Comptroller DiNapoli headlines Auburn fundraiser for Diane Dwire in 126th Assembly race

One of New York’s statewide elected officials will visit Cayuga County next week to support Democratic challenger Diane Dwire in the 126th Assembly District race. New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will headline a fundraiser for Dwire, D-Camillus, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at A.T. Walley & Co., 119 Genesee St. Tickets for the event range from $100 to $500.... more

American Mobile Dental settles into new office on Grant Avenue in Auburn

After around seven years of operation on William Street in Auburn, facilitators with American Mobile Dental are settling into a new location on Grant Avenue after opening in September. Carole Totorici, regional director for American Mobile Dental, said the company started in Auburn with only a mobile dental van, but a high demand in the area led to an office... more

Auburn community forum on racism: ‘What are you going to do?’

Speakers at "Understanding Diversity," a community forum held Monday night at Auburn Public Theater, agreed on much. But perhaps the strongest consensus was that their dialogue must continue. Auburn Public Theater Artistic Director Angela Daddabbo convened the forum in response to an Oct. 15 set by comedian Godfrey, whose material about slavery and interacting with police as a black man... more

Auburn Police Department plans beard-growing contest for No-Shave November campaign

Members of the Auburn Police Department will grow their best beards to raise money for cancer research and prevention through a No-Shave November campaign. Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler, Deputy Chief Roger Anthony and the officers of Auburn Police Local 195 will join forces with the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office to participate in the nationwide awareness campaign this year. The... more

After ‘racist’ Auburn comedy performance, venue schedules community forum

It seems everyone in the audience saw racism in stand-up comedian Godfrey's Oct. 15 set at Auburn Public Theater. They disagree, however, on the source of that racism. And that's why the theater has scheduled for Monday a community forum about the very issues Godfrey boiled to the surface. The Auburn Citizen – Life: Read More more

Police: Auburn man struck woman with child present, violates order of protection

An Auburn man was arrested Saturday night after hitting a woman in the face while she was holding a child, according to the Auburn Police Department. Matthew E. Mosher, 42, has been charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony. He also stands accused of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. The Auburn Citizen... more

Auburn football eliminated in Section III, Class AA quarterfinal

The Maroons had the ball and plenty of time to march down the field to extend their season. When they needed a play with their season on the line, they couldn’t make it happen. The Auburn football team, seeded fifth in the Section III, Class AA playoffs, were eliminated in the quarterfinals after a 14-12 loss to Corcoran Friday night... more

FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr: FL Beer Fest & a big change to our weather

Round-up the top stories of the week here in the Finger Lakes, preview your weekend weather and sports line-up, get our top event picks of the week (Finger Lakes Beer Fest in Watkins Glen is Saturday and Sunday), and check out a ton of great local fall foliage photos from the past week across the region with Jessica Lahr, Jim... more

Auburn seeks trees, encourages decorations for downtown holiday season

The Downtown Auburn BID and the city are seeking help from the community to create a festive holiday atmosphere downtown. Three Christmas trees are sought for Exchange Street Plaza, the gazebo across from Memorial City Hall, and the band shell in Market Street Park. Two trees 10 to 12 feet tall and one about 8 feet tall are needed before... more

Springside Inn owner plans to build $8.7 million boutique hotel near Emerson Park

Sean Lattimore, owner of Springside Inn in Fleming, has been trying to build a larger hotel near Owasco Lake. It may become a reality after the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council designated the $8.7 million hotel one of its 2016 priority projects. According to a description provided in the regional council's 2016 progress report, the "upscale, mid-range boutique... more

Couple returns $10,000 after finding cash in shopping cart at Tractor Supply in Sennett

A couple's trip to Tractor Supply Co. in Sennett took an unexpected turn Monday when the two found nearly $10,000 cash in their shopping cart. The money, stored in a bank envelope along with someone's checkbook, was left there from the night before, but the couple found it sometime between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday morning. Inside were stacks of... more

Schneider receives lengthy prison sentence after fatal Owasco crash

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced that Dain R. Schneider was sentenced this morning in Cayuga County Court to 7-24 years in prison for aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with the Fatal DWI Crash in the Town of Owasco on July 27th that killed 18-year-old Chloe Calhoun of Auburn. The District Attorney’s Office made the announcement in a press... more

State to spend $55 million for tourism; Auburn identified as site for welcome center

Auburn will be one of several locations across the state that will open a new welcome center to promote regional tourism, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. The intentions to allocate $55 million to several statewide tourism initiatives and programs were announced Tuesday during the New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit at The Egg convention center in Albany. The... more

New York state’s promised $600,000 on blue-green algae research on Owasco Lake delivered

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday that the state's promise of $600,000 made last year to study algal blooms and implement pollution reduction projects in the Owasco Lake watershed has been delivered. The funds… The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more

Traffic stop for speeding, wrong-way driving nets three for heroin, cocaine

Three Syracuse men were arrested in Auburn early Monday morning after authorities said they found amounts of heroin and cocaine in their vehicle during a traffic stop. The Auburn Police Department has charged Anthony M. Sutton Jr., Nahshon T. Nance and Dyrell T. Ferguson each with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession... more

City manager appoints Joe Morabito as new Auburn Fire Department chief

Auburn City Manager Jeff Dygert moved Monday to appoint his successor as chief of the city's fire department. Assistant Chief Joe Morabito will become the newest head of the Auburn Fire Department. Dygert said the appointment will be effective next Monday pending the finalization of relevant documentation. The Auburn Citizen – News: Read More more
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