The history of Auburn’s Arterial and urban renewal

In the early 1900s, a Michigan man came up with a simple, cheap design that changed life in America. His name was Henry Ford, and by the 1920s, his production of the Model T put the automobile on the map for many middle-class Americans. But as more and more families acquired that first affordable car, less and less business was... more

Aurora veteran opens new barbershop at Fingerlakes Mall

The newly opened Three Guys Barbershop at Fingerlakes Mall is a bit of a misnomer — and a heartfelt one, at that. Owner Kellie Ellis is the only licensed barber working at Three Guys, one of Fingerlakes Mall’s newest tenants. The Aurora woman’s shop opened Sept. 3, though her first business is not named after the number of men she employs.... more

REMEMBER THE GOAL: Waterloo native looks for positive message in 16th film project

REMEMBER THE GOAL: Waterloo native looks for positive message in 16th film project
For Dave Christiano, a Nashville resident and native of Waterloo his latest movie project is about belief. The movie is called “Remember the Goal” and is set at an all-girls school aptly named Orange Hills. The name of the school in Christiano’s movie came from the school colors of the Waterloo Indians. In 1973, Christiano and his brother Rich were... more

Cayuga Milk Ingredients: Canadian rules could lead to loss of sales, employees

A major Cayuga County business is already losing customers after Canada imposed new restrictions on high protein milk imports. Cayuga Milk Ingredients CEO Kevin Ellis said Thursday that the Aurelius company is being affected by two new policies — Canada’s National Ingredients Strategy and Ontario’s Class VI pricing program. Both initiatives, according to Ellis, appear to be in place to... more

NYSEG: Around 3,000 customers lose power near Auburn

According to NYSEG’s website, as of 9 p.m. power was restored to 2,926 residences in the Auburn area, including the towns of Aurelius, Fleming and Springport that had lost electrical power at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. The latest reports indicate that while a cause has not yet been identified, the power was out for little more than an hour –... more

Two charged with DWI after accidents in Cayuga Co. that happened an hour apart

Monday, 12:43 pm: Two individuals were charged with driving while intoxicated following a pair of car accidents in Cayuga County, which occurred less than an hour apart from each other. Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould reports that James A. Sanders, a Union Springs resident was charged with misdemeanor DWI after allegedly hitting another vehicle around 9:23 pm on Clark Street... more

New restaurant opens in Fingerlakes Mall

The “E” at the end of Dominick’s Grille isn’t just fancy spelling. It stands for co-owner Eric Sidor — and his entrepreneurship. Along with Dale Cuddeback, Sidor opened the restaurant Friday in the Fingerlakes Mall food court across from B.B.’s Pizza Express. Its official grand opening is scheduled for Sept. 1, but the owners wanted to be serving food for... more

One operator of smoke shop at Finger Lakes Drive-In arrested

In a story that seems to be getting odder by the day, one man has been taken into custody for violating probation, who was operating the smoke shop at the Finger Lakes Drive-In. The Town of Aurelius is taking legal action against the drive-in, as well as the individual who was arrested. Dustin “Dusty” Parker was apprehended at his probation... more

Car crashes, catches fire in Aurelius on Thursday

Car crashes, catches fire in Aurelius on Thursday
A car crashed into a guardrail, rolled over and caught fire in Aurelius Thursday afternoon, but the driver apparently suffered only minor injuries. The accident happened at about 2:20 p.m. at the intersection of Route 20 and Cayuga Road. Firefighters put the fire out quickly and the male driver was reported to be slightly injured. The driver was checked over... more

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Looking back at top stories from Aug. 7-13

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Looking back at top stories from Aug. 7-13
The second week of August will go down as a busy one in the FingerLakes1.com newsroom, as a frequently slow period for news — saw multiple news items break. “#ICYMI in the FLX” will be a weekly, weekend recap of the top stories from around the Finger Lakes. Readers will dictate what stories end up in this feature — as... more

Train sparks multiple outdoor fires in Aurelius

Train sparks multiple outdoor fires in Aurelius
Several Cayuga County fire departments responded to multiple outdoor fires in the town of Aurelius caused by a train traveling through. The Aurelius, Auburn, Cayuga, Fleming, Montezuma, Owasco, Port Byron, Sennett, Throop and Union Springs fire departments worked until about 6:30 p.m. to extinguish the large outdoor fires in three areas along the train tracks, said Aurelius Fire Chief Jason... more

Three stores, library open at Fingerlakes Mall

Fingerlakes Mall adds a few new tenants this month, though some may be old faces to the Aurelius mall’s shoppers. Sports apparel store Erin’s Way has opened for the season in the old community room near the mall’s food court. Owner Jay Smith said it’ll be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays until mid-November to Thanksgiving, when... more
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