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Cayuga County-area village election results: Cayuga, Port Byron incumbents lose

Cayuga County-area village election results: Cayuga, Port Byron incumbents lose
Voters weighed in Tuesday as several of Cayuga County’s villages as well as Jordan and Skaneateles in Onondaga County held elections, with races for mayor, trustee, and in one case, village justice. Out of the races, only two were contested, with many incumbents going unopposed or newcomers taking vacated seats without a challenge. Here are results that were reported on... more

Union Springs driver charged with felony DWI after crash; 6-year-old sent to hospital

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Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a Union Springs woman on DWI charges under Leandra’s Law after a crash in the Town of Ledyard along Dog Corners Road on Sunday. The crash happened around 10:45 p.m. and both the operator, Alexandria M. Ferguson, 25, and her 6-year-old passenger had to be transported to Auburn Community Hospital. They... more

Village of Union Springs votes to override tax cap, may hire school crossing guard

Village of Union Springs votes to override tax cap, may hire school crossing guard
The village of Union Springs voted to override the state imposed tax cap for the 2019-2020 fiscal year during a regular meeting Tuesday night. “Two out of the three years prior to this year we voted to override (the tax cap),” Mayor Bud Shattuck said. “When it comes down to our actual budget, we have not had to. But you... 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

Union Springs unhappy about state DOT culvert project after open house

Union Springs unhappy about state DOT culvert project after open house
The state Department of Transportation held an open house in the village of Union Springs on Tuesday night to discuss an upcoming culvert replacement project with residents, but not all details were met with ease. “This is the least happy I’ve been in the entire process,” Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck said Tuesday night. The DOT’s plans call for replacing a large keystone culvert... more

‘A big deal’: Union Springs to host 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series

‘A big deal’: Union Springs to host 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series
The Bassmaster Elite Series is returning to Cayuga Lake next summer. The village of Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck announced in an interview on Wednesday that the fishing event is coming back to the village for the 2019 competition. “We were hoping they’d come back,” Shattuck said, adding that Bassmaster was inquiring what dates might work for the village. “Whatever... 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

Historical Marker unveiled at Generations Bank in Union Springs

Historical Marker unveiled at Generations Bank in Union Springs
On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, a Historical Marker sign was unveiled on the site of the Generations Bank in Union Springs. The land where Generations Bank sits used to be home to Howland School, a school for the education of young women. Multiple members of the community were present for the unveiling, including the Assemblyman, Gary Finch and mayor of... more

Generations Bank office in Union Springs is designated as a business banking development district

Generations Bank office in Union Springs is designated as a business banking development district
The New York State Department of Financial Services has designated the Generations Bank Union Springs office as part of its Banking Development District (BDD) program. The designation re-affirms Generations Bank’s commitment to the unique banking needs of the Union Springs area. Through the program, Generations will be able to offer or expand special programs including: Expanded discounts and underwriting for... 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

Union Springs school district to sue town of Aurelius over tax revenue loss

Union Springs school district to sue town of Aurelius over tax revenue loss
The Union Springs Central School District plans legal action against the town of Aurelius over lost tax revenue stemming from a commercial building’s incorrect assessment. The district’s board of education approved a resolution Monday to authorize legal counsel to pursue the recovery of what the district argues is a $108,445 loss in revenue. The district said town assessor Linda Wright... more

Union Springs to replace 14 out of service fire hydrants, install valves

Following a public hearing on Tuesday, the village of Union Springs is moving forward on a project that will replace 14 fire hydrants within the village. The village discussed the fire hydrant replacement project in what Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck described as a “three-fold” public hearing on Tuesday which included a presentation, making a negative declaration on a SEQR... 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

Car strikes pedestrian in Union Springs

First responders say a pedestrian was struck by a moving vehicle in Union Springs on Thursday during the afternoon hours. The accident happened around 177 Cayuga Street, which prompted Union Springs Fire Department and AMR Ambulance to be called to the scene. First responders say the pedestrian complained of hip and leg pain. It’s unclear if the person was transported... more

Rope rescue team helps child to safety along Cayuga County nature trail

Rescue personnel from several Cayuga County agencies banded together to help a child out of a precarious position Thursday evening. Dolores Bochenek, first assistant chief with the Union Springs Fire Department, said a minor had climbed into the gully at Great Gully Cove in Springport Thursday and was unable to climb out by herself. The girl was off a hiking... more

Camper fire reported in Union Springs on Saturday

First responders in Cayuga County were called to a camper fire in Union Springs on Saturday afternoon. The report came in a little after 6 p.m., according to scanner traffic. Union Springs, Cayuga, Throop, Montezuma and Aurora fire departments were called to the scene. Reports indicate that the fire was started by a child at the location, but that detail... more
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