Trumansburg man charged with welfare fraud in Seneca County

Trumansburg man charged with welfare fraud in Seneca County
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trumansburg man on welfare fraud charges following an investigation. Deputies arrested Erik M. Suess, 47, of Trumansburg after he failed to disclose income to proper authorities while receiving public benefits. As result he was charged with fifth-degree welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps. He was issued an appearance ticket... more

Start the new year with a First Day Hike at Taughannock

Start the new year with a First Day Hike at Taughannock
Leave the holiday stress behind by kicking off the New Year with a guided hike at Taughannock Falls State Park or one of the many state parks, historic sites and wildlife areas that are part of the annual First Day Hikes. State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said in a statement that First Day Hikes are the “perfect elixir to a... more

‘Tales of Old Trumansburg’ published posthumously

‘Tales of Old Trumansburg’ published posthumously
Trumansburg historian and photographer Joe Baldwin, who died in October of last year, worked right up until the end of his life on a book about the place he loved most. “Tales of Old Trumansburg,” published posthumously, has just been released. The 255-page softbound book comprises a collection of Baldwin’s well-researched stories previously published in the membership newsletter of Ulysses... more

Lansing outlasts Trumansburg en route to regionals

Lansing outlasts Trumansburg en route to regionals
The Lansing boys soccer team squeaked past Trumansburg 1–0 in the Section IV Class C tournament championship on Oct. 29 at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Lansing head coach Benji Parkes said he was proud of how the squad battled throughout the tournament. “We had some good games throughout our run in sectionals,” Parkes said. “I think they made us that... more

Dundee edges Tri-Town for first win of the season

Dundee edges Tri-Town for first win of the season
Friday night was the beginning of homecoming weekend for the South Seneca school district. It also marked the first official game played under lights at their newly renovated Rich Stadium. Unfortunately, for the Tri-Town football team they will have to at least wait one more week before they can claim the first win on their new turf as Dundee edged... more

You’ve never seen Taughannock Falls flowing like this (video)

Laura Voorhees posted this incredible video of Taughannock Falls this morning around 10:00 AM as the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River was exploding with muddy water from the heavy rain that has caused extreme flooding in Seneca and Schuyler counties. Scott Hamula posted his own video from late this morning at Taughannock Falls… Taughannock Falls video. @TRUMANSBURG_NY @WayneStormWatch... more

State police veteran to be named next Trumansburg police chief

For the first time in more than 40 years, the Village of Trumansburg will hire a new police chief. Trumansburg’s Village Board will officially name New York State Trooper Bruce “Joe” Nelson as the next police chief during a monthly meeting on Aug. 13. The Village of Trumansburg Board of Trustees meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.... more

HABs strike Cayuga Lake earlier than last year, but no ‘high toxins’ yet

Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, on Cayuga Lake have come earlier and more often than last summer, when confirmed outbreaks prompted an off-season ramp-up of shoreline monitoring and sample testing for the 2018 season. While none of the 21 algal bloom reports this month has been confirmed to contain high levels of toxins, three beaches were temporarily closed as a precaution —... more

Taughannock Falls swimming area reopens after negative test results of algal blooms

The Taughannock Falls State Park swimming area reopened Tuesday morning after being closed since Friday over the possibility of harmful algal blooms within the water. Lab results came back negative on Monday, according to Fred Bonn, regional director of State Parks in the Finger Lakes. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

GrassRoots camping options expanded

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival is fast approaching, and some changes have been made this year to the site. The organization has purchased a large lot behind the grocery store, across the street from the main festival site. It is called Across the Way. It will function as a replacement for both Off-Site and Next-Door Camping, as well as festival... more

Taughannock closed for weekend due to suspected Harmful Algal Bloom

Following reports of a suspected algal bloom at Taughannock Falls State Park, the swimming area has been closed for the weekend until further notice. Cayuga Lake is currently being monitored for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB's), a visually identifiable bacteria which is blue or green in color and slightly resembles wet paint. People are advised to steer clear of the toxic... more

Suspect sought after hit-and-run boating accident on Cayuga Lake

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a person involved in a boating crash that happened over the weekend on Cayuga Lake. On Saturday around 10:38 pm the suspect crashed into another occupied boat, causing major damage. That accident occurred directly east of Taughannock Falls State Park, shortly after the fireworks event, according to officials. At that point the... more

Dryden girl’s suspension for dress code violation lessened after mom’s Facebook video

Twenty-four hours after Freeville mom Erin Kidney posted a live video asking Facebook users how she should react to her 17-year-old daughter’s two-day suspension from school due to a dress code violation, she was inundated with opinions. And the suspension, the Kidneys were later told after the video had been posted, was lessened to one day, the school said the... more

Watkins Glen teacher wins $2,500 grant, finishes second on Jeopardy!

Rachel Niegelberg, a Watkins Glen Elementary School teacher walked off the set of Jeopardy! with a $2,500 educational grant to help fund some projects in the district she teaches on Tuesday. She finished second on Tuesday’s semi-final round game of the gameshow, which featured educators from around the U.S. The Trumansburg resident was a winner in last week’s quarterfinal game.... more

Tioga rallies for walk-off win over Trumansburg in IAC Small School final

Tioga got its offense going just in time Wednesday, with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning rallying the Tigers to a 4-3 victory over Trumansburg in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Small School baseball final at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden. Mitch Taylor delivered the final blow, capping the comeback with a sacrifice fly to right field... more

Trumansburg man tried to have $125K worth of drugs delivered to Romulus residence

Sheriff Tim Luce says investigators arrested a 48-year-old Trumansburg man on felony drug charges after attempting to arrange for a large quantity of drugs to be delivered to a home in Romulus. Timothy J. Coffey, age 48, of Trumansburg was charged with Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class D Felony, Attempted Criminal Possession... more
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