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Skaneateles school board approves hiring security officers

Skaneateles school board approves hiring security officers
Security officers familiar with the Skaneateles Central School District will be coming back to school grounds — at least for a time. The district's board of education opted to reinstate retired New York state troopers ... more
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Skaneateles man says he doesn’t remember DWI crash in Auburn

Police: Civilian complaint of passed out driver leads to DWAI charge in Penn Yan
A Skaneateles man pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court on Tuesday to a crime he said he doesn't remember committing. Senior Assistant District Attorney Diane Adsit explained that around 10 p.m. on Sept. 1 of ... more
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Jim Boeheim and Daniel Baldwin join in fundraiser at The Krebs

Jim Boeheim and Daniel Baldwin join in fundraiser at The Krebs
Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim and actor Daniel Baldwin came together at The Krebs in Skaneateles Thursday night to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. Daniel Baldwin served cocktails for ... more
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Skaneateles Lake gets help in fighting toxic algae — from a robot

Skaneateles Lake gets help in fighting toxic algae -- from a robot
A robotic buoy bristling with scientific instruments has joined the fight against toxic algae in Skaneateles Lake. Scientists from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute installed the buoy, called a vertical profiler, on July 30. The ... more
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Skaneateles Festival hosts KidsFest with Grammy-nominated orchestra

Skaneateles Festival hosts KidsFest with Grammy-nominated orchestra
The Knights, a Grammy-nominated orchestra from Brooklyn, led an interactive program with children and families for the KidsFest hosted by Skaneateles Festival on Sunday. About 20 children, among an audience of more than 50 people, ... more
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NY Senate candidate Mannion: Algal blooms on Owasco, Skaneateles lakes ‘crisis situation’

NY Senate candidate Mannion: Algal blooms on Owasco, Skaneateles lakes 'crisis situation'
With harmful algal blooms present in two nearby lakes, John Mannion believes the state should take emergency action to address water quality concerns and provide more funding to prevent algae from developing in the future ... more
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Lourdes Camp in Skaneateles closing due to blue green algae in water

Lourdes Camp in Skaneateles closing due to blue green algae in water
Lourdes Resident & Day Camp in Skaneateles has been closed due to blue green algae. The camp announced Monday that camp leaders, along with the Onondaga County Health Department, made the decision to close the ... more
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Skaneateles Lake beaches closed for third day due to algae blooms

Skaneateles Lake beaches closed for third day due to algae blooms
Beaches at the north end of Skaneateles Lake remain closed for the third consecutive day because of potentially toxic algae blooms. Representatives of Clift Park beach and the Skaneateles Country Club said the beaches are ... more
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Algae toxins found at low levels in Skaneateles Lake intake pipes

Algae toxins found at low levels in Skaneateles Lake intake pipes
For the first time this year, algae toxins have been found in the city of Syracuse's water intake pipes in Skaneateles Lake. The levels are very low -- at the threshold of detection -- and ... more
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Auburn administrator to become new director of learning in Skaneateles

Auburn administrator to become new director of learning in Skaneateles
The Skaneateles Central School District is bringing in a new director of learning in its latest administrative change. Jennifer Whipple was appointed at a special board of education meeting Aug. 1. The role involves the ... more
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Health department: Algal bloom closes beaches in Skaneateles

Health department: Algal bloom closes beaches in Skaneateles
The Clift Park and Skaneateles Country Club beaches have been closed to swimming due to the visual presence of an algal bloom, the Onondaga County Health Department said Tuesday. In a press release, the health ... more
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Testing will determine if Skaneateles Lake algae is toxic

Testing will determine if Skaneateles Lake algae is toxic
The algae bloom that turned up on a portion of Skaneateles Lake over the weekend is considered "harmful" according to testing done by the State Department of Environmental Conservation - however whether the algae produced ... more
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DEC: Discoloration on Owasco Lake not harmful algal blooms

DEC: Discoloration on Owasco Lake not harmful algal blooms
An unidentified green discoloration on much of Owasco Lake seen earlier this week is not a harmful algal bloom, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday. The DEC's Finger Lakes Watershed Hub first collected ... more
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‘It’s an addiction’: Skaneateles hosts 40th Antique and Classic Boat Show

'It's an addiction': Skaneateles hosts 40th Antique and Classic Boat Show
While some people seemingly fall into the art of restoring boats, for others it appears antique and classic boat restoration is in their blood. "I've been coming here since I was a baby," said Katelyn ... more
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Skaneateles school district formulating safety plans

Skaneateles school district formulating safety plans
The Skaneateles Central School District's safety committee is eyeing various ways to improve safety for students and staff. The district created the Safe Schools Community Advisory Committee in April in the wake of the shooting ... more
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Annual Skaneateles antique boat show turning 40

Annual Skaneateles antique boat show turning 40
It's not as old as many of the 80 or so boats it'll feature this year, but the annual Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles is getting up there in age. The 40th annual ... more
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New Skaneateles superintendent contract details released

New Skaneateles superintendent contract details released
The next Skaneateles Central School District superintendent's base pay is set to be less than the current leader's salary. Lynda Quick will receive a $185,000 base salary for the 2018-2019 school year, according to her ... more
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Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

Talk at CCC explores 'explosion' of harmful algal blooms
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last ... more
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ALGAE WATCH: City of Syracuse testing Skaneateles Lake water once a week

This summer, Skaneateles Lakes looks beautiful -- and so far, no signs of algae. Despite that, the City of Syracuse, which gets its drinking water from Skaneateles Lake, is increasing its monitoring of algae. The Syracuse Water ... more
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Skaneateles High School student dies; district offers counseling

Skaneateles High School student dies; district offers counseling
A Skaneateles High School student died Tuesday evening, and the district is offering counseling, Skaneateles Superintendent Ken Slentz announced today. Marissa Reilly would have started her junior year at Skaneateles High School in the fall, ... more
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12-year-old Skaneateles girl competing in Lightning Regatta

12-year-old Skaneateles girl competing in Lightning Regatta
A Central New York family is making waves heading into this weekend's 80th Lightning Anniversary Regatta at Skaneateles Country Club. At just 12 years old, Agnes Collins of Skaneateles will compete as a fourth-generation family ... more
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