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Canal Clean Sweep set for Montezuma

Canal Clean Sweep set for Montezuma
The 14th annual Canal Clean Sweep will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the High Street kiosk at the Brian Lapp Memorial trailhead at Montezuma Heritage Park in Montezuma. Hosted by the ... more
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Northern Pintail near Montezuma (photo)

Northern Pintail near Montezuma (photo)
This Northern Pintail near Montezuma on Saturday was ready for spring ... like the rest of us. Photo by Mike Sargent ... more
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Troopers: Montezuma driver charged with DWI, leaving scene of crash

Police say a 21-year-old Montezuma resident was arrested on multiple charges after leaving the scene of a property damage accident in Cayuga County. Ashton T. Sheils, 21, of Montezuma, was charged with driving while intoxicated, ... more
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Montezuma eagle survey, postponed by government shutdown, back on track

After missing the original date due to the since-ended federal government shutdown, the annual survey of bald eagles in the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge has been rescheduled. Volunteer survey organizer David Marsh said Thursday that ... 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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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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Auburn police ask for help locating missing woman

Auburn police ask for help locating missing woman
Auburn Police are asking for help locating a woman who was reported missing on Sept. 13. Katherine Tillotson is homeless, but police said she could be in the Auburn, Moravia, or Montezuma area. Anyone with ... 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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DEC: Discoloration on Owasco Lake not harmful algal blooms

DEC: Discoloration on Owasco Lake not harmful algal blooms
An unidentified green discoloration on much of Owasco Lake seen earlier this week is not a harmful algal bloom, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday. The DEC's Finger Lakes Watershed Hub first collected ... more
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Route 90 garage sale set for 50-mile stretch from Montezuma to Homer

Route 90 garage sale set for 50-mile stretch from Montezuma to Homer
This weekend will be the last of July, which means the Fifty-Mile-Long Garage Sale will take over Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer. The sale officially takes place at participating houses, businesses and other organizations ... more
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Trooper accidentally discharged weapon at Montezuma standoff

Trooper accidentally discharged weapon at Montezuma standoff
New York State Police confirmed Friday that a trooper accidentally discharged a weapon during an hours-long standoff in Montezuma late last week. On July 13, state police were called to 7391 Fuller Road after a ... more
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UPDATE: Suspect in Montezuma standoff threatened Wayne Co. judge

UPDATE: Suspect in Montezuma standoff threatened Wayne Co. judge
A man was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff in Montezuma, according to state police. The incident unfolded at 7391 Fuller Road, which resulted in the roadway being shut down for several hours. While ... more
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Lilacs in full bloom in Cayuga County (photo)

Lilacs in full bloom in Cayuga County (photo)
These lilacs were absolutely gorgeous on Friday afternoon. Photo by Melissa Martin ... more
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Cayuga Co. couple accused of faking son’s cancer for donations plead not guilty

The Cayuga County couple charged for pretending their child had cancer to get donations pleaded not guilty. Martin and Jolene LaFrance appeared in Montezuma town court Wednesday night and pleaded not guilty to charges of ... more
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A Northern Shoveler in Cayuga County (photo)

A Northern Shoveler in Cayuga County (photo)
A Northern Shoveler enjoying a swim on Friday morning. Photo By Jim Porupski ... more
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Keith Batman enters Assembly race to challenge Finch

Keith Batman enters Assembly race to challenge Finch
Keith Batman, a former chair of the Cayuga County Legislature and past Scipio town official, has formally announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination in the 126th Assembly District race. Batman created a campaign ... more
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Flakes falling at Montezuma (photo)

Flakes falling at Montezuma (photo)
The snow was coming down and this goose was floating along, waiting for warmer weather. Photo by Jim Porupski ... more
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Flock of birds enjoying the day (photo)

Flock of birds enjoying the day (photo)
Monday, while driving on a back road near Montezuma, I encountered a large group of birds, feeding in the fields and then flying away. This is a small part of the larger flight. Mostly Red-winged ... more
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For the bird nerds: Montezuma Audubon Center to hold owl dissection workshop

For the bird nerds: Montezuma Audubon Center to hold owl dissection workshop
Not everyone gets shipped a cooler full of dead owls, but Alyssa Johnson isn't everyone. An environmental educator at the Montezuma Audubon Center, Johnson is bringing a whole new level of programming to the local ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Montezuma Audubon director talks birds, records, & upcoming events (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Montezuma Audubon director talks birds, records, & upcoming events (podcast)
It's been an incredible winter for local birders. According to Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski, a record-breaking number of bald eagles were spotted just a few weeks ago. Beyond those bald eagle sightings, a ... more
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Major flooding in Cayuga County; Port Byron among hardest hit

Major flooding in Cayuga County; Port Byron among hardest hit
On Friday, as warm air held on in the Finger Lakes -- several communities in Cayuga County were hit hard by flooding. While the National Weather Service reported that an ice jam along the Seneca ... more
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