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Weedsport unsure how to solve resident’s drainage issue involving state road

Weedsport unsure how to solve resident’s drainage issue involving state road
A Weedsport resident has been struggling with a drainage issue for 20 years, but the village isn’t sure who is allowed to fix it. For the past few months, the drainage issue at a home at 2776 state Route 31 in the village has persisted on the agenda. Mayor Jean Saroodis said Wednesday that the homeowner, Ann Streeter, says there... more

Suspect taken into custody after standoff on Thruway

Update: Workshop, survey to give ideas to committee
Deputies with the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office stood off with an armed man for more than four hours in Weedsport Thursday afternoon. The incident led to a large police presence and traffic disruptions on Route 34 just south of the state Thruway. Just before 4 p.m., the North Syracuse Police Department informed the sheriff’s office of a report an armed... more

No injuries despite two multi-vehicle accidents on Thruway as holiday weekend concludes

A pair of crashes on the New York State Thruway between exits 40 and 41 snarled traffic in Northern Seneca and Cayuga counties on Sunday. While there weren’t any injuries reported at either accident – it was enough to keep local first responders busy on the last day of a busy holiday weekend. Magee Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance... more

W-FL SATURDAY: Marion girls edge Wilson to start 2-0; Red Jacket & Mynderse notch first wins

W-FL SATURDAY: Marion girls edge Wilson to start 2-0; Red Jacket & Mynderse notch first wins
The Marion girls basketball team moved to 2-0 on the young season with a convincing 53-22 win over Wilson-Magnet on Saturday to capture the Red Jacket tip-off tournament title. Meanwhile, the Red Jacket girls notched their first win in the consolation game behind a 27 point effort from Sara VanAken. In Ovid, the South Seneca girls lost to Section 3’s... more

W-FL FRIDAY: South Seneca girls roll past Sodus; Mynderse, Red Jacket lose openers

W-FL FRIDAY: South Seneca girls roll past Sodus; Mynderse, Red Jacket lose openers
With the Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, area high school basketball teams are preparing to take the court for a new season. A few teams are in action this weekend. The premiere event would be a girls tournament hosted by South Seneca. Check out the full results from Friday night’s action below… GIRLS BASKETBALL: WEEDSPORT (3) 59 VS MYNDERSE 46... more

Auburn police officer to become Weedsport school resource officer

Auburn police officer to become Weedsport school resource officer
The village of Weedsport voted to hire a retiring Auburn Police Department officer as the school resource officer for the Weedsport Central School District. Officer Brandy Quigley, who served with city police for more than 20 years, is expected to start as the district’s school resource officer Jan. 2 when students return from winter break. After months of working out... more

PHOTOS: Weedsport captures 8-man football Section III championship (gallery)

PHOTOS: Weedsport captures 8-man football Section III championship (gallery)
The Weedsport Warriors (8-0) ran their way to a 30-18 win over the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Rebels (5-3) in the Section III 8-man final in the Carrier Dome on Saturday morning. Read all about the win here. Below, check out photos from the title game victory by James Farrance…       Photos by James Farrance   more

Weedsport runs its way to the Section III 8-man title

Weedsport runs its way to the Section III 8-man title
Weedsport only threw the ball two times on Saturday. They didn’t need to throw any more than that, either. The Warriors (8-0) tallied all 352 of their yards via the run en route to a 30-18 win over the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Rebels (5-3) in the Section III 8-man final in the Carrier Dome. Five different players carried more than 5 times... more

Weedsport again fires DPW employee who filed harassment claim

Weedsport again fires DPW employee who filed harassment claim
Following an emergency board of trustees meeting Friday afternoon, the village of Weedsport on Saturday terminated the public works employee who had filed a harassment and workplace violence complaint against the mayor’s son last year. The decision is the latest development in a story that has unfolded since December, when Carson DiRisio, now 22, filed a workplace violence and sexual harassment... more

One hospitalized after box truck rollover on NYS Thruway

One hospitalized after box truck rollover on NYS Thruway
A rollover accident on the New York State Thruway in Weedsport resulted in one person being sent to Upstate University Hospital with unknown injuries. First responders say that a box truck rollover was reported near mile marker 301 on the Thruway, which resulted in Weedsport Rescue and Jordan Ambulance being called to the scene. It took 20 minutes for crews... more

Former Columbine principal talks kindness, understanding at Weedsport

Former Columbine principal talks kindness, understanding at Weedsport
Frank DeAngelis said there is not a single day that goes by where the 13 people killed at the Columbine High School shooting don’t enter his thoughts. DeAngelis, who was the principal at the time of the 1999 shooting, spoke to a crowd of over 45 people at Weedsport Junior-Senior High School Wednesday. He began his presentation by showing the... 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

Former Columbine High School principal to hold community forum in Weedsport

Former Columbine High School principal to hold community forum in Weedsport
An educator who dealt with an American tragedy first-hand is set to speak in Weedsport. Frank DeAngelis, who was the principal of Columbine High School in Colorado at the time of the 1999 shootings, will hold a community forum Wednesday at Weedsport Junior-Senior High School, according to a press release. DeAngelis speaks internationally to various school and professional audiences about... 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

Weedsport makes clean energy vote to save more than $300,000 tax dollars

Weedsport makes clean energy vote to save more than $300,000 tax dollars
The village of Weedsport became a clean energy community and voted to save more than $300,000 in a regular village board meeting on Wednesday. For the past few months, the village has been working with Amanda Mazzoni of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board to make a decision on converting the streetlights in the village, about 200,... more

Sheriff: Weedsport man dead after possible fall, investigation launched

Officials say they are investigating the death of a Weedsport man after an incident on Sunday. Sheriff David Gould reports that on Sunday at approximately 1:02 pm the Cayuga County E-911 Center dispatched deputies to investigate a report of a person laying near the railroad tracks in the area of the Oakland Road bridge in the Town of Brutus. The... more

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
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