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Vehicle engulfed in flames near Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius

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The Aurelius Fire Department responded to a car fire Monday afternoon. Photos from the scene show a vehicle fully-engulfed in flames upon arrival of first responders. Aurelius fire extinguish car engulfed in flames. (Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen) Gallery: https://t.co/xAKTJiSEgI — Kevin Rivoli (@KevinRivoli) April 8, 2019 The vehicle was pulled to the shoulder of the Arterial between Veterans Memorial Parkway... more

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES executive budget coming into focus

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES executive budget coming into focus
The proposed 2019-20 executive budget for Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES is set to be higher than the current year’s plan. Doug Tomandl, assistant superintendent for management, regional services and finance for BOCES led an explanation of the executive budget at a board of education meeting Thursday. The executive budget includes the superintendent’s office, the administrative and business offices and BOCES retiree health... more

Cayuga County-area village election results: Cayuga, Port Byron incumbents lose

Cayuga County-area village election results: Cayuga, Port Byron incumbents lose
Voters weighed in Tuesday as several of Cayuga County’s villages as well as Jordan and Skaneateles in Onondaga County held elections, with races for mayor, trustee, and in one case, village justice. Out of the races, only two were contested, with many incumbents going unopposed or newcomers taking vacated seats without a challenge. Here are results that were reported on... more

After renovation, Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles to welcome back guests

After renovation, Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles to welcome back guests
On Thursday morning, the Sherwood Inn was a flurry of activity. Saws whirred away on carpentry tables, a crane brought drywall up through a third-floor window and workers moved furniture all through the building — all to get what staff described as “the living room of Skaneateles” ready for Friday lunch after its first major renovation in years. “We are... more

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
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