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Bids will be accepted for added month as Emerson Park Pavilion RFP debate moves forward

Bids will be accepted for added month as Emerson Park Pavilion RFP debate moves forward
Venders are getting an extra month to submit a bid for a future contract on the Emerson Park Pavilion in Cayuga County. The deadline has been pushed to February 28th at 2 p.m. An issue with the RFP process, which made some businesses feel uncomfortable with the outcome – as only one bidder, the current one, remained standing afterward. The... more

Local business owners question Cayuga County’s RFP process at Emerson Park Pavilion

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Cayuga County may be going back to the drawing board, after an RFP process was called into question. As result, the County might consider accepting new bids on a contract to cater events at the Emerson Park Pavilion. The catering company that held the contract for years, gave up the site in 2019. The contract was transferred to A&M Catering.... more

New York rules that embattled Owasco highway superintendent’s personal business can’t participate in public projects

New York rules that embattled Owasco highway superintendent’s personal business can’t participate in public projects
The Department of Labor ruled in 2019 that Robert Bruno, the embattled public works official in Cayuga County who is accused of official misconduct, also failed to pay more than $112,843 worth of wages to employees of his business. The Auburn Citizen uncovered the failure to pay wages on four Auburn public works projects. Bruno operates ‘Robert Bruno and Bob... more

Green Shutters in Owasco has new owners

Green Shutters in Owasco has new owners
The Green Shutters restaurant in Cayuga County has sold. The Auburn Citizen reports that the historic eatery has changed hands for the fourth time since 2012. Owner Bob Leonardi told the Citizen that he sold the restaurant to Riccardo and Sebastian Galbato. The property sold for a little more than $130,000, according to county records. However Leonardi told the Citizen... more

Questions raised about Owasco highway superintendent, town supervisor as misconduct case looms

More questions raised as Owasco highway superintendent misconduct case moves forward
It’s become a little clearer how the highway superintendent in Cayuga County who was accused of official misconduct spent taxpayer funds. The Auburn Citizen reports that Owasco Town Supervisor Ed Wagner made contradictory statements as the public learned of the mismanagement of the funds. The report, obtained by The Citizen in publicly available court records on the case, alleges that... more

Police: Owasco highway superintendent used town funds to buy equipment for his business

Police: Owasco highway superintendent used town funds to buy equipment for his business
The man who has served as Owasco Highway Superintendent since 2012 was arrested by state police on Thursday. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation reports that Robert Bruno, of Owasco was charged with official misconduct, a misdemeanor. He’s accused of using Town funds to purchase privately owned construction equipment for his personal gain. His next court appearance is scheduled for December... more

Firm shows off Emerson Park programming plan

Firm shows off Emerson Park programming plan
The Emerson Park programming plan was unveiled at a public meeting Wednesday night. About 50 people — many with questions — came to the park’s pavilion to learn more about the programming initiative, a part of the master plan for the park approved by the Cayuga County Legislature in 2015. Public engagement sessions for potential programming were held in March.... more

Everybody’s Italian for a day at Owasco Italian Festival in Cayuga County

Everybody’s Italian for a day at Owasco Italian Festival in Cayuga County
Lena Misuraca has been volunteering at the St. Francis of Assisi Italian Festival, held Saturday in Owasco and presented by the SS. Mary and Martha Parish, since way back when they were first held on Underwood Street. After all those years of hard work — like preparing the dough for pizza fritte as she was Saturday — what keeps Misuraca... more

Deputies searching for pickup truck involved in crash with bicyclist in Cayuga County

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The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a driver following a crash involving a bicyclist in Owasco. Lt. Michael Wellauer told The Citizen that the operator, described as a heavy-set, 6-foot tall white male in his 50s, was involved in the incident at around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of White Bridge Road and Route 38A. The driver stopped... more

Ribs, Rhythm and Blues coming to Auburn’s Emerson Park

Ribs, Rhythm and Blues coming to Auburn’s Emerson Park
Lots of food, including ‘cheap eats’ from ALL the vendors, are one highlight of next weekend’s Ribs, Rhythm & Blues Festival. Auburn’s Rotary puts on the annual event, which club member Heather Edmunds tells us also includes 35 professional cook teams looking for the NY State Championship ($5,000 in prize money is on the line. Some of the team will... more

Fish die-off on Owasco Lake likely natural, not dangerous

Fish die-off on Owasco Lake likely natural, not dangerous
Local and state agencies are continuing to investigate a fish die-off on Owasco Lake, but early indications suggest it is likely the result of natural causes, several officials said Monday. Multiple area residents, in Facebook posts or tips to The Citizen, reported seeing large amounts of dead fish around the lake as early as the last week of June. In... more

FLX holiday weekend fireworks schedule

FLX holiday weekend fireworks schedule
School is out, summer is in full swing and most Finger Lakes residents have a four-day holiday weekend on-tap to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be fireworks in the skies above the region for the next several days. Below is a guide to where, and when, to find them. WEDNESDAY Auburn/Owasco - Emerson Park 8 p.m. concert with... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Cayuga County man faces multiple felony weapons charges

Cayuga County man faces multiple felony weapons charges
Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Owasco Road resident on several felony charges following an investigation that involved Office of Immigration, Customers Enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and State Police. Anthony Ranauro, 32, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon; and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a... more
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