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New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ

New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ
On Sunday afternoon, for the second time in three tournaments, Jamie Hartman claimed a Bassmaster Elite Series victory. Both were special. But he couldn’t deny this one meant just a little more. Fishing in his home state of New York, Hartman caught five bass that weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday and jumped from fourth place into the winner’s spot... more

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite
Canadian pro Jeff Gustafson came into the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake with modest expectations. But his confidence has grown with each passing day — and on Friday, it grew by leaps and bounds as Gustafson caught five bass that weighed 25 pounds, 6 ounces and took the lead with a two-day total of 49-1. His catch of 25-6... more

Chris Zaldain takes Day 1 lead at Bassmasters Elite on Cayuga Lake

Chris Zaldain’s day couldn’t have started much worse. Or ended much better. The California native who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, woke up Thursday to find that several of his best rod-and-reels had been stolen during the night. But with what he had left, he went out and caught five bass that weighed 24 pounds, 5 ounces to take... 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

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)
Did you know that there was a time when you could cross Cayuga Lake by bridge? When it was constructed, the Cayuga Lake Long Bridge was the longest bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Find out the history of the first Cayuga Lake Long Bridge, and the bridges that would follow as Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents another episode of... 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-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

Residents air concerns on zoning rewrite at village of Cayuga hearing

Residents air concerns on zoning rewrite at village of Cayuga hearing
A public hearing on the first rewrite of the village of Cayuga’s zoning laws since 1988 saw renewed debate, with residents’ concerns focusing primarily on the rewrite process and rules for short-term rentals. No vote was scheduled or held for the meeting, which was intended as a listening session for the village’s Board of Trustees to gather feedback on the... 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

WEEKEND EVENTS: Holiday Tree Lighting, Christmas Musicals & Dickens Christmas arrives in the Finger Lakes (November 30th – December 2nd)

WEEKEND EVENTS: Holiday Tree Lighting, Christmas Musicals & Dickens Christmas kicks off the first weekend of December
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is in! This weekend, get out and explore the Finger Lakes to discover some of the holly jolly events taking place. Feeling chilly outside? Head over to the warm Syracuse Stage to enjoy the story of Buddy the elf. Need those family photos with Santa as soon as possible? Join him in his winter wonderland... 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

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

Life Net called to overnight accident on Baldwin Rd. in Cayuga

It took first responders more than 20 minutes to extricate two patients from a vehicle after a serious one-car accident on Baldwin Road in Cayuga. Montezuma Rescue and TLC Ambulance were called to the scene. Upon arrival, first responders say two patients were discovered with ‘serious’ injuries. Life Net was called to the scene, and at least one of the... more

Debates continue over draft zoning laws in the village of Cayuga, including adult entertainment

At the village of Cayuga’s third open house on its draft zoning laws, debates continued over adult entertainment and exceptions within residential zones Monday night. Since a heated debate in May, largely regarding short-term rental and adult entertainment provisions in the zoning, the village opened itself to feedback and has received and responded to 120 resident-made comments on the draft... more

New draft zoning code for village of Cayuga sparks controversy on adult entertainment

An open house to hear concerns on new draft zoning laws, the first revisions to the code since 1988, sparked controversy over adult entertainment and short-term rentals in the village of Cayuga Wednesday night. The goal of the open house was to get residents’ feedback on the draft zoning laws as well as provide an opportunity to field questions and... more

Cayuga Museum seeks 1918 items for next exhibit

The Cayuga Museum is seeking items from the community for a new exhibit in 2018: "1918: A Century Later." The exhibit will tell the story of World War I, the influenza epidemic, the women's suffrage movement, the migration of black people from the Jim Crow South, the fight against child labor, the rise of the automobile and more. Locally, it'll... more

UPDATED: Multiple crews respond to barn fire in Aurelius (photos)

Fire departments from Cayuga and Seneca counties were called to a reported ‘barn fire’ around 11:30 am, according to first responders. Aurelius, Cayuga, Fleming, Union Springs, Scipio, and Throop fire departments were called to the scene, as well as Owasco and Waterloo RIT were called to the scene.   The address of the barn fire was reported as 845 Chamberlain... more
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