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Dickens Christmas gives Skaneateles economy holiday boost

The village of Skaneateles’s streets were filled with people Sunday, some picking up last minute Christmas presents or walking their dogs while others enjoyed some caroling from the village’s Dickens Christmas performers. Many Skaneateles small business owners agreed that the Christmas season is one of the busiest for the lakeside village and the annual Dickens Christmas celebration draws visitors from... more

Model now regrets controversial ads for Skaneateles Furs, which is closing soon

The model who posed for a controversial billboard and ads in 2008 for the soon-to-close Skaneateles Furs store said she now regrets her decision to model for the business. Melissa Hornung Devrient, 50, who’s now living in Lexington, Ky., and who is visiting in Skaneateles this week, told NYup.com she’s now an “animal advocate” and initially didn’t quite understand the... more

At Skaneateles agricultural meeting, former TV meteorologist warns about climate change

Former TV weatherman Dave Eichorn talked climate change Tuesday at the Skaneateles Lake Watershed Agricultural Program’s annual meeting. His message to the crowd? Climate change is happening, and the Northeast does not have the infrastructure to handle upcoming changes. “We need to start thinking in the back of our minds now about preparing for rapid, abrupt changes in weather, and... more

Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house fire

Multiple fire departments from both Onondaga and Cayuga counties put out a fire at a residence in the town of Skaneateles Tuesday morning. The fire occurred at 1787 Russells Landing, also known as Fire Lane 50, a one-story home overlooking Skaneateles Lake. The home is just south of the hamlet of Mandana. Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house... more

Skaneateles CEO says employee tried to extort him to hide her $89,000 embezzlement

A Skaneateles business owner said in court today that a former employee tried to extort him when he learned of her $89,000 embezzlement. David Rossi, chief executive officer of Empire of Empire Technical Associates, gave a statement at the sentencing of his former employee Julie McGinn. McGinn admitted in September to stealing $89,000 from Empire. At her plea hearing, she... more

Cayuga County business leaders tell Katko: Tax reform would help workers

At a roundtable discussion Monday, a group of central New York business leaders explained to U.S. Rep. John Katko how tax reform would benefit them โ€” and their employees. The meeting, held at Progressive Expert Consulting in Syracuse, featured 20 business leaders from the Syracuse area. Two panelists were from Cayuga County: Joanne Cross, owner of Cross Filtration in Moravia,... more

At Skaneateles agricultural meeting, former TV meteorologist warns about climate change

Former TV weatherman Dave Eichorn talked climate change Tuesday at the Skaneateles Lake Watershed Agricultural Program’s annual meeting. His message to the crowd? Climate change is happening, and the Northeast does not have the infrastructure to handle upcoming changes. “We need to start thinking in the back of our minds now about preparing for rapid, abrupt changes in weather, and... more

Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house fire

Multiple fire departments from both Onondaga and Cayuga counties put out a fire at a residence in the town of Skaneateles Tuesday morning. The fire occurred at 1787 Russells Landing, also known as Fire Lane 50, a one-story home overlooking Skaneateles Lake. The home is just south of the hamlet of Mandana. Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house... more

Skaneateles CEO says employee tried to extort him to hide her $89,000 embezzlement

A Skaneateles business owner said in court today that a former employee tried to extort him when he learned of her $89,000 embezzlement. David Rossi, chief executive officer of Empire of Empire Technical Associates, gave a statement at the sentencing of his former employee Julie McGinn. McGinn admitted in September to stealing $89,000 from Empire. At her plea hearing, she... more

Cayuga County business leaders tell Katko: Tax reform would help workers

At a roundtable discussion Monday, a group of central New York business leaders explained to U.S. Rep. John Katko how tax reform would benefit them โ€” and their employees. The meeting, held at Progressive Expert Consulting in Syracuse, featured 20 business leaders from the Syracuse area. Two panelists were from Cayuga County: Joanne Cross, owner of Cross Filtration in Moravia,... more

Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house fire

Multiple fire departments from both Onondaga and Cayuga counties put out a fire at a residence in the town of Skaneateles Tuesday morning. The fire occurred at 1787 Russells Landing, also known as Fire Lane 50, a one-story home overlooking Skaneateles Lake. The home is just south of the hamlet of Mandana. Cayuga, Onondaga county fire departments extinguish Skaneateles house... more

Skaneateles CEO says employee tried to extort him to hide her $89,000 embezzlement

A Skaneateles business owner said in court today that a former employee tried to extort him when he learned of her $89,000 embezzlement. David Rossi, chief executive officer of Empire of Empire Technical Associates, gave a statement at the sentencing of his former employee Julie McGinn. McGinn admitted in September to stealing $89,000 from Empire. At her plea hearing, she... more

Cayuga County business leaders tell Katko: Tax reform would help workers

At a roundtable discussion Monday, a group of central New York business leaders explained to U.S. Rep. John Katko how tax reform would benefit them โ€” and their employees. The meeting, held at Progressive Expert Consulting in Syracuse, featured 20 business leaders from the Syracuse area. Two panelists were from Cayuga County: Joanne Cross, owner of Cross Filtration in Moravia,... more

STATE CHAMPS: Skaneateles captures first NYS football title in school history (full coverage)

The Lakers have had plenty of good teams in the past, but this year’s team seems to have a flare about it that has not ever been matched. Patrick Hackler, a junior, has led the Lakers all season, passing for a New York State record 50 touchdown passes in a single season. On Friday night, Hackler was up to his... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Batman talks budget process, infrastructure spending, and local disasters (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX the individual tasked with leading Cayuga County’s largest governing body – is in-studio talking about elections, the budget process, infrastructure, environmental issues, as well as the prospect of being excluded in a ‘disaster declaration’ by the White House. Keith Batman, Chairman of the Cayuga County Legislature, who recently won re-election to continue serving... more

DEC issues streambank violation to Skaneateles mayor’s construction site

The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a notice of violation to the mayor of Skaneateles for an unpermitted streambank disturbance to a Skaneateles Lake tributary. Skaneateles Town Supervisor Jim Lanning said village of Skaneateles Mayor Marty Hubbard, owner of M. Hubbard Construction, was building a basketball court at his property at 2570 West Lake Road, which borders Minnow Brook.... more

Skaneateles holds off Newark Valley to secure state semifinal berth

Three yards. The Lakers had two chances to deny the Cardinals three years. After failing to on the first try, Skaneateles stood firm on the second. The defensive stand was the difference between playing another week and going home for the winter. Skaneateles football denied Newark Valley on a two-point conversion on the final play of the game to seal... more
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