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Route 38 closed during late evening after rollover crash: Mercy Flight called to scene in Mentz

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 Byron Rescue responding to the scene. There ... MORE
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Port Byron Board of Education berated by community members during September meeting

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 comment portion of the meeting on their ... MORE
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Cayuga County Health Department will host two vaccine clinics this week

Cayuga County Health Department will host two vaccine clinics this week

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. The address is 30 Maple Ave in ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature Dist

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Emerson discusses campaign for Cayuga County Legislature District #3 (podcast)

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 those he could represent can remain viable ... MORE
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 while the school had a difficult year ... MORE
Cayuga County fines grocery store in Port Byron, other businesses for mask violations

Cayuga County fines grocery store in Port Byron, other businesses for mask violations

The state mandate on masks has been lifted, but not all counties in the region have caught up on enforcing the old rules. The Cayuga County Board of Health approved fines for eight businesses that violated the mask order when it was ... MORE
INSIDE GOVERNMENT: Port Byron Superintendent Neil O’Brien talks career, progress in education (podcast)

INSIDE GOVERNMENT: Port Byron Superintendent Neil O’Brien talks career, progress in education (watch)

Neil O’Brien will retire this year. He took on the role of superintendent of schools in the Port Byron Central School District in 2004. In 2021, as the coronavirus pandemic nears an end- he will leave that role. This week he joined ... MORE
Port Byron pharmacy owner says they are getting hundreds of calls about COVID vaccine

Port Byron pharmacy owner says they are getting hundreds of calls about COVID vaccine

Getting the vaccine into local residents’ arms has been a challenge. Not just for the state or federal government, but for the folks on the ground actually administering the shots. The Auburn Citizen recently went one-on-one with Matt Herbst, who operates a ... MORE
Tenants deal with worsening conditions as sale of apartment building waits state funds

Tenants deal with worsening conditions as sale of apartment building waits state funds

Housing has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. While there has been a lot of focus on evictions, or the lack of those proceedings, an apartment building in Port Byron has gone under the microscope over a major issue. The property is ... MORE
Return to class delayed in Port Byron as COVID-19 cases surge in Cayuga County

Return to class delayed in Port Byron as COVID-19 cases surge in Cayuga County

Port Byron Superintendent Neil O’Brien says that his district will delay reopening as COVID-19 cases surge in Cayuga County. “The new year brings hope and dreams of a return to normalcy, but it also forces us to deal with difficult decisions in ... MORE
Port Byron shuts down buildings, will go remote through January 4th

Port Byron shuts down buildings, will go remote through January 4th

The Port Byron Central School District is going remote through the holiday break. They say students will be welcomed back on January 4th – when the District hopes to ‘reset’. “Due to ongoing staffing issues with quarantines and the increasing spread of ... MORE
Port Byron schools will go remote before Christmas break

Port Byron schools will go remote before Christmas break

The Port Byron Central School District will go remote in the days leading up to Christmas break. The announcement came in a Facebook post earlier this week. “We have taken great pride on our ability to plan, reflect and change to meet ... MORE
Wegmans responds after questions raised about mask policy

Wegmans responds after questions raised about mask policy

Wegmans says it sees 99% compliance with mandated face coverings in their stores. The Rochester-based company tweeted out a statement after a reporter for The Auburn Citizen, tweeted out a lengthy thread addressing questions, comments, and concerns he’s received since the pandemic ... MORE
Grocery store in Port Byron fined $500 for violating COVID-19 regulations

Grocery store in Port Byron fined $500 for violating COVID-19 regulations

Altogether there were 10 businesses that were handed fines on Tuesday at a Cayuga County Board of Health meeting. One of them received a heftier-than-typical fine, because it was their second offense. Ed and Jean’s Market in Port Byron was fined $500, ... MORE
DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as 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 crucial local provider in 2016. “The client ... MORE