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Auburn school district ends discussion around utility tax for property owners

Auburn school district ends discussion around utility tax for property owners
The Auburn Enlarged City School District isn’t going to go forward with a utility tax proposal, which drew heavy criticism after its initial discussion. “The district would like to thank the community for all of the feedback,” Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo said in a press release. “After many phone calls, emails, and face to face discussions, we have received enough feedback... more

Cayuga County man pleads guilty to violating protective order, to spend 1-3 years in prison

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An Auburn man is expected to spend between one and three years in prison after violating an order of protection, and admitting to doing so in Cayuga County Court. Lee Potter, 30, pleaded guilty on Tuesday two one count of first-degree criminal contempt, with a prior offense. Potter elected to move forward in the plea bargaining process with the judge,... more

Deputies: Auburn driver, passenger sent to Strong Memorial Hospital after Phelps crash

Deputies: Two hospitalized after wreck in Phelps
First responders were called to a two-car crash at the intersection of County Road 6 and Cross Road in Phelps. Teresa Sepulveda, 49, of Auburn was traveling west on Cross Road when she failed to yield the right of way. Robert Northrup, 63, of Dundee, who was traveling north on County Road 6 struck her vehicle. Sepulveda and her passenger... more

Local business owners question Cayuga County’s RFP process at Emerson Park Pavilion

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Cayuga County may be going back to the drawing board, after an RFP process was called into question. As result, the County might consider accepting new bids on a contract to cater events at the Emerson Park Pavilion. The catering company that held the contract for years, gave up the site in 2019. The contract was transferred to A&M Catering.... more

Pizza Hut in Sennett evacuated due to reported electrical fire

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The Pizza Hut restaurant just outside of Auburn in the town of Sennett was evacuated around 5 p.m. on Saturday. First responders say that they were called to the restaurant for a possible electrical fire. While there was no fire, first responders determined that there was an electrical issue in the dining room. Management evacuated the Grant Avenue Road location... more

Speno Music in Auburn could get additional time to pay off delinquent taxes

Speno Music in Auburn could get additional time to pay off delinquent taxes
A local music store is looking for a deal. Speno Music Inc., is the business, and it’s operated on Genesee Street since it was found in 1948. That said, the business has been delinquent on property taxes since 2009, according to The Citizen, who reported on the matter this week. Now, Auburn City Council could vote on an agreement that... more

Auburn schools seek new tax collection method to balance funding challenges

Auburn schools seek new tax collection method to balance funding challenges
Should the Auburn Enlarged City School District tax consumer utilities? That’s the question being debated around the district’s board of education. A vote is coming on January 28th, but a public hearing will be held beforehand to determine the public interest on the matter. There are some examples across the state for having this kind of implementation. The District itself... more

Lt. Governor Hochul speaks in Auburn, gives 2020 forecast as legislative session begins

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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Auburn on Monday touting the 2020 State of the State agenda. Lt. Gov. Hochul spoke at the Equal Rights Heritage Center, outlining a long list of proposals that Gov. Cuomo announced last week, and over the course of the last month. Despite a projected $6.1 billion budget deficit – cuts were not a significant... more

Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 this weekend

Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 this weekend
Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 Weekend is an inclusive, non-partisan 3-day event to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This January event is to inspire all Americans to take an active role in democracy: encouraging eligible voters to “get out the vote” in this centennial year; commemorating the historic 700+ global women’s marches of 2017; honoring the... more

Former Auburn Correctional inmates charged with rioting

Former Auburn Correctional inmates charged with rioting
Five inmates at the Auburn Correctional Facility have been accused of rioting in an indictment handed up by a Cayuga County Grand Jury. The rioting charges were connected to an incident that resulted in several corrections officers being hurt in the incident last spring. Co-defendants were identified as Michael Motta, Kenneth Scott, Darryl Wright, Phillip Bradley and Russell Williams. They... more

Sheriff Schenck critical of criminal justice reforms, says lawmakers should consider changes

Sheriff Schenck critical of criminal justice reforms, says lawmakers should consider changes
Sheriff Brian Schenck is one of the many in the law enforcement community who believe bail reform measures went too far. Worse yet, he’s not convinced that New York State is doing the best job ensuring that these changes are implemented effectively. Speaking with Finger Lakes News Radio, he confirmed his suspicion that the changes would eventually be picked back... more
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