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Tractor-trailer overturns on Rt. 5 in Aurelius, causes temporary closure

State DOT officials say State Route 5&20 between Seneca Falls and Auburn was shut down for several hours on Wednesday. Around 3:55 am both directions of the roadway were shut down in the area of Cayuga Road due to an overturned tractor. It was reopened later in the morning. Cayuga County 911 reports that the call came in around 2:30... more

Half Acre Union Church in Aurelius open after rebuilding from fire

Half Acre Union Church is now in full operation after rebuilding from a devastating fire that destroyed the church building more than two years ago. The Aurelius church continued hosting services elsewhere after the formerly 100-year-old building caught fire in November 2015, but Pastor Harry Dow said he wants people to know a new building has been constructed and the... more

Aurelius woman celebrates ‘first real Mother’s Day’ after receiving heart transplant

Roberta Watkins has lived most of her life in fear. At 8 years old, after her father suffered a serious heart attack, Watkins was tested for early signs of disease and diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. She was given roughly 10 years to live, and doctors said no amount of diet or exercise would help her hereditary... more

Aurelius woman celebrates ‘first real Mother’s Day’ after receiving heart transplant

Roberta Watkins has lived most of her life in fear. At 8 years old, after her father suffered a serious heart attack, Watkins was tested for early signs of disease and diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. She was given roughly 10 years to live, and doctors said no amount of diet or exercise would help her hereditary... more

Cayuga Veterinary Services look to expand in Aurelius

A site plan was accepted for a new Cayuga Veterinary Services practice building during an Aurelius planning board meeting on Tuesday. The veterinary practice, currently located at 1532 Clark Street Rd., is looking to merge with 1538 Clark Street Rd. — a neighboring parcel already owned by the practice — to build a new, larger, building. Currently the parcels house... more

Troopers: Auburn man charged with DWI after using mobile phone

On April 13th an Auburn man was arrested on multiple charges after a traffic stop, which stemmed from using a mobile phone while driving. Troopers arrested Michael L. Emmi, 51, of Auburn for driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by alcohol and operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone. Emmi was stopped on Clark Street Road in... more

Two hospitalized after crash on Rt. 34

Two people were sent to the hospital after a three-car crash on Route 34 in Weedsport. Weedsport Ambulance & Rescue, Port Byron EMS, Jordan Ambulance, and Throop Ambulance were all called to the scene on Route 34 and Bentley School Road. Officials in Cayuga County say that Throop Ambulance transported one patient to Auburn Community Hospital, while a second patient... more

Felony DWI charge after crash in Aurelius last week

State Police say a 26-year-old Weedsport man was arrested on felony DWI charges after a property damage accident on West Genesee Street Road in Aurelius. Andrew M. Stott, 26, of Weedsport was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device. Police say Stott had a previous conviction... more

Finger Lakes region home and lifestyle show comes to the Fingerlakes Mall

About 1,600 people were drawn to the first Upper Finger Lakes Home & Lifestyle Show hosted at the Fingerlakes Mall Saturday and Sunday. Ninety different vendors gave home improvement advice, sold artisan goods, crafts, food and drink as part of the show, while other special events like face-painting and breakfast with the Easter Bunny took place for kids. The Citizen:... more

Crews respond to Aurelius barn fire on Friday

Multiple departments in Cayuga and Seneca counties were called to a second alarm barn fire in Aurelius on Friday afternoon. Photos from the scene show the barn fully-engulfed. Aurelius, Throop, Cayuga, Auburn, Seneca Falls, Fleming, Owasco and Waterloo fire departments responded to the scene on Basswood Road. The specific address of the fire was reported at 6410 Basswood Road in... more

Girl Scout ‘Cookie Season’ kicks off next week at Fingerlakes Mall

Next week thousands of cases of cookies will be unloaded and re-loaded onto minivans, cars, U-Haul trucks, and every other type of vehicle you could imagine — ahead of the March 1st kickoff of Girl Scout Cookie Season. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Communications Director Jaime Alvarez called the sight an incredible one, which she saw for the first time... more

Aurelius to renovate state police station, hopes to secure new lease deal

The town of Aurelius plans to make renovations to the New York state police station in hopes that the state will renew its 20-year lease of the building for another 10 years. Over 20 years ago, when New York state troopers outgrew their previous station in Aurelius, the town built a new building for the police and leased it to... more

Girls are princesses for a day at Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius

Over 100 princesses held court at the Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius Saturday. The Princess for a Day event event featured young girls decked out as either royalty from Disney films or in their own regal outfits. The participants could get their makeup, hair and nails done by volunteers and get their photo taken on a stage with volunteers dressed as... more

Driver sent to hospital after one-car crash in Aurelius

One person was transported to Auburn Community Hospital after a rollover accident in Aurelius on Friday, according to first responders. A one-car rollover was reported around 1 p.m., which resulted in first responders being dispatched to Genesee Street Road and Bluefield Road. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, and AMR Ambulance responded to the scene. First responders... more

Progress 2018: With $1.2 million from state, Cayuga County grower plans to add 100 jobs

Martens Cos., parent organization to the four-generation family-owned Martens Farms in Mentz, was awarded over $1 million by the state for a project that will add 100 new jobs to Cayuga County. Martens has been growing potatoes in central New York for over 90 years, according to the company website, and its next project will be creating a 150,000-square-foot commercial... more
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