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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

Grassroots releases extensive 2018 performance schedule

This summer’s GrassRoots Music & Dance festival in Trumansburg is set for July 19-22 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds on the west side of Cayuga Lake.  The festival is presented over a four-day period (Thursday-Sunday) on four stages, which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 80, some bands that play the festival. On Monday, Grassroots organizers announced their full line-up for... more

Man accused of raping outlet mall co-worker pleads guilty to lower-level felony

The Trumansburg man accused of raping an underage co-worker last year pleaded guilty to a low-level felony Monday in Seneca County Court. A more serious rape charge was dismissed. Jesse Farina-Geiger, 25, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape, a class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison. Judge Dennis Bender sentenced Farina-Geiger to 10 years’ probation, and Farina-Geiger... more

Encore Players Community Theatre presents ‘Artifice’

Encore Players Community Theatre is delighted to announce upcoming production dates for their Spring comedy/farce. Artifice is a hilarious romp packed with intrigue, relationships, near disaster, and, well, art. For her work on Artifice, playwright Anne Flanagan won the Reva Shiner Award, the McLaren Memorial Comedy Award, and the Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Award. The story takes place at a... more

Schuyler Sheriff: Trumansburg faces felony burglary charge after investigation

A Trumansburg man has been charged with burglary after breaking into a Hector residence in February — stealing property along the way. Justin L. Georgia, 29, was charged with second-degree burglary — a Class C felony. The charge alleges that Georgia broke into the residence in Hector, stole property, and exited. He was arraigned in Hector Town Court and remanded... more

Trumansburg schools enforce lockout for 45 minutes because of video showing handgun

Trumansburg schools enforced a lockout and a hold-in-place for 45 minutes on Wednesday because of an alleged school threat. Kimberly Bell, superintendent of the Trumansburg Central School District, said officials from a neighboring school district told Trumasburg school officials Wednesday morning that a post on social media contained a video of a student with a handgun in a school restroom.... more

Trumansburg school district residents to vote on $24.9 million capital project

Residents living in the Trumansburg Central School District will be voting on a $24.9 million project is designed to bring, among many things, science, technology, engineering and math spaces to TCSD schools. Voting hours for the "no additional tax impact" project are scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. March 13 at the Ulysses Historical Society, located at 39 South Street... more

Trumansburg boys basketball gets first win in late-January

The Trumansburg Blue Raiders notched their first victory of the season with a 54-44 win over the Groton Indians in a conference matchup at home Friday, Jan. 27. In its last IAC matchup Jan. 23, Trumansburg stayed within four points of now North Large Division leading Lansing on the road and then were blown out 62-32 on the road by... more
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