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Dollar General looks to expand, redevelop Weedsport store

Dollar General store eyed for former SMS Field in Seneca Falls
Dollar General is set to undertake a significant redevelopment project in Weedsport, involving the demolition of its existing store and the construction of a new, larger facility. The development plan was reported on Friday by ... more
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Weedsport man sentenced for predatory sex assault against a child

Bail set at $100K in Auburn teen’s 50 count child pornography case: Victims were between 12-15 years old
Michael A. Peterson, a 42-year-old Weedsport resident, has been sentenced to a substantial prison term for sexually assaulting a child. In Cayuga County Court on Thursday, Judge Thomas Leone handed down a sentence of 14 ... more
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Weedsport CSD adopts ‘Wolverines’ mascot following state regulations

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
The Weedsport Central School District has chosen 'Wolverines' as its new mascot, following the New York State Board of Regents guidelines that mandate schools to discontinue the use of Native American symbols. This decision retires ... more
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Weedsport schools get close to picking new nickname: Vote happening tomorrow

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
The Weedsport Central School District is on the verge of selecting a new nickname and logo, with "Thunderbolts" and "Wolverines" as the top contenders. A community-wide vote, open to students, staff, local residents, and alumni, ... more
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Auburn drug bust leads to arrests and weapons charges

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
The Finger Lakes Drug Task Force announced the arrests of Timothy P. Martin, 37, of Auburn, and Lindsay M. Mitchell, 30, of Weedsport, following a traffic stop and subsequent search that yielded drugs and weapons ... more
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Two Cayuga County schools nearing decisions on nicknames after NYS ban

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
Following New York's decision to ban Native American-related nicknames in schools, the Southern Cayuga and Weedsport school districts are narrowing down potential new mascots. Southern Cayuga, previously known as the "Chiefs", is considering three options: ... more
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Weedsport CSD names Gregory Stone as next superintendent

Weedsport CSD names Gregory Stone as next superintendent
The Weedsport Central School District has a new superintendent. The district named Gregory Stone as its next leader. He currently serves as ELA and Elementary Education Director at the North Syracuse Central School District. He's ... more
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Police: Weedsport man threatened person’s home in Seneca Falls

Police: Weedsport man threatened person's home in Seneca Falls
Police arrested a Weedsport man following an investigation into threats made in the town of Seneca Falls. Jack Harris, 26, is accused of making a threat to damage the victim's home during an incident on ... more
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FLX TODAY: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting event + updates on Port Byron, Cato larcenies (podcast)

FLX TODAY: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting event + updates on Port Byron, Cato larcenies (podcast)
On this edition of FLX Today we begin a new monthly series catching up with Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck. Recruiting efforts, an expected contract with the Weedsport Central School District to expand the School ... more
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Weedsport CSD’s search for new superintendent narrows to two candidates

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
The search for the next superintendent of the Weedsport Central School District has been narrowed down to two candidates, Luke Carnicelli and Gregory Stone, by the local board of education. Current superintendent, Shaun O’Connor, who ... more
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Weedsport man admits to long-term child abuse ahead of trial: Faces life sentence

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
Michael Peterson, a 42-year-old resident of Weedsport, confessed to the continuous sexual abuse of a young girl under 13 for nearly six years. Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci announced on Thursday that Peterson ... more
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Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office takes over security at Weedsport schools

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
Students of Weedsport Central School District will witness a shift in their school's security arrangement this academic year. Following an agreement with the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, the district will now have a Special Patrol ... more
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Weedsport man admits to machete assault after declining first plea deal: Faces 13 years in prison

Cayuga County public defenders join statewide symbolic boycott after wage increase not included in state budget
A Cayuga County man, Christopher Laframboise of Weedsport, has pleaded guilty to a machete attack earlier this year that left the victim with significant injuries. The Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that Laframboise admitted ... more
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Truck bursts into flames on Thruway in Weedsport (video)

Truck bursts into flames on Thruway in Weedsport (video)
A dramatic scene this afternoon on the New York State Thruway in Cayuga County left traffic backed up for miles. It involved a tractor-trailer, which caught fire and was disabled in Weedsport. Few details were ... more
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Weedsport Fire Department seeks volunteers to join force

Weedsport Fire Department seeks volunteers to join force
The Weedsport Fire Department is actively seeking new volunteers, emphasizing not only the bravery needed for fire fighting but also the significance of community spirit and service. The department encourages individuals with a passion for ... more
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Two hospitalized after serious overnight crash on Thruway in Cayuga County

Two hospitalized after serious overnight crash on Thruway in Cayuga County
Several departments were dispatched to a two-car accident on the New York State Thruway during the early-morning hours on Friday in Cayuga County. According to our partners at the Cayuga Seneca Fire Wire, Weedsport, Port ... more
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Weedsport looks for superintendent and a new nickname

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
As the Weedsport Central School District's Superintendent Shaun O'Connor prepares for retirement, a search for his replacement is now underway. Dr. Brian Hartwell, the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES district superintendent, has been appointed by the school board ... more
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Weedsport CSD invites public to share mascot ideas

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
In response to an April ruling by the Board of Regents banning Native American themed names and imagery at schools, the Weedsport Central School District is inviting the public to help select a new mascot ... more
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Weedsport Superintendent Shaun O’Connor will retire

Weedsport Superintendent Shaun O’Connor will retire
Superintendent Shaun O'Connor of Weedsport Central School District announced his retirement effective January 1, 2024, in a letter posted on the district's website. O'Connor, who has led the district for 18 years, initially started his ... more
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