Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles lakes’ harmful algal bloom summit kicks off

Skaneateles, Owasco and Cayuga lakes took the spotlight Monday at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in the second of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's four harmful algal bloom summits statewide. The summits are part of a $65 million proposal in the state budget to fund watershed plans for 12 priority lakes across the state at $500,000 each. Remaining funds are... more

M&T Bank in Auburn re-opens after network outage

The M&T Bank branch in Auburn is temporarily closed due to a network outage, a company spokesperson said Monday. Julia Berchou, who handles corporate communications for M&T Bank, said in an emailed statement that the bank is working to resolve the outage at the Grant Avenue branch and hopes to resume operations Monday afternoon. M&T Bank advised customers to visit... more

Auburn Schine Theater owners offering $5K for its old sign

The prospective owner of the Auburn Schine Theater is turning to the public to help with one part of the theater's restoration. Schines Theater LLC is offering $5,000 for the return of the 1938 art deco theater's blade sign, the theater's current owner, the Cayuga County Arts Council, told The Citizen. The 60-foot sign, which said "AUBURN SCHINES" in vertically... more

Cayuga County movie theater hosts children for celebration of Seuss

The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So, Saturday morning more than 100 parents and their kids went to TRACK Cinema to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by watching “The Cat in The Hat” movie. Dr. Seuss, AKA Theodore Seuss Geisel, was a beloved children’s author who wrote more than 60 books including “The Cat in the... more

Concert honors three of Auburn’s historic residents

The Auburn Community Orchestra married Auburn’s history and music Sunday in its Tribute to History’s Hometown concert at the Carriage House Theater. The small 100-seat venue that is part of the Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn was packed with people who had come to hear works honoring the three hometown heroes: Harriet Tubman, William H. Seward and... more

Police: Homeowner bound and assaulted by robbers in Cayuga County town of Sterling

An Auburn man released from state prison less than four months ago for a bloody 2011 burglary was charged Wednesday with committing a similar crime. Police said Caleb A. Pilkenton, 26, was one of two men who bound and assaulted a homeowner during a robbery in Sterling Wednesday. Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office had found a suspicious unoccupied... more

Nucor in Auburn praises Trump for imposing tariffs on steel imports

President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports has been endorsed by Nucor in Auburn. Drew Wilcox, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel in Auburn, lauded Trump after the president’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. would impose tariffs on steel imports. The decision followed a Commerce Department investigation into whether steel imports are... more

City of Auburn: Court Street parking lot will not have negative environmental impact

Auburn city councilors approved the environmental review for the Court Street parking lot Thursday without much discussion. Councilors unanimously voted to issue a negative declaration for the State Environmental Quality Review report during the Auburn City Council meeting. The report states the project will not have a significant negative impact on the environment. The SEQR was a point of concern... more

FLX WEEKLY: March coming in like a lion or lamb & CVDesigns expands in Seneca Falls (podcast)

On FLX Weekly Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Josh Durso, and Sydney Rogers look ahead to an exciting first weekend of March, some changes taking shape on the show, and the changes at CVDesigns Boutique in Downtown Seneca Falls as they celebrate a launch and re-locate. . more

Auburn-area businessman begins collecting pension after retiring from Assemblyman Finch’s staff

Seven months after retiring from Assemblyman Gary Finch’s staff, Thomas Galbato is now receiving a modest monthly pension. The state comptroller’s office revealed Wednesday that Galbato’s pension calculation was completed Jan. 11. His gross monthly pension is $318.47. Galbato’s pension was calculated using the formula established under state law. It was based on his service credit, state pension tier, final... more

Auburn City Council will vote to settle lawsuit over collection of contaminated oil

The city of Auburn is set to settle a civil lawsuit brought by a waste management company stemming from an incident that took place in the summer of 2009. On Thursday, the Auburn City Council will vote to approve a $30,000 payment to Safety Kleen over contaminated oil the company collected from the city landfill. In the past, residents were... more

Fire department: Dog, candle caused small house fire in Auburn

Auburn firefighters extinguished a small house fire Tuesday night after a family's dog nudged some bedding near a candle, fire officials said. The fire broke out at around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at 115 Osborne St. Upon arrival, the Auburn Fire Department said first responders witnessed the residents tossing burning material out a bedroom window and rushed to put out the... more

Auburn teen pleads guilty to shooting cars, store windows with BB gun

An Auburn teen has admitted damaging thousands of dollars worth of property with a BB gun. Nicholas Denardo, 16, of 1797 W. Genesee St. Road, pleaded guilty Tuesday to six counts of third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony. During his plea, Denardo said he shot a nitrogen-propelled pistol BB gun at several Cayuga County businesses last fall, causing more... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Seward House in Auburn (podcast)

William H. Seward was one of the foremost politicians of 19th century America and his incredible legacy, and all his stuff, is on display at the Seward House Museum in Auburn. Seward made his mark as being a strong opponent of slavery while serving on the public stage as a New York state senator, governor and a U.S. Senator. He... more

Clyde man turns himself in after lengthy burglary investigation in Auburn

Police in Auburn have charged a 39-year-old Clyde resident after a lengthy investigation into a burglary at Auburn Chainsaw & Mower. The burglary took place on May 24th, 2017 when Danny Hollier, of Clyde allegedly forced entry into the business and stole numerous pieces of merchandise. A short time after the burglary Hollier was involved in a high speed pursuit... more

Owasco Lake council elects new officers

The Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council, a nonprofit entity created by the city of Auburn, town of Owasco and Cayuga County, elected new officers to its corporation Tuesday morning. Owasco Town Supervisor Ed Wagner was re-elected chair. County Legislator Aileen McNabb-Coleman was elected vice-chair. Auburn City Councilor Debby McCormick was elected secretary. The Citizen: Read More more

Running for research: Auburn natives enter Boston Marathon to support cancer institute

Auburn native Cathy Troisi will be 72 next month, and on April 16 she will “do” the Boston Marathon course for her 50th time. “I never say the word ‘run,’ I say ‘do’ marathons,” she said. “The marathon scene for me, is when I feel most me, or at least the me I think I was before my daughter was... more

Auburn police: Onondaga County man charged with felony for using car without permission

A Baldwinsville man was arrested Sunday for using a woman's car without her permission, the Auburn Police Department said. Daniel H. Cross, 54, of 204 Daywood Dr., was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler said officers were called to Mellone Village Saturday for a... more
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