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

Sheriff: 70-year-old dead after structure fire in Cayuga County

Sheriff: Investigation underway after 12 departments respond to structure fire in Northern Cayuga County
Victory Resident Identified As Victim In Fatal Fire – Saturday, 8 p.m. On Saturday, Sheriff Brian Schenck provided new details regarding the structure fire in the town of Victory, which prompted a massive response during the overnight hours. The update included the detail that one of the occupants did not survive. Sheriff Schenck says the fire occurred at the residence... 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

Troopers: Student made violent threat toward others in Cayuga County

Troopers: Student made violent threat toward others in Cayuga County
A 13-year-old Southern Cayuga Central School District student is facing felony charges after a violent threat directed at other students. Police say that they responded to the district on Monday after receiving a report that a male student had made violent threats against other students. The student was found at his home. Additional identifying information was not released due to... more

Cayuga County man reported missing Tuesday

Cayuga County man reported missing Tuesday
A town of Victory man has been reported missing, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday. Gregory A. Dechick, 43, of 11656 Route 38, was reported missing from the village of Cato at approximately 2:30 p.m. April 1 “by a person close to him,” according to a news release. He was last seen at a bank in Weedsport earlier that... more

Crash involving snow plow temporarily shuts down Rt. 38

Crash involving snowplow reported along Rt. 38 in Victory
First responders were called to a crash involving a snow plow along Route 38 in Cayuga County Monday afternoon. The crash was reported around 1 p.m. and involved a snow plow, which had crashed and rolled over. It’s unclear if the plow was state- or county-owned. Victory Fire Department and Red Creek Rescue were called to the scene, along with... 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

Investigation underway after serious rollover accident in Victory

Multiple departments were called to a serious rollover accident in Victory on Tuesday. Victory and Cato fire departments were called to the scene, as well as Weedsport Rescue. First responders say Cimvac and Lakeshore Ambulance were both called to the scene on Route 370 and Johnnycake Hill Road in Victory. A helicopter was requested, but due to poor weather conditions... 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

DEC: Discoloration on Owasco Lake not harmful algal blooms

An unidentified green discoloration on much of Owasco Lake seen earlier this week is not a harmful algal bloom, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday. The DEC's Finger Lakes Watershed Hub first collected samples from the discoloration after it was reported Monday July 30. Testing performed on the samples did not find any evidence of the cyanobacteria that... more

UPDATE: Sheriff Gould says investigation underway after pickup slams into buggy in Cato

Sheriff David Gould says his office is investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Jorolemon Road in the Town of Cato. At approximately 6:55 p.m. a 2012 Chevrolet pickup operated by Wayne W. Peters, 53, of Jordan struck a horse-drawn wagon at a hillcrest on Jorolemon Road. The operator of the wagon, Doren Martin, 35, of Cato and his... more

Pedestrian hit by snowplow in Victory ID’d, was intoxicated at time of accident

State Police have released additional information about the accident involving a snowplow and pedestrian. According to the Auburn Citizen, the incident was reported around 4:30 am in the Town of Victory. State Police say that David P. Goodman, 37, of Port Byron was walking eastbound on the shoulder of Route 370 when he was hit by a snowplow. The snowplow... more

Cayuga County business leaders tell Katko: Tax reform would help workers

At a roundtable discussion Monday, a group of central New York business leaders explained to U.S. Rep. John Katko how tax reform would benefit them — and their employees. The meeting, held at Progressive Expert Consulting in Syracuse, featured 20 business leaders from the Syracuse area. Two panelists were from Cayuga County: Joanne Cross, owner of Cross Filtration in Moravia,... 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

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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