Lyons boys basketball coach is new Weedsport AD

Lyons boys varsity basketball head coach Zac Young has coached the historic Section V program to three Sectional Championships and a trip to the NYS Final Four. This year’s Lyons team is expected to be the best since Damon Hunter led the Lions to Glen Falls in 2015. For the first time in nine seasons, however, Young won’t be on... more

Weedsport man leads police on high-speed pursuit

A 41-year-old Weedsport man led State Police on a high-speed chase through the town of Cato and village of Weedsport on Monday – while troopers were on their way to execute an arrest warrant. When police spotted Brandon Millhoff, 41, the subject of the warrant – they attempted to stop his vehicle. He then struck a trooper’s marked car, and... more

Pursuit ends in Auburn, suspect status remains unclear

New York State Police were involved in a high speed pursuit, which ultimately ended just outside the City of Auburn. The status of the suspect is unknown, according to reports out of the city. It all began around 7:42 pm, according to dispatchers, who confirmed that the pursuit began in Weedsport – ending on State Route 34 near the city.... more

McCreadie, Pauch to headline Hall of Fame 100 at Weedsport Speedway

Tim McCreadie and Billy Pauch Jr. are set to headline the Super DIRTcar Series Big lock Modified Hall of Fame 100 at Hall of Fame Weekend at Weedsport Speedway Saturday. McCreadie, in his No. 39 machine, is sitting in seventh in the national standings. Last season in Weedsport he had a second and seventh place finish, and hopes to ride... more

Page Trucking’s plans to expand, rebuild from fire approved by Cayuga County

Page Trucking in Brutus is planning to rebuild and expand after enduring a massive fire in December, which required the presence of 16 fire departments. In a Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development meeting July 19 Page Trucking’s site plan for the 2758 Trombley Road property detailing the expansion, including a new service bay garage and a new... more

Port Byron man had stolen car, controlled substance during investigation

State Police say a a suspicious vehicle complaint in the Village of Weedsport led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle around 2:46 am on North Seneca Street. Upon investigation it was determined that the vehicle was stolen, and being operated by Westley J. Alfred, 37, of Port Byron who had been operating it on a suspended license. Police say... more

Meet the 2018 honorees for the Dirt Hall of Fame in Weedsport

For her commitment and perseverance in the face of adversity, Canadian track owner Linda Cosco of St. Catharines, Ontario, will be recognized as the recipient of the annual Outstanding Woman in Racing Award during the 2018 Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The Thursday, July 26, event will be held at the Hall of Fame Museum located on... more

Marcuccilli wins Sportsman Classic at Weedsport Speedway

Dave Marcuccilli took the lead on lap 66 and held on to win his third Sportsman Classic trophy at Weedsport Speedway Tuesday. Although he won his heat race, Marcuccili started from the eighth position after the re-draw, but worked his way up to the front. Despite touching the outside wall twice trying to find room to pass, Marcuccili finally passed... more

Empowering women, one bra at a time: Lingerie boutique opens in Weedsport

When Jill Fudo looks back on the experience of buying her first bra, she remembers fighting with her mother, who insisted she started wearing one. “That was not a pleasant first intro to being an adult or to being a woman or to my body changing,” Fudo said. And now that she’s the mother of a 12-year-old daughter, Fudo doesn’t... more

Former Weedsport Elementary School principal returning to position

A former Weedsport Elementary School principal is coming back to the role. Timothy Cowin Jr., who led the school for eight years until he left in 2015, will serve again starting on Aug. 7. His appointment was announced Monday, according to a press release. Cowin is replacing Melinda Ervay, who will become the district's new director of curriculum, instruction and... more

Weedsport calls special meeting to discuss questions with civil service

During a special meeting Wednesday evening, Weedsport's village board held an information session with two representatives from Cayuga County's Civil Service Commission. The notice said the purpose of the meeting was for the board to question Eva Champion, of civil service. "It's actually an informative meeting on civil service to see if we're right, wrong or indifferent," Mayor Jean Saroodis... more

Weedsport school district holds open house for new fitness center

Trish Frost didn’t wait long after entering the Weedsport school district’s new fitness center to try the equipment. After testing out the shoulder press and chest press machines, among others, Frost said she was impressed by the new facility at Weedsport Junior-Senior High School. District students and community members got a sneak peak at the facility Saturday. It will officially... more

Weedsport Kartway under construction with opening planned for mid-October

Weedsport Speedway announced a new clay karting oval is near completion on its grounds which will be known as Weedsport Kartway. The idea of a karting facility at Weedsport has been more than a year in the making, with a groundbreaking just before spring. As of mid-June, some 45 loads of clay have been dropped on the Kartway’s surface with... more

Weedsport High School to hold vigil for recent graduate killed in crash

Earlier this week, a car crash claimed the life of a 19-year-old Cayuga County resident, and now her alma mater will host a candlelight vigil in her memory. Late Monday afternoon, Cayuga County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a car accident on Shepherd Road in the town of Brutus. Upon arrival, the sheriff's office said they discovered Kayla Marie Cox,... more

Weedsport names new DPW superintendent

The village of Weedsport Board of Trustees has promoted two Department of Public Works employees to the positions of DPW superintendent and assistant superintendent and hired two new motor equipment operators. Trustee Steve Sims said the village board on Monday promoted DPW Assistant Superintendent Jeff Goodell to be the new superintendent. The role, however, is not completely new to Goodell.... more

Tony Stewart to race in Dundee & Weedsport this weekend

Former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is coming to the Finger Lakes region this weekend. He will compete at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday night and then will return to Weedsport Speedway on Sunday for the first time since 2010 to compete with his own Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series. ICYMI: .@TonyStewart will join the... more

Troopers: Syracuse man raped 13-year-old in Weedsport

A Syracuse man has been arrested and charged following an investigation in Cayuga County, according to state police. West H. Aziz, 21, was charged with second-degree rape, fifth-degree criminal sale of marijuana, and endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly traveled from Syracuse to Weedsport to have sex with an underage girl. Police say he met the 13-year-old... more

Weedsport paying nearly $18,000 for DPW chief to quit after harassment complaint

Following an investigation that substantiated some allegations made in a workplace harassment claim against former Weedsport Public Works Superintendent James Saroodis, the village allowed Saroodis to resign from his job of 23 years with several weeks of continued pay, health insurance and additional monetary and professional benefits. On Tuesday, the village released Saroodis' voluntary separation and resignation agreement — officially... more
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