Why reopened Sennett residential facility is named for Harriet Tubman

Why reopened Sennett residential facility is named for Harriet Tubman
After a seven-year hiatus, the Harriet Tubman Residential Center in Sennett reopened last week. The state plans to use the facility now that the "Raise the Age" law, which will increase the age of criminal responsibility in New York over the next two years, is in effect. A question has emerged since The Citizen reported on the building's reopening: Why... 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

Sennett business exploring adding a convenience store, gas station

Sennett business exploring adding a convenience store, gas station
A Sennett business is in the preliminary stages of exploring adding a gas station to its property. The project first came before the town of Sennett’s board in July when Joseph Durand, of Camillus-based TDK Engineering, presented it to the board on behalf of Ken and Diana Sroka. Durand said the Srokas own the All Ways Concrete Pumping and Repair... more

Sennett takes steps forward on a nearly $3 million water project

Following a public hearing, the Sennett town board passed seven resolutions on Tuesday that enabled the town to move forward on a $2,969,000 proposed water project that will enhance two water districts. The project, presented by Paul Chatfield of the MRB engineering firm, aims to construct a water storage tank, something the town currently lacks, replace old water mains and... more

Former 84 Lumber location in Sennett lands new tenant

A major roofing supply company has signed a long-term lease to occupy the former 84 Lumber location in Sennett, the property’s owner has announced. American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., which is headquartered in Wisconsin, will occupy the 9.45-acre property and its 37,000 square feet of building space. Charlesbank Realty Group, which purchased the property from 84 Lumber in March,... more

Weedsport man leads police on high-speed pursuit

A 41-year-old Weedsport man led State Police on a high-speed chase through the town of Cato and village of Weedsport on Monday – while troopers were on their way to execute an arrest warrant. When police spotted Brandon Millhoff, 41, the subject of the warrant – they attempted to stop his vehicle. He then struck a trooper’s marked car, and... more

Sennett votes to prohibit winter street parking

Sennett voted to prohibit parking on the town’s streets during winter months in a regular town meeting Tuesday night. The town board opened a public hearing for Local Law No. 1, regarding the seasonal parking prohibition, which lasted only a couple minutes. One question was raised from a resident who wondered whether or not signage would be put up throughout... more

State police: Three arrested on drug charges in Sennett

Three people were arrested Monday after state troopers found marijuana and ecstasy during a routine traffic stop, police said. According to New York State Police, at around 9:20 p.m. Monday, troopers stopped Tory K. Lang, 30, of Syracuse, on Route 5 in Sennett for having an inadequate exhaust. Initially, police said, Lang and passenger Jerad A. Stiles, 29, of Auburn,... more

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
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