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GrassRoots Fest announces complete 2019 lineup

GrassRoots Fest announces complete 2019 lineup
Donna The Buffalo and the Taj Mahal Quartet are atop the full lineup for the 2019 Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival Of Music & Dance. The 29th installment of the festival will take place at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, New York July 18 – 21. Railroad Earth, Rising Appalachia, Willie Watson and Todd Snider are among the dozens of acts... more

Car totaled, utility pole destroyed after driver swerves to miss squirrel on SR 89

Car totaled, utility pole destroyed after driver swerves to miss squirrel on SR 89
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. deputies responded to State Route 89 in the Town of Covert for a vehicle that had reportedly crashed into multiple objects before coming to a stop – trapping the occupants. Deputies arrived and spoke with the occupants, identified as Nadine Everton, 58, and her passenger, Kevin Everton,... more

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
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