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Columbia University professor to speak at Wells College

A Columbia University professor will talk about the fight over moral ideas in a free event at Wells College in Aurora, according to a press release. Dr. Lydia Liu will give a lecture called "Who Owns Great Ideas?" at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Hostetter Lecture Room (209) of Straton Hall. Liu will dive into ideas such as if... more

New York State Kayak Fishing Championships coming to Cayuga Lake

Cayuga Lake is no stranger to Fishing Tournaments, all year long if you look out onto the lake chances are you will see someone out there fishing. The Finger Lakes region has become known for world class fishing at its finest. However, on the 23rd and 24th of September Cayuga Lake will become home to a Fishing Tournament unlike any... more

Wells College releases schedule for Native American festival

Wells College, in collaboration with the Cayuga Nation and the college’s Center for Sustainability and the Environment, Louis Jefferson Long Library, Buildings and Grounds, Department of Visual Arts, and the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program, will host the 13th annual Peachtown Native American Festival and Education Week Sept. 22-28 on the Aurora campus. Scheduled events include: 3:30 p.m. Friday,... more

Harmful algal blooms continue to be found in Cayuga County-area lakes

Harmful algal blooms continue to be found in area lakes, but there is no indication that public drinking water has been negatively impacted. The Cayuga County Health Department on Friday said that, out of an abundance of caution, the Auburn and Owasco water treatment facilities had activated their carbon treatment systems to mitigate the chances of toxins getting into the... more

Owasco Lake Asian clam problem improving

It only takes one Asian clam to make 16,000 baby Asian clams a year. Small and brown and somewhat inconspicuous, the invasive species likes the sandy parts of Owasco Lake, and Michele Wunderlich, associate planner for the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development, shared on Thursday the latest results of a survey conducted in July. Members of the... more

One sent to Upstate Medical after rollover accident in Cayuga Co.

Poplar Ridge, Aurora Rescue and Southern Cayuga Ambulance are on the scene of a one-car accident at the intersection of Sands Rd. And Sherwood Rd., according to first responders and radio traffic. According to radio traffic, one female patient is trapped inside the vehicle involved. There were also reported injuries, too. Command requested all available manpower from Aurora to the... more

Wells College’s new student enrollment up from last year

Wells College’s enrollment numbers for new students are seeing a boost from last year. Kishan Zuber, vice president for enrollment services for the Aurora-based private college, said enrollment for new arrivals is currently up 11 percent from last fall’s final enrollment. Current total enrollment estimates haven’t been determined yet, she said. While Zuber noted that those numbers are not set... more

Health department closes beaches in Aurora, Owasco due to algal blooms

Swimming areas at the Wells College Dock in Aurora on Cayuga Lake and the Owasco Yacht Club on Owasco Lake are closed until further notice “due to the presence of harmful algal blooms,” the Cayuga County Health Department said Monday. The health department monitors water quality at public beaches throughout the county and closes swimming areas when hazards are identified.... more

Moravia teacher’s 5-game ‘Jeopardy!’ win streak ends

Moravia High School teacher Justin Vossler’s “Jeopardy!” run has come to an end. Vossler and his two competitors, Ryan Kious of Albuquerque and Shadi Peterman of St. Louis, were separated by $600 entering Final Jeopardy. Kious, a social media and web writer, led with $10,400, Vossler was in second with $10,000 and Peterman, who like Vossler is a high school... more

Barn fire at Peters Dairy Farm quickly extinguished in Cayuga Co.

Multiple fire departments in Cayuga County were called to Peters Dairy Farm for the report of a barn fire in Auburn. Scanner traffic indicates that Poplar Ridge, Scipio, and Aurora Fire Departments, as well as Aurelius RIT Team, and Southern Cayuga Ambulance were called to the area of Route 34 and Gary Rd. for a reported barn fire. When Poplar... more

Health department: Beaches in Aurora, Union springs now open

Beaches in Aurora and Union Springs that were closed by the health department last week due to harmful algal blooms are now reopened, according to the Cayuga County Health Department. As of late Wednesday morning, the swimming areas at the Wells College Dock in Aurora and Frontenac Park in Union Springs are now open, according to the health department. Public... more

Moravia teacher gets win No. 5 on ‘Jeopardy!’; now has $100K in winnings

Justin Vossler's "Jeopardy!" success has netted him more than $100,000 in winnings. Vossler, a Homer resident and Moravia High School history teacher, won "Jeopardy!" for the fifth time Wednesday. He led the entire game and entered Final Jeopardy with $22,200. For the second consecutive game, he didn't have the correct response in Final Jeopardy. But it didn't hurt his standing.... more

Moravia teacher extends ‘Jeopardy!’ win streak to four games

Justin Vossler’s “Jeopardy!” run will continue. The Homer resident and Moravia High School history teacher registered his most dominating win yet Tuesday. He won $20,300 despite an incorrect response in Final Jeopardy. The Final Jeopardy clue stumped Vossler and his fellow competitors. The category was Europe. The clue for contestants was, “Once a feudal state, it has the highest capital... more

Algal blooms close two beaches in southern Cayuga County

Two bathing beaches along Cayuga Lake have been closed due to the presence of harmful algal blooms, according to the Cayuga County Health Department. The beaches at Wells College dock in the village of Aurora and Frontenac Park in the village of Union Springs are closed. The Health Department monitors the water quality at public beaches routinely and closes swimming... more

Decorators to make MacKenzie-Childs pilgrimage for annual barn sale this week

It's the sale of the year for bargain loving decorators. Upscale home furnishings retailer MacKenzie-Childs will open its doors at its headquarters in the village of Aurora for its barn sale July 20 to 23. The sale attracts thousands of shoppers every year who wait in long lines. Eager shoppers have camped out overnight to ensure a good spot on... more

Aurora, Skaneateles restaurants win Wine Spectator awards for selections

Wine Spectator magazine’s 2017 Restaurant Awards have recognized two Cayuga County-area restaurants for their wine selections. The Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora, and its wine director, Erin McElhinney, received an Award of Excellence. For more information about the restaurant, visit innsofaurora.com or call (315) 364-8888. The Krebs, 53 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles, and its sommelier, Jared Stafford-Hill, received a... more

Cayuga County seeks public’s help with documenting July 1 storm damage

The Cayuga County Office of Emergency Services is seeking the public’s help to document flooding damage from the July 1 storm that hit the southern end of the county with particular ferocity. Niel Rivenburgh, deputy director of the office, said the state Office of Emergency Management from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services began conducting a public assistance... more

Aurora, Wells College boil water order lifted

The Cayuga County Health Department said Friday that it has lifted a boil water order issued July 5 for the village of Aurora, including Wells College. The order was put in place after the health department said there was a leak in a transmission water main at Wells College that led to inadequate disinfection. The health department reported that the... more
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