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More than $20K raised for Aurelius milk plant employee still in ICU after fire

More than $20K raised for Aurelius milk plant employee still in ICU after fire
More than $20,000 was raised in four days for an employee still in a Syracuse intensive care unit after being hurt in an Aurelius milk processing plant electrical fire Thursday. Aurelius Fire Chief Kevin Foster said the mid-morning fire began when a worker was pulling cables from an electrical panel. Initially he reported three peopled suffered from minor injuries from... 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

Snowplow, passenger vehicle collide on 5&20; driver airlifted to Upstate Medical

5&20 remains closed after snowplow, passenger vehicle collide; at least one patient airlifted to Upstate Medical
State Police are investigating a serious accident involving a snowplow and passenger vehicle, which happened around 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Troopers said in a news release at about 11:40 a.m. that Routes 5 and 20 west of Auburn between Lime Kiln Road and Basswood Road would remain closed for several hours. The crash involved state Department of Transportation snowplow... more

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind
The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County’s multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 million, up from $45.67 million in 2017. The increase was driven primarily by a strong performance in Auburn,... more

Traffic snarled near Auburn/Aurelius line following crash on Friday

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Police say a one-car accident in Auburn resulted in redirected eastbound traffic coming into the city on Friday. Cayuga County dispatchers received a call around 2:30 p.m., according to the Auburn Citizen. A car had reportedly collided with a guardrail near the intersection of Genesee Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway, near the Auburn and Aurelius town line. The Auburn Fire... more

Cayuga farmers win big, as $1.5M announced for two projects

Cayuga farmers win big, as $1.5M announced for two projects
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that a total of $1,597,067 in funding has been awarded to two Cayuga County Farms to permanently protect their farmland in Cayuga County. NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) administers this competitive grant program designed to protect valuable and at-risk farmland throughout New York State. The Brutus Hill Farm received $1,090,101 to protect 522... more

Lose a ladder? Troopers have it for you in Auburn

State police in Auburn looking to reunite ladder with owner
State police are hoping to reunite a ladder with its owner. Auburn-based state police said Saturday that a large ladder was found on Route 20 between Auburn and Skaneateles Tuesday. Troopers said the ladder might belong to a contractor. The owner is asked to give a detailed description of the item by either stopping by the Auburn barracks, 1551 Clark... more

Fingerlakes Mall hosting cartoon night, more for holidays

Fingerlakes Mall hosting cartoon night, more for holidays
One of many holiday festivities this month at Fingerlakes Mall will be Christmas Cartoon Night, taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Event Center of the mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Aurelius. The event will include toy and gift card giveaways, classic holiday cartoons with the Grinch and Charlie Brown, free books, music and more. Admission is free... more

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES chief talks vision, new programs in his first year

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES chief talks vision, new programs in his first year
Brian Hartwell has been the district superintendent for Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES for nearly six months. He had most recently been the superintendent of the Pulaski Academy & Central School District and had previously been the principal of Oswego High School. The top BOCES seat had seen a lot of change in recent years, as the previous leader Denise Dzikowski abruptly left... more

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages
Sales tax collection is trending upward in the city of Auburn through the third quarter of 2018 and holding relatively steady in Cayuga County. According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Auburn has collected more sales tax this year compared to last year, while the county has seen a very... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more

Half Acre Union Church in Aurelius presents new building

Half Acre Union Church in Aurelius presents new building
Cars overflowed from the parking lot to line both sides of W. Genesee St. Road as Half Acre Union Church presented its new building — located at the same address as the former building that burned down nearly three years ago — to the community on Sunday. A devastating fire destroyed the former Aurelius church building in November 2015, and... more

Firefighters respond to silo fire in Aurelius on Wednesday (video)

Firefighters respond to silo fire in Aurelius on Wednesday
Firefighters from two counties were called to the scene of a silo fire in Aurelius on Wednesday, according to first responders. Aurelius, Cayuga, Throop, Fleming, Union Springs, Montezuma, and Waterloo fire departments had personnel on the ground at 845 Chamberlain Road, following the report of a silo fire. The report came in during the mid-morning hours. No injuries were reported,... more

Union Springs school district to sue town of Aurelius over tax revenue loss

Union Springs school district to sue town of Aurelius over tax revenue loss
The Union Springs Central School District plans legal action against the town of Aurelius over lost tax revenue stemming from a commercial building’s incorrect assessment. The district’s board of education approved a resolution Monday to authorize legal counsel to pursue the recovery of what the district argues is a $108,445 loss in revenue. The district said town assessor Linda Wright... more

Two hospitalized after Aurelius crash; driver charged with DWI

Two people were injured after a one-car crash in Aurelius on Tuesday after a drunk driver collided with a utility pole. Around 8:30 pm Lori N. Shinkle, 30, of Auburn was traveling down Route 326 when she crashed a pickup truck into a utility pole – rolling it over. She and the truck’s passenger, Ricky Meehan, were both injured, according... more

Sheriff’s office searching for suspects in Aurelius armed robbery

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday in the town of Aurelius. According to a press release, at around 10 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Chamberlain Road where a man said multiple suspects entered his home at O’Hara Farms and stole money and other items while displaying a firearm. The sheriff’s office... more

Sheriff’s office investigating possible armed robbery at Aurelius farm

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred Tuesday morning at a dairy farm in Aurelius. Employees at O’Hara Farms on Chamberlain Road were robbed at around 10 a.m., according to Cayuga County 911 dispatch. Initial reports indicated the assailants, a large black male and a white female with tattoos on her arms, were armed at the... more

Talk at CCC explores ‘explosion’ of harmful algal blooms

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry professor Dr. Greg Boyer delivered a wide-ranging presentation Thursday evening at Cayuga Community College on the topic of harmful algal blooms with a focus on what caused last year’s “explosion” of blooms on Cayuga County’s lakes. Boyer, who has been studying harmful algal blooms in some form for 45 years, started with a... more
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