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Cayuga County, Macedon, Seneca Falls, Union Springs, Sterling, and Fair Haven among waterfront grant winners

Projects in Seneca Falls, Lyons get grant money from Erie Canal IMPACT! program
Several communities across the region will see state funding for waterfront projects in 2023. The town of Macedon will receive $150,000 for enhancements to Gravino Park. The town of Seneca Falls will see $59,000 to ... more
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One person extricated from serious crash on 5&20 in Montezuma

One person extricated from serious crash on 5&20 in Montezuma
One person was extricated from a serious crash on 5&20 near the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge. The Cayuga-Seneca Fire Wire reported that first responders were called to that area of 5&20 around 3:30 p.m. One vehicle ... more
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McDonald’s restaurants have officially been removed from the NYS Thruway

McDonald's restaurants have officially been removed from the NYS Thruway
The New York State Thruway Authority announced a temporary change with regard to dining options at service areas along the interstate. However, the change will have permanent impacts. Effective January 1st, 2023 11 service areas ... more
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State AG’s office still assessing circumstances around death at Cayuga County Jail: No formal investigation underway yet

Sheriff Schenck says they are exploring possibility of converting part of Cayuga County Jail into homeless shelter
More information has been released as the investigation into a death at the Cayuga County Jail continues. Sheriff Brian Schenck said Fred Williams, age 35, of Summerhill was found unresponsive during routine rounds on November ... more
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Urgent care clinics have become a catch-all for an exhausted, short-staffed healthcare system

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Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began long wait times at urgent care centers across the Finger Lakes and Central New York have been common. This winter those wait times have gotten even longer with urgent ... more
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NYS expands investigation into RG&E, NYSEG for billing errors and mismanagement

NYSEG customers see skyrocketing bills, rates set to increase again this May
The state is expanding its investigation into RG&E and NYSEG amid a myriad of issues involving the energy provider. The state Department of Public Service announced on Wednesday that it was expanding its investigation into ... more
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Troopers: Moravia man drove drunk with child in vehicle, found in possession of weapon

Greece CSD, Boy Scouts employee charged after sex abuse investigation
Police arrested a Moravia resident following a traffic stop in the town of Venice. Joshua Allen, age 38, of Moravia was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI with a child in the vehicle, open container, criminal ... more
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Auburn Smoke Shop will be vacated by late-February, nuisance board skips meeting on complaints

Auburn Smoke Shop owner and business manager both wanted by police: Warrants for selling untaxed cigarettes issued
No hearing took place for the smoke shop in Auburn that has been subject to nuisance complaints and a police investigation. The City of Auburn's Nuisance Abatement Committee was set to have a hearing on ... more
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Domestic incident leads to DUI, harassment charges after suspect drives from Wayne to Seneca counties

Lyons man charged with DWI after hitting utility pole, not cooperating with deputies
Deputies arrested a Savannah woman following an altercation at a residence. On Tuesday, December 27th Delia Staats, age 46, of Savannah was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a domestic incident. Following ... more
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Price gouging a growing problem for children’s painkillers, fever reducers amid COVID, flu, and RSV outbreaks

Price gouging a growing problem for children's painkillers, fever reducers amid COVID, flu, and RSV outbreaks
Attorney General Letitia James is urging caution among New Yorkers as concerns about price gouging rise with COVID-19, influenza, and RSV cases. She's asking consumers and businesses to report price gouging of children's painkillers and ... more
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Wegmans recalls kale, spinach, and micro greens products

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Wegmans has issued a produce recall for Wegmans cat grass, Wegmans organic Baby Kale & Baby Spinach with Sweat Pea Leaves and Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens. The products are being recalled due ... more
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Gas prices continue downward trend, but that’s about to come to an end

Gas prices continue downward trend, but that's about to come to an end
Gas prices continued to decline this past week across the region, according to AAA. During the week of Christmas the price of a gallon of gas declined 6 cents. It brought the actual average price ... more
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Finger Lakes schools have suffered 20-50% enrollment losses: How bad is it? What do superintendents say is the answer?

Finger Lakes schools have suffered 20-50% enrollment losses: How bad is it? What do superintendents say is the answer?
What should state or local officials do about cratering enrollment numbers at school districts across the Finger Lakes? Less than three years after last analyzing enrollment data across the region we've looked at the numbers ... more
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FLX FORECAST: Much warmer, showers building by weekend to close out 2023

FLX FORECAST: Much warmer, showers building by weekend to close out 2023
After a deadly blizzard across Western New York the forecast will calm down, and warm up significantly to close out 2022. No major precipitation is expected at any point, and the warming trend will give ... more
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Longtime Biden aide from Auburn stepping down to spend more time with family

Longtime Biden aide from Auburn stepping down to spend more time with family
A longtime advisor to President Joe Biden who has roots in the city of Auburn is leaving the State Department. Brian McKeon, who has served as deputy secretary of state for management and resources, is ... more
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Cayuga County man headed to prison after fleeing police on four flat tires

Bail set at $100K in Auburn teen’s 50 count child pornography case: Victims were between 12-15 years old
The Cayuga County man who fled police on four flat tires is headed to prison. Justin Jones, age 37, was sentenced to 1.5 to 3 years in prison. He fled from police after a domestic ... more
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LIVE UPDATES: Windy, frigid conditions on Christmas Day in the Finger Lakes

LIVE UPDATES: Windy, frigid conditions on Christmas Day in the Finger Lakes
The best advice for the next 12-18 hours is avoid travel. First responders and road crews are working overtime to keep people safe and property secure as damaging winds, blinding snow squalls, and life-threatening cold ... more
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Man who impersonated DEC officer and stole rifle pleads guilty, faces 1-3 years in prison

Yates County could move forward with lowering crossbow, rifle hunting age to 12 this week
Authorities say a Weedsport man has pleaded guilty to stealing a rifle from a hunter by pretending to be a government worker. Prosecutors say Zackary Harvey stole a rifle from a hunter on September 9th, ... more
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Cayuga County Legislator Brian Muldrow announced bid for reelection

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Cayuga County Legislator Brian Muldrow wants to stay put. The Democrat from Auburn announced his intention to run for re-election. "I am asking for your support again as I run for legislator in District 11," ... more
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Following Dwyer’s announcement, Republican Chris Petrus says he will run for Cayuga County Clerk

Cayuga County Office Building closed: Gould expects it to reopen on Tuesday
Immediately following the news that longtime Cayuga County Clerk Sue Dwyer would not seek another term as clerk, a Brutus Republican announced his intention to run. Chris Petrus, currently serving on the Cayuga County Legislature, ... more
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52 cannabis cultivation licenses approved in New York

Growing potential in cannabis industry drives new SUNY program
Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the first round of approved adult-use cannabis cultivation licenses in New York. A total of 52 licenses were granted. These are the first adult-use cannabis licenses granted in New York ... more
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