FLX WEEKLY: Yet another warm, wonderful October weekend (podcast)

We’ve passed the mid-point of the month of October in the Finger Lakes but we will be treated to yet another unseasonably warm weekend filled with great local events and outdoor activity options. Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi fill you in on all the details including the weekend sports line-up, top local headlines of the week and the... more

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet location to open Wednesday at former Circuit City location in Aurelius

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, a national discount retailer, will open its new Auburn-area store at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The new store, located in the Fingerlakes Crossing shopping center at 1614 Clark St., is taking over the freestanding building that last served as a boat showroom for Frontenac Harbor. Previously, it has housed a clothing store and an electronics... more

Auburn City Council confirms two public hearing dates for zoning code update

Members of the Auburn City Council voted Thursday night to set dates for two public hearings for input about the city’s updated zoning code. The first meeting will be held during the Nov. 2 city council meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at Memorial City Hall. Director of the Office of Planning and Development Jennifer Haines, who stood in for... more

Kyle, Petrus offer differing views of Cayuga County leadership at forum

The candidates for the Cayuga County Legislature District 4 seat had different opinions about the future of two top county positions Thursday. During a televised forum at Cayuga Community College, Chris Petrus and Grant Kyle were asked about the fate of the county administrator position, which has been vacant for most of the year after Suzanne Sinclair’s departure. After updating... more

City of Auburn, BID announce downtown holiday plans

In advance of their signature holiday event, Miracle on Genesee Street and the Holiday Parade, the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District and the city of Auburn are seeking the community’s participation in a new part of it: The Community Festival of Trees. Fourteen 7-foot trees will be showcased on the south lawn of Memorial City Hall, and the BID is... more

Harmful algal blooms subject of upcoming Cayuga Community College talk

Partners for Healthy Watersheds will host a harmful algal bloom talk 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 in the auditorium of Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Greg Boyer, director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium and professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will share his research around harmful algal blooms at the talk called, “What You... more

Special investigation leads to sex charge for Auburn man

An Auburn man faces a felony sex charge after a special investigation in Wayne County. I:nvestigators say Darrell L. Hagerman, 52, of Auburn was charged with second-degree sex act after a special investigation. Details of the investigation were not released to the media or public. Hager man was arraigned in Butler Town Court and held on bail. He is scheduled... more

Woman sentenced for selling heroin, fentanyl in Cayuga County

When Cynthia Jedra was arrested in 2016, the Cayuga County district attorney said police were shocked to find hundreds of doses of synthetic fentanyl at her Auburn residence. There were also several glassine envelopes of heroin, more than 30 pounds of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia throughout the home. Jedra, of 35 Quill Ave. Apt. X317, was initially indicted and... more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Guests who have inspired in the past year (podcast)

Melissa Killeleagh is back for her October episode of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.com. This is the one-year anniversary of The Melissa Killeleagh Show and you’ll hear from five guests who have appeared on the podcast since it debuted back on October 18, 2016. .   more

How to ‘Flourish’: Cayuga County-area businessman writes book on economics, politics

Mark W. Bitz remembers teaching English in Poland in 1980. He saw people in homemade, decades-old clothes waiting in line for a food truck, only for the food to be gone in about an hour. He would sometimes wait in line for 30 to 45 minutes, only to find that not even a scrap remained as he inched closer to... more

Auburn community wants green space, art, stage at State Street lot

Auburn residents were given the opportunity to share their thoughts on what elements they would like to see incorporated into the city’s redevelopment of the 1-7 State St. property during a public meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn on Monday night. Public is taking part in an interactive workshop, listing things they would like to see in the park. Lots... more

Cayuga County plans $1.4M project to expand industrial park sewer capacity

An infrastructure project endorsed by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council would benefit two businesses in the Aurelius industrial park. The Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency applied for a $284,000 grant to support $1,418,125 project to expand sewer capacity at the complex, which is home to Cayuga Milk Ingredients and Grober Nutrition. Cayuga Milk Ingredients is a milk... more

Auburn, Ithaca rank among best places for young families in Upstate

The website NerdWallet ranked 75 places that offer the best combination of affordability, quality schools, future growth and prosperity — as well as family-friendliness in an analysis, which ranked the top-places in Upstate New York for young families. Locally, very few communities made the list — but that doesn’t mean the Finger Lakes wasn’t represented at all. Rochester and Syracuse... more

REPORTS: Body found in downtown Auburn condo

First responders in Auburn say that a death investigation is underway after a body was found at a condo located on Genesee St. A neighbor noted that the body was recovered on the 4th floor of the building, but details beyond that remain unclear. Auburn Fire, Police, and EMS were on-scene during the early-afternoon hours on Sunday. The discover was... more

Fingerlakes Mall opens variety, RV stores as new marketing director starts

Two new stores and a seasonal one are opening at Fingerlakes Mall, which also recently hired a new marketing director. Now open in the Aurelius shopping center’s former Sears space is The Great Outdoors RV Superstore, which announced its move there in June. The regional RV dealer will display 50-plus RVs in the 41,536-square-foot space, plus more in the surrounding parking lot,... more

Man suing Auburn police, Cayuga County DA arrested on felony weapon charge

An Auburn man turned himself in Thursday on a charge of threatening someone with a butcher knife, the Auburn Police Department said. Tyrone Tyreek Matthews, 41, of Auburn was arrested on an arrest warrant and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, and second-degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor. The APD said the victim called... more

Currier Plastics in Auburn plans $9.9M expansion project

Currier Plastics wants to expand — again. The Auburn plastics manufacturer has applied for a $1.8 million grant and $180,000 in tax credits through the state’s regional economic development council initiative to support its proposed $9.9 million expansion. The project would require the purchase of a 165,000-square-foot building. John Currier, president of Currier Plastics, said the company is looking at... more

Cayuga County off-hour arraignments could be held in Auburn

Responding to new legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo requiring defense attorneys at all arraignments no matter the time of day, Cayuga County could set up a central hub in Auburn. Lloyd Hoskins, executive director of the assigned council program, said off-hour arraignments could be held in the Cayuga County Mental Health Center on North Street in Auburn, with one... more
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