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School districts struggle to find workers for new year

School districts struggle to find workers for new year
School districts in and around Cayuga County have had a hard time filling open staff positions for the 2022-23 school year. Rural location hinders Southern Cayuga hiring The Citizen quotes Southern Cayuga assistant Superintendent Loretta ... more
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Port Byron man charged with DWI after property damage crash

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Troopers say a Port Byron man was charged after investigation into an accident on Sunday. Severiano Martinez-Pazos, 39, of Port Byron was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated. State Police out of Lyons responded to ... more
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Criminal mischief complaint leads to arrest in Mentz

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Police arrested a Port Byron man after a larceny investigation. According to a news release, State Police out of Auburn arrested Nathan J. Tratt, 56, for petit larceny. Troopers responded to a criminal mischief complaint ... more
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Cayuga County threat assessment team hopes to head off potential school shooters

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Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says his department is working closely with Cayuga County school districts to ensure the safety of students in the wake of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Related: Two ... more
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State Police arrest Port Byron man for felony DWI

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Police say a Port Byron man was arrested following a traffic stop. According to a news release, State Police out of Wolcott arrested Dale R. Rigby, 53, of Port Byron for felony driving while intoxicated ... 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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Port Byron resident arrested for driving while intoxicated

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Police report the arrest of a Port Byron resident following an investigation of an off the road vehicle. According to a news release, State Police in Wolcott arrested Sever Martinez-Pazos, 39, of Port Byron for ... more
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Troopers: Port Byron woman charged with DWI after one-car crash

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Troopers say one person was arrested after a crash on Thursday in the town of Throop. The accident happened on State Street Road. Troopers said Lindsay Shaffer, 35, of Port Byron was arrested for driving ... more
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W-FL MONDAY: Newark boys cruise past Penn Yan; Mynderse girls hold off Midlakes

W-FL MONDAY: Newark boys cruise past Penn Yan; Mynderse girls hold off Midlakes
It was a busy Monday night across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues. Check out the scores, stats and Tuesday's slate of games below. W-FL BOYS SCOREBOARD (2/7): Newark 60 @ Penn Yan ... more
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Deputies: Port Byron man faces aggravated DWI charge after colliding with RG&E pole in Rose

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Deputies arrested a Port Byron man on aggravated DWI charges after an investigation into a crash on Glenmark Road in Rose. According to a news release, Severiano Martinez-Pazos, 38, of Port Byron was charged with ... 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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Funding paves the way for construction of new Church St. apartment complex in Port Byron

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The Citizen reports DePaul Properties received the funds from the state affordable housing agency, Homes and Community Renewal. $4.5 million comes from the Federal Housing Trust Fund and $4.2 million from the Supportive Housing Opportunity ... more
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Seneca Falls among communities receiving water quality grants announced by Governor Hochul today

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The town of Seneca Falls is getting a $1.285 million dollar state grant to replace outdated water meters with what the state calls "advanced metering infrastructure technology." The grant is part of $23 million in ... more
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Port Byron man charged with DWI, driving without license in Wayne County

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The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 33-year-old following a suspicious vehicle complaint in Butler. According to deputies they located the vehicle in question, which was operated by Richard Kent Jr., 33, ... more
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Route 38 closed during late evening after rollover crash: Mercy Flight called to scene in Mentz

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First responders were called to a one-car rollover crash on State Route 38 between Sine and Hayden roads in the town of Mentz. The crash was reported around 8:45 p.m. with AMR Ambulance and Port ... more
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Port Byron Board of Education berated by community members during September meeting

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Following a major disruption during its Board of Education meeting, Port Byron Central School District will be reevaluating how to go about future meetings. A group from the community came to share during the public ... more
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Cayuga County Health Department will host two vaccine clinics this week

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There will be two Covid-19 vaccination clinics held by the Cayuga County Health Department. Both clinics are walk-in. The first is Tuesday, August 3 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Port Byron Central School ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature District #3 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature Dist
This week on Inside the FLX, Cayuga County Legislature Candidate Jeffrey Emerson is in-studio to talk about his campaign, issues he sees as big ones moving forward in Cayuga County, and how small communities like ... more
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Port Byron School District Superintendent feels good about the team he’s leaving behind as he retires

Port Byron School District Superintendent feels good about the team he’s leaving behind as he retires
Superintendent Neil O’Brien's last for the Port Bryon School District was Wednesday. He expressed his thoughts, saying he feels that he's retiring on a high note despite the challenges of the pandemic. He discussed leaving ... more
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