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Cato resident returns home as Cato-Meridian Principal

Cato resident returns home as Cato-Meridian Principal
A Cato resident is coming back home to take over the leadership of Cato-Meridian Jr.-Sr. High School. Kelly was Principal at Clyde-Savannah The Citizen reports Jennifer Kelly was hired by the Cato-Meridian School Board at ... more
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17-year-old charged with felony assault after attack with knife in Cayuga County

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State police in Auburn have arrested a juvenile following an assault investigation in the village of Meridian. According to a news release, troopers were dispatched to an alleged assault around 10:42 p.m. on May 13 ... more
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Cayuga County-area schools get $9.4M in aid from state budget

Cayuga County-area schools get $9.4M in funding state budget funds
The state FY 2023 budget includes over $9.4 million in funding for Cayuga County-area school districts. Auburn, Cayuga County's largest school district, will see its state aid increase from $48,642,409 in the 2021-22 fiscal year ... more
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Cayuga County-area schools have fared well since COVID-19 mask mandate lifted

Majority of Cayuga County
Since the COVID-19 mask mandate for schools was lifted, a few schools in Cayuga County have seen an increase in cases, but most haven't seen a significant rise. The nine school district in the Cayuga ... more
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Hochul budget proposal includes aid increases for Cayuga County schools

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Governor Kathy Hochul's proposed state budget announced this week includes more aid for Cayuga County schools. The Citizen reports the proposal would increase state aid to schools to $31.3 billion, up by $2.1 billion from ... more
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Missing Meridian woman suffering from dementia found on Christmas Day, reunited with family

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A missing Cayuga County woman has been found and reunited with her family. The Cayuga County Sheriff's Department says 71 year old Wendy Burke of Meridian was reported missing Christmas Eve. Burke suffers from dementia ... more
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Cayuga County man charged with felony reckless endangerment after infant seriously injured

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A 33-year-old Meridian resident faces child assault charges after an investigation that lasted nearly a year. The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reported the charging of Richard Carr, 33, of Meridian this week. While taken into ... more
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Cayuga County school starts COVID testing: 58% of parents, 81% of staff have consented

The Cato Meridian Central School District is launching COVID-19 testing on Monday. The district notified families in a letter, noting that they are prepared to begin COVID-19 testing. "The majority of [parents/guardians] have filled out ... 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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Cato-Meridian, Weedsport districts increase masking requirements at school after positive tests

Cato-Meridian, Weedsport districts increase masking requirements at school after positive tests
Two schools in Cayuga County have changed their policy to allow students to take off masks while seated inside classrooms where desks are six feet apart. The Cato-Meridian and Weedsport districts made the change after ... more
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Three districts in Cayuga County dealing with COVID-19 cases

Three districts in Cayuga County dealing with COVID-19 cases
Officials in three Cayuga County school districts are working to sort out the details around positive COVID-19 tests this past week. On Friday, the Weedsport school district was informed that a student in the elementary ... more
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Cato-Meridian plans for junior-high school students to attend twice a week, elementary students four times

Cato-Meridian plans for junior-high school students to attend twice a week, elementary students four times
The Cato-Meridian School District has come up with a plan for reopening in the fall. All school districts are required to come up with a plan by the end of the month. At this point, ... more
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Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County issues state of emergency, all school districts will shut down
Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the ... more
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CNY HOOPS NATION: Aiden Retzos of Faith Heritage & the week in OHSL high school basketball (podcast)

CNY HOOPS NATION: Aiden Retzos of Faith Heritage & the week in OHSL high school basketball (podcast)
Introducing the CNY Hoops Nation Podcast covering the high school basketball scene for Oswego County and Onondaga High School League including Weedsport, Port Byron, Skaneateles, Auburn and Cato-Meridian. Our goal is to provide a platform ... more
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Cato-Meridian CSD all reads same book

Cato-Meridian CSD all reads same book
One district, one book. The entire Cato-Meridian Central School District is on the same page. Everyone is reading “The World According to Humphrey” by Betty Birney. The idea was to bring what the kids are ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months ... 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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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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