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Conquest unveils plaque with town’s vision statement: “Strong sense of community and town pride”

Conquest unveils plaque with town's vision statement: "Strong sense of community and town pride"
The Conquest Planning Board has announced the completion of a new plaque displaying the town's Vision Statement, set to be installed within the Municipal Building. The final design, presented by Planning Board member Peggy Lillie ... more
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Dozen fire departments battle garage fire in Cayuga County (photos)

Dozen fire departments battle garage fire in Cayuga County (photos)
Multiple departments battled a garage fire in Conquest over the weekend. On Saturday, January 6 around 6:30 p.m. first responders from Conquest, Cato, Montezuma, Ira, Plainville, Throop, Sennett, Wolcott, Savannah, Clyde, Victory, Red Creek, Fair ... more
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FLX CANDIDATES: Lydia Patti Ruffini talks campaign for Cayuga County Legislature

FLX CANDIDATES: Lydia Patti Ruffini talks campaign for Cayuga County Legislature
Today we continue our series previewing local elections across the Finger Lakes by talking with one of the candidates running for Cayuga County Legislature. Redistricting has reshaped how Cayuga County's governing body will look in ... more
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Two dead after Cayuga County house fire: Cause under investigation

Two dead after Cayuga County house fire: Cause under investigation
State Police in Auburn are investigating a fatal residential fire at 11267 Drake Road in the town of Conquest. On November 21 at approximately 6:00 a.m. a neighbor observed flames coming from the residence and ... more
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NYSP satellite station opens in Conquest to enhance response times

NYSP satellite station opens in Conquest to enhance response times
Cayuga County is now home to a new State Trooper satellite station, which was officially inaugurated into service on Thursday. This strategically positioned station at the Conquest Municipal Center, 1289 Fuller Road will host two ... more
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Man pleads guilty to armed burglary in Cayuga County; co-defendants admit hinderance of prosecution

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
Michael Latour, a 23-year-old Elmira resident, has pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree burglary, a class B armed violent felony, after he was accused of entering a home in Conquest, Cayuga County, and brandishing ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)

Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)
The Cayuga County Legislature met for their regular monthly meeting for May 2023 on Tuesday night in Auburn. Full meeting video appears below ... more
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Firefighters called to garage fire in Conquest

Two Irondequoit fire districts become first-ever to merge in New York State
First responders in Cayuga County were called to a garage fire in the town of Conquest. Firefighters from Conquest, Cato, Victory, Red Creek, Port Byron, and first responders from Oswego Town RIT and AMR Ambulance ... more
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State officials give green light to solar project in Conquest: Now Cayuga County will be home to one of the largest solar farms in New York

State officials give green light to solar project in Conquest: Now Cayuga County will be home to one of the largest solar farms in New York
A large solar project in Cayuga County will move forward. The Citizen reports that a 200-megawatt solar generation facility in Northern Cayuga County has been approved. The Electric Generation Siting and the Environment unanimously approved ... more
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Port Byron man arrested after shots fired investigation in Conquest: No injuries reported, but felony charges filed

Shooting under investigation in Ithaca
State police say a Port Byron man was arrested after they investigated a 'shots fired' complaint in the town of Conquest. Walter Silensky, 55, of Port Byron was arrested for felony criminal contempt, criminal mischief, ... more
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State official reviewing Cayuga County solar farm application will tour site

State official reviewing Cayuga County solar farm application will tour site
One of three state administrative law judges overseeing the application for a solar farm in northern Cayuga County will tour the site Thursday. Three judge panel will make recommendation to siting board The Citizen reports ... more
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Conquest man dies after vehicle hits tree and catches fire

Second person dies after crash in Lyons
A Cayuga County resident died today following a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Cato. Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says officers responded to Slayton Road in Cato for a one-motor vehicle crash on Friday, ... more
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State review board set to hold hearing on solar farm planned for Conquest this week

Town of Geneva residents will see additional solar power savings
The state review board that decides if the project to build a solar farm in Cayuga County will move forward is set to hold an evidentiary hearing this week. The New York State Board on ... more
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State officials raise concerns about impact of Conquest solar farm project

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Scientists with the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and state Department of Agriculture and Markets have submitted testimony that identifies potential problems with the solar farm proposed for Cayuga County. The testimony was submitted ... more
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A town in Cayuga County will be split into two congressional districts, state Legislature approves redrawn map

Gov. Hochul announces $35 million investment to support NY’s abortion providers
For residents of a town and village in Cayuga County, redistricting has left them in an odd spot. The Democrat-led state Legislature gave approval for New York's redrawn congressional districts on Wednesday, February 2. Now, ... more
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Will Cayuga County get its solar plant? Public hearings set for Thursday

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Virtual public hearings have been scheduled by the New York State Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment to review a proposed 200-megawatt solar farm in Conquest. The board will make a final decision ... more
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Manktelow decries delay in local appointments to Article 10 board in Conquest

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Assemblyman Brian Manktelow is upset that the town of Conquest has no local representation on the siting board that will consider the fate of a proposed energy project in the town. The Assemblyman has sent ... more
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First responders battle structure fire in Cayuga County during peak of winter storm

Shortsville home destroyed by fire; family being assisted by Red Cross
First responders say multiple departments were called to battle a house fire in Cayuga County during the overnight hours between Wednesday and Thursday. The call came in for a structure fire on Cooper Street in ... more
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DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural communities struggle economically (podcast)
Keith Cuttler spends most of his days thinking about ways to get crucial medical services to the most-vulnerable parts of the Cayuga County. It's been an evolving challenge, since coming into his role with a ... more
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