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18th-century Cornell University Library map details Seneca & Cayuga villages

18th-century Cornell University Library map details Seneca & Cayuga villages
A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life that will enhance learning and research at Cornell. The manuscript, drawn by prominent Albany-based mapmaker and surveyor John Rutse Bleecker, is now part of the American history and culture collections... more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child
Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

22-year-old Geneva man dies in Cayuga Co. accident with snowplow

22-year-old Geneva man dies in Cayuga Co. accident with snowplow
Investigators say that a 22-year-old Geneva man was pronounced dead at the scene after an accident, which took place on Wednesday around 9:31 pm in the Town of Springport. The accident happened on State Route 326 when Alex J. Myers, 28, of Union Springs lost control of his 1999 Audi while traveling south on Route 326. He lost control on... more

Bald eagle survey reveals new occupied nest at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Bald eagle survey reveals new occupied nest at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
One of the largest groups of volunteers Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge has seen for the Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey counted 44 eagles from the north end of Cayuga Lake to the southern shores of Lake Ontario Friday morning. Though last year’s milder weather brought the eagles in droves — 77 of the raptors in total — experienced and novice birders... more

Bird-banding event at Montezuma Audubon Center includes fun, education

Bird-banding event at Montezuma Audubon Center includes fun, education
Aidan Van Lueken, 7, his bright green coat sticking out from the pale, snow-ridden background of the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, studied the black-capped chickadee in his grasp. After walking with it for a while, Van Lueken released the bird and it flew off. Though he frowned slightly at the small peck marks the chickadee left on his hand... more

Montezuma Audubon seeks Wildlife Festival participants

Montezuma Audubon seeks Wildlife Festival participants
The Montezuma Audubon Center seeks applications from vendors and exhibitors for its 11th annual Wildlife Festival. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the center, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. It will include live animal presentations, food, live music, children’s games and prizes, a bounce house, crafts, guided bird watching hikes, canoe trips,... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)
It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Volunteers clean up Montezuma Historical Park, help create new trail on Earth Day

Volunteers clean up Montezuma Historical Park, help create new trail on Earth Day
Mellony Carner, president of the Montezuma Historical Society, explained in between raking debris from the Montezuma Heritage Park in Montezuma why she was tending to the grassy landscape Saturday morning. “I just feel it’s my obligation. I live here. I love the outdoors. People don’t know what they’re missing here, actually,” Carner said. Carner was one of the people cleaning... more
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