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Canal Society hosts lecture on historic Free Bridge archaeological findings

Canal Society hosts lecture on historic Free Bridge archaeological findings
The Canal Society of New York State will hold a free lecture on May 11 at the Samuel Center for Canal History in Port Byron, showcasing findings from the 2022 archaeological investigations at the historic ... more
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Canal Society of New York to host lecture on restoration of Cayuga Seneca Canal’s Lock 4

Canal Society of New York to host lecture on restoration of Cayuga Seneca Canal's Lock 4
The Canal Society of New York State is hosting an illustrated lecture on the recent restoration of Cayuga Seneca Canal's Lock 4, delivered by Patrick Acee, a seasoned engineer with the New York State Canal ... more
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Port Byron man flees with vehicle during repossession, leads authorities from Tyre to Montezuma

Port Byron man flees with vehicle during repossession, leads authorities from Tyre to Montezuma
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Port Byron man after a repo agent was nearly run over in Tyre. On April 3 around noon deputies arrested Robert J Bush Jr., 40, ... more
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Port Byron service area reopens along NYS Thruway

Port Byron service area reopens along NYS Thruway
The New York State Thruway Authority celebrates a significant milestone in its extensive $450 million service area redevelopment initiative with the reopening of the Port Byron Service Area in Cayuga County. Closed since March 2023 ... more
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Sheriff: Passenger obstructed roadside investigation, taken into custody in Port Byron

Sheriff: Passenger obstructed roadside investigation, taken into custody in Port Byron
One person is in custody after a traffic stop escalated in Cayuga County last week. Sheriff Brian Schenck of the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of Shawn M. Farrell for second-degree obstruction. The ... more
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Historic Port Byron school makes way for new apartment complex

Historic Port Byron school makes way for new apartment complex
Demolition began Wednesday on the former Port Byron Central School as part of a major $28 million housing initiative set to transform the village landscape. The site at 27-29 Church St., previously known as Church ... more
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Man took vehicle from friend in Cayuga County, then never returned it

Man took vehicle from friend in Cayuga County, then never returned it
On November 2 deputies apprehended Brian M. Shimer following a reported motor vehicle larceny. A woman had reported her car missing after lending it to a friend, identified as Shimer, who failed to return it ... more
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Port Byron man among 31 charged in major drug ring rampant in Central New York

Port Byron man among 31 charged in major drug ring rampant in Central New York
Attorney General Letitia James, alongside Syracuse Police, announced the indictment of 31 individuals charged with 192 criminal counts in the disruption of two large-scale narcotics rings in Central New York. The year-long operation, named "Operation ... more
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Historic replica schooner Lois McClure to anchor at Old Erie Canal Heritage Park in Port Byron

Historic replica schooner Lois McClure to anchor at Old Erie Canal Heritage Park in Port Byron
The Canal Society of New York State announced a new permanent exhibit coming to the Old Erie Canal Heritage Park. Starting next spring, visitors can admire the Lois McClure, a full-scale replica of a 19th-century ... more
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Port Byron man attacked family member with baseball bat, faces menacing and weapons charges

Police: Disturbance on Parrish St. leads to charges in Canandaigua
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Port Byron man following an investigation into a Main Street disturbance. Scott Corey Jr. was taken into custody on September 27 around 9:20 p.m., according ... 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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Sheriff’s office investigates larcenies at Port Byron, Cato school events

Sheriff's office investigates larcenies at Port Byron, Cato school events
Local law enforcement is seeking public assistance in identifying suspects linked to a series of larcenies at school events in Port Byron and Cato. On September 15, several vehicles parked at Port Byron School were ... more
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Lawsuit claims Port Byron schools failed to halt repeated abuse of special needs child

Lawsuit claims Port Byron schools failed to halt repeated abuse of special needs child
A lawsuit has been filed against the Port Byron Central School District and Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, alleging that they neglected to prevent the sexual abuse of a special needs student on two occasions by another student ... more
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Port Byron’s Canal Day returns with entertainment, food, and festivities

Port Byron's Canal Day returns with entertainment, food, and festivities
Port Byron is set to host Canal Day this Saturday, reviving a tradition that celebrates the village's historic connection to the Erie Canal. The event, rejuvenated last year by a dedicated group of volunteers after ... more
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Port Byron duo accused of larceny at BJs in Sennett

Storage, retail, and restaurant space all possible at former BJ’s site in Geneva if plans approved
State Police from the SP Auburn unit responded to a theft report at BJ's in the town of Sennett on August 9, 2023. The accused, identified as Ashley L. Gordon, 36, and Michelle L. Stotler, ... more
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Vandalism at Port Byron cemetery under investigation

Life expectancy takes biggest hit since WWII: CDC blames COVID pandemic
Police are looking for the persons responsible for vandalism that happened at a cemetery in Port Byron. State police say they received a report of damaged monuments and head stones at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. It's ... 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 make DWI arrest after suspicious incident on Main Street in Port Byron

Cato woman charged with DWI after traffic stop in Cayuga County
On Thursday, December 29th State Troopers from the Auburn barracks were called to investigate a suspicious incident on Main Street in Port Byron. Upon arriving at the scene, they arrested 38-year-old Michael J. Guarnieri, a ... 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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