Category: Groton

Three residents evacuate as fire destroys Groton house

Three residents evacuate as fire destroys Groton house

Three Groton residents were able to escape from a house that was destroyed by a fire during a rainy Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters received a report of a fire at 470 Pleasant Valley Road around 3 p.m., according to the Tompkins County Emergency ... MORE
Groton man taken into custody after scuffle with court officer

Groton man taken into custody after scuffle with court officer

A Groton man was taken into custody last week after a disagreement with a court officer took a slightly more violent turn. Terry Short, 22, was arrested last Wednesday after he resisted orders from court officers, which ultimately resulted in a physical ... MORE
Court strikes down Groton lockdown law, citing First Amendment

Court strikes down Groton lockdown law, citing First Amendment

A court last Thursday struck down a lockdown law in the Village of Groton in Tompkins County, saying it violated residents’ First Amendment rights by penalizing them for making 911 calls. The ruling, which came from the New York State Supreme Court ... MORE
Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which ... MORE
Attorney General: Massive heroin network busted up in the Finger Lakes

Attorney General: Massive heroin network busted up in the Finger Lakes

A massive 217-count indictment named 31 people in the Finger Lakes, and according to many state officials — could have taken a serious amount of heroin off the streets. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the indictment on Wednesday, which included New ... MORE
Groton, Dryden rivalry heats up with father-son softball connection

Groton, Dryden rivalry heats up with father-son softball connection

From the Dryden Lion dugout on a 70 degree Friday afternoon, Ed Dow yelled out to his shortstop. “Take a step,” he yelled, motioning for Lindsey Goodenough to move closer to second base. Kelly Malepe wound up, delivered the pitch and without ... MORE
Teen ticketed in Groton school bus crash

Teen ticketed in Groton school bus crash

A teenager was ticketed for failure to stop at a stop sign as the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a crash involving a Groton Central School District bus on Friday. Deputies responded to a call at about 3:10 p.m. at ... MORE
The craziest softball game Groton may have ever seen

The craziest softball game Groton may have ever seen

Groton defeated visiting Lansing, 17-10, on senior night Tuesday at the Groton Elementary School field. All 17 runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Indians trailing 10-0. “It was amazing,” said Groton head coach Ed Dow, who has ... MORE
Kiwanis Club recognizes Dryden and Groton officers

Kiwanis Club recognizes Dryden and Groton officers

The Ithaca Kiwanis Club recognized the Groton and Dryden police departments during its officer of the month recognition luncheon on Monday at Kendal at Ithaca. Sitting at the recognition table were Lt. Tim Williams of the Groton Police Department; Mackenzie Covert, a ... MORE
Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

After officials released information outlining the possibility of eight overdoses in a short period of time — Ithaca and Tompkins County added another potential two overdoses to that list. Heroin has become one of the biggest, if not the outright biggest fight ... MORE
ELECTION RESULTS: Winners and losers from village contests (full-coverage)

ELECTION RESULTS: Winners and losers from village contests (full-coverage)

The surprise from Tuesday’s slate of village elections was the loss of incumbent Waterloo Trustee David Duprey who has served on the board since 1996. In races that generated very few votes — Democrat Gina Suffredini and Republican John Butlak both secured ... MORE
Lansing edges Dryden, Groton crushes Marathon

Lansing edges Dryden, Groton crushes Marathon

The Lansing Bobcats kept the Dryden Lions at just enough of a paw’s length in the final quarter to win the IAC Large North rivalry game, 54-50, Tuesday night at Dryden High School. Ithaca.com: Read More ... MORE
Man sent to prison for attacking ex-girlfriend in Cayuga County

Man sent to prison for attacking ex-girlfriend in Cayuga County

A Tompkins County man will spend the next one to three years in prison for attacking his ex-girlfriend in Auburn last summer. Harry R. White, 31, of Groton, was arrested in August 2016 after an altercation with his ex-girlfriend. At the time, ... MORE
Tractor-trailer rollover on Rt. 34B in Groton

Tractor-trailer rollover on Rt. 34B in Groton

An accident in Groton has resulted in part of Route 34B and Peruville Road being temporarily shut down. According to the Ithaca Voice, the crash was caused by slippery road conditions, according to Lt. Daniel Donahue of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office ... MORE
Woman charged with two counts of DWI after crash in Groton

Woman charged with two counts of DWI after crash in Groton

Deputies with the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office report that on December 3rd at 3:11 am they responded to East Cortland Road in Groton for the report of a one car motor vehicle accident. When deputies arrived they located a white vehicle off ... MORE
Groton wins heart-stopper over Southern Cayuga

Groton wins heart-stopper over Southern Cayuga

Paul Brecht stepped to the stripe five times in the final minute, lifting the Groton Indians from a four-point deficit to a heart-stopping 60-59 win over Southern Cayuga Friday night in a boys Interscholastic Athletic Conference matchup at the “Groton Dome.” “It ... MORE
Around the Lake: Transitioning to winter sports in the IAC

Around the Lake: Transitioning to winter sports in the IAC

Before the temperatures plummeted and the first snow set in on the trees Saturday, it felt more like early season football weather than basketball. It would have been nice to have that weather when we were all bundled in winter jackets and ... MORE