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DEC, Union Springs acquire 1.4 acre parcel to protect water quality around Cayuga Lake

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and village of Union Springs announced the acquisition of a critical 1.4-acre parcel in Cayuga County. The parcel will help protect Cayuga Lake’s public water supplies, which serve more than 9,000 households. The ... MORE
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Union Springs family loses home, pet in weekend fire

First responders say it took nearly an hour to get flames under control and now a Union Springs family is homeless after a fire on Sunday. There was heavy damage to the kitchen and surrounding area. At this point, fire investigators believe ... MORE
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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
Alcohol is now allowed in Indian Country: BIA grants Cayuga Nation approval for liquor ordinance

Alcohol is now allowed in Indian Country: BIA grants Cayuga Nation approval for liquor ordinance

There have already been plenty of talks about selling cannabis, but the Cayuga Nation now possesses a liquor license to sell alcohol on territory soil as of last month on August 2, 2021. It’s been five years in the making, too. United ... MORE
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Village of Union Springs has appeal denied in attempt to enforce laws regarding Cayuga Nation gaming facility

The village of Union Springs has tirelessly tried to enforce laws to shut down an electronic gaming facility in an old Napa Auto Parts Store located on Route 90, and has had their latest appeal denied. Clint Halftown, the Nation’s federal representative, ... MORE
Union Springs held successful prescription drug turn in event Saturday

Union Springs held successful prescription drug turn in event Saturday

Union Springs held an event on Saturday for residents to turn in unwanted prescription medications. Within the first 90 minutes thirty pounds of drugs had been collected at the Fire Department. Officials want people to utilize these events so people don’t become ... MORE
Bassmaster releases 2022 schedule; Cayuga Lake isn’t on it

Bassmaster Elite Tournament releases 2022 schedule; Cayuga Lake isn’t on it

Bassmasters released its 2022 schedule and Cayuga Lake was not on it. The Elite Series is planning to return to the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands region between July 14 and 17 of 2022. Cayuga Lake has hosted Bassmaster Elite ... MORE
Union Springs aims to modify marijuana opt-out law to serve as compromise with Cayuga Nation

Union Springs aims to modify marijuana opt-out law to serve as compromise with Cayuga Nation

The village of Union Springs is revisiting its draft of a proposed local law to opt out of parts of the state’s new Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. Why? Village officials are hopeful that revising it will serve as a compromise between ... MORE
The Village of Union Springs’ Local Waterfront Revitalization Program has been approved by the state

The Village of Union Springs’ Local Waterfront Revitalization Program has been approved by the state

The Village of Union Springs’ Local Waterfront Revitalization Program was approved by the state, an announcement made by New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado on Thursday. The program was prepared with the Department of State and the Environmental Protection Fund granted ... MORE
REPORT: Bureau of Indian Affairs revealed Cayuga Nation doesn’t possess public contracts for law enforcement, tribal court

REPORT: Bureau of Indian Affairs revealed Cayuga Nation never possessed public law contracts for law enforcement, tribal court

Just days before a grand jury assembles in Seneca County to start collecting testimonies that can eventually lead to criminal charges, a FingerLakes1.com investigation has revealed that the Cayuga Nation of New York has never received any federal funding through law enforcement ... MORE
“It’s Clint trying to destroy the traditionalists,” Cayuga SHARE Farm foreclosure forces fundraisers to earn 116k to save property

Cayuga SHARE Farm foreclosure forces allies to earn 116k to save property

“That is the place where all of the other traditional Nations recognize as the center of the Cayuga Nation. It’s the place where people come and connect with the land.” It took a summer cross-country road trip from thousands of miles away ... MORE
Canandaigua, Union Springs latest school districts to

Canandaigua, Union Springs schools latest to move to remote learning: How long will it last?

Throughout the course of the week – several schools have announced transitions to remote learning due to staffing issues associated with COVID-19. Both Canandaigua and Newark announced this week that they would be transitioning to remote learning. Auburn schools had already transitioned ... MORE
Seneca County will petition Supreme Court to review decision on $6M in unpaid taxes by Cay

Seneca County will petition Supreme Court to review decision on $6M in unpaid taxes by Cayuga Nation

Officials in Seneca County say they will be petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to review an issue connected to more than $6 million in owed property taxes. It brings the Cayuga Nation, and its properties owned in Seneca County back into the ... 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

Officials: Possible COVID-19 exposure at Lakeside Entertainment in Union Springs

The Cayuga County Health Department is warning patrons of the Lakeside Entertainment Casino of a possible COVID-19 exposure. In a press release on Saturday, health officials said that a patron who tested positive for COVID-19 visited on October 7th between the hours ... MORE