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Auburn diner closes, owners uncertain if they can reopen after state restrictions lifted

Auburn diner closes, owners uncertain if they can reopen after state restrictions lifted
An iconic diner in downtown Auburn has closed. Possibly for good. The Auburn Citizen reported this week that owners Bill and Rachael Juhl worked as hard as they could to keep the business open – even dealing with one of their worst winters since taking over in 2011. Then, Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down all restaurants. And with that move,... more

Former inmate at Auburn prison tests positive for COVID-19

Former inmate at Auburn prison tests positive for COVID-19
Some staff at the Auburn Correctional Facility will be going into quarantine, after a positive test for COVID-19 on a former inmate. Cayuga County Health Department officials tell The Auburn Citizen that the inmate was transferred from Auburn Correctional Facility to another site on Tuesday. Members of the employees’ households have also be encouraged to practice social distancing in an... more

Public comment period postponed for Auburn site eyed by DEC

Public comment period postponed for Auburn site eyed by DEC
The Department of Environmental Conservation has postponed the public meeting for the NYSEG – Auburn Green Street site that was slated for this week. It’s unclear when it might be held, but the public comment period set to run through March 27th has also been paused. Officials say the decision to pause was made out of an abundance of caution.... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Harriet Tubman & her life in Auburn, NY (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Harriet Tubman & her life in Auburn, NY (podcast)
This edition of Our Finger Lakes History deals with one of the giants of American history, Harriet Tubman, with an emphasis on the last 50 years of her life spent living in Auburn, NY. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable tells of the circumstances that led to the development of Tubman as an American icon and that led her to Upstate... more

Deputies: Felony drug arrests made after traffic stop in Waterloo

Deputies: Felony drug arrests made after traffic stop in Waterloo
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that members of the Narcotics Unit arrested a 34-year-old Geneva resident, as well as a 39-year-old Auburn resident on drug charges following a traffic stop in Waterloo. Sarah M. Kline, 34, and Shawn P Mahoney, 39, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the... more

Former star athlete from Auburn remembered as someone everyone loved

Former star athlete from Auburn remembered as someone everyone loved
Local residents are mourning the loss of a member of the Auburn community, as 20-year-old Kaiden Tubbert died suddenly. The news came by a press release from LeMoyne College. Tubbert was a double major in marketing and management and leadership and spent the last three seasons as a midfielder for the Dolphins lacrosse team. Matt Smith, the boys lacrosse coach... more

Police: Auburn felon burglarized city apartment, stealing items from inside

Police: Auburn felon burglarized city apartment, stealing items from inside
An Auburn man who served more than two years in prison for domestic violence offenses has been arrested in connection to a burglary in the city. Craig Eugene Laird, 31, is accused of burglarizing an apartment on Janet Street. In the process he took several items from inside. The two knew each other, and police described it as a domestic... more

Save-A-Lot grocery store will close later this month in Auburn

Save-A-Lot grocery store will close later this month in Auburn
The Auburn Save-A-Lot grocery store located on Seminary Street will shut down later this month. Corporate officials made the announcement earlier this week to staff of the store. It opened in 2012 and became a mainstay in Auburn. At this point, the store has 10 employees, according to The Citizen. “I’m going to miss a lot of our customers,” Store... more

A.C. Moore in Auburn won’t convert to Michaels, instead will close this month

A.C. Moore in Auburn won’t convert to Michaels, instead will close this month
A closure that was announced several months ago will become real this month as officials gear down to close A.C. Moore located along Grant Avenue. The company announced recently that the store would not be converted into a Michaels craft store. Overall, the company announced in November 2019 that more than 140 stores would be shut down. Around 30 of... more

Cayuga County manufacturer shutting down, taking 200+ jobs with it

Aurelius manufacturer shutting down, taking 200+ jobs with it
Employees of BCS Automotive Interface Solutions, which is located in Aurelius, have learned that they will be out of a job by the end of the year. The company told employees that the plant will officially close by the first quarter of 2021. BCS employs more than 200 people, according to The Citizen. A slowdown in the global automotive industry... more

Auburn man who admitted to possessing cocaine sentenced to 3+ years in prison

Auburn man who admitted to possessing cocaine sentenced to 3+ years in prison
The Auburn man who intended to sell drugs in Cayuga County will spend several years in prison. Robert Ruiz, 29, admitted in January to possessing cocaine, and his intent to sell it, according to The Citizen. In return, he pleaded guilty to a Class C felony count of third-degree attempted criminal possession of a narcotic drug. He was promised a... more

Auburn superintendent goes to Albany, doubles-down on funding concerns for Upstate NY districts

Auburn superintendent goes to Albany, doubles-down on funding concerns for Upstate NY districts
Auburn City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo is back in Albany, hoping to help secure additional funding for schools across the state. “It does get frustrating,” he told Finger Lakes News Radio. “They know there’s an issue. It’s just how much can they push the governor,” he continued, pointing to the challenges associated with finding equitable funding model support in... more

Auburn standoff ends with multiple arrests, Grant Ave. reopened after being shut down

Standoff shuts down Grant Ave. in Auburn on Thursday
A total of three people were taken into custody after a two hour standoff near a motel on Grant Avenue in Auburn. The incident was reported around 4 p.m., when a man was said to be pointing a gun out a window. The Grant Motel, which is located at 255 Grant Avenue is on the north side of the road... more

Building partially collapses in Auburn

Building partially collapses in Auburn
A building in Auburn has partially collapsed. Firefighters were called to 151 Wall Street after a wall on a vacant building collapsed. According to the Auburn Citizen, First Love Ministries operated a food pantry at the site until December. Now, two months later, part of the building has collapsed. Police temporarily closed a portion of Wall Street as first responders... more
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