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

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
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