Auburn’s Majorpalooza block party raises more than $15,000

What began as a backyard party about 20 years ago has transformed into a downtown Auburn block party which raises up to $20,000 for the community. Families, friends and pets gathered on Genesee Street on Sunday to enjoy the Majorpaolooza festivities including live music, food trucks, children’s activities and other vendors as well as community partners. Around noon, dozens of... more

Come experience Auburn’s First Friday event on June 1st

Each venue offers their own spin on entertainment with free admission & refreshments, food & beverage specials and discounted merchandise to contribute to this monthly community celebration. Activities include exhibit receptions, art making & live music. First Friday is organized by Downtown Auburn BID & Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission. Try the Y for FREE Time: 5AM – 9:30PM... more

Tiffany Sunday Concert Series at Willard Chapel

Bassist Zane Carnes and Violinist Jimmy Drancsak When: Sunday June 3rd at 2PM Where: Willard Memorial Chapel Auburn based bassist Zane Carnes enjoys performing in genres ranging through classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, and rock. He is currently a student in Ithaca College School of Music studying Music Performance – Double Bass in the studio of Nicholas Walker, class of 2020. In... more

Auburn softball eliminated by Cicero-NS in section semifinals

In a game short on hits, Auburn turned to sacrifice bunts to score runs. That strategy was enough to put the tying run in scoring position, but the Maroons needed one more ball to fall in to extend the season. Auburn softball was defeated by Cicero-North Syracuse 3-2 in the Section III, Class AA semifinals Saturday at Gillette Road Middle... more

Auburn High School shut down early after bullet found

Students at Auburn High School saw their day cut short on Wednesday after a bullet was found on school property, according to officials. Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeffrey Pirozzolo said a group of students found the bullet outside the cafeteria at around 11:30 a.m. The school immediately moved into a shelter-in-place status; as law enforcement began investigating. At... more

Auburn man admits threatening person with baton

An Auburn man pleaded guilty to a felony Thursday for threatening someone with a collapsible baton. Joshua Morrissette, of 211 W. Genesee St. Apt. 6, admitted to one count of third-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a class E felony. During his plea, the 29-year-old said he went to the victim’s home on April 9 with a baton in... more

K&S Car Wash gets tax break to buy, renovate locations in Auburn, Sennett

A Cayuga County car wash chain is planning to add two new locations with the help of tax breaks. K&S Car Wash plans to acquire Suds & Buds Auto Wash, located at 351 Genesee St. in Auburn, and Apple Auto Wash, located at 323 Grant Ave. in Sennett, for $155,000 and $445,000, respectively. K&S will then perform a multi-million dollar... more

Police: Auburn man strangled woman in bathtub, endangered children in domestic incident

An Auburn man was arrested early Monday morning after strangling a woman and 9-year-old boy at the suspect's apartment, the Auburn Police Department said. At around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to 86 E. Genesee St. for a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Auburn Deputy Police Chief Roger Anthony said, police discovered 38-year-old Raymond Kent Oxendine had attacked his... more

‘This is your day’: Cayuga Community College graduates hundreds at commencement

More than 200 new graduates from Cayuga Community College walked across the stage to receive their associate degrees during the college’s 64th commencement ceremony on Sunday. The Auburn campus’ Spartan Gymnasium became filled with family and friends, many with bouquets or balloons in hand, and excited chatter as the time of the ceremony grew closer. Graduates entered the gymnasium soon... more

Cayuga Community College to raise tuition

Cayuga Community College's tuition will increase by 2.5 percent for the fall semester. The bump was approved by the college's board of trustees at a meeting Thursday night. The institution's proposed operating budget from September 2018 to August 2019 will be $29,721,956. Cayuga County's sponsor's share will be $3,030,736. The 2017-2018 budget was $29,677,076, with a 1 percent tuition increase... more

Wegmans purse snatcher sentenced in Cayuga County

An Auburn man will spend time in prison for stealing a woman’s purse in the parking lot at Wegmans. Earlier this year, David Mitchell was at the Auburn store when he snatched a 72-year-old woman’s purse from a shopping cart. He was later found with the woman’s credit card after dumping her purse and other belongings near Memorial City Hall.... more

SCHOOL VOTE RESULTS: Budgets pass by large margins in the FLX

School budgets were passed by wide margins in the Finger Lakes. While there were some interesting races for board of education seats — many districts saw voters turn out and reaffirm support for incumbents, who had previously served. The race between 10 candidates for the Waterloo Central School District Board of Education was most-interesting — even as two incumbents won... more

Auburn police: Man stole vehicle from parking lot, sold it for scrap

The Auburn Police Department has made an arrest after a man allegedly stole a vehicle from a parking lot and sold it for scrap. On April 22, the department received a walk-in report that a vehicle was stolen from the Auburn Plaza parking lot on Grant Avenue. Police said the theft occurred on April 20. An investigation revealed that the... more

Auburn attorney seeking election for city court judge

An Auburn attorney is hoping to be the next city court judge. On Monday, Steven H. Buschman announced he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for Auburn City Court Judge. A senior partner at WHMB P.C., he specializes in domestic relations, real estate and misdemeanor criminal matters. Born and raised in Auburn, Buschman, 47, graduated from SUNY Oswego and the... more

Forcible touching charge filed after Auburn convenience store incident

A Cayuga County man has been charged with forcible touching after security cameras caught him grabbing a female employee at a local gas station, according to the Auburn Police Department. Auburn Police told the Auburn Citizen that a warrant was issued for 41-year-old Michael Scharick on Monday. Police say they received a complaint from an employee at the Speedway gas... more

Cayuga Community College’s Class of 2018 features inspiring and unique stories

For the 575 students eligible to cross the stage at Cayuga Community College’s Commencement, the ceremony marks both an accomplishment and an opportunity for them to start on the career path they discovered during their time in college. The May 20th commencement will celebrate the college’s Class of 2018, whose members are moving on to the workforce or continuing their... more
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