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Kayaking on the Seneca River in Cayuga County (photo)

Kayaking on the Seneca River in Cayuga County (photo)
Lori Farrance of Cayuga NY Kayak’s on the Seneca River in Weedsport on Memorial Day. Photo by James Farrance ... more
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Reading by the Campfire in Cayuga County (photo)

Reading by the Campfire in Cayuga County (photo)
Lori Farrance of Cayuga NY relaxing by the Campfire during Memorial Day Weekend in Weedsport. Photo by James Farrance ... more
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Sunset on the Seneca River in Cayuga County (photo)

Sunset on the Seneca River in Cayuga County (photo)
Sunset on the Seneca River in Weedsport. Photo by James Farrance ... more
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Cayuga Co. couple accused of faking son’s cancer for donations plead not guilty

The Cayuga County couple charged for pretending their child had cancer to get donations pleaded not guilty. Martin and Jolene LaFrance appeared in Montezuma town court Wednesday night and pleaded not guilty to charges of ... more
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‘I just want justice’: Weedsport employee discloses workplace harassment claim

'I just want justice': Weedsport employee discloses workplace harassment claim
Carson DiRisio said she was nervous to drive to work every day. In December, DiRisio — a village of Weedsport public works employee — filed a workplace violence and harassment complaint against her boss, who ... more
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Weedsport public works department hires first full-time female employee

Weedsport public works department hires first full-time female employee
The Weedsport Board of Trustees voted to hire a full-time female employee in the department of public works on Wednesday, a first for the village. At the end of a regular meeting, the board, including ... more
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Following employee complaint, Weedsport public works chief resigns

Weedsport makes clean energy vote to save more than $300,000 tax dollars
Amid an investigation of an employee workplace violence and harassment complaint, the Weedsport Board of Trustees has approved entering into a resignation agreement with the village's public works superintendent. During an afternoon special meeting on ... more
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Weedsport Fire Department puts new rescue pumper in service

Weedsport Fire Department puts new rescue pumper in service
The Weedsport Fire Department recently put a new rescue pumper truck into service, a culmination of three years of work and over $750,000. The rescue pumper replaced two other trucks — a 1990 fire engine ... more
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Attorneys bill Weedsport $25,572 so far for undisclosed employee issue

Attorneys bill Weedsport $25,572 so far for undisclosed employee issue
Weedsport has run up more than $25,000 in attorney fees in connection with an investigation of a complaint that a village employee filed in December, records obtained by The Citizen show. Invoices to the village ... more
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Weedsport board reverses vote that would have ended worker’s employment

Weedsport board reverses vote that would have ended worker's employment
The Weedsport Board of Trustees has rescinded a resolution made last week that had effectively terminated a village employee. A special meeting was called Sunday morning to discuss a particular employee's probationary status and any ... more
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One hospitalized after tractor-trailer collides with car in Weedsport

Crews were called to a crash on South Seneca Street in Weedsport around 5:45 p.m., which involved a tractor-trailer and car. First responders say they were called to 8864 South Seneca Street for a reported ... more
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Sennett and Weedsport reach water cost compromise

Sennett and Weedsport reach water cost compromise
Sennett and Weedsport have negotiated a new water rate and water contract after disagreeing on a transmission-fee increase. For the month of January, Weedsport received a water bill from the town of Sennett with an ... more
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Weedsport officials meet with attorney over ongoing ‘sticky situation’

Weedsport officials meet with attorney over ongoing 'sticky situation'
A special meeting was called in the village of Weedsport on Thursday "to discuss a specific employee's employment status/discipline," a meeting notice online and hung on the village's door read. When the meeting opened at ... more
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Weedsport school district budget a work in progress

Weedsport school district budget a work in progress
The Weedsport Central School District is exploring different options for the 2018-2019 budget. The district's assistant superintendent of business, Doug Tomandl, said the board of education is still discussing what the district's estimated tax levy ... more
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Weedsport mayor to be precluded from employee discussions after conflict of interest debunked

Weedsport mayor to be precluded from employee discussions after conflict of interest debunked
In a special meeting held Monday afternoon, the village of Weedsport passed a resolution precluding Mayor Jean Saroodis from discussions involving her son, James Saroodis, the village's Department of Public Works superintendent, who is currently ... more
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Meeting minutes: Weedsport mayor defies attorney advice on conflict of interest

Meeting minutes: Weedsport mayor defies attorney advice on conflict of interest
Despite an attorney's advice to the contrary, Mayor Jean Saroodis refused to recuse herself from an executive session in the village of Weedsport on Feb. 8 in which an unspecified conflict of interest arose, according ... more
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Port Byron man charged with DWI in Weedsport parking lot

Deputies: Sodus man threw chair at family member, injured them
State Police say a 29-year-old Port Byron resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated after being dispatched to a parking lot on State Route 34 in Weedsport. The incident unfolded on Friday and resulted in ... more
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One-car crash reported in Weedsport, multiple agencies respond

One-car crash reported in Weedsport, multiple agencies respond
First responders in Cayuga County were called to a one-car accident with entrapment a little after 8 p.m. Weedsport Ambulance and Rescue, as well as Jordan Ambulance were dispatched to 2472 Hamilton Road for the ... more
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Weedsport deputy mayor’s title removed, officials mum on reason

Weedsport deputy mayor's title removed, officials mum on reason
Weedsport Trustee Chris Lukins was removed as the village's deputy mayor, but officials are not saying why. The village's board of trustees voted Feb. 14 to release Lukins from his duty as deputy mayor, which ... more
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Tractor-trailer catches fire on NYS Thruway near Weedsport (video)

Weedsport and Port Bryon fire departments were called to the scene of a tractor-trailer fire near mile marker 298 overnight. The incident happened in the eastbound lane and was put out within around 30 minutes, ... more
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Looking back in time: When the Thruway came to Brutus

Looking back in time: When the Thruway came to Brutus
Weedsport was founded on the basis of transportation. Prior to the community being called Weedsport, it was a sleepy hamlet of several homes in what is now the Rude Street/Seneca Street area called Macedonia. With ... more
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