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Cato woman facing three years in prison for drug-related felony

A Cato woman is facing three years of prison time after she pleaded guilty to a drug-related felony Tuesday in Cayuga County Court. Tabitha Ferguson, 38, of 10636 Shortcut Road, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal ... more
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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 ... more
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Cato-Meridian school board candidates discuss plans

Cato-Meridian school board candidates discuss plans
Cato-Meridian Central School District Board of Education hopefuls debated issues and made their arguments at a candidate forum and district budget hearing Monday night. Kathleen Bratt, the board vice president, Kristin Cox, Timothy Hulbert and ... more
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William LeVea seeks parole for the 6th time while serving sentence for deadly Cato wreck

William LeVea seeks parole for the 6th time while serving sentence for deadly Cato wreck
William LeVea is trying for his sixth time to get released early from prison, for an alcohol-fueled road-rage killing in 2009. LeVea chased 41-year-old Christopher Spack in Cato for miles, repeatedly ramming his SUV into ... more
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Four dogs die in Cato barn fire on Monday

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First responders say four dogs died in a barn fire in the Town of Cato overnight. Firefighters were called to a barn along Route 34 in Cato around 1 a.m. on Monday. Officials say four ... more
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Cayuga County-area village election results: Cayuga, Port Byron incumbents lose

Cayuga County-area village election results: Cayuga, Port Byron incumbents lose
Voters weighed in Tuesday as several of Cayuga County’s villages as well as Jordan and Skaneateles in Onondaga County held elections, with races for mayor, trustee, and in one case, village justice. Out of the ... more
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Cato-Meridian schools seeking help developing strategic plan

Cato-Meridian schools seeking help developing strategic plan
The Cato-Meridian Central School District is looking to others to assist mapping out its strategic plan for the next five years, the district recently announced. The district is making a plan that includes long-term goals ... more
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Section III high school basketball playoff brackets set

Section III boys basketball playoff brackets set
The 2019 Section III boys basketball playoff brackets have been released on Wednesday. Check out all the classifications for the boys and girls tournaments. Click here for Section III Basketball Playoff Brackets ... more
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Cato-Meridian’s Chalon works to become one of the top players in Cayuga County

Cato-Meridian’s Chalon works to become one of the top players in Cayuga County
Despite being more than six feet tall, Cassie Chalon spent most of her freshman season on the bench. Not getting much playing experience or training before joining the varsity team, the young basketball player wasn’t ... more
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Change in Cato Town Clerk’s hours may go to referendum

Change in Cato Town Clerk’s hours may go to referendum
A proposed change to the business hours for the Cato Town Clerk was postponed Tuesday night after the town board decided to explore the possibility of putting the changes on the ballot. Originally, the board ... more
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Cato Town Board to vote on local law changing clerk’s hours

Cato Town Board to vote on local law changing clerk’s hours
The Cato Town Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed local law that would change the hours of operation for the town clerk. According to Town Supervisor Charles Ray ... more
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Boil water order issued for Village of Cato

Boil water order issued for Village of Cato
The Cayuga County Health Department is advising residents of the Village of Cato and those who use its water supply to boil it before use. This order was issued Saturday afternoon. This comes after part ... more
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Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind
The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County's multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales ... more
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Cato-Meridian, Moravia school districts put projects before voters this week

Cato-Meridian, Moravia school districts put projects before voters this week
Residents in two Cayuga County school districts will decide on school project proposals this week, with neither expected to increase taxes. The first vote, on Tuesday, involves the Cato-Meridian Central School District's energy performance contract ... more
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Cato-Meridian schools receive $15,000 from Dollar General campaign

Cato-Meridian schools receive $15,000 from Dollar General campaign
The Cato-Meridian Central School District was greeted with a surprise $15,000 donation Tuesday morning. Dollar General gave the principals for the elementary, middle school and high schools unexpected $5,000 donations for literacy and education initiatives, ... more
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Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages
Sales tax collection is trending upward in the city of Auburn through the third quarter of 2018 and holding relatively steady in Cayuga County. According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga ... more
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Cato-Meridian soccer coach resigns after reported ‘incident’ involving players

Cato-Meridian soccer coach out after students made inappropriate gestures at game
The boys varsity soccer coach at Cato-Meridian High School has resigned in the wake of an apparent incident that took place last week after his team won an overtime match at Onondaga. The coach, Gordon ... more
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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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Cato-Meridian schools developing new security measures

Cato-Meridian schools seeking help developing strategic plan
In response to school security issues local and nationwide, the Cato-Meridian Central School District is looking at new safety and security measures. District Superintendent Terry Ward said the district has included card-reading systems on doors, ... more
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