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Port Byron Mayor tells public to “Just keep your mouth shut”

Port Byron village board votes not to renew school’s SRO contract
The village of Port Byron spontaneously voted against renewing the school resource officer contract with the Port Byron Central School District Monday night — something the district and parents have been seeking renewal of for ... more
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Crash involving tractor-trailer reported on Thruway in Cayuga County

Crash involving tractor-trailer reported on Thruway
Several departments were called to a serious crash along the New York State Thruway in Cayuga County. First responders from Weedsport, Port Byron, and Jordan all responded to mile marker 305 on the eastbound side ... more
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Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire on Thruway (video)

Tractor-trailer destroyed by fire on Thruway (video)
A tractor-trailer fire caused the temporary closure of the Thruway between exits 39 and 40, according to transportation officials. Emergency crews responded to the scene around 4 p.m. It took until about 5:30 p.m. for ... more
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Man charged with DWI in Port Byron had three child passengers

Man charged with DWI in Port Byron had three child passengers
A Red Creek man charged with driving while intoxicated in Port Byron Wednesday allegedly had multiple children in the car with him, state police said. Christopher W. Mullin was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, ... more
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Parents, school ask for renewal of Port Byron school resource officer contract

Parents, school ask for renewal of Port Byron school resource officer contract
Parents and representatives from the Port Byron Central School District asked the village board to renew the school resource officer's contract during a regular meeting Monday. Port Byron's meeting room was filled with people who ... more
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Erie Canal grant may be ‘dead in the water’ due to Mentz, Port Byron pullouts

Erie Canal grant may be ‘dead in the water’ due to Mentz, Port Byron pullouts
The town of Brutus is close to losing a $418,000 state grant after another project partner, the town of Mentz, completely withdrew from an intermunicipal effort to rewater the Erie Canal. The planning grant for ... more
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Section III high school basketball playoff brackets set

Section III boys basketball playoff brackets set
The 2019 Section III boys basketball playoff brackets have been released on Wednesday. Check out all the classifications for the boys and girls tournaments. Click here for Section III Basketball Playoff Brackets ... 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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Brutus and Mentz hope Port Byron gets back on board Erie Canal project

Brutus and Mentz hope Port Byron gets back on board Erie Canal project
The fate of the project to rewater the Erie Canal is in flux nearly a year after Port Byron received a $418,300 state Regional Economic Development Council planning grant. In December 2017, Port Byron was ... more
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Tractor-trailer destroyed by train after accident in Mentz

JUST IN: Train collides with tractor-trailer in Port Byron
First responders say a train collided with a tractor-trailer in Port Byron on Friday around 3:15 pm. The accident report came in to first responders, which prompted a response from Port Byron Rescue and Ambulance, ... 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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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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Port Byron School District rededicates new athletic facilities to legendary coaches

Thunderstorms tore across Cayuga County Monday night, but the rain stopped above Port Byron just in time to rededicate the school district's new athletic facilities in honor of legendary coaches Gino Alberici and Ron Crowell ... more
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Port Byron woman chosen to lead Cayuga County’s Veterans agency

Port Byron woman chosen to lead Cayuga County's Veterans agency
The Cayuga County Legislature Tuesday appointed a Port Byron woman, an Air Force veteran and Air National Guard member, to serve as the director of the county's Veterans Service Agency. In a 13-2 vote, the ... more
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UPDATE: Thruway reopens after accident involving tractor-trailers in Cayuga Co.

UPDATE: Thruway reopens after accident involving tractor-trailers in Cayuga Co.
Westbound traffic was snarled on the New York State Thruway near Port Byron following an accident involving two tractor-trailers around 1 am. State Police were on-scene investigating the incident during the early-morning hours, but the ... more
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Bustling Port Byron button business is headed to a big-box retail store

Bustling Port Byron button business is headed to a big-box retail store
In this red barn, Alice Globus and her team run Winky and Dutch, a company started by her father and uncles in 1987 in New York City. "They were an inventor of one of the ... more
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Hot-button issue: Port Byron business selected as new Walmart supplier

Hot-button issue: Port Byron business selected as new Walmart supplier
Two years ago, Winky&Dutchy Inc., brought its business to central New York, moving much of the company to the village of Port Byron. Now, Winky&Dutch is making a different kind of move — this time ... more
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Port Byron man had stolen car, controlled substance during investigation

Port Byron man had stolen car, controlled substance during investigation
State Police say a a suspicious vehicle complaint in the Village of Weedsport led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle around 2:46 am on North Seneca Street. Upon investigation it was determined that the ... 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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Sheriff: Port Byron couple fabricated child’s cancer diagnosis to solicit donations

Cayuga County parents plead guilty to faking son’s cancer to raise money
A Port Byron couple has been charged with creating a fraudulent GoFundMe page by falsely claiming their child had cancer, the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office announced Monday. Martin D. LaFrance, 35, and Jolene M. LaFrance, ... more
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Fire closes Savannah Bank in Port Byron

Fire closes Savannah Bank in Port Byron
Savannah Bank in Port Byron will be closed for several days after a small fire broke out in the building Thursday evening. A passerby noticed the fire inside the 126 Main St. building and called ... more
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