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Auburn committee closer to finalizing DRI project list

Auburn committee closer to finalizing DRI project list
The chances that Auburn will see any Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects completed by the summer are slim. There might not even be a single project started by then, but city officials suggest that making the DRI timeline a lengthy one was purposeful. At the February Wednesday Morning Roundtable meeting at the Auburn Hilton Garden Inn, Kimberly Baptiste of Bergmann Associates,... more

Auburn company granted tax break for renovation

Auburn company granted tax break for renovation
A Swiss manufacturing company that owns an Auburn plant has been granted $92,000 in financial assistance toward renovations. Volpi Manufacturing USA, Co., Inc. was granted the abatement from local sales taxes by the Auburn Industrial Development Authority. Volpi is planning on renovating the interior of its 14,000-square-foot factory at 5 Commerce Way to ensure the company’s projected growth. The company,... more

Auburn man sentenced for city burglary that led to car chase

Auburn man sentenced for city burglary that led to car chase
An Auburn man was sentenced in Cayuga County Court Thursday morning for his involvement in a May burglary that led to a police chase in Auburn. Jerad Stiles, 30, pleaded guilty in November to two separate counts of second-degree burglary, class C felonies, for his involvement in a burglary on Holley Street on May 30. About $5,000 cash was taken... more

Local officials say closing any state prison in Finger Lakes would be economically devastating

It would be devastating. That’s the message from elected officials in Seneca and Cayuga counties, who note that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to close three state facilities – would hurt the Finger Lakes – if any of those three were local. Five Points Correctional Facility, Auburn Correctional Facility, and Willard Drug Treatment Campus are three of the largest employers in... more

Skaneateles Aerodrome, other CNY airports split $1.5 million for projects

Skaneateles Aerodrome, other CNY airports split $1.5 million for projects
Four central New York airports will receive state funding for improvements, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The largest grant in the region was awarded to Oswego County Airport, which will get $865,000 to build a new aircraft hangar. Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive $338,000 for the construction of a new airfield equipment storage facility. The state will give $211,000... more

Auburn man charged with spending $2K on someone else’s credit card

Auburn man charged with spending $2K on someone else’s credit card
An Auburn man was charged Wednesday for making more than 50 unauthorized transactions on another man's credit card, police said. The Auburn Police Department said the victim, a 20-year-old man, allowed Tyler R. Stanton, 22, to use his credit card once but then Stanton used the information to make 59 unauthorized transactions back in June. The victim was a mutual... more

Auburn prison to install $14M video monitoring system

Auburn prison to install $14M video monitoring system
Bids were due Wednesday for a multi-million dollar video and audio monitoring system at Auburn Correctional Facility, something the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision say will be implemented soon. The project could cost anywhere from $11 million to $17 million, according to a legal advertisement published in The Citizen Feb. 6 calling for bids for construction, HVAC and... more

Seneca Meadows, Ontario landfills to be approached by Auburn in two years

Seneca Meadows, Ontario landfills to be approached by Auburn in two years
The city of Auburn landfill will be at capacity in about two years. When that time comes, the city plans to close and cap the 20-acre landfill and convert the site to a transfer station. City officials will then be looking to take the trash brought to the transfer station to another area landfill. Seneca Meadows in Seneca Falls and... more

Seneca Falls man charged with DWI in Auburn

Seneca Falls man charged with DWI in Auburn
A Seneca Falls man was charged with DWI over the weekend following a traffic stop in Auburn. Troopers arrested Kirk W. Anderson, 44, of Seneca Falls for driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than 0.08% and speeding. Anderson was stopped on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway in the City of Auburn for speeding. He was placed under... more

Two charged after drug bust in Auburn apartment

Two charged after drug bust in Auburn apartment
Two individuals face charges after multiple law enforcement agencies served a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in Auburn. According to an Auburn Police Department press release, at approximately 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force with assistance from the Auburn Police Department Emergency Response Team, the Auburn Police Department K-9 unit and the... more

Auburn board explores historic district expansion

Auburn board explores historic district expansion
Auburn’s Historic Resources Review Board explored a proposal on Tuesday that calls on expanding the city’s South Street Historic District. The original proposal would almost double the size of the current district, putting over 300 more properties up for consideration. The city is applying for two separate grants to fund the district expansion. A new region has not been finalized,... more

Cayuga Economic Development Agency, Auburn to hold federal program workshop

Cayuga Economic Development Agency, Auburn to hold federal program workshop
In coordination with the city of Auburn, the Cayuga County Development Agency will host an informational workshop on the new federal Opportunity Zones program. The Opportunity Zones program is an economic development tool designed to spur long-time, private capital investment in distressed areas by providing tax benefits to investors. The northwest quadrant of Auburn is a Qualified Opportunity Zone. This... more

Downtown crash causes Auburn street closures, 1 transported to hospital

Downtown crash causes Auburn street closures, 1 transported to hospital
A few blocks of Auburn’s downtown streets were closed Monday afternoon due to a two-car crash in which one person was injured . The Auburn Fire Department reported there was a two-vehicle crash on North Street, right in front of the Auburn Police Department. Traffic backed up on Dill Street as APD closed a few blocks, including portions of Arterial... more

Auburn police urge people to lock vehicles after several entered without permission

Auburn police urge people to lock vehicles after several entered without permission
Footprints in the snow led the Auburn Police Department to discover that someone entered several vehicles in a city neighborhood Monday morning. Around 5 a.m., APD patrol officers noticed footprints going up to vehicles in the area of Walnut Street, Howard Street, Sheridan Street and Sherman Street, police said. Several vehicles were also discovered with doors open. When people enter... more

Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores

Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores
Last week, Payless ShoeSource announced all of its stores in the United States and Puerto Rico will be closing – the latest retail chain falling victim to online shopping. The company plans to file for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. “To hear they’re actually closing is bittersweet,” said Ana Lebron, a former employee. “It was like home... more

The end is near: Auburn landfill has about two years of life left

The end is near: Auburn landfill has about two years of life left
Auburn’s landfill has just under two years of life left. In preparation of its cap-off, the city is planning on constructing a transfer station, where trash will be transported to another nearby landfill. Based on a survey taken in December, an estimated 116,000 tons of space remains at the landfill, which may sound like a lot, but about 60,000 tons... more

Cayuga Community College buying former Neighborhood House child care site

Cayuga Community College buying former Neighborhood House child care site
Cayuga Community College is buying a shuttered former Auburn day care staple under a plan to expand the college’s child care program. CCC’s board of trustees approved the $250,000 purchase agreement of the former Neighborhood House building on 81 Wall St. at a board meeting Thursday. The day care had been active for over 100 years before shutting down in... more

Three hospitalized after electrical fire at milk plant in Cayuga County

Three hospitalized after electrical fire at milk plant in Cayuga C
Several departments were called to an electrical fire at an Aurelius milk processing plant on Thursday. The Auburn Citizen reports that around 10:20 a.m. crews were called to Cayuga Milk Ingredients for what Chief Operations Officer Keven Bucklin described as an electrical problem that injured two contractors and one plant employee. Three people were transported to a Syracuse hospital with... more
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