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Owasco man pleads guilty to menacing family

Owasco man pleads guilty to menacing family
Last fall, authorities said Eric Simmons parked a red tractor in a family's driveway in the town of Owasco, placed a large cutout of a black bear in the front yard and fired a shotgun ... more
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Gorgeous sunrise in Cayuga County (photo)

Gorgeous sunrise in Cayuga County (photo)
It was a beautiful morning along Owasco Lake in this shot taken Tuesday. Photo by Todd Tanner ... more
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More details revealed in Nature Conservancy’s $1.5 million Owasco Lake project

More details revealed in Nature Conservancy's $1.5 million Owasco Lake project
The Nature Conservancy plans to acquire or restore over $1.2 million worth of land in the Owasco Lake watershed to protect water quality, part of an approximately $1.5 million project that relies heavily on state ... more
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UPDATE: Thousands without power in Auburn-area Wednesday evening

UPDATE: Thousands without power in Auburn-area Wednesday evening
Thousands were without power around Auburn as of 8 p.m. Reports began circulating around 7:30 p.m. that locations along the Arterial in Cayuga County — starting in the City of Auburn were without power. It’s ... more
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Keith Batman enters Assembly race to challenge Finch

Keith Batman enters Assembly race to challenge Finch
Keith Batman, a former chair of the Cayuga County Legislature and past Scipio town official, has formally announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination in the 126th Assembly District race. Batman created a campaign ... more
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Algae-fighting buoys may be too costly for Owasco Lake

Algae-fighting buoys may be too costly for Owasco Lake
A $1.2 million proposal to scatter about 30 ultrasonic buoys at the northern end of Owasco Lake to combat harmful algae may be too costly to implement, at least for now, local officials said Thursday ... more
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Owasco Lake watershed’s management plan could be complete by July 2019

Owasco Lake watershed's management plan could be complete by July 2019
The Owasco Lake Watershed Nine Element Plan has hit a couple of milestones this year, paving the way to its first round of public feedback set for this fall. A 9E Plan outlines ways to ... more
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Could sound waves keep harmful algal blooms from Owasco Lake?

Could sound waves keep harmful algal blooms from Owasco Lake?
They've worked in a New Jersey reservoir and a lake larger than Owasco Lake in Malaysia — ultra sonic buoys that keep harmful algal blooms at bay. Could it work in Owasco? A Netherlands company ... more
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Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles lakes’ harmful algal bloom summit kicks off

Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles lakes' harmful algal bloom summit kicks off
Skaneateles, Owasco and Cayuga lakes took the spotlight Monday at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in the second of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's four harmful algal bloom summits statewide. The summits are part of ... more
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Cayuga County to state’s U.S. reps: Change FEMA’s mind about disaster declaration denial

Cayuga County to state's U.S. reps: Change FEMA's mind about disaster declaration denial
Cayuga County thinks the Federal Emergency Management Agency was wrong to dismiss a disaster declaration for the southern end of the county, and is calling on state representatives to fix it. Heavy rains pummeled the ... more
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Owasco Lake council elects new officers

Owasco Lake council elects new officers
The Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council, a nonprofit entity created by the city of Auburn, town of Owasco and Cayuga County, elected new officers to its corporation Tuesday morning. Owasco Town Supervisor Ed Wagner was ... more
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Quiet morning along Owasco Lake (photo)

Quiet morning along Owasco Lake (photo)
It was a quiet morning along Owasco Lake over the weekend, after the rain passed. Photo by Stephanie Hamilton ... more
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Colorful look at Owasco Lake (photo)

Colorful look at Owasco Lake (photo)
A colorful look at Owasco Lake as winter begins to wind down. Photo by Todd Tanner ... more
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Owasco farm under investigation for worker living conditions

Owasco farm under investigation for worker living conditions
Nicole Catalfano said she wanted to cry. Four adults and five children have been living in squalor on a dairy farm in Owasco since December, and Catalfano helped them pack up their belongings Friday and ... more
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Low lake levels reveal a messy Owasco Inlet and bay

Low lake levels reveal a messy Owasco Inlet and bay
Low winter lake levels have revealed more side effects of summer flooding events — a very muddy, debris- and foam-filled inlet at the southern end of Owasco Lake. Owasco Lake Watershed Specialist Andrew Snell took ... more
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Owasco Lake inspector leaves post for soil and water district

Owasco Lake inspector leaves post for soil and water district
The Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program is down to one inspector. Former Owasco Lake watershed inspector Tim Schneider accepted a new position as a countywide watershed inspector with the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation ... more
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Rake the lake: Shoreline weeds, debris could be part of Owasco Lake’s harmful algae recipe

Rake the lake: Shoreline weeds, debris could be part of Owasco Lake's harmful algae recipe
2017 was a rough year for Owasco Lake, but John Halfman has some ideas for improving its water quality and keeping harmful algal blooms from turning its beaches to pea soup. Halfman, professor of geolimnology ... more
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Hunter not injured after falling into Owasco Lake

Hunter not injured after falling into Owasco Lake
A duck hunter was uninjured after he fell through the ice on Owasco Lake Thursday afternoon. A caller reported seeing a figure out on Owasco Lake and then not seeing the person reappear around 3:45 ... more
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Agriculture society’s plans for Emerson Park may conflict with master plan

State grants Cayuga County $2.3M for water quality projects
The Cayuga County Agricultural Society has proposed erecting at least two buildings on the eastern side of Emerson Park for its annual fair, but local officials are concerned that they could impact current recreation and ... more
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State police search for suspects in Owasco liquor store larceny

State police search for suspects in Owasco liquor store larceny
New York State Police are investigating a larceny that took place New Year's Eve in the town of Owasco. Trooper James Wozniak said police are searching for a man and woman who stole several bottles ... more
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Two hospitalized at Upstate after water rescue in Owasco Lake

Firefighters were involved in a water rescue, which took place on Sunday afternoon. The incident unfolded in Owasco Lake near 4768 West Lake Road, according to first responders, who said that it took around 30 ... more
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