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Former Cayuga County Legislature Chair Steve Cuddeback passes away at 65 after battle with cancer

Former Cayuga County Legislature Chair Steve Cuddeback passes away at 65 after battle with cancer
Steven Cuddeback, a respected farmer, military veteran, and former chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, following a brief battle with cancer. He was 65. Cuddeback, who owned and operated ... more
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Man known for repeated state violations accused of shooting DEC turkey decoy in Cayuga County

Man known for repeated state violations accused of shooting DEC turkey decoy in Cayuga County
John Rio, a 49-year-old man from Jordan in Onondaga County, has been charged with possessing a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and discharging it from a public highway. According to the Department of Environmental ... 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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House fire engulfs Niles home, prompting major response

House fire engulfs Niles home, prompting major response
On Monday evening, a devastating house fire broke out in Niles, requiring the swift intervention of fire departments from both Cayuga and Onondaga counties. The inferno began around 8 p.m. at a residence located at ... more
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DEC, Finger Lakes Land Trust permanently protect 234 acres at Casa Farms in Niles

DEC, Finger Lakes Land Trust permanently protect 234 acres at Casa Farms in Niles
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Finger Lakes Land Trust have announced the permanent protection of 234 acres at Casa Farms in the town of Niles, Cayuga County, with a conservation ... more
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$1.27M improvements complete at Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County

$1.27M improvements complete at Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says construction on a $1.27-million project to improve public access at Carpenter Falls Unique Area in the town of Niles, Cayuga County is complete. “Carpenter Falls is ... more
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Two alarm house fire rekindles in Cayuga County

Firefighters called to major structure fire in Cayuga County twice on Sunday
No injuries were reported, but a home sustained heavy damage after a structure fire over the weekend in Cayuga County. Firefighters from several districts were called to Cream Hollow Road in Niles for a structure ... more
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Carpenter Falls Unique Area will close for construction and reopen in 2022

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Carpenter Falls Unique Area off Route 41A in the town of Niles will be closed until 2022 for a $1.25 million dollar project, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The project will help ... more
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Multiple departments called in for rope rescue at gorge in Cayuga County

Multiple departments called in for rope rescue at gorge in Cayuga County
Earlier this week a mother and her 5-year-old child were stranded at the bottom of a gorge in the town of Niles. After being unable to get back up from the gorge- they called 911 ... 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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Sheriff: Two airlifted after fall at Carpenter Falls in Cayuga County

First responders work serious rescue detail at falls in Cayuga County
Sheriff Brian Schenck provided an update on the fall and rescue effort that took place at Carpenter Falls in the town of Niles around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. At approximately 4:06pm, the Cayuga County 911 ... 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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Community rallies for firefighter’s family who lost everything in devastating Cayuga blaze

Home destroyed, family displaced after devastating fire in Cayuga County (photos)
Investigators said the fire started in the garage and took off uncontrollably. Doug, his wife Danielle, their three boys and two dogs made it out. Two pet turtles didn't make it. The family is safe, ... more
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Public weighs in on DEC proposal for Carpenter Falls in Niles

Public weighs in on DEC proposal for Carpenter Falls in Niles
The state Department of Environmental Conservation hosted two public meetings in Niles Wednesday to serve as the start of a public comment period on proposed improvements to Carpenter Falls. The proposed Carpenter Falls Public Access ... 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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Deputies: Drunk driver crashes car into Skaneateles Lake

Deputies: Drunk driver crashes car into Skaneateles Lake
Investigators in Cayuga County say a woman has been charged with driving drunk after they say she drove her car into Skaneateles Lake. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office says Malia M. Mcafee, 23, from Syracuse, ... more
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Community remembers ice fisherman who died on Skaneateles Lake

Crews searching for fisherman who fell through the ice on Skaneateles Lake
Investigators said Alfred Coon, 82, from Homer, passed away after rescuers pulled him from the lake. EMTs and firefighters attempted "life saving measures, but were unsuccessful," according to state police. "Anyone who had a problem in the ... more
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Snowplow strikes utility pole, taking down power lines in Niles

Nearly two miles of road in Southern Cayuga County was shut down for a period of time on Wednesday morning after a snowplow hit a utility pole - taking down power lines. The Auburn Citizen ... more
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