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Traffic delayed on Sunday on NYS Thruway after car bursts into flames

Traffic delayed on Sunday on NYS Thruway after car bursts into flames
Traffic was delayed on the New York State Thruway Sunday when a vehicle caught fire. It happened between exits 39 and 40 near Weedsport. No injuries were reported. However, crews were on the scene for some time before traffic was moving normally through the area. Few other details are known about the incident, but more information will be provided as... more

Weedsport school district budget includes tax levy hike, UPK program

Weedsport school district budget includes tax levy hike, UPK program
The Weedsport Central School District’s 2017-2018 budget includes a 1.98-percent tax levy increase. The budget was finalized at a school board meeting Monday. The state property tax cap set for the district this year was 3.47 percent. The overall budget is $20,147,217, a 1.21-percent hike from the previous year. “That’s our lowest budget-to-budget increase since 2012 to 2013,” superintendent Shaun... 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

Weedsport woman admits stealing nearly $200,000 through tax, power of attorney fraud

Weedsport woman admits stealing nearly $200,000 through tax, power of attorney fraud
A Weedsport woman has admitted to stealing nearly $200,000 by filing false tax reports and abusing her power of attorney. Last year, Susan King, 53, was charged with five felonies: two counts of first-degree offering false instruments, two counts of repeated failure to file taxes, and one count of second-degree grand larceny. However, on Thursday, Cayuga County Chief Assistant District... more

Weedsport woman charged with DWI in Seneca Falls

Weedsport woman charged with DWI in Seneca Falls
On Saturday at approximately 6:16 PM, the Town of Seneca Falls Police arrested Kimberly A. Colbert, age 46,of Weedsport, for DWI, Operating a Motor Vehicle with .08% or more of alcohol and Uninspected Motor Vehicle following an investigation into a disabled vehicle on State Route 5 in the Town of Seneca Falls. Colbert was issued traffic tickets and was released... more

Cayuga County Legislature appoints Grant Kyle to District 4 seat

Cayuga County Legislature appoints Grant Kyle to District 4 seat
The Cayuga County Legislature appointed Grant Kyle, an independent, to the District 4 seat at Tuesday night’s meeting, replacing Mark Farrell, who had represented the town of Brutus since 2011. The appointment happened in a flash, with Chairman Keith Batman nominating the Weedsport resident, and no legislators coming forth with interview questions. Batman said the reason for his haste in... more

Port Byron/Union Springs remains undefeated with win over Weedsport

Port Byron/Union Springs remains undefeated with win over Weedsport
Nick Valentino slipped one tackle, broke another and took off toward the end zone. The Panthers quarterback scrambled for 35 yards down to the 1-yard line on a 4th-and-long situation and punched it in a play later with 4:11 remaining, as the Port Byron/Union Springs football team defeated Weedsport, 20-14, at Weedsport High School Friday. The Auburn Citizen – Sports:... more
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