Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold
Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – asking for more staff – due to the constant struggle to keep up with discovery requests from the... more

More than 3,000 without power in Cayuga County, but won’t impact voting

Major power outage reported in Cayuga County
NYSEG is reporting that more than 3,000 customers are without power on Election Day, but the reason for that outage is unclear. Around 2 p.m. 3,141 customers in the middle of Cayuga County were without power. NSYEG’s outage map indicated that the towns of Brutus, Mentz, Montezuma, and Throop were impacted. While the villages of Port Byron and Weedsport were... more

Cayuga County town holds meeting in private, violating open meeting laws

Cayuga County town holds meeting in private, violating open meeting laws
What happens when a Town Board elects to conduct a budget workshop behind closed doors? Residents voice their concern. Despite the session being labeled as a preliminary budget hearing – complete with legal notices to The Auburn Citizen, and full-attendance – Throop Supervisor William Tarby led the charge to hold the session behind closed doors. The Citizen reports that after... more

Troopers ask for help identifying as Cayuga County larceny investigation moves forward

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State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a person wanted for questioning related to a larceny investigation. The alleged larceny occurred in the Town of Throop during the evening of September 19th, or the morning of September 20th. Troopers didn’t say what was stolen, but noted that items were taken from a vehicle. They say the person pictured... more

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

Sheriff: Felony arrest made after home invasion, safe theft in Throop

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Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that on October 11th deputies responded to the report of a residential burglary that had happened on Turnpike Road in Throop. Gould says entry into the home had been forced, and a safe, which was inside – had been stolen. More than a week later – an arrest has been made. On Friday, deputies... 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

One airlifted from scene of Throop accident

First responders say one person was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital with ‘serious’ injuries after a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday. The accident happened during the late-afternoon hours and when firefighters were called to the scene — one person was entrapped. Throop Fire Department, Port Byron Fire Department, and AMR Ambulance were called to the scene on Centerport Road near Mills... more

Firefighters hit the water for rescue training in Auburn and Throop

Boats ripped through the Owasco River as a part of swift water rescue training in Auburn Saturday morning. The Auburn Fire Department and personnel from other area fire stations began boat rescue training the Miller Street dam, while swift water training involving swimmers was conducted in Throop. Emergency equipment and boats came from Cayuga County Emergency Services. Mark Fritz, assistant... more

UPDATE: Thousands without power in Auburn-area Wednesday evening

Thousands were without power around Auburn as of 8 p.m. Reports began circulating around 7:30 p.m. that locations along the Arterial in Cayuga County — starting in the City of Auburn were without power. It’s unclear what caused the power outage. NYSEG said 3,510 were without power at the time. NYSEG was estimating that power would be restored in all... more

FOR SALE: Cranebrook Golf Course hits the market, but could be subdivided

Cranebrook Golf Course has hit the market for $350,000. The course, which is located in Throop, is a 9-hole track and features public play and multiple annual leagues. According to records with Cayuga County — the property is assessed at $393,000. Stephen Ansteht, who’s the property’s listing agent told the Auburn Citizen that the plan is to sell the property... 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

UPDATE: Auburn man ID’d as victim in fatal Throop crash

New York State Police have identified the man killed in a one-car crash Tuesday in the town of Throop as 57-year-old Auburn resident Michael F. Murray. They say an autopsy is scheduled to determine an official cause of death, but initial reports indicate that he was in cardiac arrest after the crash occurred. Turnpike Rd. was closed for a period... 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
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