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Skaneateles man arrested for DWI after Cayuga County traffic stop

Clyde man accused of trying to lure teens walking to school, charged with stalking
Sheriff Brian Schenck reported that on May 19 at 12:22 p.m., Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on North Glen Haven Road in the Town of Sempronius. The stop was due to ... more
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Sempronius officials face scrutiny over property tax exemptions: $1M+ lacked essential documentation

Sempronius officials face scrutiny over property tax exemptions: $1M+ lacked essential documentation
A recent audit, dated August 18 revealed lapses in the Town of Sempronius's real property tax exemptions administration. According to the findings, the Town Assessor failed to consistently ensure proper documentation for granting exemptions. Of ... 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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Several departments called to structure fire in Cayuga County

Several departments called to structure fire in Cayuga County
Firefighters from several districts were dispatched to a structure fire in Cayuga County late-Saturday. The call came in around 8:30 p.m. First units on-scene confirmed a working fire. Our partners at the Cayuga/Seneca Fire Wire ... more
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Crash in Sempronius leads to DWI charge for Cortland man

Troopers: Red Creek man killed in two-car crash on Rt. 104 in Wayne County
Troopers from the Auburn barracks were dispatched to a motor vehicle incident on State Route 41A in the town of Sempronius on Thursday, January 26th. Following an investigation, 47-year-old Jason S. MacHenry of Cortland was ... more
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Family loses home, several pets in structure fire on Wednesday

Family loses home, several pets in structure fire on Wednesday
A mobile home was a total loss and several pets died after a fire on Wednesday. On January 4th at 9:17 a.m., a structure fire was reported in the 5900 block of Franklin Road in ... more
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One arrested after shots fired in Sempronius

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Troopers arrested a Syracuse man following a report of shots fired. According to a news release, State Police in Auburn arrested Joshua Pena, 23, of Syracuse for criminal possession of a weapon. State Police responded ... more
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Opt in or out? No word yet from two Cayuga County towns on marijuana decisions

Town of Gorham expected to set public hearing on possible reversal of marijuana opt-in
The December 31st deadline for opting out of marijuana retail sales and on-site consumption has passed, but we still don't know some communities' decisions. The Citizen reports there's been no official word out of the ... more
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Skaneateles, Union Springs, Owasco get rare ‘tornado warning’ as storms roll through Friday

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It doesn't happen very often, but once in a while a tornado warning is issued in Upstate New York. Throughout the day forecasters warned of possible strong or severe storms - even an outlier supercell ... more
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Large barn fire in Cayuga County: Multiple departments called for tanker task force

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First responders say the fire that destroyed a barn on Saturday in Cayuga County didn't result in any injuries or loss of livestock. All of the cows that were inside a large barn that burst ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires 102 acres in Sempronious

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires 102 acres in Sempronious
The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired 102 acres located off of Iowa Road in the town of Sempronius, Cayuga County. The property is bordered to the north by Bear Swamp State Forest and contains ... 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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Skaneateles from the South (photo)

Skaneateles from the South (photo)
A shot of Skaneateles Lake. Photo by Michael Jones ... 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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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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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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