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VP Mike Pence to tout tax overhaul at Nucor Steel Auburn

Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to central New York Tuesday will include a stop in Auburn. The White House announced that Pence, a Republican, will visit Nucor Steel to “discuss the positive impact of President Trump’s tax reform policies on New York businesses, working Americans, and their families.” The schedule released by the White House didn’t include the exact time... more

Cayuga County taking lead to determine possible improvements to Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse theater at Emerson Park is moving toward potential renovations after a Cayuga County legislative committee approved leading a state review process. The Legislature’s Public Works committee on Tuesday approved a resolution to act as the lead agency for a State Environmental Quality Review, which requires a governmental body to identify and mitigate environmental impacts of any possible... more

Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for NY governor, brings message to Auburn

It wasn't a rally with thousands of people in attendance or a high-dollar fundraiser. And that's OK with Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party's gubernatorial nominee. Sharpe held a meet-and-greet last week at Wild's Eats & Sweets on Genesee Street in Auburn. Nearly 30 people attended the two-hour event and listened to the candidate for governor explain why he's running. Economics... more

Auburn’s Lindsay May sets high standard with record-breaking career

Lindsay May wrapped up her varsity career with a sixth place finish at states. A commendable accomplishment by most standards, but when you’re a record-setting golfer who has won the state championship three times, the expectations are raised to an almost unachievable high. So when the Auburn senior returned to school, she faced questions about how she did. Read More:... more

Youth sparks Auburn Doubledays to season-opening win over Batavia

Anxious to play a real game against another team after months of extended spring training, it was the Doubledays’ youth that sparked a season-opening win. Guided by five strong innings from 20-year-old pitcher Malvin Pena and a two-hit, two-run, two-RBI game from Ricardo Mendez, Auburn topped the Batavia Muckdogs 5-1 Friday at Falcon Park. It’s the eighth time in the... more

Auburn designated as Brownfield Opportunity Area by state

The city of Auburn was designated by the state as a Brownfield Opportunity Area, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced Thursday. The city has been working toward this designation for several years and in 2015 launched the Auburn Sparks program, a community-driven effort to revitalize about 570 acres around downtown and the Owasco River corridor. Auburn’s BOA area includes sites such... more

Auburn man who evaded police for six years pleads guilty to new charges

Last August, the Auburn Police Department was called to a home on Norris Avenue for reports of shots fired. But when officers arrived, they found parts of a firework scattered across a lawn and a vehicle attempting to flee the scene. At the time, police said they stopped the car and interviewed a man who identified himself as Paul Jones.... more

Auburn looking at ways to decrease sewer sludge disposal costs

The city of Auburn spends over $330,000 a year disposing of waste produced through its sewage water treatment process. On Thursday night, the Auburn City Council heard a presentation that discussed options on how the city could save money on its sludge disposal costs. Currently, the city disposes of over 6,000 tons of sludge at a rate of $54 per... more

Burger Theory: New restaurant among Auburn Holiday Inn’s $3.6 million in renovations

The name of the Holiday Inn’s new restaurant, Burger Theory, isn’t just a name. It’s a hint at how you can experiment there. The restaurant, which opens Friday, features a build-a-burger menu option with enough cheeses, sauces and toppings to create more than 4,300 possible combinations. So if you’ve ever wanted to try a triple Swiss cheese burger with roasted... more

Instant Admission Days a great time to enroll at Cayuga Community College

There is no better time for students to enroll in Cayuga Community College than the College’s upcoming summer Instant Admission Days that offer students one-stop shopping and answers all their enrollment questions. Cayuga’s Instant Admission Days offer students the chance to apply for enrollment, submit their academic credentials, register for classes, complete the financial aid process and pay their tuition... more

Auburn school district approves job cuts

The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education approved some long-promised job cuts Tuesday night. The board finalized the abolishment of 11 teacher aide positions effective by the end of June 22. Those aides will be placed on a preferred eligibility list for three years. Thirteen aides and one teaching assistant had earlier been announced to be cut. Lisa... more

Overnight roadwork, back-in parking coming to Genesee Street in Auburn

More traffic changes are slated for downtown Auburn in the coming weeks, including overnight construction and the transition to back-in angle parking on Genesee Street. Beginning Wednesday, June 13, overnight paving will begin on Genesee Street from North and South streets to James Street. Work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and continue through Friday, June 15.... more

Exhibit of digital art by people with disabilities to open in Auburn

The Arc of Seneca Cayuga and the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Art in Public Places,” an exhibit of original digital works by artists with developmental disabilities. The exhibit will open from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the Arc’s Spot Light Studio, 39 Genesee St., Auburn. The exhibit will then be divided for showings in... more

Auburn Doubledays management focused on profitable future

Auburn Doubledays General Manager Adam Winslow and assistant general managers Shane Truman and Adam Collier have been at the helm of Auburn's short-season Class A Minor League Baseball Washington Nationals affiliate for about a year and a half and are getting ready to kick off their second summer of baseball on June 15. But the management team has been working... more

Dozens get heads shaved to fight cancer at Auburn St. Baldrick’s event

Seven years ago three guys from Auburn sat around a kitchen table to draw up plans to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fight childhood cancer. The cancer fight continues and so does the fundraising. On Sunday, the annual Auburn St. Baldrick’s event at the Knights of Columbus Council 207 was expected to raise nearly $50,000 to fund... more

Police: Auburn man arrested for domestic incident involving gun

An Auburn man was arrested on multiple charges, including one felony, following a domestic incident involving a gun. Auburn police say that the incident happened on May 29th when Robert Maher, 38, threatened a 27-year-old female victim with what appeared to be a pistol. The Auburn Police Department says the victim reported that Maher took a handgun out of a... more

Auburn City Council approves $34 million budget

The Auburn City Council unanimously approved the 2018-2019 city budget Thursday, and with it a 1-percent spending increase and a 4.6-percent tax levy increase. For the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, the city will work with a general fund of $34,257,715. About $12.4 million of the general fund will be raised by taxes. The tax rate is set... more

Auburn man charged with illegally receiving over $3,000 in SNAP benefits

An Auburn man was arrested Thursday and charged with taking advantage of welfare programs by receiving over $3,000 in undeserved benefits. John Brown, 50, was picked up at his 162 E. Genesee St. home on an arrest warrant, following the completion of an investigation that spanned from April 7, 2017, to Nov. 8. Police said that this was a long-term... more
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