Category: Union Springs

Man arrested twice in Wayne County

Union Springs man arrested twice in Wayne County

Police say a Union Springs man was taken into custody following investigation into multiple bench warrants. According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cory J. Smith, 41, of Union Springs on a bench warrant issued by the Savannah ... MORE
Union Springs man ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation

Union Springs man ticketed for aggravated unlicensed operation

Police say a Union Springs man was cited following a traffic stop. According to a news release, the Seneca Falls Police Department ticketed Jonathan E. Waldron, 42, of Union Springs for aggravated unlicensed operation. Waldron was initially stopped on Farron Road in ... MORE
Cayuga County-area schools have fared well since COVID-19 mask mandate lifted

Cayuga County-area schools have fared well since COVID-19 mask mandate lifted

Since the COVID-19 mask mandate for schools was lifted, a few schools in Cayuga County have seen an increase in cases, but most haven’t seen a significant rise. The nine school district in the Cayuga County area- Auburn, Cato-Meridian, Moravia, Jordan-Elbridge, Port ... MORE
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One house destroyed by late-night fire along Cayuga Lake, second home suffers damage (video & photos)

One home was completely destroyed and another suffered damage after a fire in Union Springs late-Friday. The call came in around 8 p.m. as a structure fire, and shortly after first responders arrived on-scene radio traffic indicated that the fire spread to ... MORE
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Sheriff: One in custody after drugs, two guns located in Union Springs

One person is in custody after an investigation into weapons and drugs possessed by local man who was on probation. Sheriff Brian Schenck says deputies received a request for assistance from a Cayuga County Probation Officer. The officer had been conducting a ... MORE
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US Supreme Court upholds Cayuga Nation’s right to run electronic bingo hall in Union Springs

The US Supreme Court has let stand a lower court’s ruling denying the village of Union Springs the right to shut down a Cayuga Indian Nation electronic bingo hall. The Court denied a writ of certiorari in the case of Howard Tanner, ... MORE
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Opt in or out? No word yet from two Cayuga County towns on marijuana decisions

The December 31st deadline for opting out of marijuana retail sales and on-site consumption has passed, but we still don’t know some communities’ decisions. The Citizen reports there’s been no official word out of the town of Sempronius and Throop. The towns ... MORE
Interior’s Bryan Newland reopens consideration of Cayuga Nation’s land-into-trust application denial

Interior’s Bryan Newland reopens consideration of Cayuga Nation’s land-into-trust application denial

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland has advised the Interior Department to reconsider the Cayuga Nation’s denial of a 114-acre land-into-trust application. The development came last week from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia as the Cayuga Nation Council, ... MORE
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Denial of Cayuga land-into-trust application could be overturned

The federal government is considering reversing its denial of the Cayuga Indian Nation’s land-into-trust application. The Citizen quotes Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland as saying the Cayugas submitted “new information” concerning the application that has him reconsidering the rejection. The ... MORE
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Cayuga Nation selling marijuana in Seneca Falls and Union Springs

The Cayuga Nation is selling marijuana. Using its sovereign status, the Nation has begun selling marijuana in Cayuga and Seneca counties. The tribe operates stores in Seneca Falls and Union Springs. The final confirmation came in an Instagram post by the managers ... MORE
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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