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JOINING FORCES: Cayuga Community College, Le Moyne sign landmark transfer agreement

JOINING FORCES: Cayuga Community College, LeMoyne
It’s all about creating more opportunities. Cayuga Community College President Dr. Brian Durant and Le Moyne College President Dr. Linda LeMura signed a formal agreement enhancing opportunities for Cayuga students to further their education at the prestigious four-year college in Syracuse. The transfer agreement allows accomplished Cayuga students graduating from one of a dozen Associate of Science or Associate of... more

Downtown Auburn restaurant redecorates, refocuses as it turns 2-years-old

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Downtown restaurant Gusto Italiano is celebrating its second birthday with some new decor. Owners Dario and Lucia D’Angelo, and their family, took a few days to visually transform the restaurant earlier this month. They moved its coffee bar and lunch buffet toward the back, freeing up space for the dining room. The restaurant, which used to seat 25, now seats... more

OWLA reveals results of 2017 Owasco Lake tributary sampling

OWLA reveals results of 2017 Owasco Lake tributary sampling
The Owasco Watershed Lake Association released the results of its 2017 Tributary Sampling Results survey, a program designed to identify potential sources of harmful algal bloom-promoting nutrients for mitigation projects. OWLA Board of Directors member Dana Hall, speaking at a meeting of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council Tuesday, explained how OWLA took samples from 17 of Owasco Lake’s tributaries... more

Syracuse teen admits to robbing Byrne Dairy in Auburn

Syracuse teen admits to robbing Byrne Dairy in Auburn
A Syracuse teen pleaded guilty to robbing an Auburn convenience store with a loaded weapon over the summer. Tuesday morning in Cayuga County Court, 18-year-old Javon English pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies. During his plea, he admitted to Judge Mark Fandrich that in July, he robbed the Byrne Dairy at 70... more

Auburn teen sentenced for attempted knifepoint robbery of 75-year-old man

Auburn teen sentenced for attempted knifepoint robbery of 75-year-old man
A 19-year-old Auburn man was sentenced to jail and a term of shock probation for attempting to rob an elderly man at knifepoint in June. On Tuesday, Cayuga County Court Judge Mark Fandrich sentenced Shane Andrews, of 36 Franklin St., to six months in the county jail followed by five years of post release supervision. In August, Andrews pleaded guilty... more

Helming, Baldridge debate showcasing differing governing styles

Helming, Baldridge debate showcasing differing governing styles
While the 54th New York Senate District candidates generally agreed on many issues, a battle of governing style arose during the candidate debate held at Cayuga Community College on Tuesday. Two years ago, incumbent Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, vied for the Senate seat against Kenan Baldridge and Floyd Rayburn. Baldridge, the Democratic candidate from the town of Rose, has come back... more

Cayuga Women’s Business Trust partners with Generations Bank

Cayuga Women’s Business Trust partners with Generations Bank
The Cayuga Women’s Business Trust announced it is moving its lending program to Generations Bank. The trust facilitates loans to women in business who reside and work in Cayuga County, which can be used to start or grow businesses with job creation potential. According to a press release, the trust is modeled after revolving funds that operate in Asia and... more

Auburn native John Walsh, ‘America’s Most Wanted’ creator, stars in TV ad for Katko

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With Election Day three weeks away, a prominent Auburn native is playing a starring role in a new television commercial supporting U.S. Rep. John Katko’s re-election campaign. John Walsh, who created the hit TV show “America’s Most Wanted,” appears in Katko’s latest 30-second TV ad, which began airing Tuesday in the Syracuse media market. Walsh highlights his experience as an... more

Auburn elementary school placed on lockout after suicidal threat from parent

Auburn elementary school placed on lockout after suicidal threat from parent
An Auburn elementary school was placed on a short lockout Monday afternoon. The lockout was put in place after the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reported that a parent of a student at Herman Avenue Elementary School was making suicidal threats and officials believed the child could be in danger, Auburn Police Department Sgt. Greg Dann said. The lockout was initiated... more

Auburn family ready to start work that will ‘transform’ John Street, Arterial

Auburn family ready to start work that will ‘transform’ John Street, Arterial
More than six years after securing a tax break from the city to rehabilitate 20 downtown properties, an Auburn developer is close to embarking on the final stage of an expanded overall project. JBJ Real Property, run by the Bartolotta family, is planning a $5 million project to renovate seven houses on John Street and build a number of new... more

Auburn City Council approves Falcon Park turf project

Auburn City Council approves Falcon Park turf project
Nearly three months after the city of Auburn introduced a plan to replace the grass playing surface at Falcon Park with artificial turf, the city council voted Thursday to unanimously approve the project. The green light for the project came by way of an approval of a contract with Cayuga Community College, which gives the college the right to use... more

Watchdog group: Auburn DRI committee members could have conflicts of interest

Watchdog group: Auburn DRI committee members could have conflicts of interest
Half of all the members of the committee chosen to guide the city of Auburn through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative process could have potential conflicts of interests arise as these members also represent organizations with projects vying for a piece of the $10 million funding. The local planning committee is a board of 14 members who were selected by the... more

Weedsport man accused of high-speed chase throughout Cayuga County pleads not guilty

Weedsport man accused of high-speed chase throughout Cayuga County pleads not guilty
A Weedsport man state police said led them on a 15-mile high-speed chase through Cayuga County was arraigned on nearly 30 counts Tuesday in Cayuga County Court. In August, Brandon Millhoff allegedly fled from state troopers as they attempted to pull his vehicle over to execute an arrest warrant. The chase began in Cato and ended just outside the city... more

Culinary classroom: Auburn college project part of $10M grant proposal

Culinary classroom: Auburn college project part of $10M grant proposal
A slice of Auburn's recent $10 million grant could support a facility where Cayuga Community College students sharpen their culinary skills. A Cayuga Culinary Center is one of the projects included in the city's winning proposal for the 2018 Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The proposal says the center would feature a wine and beer education center, a working/teaching commercial kitchen, a... more

Gobble ‘n Go returns to Auburn on October 13th

Gobble ‘n Go returns to Auburn this coming weekend October 13th
WHAT: A downtown Auburn eateries, shops & breweries food and beverage crawl to support innovative grants for educators in Auburn Enlarged City School District. Enjoy delectable samples as you visit participating venues. WHEN: Saturday, October 13st from 1PM to 5PM WHERE: A.T. Walley Co., Burger Theory at the Holiday Inn, Good Shepherd’s Brewing Co., Gretchen’s Confections, Knights of Columbus, Mesa Grande Taqueria,... more
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