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State official reviewing Cayuga County solar farm application will tour site

State official reviewing Cayuga County solar farm application will tour site
One of three state administrative law judges overseeing the application for a solar farm in northern Cayuga County will tour the site Thursday. Three judge panel will make recommendation to siting board The Citizen reports ... more
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Conquest man dies after vehicle hits tree and catches fire

Second person dies after crash in Lyons
A Cayuga County resident died today following a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Cato. Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says officers responded to Slayton Road in Cato for a one-motor vehicle crash on Friday, ... more
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State review board set to hold hearing on solar farm planned for Conquest this week

Town of Geneva residents will see additional solar power savings
The state review board that decides if the project to build a solar farm in Cayuga County will move forward is set to hold an evidentiary hearing this week. The New York State Board on ... more
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State officials raise concerns about impact of Conquest solar farm project

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Scientists with the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and state Department of Agriculture and Markets have submitted testimony that identifies potential problems with the solar farm proposed for Cayuga County. The testimony was submitted ... more
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A town in Cayuga County will be split into two congressional districts, state Legislature approves redrawn map

Gov. Hochul announces $35 million investment to support NY’s abortion providers
For residents of a town and village in Cayuga County, redistricting has left them in an odd spot. The Democrat-led state Legislature gave approval for New York's redrawn congressional districts on Wednesday, February 2. Now, ... more
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Will Cayuga County get its solar plant? Public hearings set for Thursday

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Virtual public hearings have been scheduled by the New York State Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment to review a proposed 200-megawatt solar farm in Conquest. The board will make a final decision ... more
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Manktelow decries delay in local appointments to Article 10 board in Conquest

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Assemblyman Brian Manktelow is upset that the town of Conquest has no local representation on the siting board that will consider the fate of a proposed energy project in the town. The Assemblyman has sent ... more
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First responders battle structure fire in Cayuga County during peak of winter storm

Shortsville home destroyed by fire; family being assisted by Red Cross
First responders say multiple departments were called to battle a house fire in Cayuga County during the overnight hours between Wednesday and Thursday. The call came in for a structure fire on Cooper Street in ... more
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DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as communities struggle economically (podcast)

DEBRIEF: East Hill Medical fills important void as rural 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 ... more
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12-year-old airlifted from scene of serious one-car crash in Cayuga County

Sheriff Brian Schenck provided an update on the one-vehicle crash that happened in the town of Conquest on Wednesday a little after 2 p.m. He says a 2014 Chrysler minivan operated by Kathleen Liccion, 39, ... more
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Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County issues state of emergency, all school districts will shut down
Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the ... more
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First responders called to crash on Rt. 370 in Cayuga County

No serious injuries after two-car crash along 5&20 in Seneca Falls
First responders were called to Route 270 in Cayuga County near Drake Road for the report of a crash with entrapment. The call came in shortly before 4 p.m. First responders said that the scene ... more
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Another deadly snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County

Another fatal snowmobile crash reported in Cayuga County
Crews in Cayuga County responded to a second fatal snowmobile accident this week on Thursday in the town of Conquest. First responders were called to 1058 Spring Lake Road around 5 p.m. for the report ... more
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LATEST: Investigation continues after sheriff identifies victim in fatal Cayuga County boat launch accident

One dead after boat launch accident
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said in an update on Monday that the cause of a fatal boat accident on Friday has not been identified. He reported that the investigation remained active. In the press ... more
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Auburn man sentenced for stealing firearms from home in Conquest

Auburn man sentenced for stealing firearms from home in Conquest
An Auburn man was sentenced in Cayuga County Court on Tuesday to five years in prison, and was granted an override of violent felony status. Raymond Allen, 38, formerly of 293 Seymour St., Auburn, was arrested in ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive ... more
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Auburn man arrested with stolen guns after Conquest burglary

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Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck reports that after receiving tips from the public - stolen guns were located, and an Auburn man was arrested on multiple charges. Raymond J. Allen, 31, of Auburn was charged ... more
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Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind
The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County's multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales ... more
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