Port Byron man charged with DWI in Weedsport parking lot

State Police say a 29-year-old Port Byron resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated after being dispatched to a parking lot on State Route 34 in Weedsport. The incident unfolded on Friday and resulted in the arrest of Chris R. Calkins, 29, of Port Byron. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, unlicensed operation of a... more

Meeting minutes: Weedsport mayor defies attorney advice on conflict of interest

Despite an attorney's advice to the contrary, Mayor Jean Saroodis refused to recuse herself from an executive session in the village of Weedsport on Feb. 8 in which an unspecified conflict of interest arose, according to meeting minutes The Citizen obtained this week. The state Committee on Open Government released the Feb. 8 executive session meeting minutes to The Citizen... more

One-car crash reported in Weedsport, multiple agencies respond

First responders in Cayuga County were called to a one-car accident with entrapment a little after 8 p.m. Weedsport Ambulance and Rescue, as well as Jordan Ambulance were dispatched to 2472 Hamilton Road for the accident. The first crews on-scene reported that extrication was in progress. AMR and Port Byron ambulances were handling patient care, according to scanner reports. This... more

Weedsport deputy mayor’s title removed, officials mum on reason

Weedsport Trustee Chris Lukins was removed as the village's deputy mayor, but officials are not saying why. The village's board of trustees voted Feb. 14 to release Lukins from his duty as deputy mayor, which was a position appointed to him by Mayor Jean Saroodis in April. The removal followed a special closed-door meeting held Feb. 8. At the Feb.... more

Tractor-trailer catches fire on NYS Thruway near Weedsport (video)

Weedsport and Port Bryon fire departments were called to the scene of a tractor-trailer fire near mile marker 298 overnight. The incident happened in the eastbound lane and was put out within around 30 minutes, according to first responders. It doesn’t appear there were any injuries stemming from the incident. It’s unclear how significant the damage was to the truck.... more

Looking back in time: When the Thruway came to Brutus

Weedsport was founded on the basis of transportation. Prior to the community being called Weedsport, it was a sleepy hamlet of several homes in what is now the Rude Street/Seneca Street area called Macedonia. With the coming of the Erie Canal, and the construction of a turning basin on the canal about where the parking lot for Nickel Back Jack’s... more

Weedsport woman trespasses, dumps alcohol all over floor of store

The Auburn Police Department reported the arrest of a Weedsport woman after she violated a trespass order and damaged property. Tiffany Jo Ernst, 35, of Weedsport was arrested Monday after the Auburn Police Department said she retaliated against the Wegmans store. She had been issued a trespass order after a larceny incident, but around 9:30 on Monday, she returned to... more

Old Erie Restaurant in Weedsport to close

The Old Erie Restaurant announced on its Facebook page Tuesday evening that the Weedsport establishment will be closing the first weekend of February. “It is with heavy hearts we announce we will be closing our doors … Sunday, Feb. 4 will be our last day of service. Thank you for your support through the years,” the social media post announced.... more

Major flooding in Cayuga County; Port Byron among hardest hit

On Friday, as warm air held on in the Finger Lakes — several communities in Cayuga County were hit hard by flooding. While the National Weather Service reported that an ice jam along the Seneca River caused flooding from Montezuma to Port Byron and Weedsport, the excessive rainfall did not help matters. As of 10:30 am on Friday, the river... more

Crews respond to reported head on crash in Weedsport

First responders say they were called to the area of Oakland and Day roads in Weedsport The accident, which was reportedly a head on collision, resulted in crews from Weedsport being called to the scene. The two car collision resulted in at least one reported injury. AMR Ambulance was called to the scene as well. However, Weedsport Ambulance transported one... more

#ICYMI: Biggest stories of the week (Dec. 17-23)

#ICYMI will be a weekly feature to FingerLakes1.com, recapping the biggest headlines of the week from around the region. We begin over the busy, holiday weekend — as readers try to catch up on what’s happening in the region. Look for it weekly, on Saturday’s exclusively on FingerLakes1.com Here are the most-read local headlines for the final week before Christmas... more

Two-car crash in Weedsport causes traffic delays

A two-car motor vehicle accident around the intersection of Centerport Road and Route 31 in Weedsport caused traffic delays Wednesday night. According to initial police radio reports, accident debris was in the roadway and traffic was delayed in both directions around 5:15 p.m. An ambulance was called to the scene for patients complaining of neck and back pain, but it... more

Trucking company devastated by fire in Brutus (photos & video)

It took several hours for crews from around Cayuga County to soak the fire at Page Trucking in Brutus on Trombley Road. No injuries were reported, and the large garage was unoccupied – but extensive damage resulted from the blaze, which was reported around 12:40 pm. The garage, which was filled with fuel and chemicals allowed the flames to move... more

Weedsport Fire Department rescues hawk

The Weedsport Fire Department rescued an injured Red-tailed hawk that was stuck in a trap, according to a release from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. On Sunday, Dec. 3, the DEC responded to a report of a hawk stuck in a tree off of Route 34 in the town of Cato. Environmental Conservation Officer Scott Sincebaugh found the bird... more

Weedsport second-graders raise $1,050 for Hurricane Irma relief

More than $1,000 worth of gift cards is expected to arrive in the Florida Keys to help with Hurricane Irma relief, thanks to Mariesa Simon's second-grade class at Weedsport Elementary School. Over the summer, Simon thought about ways she could inspire the students. “I know I’m going to get to all of my curriculum, and I’m going to teach the... more

Crews from Cayuga, Onondaga respond to mobile home fire in Brutus

It took fire crews from two counties to tend to a mobile home fire in Brutus on Wednesday. According to first responders, the call came in around 2:30 pm. Weedsport, Jordan, Port Byron, Sennett and Elbridge fire departments were called to the scene. The home, which was located at 8 Fiesta Lane was deemed a total loss. The Red Cross... more

Thruway traffic congested on Monday in Cayuga County after tractor-trailer fire

The New York State Thruway Authority reports on Twitter that westbound traffic between exits 40 and 41 is congested after a tractor-trailer burst into flames. According to first responders, a tire on the truck caught fire, which led to the trailer igniting. The tractor-trailer was hauling garbage, according to those at the scene. Traffic was initially stopped, as the entire... more

Weedsport man jailed after reckless driving stop in Auburn

Authorities say a Weedsport man faces a number of charges after a traffic stop was conducted on State Route 5&20 in Auburn. Troopers arrested Nicholas F. Chase, 29, of Weedsport was charged with reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, illegal signal, unsafe movement of a stopped motor vehicle, speeding, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of... more
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