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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election - Schenck stepped up to the ... more
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Wells College drops tuition costs for 2019-20 school year by $10,000

Wells College drops tuition costs for 2019-20 school year by $10,000
Wells College has announced that they will be dropping their tuition by 25 percent for the next school year. The published cost of tuition for all new and returning students in the 2019-20 school year ... more
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MacKenzie-Childs acquires Skaneateles’ Patience Brewster Inc.

MacKenzie-Childs acquires Skaneateles’ Patience Brewster Inc.
MacKenzie-Childs, the home furnishings company known for its whimsical designs, has acquired the business of Skaneateles-based ornament designer Patience Brewster. Aurora-based MacKenzie-Childs said Tuesday that Brewster will become a member of its creative team, supporting ... more
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Inns of Aurora update village board on spa project

Inns of Aurora update village board on spa project
The Inns of Aurora gave an update on the upcoming spa project, located on 265 acres of land at 700 Sherwood Road in Ledyard, during a regular village of Aurora board meeting on Thursday. "As ... more
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Harmful algal bloom on Owasco Lake prompts weekly sampling

Harmful algal bloom on Owasco Lake prompts weekly sampling
After the first confirmed harmful algal bloom of the season was detected on Owasco Lake last week, the Cayuga County Health Department has started weekly testing to monitor drinking water. The state Department of Environmental ... more
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Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

Talk at CCC explores 'explosion' of harmful algal blooms
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last ... more
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Village of Aurora discusses 10-year zoning law violation

Village of Aurora discusses 10-year zoning law violation
Residents of a Main Street home in Aurora have been violating the village's zoning law for more than 10 years and fellow residents have had enough. "I wish I didn't have to do this, but ... more
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Swimming area at Wells College closed because of algae blooms

Swimming area at Wells College closed because of algae blooms
The swimming area next to the dock at Wells College has been closed under an order by the Cayuga County Department of Health due to the presence of harmful algal blooms. The college said in ... more
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How to make the most of this summer on the lake

How to make the most of this summer on the lake
On warm days in the village of Aurora, a young Matt Bianconi would grab a pair of goggles and a snorkel and step outside his family's lakefront home, climbing into the boat his parents built ... more
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Aurora native launches Cayuga Lake boat tour business

Aurora native launches Cayuga Lake boat tour business
Whether you call him an entrepreneur, a trustee, a minister or a captain, you'd be right. Matt Bianconi, an Aurora native, was born and raised on Cayuga Lake. In the summers, his day would start ... more
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Wells College hires registrar and director of institutional research

Wells College hires registrar and director of institutional research
Wells College has hired a new registrar and director of institutional research. Paul Applebee will start at the Aurora college on Monday, according to a press release from the college. Applebee was most recently the ... more
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Massive fire at Aurora Ridge Dairy under investigation

Massive fire at Aurora Ridge Dairy under investigation
Firefighters were called to the scene of a barn fire in the Poplar Ridge Fire District around 9:20 p.m. First responders say there were approximately 300 calves inside the barn, and that there was an ... more
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THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Chris Belfi of MaxPotential Coaching (podcast)

THE LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Chris Belfi of MaxPotential Coaching (podcast)
On this month's edition of the Leadership Journey, Gwen-Webber-McLeod welcomes Chris Belfi who is the founder of MaxPotential Coaching LLC in-studio. Learn about Chris and hear some of his methods for increased productivity and tackling ... more
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Second public hearing held on Shakelton Inn tax abatement request by Inns of Aurora

Second public hearing held on Shakelton Inn tax abatement request by Inns of Aurora
A second public comment session regarding the Inns of Aurora's requested tax abatement for their Shakelton House Project was held during a regular Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency meeting on Tuesday. An initial public hearing ... more
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Aurora Mayor Bennett re-elected, plus Cayuga County-area results

Aurora Mayor Bennett re-elected, plus Cayuga County-area results
The meeting room in Aurora's firehouse was somber as election results were called out after all the votes had been counted, and Bonnie Apgar Bennett was welcomed into her third term as village mayor. Of ... more
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Aurora’s three mayoral and three trustee candidates participate in forum

Aurora's three mayoral and three trustee candidates participate in forum
Candidates running for mayor and two trustee seats in Aurora came together Tuesday night at the Morgan Opera House to share their platforms with the community so residents can cast informed votes at the polls ... more
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Cayuga County-area village elections: Who’s running for office this year?

Cayuga County-area village elections: Who's running for office this year?
Several villages in Cayuga County and western Onondaga County will be holding elections March 20, and although many ballots are filled with unopposed incumbents, a few races are contested with a strong turnout of political ... more
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Cayuga County authority report calls for $30 million water, sewer upgrades in Aurora

Cayuga County authority report calls for $30 million water, sewer upgrades in Aurora
Significant water and sewer improvements amounting to just over $30 million were identified for the village of Aurora in a report prepared for the Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority. The report, part of CCWSA's ... more
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Shakelton House to become the Inns of Aurora’s fifth inn, Inns seek tax abatement

Shakelton House to become the Inns of Aurora's fifth inn, Inns seek tax abatement
The Inns of Aurora is renovating the Shakelton House at 418 Main St. to become its fifth inn and asked the county for a tax abatement for the project during a Cayuga County Industrial Development ... more
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Aurora considering activated carbon to combat threat of toxins in water

Aurora considering activated carbon to combat threat of toxins in water
The village of Aurora held a public meeting Saturday to discuss solutions to the threat of harmful algal blooms in Cayuga Lake. Stephen Waldvogel of GHD Consulting Services Inc. was present to discuss results of ... more
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Aurora to hold public meeting Saturday on water issues

Aurora to hold public meeting Saturday on water issues
The village of Aurora is holding a public meeting on water issues Saturday, with the attendance of an engineering firm and representatives from the Cayuga County Department of Health and the Cayuga County Water and ... more
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