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Boat destroyed by fire at Owasco Lake marina

Boat destroyed by fire at Owasco Lake marina
A boat was destroyed at an Owasco Lake marina late-Monday afternoon. The small boat was quickly engulfed in flames, though it's not clear what actually started the fire. Photos shared by Cayuga/Seneca Fire Wire on ... more
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Traffic stop in Owasco leads to DWI arrest

Traffic stop in Owasco leads to DWI arrest
A traffic stop by the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of Andrew P. Victoria for Driving While Intoxicated. The incident occurred around 3:57 p.m. after a deputy observed Victoria’s vehicle fail to ... more
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Man arrested on felony charge for damaging boat at Owasco Marina

Man arrested on felony charge for damaging boat at Owasco Marina
On the morning of April 25, 2024, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Owasco Marina. Deputies encountered Andrew R. Orasi, who appeared confused and was allegedly ... more
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New York awards over $2 million in urban forestry grants for Arbor Day

Cayuga County Conservation District Spring Tree Seedling and Groundcover Overstock Sale
New York celebrated Arbor Day by allocating more than $2 million in grants for urban forestry projects, with Cayuga County municipalities receiving a significant portion of the funding. The town of Owasco was awarded $75,000 ... more
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Legal battle over Owasco Lake watershed regs heads to Albany

Auburn officials keeping an eye on Owasco Lake level
A lawsuit filed by the cities of Auburn and Owasco concerning watershed regulations for Owasco Lake is being transferred to Albany County Supreme Court. The legal action, initiated against the state of New York, contests ... more
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Auburn, Owasco sue New York over watershed management

A Beam of Light in Cayuga County (photo)
The city of Auburn, town of Owasco, and the Owasco Watershed Lake Association have filed a lawsuit against New York State agencies over proposed changes to watershed regulations. The legal action, initiated in Cayuga County ... more
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Officials warn of Owasco River flow around Auburn after heavy rain

Officials warn of Owasco River flow around Auburn after heavy rain
Officials in Auburn are asking residents who live in the area of the Owasco River to use caution around it for the next few days as heavy rains prompted unusually high-flow. Flows within the river ... more
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Cayuga County Clerk-elect’s hit-and-run court appearance delayed

Cayuga County Clerk-elect's hit-and-run court appearance delayed
The court appearance of Brian Scanlan, the newly elected Cayuga County Clerk, has been delayed following his involvement in a hit-and-run accident in Owasco earlier this month. According to The Citizen, he was scheduled to ... more
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Skaneateles Ambulance plans expansion in Cayuga County amid AMR pullout

Skaneateles Ambulance plans expansion in Cayuga County amid AMR pullout
Skaneateles Ambulance Volunteer Emergency Services (SAVES) is set to expand its operations into Cayuga County, following American Medical Response's (AMR) decision to cease operations in the area by year's end. Stephen Knapp, the executive director ... more
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Throop standoff ends peacefully, but not before victim assaulted by suspect

Throop standoff ends peacefully, but not before victim assaulted by suspect
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported domestic incident at a residence in Throop on October 22 around 6:44 a.m. Upon their arrival, authorities moved a victim to the Public Safety Building for ... more
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Owasco woman charged with aggravated DWI after minor accident

Owasco woman charged with aggravated DWI after minor accident
Authorities say a local woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after her vehicle went off the road. Jamie Handley, 33, of Owasco, was arrested by the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office on October 21 for ... more
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Officials in Auburn, Owasco continue calls for Gov. Hochul to act on Owasco Lake issues

City of Auburn working with stakeholders to protect Owasco Lake, the city’s drinking water source
In a fervent plea to Gov. Kathy Hochul, Auburn Mayor Michael Quill and Owasco Supervisor Ed Wagner voiced concerns over Cayuga County's water quality, urging action to prevent a crisis akin to Flint, Michigan's notorious ... more
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Auburn, Owasco call for stricter pollutant controls as Owasco Lake’s condition worsens

Auburn City Council urges state to put Owasco Lake back on impaired waterway list
The city of Auburn and the town of Owasco have intensified their demand for stricter pollutant controls for Owasco Lake after uncovering a revealing letter from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the state ... more
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Five new harmful algal blooms reported on Owasco Lake

Owasco Lake groups ready to take algal bloom project requests to Albany
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's HAB System has reported five new Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) on Owasco Lake this Monday. These newly identified blooms are primarily concentrated in the southern half of ... more
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Two admit to Owasco home invasion in Cayuga County Court

Bail set at $100K in Auburn teen’s 50 count child pornography case: Victims were between 12-15 years old
Jason McDeid, 33, and Alissa Reynolds, 37, both from Auburn, entered guilty pleas in Cayuga County Court for a robbery that took place in an Owasco residence last November. The Citizen reports McDeid and Reynolds ... more
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Lakeview Golf & Country Club in Owasco sold

Lakeview Golf & Country Club in Owasco sold
After over a century of golfing, Lakeview Golf & Country Club in Owasco is set for a transformation. The historic course has been bought for $1.45 million by the nonprofit West Lake Art Conservation Center, ... more
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Study advocates for new hotel locations near Emerson Park, Owasco Lake

Study advocates for new hotel locations near Emerson Park, Owasco Lake
A draft study conducted by REVPAR International, a hospitality advisory firm, has identified two potential sites near Emerson Park and Owasco Lake for the development of a new hotel in the Auburn area. According to ... 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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SCAM ALERT: Owasco FD says someone is claiming to be selling their t-shirts

SCAM ALERT: Owasco FD says someone is claiming to be selling their t-shirts
First responders in Owasco are warning area residents of a scam. The Owasco Fire Department said they received reports of a scam involving text messages targeting area residents. The text messages claim that the department ... more
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