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Police investigate hit-and-run on Fitch St. in Auburn

Police investigate hit-and-run on Fitch St. in Auburn
Police are investigating a crash, which happened Sunday morning around 1:30 a.m. on Fitch Avenue. Police say the accident happened around 106 Fitch Avenue, around 1:30 a.m. when a vehicle left the roadway – knocked over a fire hydrant, and re-entered the roadway – before crashing into a parked car. After all of that the operator of the vehicle drove... more

As Auburn forms $10M DRI plan, marginalized groups call for inclusion

As Auburn forms $10M DRI plan, marginalized groups call for inclusion
On Jan. 8, the committee planning how Auburn spends its $10 million state grant will hold a public workshop at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. What makes this workshop different than others the committee is holding, however, is its target audience: Auburn’s historically marginalized communities. Committee member Ray Richardson, a care manager at Cayuga Centers and vice president of... more

Auburn firefighters quickly knock down kitchen fire

Auburn firefighters quickly knock down kitchen fire
A house fire in Auburn was put out within minutes of Auburn Fire Department's response. At 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, an oven fire at an Oak Creek Town Homes unit on Quill Avenue was quickly extinguished, the fire department said. No severe structural damage was done, and no injuries were reported. The Auburn Citizen: Read More more

‘Best Christmas ever’: Children shop with cops for the holidays in Auburn

‘Best Christmas ever’: Children shop with cops for the holidays in Auburn
Marcus Penta’s eyes lit up when he finally found the Elf on the Shelf toy he had been looking for at Walmart Saturday. Marcus, 8, searched for the female elf to go with the male elf toy he carried around during the sixth annual Shop with a Cop, where deputies from the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office took children holiday shopping,... more

Total of eight arrests made following major meth lab bust and investigation

Sheriff David Gould reports that on Thursday the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office concluded an investigation in relation to a search warrant carried out on Orchard Street in Auburn, on November 9th. The street was shut down for hours as hazmat crews worked the scene alongside law enforcement that day. As result of the investigation, the following individuals were arrested on... more

Syracuse developer closes on sale of Auburn Schine Theater

Syracuse developer closes on sale of Auburn Schine Theater
The Auburn Schine Theater is now officially the property of Bowers Development, of Syracuse. Bowers and the downtown theater’s prior owner of 20 years, the Cayuga County Arts Council, closed on the sale Friday, arts council Communications Chair Michelle Milewski said in a news release. “2018 was a very productive year for the Schines Theater,” she said in the release.... more

Former Auburn inmate facing murder charge denies there is a dead body

Former Auburn inmate facing murder charge denies there is a dead body
A former Auburn Correctional Facility inmate refused to appear in Cayuga County Court Thursday to face a charge of first-degree murder because he says there is no victim. Rupert Alberga, 36, currently in custody at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, according to the state’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, was arraigned in September in connection with the death of Daniel... more

Auburn sewer system designed to minimize risk of overflows

Auburn sewer system designed to minimize risk of overflows
As one of 600 municipalities with a combined sewer system in New York, the city of Auburn is required to submit reports through the NY-Alert system in the event of any overflow discharge. At a meeting of the Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency Thursday, Auburn Municipal Utilities Director Seth Jensen provided an explanation of combined sewer overflows. Under the... more

Auburn City Council gives OK to new ice-resurfacing unit

Auburn City Council gives OK to new ice-resurfacing unit
The Auburn City Council gave the green light to purchasing a new ice resurfacer to maintain the ice rink at the Casey Park recreational facility. The council voted unanimously Thursday to replace Casey Park’s current ice cleaning unit which, according to the city resolution, has become “deteriorated” and “unreliable.” The unit, which costs just under $140,000 and is expected to... more

Auburn sex offender sentenced for failure to register social media accounts

Auburn sex offender sentenced for failure to register social media accounts
An Auburn sex offender was sentenced to prison for failing to report social media accounts. Steven Strecker, 28, was picked up on a warrant in September and an investigation revealed that he had various social media accounts and phone numbers that were unreported. In Cayuga County Court Thursday, Strecker was sentenced for two counts of failure to register internet accounts... more

Auburn business remembers Pearl Harbor with notable American flag

Auburn business remembers Pearl Harbor with notable American flag
In remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor, an Auburn business will raise a flag Friday that was flown over the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor on last year’s anniversary of the 1941 attack that propelled the nation into World War II. Seventy-seven years ago on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor — a U.S. naval base in Hawaii — was surprised... more

After budget cut, CEDA, Cayuga County Legislature discuss how to measure success

After budget cut, CEDA, Cayuga County Legislature discuss how to measure success
Cayuga Economic Development Agency staff met with county legislators Wednesday to discuss the agency’s 2019 work plan and what metrics should be used to measure success. CEDA Executive Director Tracy Verrier’s presentation to the Legislature’s Planning and Economic Development Committee followed a $50,000 cut to the agency included in the county’s 2019 budget approved last week. At the time of... more

No charges filed after bloody fight in Auburn

No charges filed after bloody fight in Auburn
Auburn police said no charges were filed following a late-night fight that led to a foot pursuit last week. Just before 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 29, police were called to the area of Owasco Street near Walnut Street, where a bloodied victim was reported to have walked into the Owasco Mini Mart. When police arrived, they were able to corral... more

The projects being considered for Auburn’s $10 million DRI plan

The projects being considered for Auburn’s $10 million DRI plan
The Auburn Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee reviewed 21 open call project proposals at its last meeting in November, which some highlighted for further discussion while others were seen as unrealistic. As a recipient of a $10 million DRI grant, Auburn will use state funding to invest in projects aimed at transforming the downtown community. Because of limited funding,... more

Auburn art, yoga studio now offering classes

Auburn art, yoga studio now offering classes
Time for Art and Yoga, an art enrichment program located on Mary Street in Auburn, is now open for classes. Founded by Warner K. Varno, the space offers after-school and homeschool classes, portfolio preparation, classes for children, parent-child classes, private lessons and master artist workshops, as well as a variety of yoga classes. The space is also available for rent... more

Chocolate, coffee shop opens in downtown Auburn

Chocolate, coffee shop opens in downtown Auburn
Gretchen Christenson knows that chocolate is an indulgence. So if you're going to have one, she reasons, it should be as good as it possibly can be. Christenson is the owner and chocolatier at Gretchen's Confections, which opened in Auburn's East Hill area Nov. 1. Along with her chocolate creations, the shop also sells lattes, cappuccinos, espressos and other coffee... more
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