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Toxic algae blooms in Skaneateles Lake raise urgency of Syracuse’s bid to use pesticide to protect drinking water

Stakes are rising in the simmering debate over whether to allow the city of Syracuse to apply a pesticide to northern sections of Skaneateles Lake in a bid to safeguard its source of unfiltered public drinking water. Traces of the toxic bacteria microcystin — ... MORE
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Village of Skaneateles employees are now mandated to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 5

Skaneateles in Onondaga County has issued a mandate requiring county employees to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 5. The village employs under 15 full-time employees and a number of part-time employees that are all required to get the vaccine. The policy states ... MORE
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Local restaurants are still suffering from COVID-19 related issues

Local restaurants continue to suffer due to the ongoing issues brought on by the pandemic over last 18 months. Two restaurants have closed temporarily in Skaneateles for different reasons, but both reasons stem directly from the pandemic. Rosalie’s Cucina closed after two ... MORE
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Skaneateles man leads deputies on pursuit in Seneca County after fleeing traffic stop

A 26-year-old Skaneateles man was taken into custody after a vehicle pursuit, which started on State Route 89 at Hyatt Road in the town of Seneca Falls. It went through several townships, according to deputies, who say it began after the driver ... MORE
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UPDATE: Skaneateles’ Blue Water Grill staff to temporarily work at Sherwood Inn

In an effort to help keep local restaurants operating under tough times, staff will be switching to another restaurant temporarily in Skaneateles. The Blue Water Grill in Skaneateles is going to be closed between Sept. 7 and Sept. 19. During this time, ... MORE
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Skaneateles driver flips car trying to avoid animal, found to be driving impaired by state police

A Skaneateles woman was arrested over the weekend after tipping her car over while driving under the influence.  According to state police, Stephanies Wild, 35, was driving south on Jordan Road shortly before 9 p.m. when she swerved to avoid hitting an ... MORE
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5 mph and no wake zone order remains effective past Labor Day Weekend on Skaneateles Lake

The Onondaga County Executive’s Office announced Friday that a 5 mph speed limit and no wake zone order on Skaneateles Lake will remain in place through Labor Day Weekend. The order began Aug. 24 due to the record high rainfall to protect ... MORE
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Former President Bill Clinton will make an appearance in Skaneateles Thursday

This Thursday, former President of the United States, Bill Clinton will be speaking in Skaneateles. He’ll be headlining a fundraiser for Terry McAuliffe, a man from Syracuse looking to serve as Virginia’s governor for a second term. The fundraiser will take place ... MORE
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Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education is accepting applications for interim member

Due to the resignation of a school board member, the Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education is now looking for a replacement. The board may replace someone who terminates their position before their term is up to serve as an interim ... MORE
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Residents have questions when deciding whether the town and village of Skaneateles should opt in or out of the marijuana business

A public information meeting became tense in the town of Skaneateles when discussing the law legalizing recreational marijuana use. Thirty residents were in attendance and listened as attorney Michael Balestra of Hancock Estabrook went over the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. Balestra ... MORE
Skaneateles Central School District will hold return to school forum, residents may submit questions through a Google Doc on their website

Skaneateles Central School District will hold return to school forum, residents may submit questions through a Google Doc on their website

A forum will be held regarding the return to school by the Skaneateles Central School District next week. The district asks that residents submit their questions ahead of time. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug ... MORE
FLLT opens new hiking trail connecting High Vista Nature Preserve to Hinchcliff Family Preserve near Skaneateles Lake

FLLT opens new hiking trail connecting High Vista Nature Preserve to Hinchcliff Family Preserve near Skaneateles Lake

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it has formally opened a new one-mile hiking trail connecting its High Vista Nature Preserve to its Hinchcliff Family Preserve near the south end of Skaneateles Lake. The trail is located in a scenic ... MORE
Pilot program launched to help contain the spread of harmful algal blooms in

Pilot program launched to help contain the spread of harmful algal blooms in Skaneateles Lake

A pilot program has been launched for harmful algal bloom detection on Skaneateles Lake. Senator John Mannion secured the $100,000 in funding for the program according to Syracuse mayor Ben Walsh. By combating the blooms the program will work to protect Syracuse’s ... MORE
Skaneateles Sailing Club offers the experience of sailboat racing, a competition recently added in the Olympics

Skaneateles Sailing Club offers the experience of sailboat racing, a competition recently added in the Olympics

The Olympics has only recently added sailing as one of their competitive sports, but Skaneateles Sailing Club has offered racing and sailing events since 1976. The history behind sailing in Skaneateles runs deep, with the Lightning Sailboat being invented in the town ... MORE
Skaneateles Festival will not allow unvaccinated individuals to attend and requires masks for everyone

Skaneateles Festival will not allow unvaccinated individuals to attend and requires masks for everyone

As concern for the Delta variant grows amid spikes in cases, the Skaneateles Festival updated their safety guidelines asking that unvaccinated people do not attend and everyone present wears masks. Festival organizers released a statement, “If you are an unvaccinated adult (age ... MORE