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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... 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

State police investigating recent larceny of vehicle parts from Springport business

State police investigating recent larceny of vehicle parts from Springport business
New York State Police are currently investigating a recent larceny of vehicle parts from the Oakwood Service Center on State Route 326 in Springport. Troopers are looking for information on the subject and vehicle shown in the photos. Anyone with information should contact state police at 315-255-2767. Tips will stay anonymous. Read more from the Auburn Citizen 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

Springport roadway reopened after power lines fall overnight

First responders say that a portion of Route 326 in Springport was shut down this morning following the report of downed power lines. Route 326 was closed in both directions between Cross and Powers roads around 4 am. The closure was reportedly expected to last two hours. However, the roadway wasn’t reopened until 9:50 am. This story will be updated... more

Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last year’s “explosion” of blooms on Cayuga County’s lakes. Boyer, who has been studying harmful algal blooms in some form for 45 years, started with a... more

Dollar General may be coming to Springport this summer

The town of Springport held a planning board meeting in January to consider the approval for a Dollar General Store along Route 90, across from Route 326, on a nearly two-acre lot. Dollar General has over 14,000 stores in 44 states, with surrounding area stores located in Weedsport, Port Byron and Auburn. On Jan. 17, Caryn Miodzionowski, from Bohler Engineering,... more

Cayuga County to state’s U.S. reps: Change FEMA’s mind about disaster declaration denial

Cayuga County thinks the Federal Emergency Management Agency was wrong to dismiss a disaster declaration for the southern end of the county, and is calling on state representatives to fix it. Heavy rains pummeled the Moravia area with two storms between July 1 through 14, causing nearly $4 million in damage. Despite meeting its threshold for federal aid, in December... more

Cayuga County will get some federal aid, but no disaster declaration for summer storms

The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied New York's appeal for a major disaster declaration, but some federal aid will be available for Cayuga County and other counties affected by flooding and severe storms last summer. The state requested a major disaster declaration for Cayuga and 14 other counties due to severe storms in July. The state's application was denied in... more

Southern Cayuga Central School District selects new elementary principal

The Southern Cayuga Central School District appointed a new elementary principal Monday night during a special board of education meeting. In a meeting that lasted two minutes, Dave Wiemann, president of the board, opened by saying “We are happy to be here to welcome Jean Amodeo.” The board of education went on to unanimously vote to grant Amodeo a probationary... more

State Police: Union Springs man was drunk during Springport crash

State Police say they arrested a 31-year-old Union Springs man following a property damage accident on State Route 326 in Springport over the holiday weekend. The incident took place on Sunday, and resulted in Michael R. Feocco, 31, being charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, aggravated unlicensed operation of... 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

Public meeting to review Union Springs, Springport waterfront revitalization program

The village of Union Springs and town of Springport Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is taking shape, and the public is invited to learn about it and ask questions 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the Union Springs High School Auditorium, 239 Cayuga St. The meeting will focus on improvements to Frontenac Park, streetscape designs for downtown, trails and viewing areas,... 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 &  Dom... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Cayuga County

With five contested legislature races, two available seats on Auburn City Council, and a number of other Town Council races taking place in Cayuga County — voters will have a lot to decide on in less a little over a week. Candidates are in their final preparations, talking with voters, and getting to know their possible-constituents. What issues are the... more

OFFICIALS: Horse killed by West Nile Virus in Cayuga County

According to the Cayuga County Health Department, a horse at the southern end of the county died from West Nile Virus. The virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can go symptomless in humans. According to the numbers, 8 out of 10 people do not exhibit symptoms of the virus. The department was notified by the state Department of Health about... more
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