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Auburn Armature may lay off entire local workforce this summer

An Auburn business, which employs more than 100 people may be shutting down for good, according to documents obtained by multiple outlets. Auburn Armature Inc., an electrical equipment distributor with facilities across the state has recently been sold, though the buyer has not been identified. Through the sale, it might mean that the facility is shut down — resulting in... more

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

Convicted road rage killer could be paroled, hearing scheduled for June

The Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday that the NYS Parole Board will be considering parole for William LeVea, who killed Christopher Spack in a violent DWI crash after chasing and ramming the victim’s truck multiple times on November 20th, 2009. The public has one week to submit objections and statements in opposition LeVea’s release. The process now... more

Auburn Deputy Police Chief who pleaded guilty to DWAI will return to work next week

The Deputy Police Chief who was suspended after his arrest earlier this month will return to work next week. Roger Anthony, 44, will return to his role as deputy police chief Wednesday, according to Jeff Dygert, the Auburn City Manager. Anthony has been on administrative leave without pay after being arrested on April 1st in the town of Aurelius. “The... more

Wegmans hash browns recalled for ‘golf ball materials’

Wegmans’ hash browns are the latest to be recalled for, of all things, potentially having “golf ball materials”. According to Wegmans’ website, the company’s O’Brien Hash Browns 28 oz. bags are being recalled because “they may contain golf ball materials.” The company says the affected products have UPC code 07789036523, a “Best By” date of October 2017 and production code... more

FLX WEEKLY: The final show ever from the original FingerLakes1.com Studios (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso and Jessamy Uticone for the final live stream in the current FingerLakes1.com Studio after over 2,000 episodes over the past 8 years. After the live show on Wednesday, the studio will be disassembled and moved, with the entire offices of FingerLakes1.com, Inc. to a new home inside the North Park Building across town... more

Budelmann: Violent felon convicted again after Auburn incident

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann says that a Cayuga County jury convicted Jaquan Cobb, an inmate, for first-degree promoting prison contraband, a Class “D” felony punishable by up to seven additional years in prison. Cobb was found guilty of possessing a weapon on August 9th, 2015 while incarcerated at Auburn Correctional Facility for his violent felony conviction of first-degree... more

Auburn City Council transfers funds to drinking water treatment systems

The Auburn City Council approved a $600,000 transfer to the city’s project to treat public drinking water for toxins related to algae found in Owasco Lake. These funds will be transferred from the city’s water fund balance to a Water Capital Fund Water Filtration Plant Microcystin Treatment and Water Quality Improvement Project to fund a powder activated carbon water treatment... more

Cuomo visits Auburn area, state approves Owasco Lake drinking water treatment systems

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo learned of the water quality issues affecting Auburn-area communities served by Owasco Lake, he was moved to act. At an event held at the Emerson Park Pavilion on Wednesday, Cuomo announced the state will fund the installation of two systems that aim to address concerns about blue-green algae toxins detected in drinking water supplies for the... more

Cayuga County implements temporary hiring freeze

Cayuga County will go forward with its temporary hiring freeze, which was proposed during April’s Ways and Means Committee meeting. The body voted 13-1 to implement a temporary hiring freeze through July 1, with Legislator Tucker Whitman opposed. The freeze will only apply to the creation of new positions and not to those that may need to be refilled, said... more

Finger Lakes region gets a new partner

The Finger Lakes brand is expanding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester Tuesday to break ground on a $60 million renovation of the Greater Rochester International Airport. On its face, the event had all the familiar trappings of good political credit-taking — thanks and praise all around from Rochester city, county and business leaders. Lots of applause. And shovels of... more

Temperatures will soar in the FLX on Thursday

Temperatures are off and running this morning with most areas already near or above 60 degrees at 7 am. With at least partial sunshine and a gusty south wind, warm air will continue to pump into the Finger Lakes for one of the warmest days yet in 2017. Many areas will push 80 degrees this afternoon, and the typically warmer... more

Cayuga County passes agreement for funding libraries

Though already in the budget, Cayuga County legislators took the next step to provide some funding to the county’s nine libraries. The body voted to enter into a contract and article of agreement with the libraries at its full meeting Tuesday night, reinstating some of the funding it had cut in 2013. The county will fund the Aurora Free Library,... more

Cayuga Community College weighs impacts of state budget

The Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees will discuss tuition and fee schedules at its monthly meeting Wednesday night, as college president Brian Durant said he will propose a 1 percent tuition increase. Durant said the passing of the state budget has had both positive and negative impacts on the college, but he hopes to keep fees and tuition pricing... more

IJC warns of “major” flooding potential for Lake Ontario, says Plan 2014 not to blame

Residents on the coast of Lake Ontario are being alerted to the possibility of “major coastal flooding” should April’s wet weather continue in the coming months, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board said in a statement released Tuesday. In the statement, the board said April’s rainfall and snowmelt have resulted in rising water levels and flooding along Lake Ontario.... more

Congressman Katko not running for A.G., wants to focus on CNY

Congressman John Katko has put a stop to rumors circling around over his possible run for State Attorney General. A New York Daily News article raised the possibility that the Republican, who has a record both in Congress and as a federal prosecutor, would run against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in 2018. However, the congressman is officially saying he will... more

Manure discussion gets tense at farming groups’ watershed meeting

Partners for Healthy Watersheds held its second public discussion Monday night, and the subject matter — manure — caused some heated exchanges. The new watershed organization is made up of agricultural groups including the American Dairy Association North East, the Cayuga County Farm Bureau, the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition and the North East Dairy Producers Association. Dirk Young, John... more
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