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Skaneateles, Union Springs, Owasco get rare ‘tornado warning’ as storms roll through Friday

It doesn’t happen very often, but once in a while a tornado warning is issued in Upstate New York. Throughout the day forecasters warned of possible strong or severe storms – even an outlier supercell that could spin up enough rotation to ... MORE
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Large barn fire in Cayuga County: Multiple departments called for tanker task force

First responders say the fire that destroyed a barn on Saturday in Cayuga County didn’t result in any injuries or loss of livestock. All of the cows that were inside a large barn that burst into flames were safely removed before any ... MORE
Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires 102 acres in Sempronious

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires 102 acres in Sempronious

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired 102 acres located off of Iowa Road in the town of Sempronius, Cayuga County. The property is bordered to the north by Bear Swamp State Forest and contains 2,275 feet of frontage on Bear Swamp ... 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
First responders work serious rescue detail at falls in Cayuga County

Sheriff: Two airlifted after fall at Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County

Sheriff Brian Schenck provided an update on the fall and rescue effort that took place at Carpenter Falls in the town of Niles around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. At approximately 4:06pm, the Cayuga County 911 Center received a 911 call that two ... MORE
Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – ... MORE
Skaneateles from the South (photo)

Skaneateles from the South (photo)

A shot of Skaneateles Lake. Photo by Michael Jones ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for ... MORE
FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 ... MORE
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Crews searching for fisherman who fell through the ice on Skaneateles Lake

Community remembers ice fisherman who died on Skaneateles Lake

Investigators said Alfred Coon, 82, from Homer, passed away after rescuers pulled him from the lake. EMTs and firefighters attempted “life saving measures, but were unsuccessful,” according to state police. “Anyone who had a problem in the town they came and saw Alfred,” Dillon ... MORE
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 tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 ... MORE
Cortland firefighter dies at hospital weeks after Sempronious crash

Cortland firefighter dies at hospital weeks after Sempronious crash

State Police say a man who was hospitalized following a crash in Sempronius died shortly before Christmas. The crash happened on November 30th at the intersection of Route 41A and Sayles Corners Road. He failed to stop his pickup truck at a ... MORE
Southern Cayuga valedictorian wins video game scholarship

Southern Cayuga valedictorian wins video game scholarship

When most people hear that someone is attending college to learn to make video games, they might think of complex programs, detailed 3D models or powerful computers. But for Primrose Kirk, the 2018 valedictorian of Southern Cayuga High School, video game school ... MORE
Crash involving tractor-trailer, pickup truck reported in Cayuga County

UPDATE: Pickup driver identified, remains in critical condition after Sempronious crash

State Police say that one person was seriously injured in a crash that happened Friday afternoon in Sempronious. Around 2:45 pm a crash was reported to law enforcement between a tractor-trailer and pickup truck at the intersection of Route 41 and Sayles ... MORE
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 County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Auburn ... MORE