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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

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
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