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Skaneateles fire truck runs off road while responding to call

Skaneateles fire truck runs off road while responding to call
A Skaneateles fire truck was involved in a single-vehicle accident early Monday morning on Benson Road while responding to a reported residential fire. There were no injuries when the fire truck ran off the road while responding to the call on Hencoop Road in the town of Skaneateles, according to Fire Chief Daniel S. Evans. The accident occurred shortly after... more

Town of Skaneateles approves tentative 2019 budget; introduces local law

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A tentative budget for 2019 was approved during a town of Skaneateles regular board meeting Monday evening. “It’s a work in progress, but it’s a good swing for the first time,” said Budget Officer Bridgett Winkelman. The 2019 tentative budget proposes total town appropriations of $4,380,904, which is about a 14.5-percent increase from last year’s total town appropriations of $3,825,486.... 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

New leadership and security at Skaneateles Central School District

New leadership and security at Skaneateles Central School District
An official welcome on her first official day. Meet Lynda Quick, the new superintendent of the Skaneateles Central School District. She comes here from the Southern Tier where she was a district superintendent for one BOCES school. But this isn’t the only new addition to the district. There is a list of safety upgrades. In the hallways of each building,... more

Toxin-producing algae found again in Skaneateles Lake

Toxin-producing algae found again in Skaneateles Lake
A harmful algae bloom has been confirmed in Skaneateles Lake, the source of Syracuse's unfiltered drinking water. The blooms were found along the west side of the lake just south of the village of Skaneateles, according to the Skaneleates Lake Association. The lab at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has confirmed that the species of algae — actually... more

Skaneateles man admits vehicular manslaughter, DWI charges in crash that killed Auburn man

Skaneateles man admits vehicular manslaughter, DWI charges in crash that killed Auburn man
He was once chosen as “Chef of the Year,” now a Skaneateles man is facing prison time after admitting in court he was drunk at the wheel in a deadly crash last winter in the Cayuga County town of Fleming. 53-year-old Stephen Landon pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and other charges this week. Prosecutors say Landon was driving on Route... more

People come together for fun, food and nostalgia at Skaneateles Field Days

People come together for fun, food and nostalgia at Skaneateles Field Days
Dozens of young eyes narrowed as children placed a leg forward at the fun run at Skaneateles Field Days Saturday. “On your mark!” Jay Williams exclaimed into a mega phone before one of the competitions began at Austin Park. Many of the children then placed a leg before far over the line before Williams asked them to back up a... more

Skaneateles man says he doesn’t remember DWI crash in Auburn

A Skaneateles man pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court on Tuesday to a crime he said he doesn’t remember committing. Senior Assistant District Attorney Diane Adsit explained that around 10 p.m. on Sept. 1 of 2017 defendant Michael DeMarco, 40, went through a DWI checkpoint in Auburn and then fled — leading the police on a short high-speed chase that... more

Skaneateles school board approves hiring security officers

Security officers familiar with the Skaneateles Central School District will be coming back to school grounds — at least for a time. The district's board of education opted to reinstate retired New York state troopers James O'Brien and Aileen Sherman at a meeting Tuesday night. The two are set to be with the district from the beginning of the school... more

Jim Boeheim and Daniel Baldwin join in fundraiser at The Krebs

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim and actor Daniel Baldwin came together at The Krebs in Skaneateles Thursday night to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. Daniel Baldwin served cocktails for almost two hours before dinner and donated all cash tips to the cause. Syracuse.com: Read More Had a great night at The Krebs last night... more

Skaneateles Lake gets help in fighting toxic algae — from a robot

A robotic buoy bristling with scientific instruments has joined the fight against toxic algae in Skaneateles Lake. Scientists from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute installed the buoy, called a vertical profiler, on July 30. The algae quickly cooperated: A bloom that closed beaches and infiltrated water intake pipes started Aug. 4. That wasn’t necessarily what researchers wanted, said Harry Kolar,... more

Skaneateles Festival hosts KidsFest with Grammy-nominated orchestra

The Knights, a Grammy-nominated orchestra from Brooklyn, led an interactive program with children and families for the KidsFest hosted by Skaneateles Festival on Sunday. About 20 children, among an audience of more than 50 people, found their spots on the floor of Skaneateles’ First Presbyterian Church rather than in seats so they could be closer to the orchestra. “Does anyone... more

NY Senate candidate Mannion: Algal blooms on Owasco, Skaneateles lakes ‘crisis situation’

With harmful algal blooms present in two nearby lakes, John Mannion believes the state should take emergency action to address water quality concerns and provide more funding to prevent algae from developing in the future. Mannion, the Democratic candidate for the 50th Senate District seat, held a press conference Wednesday to announce he's been endorsed by the New York League... more

Lourdes Camp in Skaneateles closing due to blue green algae in water

Lourdes Resident & Day Camp in Skaneateles has been closed due to blue green algae. The camp announced Monday that camp leaders, along with the Onondaga County Health Department, made the decision to close the camp “effective immediately.” Camp Director Mike Preston said the move was made “because the camp draws water from Skaneateles Lake, the water source for camp... more

Skaneateles Lake beaches closed for third day due to algae blooms

Beaches at the north end of Skaneateles Lake remain closed for the third consecutive day because of potentially toxic algae blooms. Representatives of Clift Park beach and the Skaneateles Country Club said the beaches are closed pending the results of tests. The Onondaga County Health Department, which oversees beaches, issued a news release Tuesday saying the beaches were shut down... more

Algae toxins found at low levels in Skaneateles Lake intake pipes

For the first time this year, algae toxins have been found in the city of Syracuse's water intake pipes in Skaneateles Lake. The levels are very low — at the threshold of detection — and none of the toxins are reaching drinking water, said officials from the state Department of Health. Samples taken Monday and Tuesday show 0.3 parts per... more

Health department: Algal bloom closes beaches in Skaneateles

The Clift Park and Skaneateles Country Club beaches have been closed to swimming due to the visual presence of an algal bloom, the Onondaga County Health Department said Tuesday. In a press release, the health department said the closures in the town of Skaneateles were taken as a “precaution,” and water sampling would be conducted to confirm there are no... more
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