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

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign
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 ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in 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 ... more
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Sterling center to host Lake Ontario shore cleanup

Sterling center to host Lake Ontario shore cleanup
The Sterling Nature Center will host a spring beach cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at the center, Jensvold Road, Sterling. The annual cleanup, taking place during Earth Day week, will see ... more
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Proposed redesign of Sterling Nature Center unveiled

Proposed redesign of Sterling Nature Center unveiled
The Sterling Nature Center could one day be housed in a building that utilizes everything from extended awnings to geothermal energy, if a new design presented to the Cayuga County Parks Commission Wednesday comes to ... 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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Cayuga County Legislature names new legislative chair

Cayuga County Legislature names new legislative chair
Legislator Tucker Whitman, R-Sterling, was sworn in as the new Cayuga County Legislature Chair at the annual reorganization meeting Thursday. Whitman was unanimously approved for the position, with legislators from both political parties saying they ... more
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Community vote set for Southern Cayuga schools’ proposed solar panel capital project

Community vote set for Southern Cayuga schools’ proposed solar panel capital project
Residents are set to vote on the Southern Cayuga Central School District's proposed capital project for a solar panel array. A public hearing and vote are scheduled for January on a proposal for a $1.5 ... more
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Sterling to receive $401K in federal funding for water infrastructure

Sterling to receive $401K in federal funding for water infrastructure
Federal funding, amounting to $401,000, was awarded to the town of Sterling last week by the state's U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, according to a press release. The funding, provided through the U.S ... more
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Sterling man charged with allegedly sexually abusing minor

Sterling man charged with allegedly sexually abusing minor
A Sterling man is facing multiple criminal charges for allegedly having sexual contact with a minor, the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Thaddeus Fields, 46, of Fancher Road, was charged with third-degree sexual abuse, ... more
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Man flees after crashing, flipping car in Fair Haven; charges pending

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After flipping a vehicle in a ditch several times on Monday - the driver of that car fled into the woods, resulting in an hours-long search. New York State Police Sgt. Jay Welsted, of the ... 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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Will sexual harassment suit against Sterling Renaissance Festival owner affect its season?

Will sexual harassment suit against Sterling Renaissance Festival owner affect its season?
An adult ticket to the Sterling Renaissance Festival costs $28.95. It's uncertain where every cent of that money goes. The festival, which begins its 42nd season July 7, is one of Cayuga County's biggest tourist ... more
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Slimed in Cayuga County (photo)

Slimed in Cayuga County (photo)
At the Heron Rookery in Sterling Nature Center, this beaver was swimming through the green slimy water. Photo by Mike Sargent ... more
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Lunch Delivery in Cayuga County (photo)

Lunch Delivery in Cayuga County (photo)
At the Blue Heron Rookery in Sterling Nature Center, an adult Great Blue Heron is arriving at the nest with food for some hungry "kids". Photo by Mike Sargent ... more
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Sterling Nature Center celebrates arts and nature to raise funds

Sterling Nature Center celebrates arts and nature to raise funds
The Sterling Nature Center held an annual outdoor festival with local musicians and artisan vendors to raise money to help protect an osprey habitat on Sunday. For over 20 years "Inspiration: A Festival of Art ... more
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Oswego man sentenced for injuring pedestrian, leaving accident in Sterling

Oswego man sentenced for injuring pedestrian, leaving accident in Sterling
On a cold, December night in 2016, Timothy Oleyourryk was driving back to his Oswego home when, he said, he made a series of "bad decisions." At around 10 p.m. Dec. 10, Oleyourryk was driving ... more
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DEC’s Great Lakes Program wants to hear from people in Sterling, Wolcott Creek watersheds

DEC's Great Lakes Program wants to hear from people in Sterling, Wolcott Creek watersheds
The state Department of Environmental Conservation's Great Lakes Program is looking for ways to manage the ecosystem in Sterling and Wolcott Creek sub watersheds located in Wayne, Cayuga and a small portion of western Oswego ... more
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Police: Homeowner bound and assaulted by robbers in Cayuga County town of Sterling

Police: Homeowner bound and assaulted by robbers in Cayuga County town of Sterling
An Auburn man released from state prison less than four months ago for a bloody 2011 burglary was charged Wednesday with committing a similar crime. Police said Caleb A. Pilkenton, 26, was one of two ... more
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