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Skaneateles Aerodrome, other CNY airports split $1.5 million for projects

Skaneateles Aerodrome, other CNY airports split $1.5 million for projects
Four central New York airports will receive state funding for improvements, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The largest grant in the region was awarded to Oswego County Airport, which will get $865,000 to build a new aircraft hangar. Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive $338,000 for the construction of a new airfield equipment storage facility. The state will give $211,000... more

New owner of Skaneateles restaurant wants to preserve its legacy

New owner of Skaneateles restaurant wants to preserve its legacy
In 1996, shortly after Rosalie’s Cucina first opened in Skaneateles, Marc Albino applied to work at the Tuscan-style restaurant. He didn’t get the job. Albino then enrolled in cooking school. After graduating, he returned to Rosalie’s, where he started as a sous chef in 2003. Why did he want to return to a place that had initially rejected him? “It’s... more

Skaneateles’ Hamlet Committee kicks off, selects chairperson

Skaneateles’ Hamlet Committee kicks off, selects chairperson
Skaneateles' Hamlet Committee held its first meeting Monday night and agreed on the committee's chairperson. In December, the town of Skaneateles voted to officially form a seven-member Hamlet Committee to function as an advisory committee to the board. Town board member David Badami previously said one of the committee's tasks will be helping decide what development does, and does not,... more

Tractor trailer veers of road, crashes near lake in Skaneateles

Tractor trailer veers of road, crashes near lake in Skaneateles
A tractor trailer driver was extricated from his vehicle’s cab after veering off East Lake Road and colliding with trees in Skaneateles Friday. Onondaga County 911 said the first call reporting the accident came in at 1:10 p.m. The accident occurred on East Lake Road in the town of Skaneateles, between Pork Street and Coon Hill Road. The tractor trailer... more

Even with frigid temps, racers ready for snowmobiling event at Skaneateles Ski Club

Even with frigid temps, racers ready for snowmobiling event at Skaneateles Ski Club
The Cooks Rec Hill Race is underway at the Skaneateles Ski Club. The winter. so far, has brought some challenges to the event because of the limited amount of snowfall in Central New York. Even with Thursday’s winter blast, there was not enough snow on the ground to host the event. Snow makers needed to be used to make Friday’s... more

Skaneateles moves forward on project to replace Austin Park bathroom

Skaneateles moves forward on project to replace Austin Park bathroom
The town of Skaneateles voted to move forward and explore options to replace the bathrooms at Austin Park, housed in a 1960 building last updated in 1993, during a regular meeting Monday night. “It’s just outlived its usefulness,” said Gene Laforte, the labor crew leader for the town’s Parks Department. “We get a lot of favorable comments on the park,... more

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind
The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County’s multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 million, up from $45.67 million in 2017. The increase was driven primarily by a strong performance in Auburn,... more

Skaneateles businesses grateful to Dickens Christmas events for sales boost

Skaneateles businesses grateful to Dickens Christmas events for sales boost
Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters caroled their final holiday tunes Monday. The Dickens Christmas events in Skaneateles wrapped up after five weekends of horse-drawn wagon rides, live music and performances put on by the Dickens team. Carolers spread their holiday cheer outside shops and businesses on the corner of Jordan and Fennel streets. Because of the... more

Town of Skaneateles votes to approve Hamlet Committee members

Town of Skaneateles votes to approve Hamlet Committee members
The town of Skaneateles voted to confirm six members to Skaneateles’ first Hamlet Committee during a regular village board meeting Monday. The idea behind the creation of the Hamlet Committee, said town Councilor David Badami last week, is first and foremost because the town and village’s join comprehensive plan calls for it. While committee members were just confirmed Monday, the... more

Annual meeting highlights farmers’ work to protect Skaneateles watershed

Annual meeting highlights farmers’ work to protect Skaneateles watershed
Farmers from across central New York gathered in Skaneateles Tuesday to discuss the Skaneateles Lake Watershed Agricultural Program’s work in 2018 to protect the lake. Founded in 1994 by the city of Syracuse, SLWAP is a voluntary program that works with farmers within the Skaneateles Lake watershed across parts of Cayuga, Cortland and Onondaga counties to protect water quality. At... more

Skaneateles celebrates 25 years of Dickens Christmas

Skaneateles celebrates 25 years of Dickens Christmas
The annual Dickens Christmas festival, a lakeside holiday tradition in Skaneateles, has been going strong for a quarter century. More than 50 characters from “A Christmas Carol” still dress up and interact with residents and visitors around town every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Organizers said the event brings more than 20,000 visitors to the village each year. The cast includes... more

Property donation to help Finger Lakes Land Trust protect Skaneateles Lake

Property donation to help Finger Lakes Land Trust protect Skaneateles Lake
The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced Monday that six acres of donated land in the towns of Niles and Sempronius will be permanently protected in order to help preserve Skaneateles Lake’s water quality. The piece forested hillside in the Skaneateles Highlands areas will be kept free from development as part of the Land Trust’s work to secure land near Bear... more

Ryan McMahon outlines agenda, answers lake questions at Skaneateles town hall meeting

Ryan McMahon outlines agenda, answers lake questions at Skaneateles town hall meeting
On a snowy Thursday night in central New York, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon faced questions about water quality and outlined a few of his top priorities during an hour-long town hall meeting. Many of the questions asked during the open forum focused on the health of Skaneateles Lake. Harmful algal blooms were present on the lake this year, which... more

Thousands of gallons of sewage discharged into Skaneateles Creek

Thousands of gallons of sewage discharged into Skaneateles Creek
Heavy rainfall and snow melt caused an estimated 858,000 gallons of partially treated sewage to discharge into Skaneateles Creek Sunday night over an 11-hour period, according to the NY-Alert system. Discharging the sewer overflow took place around 9 p.m. Sunday night. Sewer overflow includes discharge from sewer systems bringing stormwater runoff, domestic sewage and industrial wastewater into the treatment facility, according... more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Holiday Tree Lighting, Christmas Musicals & Dickens Christmas arrives in the Finger Lakes (November 30th – December 2nd)

WEEKEND EVENTS: Holiday Tree Lighting, Christmas Musicals & Dickens Christmas kicks off the first weekend of December
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is in! This weekend, get out and explore the Finger Lakes to discover some of the holly jolly events taking place. Feeling chilly outside? Head over to the warm Syracuse Stage to enjoy the story of Buddy the elf. Need those family photos with Santa as soon as possible? Join him in his winter wonderland... more

Well-known chef from Skaneateles sentenced for fatal Cayuga County crash

Well-known chef from Skaneateles sentenced for fatal Cayuga County crash
A well-known Skaneateles chef will spend up to 13 years in prison for drunkenly driving and killing a 25-year-old Auburn man in Cayuga County. Stephen S. Landon, 53, of 792 Britcher Road in Skaneateles, was sentenced to between 4 1/3 and 13 years in prison for first-degree vehicular manslaughter, according to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann. Landon also received... more

Skaneateles run ends in state semis with loss to Batavia (full coverage)

Skaneateles battles Batavia in NYS semifinals today at 3 pm (preview)
Skaneateles’ perfect season has come to an end, as the Lakers lost 54-49 to Batavia in the Class B state semifinal on Saturday. “Coach , am I good? I’m ready to go inside. I’m ready for bed.” These were the exact words from Batavia senior running back Ray Leach after speaking with media following the game. Batavia relied heavily on... more
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