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Weedsport will implement 7% hotel tax if Gov. Hochul gives final approval

INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn on the extension of the room tax, more services for veterans, progress on the broadband rollout, and more (podcast)
A bill authorizing the village of Weedsport to implement a 7% hotel tax has received legislative approval. The Citizen reports that the tax, proposed due to an increase in police and fire department calls to ... more
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Southern Cayuga, Weedsport schools begin process to find new mascot after state mandates change

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
The Weedsport Central and Southern Cayuga school districts in Cayuga County are calling for community suggestions following a New York State Education Department decision to prohibit Native American-themed nicknames for athletic programs. Weedsport, formerly known ... more
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Weedsport Field Days returns: Events running through Saturday

Weedsport Field Days returns: Events running through Saturday
The Weedsport Fire Department will once again host its annual Field Days event, featuring rides, live music, and more. It runs today through Saturday. The festivities begin at 12 p.m. each day it's open. There ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)

Cayuga County Legislature May 2023 Meeting (webcast)
The Cayuga County Legislature met for their regular monthly meeting for May 2023 on Tuesday night in Auburn. Full meeting video appears below ... more
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Troopers: Auburn man arrested after larceny investigation at Pit Stop

Lyons man charged with DWI after hitting utility pole, not cooperating with deputies
State police arrested an Auburn man following a larceny complaint at a gas station in Weedsport. Allan Laury, 29, was charged with petit larceny after police were called to the Pit Stop in the village ... more
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Weedsport man charged with DWI after crash on Rt. 34

Cato woman charged with DWI after traffic stop in Cayuga County
Troopers arrested a Weedsport man for DWI after an accident in Ira. According to a news release, troopers arrested Isaac Rodriguez, 47, of Weedsport following that crash on Route 34. It happened Saturday, but no ... more
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Vehicle fire along Thruway in Cayuga County catches ignites nearby grass

Car bursts into flames along Main St. in Shortsville
First responders were called to a vehicle fire along the New York State Thruway in Central New York on Friday. It happened in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 300. According to Cayuga/Seneca Fire Wire, ... more
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Weedsport Speedway unveils 2023 schedule

Weedsport Speedway unveils 2023 schedule
On Monday the management of Weedsport Speedway unveiled their schedule for the upcoming season, which will run from May through September. Tickets will be available for purchase online from March 10th, with members of the ... more
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Weedsport man arrested after crash on Rt. 34 in Cato

Police: Driver faces felony charges after traffic stop in Seneca Falls
State police arrested a Weedsport man following a crash in Cayuga County. According to a news release on February 18th troopers responded to a crash on Route 34 in Cato. Andrew Franke, 37, of Weedsport ... more
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Several departments called to Weedsport shed fire on Sunday

Several departments called to Weedsport shed fire on Sunday
First responders were called to a a small structure fire in Weedsport over the weekend. Several fire departments including Weedsport, Throop, Port Byron, Sennett, and Auburn responded to the scene on Oakland Road for a ... more
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Weedsport family trapped in Walmart store during Buffalo blizzard (video)

Weedsport family trapped in Walmart store during Buffalo blizzard (video)
Jeannette Mitchell, a resident of Weedsport, found herself trapped in a Buffalo-area Walmart with her family for nearly 24 hours during the Christmas Weekend Blizzard. They were visiting family in the area and had anticipated ... more
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Man who impersonated DEC officer and stole rifle pleads guilty, faces 1-3 years in prison

Yates County could move forward with lowering crossbow, rifle hunting age to 12 this week
Authorities say a Weedsport man has pleaded guilty to stealing a rifle from a hunter by pretending to be a government worker. Prosecutors say Zackary Harvey stole a rifle from a hunter on September 9th, ... more
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Whitman, Moravia, Port Byron, and Weedsport districts get approval on capital projects: One measure fell short though

Deadline for switching parties before primary is now August 11
Tuesday was a busy day for local school districts, as capital votes took place throughout the region. Here's a wrap-up of what was on the ballot, and their outcomes: Voters in the Marcus Whitman school ... more
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Millions coming to Cayuga, Seneca, and Wayne counties as part of Block Grant awards

Sterling to receive $401K in federal funding for water infrastructure
Four Finger Lakes communities have been awarded Community Development Block Grant funding by the state for upgrades to housing and public water facilities. “By supporting improvements to build affordable housing, enhance public water facilities and ... more
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Port Byron man arrested after troopers called to help EMS with intoxicated person

Police: Driver faces felony charges after traffic stop in Seneca Falls
Police arrested a Port Byron man after they were called to assist EMS with a sick or intoxicated person. David Hickey, age 61, of Port Byron was arrested for DWI and operating a vehicle with ... more
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Weedsport student threatens ‘mass harm’ prompting arrest, charges

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
Add the Weedsport Central School District to the list of those dealing with threats made by students. A 15-year-old has been arrested after threatening to cause harm within the district. The student, who was not ... more
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Four churches that were supposed to close in Auburn and Weedsport will stay open: How did it happen?

Catholic churches around Auburn given opportunity to stay open
The Catholic Churches in northern Cayuga County and Auburn that were slated to close more than a year and a half ago have a new lease on life. St. Alphonsus, St. Francis of Assisi and ... more
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Weedsport man arrested after impersonating DEC officer, stealing hunter’s gun

Arcadia man trespassed with teenager onto private property: Now he faces several charges
Police arrested a local man last week after he reportedly fooled a group of hunters into thinking he was a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officer and stole their guns. Zackary Harvey, 24, of Weedsport ... more
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Weedsport man accused of sexually abusing victim under 13 on multiple occasions

Weedsport man accused of sexually abusing victim under 13 on multiple occasions
A Weedsport man is facing child sex abuse charges that could land him in prison for more than two decades. The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of Michael Peterson, 41, who was taken ... more
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