over box truck in Sennett. The accident occurred around 4:36 p.m. on North Street Road near Potter Road, dispatchers at Cayuga County 911 said. No one was injured, but AMR ambulance was called to the scene as a precaution. The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, Sennett Fire Department and... more

Sennett event shows participants how to make their own tools

The sound of hammers bashing against metal was the soundtrack of a toolmaking event in Sennett Saturday. The event, hosted by the Western New York Farrier’s Association, was taught by Riley Kirkpatrick, who flew in from Oregon. Kirkpatrick showed participants how to make their own equipment. The association consists of people who make horseshoes, and many of the participants were... more

Two-car crash in Sennett prompts multi-department response

Crews in Cayuga County were called to a two-car crash in Sennett, which happened just before 5:30 pm. First responders say that Sennett Fire Department, Skaneateles Rescue, AMR Ambulance, as well as Saves Ambulance were called to the scene near County Line Road and Franklin Street Road. According to first responders, only minor injuries were reported in the accident. This... more

Sennett man fined $1,500 for starting large lumber fire

A Sennett man who started a backyard fire that spread to an adjacent lumber yard in April has been fined $1,500, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. David J. Panek, 65, of Chestnut Ridge Road, was convicted of unlawful disposal of solid waste, a violation, on Nov. 15 in the Town of Sennett Court. He was fined $1,500... more

Sennett passes resolution for supervisor to advance sewage contract talks with Auburn

The Sennett Town Board approved a resolution on Tuesday to allow town Supervisor Peter Adams to sign and execute a sewage contract with the city of Auburn that would also include the towns of Owasco and Fleming. Sennett has been working on finalizing a contract with Auburn for nearly two years for the collection and treatment of sewage and wastewater... more

Cayuga County donates Sennett property to soil and water district

The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District now owns approximately 13 more acres in Sennett after the county Legislature donated it this month. Pending a survey, the land includes about 6.8 acres where the Natural Resources Center at 7413 County House Road sits, and an adjacent wetland that makes up about 6.1 acres. The Legislature passed a resolution last... more

Hundreds of Auburn, Sennett residents without power on Tuesday

Power was knocked out in Auburn and Sennett on Tuesday afternoon. It’s unclear if the windy conditions were to blame, but more than 300 residents were reportedly without power in Sennett and Auburn each. The company’s website is tracking the latest outages, and for more detailed information on the areas impacted – click here. This story will be updated as... more
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