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

INSIDE THE FLX: Batman talks budget process, infrastructure spending, and local disasters (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX the individual tasked with leading Cayuga County’s largest governing body – is in-studio talking about elections, the budget process, infrastructure, environmental issues, as well as the prospect of being excluded in a ‘disaster declaration’ by the White House. Keith Batman, Chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature, who recently won re-election to continue serving... more

THE LOVING CUP: Meet Jon C. Wilcox and son John J. Wilcox of Auburn (podcast)

Jon C. Wilcox is joined by his son Jon J. Wilcox, both of Auburn, on the second episode of The Loving Cup Podcast with host Katie MacIntyre. Discussions and memories focus on the support of a father and the impact that love and being present can have on a life and future generations. . more

Syracuse woman faces prison time in double-fatal Sennett wreck

Charges have been filed in the double-fatal crash, which happened on June 16th in Sennett. The investigation into the crash determined that the driver, Kadesha Dunham, 24, of Syracuse was operating a 2015 Hyundai Sonata westbound on Franklin Street Rd. Around 10:30 am on Friday when she attempted to pass a concrete truck in a no passing zone. At the... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard & ┬áDom... more

Pickup truck rollover in Sennett on Friday; driver extricated from vehicle

First responders say a driver had to be extricated from a pickup truck following an accident in Sennett on Friday. The crash happened during the evening hours, after dark, when a pickup truck rolled over in the area of Grant Avenue Rd. and Weedsport-Sennett Rd. Extrication took 30 minutes, according to first responders, who said that Weedsport and AMR Ambulance... more
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