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Will sexual harassment suit against Sterling Renaissance Festival owner affect its season?

An adult ticket to the Sterling Renaissance Festival costs $28.95. It’s uncertain where every cent of that money goes. The festival, which begins its 42nd season July 7, is one of Cayuga County’s biggest tourist attractions. It draws 100,000 people to Fair Haven every summer for turkey legs, jousts and more in a living, breathing 1585 village. Dozens of staff,... more

Sterling Nature Center celebrates arts and nature to raise funds

The Sterling Nature Center held an annual outdoor festival with local musicians and artisan vendors to raise money to help protect an osprey habitat on Sunday. For over 20 years "Inspiration: A Festival of Art & Nature" has been taking place at the nature center, director Jim D'Angelo said. When Sterling Nature Center was the newest nature center in Cayuga... more

Oswego man sentenced for injuring pedestrian, leaving accident in Sterling

On a cold, December night in 2016, Timothy Oleyourryk was driving back to his Oswego home when, he said, he made a series of "bad decisions." At around 10 p.m. Dec. 10, Oleyourryk was driving down Old State Road in the town of Sterling, a plow attached to the front of his 2011 Chevy Silverado. He had just finished chaperoning... more

DEC’s Great Lakes Program wants to hear from people in Sterling, Wolcott Creek watersheds

The state Department of Environmental Conservation's Great Lakes Program is looking for ways to manage the ecosystem in Sterling and Wolcott Creek sub watersheds located in Wayne, Cayuga and a small portion of western Oswego counties. People who live and work in the watershed, or any other stakeholders, are encouraged to fill out a survey, which the DEC will use... more

Police: Homeowner bound and assaulted by robbers in Cayuga County town of Sterling

An Auburn man released from state prison less than four months ago for a bloody 2011 burglary was charged Wednesday with committing a similar crime. Police said Caleb A. Pilkenton, 26, was one of two men who bound and assaulted a homeowner during a robbery in Sterling Wednesday. Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office had found a suspicious unoccupied... more

State police: Man illegally had pistol, marijuana in vehicle in Sterling

A Webster man is facing criminal charges after admitting to illegally possessing a pistol and some marijuana during a traffic stop Friday, state police said. Zachary F. Sharlow, 33, was charged with third-degree possession of a weapon, a class D felony, and criminal possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor. State police said Sharlow was stopped by a state trooper... more

High-speed internet on its way to some rural Cayuga County towns

By the end of 2018, about 4,000 residents in seven rural Cayuga County municipalities will have access to high-speed broadband internet through 400 miles of fiber network from New Visions Communications. The $14.1 million project covers parts of the towns of Sterling, Victory, Montezuma, Moravia, Summherill, Locke and Genoa. About $11.3 million is funded through the state’s Broadband Program. Carmen... 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

Barrington voters say ‘yes’ to alcohol; but there are other ‘dry’ FLX communities

For a region that prides itself on being a wine and brew destination in the U.S., some communities in the Finger Lakes still have regulations around alcohol sales that leave residents — and prospective business owners — scratching their heads. Barrington removed itself from the list of communities that were either ‘dry’ or ‘partially dry’, after Prohibition era regulations were... 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

Family donates century-old, 20-ton caboose to Sterling Historical Society

For the past 35 years, the Ukleya family’s home has been hard to miss. Nestled along Route 34 in the town of Hannibal, Joseph and Loretta Ukleya raised their three children — Marcia, Amy and Tom — in a humble one-story house. But it’s what was beside the house that made drivers stop and stare: a big red caboose. Since... more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

Sterling man sentenced for $12,000 welfare fraud

A Sterling man was sentenced Thursday for illegally receiving more than $12,000 in unemployment benefits. Benjamin Batrack, 31, of 14230 Craine Road, pleaded guilty in August to four felonies: third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny, first-degree filing a false instrument and misusing food stamps. During his plea, Batrack admitted submitting forms with false information in October 2011. In addition, he... more
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