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Tubman national park in Auburn: ‘An evolution’ in 2018 for 2-year-old landmark

Tubman national park in Auburn: ‘An evolution’ in 2018 for 2-year-old landmark
Nearly two years after the formal establishment of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, tremendous progress has been made at the two main properties that are part of the landmark. Over the summer, a pair of rangers were temporarily assigned to the abolitionist’s former South Street property. The rangers help bolster the visitor experience at the site, especially during the Harriet Tubman... more

Detours ahead: Overdue Erie Canal bridge repairs to bring short-term pain for some drivers

Detours ahead: Overdue Erie Canal bridge repairs to bring short-term pain for some drivers
In Monroe, Orleans and Wayne counties, the century old truss and lift bridges that carry traffic over the Erie Canal are now in the worst condition of any in the Empire state. For over 100 years, they’ve seen salt and snow, freezes and thaws, baking sun and a constant pounding from carriage wheels and hooves and now, tires and traffic.... more

Skaneateles businesses grateful to Dickens Christmas events for sales boost

Skaneateles businesses grateful to Dickens Christmas events for sales boost
Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters caroled their final holiday tunes Monday. The Dickens Christmas events in Skaneateles wrapped up after five weekends of horse-drawn wagon rides, live music and performances put on by the Dickens team. Carolers spread their holiday cheer outside shops and businesses on the corner of Jordan and Fennel streets. Because of the... more

Cayuga County Health Department: Put radon testing on resolution list

Cayuga County Health Department: Put radon testing on resolution list
January … a time we look ahead with optimism and intent to better ourselves and how we live. Our resolutions for a new year are often health-oriented with a vow to improve our well-being and safety. We may pledge to lose weight, exercise regularly or eat less fast food. Some resolutions require little sacrifice while others require firm commitment and... more

Auburn city council to select part-time city court judge

Auburn city council to select part-time city court judge
Thursday’s Auburn City Council meeting will be solely dedicated to determine a replacement for a part-time associate city court judge position. At an executive session at city hall’s council chambers slated for noon, Dec. 27, the council will review employment histories and qualifications of candidates being considered for the job. The position will become vacant on Jan. 1. The current... more

Auburn student organizes pajama fundraiser to help cancer patients

Auburn student organizes pajama fundraiser to help cancer patients
Sixth-grade student Addison Lange gasped and cupped her hands around her mouth Friday when she realized how much money her fundraiser at Herman Avenue Elementary School raised. Addison, 12, organized a fundraiser for Paige’s Butterfly Run, which supports central New York pediatric cancer patients “through the sponsorship of pediatric oncology research and patient programs at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in... more

The biggest news stories from the Finger Lakes in 2018

The biggest news stories from the Finger Lakes in 2018
What were the biggest stories of 2018? Inside the FingerLakes1.com Newsroom – a number of important stories – often breaking news events – were covered in 2018. It was another record-breaking traffic year for FingerLakes1.com. For that, we thank our readers – daily and otherwise – for continuing to make FingerLakes1.com the leading digital destination for news in the region.... more

Officer hits pedestrian in Auburn responding to drunk driving crash

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Police say an officer who was responding to a drunk driving crash in the city of Auburn hit a pedestrian, who wasn’t walking in a crosswalk while attempting to cross a street on Christmas Eve. The Auburn Police Department reports that dispatchers received reports of a driver, who had hit four vehicles, before falling out of his vehicle; and then... more

Cortland firefighter dies at hospital weeks after Sempronious crash

Cortland firefighter dies at hospital weeks after Sempronious crash
State Police say a man who was hospitalized following a crash in Sempronius died shortly before Christmas. The crash happened on November 30th at the intersection of Route 41A and Sayles Corners Road. He failed to stop his pickup truck at a stop sign, colliding with a tractor-trailer operated by Timothy Shattuck, of Savannah. After the accident it was reported... more

The biggest environmental stories from the Finger Lakes in 2018

The biggest environmental stories from the Finger Lakes in 2018
Looking back on 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo deserves a “C-” grade for protecting the environment in the Finger Lakes during his eighth year in office.   His administration certainly got some things right. It set aside $65 million to address harmful algal blooms, or HABS, and much more for upgrades to local water treatment plants.  And after nearly a decade of... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Wayne-Finger Lakes teams fare well in holiday week tournament openers

W-FL THURSDAY: Wayne-Finger Lakes teams fare well in holiday week tournament openers
Area high school basketball teams returned to the court on Thursday after a break for Christmas as holiday week tournaments kicked off across the region. Check out all the results below and be sure to tune in for FL1 Sports live presentation of the 2018 Geneva Holiday Classic opening round on Friday night at 6:00 pm as Lyons faces Northstar... more

Cayuga Community College negotiating to use Auburn space for culinary center

Cayuga Community College negotiating to use Auburn space for culinary center
Cayuga Community College is negotiating to use the Plaza of the Arts in Auburn for the college’s proposed culinary center. CCC’s board of trustees unanimously gave the college approval to move forward with negotiations with The Plaza of the Arts in Auburn for the possible center at a trustees meeting Dec. 20. Dan Soules, of Soules & Dunn Development Group,... more
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