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Bluefield Manor in Auburn seeks tax agreement extension

Bluefield Manor in Auburn seeks tax agreement extension
Auburn’s Bluefield Manor is seeking an extension on a soon-expiring tax agreement in hopes of avoiding a sudden increase in tax payments that officials say could make the retirement community unaffordable for residents. Representatives from the nonprofit met with the Auburn Industrial Development Agency Monday to discuss the possibility of an extension to a 20-year payment in lieu of taxes... more

Some downtown Auburn businesses voice concerns about back-in parking

Some downtown businesses voice concerns about back-in parking
It’s been almost a year since back-in, on-street parking was installed along a downtown strip of Genesee Street in Auburn. The goal behind ditching front-angle parking was to cut the risk of accidents on the busy street. Some downtown business owners, though, feel as if they’re paying a toll for the new parking design. In May of last year, C&S... more

Auburn City Council wants to see state act, assist with Arterial change

Auburn City Council wants to see state act, assist with Arterial change
In two separate resolutions, the Auburn City Council called on the state Legislature for city assistance. The council passed a resolution Thursday requesting Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to consider bills that would adjust the reimbursement rate for maintenance on the Arterial roadway. Currently, the maintenance reimbursement rates for Auburn sit at 85 cents per square yard and... more

Budelmann is no fan of cashless bail, other criminal justice reforms

Budelmann is no fan of cashless
Criminal justice reforms shouldn’t simply gut, or throw away systems that have worked. That’s the message from Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, who spoke with Finger Lakes News Radio earlier this week. He says that members of law enforcement and prosecutors are fighting a battle of public opinion. As an example, he pointed to changes in the bail system... more

‘Color Run’ to help support Auburn nonprofit

‘Color Run’ to help support Auburn nonprofit
Cayuga Community College is continuing a colorful tradition to help support an Auburn nonprofit. Organized by Cayuga’s Faculty Association, the 'Cayuga Cares with Color Run' takes place next month. This run/walk started in 2015 and has grown every year. The race will help support the Matthew House, a nonprofit residential facility in the City of Auburn that helps people with... more

Man accused of selling stolen item at pawn shop in Auburn

Man accused of selling stolen item at pawn shop in Auburn
Auburn police said a man stole a Blu-ray disc player Monday and lied on the form he filled out while selling it. Auburn Police Department Deputy Chief Roger Anthony said Mikal S. Holbrook, 20, of 24 Merriman St., stole the disc player from a home on Francis Street around 3 p.m. and then sold it for $15 at Pawn King... more

Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn plotting marketing strategy

Earth Day recycling events set for April 23
Although it’s been operating since last fall, the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn is still seeking a marketing strategy. The city plans on hiring a firm to establish an ERHC brand that supports the center through design, production and implementation as an effort to bolster the center’s presence. Once selected, the firm will collaborate with the... more

Police investigating possible fight, gunshots in Auburn

Police investigating reports of a fight, possible gunshots at Auburn home
The Auburn Police Department is investigating the report of a fight and possible gunshots during the morning hours on Saturday. Officers were called to the scene around 3 a.m., according to The Citizen. A fight and possible gunshots were reported on Seymour Street. The Auburn Police Department said no information was available for the public on Sunday. No arrests or... more

Auburn native, Fuddruckers founder talks new book

Auburn native, Fuddruckers founder talks new book
Phil Romano divides his life into three phases. First, he wanted to make money. Then he wanted to make a name for himself. But now, he wants to make a difference. That last motive became part of the name of Romano's new book, "The MAD Entrepreneur: Making a Difference in the World, in Business and in Life." The Auburn native... more

Auburn police: Woman slashed teen with box cutter

Auburn police: Woman slashed teen with box cutter
Auburn police said a woman broke into an apartment Thursday and slashed a 13-year-old with a box cutter. Auburn Police Department Deputy Chief Roger Anthony said that around 3:30 p.m., Lora M. Lupien, 32, of 10 Chestnut St., entered a residence on Derby Avenue and began swinging a metal bat. The occupants of the residence managed to take the bat... more

Syracuse man hit, threatened to kill woman in Auburn, police say

Syracuse man hit, threatened to kill woman in Auburn, police say
A Syracuse man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly striking a woman and threatening her life in a domestic incident, the Auburn Police Department said. Tyrone S. Davis Jr., 23, of 402 Ivy Ridge Road, was picked up on a warrant and charged with second-degree menacing and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing. Auburn Deputy... more

Auburn Police Department remains nine positions down, recruitment still a struggle

Auburn Police Department remains nine positions down, recruitment still a struggle
Still dealing with nine vacancies, recruitment remains a challenge for the Auburn Police Department. The department hopes to fill at least some of those positions by next spring, but Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler said things are questionable right now. As he presented the police department’s proposed 2019-20 budget at a city council meeting Thursday, Butler spoke about the agency’s... more

NY Senate OKs bill to mandate inmate visitation program at jails, prisons

NY Senate OKs bill to mandate inmate visitation program at jails, prisons
The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision allows inmate visitation at its 54 prisons, but there is not a law requiring the agency to offer the program. A bill approved by the state Senate this week would change that. State Sen. Luis Sepulveda, chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, sponsored legislation that would codify the... more

Visitor screening system coming to Auburn High School

Visitor screening system coming to Auburn High School
Auburn High School will have a new security system before the end of the month, with the same technology coming later to the other Auburn school district buildings. The Raptor Visitor Management System will be operational at the high school by April 22, according to a news release. The system will screen school visitors against custody, sex offender and other... more
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