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First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg

First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg
This year, First Baptist Church is rejoicing in its 200th year of ministry in Trumansburg. The theme of the anniversary is “Shining the Light of Christ, 200 Years and Beyond.” The church celebrated its anniversary on the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22 with an open house for the community at the Ulysses Historical Society on Saturday afternoon from 2... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Taughannock Falls State Park (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Taughannock Falls State Park (podcast)
The Finger Lakes region is home to dozens of waterfalls but none are more famous as the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, Taughannock Falls. Learn about the complete history of the State Park at Taughannock Falls from the origin of the name to the geology behind the formation of the three major falls within the park. Join Seneca... more

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone
New York State passed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements in June. In Ithaca, where vaccination rates are low in several schools, public health advocates and school administrators are hopeful that the new law will improve community immunity. Some parents who were previously granted religious exemptions, however, say they may pull their kids out of school rather than... more

UPDATE: Deputies say speed, failure to negotiate intersection factors in rollover crash involving dump truck along SR 89

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on a rollover accident along State Route 89 – involving a dump truck in Covert. Deputies say the dump truck, which was hauling top soil, was traveling east on County Road 141 B when the driver, identified as 53-year-old Michael Williamson, failed to stop at the stop sign with Route 89. Witnesses... more

Calm GrassRoots Festival for law enforcement

Calm GrassRoots Festival for law enforcement
While there was much music, partying and fun to be had during a hot Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, the festival was quite calm from the law enforcement perspective. As of Saturday, the Trumansburg Police Department covered 50 cases, none of which were criminal, said Trumansburg Police Chief Joe Nelson. These cases were for the whole village, not just... more

Firefighters respond to vehicle blaze at Trumansburg farm

Firefighters respond to vehicle blaze at Trumansburg farm
The Trumansburg Fire Department made quick work of a vehicle fire at Stick and Stone Farm, according to a posting to Facebook by the department. A car being used as a farm vehicle experienced an unknown mechanical failure in the engine compartment and caught fire. Firefighters arrived to find the vehicle engulfed in flames, but quickly extinguished the fire, preventing... more

Soldier from Trumansburg killed in Afghanistan

Trumansburg soldier killed in Afghanistan
The Pentagon has announced the identities of two soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan. Killed on Wednesday in Uruzgan province were 32-year-old Army Master Sgt. Michael B. Riley and 24-year-old Army Sgt. James G. Johnston. Johnston was assigned to 79th Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group as an explosive disposal specialist, at Fort Hood, Texas. He was from Trumansburg, near Ithaca.... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

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
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