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DAILY DEBRIEF: How Wells College could shut down by the fall (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How Wells College could shut down by the fall (podcast)

– By Josh Durso Earlier this week we sat down with Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, president of Wells College in Aurora, New York. Last week, he made headlines with a letter plainly stating that if the College cannot welcome back students in the ... MORE
LIVE AT 4 PM: Dr. Gibralter talks about possible closure, future of Wells College in Cayuga County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter talks future, possible closure (podcast)

Last week Wells College President Dr. Jonathan Gibralter published a stunning letter, which left the college- and regional community in shock. It simply said: If students cannot return on-campus this fall – Wells College will not survive. He assumed the presidency in ... MORE
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Aurora driver charged with DWI in Elma

Aurora driver charged with DWI in Elma

On May 11th troopers arrested Jacob McClure, 28, of Aurora for driving while intoxicated. Troopers say McClure was stopped on Jamison Road in the town of Elma for speeding. The investigating trooper detected alcohol and administered a field sobriety test. A blood ... MORE
Wells College may shut down for good if students can’t return to campus in Fall 2020

Wells College may shut down for good if students can’t return to campus in fall

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the spring semester at Wells College could have been the last one. President Jonathan Gibralter authored a stunning letter to the campus community – outlining the steps Wells would take to avoid closure, but noted that if ... MORE
Mackenzie-Childs cancels 2020 barn sale due to concerns

Mackenzie-Childs cancels 2020 barn sale due to concerns

Mackenzie-Childs announced on Wednesday in a Facebook Post that it would not be holding its annual barn sale. It had been scheduled for July 16-19. “This choice was made to protect the health and safety of our staff, customers and communities,” the ... MORE
Wells College commencement cancelled for 2020

Wells College commencement postponed until summer

Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter announced to the campus community on Friday that the College’s 152nd Commencement ceremony—originally slated for May 16, 2020—has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Our seniors have been deprived of ... MORE
Wells College celebrates grand opening of “Hallway for Culture”

Wells College celebrates grand opening of “Hallway for Culture”

Wells College celebrated the grand opening of its new center for multiculturalism with an uplifting event on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 that was attended by dozens of students, staff and faculty. Dubbed the “Hallway for Cultural Humility,” the newly renovated space is ... MORE
Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – ... MORE
Wells College officials feel like they’re making progress as probation continues

Wells College officials feel like they’re making progress as probation continues

Things look like they are improving. The Auburn Citizen reports that Wells College has submitted a required monitoring report. The focus of that report is said to be long-term stability, and was authored by Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter. Among the changes ... MORE
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Colorful day over Cayuga Lake (photo)

Sunrise on Cayuga Lake in Aurora. Photo by Todd Tanner ... MORE
MacKenzie-Childs to take over vacant warehouse in Volney

MacKenzie-Childs to take over vacant warehouse in Volney

An empty building in Volney is being remodeled to become a new warehouse for MacKenzie-Childs. The move and expansion is expected to open between 50-55 jobs. MacKenzie-Childs is a popular home accessories brand known for its white and black checkered pattern. The ... MORE
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Southern Cayuga Central seeing stars again thanks to planetarium renovations

Renovations complete: Southern Cayuga Central seeing the stars thanks to progress

The Southern Cayuga Central School District is once again seeing stars. A planetarium that has called the campus home for more than 50 years is once again up and running after a five year absence. Lack of money along with wear and ... MORE
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Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel

Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel

Originally built for Robert Lansing Zabriskie as he returned to Aurora to be with his mother, Louise, Zabriskie House officially opened to Inns of Aurora guests in early October. The house joins two other properties formerly used by members of the Morgan and Zabriskie ... MORE
More than 700 without power for around two hours in Cayuga County

More than 700 without power for around two hours in Cayuga County

NYSEG reports that power has been restored to those impacted by an outage in Southern Cayuga County on Tuesday. The outage began during the late-morning hours, and continued for a couple hours. In the process, approximately 700 people were without power in ... MORE
Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Canadian pro Jeff Gustafson came into the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake with modest expectations. But his confidence has grown with each passing day — and on Friday, it grew by leaps and bounds as Gustafson caught five bass that weighed ... MORE